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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
America: Vols. XXV–XXIX.  1876–79.
 
New England: Boston, Mass.
Mary Chilson
George Bancroft Griffith (b. 1841)
 
FAIR beams that kiss the sparkling bay,
  Rest warmest o’er her tranquil sleep;
Sweet exile! love enticed aways—
  The first on Plymouth Rock to leap!
Among the timid flock she stood,        5
  Rare figure near the May-Flower’s prow,
With heart of Christian fortitude,
  And light heroic on her brow!
 
O ye who round King’s Chapel stray,
  Forget the turmoil of the street;        10
Though loftier names are round her, lay
  A wreath of flowers at Mary’s feet!
Though gallant Winslows slumber here,
  E’en worthy Lady Andros too,
Her memory is still as dear,        15
  And poets’ praise to Mary due.
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