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When love could teach a monarch to be wise,
And gospel-light first dawn'd from Bullen's eyes.
From toil he wins his spirits light,
From busy day the peaceful night;
Rich, from the very want of wealth,
In heaven's best treasures, peace and health.
O'er her warm cheek and rising bosom move
The bloom of young Desire and purple light of Love.
He passed the flaming bounds of place and time:
The living throne, the sapphire-blaze,
Where angels tremble, while they gaze,
He saw; but blasted with excess of light,
Closed his eyes in endless night.
Dear, as the light that visits these sad eyes;
Dear, as the ruddy drops that warm my heart.
Rich windows that exclude the light,
And passages that lead to nothing.
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