Oh! surely the soul was formed for delight

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Oh! surely the soul was formed for delight


Poem written by George D. Baylor for Miss J.A.B.

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Oh! surely the soul was formed for delight
Though cares our very best moments annoy. =
AGentle twilights of peace can dispel the dark night
And hope, through the gratings of anguish bring Joy


The rose with no thorn may sweet odors exhale
To cheer the fond heart the fair time of some maiden's bright hour;
Yet dearest to her is the murmuring gale
When it waffs [illegible] a perfume of the sweetest crushed flower -


Though tears may be sad, yet they loosen the cords
of our sorrows; and tenderly transform [crossed out, illegible] to bliss!
When the heart that's weighed down is touched with kind words
If there's heaven on earth, it is this!! It is this! -



To Miss J:A:B:

Original Format

Ink on paper


Baylor, George D., “Oh! surely the soul was formed for delight,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed December 6, 2022, https://cwfjdrlsc.omeka.net/items/show/301.

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