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COMPOSED OR SUGGESTED DURING A TOUR IN THE SUMMER OF 1833

                                  XXXV

          HOMEWARD we turn. Isle of Columba's Cell,
          Where Christian piety's soul-cheering spark
          (Kindled from Heaven between the light and dark
          Of time) shone like the morning-star, farewell!--
          And fare thee well, to Fancy visible,
          Remote St. Kilda, lone and loved sea-mark
          For many a voyage made in her swift bark,
          When with more hues than in the rainbow dwell
          Thou a mysterious intercourse dost hold,
          Extracting from clear skies and air serene,                 10
          And out of sun-bright waves, a lucid veil,
          That thickens, spreads, and, mingling fold with fold,
          Makes known, when thou no longer canst be seen,
          Thy whereabout, to warn the approaching sail.


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