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First Line: Where burns the fireside brightest
Last Line: At home -- sweet home.
Alternate Author Name(s): Quaker Poet
Subject(s): Home

WHERE burns the fireside brightest,
Cheering the social breast?
Where beats the fond heart lightest,
Its humblest hopes possessed?
Where is the hour of sadness,
With meek-eyed patience borne,
Worth more than those of gladness,
Which mirth's gay cheeks adorn?
Pleasure is marked by fleetness,
To those who ever roam;
While grief itself has sweetness
At home -- sweet home.

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