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    Gather round thee all earth's treasures,
        Spread them out in shining rows ;
      Fill thy stately halls with pleasures,
        All the pleasures that life knows,

      Then from brimming goblets drinking —
        Ah ! thou sigh'st in all this bliss ;
      For thy banquet, thou art thinking,
        Lacks the consecrating kiss ;

      And the wreath thy brow entwining,
        Lacks the slighted evergreen ;
      For the flowers that there are shining
        Blossom but to fade, I ween.

      Once thou might'st have hoped, unhidden ;
        Fortune wooed thee once in vain ;
      Eden's gates stood wide, unbidden,
        Once, — but hope it not again.