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Poems

With a Sketch of the Life and Experience of Annie R. Smith

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Author: Rebekah Smith
Published: 1871
Language: English
Wordcount: 30,699 / 101 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.7
LoC Categories: PS, CT
Downloads: 939
Added to site: 2010.12.24
mnybks.net#: 30004
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Poetry
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share all Heaven's eternal joys,
And be forever blessed.

Passing the Gate.

Lines on leaving the house of a dear friend where I had

pleasantly spent several weeks.

Down deep in the heart is a fountain of tears,
Though seldom it flows to the eye;
'Tis not that I have not true interest and love,
That I say not the sad words, Good bye.

The gate must be opened, and opened for me,
For me to go out of the place,
Where I have enjoyed the best bounties of earth,
Where in love face has answered to face.

As I passed through the gate, language fails to express
My deep-felt emotions of heart;
'Twas leaving a home where was freedom and rest;
And who else can such favors impart?

Not that I was homeless; another dear place
Was all ready and waiting me, where
Again I should mingle with children and friends;
But oh! there's life's burden and care.

'Tis not that I'd shun them, and useless remain,
That I felt thus whi

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