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- The words were not exactly a hymn, but they certainly fitted his Sunday experience:— "O me, O me, what frugal cheer My love doth feed upon!Book 5 — The Dead Hand (40% in)
- A touch, a ray, that is not here, A shadow that is gone: "A dream of breath that might be near, An inly-echoed tone, The thought that one may think me dear, The place where one was known, "The tremor of a banished fear, An ill that was not done— O me, O me, what frugal cheer My love doth feed upon!"Book 5 — The Dead Hand (40% in)
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