"THE BRIGHT AND PARTICULAR STAR"

HENRY LIVERMORE ABBOTT 1842-1864

"He steered unquestioning nor turning back,
Into the darkness and the unknown sea;
He vanished into the starless night, and we
Saw but the shining of his luminous wake
Thou sawest light, but ah, our sky seemed black,
And all too hard the inscrutable degree,
Yet noble heart, full soon we follow thee,
Lit by the deeds that flamed along thy track..."

--Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr

 

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