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[197] There needs no graven line to give
     The story of his blameless youth;
All hearts shall throb intuitive,
     And nature guess the simple truth.

The very meaning of his name
     Shall many a tender tribute win;
The stranger own his sacred claim,
     And all the world shall be his kin.

And there, as here, on main and isle,
     The dews of holy peace shall fall,
The same sweet heavens above him smile,
     And God's dear love be over all!


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