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[111] From the eternal shadow rounding
     All our sun and starlight here,
Voices of our lost ones sounding
     Bid us be of heart and cheer,
Through the silence, down the spaces, falling on the inward ear.

Know we not our dead are looking
     Downward with a sad surprise,
All our strife of words rebuking
     With their mild and loving eyes?
Shall we grieve the holy angels? Shall we cloud
     their blessed skies?

Let us draw their mantles o'er us
     Which have fallen in our way;
Let us do the work before us,
     Cheerly, bravely, while we may,
Ere the long night-silence cometh, and with us it is not day!

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