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[326] Not less to them the breath of vineyards blown
     From off the Cyprian shore,
Not less for them the Alps in sunset shone,
     That man they valued more.
A life of beauty lends to all it sees
     The beauty of its thought;
And fairest forms and sweetest harmonies
     Make glad its way, unsought.

In sweet accordancy of praise and love,
     The singing waters run;
And sunset mountains wear in light above
     The smile of duty done;
Sure stands the promise,—ever to the meek
     A heritage is given;
Nor lose they Earth who, single-hearted, seek
     The righteousness of Heaven!


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