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The Poetical Works of George MacDonald

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There Earth's foster-baby lies,

Sleep-dimmed all his graces,

'Neath four stars of parents' eyes,

And two heavens of faces!

See! the cow and ass, dumb-staring,

Feel the skirts of good

Fold them in dull-blessed sharing

Of infinitude.

Make a little room betwixt you,

Pray you, Ass and Cow!

Sure we shall, if I kneel next you,

Know each other now!

To the pit-fallen comes salvation--

Love is never loath!

Here we are, thy whole creation,

Waiting, Lord, thy growth!

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