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John Liddell Kelly

(19 February 1850-1926 / Airdrie, Scotland)

Poems of John Liddell Kelly

1. Heredity 1/4/2003
2. Immortality 1/4/2003
3. The Christian Philosopher's A.B.C. 5/25/2012

Heredity

More than a fleshly immortality
   Is mine. Though I myself return again
   To dust, my qualities of heart and brain,
Of soul and spirit, shall not cease to be.
I view them growing, day by day, in thee,
   My first-begotten son; I trace them plain
   In you, my daughters; and I count it gain
Myself renewed and multiplied to see.

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