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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
Robert Bridges. b. 1844
  
833. Spirits
  
ANGEL spirits of sleep, 
White-robed, with silver hair, 
In your meadows fair, 
Where the willows weep, 
And the sad moonbeam         5
On the gliding stream 
Writes her scatter'd dream: 
 
Angel spirits of sleep, 
Dancing to the weir 
In the hollow roar  10
Of its waters deep; 
Know ye how men say 
That ye haunt no more 
Isle and grassy shore 
With your moonlit play;  15
That ye dance not here, 
White-robed spirits of sleep, 
All the summer night 
Threading dances light? 
 
 
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