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THE WANDERER: 5. IN HOLLAND: GOING BACK AGAIN, by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: I dreamed that I walked in italy
Last Line: A knife across her throat.
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Owen; Lytton, 1st Earl Of; Lytton, Robert
Variant Title(s): Check To Song
Subject(s): Dreams; Murder; Netherlands; Travel; Nightmares; Holland; Dutch People; Journeys; Trips

I dream'd that I walk'd in Italy,
When the day was going down,
By a water that silently wander'd by
Thro' an old dim-lighted town,
Till I came to a palace fair to see.
Wide open the windows were.
My love at a window sat; and she
Beckon'd me up the stair. . . .
When I came to the little rose-colour'd room,
From the curtains out flew a bat.
The window was open: and in the gloom
My love at the window sat.
She sat with her guitar on her knee,
But she was not singing a note,
For someone had drawn (ah, who could it be?)
A knife across her throat.

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