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III. “ Here are knots," said Hymen, taking Some loose flowers, " of Love's own making; “ Here are gold ones-you may trust 'em”. (These, of course, found ready custom).

“Come buy my love-knots !

“Come buy my love-knots! “ Some are labell’dKnots to tie men'66 • Love the maker'— Bought of Hymen."

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IV. Scarce their bargains were completed, When the nymphs all cried, “We're cheated ! " See these flowers--they're drooping sadly; “ This gold-knot, too, ties but badly

“Who'd buy such love-knots ?

" Who'd buy such love-knots? “ Even this tie, with Love's name round it66 All a sham-He never bound it.”

V.

Love, who saw the whole proceeding,
Would have laugh’d, but for good-breeding ;
While Old Hymen, who was used to
Cries like that these dames gave loose to

6. Take back our love-knots!

" Take back our love-knots !”.
Coolly said, “ There's no returning
“ Wares on Hymen's hands—Good morning !"

SEE, THE DAWN FROM HEAVEN.

Sung at Rome, on Christmas Eve.

1. See, the dawn from Heaven is breaking o'er our sight, And Earth, from sin awaking, hails the sight! See, those groups of Angels, winging from the realms

above, On their sunny brows from Eden bringing wreaths of

Hope and Love.

II.
Hark-their hymns of glory pealing through the air,
To mortal ears revealing who lies there!
In that dwelling, dark and lowly, sleeps the heavenly

Son,
He, whose home is in the skies,-the Holy One!

NUMBER I V.

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I.
COME, listen to my story,
While
your

needle's task you ply; At what I sing some maids will smile,

While some, perhaps, may sigh.
Though Love's the theme, and Wisdom blames

Such florid songs as ours,
Yet Truth sometimes, like eastern dames,

Can speak her thoughts by flowers.
Then listen, maids, come listen,

While your needle's task you ply;
At what I sing there's some may smile,

While some, perhaps, will sigh.

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