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Poems Every Child Should Know by  Mary E. Burt

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HE PRAYETH BEST

These two stanzas, the very heart of that great poem, "The Ancient Mariner," by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), sum up the lesson of this masterpiece—"Insensibility is a crime."

Farewell, farewell! but this I tell

To thee, thou Wedding-Guest!

He prayeth well who loveth well

Both man and bird and beast.


He prayeth best who loveth best

All things, both great and small:

For the dear God who loveth us,

He made and loveth all.


SAMUEL T. COLERIDGE.


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