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HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS, by                    
First Line: Tis home where'er the heart is
Last Line: And soft dew to its flowers
Subject(s): Home

'T IS home where'er the heart is,
Where'er its loved ones dwell,
In cities or in cottages,
Thronged haunts or mossy dell.
The heart's a rover ever,
And thus, on wave and wild,
The maiden with her lover walks,
The mother with her child.

'T is bright where'er the heart is;
Its fairy spell can bring
Fresh fountains to the wilderness,
And to the desert spring.
Green isles are in the ocean
O'er which affection glides,
A haven on each sunny shore,
When love's the sun that guides.

'T is free where'er the heart is;
Nor chains nor dungeons dim
May check the mind's aspiring thought,
The spirit's pealing hymn.
The heart gives life its beauty,
Its glory, and its powers;
'T is sunlight to its rippling stream,
And soft dew to its flowers.

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