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 From the pulpit read the preacher, “Goodman Garvin and his wife
Fain would thank the Lord, whose kindness has followed them through life,
For the great and crowning mercy, that their daughter, from the wild,
Where she rests (they hope in God's peace), has sent to them her child;
And the prayers of all God's people they ask, that they may prove
Not unworthy, through their weakness, of such special proof of love. “
As the preacher prayed, uprising, the aged couple stood,
And the fair Canadian also, in her modest maidenhood.
Thought the elders, grave and doubting, ‘She is Papist born and bred;’
Thought the young men, “Tis an angel in Mary Garvin's stead.”
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