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Autumn and Winter.


III.

One went before, one after, but so fast
They seem gone hence together, from the shore
Whence we now gaze: yet ere the mightier passed
 One went before;


One whose whole heart of love, being set of yore
On that high joy which music lends us, cast
Light round him forth of music's radiant store.


Then went, while earth on winter glared aghast,
The mortal god he worshipped, through the door
Wherethrough so late, his lover to the last,
 One went before.