Examine this knot of Lille thread
Of a texture, so firm, yet so fine,
And observe, with what gracefulness, strength
And fair Purity’s emblem combine.
May the thread of your days, like this knot,
Be drawn to a long winding clew,
And the rough trace of sorrow and care,
Be small as its specks, and as few.
May health give you spirits and strength,
Through a course of mild virtue to run;
As this thread — so each action of Life,
When exposed, shall grow bright in the Sun!
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