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A COMPARISON [ADDRESSED] TO A YOUNG LADY, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet stream that winds through yonder glade
Last Line: And heaven reflected in her face.
Variant Title(s): The Stream;to A Young Lady;addressed To A Young Lady
Subject(s): Brooks; Youth; Streams; Creeks


SWEET stream, that winds through yonder glade,
Apt emblem of a virtuous maid, --
Silent and chaste she steals along,
Far from the world's gay, busy throng;
With gentle yet prevailing force,
Intent upon her destined course;
Graceful and useful all she does,
Blessing and blest where'er she goes;
Pure-bosomed as that watery glass,
And Heaven reflected in her face.




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