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First Line: Sweet streamlet bason! At thy side
Last Line: That home, of peace, if not of love.
Subject(s): Lakes; Pools; Ponds

SWEET streamlet bason! at thy side
Weary and faint within me cried
My longing heart, -- In such pure deep
How sweet it were to sit and sleep;
To feel each passage from without
Close up, -- above me and about,
Those circling waters crystal clear,
That calm impervious atmosphere!
There on thy pearly pavement pure,
To lean, and feel myself secure,
Or through the dim-lit inter-space,
Afar at whiles upgazing trace
The dimpling bubbles dance around
Upon thy smooth exterior face;
Or idly list the dreamy sound
Of ripples lightly flung, above
That home, of peace, if not of love.

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