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To Night

By White, Joseph Blanco

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Book Id: WPLBN0000710896
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Reproduction Date: 2007
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Title: To Night  
Author: White, Joseph Blanco
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Poetry, Verse drama
Collections: Poetry Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Excerpt: MYSTERIOUS Night! when our first parent knew // Thee from report divine, and heard thy name, // Did he not tremble for this lovely frame, // This glorious canopy of light and blue? // Yet 'neath a curtain of translucent dew, // Bathed in the rays of the great setting flame, // Hesperus with the host of heaven came, // And lo! Creation widened in man's view. // Who could have thought such darkness lay concealed // Within thy beams, O Sun, or who could find, // Whilst fly and leaf and insect stood revealed, // That to such countless orbs thou mad'st us blind! // Why do we then shun death with anxious strife? // If Light can thus deceive, wherefore not Life?


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