THE thoughts that come 

of heavenly mould

Alas, how short their stay;

How slow to leave us, 

those that steal

Our very joys away.

How carefully then should we shun

The evil in their birth,

And cherish only those we know

Will prove of heavenly worth.

Our life might be as peaceful as

The calm, sweet breath of even,

If we had Heaven in all our thoughts,

And all our thoughts in Heaven.


Wilton, N. II.