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"Songs by the Way"
The Poetical Writings of the Right Rev. George Washington Doane, D.D., LL.D.

Arranged and Edited by His Son, William Croswell Doane

New York: D. Appleton, 1860.


--"They smell sweetest by night-time, thae flowers; and they're maist aye seen about
ruined buildings."--EDIE OCHILTREE, in the Antiquary.

Sweetest by night: like gracious words,
     That scent the sacred page;
But freeliest pour their perfumed store,
     In sickness, grief, and age.

Seen most by ruins: like the love,
     That gave itself for all;
Yet closest clings to guiltiest things,
     As Magdalene, or Saul.

RIVERSIDE, December, 1848.

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