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George Willis Cooke, comp.  The Poets of Transcendentalism: An Anthology.  1903.
 
The Light from within
By Jones Very (1813–1880)
 
I SAW on earth another light
  Than that which lit my eye
Come forth as from my soul within,
  And from a higher sky.
 
Its beams shone still unclouded on,        5
  When in the farthest west
The sun I once had known had sunk
  Forever to his rest.
 
And on I walked, though dark the night,
  Nor rose his orb by day;        10
As one who by a surer guide
  Was pointed out the way.
 
’T was brighter far than noonday’s beam;
  It shone from God within,
And lit, as by a lamp from heaven,        15
  The world’s dark track of sin.
 
 
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