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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps.  A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes.  1891.
Vols. I–II: Colonial Literature, 1607–1764
 
Of Abigail, His Wife
By Cotton Mather (1663–1728)
 
[An House of Mourning. 1703.]

GO then, my Dove, but now no longer mine!
Leave Earth and now in Heavenly Glory shine.
Bright for thy wisdom, goodness, beauty here;
Now brighter in a more Angelic Sphere.
Jesus, with whom thy soul did long to be,        5
Into His Ark and Arms has taken thee.
Dear friends with whom thou didst so dearly live
Feel thy one death to them a thousand give.
Thy prayers are done; thy alms are spent; thy pains
Are ended now in endless joys and gains.        10
The torch that gave my house its pleasant light,
Extinguished, leaves it in how dark a night!
I faint ’till thy last words to mind I call,
Rich words! “Heav’n, Heav’n will make amends for all.”
 
 
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