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Edward Rowland Sill

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Edward Rowland Sill was born in 1841 in Windsor, Connecticut. He wrote The Hermitage and other poems (1868) and The Venus of Milo: and other poems (1883). Sill died in 1887.

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Brook,
Be still,—be still!
Midnight’s arch is broken
In thy ceaseless ripples.
Dark and cold below them
Runs the troubled water,—
Only on its bosom,
Shimmering and trembling,
Doth the glinted star-shine
                  Sparkle and cease.

                  Life,