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The homely Nurse doth all she can To make her Foster-child, her Inmate Man, Forget the glories he hath known, And that imperial palace whence he came. Behold the Child among his new-born 85 blisses,

A six years' Darling of a pigmy size! See, where 'mid work of his own hand he lies,

Fretted by sallies of his mother's kisses, With light upon him from his father's eyes! See, at his feet, some little plan or chart, 90 Some fragment from his dream of human life,

Shaped by himself with newly-learned art; A wedding or a festival,

A mourning or a funeral,

And this hath now his heart,

And unto this he frames his song:
Then will he fit his tongue

To dialogues of business, love, or strife;
But it will not be long

Ere this be thrown aside,

And with new joy and pride

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Thou, whose exterior semblance doth belie Thy Soul's immensity;

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Thou best Philosopher, who yet dost keep Thy heritage, thou Eye among the blind, That, 'eaf and silent, read'st the eternal

deep,

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