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[The following poetical tributes, by Mrs. J. H. Hanaford, to the memory of Margaret, of our mother, and our noble and true-hearted brother Eugene, seem to me deserving of a place in this Appendix. No such tribute of affection and honor can fail to be grateful to those who cherish in holy remembrance the members of my family now so fast gathering on the eternal shores. In the closing part of ‘At Home and Abroad’ I have collected other tributes to my sister, both in prose and verse, which the reader who desires can there find.—Ed.]

The ascended saint.

[Suggested by the recent death of Mrs. Margaret Fuller, the honored mother of the late Margaret, Countess d'ossoli.]

Brightly the morning of the Sabbath dawned,
     And swiftly vanished all the stars of night;
Like them to be unseen, but still shine on,
     A Christian spirit took its upward flight.

Her years on earth were many, and those years
     All filled with usefulness and holy love;
Sorrow had disciplined her soul for heaven,
     And trials fitted her for rest above.

Shall we in sackcloth mourn when such depart-
     Freed spirits, like fair uncaged birds, to soar
Far up and on toward wisdom infinite,
     Mid glories mortal minds may not explore?

O, no! we'll lift on high a triumph song;
     Jubilate! all her griefs are o'er.
Loved ones are left; but O! she greeteth now
     The loved and wept for who had gone before.

Death hath removed each dark veil from her eye,
     And radiant spirits walk with her in white;
No sea in heaven shrouds their beloved forms,
     No sorrow there, no weary, gloomy night.


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