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George Willis Cooke, comp.  The Poets of Transcendentalism: An Anthology.  1903.
Two Moods
By Sidney Henry Morse (1833–1903)
“THE TRUTH shall bind,” quoth he;
“No fetter else. Oh! free
My mind shall rove, and bring
Me home on buoyant wing
The boldest thought that flies:        5
Blest freedom else unknown.
All shorn the soul denies
All beauty thus to own.”
Then spoke a voice in gentler strain,
Yet chanting still the high refrain:        10
“Nor rove will I to clip the wing
Of thoughts that fly and gaily sing.
Home, home I hie, all free to list
The silent song I ne’er resist.”

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