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Katharine Lee Bates

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The Home-Coming

The Roman net grips land and sea, Roman hearts are stones, And on many a hill of Galilee Shudders the bitter felon tree, Whose fruit cries out and moans. “Set forth the supper,” bade Joseph; “Is not the day far spent?” Weary he cam [...]

A Marchpane for Christmas

In what season was Christ born? Milton makes positive reply:   It was the winter wild   While the Heaven-born child All meanly wrapt in the rude manger lies. But the second century of the Christian era would have ans [...]