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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
The Sabbath
By Nina Davis
NOT for us the Sabbath of the quiet streets,
  Sabbath peaceful o’er the world outspread,
Felt where every man his neighbor greets,
  Heard in hush of many a slowly passing tread.
Not the robe of silence for our holy day:—        5
  Noisy flock the worker and the player;
Toil and stir and laughter of the way
  Surge around the steps that seek a place of prayer.
Silent we while through the thronging street and mart
  Work-day clamor of the city rolls:—        10
Cloistered inly, from the world apart,
  Ours ’tis to bear the Sabbath in our souls.

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