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The Poetical Works of George MacDonald

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The stars are glad in gulfy space--

Friendly the dark to them!

From day's deep mine, their hiding-place,

Night wooeth every gem.

thing for faith 'mid labour's jar, When up the day is furled,

Shines in the sky a light afar,

Mayhap a home-filled world.

Sometimes upon the inner sky

We catch a doubtful shine:

mote or star? A flash in the eye Or jewel of God's mine?
star to us, all glimmer and glance, May teem with seraphim:
fancy to our ignorance
May be a truth to Him.

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