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Quotation by George Darley
In his green den the murmuring seal
Close by his sleek companion lies;
While singly we to bedward steal,
And close in fruitless sleep our eyes.
George Darley (1795–1846), Irish poet. The Mermaiden's Vesper Hymn (l. 9–12).
OBNC. Oxford Book of Nineteenth-Century English Verse, The. John Hayward, ed. (1964; reprinted, with corrections, 1965) Oxford University Press.
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