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A PRAYER FOR THE FOLLOWERS OF IDEAL BEAUTY (With a pencil sketch qf an Angel by Botticelli THOU in whose All no work imperfect X stands, Thou who dost gaze on Beauty's unveiled face, Grant to Thy children Thy sustaining grace, When low at length have run the daylight sands,- When, though their day was set to Thy com- mands, They bow contritely in prayer's holy place, Because through strivings beauty-wards they- trace The sad misshapings of their earthly hands: Grant them at eve a soul devoutly still, Grant them in dreams a vision of Thy light, Grant them at morn a sorrow purged away Into the peace of all-absolving night, Star in the dawnlight of a fairer day, Nearer the blossom of Thy perfect Will.