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First Line: Tread lightly here, for here, 'tis said
Last Line: Inspire their little souls to sing.
Variant Title(s): The Robin's Grave;epitaph On A Robin
Subject(s): Robins


TREAD lightly here, for here, 'tis said,
When piping winds are hushed around,
A small note wakes from underground,
Where now his tiny bones are laid.
No more in lone and leafless groves,
With ruffled wing and faded breast,
His friendless, homeless spirit roves;
--Gone to the world where birds are blessed!
Where never cat glides o'er the green,
Or schoolboy's giant form is seen;
But Love, and Joy, and smiling Spring
Inspire their little souls to sing.





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