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Lewis Morris

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The wind that sighs before the dawn
Chases the gloom of night,
The curtains of the East are drawn,
And suddenly—'t is light.
Le Vent de l'Esprit, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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