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The Birds begun at Four oclock --

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 The Birds begun at Four o'clock --
Their period for Dawn --
A Music numerous as space --
But neighboring as Noon --

I could not count their Force --
Their Voices did expend
As Brook by Brook bestows itself
To multiply the Pond.
Their Witnesses were not -- Except occasional man -- In homely industry arrayed -- To overtake the Morn -- Nor was it for applause -- That I could ascertain -- But independent Ecstasy Of Deity and Men -- By Six, the Flood had done -- No Tumult there had been Of Dressing, or Departure -- And yet the Band was gone -- The Sun engrossed the East -- The Day controlled the World -- The Miracle that introduced Forgotten, as fulfilled.

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