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THE OLD OAKEN BUCKET.
2 The moss-covered bucket I hailed as a treasure,
For often at noon, when returned from the field, I found it the source of an exquisite pleasure,
The purest and sweetest that nature can yield. How ardent I seized it, with hauds that were glowing.
And quick to the white-pebbled bottom it fell, Then soon, with the emblem of truth o%rerflowing.
And dripping with coolness, it rose from the well. The old oaken bucket, the iron-bound bucket,
The moss-covered bucket arose from the welL
How sweet from the green, mossy brim to receive it.
As, poised on the curb, it inclined to my lips! Not a full-blushing goblet could tempt me to leave it,
Tho' filled with the nectar that Jupiter sips. And now, far removed from the loved habitation,
The tear of regret will intrusively swell, As fancy reverts to my father's plantation.
And sighs for the bucket that hung in the well. The old oaken bucket, the iron-bound bucket.
The moss-covered bucket which hangs in the well
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