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SENTIMENTS FOR ALBUMS.
Be noble in every thought
He who is false to present duty breaks a And in every deed !
thread in the loom, and will find the
flaw when he may have forgotten its May the chains of friendship formed by the
links which are dropped here, serve to unite you more closely in spirit with the Guard well thy thoughts ; our thoughts are friends who have worked it. May each
heard in heaven. link be brought to a white heat in the fires of Love; and, forged on the The mould of a man's fortune is in his own anvils of Truth, may they be strong as
hands. iron, yet light as air ; keeping you bravely to the duties of Life. And when We may write our names in Albums, the chain of human bondage shall be Ve may trace them in the sand; broken, may they become flowers of We
chisel them in marble, eternal brightness in the gardens from
With a firm and skillful hand : whence cometh exceeding peace.
But the pages soon are sullied,
Soon each name will fade away; Our lives are albums, written through
Every monument will crumble, With good or ill—with false or true
Like all earthly hopes, decay. And, as the blessed angels turn
But, dear friend, there is an Album, The pages of our years,
Full of leaves of snowy white, God grant they read the good with smiles, Where no name is ever tarnished, And blot the bad with tears,
But forever pure and bright.
In that Book of life, God's Album, May there be just clouds enough o'er your life
May your name be penned with care :
And may all who here have written, to cause a glorious sunset.
Have their names forever there.
Get thy spindle and thy distaff ready, and I everywhere am thinking
Of thy blue eyes' sweet smile ;
A sea of blue thoughts spreading Every one is the son of his own works. Over my heart the while.
GEMS FOR THE FIRESIDE.
Be what nature intended you for and you will Honor and shame from no condition rise ;
succeed, be anything else and you will Act well your part, there all the honor lies. be ten thousand times worse than nothing.
Don't be "consistent,” but be simply true. Our acts make or mar us,--We are the children of our own deeds.
Let your life be like a snowflake, which
leaves a mark, but not a stain. Victory belongs to the most persevering.
May the hinges of our Friendship never rast. Let us, then, be what we are, and speak what Devote each day to the object then in time,
we think, and in all things Keep ourselves loyal to truth, and the sacred
and every evening will find something
Be great in act, as you have been in thought
Look not mournfully into the past, —it comes
not back again ; wisely improve the All may do what has by man been done.
present,—it is thine; go forth to meet
the shadowy future without fear, and No sun ever rose and set but had influence with a manly heart.
somewhere. No stream ever flowed seaward but some land
How often is our path was gladdened.
Crossed by some being whose bright spirit No life can be pure in its purpose and strong sheds
in its strife, and all life not be purer A passing gladness o’er it; but whose courte and stronger thereby.
Leads down another current, never more
To blend with ours ! yet far within our soul As we sail through life towards death,
Amidst the rushing of the busy world, Bound unto the same port—Heaven,
Dwells many a secret thought, which lingers Friend, what years could us divide ?
Around that image. I wish you all the joy that you can wish.
Truth is as impossible to be soiled by any Yes, we must ever be friends, and of all who
outward touch as the sunbeam. offer you friendship Let me be ever the first, the truest, the near- When to the flowers so beautiful est and dearest!
The Father gave a name,
Back came a little blue-eyed one Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the (All timidly it came), soul.
And standing at its Father's feet
And gazing in His face Moderation is the silken string running It said, in low and trembling tones : through the pearl-chain of all virtues.
“Dear God, the name thou gavest me,
Alas! I have forgot,"
And said: Forget-me-not.
Kindly the Father looked him down
Truth in the end shall shine divinely clear,
He who is firm in will moulds the world to
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