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And thus the sick man on his bed,
     The toiler to his task-work bound,
Behold their prison-walls outspread,
     Their clipped horizon widen round!
While freedom-giving fancy waits,
     Like Peter's angel at the gates,
The power is theirs to baffle care and pain,
     To bring the lost world back, and make it theirs again!

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