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    charlesallen is offline Tadipaar
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    Default The Retreat by Henry Vaughan

    Happy those early days! when I
    Shined in my Angel-infancy.
    Before I understood this place
    Appointed for my second race,
    Or taught my soul to fancy aught
    But a white, celestial thought;
    When yet I had not walked above
    A mile or two from my first Love,
    And looking back, at that short space
    Could see a glimpse of His bright face;
    When on some gilded cloud or flower
    My gazing soul would dwell an hour,
    And in those weaker glories spy
    Some shadows of eternity;
    Before I taught my tongue to wound
    My conscience with a sinful sound,
    Or had the black art to dispense
    A several sin to every sense,
    But felt through all this fleshly dress
    Bright shoots of everlastingness.

    O how I long to travel back
    And tread again that ancient track!
    That I might once more reach that plain
    Where first I left my glorious train;
    From whence th' enlightened spirit sees
    That shady city of palm-trees.
    But ah! my soul with too much stay
    Is drunk, and staggers in the way.
    Some men a forward motion love,
    But I by backward steps would move;
    And when this dust falls to the urn,
    In that state I came, return.

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    Insha is offline FT Assistant
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    Default Re: The Retreat by Henry Vaughan

    It is beautiful indeed!!! Thanks for posting!! Just wanted to read something like dis

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    Default Re: The Retreat by Henry Vaughan

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