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Ellen Sturgis Hooper (1812 – 1848)

American poet, whose work is occasionally reprinted in anthologies.
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Ellen Sturgis Hooper
I slept, and dreamed that life was Beauty;
I woke, and found that life was Duty.
Was thy dream then a shadowy lie?
Toil on, poor heart, unceasingly;
And thou shalt find thy dream to be
A truth and noonday light to thee.
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