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A volume of poems by Ruth Pitter, published in 1950, being a selection from earlier volumes A Trophy of Arms, The Spirit Watches, and The Bridge. It was published by the Cresset Press in London and had a title and jacket illustration by Joan Hassall. It cost 10/6.

The title poem "Urania" begins:

Winter and night, the white frost and the darkness
fall, and the hands of life release the spirit;
gladly she goes hence to her starry pasture.

and ends:

It is Urania: through the darkened woodland
now she advances: now she brings her vestal
lamp to the tomb, with nameless consolation.

U*ra"ni*a (?), n. [L., from Gr. , i. e., the Heavenly, fr. heavenly, fr. heaven.]

1. Class. Myth.

One of the nine Muses, daughter of Zeus by Mnemosyne, and patron of astronomy.

2. Zool.

A genus of large, brilliantly colored moths native of the West Indies and South America. Their bright colored and tailed hind wings and their diurnal flight cause them to closely resemble butterflies.


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