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my sister. 245
She comes with tones of love and step of mirth, Comes with a smile to cheer our lonely hearth ; Around my neck her soft white arms entwine, — And now that dimpled cheek is press'd to mine. —
Sweet sister, how we loved her! Ah, too well! For, like a blighted flower, she early fell,— The dearest, loveliest, are the first to die, The brightest bloom the earliest in the sky!
Callista! 0, thou beauteous one—adieu! What glorious visions burst upon my view! I see thee robed in heaven's eternal bloom, Beyond the changing earth, the blighting tomb.
CONFIDENCE IN GOD.
" Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory." Psalm lxxiii, 24.
Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, "While through these rough wilds I stray ;
Thou shalt lighten by thy Spirit, All the dark and weary way.
Then, 0 then, thou wilt receive me
To a place at thy right hand; I shall live with thee in glory,
With the pure, angelic band,