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Fragment: 'Methought I Was a Billow in the Crowd'

Published by Rossetti, "Complete Poetical Works of P. B. S.", 1870.

Methought I was a billow in the crowd
Of common men, that stream without a shore,
That ocean which at once is deaf and loud;
That I, a man, stood amid many more
By a wayside..., which the aspect bore 
Of some imperial metropolis,
Where mighty shapes—pyramid, dome, and tower—
Gleamed like a pile of crags—