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Arthur Peterson

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Arthur Peterson was born on September 20, 1851, in Philadelphia. From 1868 to 1874, he served as an editor of the Saturday Evening Post. He is the author of Sigurd: A Poem (G. W. Jacobs, 1910) and Andvari’s Ring (C. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1916). In his introduction to The Poems of Arthur Peterson (G. W. Jacobs, 1912), Richard Henry Stoddard writes, “we find everywhere the sound, manly common sense which distinguished the earlier generation of American poets and imparted solidity and dignity to all they wrote.” He died in 1932.

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Out I went into the meadow, 
Where the moon was shining brightly, 
And the oak-tree's lengthening shadows 
On the sloping sward did lean; 
For I longed to see the goblins, 
And the dainty-footed fairies, 
And the gnomes, who dwell in caverns, 
But come forth on Halloween. 
"All the spirits, good and evil,