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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
England: Vols. I–IV. 1876–79.

Lyme Regis

At Lyme Regis

By Francis Turner Palgrave (1824–1897)

CALM, azure, marble sea,

As a fair palace pavement largely spread,

Where the gray bastions of the eternal hills

Lean over languidly,

Bosomed with leafy trees, and garlanded!

Peace is on all I view;

Sunshine and peace; earth clear as heaven one hour;

Save where the sailing cloud its dusky line

Ruffles along the blue,

Brushed by the soft wing of the silent shower.

In no profounder calm

Did the great Spirit over ocean brood,

Ere the first hill his yet unclouded crest

Reared, or the first fair palm

Doubled her maiden beauty in the flood.