Project Canterbury

"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.


"There's pansies, that's for thoughts."--Ophelia, in Hamlet.
"A most unspotted lily."--Cranmer, in Henry VIII.

UPON our darling Fanny's grave,
     The Pansies are in bloom:
What sweetest thoughts, unbidden, spring,
     Beside her sacred tomb!
Forever, shall my memory dwell,
     Upon that peaceful spot:
For one, so loved, my faithful heart
     Needs no "forget me not!"

The lilies of the valley wave,
     At Fanny's dearest feet:
While she, on flowers immortal, treads,
     A thousand times more sweet.
Still may her loveliness attract
     Our thoughts, and hearts above;
Till, through the Cross she clasped, we join
     The Lily of our love!


Project Canterbury