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A day's Journey.

[Written in 1886 for the tenth anniversary of the wedding of his niece.]

After your pleasant morning travel
     You pause as at a wayside inn,
And take with grateful hearts your breakfast
     Though served in dishes all of tin.

Then go, while years as hours are counted,
     Until the dial's hand at noon
Invites you to a dinner table
     Garnished with silver fork and spoon.

And when the vesper bell to supper
     Is calling, and the day is old,
May love transmute the tin of morning
     And noonday's silver into gold.

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