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Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw within the moonlight of his room, Making it rich and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold. Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And, to the presence in the room, he said, "What writest though?" The vision raised its head, And, with a look made of all sweet accord, Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord!" "And is mine one?" asked Abou. - "Nay, not so," Replied the angel. Abou spake more low, But cheerly still / and said - "I pray thee, then, Write me as one that loves his fellow-men." The angel wrote and vanished. The next night It came again, with a great wakening light, And showed the names whom love of God had blest And lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest! Leigh Hunt.

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Post Card. Sheahan's Good Mottos make the world brighter. / Handwritten: Dear cousin. This reminded me of you so I am sending it. We are all well and all send love to you. Eleanor L. Beennaw. I hope you will come to Cleveland this summer. E. B. / Prof. Orville Watson. Gambier, Ohio.


postcard, Watson, United States

Abou Ben Adhem