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Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury.  1875.
 
S. Rogers
 
CXLV. A Wish
 
MINE be a cot beside the hill; 
A beehive's hum shall soothe my ear; 
A willowy brook that turns a mill, 
With many a fall shall linger near. 
  
The swallow, oft, beneath my thatch         5
Shall twitter from her clay-built nest; 
Oft shall the pilgrim lift the latch, 
And share my meal, a welcome guest. 
  
Around my ivied porch shall spring 
Each fragrant flower that drinks the dew;  10
And Lucy, at her wheel, shall sing 
In russet-gown and apron blue. 
  
The village church among the trees, 
Where first our marriage vows were given. 
With merry peals shall swell the breeze  15
And point with taper spire to Heaven. 
 
 
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