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A PRAIRIE SUNSET.

Shot gold, maroon and violet, dazzling silver, emerald, fawn,
The earth's whole amplitude and Nature's multiform power con-
sign'd for once to colors;
The light, the general air possess'd by them—colors till now un-
known,
No limit, confine—not the Western sky alone—the high meri-
dian—North, South, all,
Pure luminous color fighting the silent shadows to the last.

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