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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps.  A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes.  1891.
Vol. V: Literature of the Republic, Part II., 1821–1834
 
Home, Sweet Home!
By John Howard Payne (1791–1852)
 
[Born in New York, N. Y., 1791. Died in Tunis, Africa, 1852. As originally sung by Miss M. Tree, in Payne’s Operatic Play, “Clari, the Maid of Milan.” 1823.]

MID pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home;
A charm from the sky seems to hallow us there,
Which, seek through the world, is ne’er met with elsewhere.
          Home, Home, Sweet, Sweet Home!        5
          There’s no place like Home!
          There’s no place like Home!
 
An exile from home, splendor dazzles in vain,
O, give me my lowly thatched cottage again!
The birds singing gayly, that came at my call—        10
Give me them,—and the peace of mind, dearer than all!
          Home, Home, Sweet, Sweet Home!
          There’s no place like Home!
          There’s no place like Home!
 
 
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