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s given; Nor strife profane, nor hatred wound, The mingled loves of earth and heaven. Thou, who didst soothe with dying breath The dear one watching by Thy cross, Forgetful of the pains of death In sorrow for her mighty loss, In memory of that tender claim, O Mother-born, the offering take, And make it worthy of Thy name, And bless it for a mother's sake!
A Spiritual Manifestation.
Read at the President's Levee, Brown University, 29th 6th month, 1870. to-day the plant by Williams set Its summer bloom discloses; The wilding sweetbrier of his prayers Is crowned with cultured roses. Once more the Island State repeats The lesson that he taught her, And binds his pearl of charity Upon her brown-locked daughter. Is't fancy that he watches still His Providence plantations? That still the careful Founder takes A part on these occasions? Methinks I see that reverend form, Which all of us so well know: He rises up to speak; he jogs The presidential elbow. ‘Good friends,’