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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882).  The Complete Works.  1904.
Vol. IX. Poems
 
V. Appendix
Inscription for a Well in Memory of the Martyrs of the War
 
FALL, 1 stream, from Heaven to bless; return as well;
So did our sons; Heaven met them as they fell.
 
Note 1. This was written at the request of Mrs. John M. Forbes, and is carved on a stone watering-fountain on the top of Milton Hill. [back]
 
 
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