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The children, too, began to sigh,
And all their merry chat was o'er;
And yet they felt, they knew not why,
More glad than they had done before.

THE RIVER.
RIVER! river! little river !
Bright you sparkle on your way;
O’er the yellow pebbles dancing,
Through the flowers and foliage glancing,

Like a child at play.
River! river ! swelling river !
On you rush o'er rough and smooth ;
Louder, faster, brawling, leaping
Over rocks, by rose-banks sweeping,

Like impetuous youth. .
River ! river! brimming river !
Broad, and deep, and still as Time!
Seeming still, yet still in motion,
Tending onward to the ocean,

Just like mortal prime.
River! river! rapid river !
Swifter now you slip away;

Swift and silent as an arrow,
Through a channel dark and narrow,

Like life's closing day.
River ! river! headlong river !
Down you dash into the sea ;
Sea, that line hath never sounded,
Sea, that voyage hath never rounded,

Like Eternity.

THE EXT.

LONDOX: I'RINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SOXS, STAMFORD STREET

AND CHAING CROSS

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