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Among all lovely things my Love had been;
Had noted well the stars, all flowers that grew
About her home; but she had never seen
A Glow-worm, never one, and this I knew.

While riding near her home one stormy night
A single Glow-worm did I chance to espy;
I gave a fervent welcome to the sight,
And from my Horse I leapt; great joy had I.

Upon a leaf the Glow-worm did I lay,
To bear it with me through the stormy night:
And, as before, it shone without dismay;
Albeit putting forth a fainter light..

When to the Dwelling of my Love I came,
I went into the Orchard quietly;
And left the Glow-worm, blessing it by name,
Laid safely by itself, beneath a Tree.

The whole next day, I hoped, and hoped with fear ;
At night the Glow-worm shone beneath the Tree:
I led ny Lucy to the spot, “ Look here!”
Oh! joy it was for her, and joy for me !

I travelled among unknown Men,

In Lands beyond the Sea;
Nor England ! did I know till then

What love I bore to thee.

'Tis past, that melancholy dream!

Nor will I quit thy shore . A second time; for still I seem

To love thee more and more.

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Among thy mountains did I feel

The joy of my desire; And She I cherish'd turn'd her wheel

Beside an English fire.

Thy mornings shew'd-thy nights conceald

The bowers where Lucy play'd ; And thine is, too, the last green field

Which Lucy's eyes survey'd!.

VOL. 1.

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ODE TO DUTY

Stern Daughter of the Voice of God!
O Duty! if that name thou love
Who art a Light to guide, a Rod
To check the erring, and reprove;
Thou who art victory and law
When empty terrors overawe;
From vain temptations dost set free;
F'rom strife and from despair; a glorious ministry.

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