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Letters frotn my father's household, Isled iiii.uhg Uie ounding i Bwift winged mtMengrn of gladneti. li. ring rist and peuce to me. FuthrVs ciilm and Siicred counsel, Mutlicr1 largeond shimng tears, And iuy Sistcr's heiinïing bkssings, Flung ;o me acroes the Bjihtrts. Oh. ilie denr nnd loving letter ! Oh, mj e!iilllioul s ïlnonging dreams I Oh. theaiicient luw rooftd cotiage, With iis qimiiit olü shaken brama I Oh, theliRumsnmonglhr mendows, A lid Ihe moes crown.d garden seat, Wit.h the ecer.Led npple bli.ssoms, Swept iu wave about my feet. And I sit and muse upon it, 'Till I seem to see t ftll - See the rich gmpe') purpl cluaters, Drooping Ircni ihe leafy wall - See tlie rm'llow peachcs ripeniiig ; BnállM Ihe bivmli of blessed flowers ; Wafel) the stendy house elock maiking AU the pulses of the hours. Father's hair is growing whiter, Mother's s; p is IWbl-r now ; But the old seraphic beauty Lingera yet "il Lei nnek brow. And the luw switt tomsdiat thrilled me, And the li'B I uutd topre.-s, Oh. the ve enn Rever win hem From tiieir holy tenderness; And the flivsliing e es of laughter. And the sp -ch of inerry seurn. And the rippling auborn rii.gleis Of oiir h„useluild s yoi.ngtst bom ; Very genily lliose hsve deepened To the gki'y and the grace Of n tnuxiui'. ma, den inoving Tboughtlully amid ihe place. Lettere from my father's household, Iled amid the suinding sea, Swift wirged mtssengeis uf gladness Benring rest and ptace lo HIJ. Let the f aining worM roll onward - Let the sinltsseliildren play. And the V""ng bridi olasp her husband ; I am wealtliKst to :Iay.


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Michigan Argus