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The Abiding Law (Poem)

Thuo who, immutable and One,
Through varying forms dost range,
The abiding life, the steadfast law
Deep at the heart of change;—

Our restless life sweeps ever on
To regions new and strange;
But may our hearts the abiding find,
The changeless 'mid all change!
Samuel Longfellow

No impure thing is allowed to approach the Pure.
—Plato

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Samuel Longfellow

  • Born June 18, 1819, in Portland, Maine
  • Younger brother of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Unitarian pastor
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