Normale Version: On a Picture of Lillie
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On a Picture of Lillie

A truthful page is childhood’s lovely face,
Whereon sweet Innocence has record made, -
An outward semblance of the young heart’s grace,
Where truth, and love, and trust are all portrayed.

O blessed childhood! Like the wakening day,
The auroral flash bespeaks thy rising sun,
And spreads a roseate tint about thy way,
And Hope’s gay blossoms open one by one.

Sweet Lillie! As I gaze upon thy brow,
I feel my heart expanding into prayer,
That happiness may e’er maintain as now

The truthfull seeming it exhibits there;
May after life no bitterness impart,
But lie, as now, like sunshine round thy heart!