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"WANSFELL! THIS HOUSEHOLD HAS A FAVOURED LOT"

          WANSFELL! this Household has a favoured lot,
          Living with liberty on thee to gaze,
          To watch while Morn first crowns thee with her rays,
          Or when along thy breast serenely float
          Evening's angelic clouds. Yet ne'er a note
          Hath sounded (shame upon the Bard!) thy praise
          For all that thou, as if from heaven, hast brought
          Of glory lavished on our quiet days.
          Bountiful Son of Earth! when we are gone
          From every object dear to mortal sight,                     10
          As soon we shall be, may these words attest
          How oft, to elevate our spirits, shone
          Thy visionary majesties of light,
          How in thy pensive glooms our hearts found rest.

                                                     Dec. 24, 1842.


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