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A Christmas Faggot

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Author: Alfred Gurney
Published: 1884
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,411 / 31 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 383
Added to site: 2009.01.21
mnybks.net#: 23199
Genre: Poetry
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ound,
The Infant-Victim's choice.

As moonbeam on a mountain-mere
The Mother's face was white;
Her eyes were stars, and every tear
Gave lustre to their light.

Methinks a blushing moon looked down
Upon that manger-bed,
And wove a mystic glory-crown
Around the Sleeper's head.

The silence issues in a song,
It rises and it swells;
E'en than the lark's more blithe and strong,
Sweeter than Philomel's,
His Church's anthem loud and long
The Victim's triumph tells.

_THE DAYSMAN._

In boyhood's sorrow-shadowed days,
Which memory recalls to-day,
In many moods and many ways,
My yearning heart would pray.

'T was holy ground where'er I set
My feet, God's shrine was everywhere;
But this I scarcely knew as yet--
_Christ is His Father's Prayer_.[3]

God ever seeks His children's bliss,
Appeals to them; and, rightly heard,
The music of creation is
The echo of His Word.

But wh

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