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George Parsons Lathrop

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George Parsons Lathrop was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1851. He was the author of Dreams and Days (Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1892) and Rose and Roof-Tree (James R. Osgood, 1875), as well as several works of prose, including In the Distance: A Novel (J. R. Osgood, 1882). He died in New York City in 1898.

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When the leaves, by thousands thinned,
A thousand times have whirled in the wind,
And the moon, with hollow cheek,
Staring from her hollow height,
Consolation seems to seek
From the dim, reechoing night;
And the fog-streaks dead and white
Lie like ghosts of lost delight
O'er highest earth and lowest sky;
Then,
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Valleys lay in sunny vapor,  
   And a radiance mild was shed
From each tree that like a taper
   At a feast stood. Then we said,
   "Our feast, too, shall soon be spread,
          Of good Thanksgiving turkey."

And already still November
   Drapes her snowy table here.