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10444.24,19)

HARVARD
UNIVERSITY

LIBRARY
MAK 6 1961

COME L'UOM S'ETERNA.

-Dante.

DEDICATION.

APRIL 5, 1892.

The trembling movement of a joy too pure

To dwell with dust has ceased ; gone is a joy

Whose memory no sorrow can destroy-
The more than forty years of love as sure
As God's high promises. Truth must endure.

Love crowns the bended head when no alloy

Of low desire rings base, no cares annoy,
And the soul sits in sight of God secure.
O wife with God, loved next to God, true wife !

To thee these careful words I dedicate,
Which through long time pursue the path of lise

Where England treads the way that thou hast trod Of simple Duty, glad to work and wait,

And bring her children to the love of God.

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