If thou wilt but stand by my ear

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"If thou wilt but stand by my ear"
(Inspiration)

by Henry David Thoreau


If thou wilt but stand by my ear,
When through the field thy anthem's rung,
When that is done I will not fear
But the same power will abet my tongue.


This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.