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murmur

formerly, to defame a judge.
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5 I cannot see what flowers are at my feet, Nor what soft incense hangs upon the boughs, But, in embalmed darkness, guess each sweet Wherewith the seasonable month endows The grass, the thicket, and the fruit-tree wild; White hawthorn, and the pastoral eglantine; Fast fading violets cover 'd up in leaves; And mid-May's eldest child, The coming musk-rose, full of dewy wine, The murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves.
But nowhere was any sign of husbandry -plow or tool; in no direction was a planted field in sight -only a gaunt weatherstained ruin in a sombre grove through which the breeze drew with a sad, murmurous sound.
The most arid stretch is often richest, the hand lifting towards a fig tree from hunger digging and there is water, clear, supple, or there deep in the sand where death sleeps, a murmurous bubbling proclaims the blackness that will ease and burn.
Rain in the glimmering street-- Murmurous, rhythmical beat; Shadows that flicker and fly; Blue of wet road, of wet sky, (Gray in the depths and the heights); Orange of numberless lights, Shapes fleeting on, going by.