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Hunt and Lee, comps.  The Book of the Sonnet.  1867.
I. To My Twin Boys
By David Lester Richardson (1801–1865)
YE 1 seem not, sweet ones, formed for human care;
  Your dreams are tinged by heaven; your glad eyes meet
  A charm in every scene; for all things greet
  The dawn of life with hues divinely fair.
How brightly yet your laughing features wear        5
  The bloom of early joy! Your bosoms beat
  With no bewildering fear; your cup is sweet;
  The manna of delight is melting there.
Twin buds of life and love! my hope and pride!
  Fair priceless jewels of a father’s heart!        10
  Stars of my home! No saddening shadows hide
Your beauty now. Your stainless years depart
  Like glittering streams that softly murmur by,
  Or white-winged birds that pierce the sunny sky.
Note 1. “Literary Leaves; or, Prose and Verse, by D. L. Richardson. Calcutta, 1836.” [back]

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