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XCVIII

PEACE

Anon.

I sought for Peace, but could not find;

I sought it in the city,

But they were of another mind,--

The more's the pity.

I sought for Peace of country swain,

But yet I could not find;

So I, returning home again,

Left Peace behind.

Sweet Peace, where dost thou dwell? said I;--

Methought a voice was given,

'Peace dwelt not here, long since did fly

To GOD in heaven.'

Thought I, this echo is but vain,

To folly 'tis of kin;

Anon, I heard it tell me plain,

'Twas kill'd by sin.

Then I believed the former voice,

And rested well content;

Laid down and slept, rose, did rejoice,

And then to Heaven went.

There I enquired for Peace, and found it true:--

An heavenly plant it was, and sweetly grew.

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