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Lines suggested on receiving the beautiful Painting by Bradford Sherman, called


From the August 1884 issue of The Christian Science Journal

This poem was later republished in Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896: Mis. 392:18-393:24 

Isle of beauty, thou art singing      To my sense a sweet refrain; To my busy mem'ry bringing      Forms that I would see again. Glows the charm of thy reflecting      In the moral that it brings? Nature with the mind connecting,      Gave the artist's fancy, wings.