The Four Princesses At Wilna - A Photograph


    Sweet faces, that from pictured casements lean
        As from a castle window, looking down
        On some gay pageant passing through a town,
        Yourselves the fairest figures in the scene;
    With what a gentle grace, with what serene
        Unconsciousness ye wear the triple crown
        Of youth and beauty and the fair renown
        Of a great name, that ne'er hath tarnished been!
    From your soft eyes, so innocent and sweet,
        Four spirits, sweet and innocent as they,
        Gaze on the world below, the sky above;
    Hark! there is some one singing in the street;
        "Faith, Hope, and Love! these three," he seems to say;
        "These three; and greatest of the three is Love."


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