Henry O'Meara Ballads of America

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IMOGEN

IN "CYMBELINE"
IN Imogen all pearls of wifehood shine,
  Conjugal truth and immolation lend
A life-it halo to the spousal shrine
While Nature's gems in nuptial beams combine
  Where jewels of connubial lustre blend.
 
Clasped to this shrine, her wronged heart bides alone -
   Each radial impulse cleft by Love's recision -
Conjures an aureole phasma all her own,
A soul's perfusion as a nimbus thrown
  On her the centred angel of the vision.
 
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