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" THE CHANGELING I HAD a little daughter, And she was given to me To lead me gently backward To the Heavenly Father's knee, That I, by the force of nature, Might in some dim wise divine The depth of his infinite patience To this wayward soul of mine. "
The North American Review - Page 443
edited by - 1848
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Famous American Authors

Sarah Knowles Bolton - 1887 - 398 pages
...my kiss was given to her sister Folded close under deepening snow." and " The Changeling " : — " I had a little daughter And she was given to me To...his infinite patience To this wayward soul of mine. " She had been with us scarce a twelvemonth And it hardly seemed a day, When a troop of wandering angels...
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Religion in Recent Art: Expository Lectures on Rossetti, Burne Jones, Watts ...

Peter Taylor Forsyth - 1889 - 380 pages
...which blesses all at the expense of none, and is perfect as God's Fatherhood in heaven is perfect. " I had a little daughter, And she was given to me To...dim wise divine The depth of his infinite patience With this wayward heart of mine." What is set before us in this picture is not the love which loves...
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The Writings of James Russell Lowell: Poems

James Russell Lowell - 1890 - 338 pages
...came and went. Oh, when the room grows slowly dim, And life's last oil is nearly spent, THE CHANGELING I HAD a little daughter, And she was given to me To...infinite patience To this wayward soul of mine. I kpow not how others saw her, But to me she was wholly fair, And the light of the heaven she came from...
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The Menorah, Volume 8

1890
...comfort which comes from congenial sorrow, and even in their very sadness breathes sweet consolation : I had a little daughter, And she was given to me To...of nature, Might in some dim wise divine The depth ot his infinite patience To this wayward soul of mine. "\ 1 know not how others saw her, But to me...
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The Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell - 1890 - 562 pages
...defeat as't were a shrine ; For us, — we turn life's diary o'er To find but one word, — K evermore. That I, by the force of nature, Might in some dim wise divine SHE CAME AND WENT. As a twig trembles, which a bird So is my memory thrilled and stirred; — I only...
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The Poetical Works

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1891 - 560 pages
...nearly spent, One gush of light these eyes will brim, Only to think she came and went. THE CHANGELING. I HAD a little daughter, And she was given to me To...nature, Might in some dim wise divine The depth of his inlinite patience To this wayward soul of mine. I know not how others saw her, But to me she was wholly...
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The Sunday at Home, Volume 38

1891 - 884 pages
...The Changeling " these are beautifully expressed. I had a little daughter, And she was given to mo To lead me gently backward To the Heavenly Father's...The depth of His infinite patience To this wayward eoul of mine. He excels, too, in depicting sweetness of character ; " Irene " and " My Love " may be...
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Poetical Works

James Russell Lowell - 1895 - 574 pages
...nearly spent, One gush of light these eyes will brim, Only to thiuk she came and went THE CHANGEUNO. I HAD a little daughter, And she was given to me To...the Heavenly Father's knee, That I, by the force of natare, Might in some dim wise divine The depth of his infinite patience To this wayward soul of mine....
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The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell - 1896 - 528 pages
...nearly spent, One gush of light these eyes will brim, Only to think she came and went. THE CHANGELING I HAD a little daughter, And she was given to me To...dim wise divine The depth of his infinite patience branched, I know not how others saw her, But to me she was wholly fair, And the light of the heaven...
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Language Lessons: Part one-[two], Part 2

Robert Comfort Metcalf, Orville T. Bright - 1896 - 268 pages
...REPRODUCTION. After carefully reading the following poem, tell the story in your own words: — THE CHANGELING. I had a little daughter, And she was given to me To...dim wise divine The depth of His infinite patience ancient avail nameless use anonymous annual amazed accusation yearly old polished retort austere answer...
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