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First Line: Thou readest, but each lettered word can give
Last Line: Itself by all things seen and owned as his.


Thou readest, but each lettered word can give
Thee but the sound that thou first gave to it;
Thou lookest on the page, things move and live
In light thine eye and thine alone has lit;
Ears are there yet unstopped, and eyes unclosed,
That see and hear as in one common day;
When they which present see have long reposed,
And he who hears has mouldered too to clay;
These ever see and hear; they are in Him,
Who speaks, and all is light; how dark before!
Each object throws aside its mantle dim,
That hid the starry robe that once it wore;
And shines full-born disclosing all that is,
Itself by all things seen and owned as His.






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