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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.


YOU asked me once, my dearest,
     Why infants ever die,
And when I could not answer
     You sweetly, told me why--
That so, in heaven, those loveliest things
     Of earth, we might not miss;
The radiance of an smile,
     The fragrance of its kiss.

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