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Count that Day Lost

If you sit down at set of sun And count the acts that you have done, And, counting, find One self-denying deed, one word That eased the heart of him who heard, One glance most kind That fell like sunshine where it went - Then you may count that day well spent But if, though all the livelong day, You've cheered no heart, by yea or nay - If,...

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