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John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892).  The Poetical Works in Four Volumes.  1892.
Religious Poems
On a Sun-Dial
For Dr. Henry I. Bowditch

WITH warning hand I mark Time’s rapid flight
From life’s glad morning to its solemn night;
Yet, through the dear God’s love, I also show
There ’s Light above me by the Shade below.
*        *        *        *        *
On a Fountain
For Dorothea L. Dix

STRANGER and traveller,
  Drink freely and bestow
A kindly thought on her
  Who bade this fountain flow,
Yet hath no other claim
  Than as the minister        10
Of blessing in God’s name.
  Drink, and in His peace go!


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