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388                      FOREST MELODIES.
" 0, weepest thou, ere scarce a tie is riven, Weepest so early for the rest of heaven ?
What can console thy heart, When, farther on in the dark- way of life, Thou seest amid the tempest-warring strife,
Each earthly hope depart ?
"My child, my childó'midst trials new and
strange, 0, mayst thou ever keep a heart unchanged,
In innocence and love ; A heart that still shall look beyond the earth, Deeming its pleasures as of little worth,
Compared with those above!"
We parted,'and affection's tear Burn'd on my cheek awhile ;
But cloudy skies may quickly wear A happy, sunny smile,
And tears which mark the parting hour,
How like the sudden passing shower!
I wander'd forth, and cheerfulness Beam'd all around my way:
My spirit caught the tranquil blis3, Which gleam'd in every ray
Of pearly light that rested sweet
On dew and flower beneath my feet.
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