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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
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The Vision of Sir Launfal: And Other Poems

James Russell Lowell - 1908 - 172 pages
...little daughter, And she was given to me To lead me gently backward To the Heavenly Father's knee, 5 That I, by the force of nature, Might in some dim...wayward soul of mine. I know not how others saw her, 10 But to me she was wholly fair, And the light of the heaven she came from Still lingered and gleamed...
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The Spirit of American Literature

John Albert Macy - 1913 - 347 pages
...that a strong man, tragically meaning what he tries to say, should speak like a feeble sentimentalist. I had a little daughter And she was given to me To...me gently backward To the Heavenly Father's knee. After the War, in which Lowell lost three nephews, Hosea Biglow sings his joy at the coming of peace...
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American Poetry

Percy Holmes Boynton, Howard Mumford Jones, George Sherburn, Frank Martindale Webster - 1918 - 721 pages
...life and heart, 278 Is more than time enough to find a world. 1844. In "Poems," 1848. THE CHANGELING' I had a little daughter, And she was given to me To...how others saw her, But to me she was wholly fair, I0 And the light of the heaven she came from Still lingered and gleamed in her hair ; For it was as...
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Mothers and Children

Julia Frankau - 1918 - 166 pages
...a loving memory ! Did Robert Browning know of Phyllis Vane's child when he wrote of the one " that was given to me to lead me gently backward to the Heavenly Father's knee " ? She thinks he did ; she thinks that line of his beautiful poem was written for her. The divine...
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The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell, Horace Elisha Scudder - 1924 - 492 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...backward To the Heavenly Father's knee, That I, by the foree of nature, Might in some dim wise divine The depth of his infinite patience To this wayward soul...
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The Vision of Sir Launfal and Other Poems

James Russell Lowell - 1910 - 113 pages
...not know That my kiss was given to her sister, Folded close under deepening snow, 40 THE CHANGELING I HAD a little daughter, And she was given to me To...how others saw her, But to me she was wholly fair, 1C And the light of the heaven she came from Still lingered and gleamed in her hair ; For it was as...
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