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LINES ON THE GRAVE OF A CHILD.
I have a flower, that press'd the mouth
Although its leaves look pale and dry,
Oh,changed the hour since thou didst rest
I gave thee on that morn of mourning,-
"A cloud came over my soul." O WELCOME is the Cloud of Night That makes the morrow's dawn more dear, Or Dewy Veil that falleth light The Summer's fervid breast to cheer: The Thunder-cloud of fate and fear Doth in its folds a blessing bring, And weeps in showers its wasteful shock: Even Winter's rudest Storms but rock The cradle of the Spring.
But ah! far other are the Clouds
That wrapt the sickening soul in gloom, That clothe the heaven in funeral shrouds, And darken like a living tomb
This beauteous Earth,-whose breathing bloom
Might sooth the sullen heart of care-
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