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TO ELSIE AND JESSIE.

ROMANCE.

"C'est toi qui dors dans l'ombre, ô sacré Souvenir."

If we could have remembrance now And see, as in the days to come We shall, what's venturous in these hours: The swift, intangible romance of fields at home, The gleams of sun, the showers, Our workaday contentments, or our powers To fare still forward through the uncharted haze Of present days. . . .

For, looking back when years shall flow Upon this olden day that's now, "We'll see, romantic in dimn'd hours . These memories of ours.