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[163] And freely from the cherry-bough
     Above the casement swinging,
With golden bosom to the sun,
     The oriole was singing.

As bird and flower made plain of old
     The lesson of the Teacher,
So now I heard the written Word
     Interpreted by Nature!

For to my ear me thought the breeze
     Bore Freedom's blessed word on;
Thus saith the Lord: Break every yoke,
     Undo the heavy burden!


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