E n t e re d a ccordin g to Act of C on gre ss , i n th e ye a r 1 866, b y

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VI . ” E n graver. I' C H I LD R E N 'LA ' ' ‘ . V S A n th ony . H en ry M a n ia V III . ” E n graver . LOO K I N G 'A C K 'u dge l oo ked bac k as he c li m bed the hi ll ' T he . VII . A . And saw M aud M ul ler s tandi n g s ti ll . . while a plea sed surpri se Loo ked fr om her l on g lashed haz el eye s - . M US I N G ' And t he y o u n g gi rl m u sed beside t he well . I ll u s tra ti on s . ' D a r/1: . 'I C T U R ES IN TH E 'I R E 'e t o ft . T ill the r ai n o n t he unr ake d cl o ver fel l ” . V S A n t/way . i n hi s mar b l e heart h s brigh t gl o w ' . ” E n graver . E n graver. V S A n t/to n y . IV . A . . T H E L I ST E N ER A n d l is t e n ed . Al M an y chi ld re n pla ye d r o u n d her doo r ' ' . . A . E ngraver . A . V S A i d /z any . He wat c hed a p ic t u r e com e an d g o . \V I S H I N G M aud M uller l oo ked sighedan d : ‘ A h. m e' T ha t I t he 'udge s bride might be ' E n graver . . . . . . . V . .

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i n the hereafter an gel s m ay . I I ' Som e t i m e sher n arr o w ki t c he n wall s S tret c hed a wa v i n t o ta tel y hal l s ' s An d o f r hi m wh o sat by t he c hi m n ey lug . . I ll u s tra ti on s . ” En gravers . V S A u tfion y . . V S . A n th ony . A m a n ly fo r m a t her side s he saw . . D E 'RO 'U N D I S . 'I I . 'I . Ro l l the s t n e fr om it s grave away ' ” o E n graver . 12 ' A n d. A . And ' o y was duty a n d l o ve was law . T H E C O N T RA ST 1 0. H en ry I l l m /I . 'I . . ' A . . D o z i n g a n d gru m bli n g o er pipe a n d m ug ' . .

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The m o c k bi rd e c hoed fro m h is t ree . . M AU D M U LLER . 'e neath her torn h at glowed the weal th O f sim ple beauty and rust ic health. A U D M U LL E R ' on a sum m er s day 1 . Si ngi ng sh e w rough t and her m e rry glee . . R aked th e m eadow swee t w ith hay . . .

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[Mau d 1V I l l/0 ' . A wish that she h ardly dared t o o wn . . ' Smoothi ng h is horse s c hest n ut mane . T he'udge r o d e slowl y down th e lane . A nd a nameless longi ng filled h er breast . ' h i te fr o m its h il l sl o pe lo o ki n g down - . The sweet song d ied and a vague u nrest . 'o r someth i ng be tter than she had k n o wn . . 'u t when sh e glanced to the far o fi t o w n ' - .

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. ' Thanks ' said the 'u d ge ' a sweeter ” ' d raught 'r om a fai rer hand was never q u a fl cd ' ” . . . A nd filled for h i m her s m all t i n c up . A nd blushed as sh e gave i t look in g d ow n . O n her feet so bare and her tat tered gow n . A nd ask a d ra u gh t from th e sprin g th at fl owed Th r o u gh th e meadow a c ross the road . She stooped where the c ool spring bubbled up .He drew his bridle i n t he sh ade Of t he apple t rees to greet the maid - .

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I ll a/ mi fl i rt/161 ' . A nd M aud fo rgot her brier torn gow n- . The c l o u d i n the west would bri ng foul weat her . He spoke of t he grass and flowers and t rees . A nd her graceful an kles bare an d brown ' A nd l istened wh il e a pleased su rprise . . Looked fro m her long lashed h az el eyes - . Of t he si ngin g bi rds an d t he h u mm i ng bees ' Then talked of the h ayi ng an d wondered wheth er .

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I d d ress my m other so grand and gay ' ' . A nd the baby sh o uld have a new toy each day . A n d saw M aud M ul ler stan d i n g st ill . . ' A form more fai r a fa c e m ore sweet . ' A nd her modest answer and graceful a i r Show her wise and good as she i s fai r . ' Ne er hath it bee n my lot to meet . The 'udge looked ba c k as he climbed t he h ill . ' A nd I d feed t he h un gry and cl o t he t he po o r ' ' . M a u d 1V1I I I/or . . ' A nd al l should bless m e wh o left ou r d oo r .

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N or weary lawyers w ith endless ton gu es . A nd M aud was left i n the field alone . L ike her a h arvester of hay ' . . ' . ' hen he b u m me d i n co u rt a n o ld l o ve t u ne - ' . 'u t th e l awyers s m i led that afternoon . 'u t h e though t of h is sisters proud and c old . M a u a M u llor ' ' . 'u t low of catt le and song of birds . h is heart the 'udge rode on 5 0 c losin g . . ' ' ould sh e were m i ne an d I to d ay. ' A nd heal th and q u iet an d lovi n g words . No do u btful balance of righ ts an d w rongs . A nd h is m other vai n of her ran k and gold .

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A nd t he p ro ud m an sighed w ith a se c re t pai n . He watched a pict u re come an d g o . He wedded a wife of richest dower . T o d rea m of m eadows and clover blooms . He longed fo r the wayside wel l i nstead ' A nd cl o sed h i s eyes o n h i s garn i shed rooms . when th e w i ne i n h is glass was red . A nd sweet M a u d M uller s h az el eyes ' Looked ou t i n thei r i n noce n t surpri se . ' ho l ived for fash ion as he for power . O ft. ' 8 . ' 'e t oft i n h is m arble hearth s bright glow . . . ' A h that I were free agai n . . A nd th e you ng gi rl m used beside the well . . Till the rai n on the u n raked c lover fell .

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' D o z i ng and gru m bl i ng o er pipe an d m ug . She fel t h i s pleased eyes read her face . A nd fo r h i m who sat by the ch i m ney l ug . . The tal low candle an ast ral burned . Somet imes her n arro w ki t c hen wal ls Stretch ed away i n to stately bal ls : The weary wheel to a spin n et t u rned .A nd gaz i ng dow n w i th tim id gra c e . .

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A manly form at her side she saw . 'or rich rep iner and househol d d rudge ‘ G od pi ty the m both ' and p ity us all . . A nd ' o y was duty an d love was l aw . ” Sayi ng only . [Ha n d 11/I l l /er . ' ho vain ly the d ream s of you t h recall . ' I t m igh t have been . . Alas for m aiden alas for 'udge . Then she took u p h er burden of l ife again .

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' for us al l som e sweet hope l ies D eeply b u ried fr o m h um an eyes ' A nd i n the hereafter angels m ay . M a u d M I dler ' . R o ll the stone fr o m i ts grave away ' . 'o r of all sad words of ton gue or pen . o The s a dde st a re these ' ' I t m igh t have been A h wel l . .