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C.D. Warner, et al., comp. The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

From ‘The Dragon-Fly’

By Théophile Gautier (1811–1872)

UPON the heather sprinkled

With morning dew;

Upon the wild-rose bush;

Upon the shady trees;

Upon the hedges

Growing along the path;

Upon the modest and dainty


That droops its dreamy brow;

Upon the rye, like a green billow


By the winged caprice of the wind,

The dragon-fly gently rocks.