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First Line: Nay, shrink not from the word 'farewell'
Last Line: May meet -- to part no more.
Alternate Author Name(s): Quaker Poet
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


NAY, shrink not from the word "farewell!"
As if 't were friendship's final knell;
Such fears may prove but vain:
So changeful is life's fleeting day,
Whene'er we sever -- hope may say,
"We part -- to meet again!"

E'en the last parting heart can know,
Brings not unutterable wo,
To souls that heavenward soar;
For humble faith, with steadfast eye,
Points to a brighter world on high,
Where hearts that here at parting sigh,
May meet -- to part no more.





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