The inundation of the Spring + Enlarges every Soul - +submerges It sweeps the tenement - [or s] away But leaves the Water whole - In which the Soul at first + estranged - + alarmed Seeks +faintly for its' Shore -+ softly But acclima ted - pines no more For [its'] Peninsula - that + submerged - + [circled seeks furtive for its' shore] [sideways, on bottom right:] Loses sight Of aught aught Peninsular -
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