So from the unknown voice I courage found,
And girdling close my pilgrim garb, with speed
Went on, nor to the thorns beneath gave heed,
Nor seemed to know how cold th’ uneven ground;
The dreary road ceased to affright me now

Caroline W. Leakey (1827 – 1881), Australian Poet

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