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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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Recent Gems of Poetry for Public Readings and Recitations

Mrs. C. D. Field - 1881 - 214 pages
...bad, And Katharine, she's your mother, and Thomas Smith's your dad. — Will Carleton. THE CHANGELING. I had a little daughter, And she was given to me To...knee. That I by the force of nature Might in some dim way divine The depth of his infinite patience To this wayward soul of mine. I know not how others saw...
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Ferguson's readings & recitations

Ferguson - 1881
...dauntless in war, Have ye e'er heard of gallant like young Lochinvar ? Sir Walter Scott, THE CHANGELING. I HAD a little daughter, And she was given to me,...lead me gently backward To the Heavenly Father's knee ; 80 THE CHANGELING. That I, by the force of nature, Might in some dim wise divine The depth of His...
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Times and seasons

William Walters - 1883 - 192 pages
...and preachers of things in the heavens. What truth and beauty are expressed in the lines of LOWELL ! "I had a little daughter, and she was given to me,...Father's knee ; That I, by the force of nature, might in somewise divine The depth of His infinite patience to this wayward soul of mine." Children are messengers...
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A Text-book on English Literature: With Copious Extracts from the Leading ...

Brainerd Kellogg - 1884 - 478 pages
...hiding-place in the innermost chambers of every human heart?" — Jf. A. Bevietc. Lowell's The Changeling.* I had a little daughter, And she was given to me To lead me genlly backward To the Heavenly Father's knee, That. I. by the force of nature, Might in some dim wise...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 42; Volume 105

John Holmes Agnew, Henry T. Steele, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1885
...poem, and we are unwilling to take the responsibility of saying which is unworthy of the rest : — I had a little daughter, And she was given to me To...force of Nature, Might in some dim wise divine The depths of His infinite patience To this wayward soul of mine. I know not how others saw her, But to...
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The Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell - 1885 - 422 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...gently backward To the Heavenly Father's knee, That 1, by the force of nature, Might in some dim wise divine The depth of his infinite patience To this...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 166

1885
...the poem, and we are unwilling to take the responsibility of saying which is unworthy of the rest. I had a little daughter. And she was given to me To lead me gently hackward To the Heavenly Father's knee, That I, by the force of Xature, Might in some dim wise divine...
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A Manual for Use at Funerals: Consisting of Scripture Readings, Poems, and ...

1886 - 230 pages
...God. His Christ was buried — and !jves alway ; Trust him and go your way. DM Mulock-Craik. JTl)r I had a little daughter, And she was given to me To...patience To this wayward soul of mine. I know not hoiv others saw her, But to me she was wholly fair, And the light of the heaven she came from Still...
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A Manual for Use at Funerals: Consisting of Scripture Readings, Poems, and ...

Christopher Rhodes Eliot - 1886 - 230 pages
...God. His Christ was buried — and lives alway ; Trust him and go your way DM Mulock-Craik. ęTi)c I had a little daughter, And she was given to me To...gently backward To the heavenly Father's knee, That 1 by the force of nature, Might, in some dim wise, divine The depth of his infinite patience To this...
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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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