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Augustin S. Macdonald, comp.  A Collection of Verse by California Poets.  1914.
By G.
TRUTH, like the diamond, is a fount of light,
Beaming effulgent in the darkest night;
Error its ebon form may intervene,
But still it beams as brightly, though unseen;
And though thus hid till centuries have past,        5
The steady fire shall slay the foe at last.
Dark clouds may sometimes veil its radiant form,
And lightning rend it;—but, amid the storm,
The gem is undefiled, and its pure ray
Brighter shall shine, like sunbeams on the day        10
When storm, and cloud, and lightning pass away.

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