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First Line: Father! Father! Where are you going?
Last Line: And away the vapour flew.
Subject(s): Bible; Loss; Mythology


"Father, father, where are you going?
O do not walk so fast.
Speak father, speak to your little boy
Or else I shall be lost."

The night was dark, no father was there,
The child was wet with dew.
The mire was deep, & the child did weep,
And away the vapour flew.




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