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" I HAVE been here before, But when or how I cannot tell : I know the grass beyond the door, The sweet keen smell, The sighing sound, the lights around the shore. You have been mine before, — How long ago I may not know : But just when at that swallow's... "
The Grove: A Monthly Miscellany - Page 83
1891
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The Living Age ..., Volume 76

1863
...smell, The sighing sound, the lights around the shore. You have been mine before, How long ago I do not know; But just when, at that swallow's soar, Your...turned so, Some veil did fall, I knew it all of yore. Before may be again : Oh ! press my eyes into yonr neck. Shall wo not be forever lain Thus for Love's...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 26

American literature - 1870
...the grass beyond the door, The sweet keen smell, The sighing sound, the lights around the shore. 44 You have been mine before, — How long ago I may...so, Some veil did fall, — I knew it all of yore." And here is this poetry of the nerves still more skilfully caught : — " This is her picture as she...
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Poems, an offering to Lancashire [ed. by I. Craig-Knox].

Poems - English poetry - 1863 - 62 pages
...smell, The sighing sound, the lights around the shore. You have been mine before, How long ago I do not know: But just when, at that swallow's soar, Your...turned so, Some veil did fall, I knew it all of yore. Before may be again: Oh! press my eyes into your neck. Shall we not be for ever lain Thus for Love's...
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Latter-day lyrics, selected, with notes, by W.D. Adams

William Davenport Adams - 1878
...said—" Auf Wiedersehen ! " JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL. SUDDEN LIGHT. §HAVE been here before, But when or how I cannot tell : I know the grass beyond the door,...so, Some veil did fall, — I knew it all of yore. Has this been thus before ? And shall not thus time's eddying flight Still with our lives our love...
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Latter-day Lyrics: Being Poems of Sentiment and Reflection by Living Writers

William Davenport Adams - English poetry - 1878 - 388 pages
...Wiedersehm I " JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL. XVII. SUDDEN LIGHT. Gj'g HAVE been here before, *\ Po But when or how I cannot tell : I know the grass beyond the door,...so, Some veil did fall, — I knew it all of yore. Has this been thus before ? And shall not thus time's eddying flight Still with our lives our love...
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Latter-day Lyrics: Being Poems of Sentiment and Reflection by Living Writers

William Davenport Adams - English poetry - 1878 - 388 pages
...Wiedersehen!" JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL. XVII. SUDDEN LIGHT. CTg HAVE been here before, 6j ro But when or how I cannot tell: I know the grass beyond the door, The...swallow's soar Your neck turned so, Some veil did fall,—I knew it all of yore. Has this been thus before ? And shall not thus time's eddying flight...
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Poems

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - English poetry - 1881 - 294 pages
...fear takes flight, Shall leap against my side. SUDDEN LIGHT. I HAVE been here before, But when or how I cannot tell: I know the grass beyond the door, The...swallow's soar Your neck turned so, Some veil did fall,—I knew it all of yore. Has this been thus before ? And shall not thus time's eddying flight...
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The North American Review, Volume 138

North American review - 1884
...beautifully in one of the sonnets of the " House of Life" : " I have been here before, But when or how I cannot tell ; I know the grass beyond the door,...so, Some veil did fall,— I knew it all of yore." Walter Scott, too, spoke of it as the " sentiment of preexistence "; and owing to the natural tendency...
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Earth's Earliest Ages: And Their Connection with Modern Spiritualism and ...

George Hawkins Pember - Bible and spiritualism - 1884 - 480 pages
...keen smell, The sighing sound, the lights around the shore. " You have been mine before—- How long I may not know : But just when at that swallow's soar...so, Some veil did fall — I knew it all of yore. " Then, now — perchance again ! O round mine eyes your tresses shake ! Shall we not lie as we have...
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The Collected Works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Volume 1

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Blind tooled bindings - 1886
...fear takes flight, Shall leap against my side. SUDDEN LIGHT. I HAVE been here before, But when or how I cannot tell : I know the grass beyond the door,...so, Some veil did fall, — I knew it all of yore. Has this been thus before ? And shall not thus time's eddying flight Still with our lives our love...
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