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A bee-hive's hun shall soothe 1
A willowy brook, that turns a 1 :
With many a fall shall linger 14:.

The swallow, oft, beneath my thatch.
Shall twitter from her clay-buult nest;
Oli shall the pilgrim lift the latch,
And share my meal, a welcome guest.

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Around my ivy'd porch shall spring
Each fragrant flower that drinks the dew;
And Lucy, at her wheel, shall sing
In russet

gown
and apron

blue.

The village-church, among the trees,
Where first our marriage-vows were given,
With merry peals shall swell the breeze,
And point with taper spire to heaven.

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A WISH

1782.

MINE be a cot beside the hill ;
A bee-hive's hum shall soothe my ear;
A willowy brook, that turns a mill,
With many a fall shall linger near.

The swallow, oft, beneath my thatch,
Shall twitter from her clay-built nest ;
Oft shall the pilgrim lift the latch,
And share my meal, a welcome guest.

Around my ivy'd porch shall spring
Each fragrant flower that drinks the dew;
And Lucy, at her wheel, shall sing

and

In russet gown

apron blue.

The village-church, among the trees, Where first our marriage-vows were given, With merry peals shall swell the breeze, And point with taper spire to heaven.

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