SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY, LIKE THE NIGHT

By Lord Byron
  1. She walks in beauty, like the night
  2. Of cloudless climes and starry skies,
  3. And all that's best of dark and bright
  4. Meets in her aspect and her eyes;
  5. Thus mellow'd to that tender light
  6. Which Heaven to gaudy day denies.
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  8. One shade the more, one ray the less,
  9. Had half impair'd the nameless grace
  10. Which waves in every raven tress
  11. Or softly lightens o'er her face,
  12. Where thoughts serenely sweet express
  13. How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
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  15. And on that cheek and o'er that brow
  16. So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
  17. The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
  18. But tell of days in goodness spent,—
  19. A mind at peace with all below,
  20. A heart whose love is innocent.
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