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    Don Mark Lemon
Excerpt from book: ROSABELL. PART I. O dales of Arcady, adieu! I've looked upon a fairer land: An air comes to me from its strand, An echo from its mountains blue. May brings her roses here and dreams: June comes upon the laden air, Unclasps the jewels in her hair And revels by the limpid streams. The undulating meads of gold Are newly washed in freshest dew, And milder winds than ever blew In Tempe warm the leafy mold. Far off the deep-starred western sea, Dyed by unnumbered sunsets bright, Sends back a silver shaft of light To Phoebe o'er the greenwood tree. The gates of morning in the east Are founded by a crystal lake, Wherein a second morn doth break, And light and beauty are increast. The gates of evening sweep the sea And open outward on the deep: Here Day goes forth and balmy Sleep Comes in with spirit company. Sweet land, thy light is on my page: Thy name is like a woman's name— Beloved! And he that dare defame A wrestling spirit shall engage. But 'tis of Rosabell I sing, Chiefly of her, bright land and free: So breathe her name again to me, And I will touch a sweeter string. Of Rosabell—and Theodore! Ah, Muse, forget not his dear name, And with the gold of summer frame This constant pair forevermore. Ere yonder budded tulip sprung, Where sucks the summer-nourished bee A bark lay dancing on the sea, The blue and sunny waves among. The gentle winds that kist its side And bore it to yon silver strand Brought Summer also in the land, And clothed the valleys as a bride. At twilight from this white-winged bark A little maiden stepped ashore And danced along the pebbled floor Of ocean, with eyes all dewy dark. Then upward passed from those moist sands, Her soft eyes closed in balmy rest, The sweetest dr...  
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