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Thomas Cole's poetry

the collected poems of America's foremost painter of the Hudson River School reflecting his feelings for nature and the romantic spirit of the Nineteenth Century

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On Another

Beauty doth fade—its emblem is a leaf
That mingles with the earth in quick decay
But virtue like an exaltation bright
Springeth from each to heaven and never dies—
Beauty doth fade—as fades the leaf
Its summer day is bright but brief
But virtue like a star on high
Shines on through all eternity—