The Children of the Night (1921)

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The Children of the Night  (1921) 
by Edwin Arlington Robinson


THE CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT

The Children of the Night

A Book of Poems

BY

EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON


NEW YORK

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

1921

COPYRIGHT, 1896 AND 1897, BY EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

THE SCRIBNER PRESS

TO THE MEMORY

OF

MY FATHER AND MOTHER

CONTENTS

PAGE

The Children of the Night
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11
Three Quatrains
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13
The World
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16
An Old Story
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17
Ballade of a Ship
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18
Ballade by the Fire
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20
Ballade of Broken Flutes
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22
Ballade of Dead Friends
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24
Her Eyes
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26
Two Men
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28
Villanelle of Change
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29
John Evereldown
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30
Luke Havergal
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32
The House on the Hill
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34
Richard Cory
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35
Two Octaves
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36
Calvary
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38
Dear Friends
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39
The Story of the Ashes and the Flame
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40
For Some Poems by Matthew Arnold
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41
Amaryllis
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42
Kosmos
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43
Zola
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44
The Pity of the Leaves
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45
Aaron Stark
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46
The Garden
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47
Cliff Klingenhagen
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48
Charles Carville’s Eyes
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49
The Dead Village
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50
Boston
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51
Two Sonnets
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52
The Clerks
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54
Fleming Helphenstine
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55
For a Book by Thomas Hardy
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56
Thomas Hood
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57
The Miracle
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58
Horace to Leuconoë
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59
Reuben Bright
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60
The Altar
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61
The Tavern
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62
Sonnet
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63
George Crabbe
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64
Credo
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65
On the Night of a Friend's Wedding
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66
Sonnet
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67
Verlaine
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68
Sonnet
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69
Supremacy
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70
The Night Before
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71
Walt Whitman
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85
The Chorus of Old Men in "Ægeus"
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86
The Wilderness
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88
Octaves
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91
Two Quatrains
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116
Romance
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118
The Torrent
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120
L’Envoi
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121


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1935, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.