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        BETWEEN the moaning of the mountain stream
            And the hoarse thunder of the Atlantic deep,
            An outcast from the peaceful realms of sleep
        I lie, and hear as in a fever-dream
        The homeless night-wind in the darkness

            And wail around the inaccessible steep
            Down whose gaunt sides the spectral torrents leap
        From crag to crag,— till almost I could deem
        The plaided ghosts of buried centuries
            Were mustering in the glens with bow and spear
            And shadowy hounds to hunt the shadowy deer,
        Mix in phantasmal sword-play, or, with eyes
            Of wrath and pain immortal, wander o’er
            Loved scenes where human footstep comes no more

                                                                                    NOËL PATON.

MLA citation:

Paton, Sir Noël. “In Shadowland.” The Evergreen: A Northern Seasonal, vol. 2, Autumn 1895, p. 121. Evergreen Digital Edition, edited by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, 2016-2018. Yellow Nineties 2.0,Ryerson University Centre for Digital Humanities, 2019.