|(Nov. 3, 1794-June 12, 1878)|
To him who in the love of Nature holds--William Cullen Bryant, from "Thanatopsis"
Communion with her visible forms, she speaks
A various language; for his gayer hours
She has a voice of gladness, and a smile
And eloquence of beauty, and she glides
Into his darker musings, with a mild
And healing sympathy, that steals away
Their sharpness, ere he is aware.