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The Poetical Works of George MacDonald

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In the ancient house of ages,

See, they cannot rest!

With a hope, which awe assuages,

Tremble all the blest.

the son and heir eternal, To be son yet more,

Leaves his stately chair supernal

For the earth's low floor;

Leaves the room so high and old,

Leaves the all-world hearth,

Seeks the out-air, frosty-cold,

Of the twilight earth--

To be throned in newer glory

In a mother's lap,

Gather up our broken story,

And right every hap.

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