by Emily Brontë (1818 - 1848)

Why do I hate that lone green dell?
Language: English 
Why do I hate that lone green dell?
Buried in moors and mountains wild
That is a place I had loved [so]1 well
Had I but seen it [as]2 a child


The earth shone round with a long lost charm
Alas I forgot I was not the same
Before a day an hour passed by
My spirit knew itself once more

I saw the gilded vapours fly
And leave me as I was before

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1 Bronte: "too"
2 Bronte: "when"
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