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[289] The henchman dug at dawn a grave
     Beneath the hemlocks brown,
And to the desert's keeping gave
     The lord of fief and town.

Years after, when the Sieur Champlain
     Sailed up the unknown stream,
And Norembega proved again
     A shadow and a dream,

He found the Norman's nameless' grave
     Within the hemlock's shade,
And, stretching wide its arms to save,
     The sign that God had made,

The cross-boughed tree that marked the spot
     And made it holy ground:
He needs the earthly city not
     Who hath the heavenly found.

1869.

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