Say, have you seen Charity
She hideth I know not where?
I search for her sweet song of love,
Have you seen her pretty face?
I have been searching every place.
Look! see that dark corner there,
Yonder stands Intolerance and
His brothers Greed and Envy-
There-is that their sister Malice
peering through that curtained window?
Compassion too has disappeared-
perhaps he dances some far off
forest glen- with Charity?
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