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THE SISTERS' TRAGEDY
WITH OTHER POEMS,
LYRICAL AND DRAMATIC. BY
THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH
CONTENTS
THE SISTERS' TRAGEDY
THE LAST CAESAR
IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY
ALEC YEATON'S SON
AT THE FUNERAL OF A MINOR POET
BATUSCHKA
ACT V
TENNYSON
THE SHIPMAN'S TALE
"I VEX ME NOT WITH BROODING ON THE YEARS"
MONODY ON THE DEATH OF WENDELL PHILLIPS
INTERLUDES
ECHO-SONG
A MOOD
GUILIELMUS REX
"PILLARED ARCH AND SCULPTURED TOWER
THRENODY
SESTET
A TOUCH OF NATURE
MEMORY
"I'LL NOT CONFER WITH SORROW"
A DEDICATION
NO SONGS IN WINTER
"LIKE CRUSOE, WALKING BY THE LONELY STRAND
THE LETTER
SARGENT'S PORTRAIT OF EDWIN BOOTH AT "THE PLAYERS"
PAULINE PAVLOVNA
BAGATELLE.
CORYDON: A PASTORAL
AT A READING
THE MENU
AN ELECTIVE COURSE
L'EAU DORMANTE
THALIA
PALINODE
A PETITION
THE SISTERS' TRAGEDY
A. D. 1670
AGLAE, a widow
MURIEL, her unmarried sister.
IT happened once, in that brave land that lies
For half the twelvemonth wrapt in sombre skies,
Two sisters loved one man. He being dead,
Grief loosed the lips of her he had not wed,
And all the passion that through heavy years
Had masked in smiles unmasked itself in tears.
No purer love may mortals know than this,
The hidden love that guards another's bliss.
High in a turret's westward-facing room,
Whose painted window held the sunset's bloom,
The two together grieving, each to each
Unveiled her soul with sobs and broken speech.


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