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100                        OTHER VERSE
I woke benumbed and chilled, for coming night
Had brought its added dampness, and I found The dog had slain a score of venomed snakes,
And some lay writhing yet about the mound. They'd sought to wound me as I slept, but that
True friend, the trusty dog, had met them there, Else, with my classic dream, I'd been undone
By reptiles that, like other cowards, dare Smite but the helpless; and the vision taught
A lesson—that, perchance, is old—to me: Build all you may, 'twill crumble into dust,
But love, and thought, and song, will ever be, Though temples fall and riches come to naught.
EASTER LILIES AND EASTER BELLS.
Easter lilies and Easter bells; Sweet the story their coming tells.
Faith and Hope, the lilies sing;
Peace unto the soul they bring. High, Salvation's anthem swells In the music of the bells.
Easter lilies and Easter bells;
Sweet the story their coming tells.






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