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PHYSICAL AND MORAL BLINDNESS, by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: The child whose eyes were never blest
Last Line: Feeling the childly life beyond.
Alternate Author Name(s): Houghton, 1st Baron; Houghton, Lord
Subject(s): Blindness; Middle East; Visually Handicapped; Near East; Levant

THE child whose eyes were never blest
With heavenly light, or lost it soon,
About another's neck will rest
Its arm, and walk like you at noon;
The blind old man will place his palm
Upon a child's fresh-blooming head,
And follow through the croud in calm
That infantine and trusty tread.

We, too, that in our spirits dark
Traverse a wild and weary way,
May in these sweet resources mark
A lesson, and be safe as they:
Resting, when young, in happy faith
On fair affection's daily bond,
And afterwards resigned to death,
Feeling the childly life beyond.

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