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DEATHLESS AFFECTION. 381
But mind !it is not found Where nature's glories shine ;
It beams on higher, holier ground, It is the smile divine !
[" Is she gone ?" he asked in a tender and affecting tone, " Is she gone -without me ?"Memoir of Est. D. StoNER.]
Who is she that comes on pinions of light ?
0, tell me, thou dying one ! . Who is she that vanishes now from thy sight,
As thou askest, alas! " Is she gone ?"
0! could we remove the curtains that screen
Eternity's light from each brow, We should see what mortality hath not seen,
But seems half disclosed to thee now.
We might see a band of the bright and blest
Encircling thy lowly bed; Waiting to bear thee away to thy rest.
When the arrow of death has sped.
We might see a being, with seraph smile,
Press close to thy pillow there; Whose presence in life was wont to beguile
Thy heart of its wearisome care.
Whose affection, unchill'd by the touch of death, Trembles true to thy pulse as ever;