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George Willis Cooke, comp.  The Poets of Transcendentalism: An Anthology.  1903.
 
Beauty and Duty
By Ellen Sturgis Hooper (1812–1848)
 
I SLEPT, and dreamed that life was beauty;
I woke, and found that life was duty.
Was thy dream then a shadowy lie?
Toil on, sad heart, courageously,
And thou shalt find thy dream to be        5
A noonday light and truth to thee.
 
 
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