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EVENING AMONG THE ALPS, by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: Soft skies of italy! How richly drest
Last Line: And roves the alpine gale o'er solitudes afar.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Alps; Mountains; Hills; Downs (great Britain)

SOFT skies of Italy! how richly drest,
Smile these wild scenes in your purpureal glow;
What glorious hues, reflected from the west,
Float o'er the dwellings of eternal snow!
You torrent, foaming down the granite steep,
Sparkles all brilliance in the setting beam;
Dark glens beneath in shadowy beauty sleep,
Where pipes the goatherd by his mountain-stream.

Now from yon peak departs the vivid ray,
That still at eve its lofty temple knows;
From rock and torrent fade the tints away,
And all is wrapt in twilight's deep repose:
While through the pine-wood gleams the vesper-star,
And roves the Alpine gale o'er solitudes afar.

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