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Two Yards Of Earth

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Two yards of eartfa, and n raajrble bust Reared alott lVom the oommon dust, And i hefoe's saber covered witli rust; And fchesunset'Bplendörstreainliigaround, And a Ihousand glories uniier tlie grqund. Two yards of eartb and Ilic potter'a ilcld, Wlth the i! rclfnl angels alone to shleld A murdoivr's grave, a eonvirt. fled Into the futuro to meet the dead ; And the rank wild grasses scattercd around, And crimes and curses andel tho groTjnct, Two yards of earth, nnd heaven's air Panalng the Hiles hito nnd (air; And modest violéis gotnered ardund, And spotless virtne under tlic grouud. Two yarda of earth, and a woman's name, Wliosu life was woc, and whose death was sliame ; And the coid rain beatlng a naked mound, And ii thousand miseries onder ihe grouijd. Two yards of carlli '. O wlio sJiall say Whetberol these la the better clay f God give us gracfl in our liapless round That leads to tblfl kingdom under the ground !


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Michigan Argus