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English Poetry II: From Collins to Fitzgerald.
The Harvard Classics. 1909–14.

Thomas Moore

492. Echo

HOW sweet the answer Echo makes

To Music at night

When, roused by lute or horn, she wakes,

And far away o’er lawns and lakes

Goes answering light!

Yet Love hath echoes truer far

And far more sweet

Than e’er, beneath the moonlight’s star,

Of horn or lute or soft guitar

The songs repeat.

’Tis when the sigh,—in youth sincere

And only then,

The sigh that’s breathed for one to hear—

Is by that one, that only dear

Breathed back again.