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192                      FOREST MELODIES.
At balmy morn, and at eventide, Conversing of days to come—
Or, could I sit on thy knee,
And lean my head on thy faithful breast, And hear that voice which has music for me,
I should be happy—be blest. •
Not long hast thou been away,
Yet I've counted the days, and thought them long; There has been less melody far for me,
In the zephyr and sweet bird's song.
Less beauty too in the sky, .         ,
And the blooming flowers since thou hast been gone,—
I shall watch for thee with an anxious eye, My best, my dearest one.
Jmnlllh, 1348.
When morn appears, her pearly gates unclosing, Radiant with beauty in the orient sky,
And nature, fresh and fair from long reposing, > Looks brightly up while lingering shadows fly;
I think of Heaven—that clime of the immortal, Whose ceaseless sunlight shines upon the blest,
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