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MEASURES OF VERSE
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She is far | from the land | where her young | hero sleeps, And lov | ers around | her are sigh | ing;
But coldly she turns from their gaze and weeps ; For her heart in his grave is 1) ing.
Moore.
Note here that the first verse is the only symme­trical one in the stanza, yet the melody throughout is perfect.
There the war | rior lay stretched | in the midst | of his pride, And the bride | groom fell dead | by the corpse | of his bride Unwept was the lyre, and forsaken the lute, And the lips of the minstrel for ever was mute.
Anon. " Pompeii."
And the rose | like a nymph | to the bath | addrest, Which unveil | ed the depth | of her glow | ing breast, Till fold | after fold | to the faint | ing air The soul | of her beau | ty and love | lay bare.
Shelley.
I come, | I come, ! ye have call | ed me long,
I come | o'er the mount | ain with light | and song;
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