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Ibant Obscuræ



To-night I saw three maidens on the beach,
  Dark-robed descending to the sea,
  So slow, so silent of all speech,
  And visible to me
  Only by that strange drift-light, dim, forlorn,
  Of the sun's wreck and clashing surges born.

  Each after other went,
  And they were gathered to his breast--
  It seemed to me a sacrament
  Of some stern creed unblest:
  As when to rocks, that cheerless girt the bay,
  They bound thy holy limbs, Andromeda.

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Thomas Edward Brown

Thomas Edward Brown Manx poet scholar and theologian was born at Douglas Isle of Man and educated at King Williams College more…

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