by Emily Brontë (1818 - 1848)

The sun has set, and the long grass now
Language: English 
 The sun has set, and the long grass [now]1
 Waves [dreamily]2 in the evening wind; 
 [And the wild bird has flown from that old gray stone 
 In some warm nook a couch to find. 

 In all the lonely landscape round 
 I see no [light]3 and hear no sound, 
 Except the wind [that far away]4
 Come sighing o'er the healthy sea.]5

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1 omitted by Mitchell.
2 Fisk: "dreaming"
3 Mitchell: "sight"
4 Mitchell: "which"
5 omitted by Fisk


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