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[148] “O kin of blood! Thy life of use
     And patient trust is more than mine;
And wiser than the gray recluse
     This child of thine.

For, taught of him whom God hath sent,
     That toil is praise, and love is prayer,
I come, life's cares and pains content
     With thee to share. “

Even as his foot the threshold crossed,
     The hermit's better life began;
Its holiest saint the Thebaid lost,
     And found a man!

1854.

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