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From a City Window (1874)

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From a City Window

I hear the feet below
In the dark street;
They hurry and shuffle by,
And go, on errands bitter or sweet,
Whither I cannot know.
A bird troubles the night
From the green plane
And in my breast again
Vague memories of delight
Arise from the spirit's night,
And pass into it again
And the hurrying restless feet
On errands I cannot know,
Like a great tide ebb and flow.

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Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Baronet was an English composer, teacher and historian of music.

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