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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
By Felicia Hemans
THE PLUME-LIKE swaying of the auburn corn
  By soft winds to a dreamy motion fann’d,
Still brings me back thine image—Oh! forlorn
  Yet not forsaken Ruth—I see thee stand
Lone ’midst the gladness of the harvest band—        5
  Lone as the wood-bird on the ocean’s foam,
Fall’n in its weariness. Thy fatherland
  Smiles far away! yet to the sense of home,
That finest, purest, which can recognize
  Home in affection’s glance, for ever true        10
Beats thy calm heart; and if thy gentle eye
  Gleam tremulous through tears, ’tis not to rue
Those words, immortal in their deep Love’s tone,
  “Thy people and thy God shall be mine own.”

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