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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

The River-God

By Charles Henry Lüders (1858–1891)

A GIANT docile to obey your will,

A comrade,—a companion,—a refrain

Threading a dream; yet, laughing like a rill,

He’ll bear your drownèd body to the main.