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p. 57


Cold is the rain and cold the wind,
    The cock gives dawn shrill greeting;
But a shadow steals across the blind,
    And oh! my heart is beating.

The rain drives down, the wind tears past,
    The cock shrills through the gloaming;
But love is in the house at last,
    And sorrow flies his homing.

Though the world look dark through wind and rain,
    And the dismal cock's a-crowing;
I'll sigh no more for the nights to wane,
    And its oh! for the red dawn's glowing.

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