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[20] Not to idle dreams and trances,
     Length of face, and solemn tone,
But to Faith, in daily striving
     And performance shown.

Earnest toil and strong endeavor
     Of a spirit which within
Wrestles with familiar evil
     And besetting sin;

And without, with tireless vigor,
     Steady heart, and weapon strong,
In the power of truth assailing
     Every form of wrong.

Guided thus, how passing lovely
     Is the track of Woolman's feet!
And his brief and simple record
     How serenely sweet!

O'er life's humblest duties throwing
     Light the earthling never knew,
Freshening all its dark waste places
     As with Hermon's dew.

All which glows in Pascal's pages,
     All which sainted Guion sought,
Or the blue-eyed German Rahel
     Half-unconscious taught:

Beauty, such as Goethe pictured,
     Such as Shelley dreamed of, shed
Living warmth and starry brightness
     Round that poor man's head.

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