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In Memoriam A.H.H.

         
            CXXV.
             
      Whatever I have said or sung,
          Some bitter notes my harp would give,
          Yea, tho’ there often seem’d to live
      A contradiction on the tongue,

      Yet Hope had never lost her youth;
          She did but look through dimmer eyes;
          Or Love but play’d with gracious lies,
      Because he felt so fix’d in truth:

      And if the song were full of care,
          He breathed the spirit of the song;
          And if the words were sweet and strong
      He set his royal signet there;

      Abiding with me till I sail
          To seek thee on the mystic deeps,
          And this electric force, that keeps
      A thousand pulses dancing, fail.
       


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