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Ix> homeward.

W. H. Channing.

Last, having thus revealed all I could love
And having received all love bestowed on it,
I would die: so preserving through my course
God full on me, as I was full on men:
And He would grant my prayer—‘I have gone through
All loveliness of life; make more for me,
If not for men,—or take me to Thyself,
Eternal, Infinite Love!’

Till another open for me
     In God's Eden-land unknown,
With an angel at the doorway,
     White with gazing at His Throne;
And a saint's voice in the palm-trees, singing,—‘all is lost, and won.’

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