To Dr. ---- (Botta)

        I know those subtle elements
            Thou dost administer,
        Have power to stay the parting breath,
            The languid pulse to stir.
        And not less potent is thy smile,
            Thy sympathizing tone,
        Thy tender heart that ever makes
            The sufferer's pain its own.

This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.