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A GRACE, by            
First Line: For all the beryl, pearl and chrysoprase
Last Line: Gloria tibi domine!
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graves; Stones; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Granite; Rocks

FOR all the beryl, pearl and chrysoprase
Wherewith the summer binds her brow;
The bleachéd raiment, meet for seraphim,
That April hangs upon the bough;
For autumn mornings when the very stones
Are steeped in amethystine light;
For lonely contemplations that endear
The silent winter night;
For strength of youth, and charity of age;
For this life's myrrh and euphrasy,
And those "sublime attractions of the grave"—
Gloria Tibi Domine!

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