Clear, placid Leman! thy contrasted lake
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Clear, placid Leman!  thy contrasted lake,
With the wide world I dwelt in, is a thing
Which warns me, with its stillness, to forsake
Earth's troubled waters for a purer spring.
This quiet sail is as a noiseless wing
To waft me from distraction;  once I loved
Torn ocean's roar, but thy soft murmuring
Sounds sweet as if a sister's voice reproved,
That I with stern delights should e'er have been so moved.

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Confirmed with The Works of the Right Hon. Lord Byron, Volume One, London: John Murray, 1815; also confirmed with Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, a Romaunt: and Other Poems, eighth edition, London: John Murray, 1814. Appears in Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, in Canto the Third, no. 85, page 47.


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