H B 123: etext transcription

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Without the
annual parting
I thought to
shun the
Loneliness that
parting ratifies.
How artfully
in vain!
Your Coffee
cooled un-
touched Except
by random
A one armed
Man conveyed
the flowers.
Not all my

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modest schemes
have so perverse
a close.
My love to
"Captain Jenks"
who forbore
to call.
If not too
to the Divine
Will, a kiss
also for
"God is a
jealous God."
I miss the
Turkey's quaint
face - once

<second leaf (H B 123)>
my grave
Familiar, also
the former
Chickens, now
forgotten Hens.
"Pussum" cries
I hear, but
it is too
select a grief
to accept solace.
Tell Mattie
Tabby caught
a Rat and it
ran away.
Grandpa caught
it and it
He is the best

<verso, second leaf (H B 123)>
The Rabbit
winks at me
all Day, but
if I wink
back, he
shuffles a
What Rowen
he leaves -
Horace will
pick for the
Cow -
This is the
final Weather -
The Transport
that is not
postponed is

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is stopping
with us all.
But Subjects
hinder talk.
Silence is all
we dread.
There's Ransom
in a Voice -
But Silence
is Infinity.
Himself have
not a face.
Love for
John and
Mattie -