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Mourn not, for earth's dark'ning shadows Never reach this radiant shore!
And when life with you is ended, Meet me by this crystal river;
Where our spirits, once more blended, May in gladness smile forever!"
I gazed upon the sable clouds That stretch'd along the western sky,
And far beneath a lonely star, Beaming with lustre met my eye.
And thus, methought, e'en thus with those, The brightest and the best below,
They shed a soft and trembling light Beneath the heavy clouds of woe.
One year ago my heart was free,
As yonder woodbird's chainless wing;
That, perch'd upon some leafy tree,
. Is free to fly, or free to sing;
But, softly o'er my weary soul
A blissful thought is gently stealing,
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