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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882).  The Complete Works.  1904.
Vol. IX. Poems
 
III. Elements and Mottoes
Caritas
 
IN the suburb, in the town,
On the railway, in the square,
Came a beam of goodness down
Doubling daylight everywhere:
Peace now each for malice takes,        5
Beauty for his sinful weeds,
For the angel Hope aye makes
Him an angel whom she leads.
 
 
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