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AT A HALL-ROOM WINDOW, by            
First Line: She lives in the square below me there
Last Line: But moves in a circle above me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Daly, T. A.
Subject(s): Longing; Love


SHE lives in the Square below me there.
Ah! me, if she'd only love me.
But she walks abroad with her head in the air
Supremely oblivious of me.
Time was when the Square was queenly, too,
Ere Commerce, changing old orders,
Found a foothold here for the parvenu,
For shops, for us bachelor boarders.
The house of her fathers, square and brown,
Grand manse of the olden city,
Seems looking down on the tawdry town
With a mixture of scorn and pity.
This look of her house, austere, aloof,
Rests now on her high-bred features,
When she issues forth from beneath her roof
To walk among meaner creatures.
I sit at my window under the eaves
And yearn to be there beside her,
But a gulf between like the ocean heaves,
For never a gulf was wider.
She lives in the Square below me there --
Ah! me, if she'd only love me!
She lives in the Square below me there,
But moves in a circle above me.





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