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In Memoriam A.H.H.

         
            CXXII.
             
      Oh, wast thou with me, dearest, then,
          While I rose up against my doom,
          And yearn’d to burst the folded gloom,
      To bare the eternal Heavens again,

      To feel once more, in placid awe,
          The strong imagination roll
          A sphere of stars about my soul,
      In all her motion one with law;

      If thou wert with me, and the grave
          Divide us not, be with me now,
          And enter in at breast and brow,
      Till all my blood, a fuller wave,

      Be quicken’d with a livelier breath,
          And like an inconsiderate boy,
          As in the former flash of joy,
      I slip the thoughts of life and death;

      And all the breeze of Fancy blows,
          And every dew-drop paints a bow,
          The wizard lightnings deeply glow,
      And every thought breaks out a rose.
       


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