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A narrow Fellow in the Grass
Occasionally rides--
What though the radiance which was once so bright
Be now for ever taken from my sight,
It is the test of a novel writer's art that he conceal his snake-in-the-grass; but the reader may be sure that it is always there.
Whenever we awoke in the night, still eking out our dreams with half-awakened thoughts, it was not till after an interval, when th ...
To beguile the time,
Look like the time, bear welcome in your eye,
O serpent heart, hid with a flow'ring face!
There's a snake lurking in the grass.
The path was a vague parting in the grass
That led us to a weathered windowsill.
Dear common flower, that grow'st beside the way,
Fringing the dusty road with harmless gold,
He held the world upon his nose
And this-a-way he gave a fling.
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