"I woke to hear the lullaby" ["The Arve at Chamouni"] [poem]
I woke to hear the lullaby a
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520

Of the fie swift river rolling by
Monotonous yet beautiful
Ever t the gentle pebbly swift swell
Of ever And every ripple lent his plash
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5

Joining in chorus wi
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525

Of m every mighty mountain stream
That joyful sung his morning hymn
His iris glory round him quivering
Where his white showery falls were shivering
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10

There is a melancholy smile
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530

On natures features fair the while
When the dank dews descending grey,
Weep for the loss of parting day
There is a sad and soft complaining
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15

In the light breeze when day is waning
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535

The evening star is fair and full
But it is passing sorrowfull
And merry is the laughing light
That blushes oer the heavens height
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20

That stream and bird and for breeze and tree
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540

V For very joy sing merrily
When wakes the morn the morn the mountain snows
From their cold fixed pale repose
It was a most enchanting vision
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25

The morning mists had upwards risen
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545

And floating in the fields of air
Lay in long lines most calmly there
You could not call them clouds I wist
They were not smoke they were not mist
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30

They were a sort of visible breeze,
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550

Touching the tops of the pine trees
That as we passed beneath, and strook
Their stretchy branches ever shook
The laughing showers of lightso dancing dew
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35

Reflecting every rainbow hue
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555

Or clinging to the clusters dank
of bright green moss upon the bank
And where those pines their crests had cloven
How rich the sun was interwoven
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40

And smiling through the leafy shade
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560

Among the spangled grass it played
And drank the dew from flower and blade
Melting the heavy drops to air
That so dragged down the gossamer
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45