BETA

LINES.

WRITTEN ON PLACING A LILY OF THE VALLEY IN THE DEAD
HAND OF A LOVELY CHILD, WHILE LYING IN HER COFFIN,
MAY 24, 1829.

Thou sleeping innocent !  to thee I bring1
This purest offering of the new-born Spring !2
While to thy spirit by thy God is given3
A palm of glory, in the realms of heaven.4