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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

Woodbines in October

By Charlotte Fiske Bates (1838–1916)

[From Risk, and Other Poems. 1879.]

AS dyed in blood, the streaming vines appear,

While long and low the wind about them grieves;

The heart of Autumn must have broken here,

And poured its treasure out upon the leaves.