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Jack-In-The-Box

Rating: 2.9

_(Grandfather, musing.)_


In childish days! O memory,
You bring such curious things to me!--
Laughs to the lip--tears to the eye,
In looking on the gifts that lie
Like broken playthings scattered o'er
Imagination's nursery floor!
Did these old hands once click the key

That let 'Jack's' box-lid upward fly,
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