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"I know a bank"

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I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,

Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,

Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,

With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:. . .

I wish I could see Shakespeare's bank.

The image is from The Blessed Damozel,
by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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