At the Mid Hour of Night by Thomas Moore

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At the mid hour of night, when stars are weeping, I fly
To the lone vale we loved, when life shone warm in thine eye;
And I think oft, if spirits can steal from the regions of air,
To revisit past scenes of delight, thou wilt come to me there,
And tell me our love is remembered, even in the sky.

Then I sing the wild song ’twas once such pleasure to hear
When our voices commingling breathed, like one, on the ear;
And, as Echo far off thro’ the vale my sad orison rolls,
I think, oh my love! ’tis thy voice from the Kingdom of Souls,[1]
Faintly answering still the notes that once were so dear.

[1] “There are countries.” says Montaigne, “where they believe the souls of the happy live in all manner of liberty, in delightful fields; and there it is those souls, repeating the words we utter, which we call Echo.”

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