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But never have I seen before, Of all the gems she ever wore, • One half so brightly, purely fair, As that sweet gem of meekness there,-
Outrivaling the diamond's glow, It glistens on her brow of snow! That gem of meekness—in its light This lovely girl seems strangely bright.
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"•CONTENTMENT: In thought I have traversed this beautiful world,
Encompass'd its lands and its seas, Wherever my country's broad flag is unfurl'd,
And sending its stars on the breeze;
Have stood in that region of sunshine and gold. Where war has been raging awhile :
But dearer—O ! dearer, by far, to my soul Is the sweetness of home's pleasing smile.
I 've gazed on the millions who toil to obtain
A treasure of glittering ore— An anchor too frail on the storm-toss'd main,
When tempests around them shall roar.
I behold what a number are striving for fame, For the honours which earth can supply:
At best, they can find but a perishing name— Let mine be engraven on high !
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