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Andrew Lang Poem
Ballade Of The Midnight Forest
 by Andrew Lang

Still sing the mocking fairies, as of old,
Beneath the shade of thorn and holly-tree;
The west wind breathes upon them, pure and cold,
And wolves still dread Diana roaming free
In secret woodland with her company.
'Tis thought the peasants' hovels know her rite
When now the wolds are bathed in silver light,
And first the moonrise breaks the dusky grey,
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  • 04/20/1875 - Vladimir Vidrić - Croatian poet and lawyer (d. 1909)
  • 04/20/1826 - Dinah Craik - English author and poet (d. 1887)

Deaths on this day in history

  • 04/20/1982 - Archibald MacLeish - American poet
  • 04/20/1902 - Joaquim de Sousa Andrade - Brazilian poet and educator (b. 1833)
  • 04/20/1643 - Christoph Demantius - German composer and poet (b. 1567)