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Wandering at Morn.

Part of the cluster AUTUMN RIVULETS.


WANDERING at morn, Emerging from the night from gloomy thoughts, thee in my  
Yearning for thee harmonious Union! thee, singing bird divine! Thee coil'd in evil times my country, with craft and black dismay, 
 with every meanness, treason thrust upon thee,
This common marvel I beheld—the parent thrush I watch'd feed- 
 ing its young,
The singing thrush whose tones of joy and faith ecstatic, Fail not to certify and cheer my soul.
  [ begin page 309 ]ppp.00707.317.jpg There ponder'd, felt I, If worms, snakes, loathsome grubs, may to sweet spiritual songs  
 be turn'd,
If vermin so transposed, so used and bless'd may be, Then may I trust in you, your fortunes, days, my country; Who knows but these may be the lessons fit for you? From these your future song may rise with joyous trills, Destin'd to fill the world.

Part of the cluster AUTUMN RIVULETS.

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