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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1407. A Bell
 
By Clinton Scollard
 
 
HAD I the power
To cast a bell that should from some grand tower,
At the first Christmas hour,
Outring,
And fling        5
A jubilant message wide,
The forgëd metals should be thus allied:—
No iron Pride,
But soft Humility, and rich-veined Hope
Cleft from a sunny slope;        10
And there should be
White Charity,
And silvery Love, that knows not Doubt nor Fear,
To make the peal more clear;
And then to firmly fix the fine alloy,        15
There should be Joy!
 

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