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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps. A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes. 1891.
Vols. IX–XI: Literature of the Republic, Part IV., 1861–1889


By James Benjamin Kenyon (1858–1924)

[From In Realms of Gold. 1887.]

SHE sleeps, and may her peaceful rest

Unbroken be;

The flowers that nod above her breast

She cannot see;

To warbling bird, to purling brook,

Deaf are her ears;

Sealed is the volume of the book

Of her brief years.

So let her rest; she will not heed

The tales they tell;

She recks not now of word or deed—

She slumbers well.