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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume I. Of Home: of Friendship.  1904.
 
Poems of Home: IV. Youth
A Farewell
Charles Kingsley (1819–1875)
 
MY fairest child, I have no song to give you;
  No lark could pipe to skies so dull and gray;
Yet, ere we part, one lesson I can leave you
            For every day.
 
Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever;        5
  Do noble things, not dream them, all day long:
And so make life, death, and that vast forever
            One grand, sweet song.
 
 
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