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XXI.

Home of my heart! to me more fair
     Than gay Versailles or Windsor's halls,
The painted, shingly town-house where
     The freeman's vote for Freedom falls!
The simple roof where prayer is made,
     Than Gothic groin and colonnade;
The living temple of the heart of man,
     Than Rome's sky-mocking vault, or many-spired Milan!

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