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By the stream so cool and clear

Language: English

By the stream so cool and clear, 
And thro' the caves where breezes languish, 
Soothing still my tender anguish,
Hoping still to find my lover, 
I have wander'd far and near,
O where shall I the youth discover!

Sleeps he in your breezy shade, 
Ye rocks with moss and ivy waving, 
On some bank where wild waves laving,
Murmur thro' the twisted willow; 
On that bank, O were I laid,
How soft should be my lover's pillow!

Laving = lashing

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


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Text added to the website: 2012-10-04.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:04
Line count: 12
Word count: 77

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