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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Day
By Jones Very (1813–1880)
 
  DAY! I lament that none can hymn thy praise
    In fitting strains, of all thy riches bless;
  Though thousands sport them in thy golden rays,
    Yet none like thee their Maker’s name confess.
  Great fellow of my being! woke with me,        5
    Thou dost put on thy dazzling robes of light,
  And onward from the East go forth to free
    Thy children from the bondage of the night:
  I hail thee, pilgrim! on thy lonely way,
    Whose looks on all alike benignant shine;        10
  A child of light, like thee, I cannot stay,
    But on the world I bless must soon decline,—
    New rising still, though setting to mankind,
And ever in the eternal West my dayspring find.
 
 
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