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Quotation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There is a mountain in the distant West That, sun-defying, in its deep ravines Displays a cross of snow upon its side. Such is the cross I wear upon my breast These eighteen years, through all the changing scenes And seasons, changeless since the day she died.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1809–1882), U.S. poet. The Cross of Snow (l. 9–14). . .
Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Press.
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