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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 Sunshine of Thine Eyes

By George Parsons Lathrop (1851–1898)

THE SUNSHINE of thine eyes,

(O still, celestial beam!)

Whatever it touches it fills

With the life of its lambent gleam.

The sunshine of thine eyes,

Oh, let if fall on me!

Though I be but a mote of the air,

I could turn to gold for thee.