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1885, Jan. 21,

Gift of

The Heirs of O. 0. Felton.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1847, by

JAMES RUSSELL Lowell,

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

CAMBRIDGE:

STEREOTYPED AND PRINTED BY
METCALF AND COMPANY,

PRINTERS TO THE UNIVERSITY.

TO

THE EVER FRESH AND HAPPY MEMORY

OF

OUR LITTLE BLANCHE,

THIS VOLUME

IS REVERENTLY DEDICATED.

TO M. W. L.

I thought our love at full, but I did err;
Joy's wreath drooped o'er mine eyes ; I could not see
That sorrow in our happy world must be
Love's deepest spokesman and interpreter ;
But, as a mother feels her child first stir
Under her heart, so felt I instantly
Deep in my soul another bond to thee
Thrill with that life we saw depart from her:
O mother of our angel-child ! twice-dear!
Death knits as well as parts, and still, I wis,
Her tender radiance shall enfold us here,
Even as the light, borne up by inward bliss,
Threads the void glooms of space without a fear,
To print on farthest stars her pitying kiss.

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