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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.


WHEN April showers
Wake up the flowers,
     From their long winter's sleep,
The crocus starts,
The rose-bud parts,
     The fragrant violets peep.

When tear-drops fall,
At sorrow's call,
     On penitential heart,
The perfect peace,
That shall not cease,
     Like flowers in Spring, will start.

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