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SCRIPTUR E S.
MRS. LYDIA H. SIGOURNEY.
For the first time, a fair and goodly scene
Earth saw, and smiled, -
Bending o'er her new-born child.
That words have never told,
Dissolves the snow-wreath cold,
While he, the partner of her heaven-taught joy, Knelt in adoring praise beside his beauteous boy.
She, first of all our mortal race
Learned the ecstasy to trace
To mark, each radiant hour
More full of power,
As the pure, blue fountains roll,
Unfolding to her thrilling ear
And, with delight intense,
No more she mourned lost Eden's joy,
Or wept her cherished flowers
By wrecking tempests riven,
She heeded not,
But when his boyhood bold
A richer beauty caught,
• w And. Eve said, I have gotten a man from the Lord.”—Gen. iv. l.