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THE VICTIM.


For the Feast of the Circumcision : New Year's Day.


The sun methinks rose rosy-red
 On that great New Year's Day,
When Blood was in the cradle shed
 Where Mary's Darling lay.


The lark, uprising with the sun,
 Was silent on the wing;
The nightingale, when day was done,
 Forgot her song to sing.