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First Line: I could no tdwell here, it is all too fair
Last Line: Between the placid scene, and its unrest.
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Country Life; Lancashire, England


I could not dwell here, it is all too fair,
Too sunny, too luxuriant; those green fields,
With the rich shadows of their old oak trees,
Or the more graceful sweep of the light ash;
Fields where the skylark builds amid the grass,
Trees where the thrush's nest is on the boughs;
Those human dwellings, looking peace at least,
In gardens, with their growth of cultured flowers;
The quiet winding of that tideless stream,
Whose very movement is repose, whose waves
Are rarely stirred save by the falling rain,
Which comes when sunshine asks relief from showers;
I could not dwell here, it is far too fair,
For my heart feels the contrast all too much,
Between the placid scene, and its unrest.





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