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JEMIMA M. LEWER, PUBLISIIER.

CORNER OF BROADWAY AND PINE STREET.

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BESIDE the church upon the hill
A cottage stood of aspect gray,
Whose owner's task it was to till

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One daughter, little Jane, had he,
The silent Sexton's only child;
And when she laughed aloud and free,

The three fair fields that round him The gray old Sexton smiled.

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All else to him appeared as dead,
Awaiting but the shroud and pall;

The church and tall church-spire at It seemed that to himself he said,

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"I soon shall dig the graves of all."
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And beast, and man, and home, and
wife,

He saw with cold, accustomed eye;
Jane only looked so full of life
As if that she could never die.
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And when she still could hardly walk
By holding fast his wrinkled finger,
So well he loved her prattling talk,
He often from his work would linger.

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