J H Leigh Hunt (1784 - 1859)

  • Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace,
And saw, within the moonlight of the room,
Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom,
An Angel writing in a book of gold.
- Abou Ben Adhem and the Angel
  • Write me as one that loves his fellow men.
- Abou Ben Adhem and the Angel
  • The Angel wrote, and vanished. The next night
It came again with a great wakening light,
And showed the names whom love of God had blessed
And lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest.
- Abou Ben Adhem and the Angel

Oliver Hazard Perry

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