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L.-Once Love in myrtle shades reposed,
His bow and darts behind him slung,
these numbers sung
I'll fly while I've the power;
Love, honor, and obey."
Speed, arrow, to thy mark,” he cried
Swift as a ray of light it flew !
Love's captive by surprise ;
say, one bridal day,
G.-Oh, if thy spirit meet on earth but one
Whose heart in sympathy springs to thine own,
L.-Let the cool stream of prudence temper the hot spring
of zeal; Discretion guard thine asking, discretion aid thine answer; G..
And teach that well-timed silence hath more eloquence
than speech. So shalt thou gain thine honorable end, nor lose the wished
for prize ; So shalt thy life be useful, and thy young heart happy.
Fear God, and besides him fear none but that man who fears Him not.
One Niagara is enough for a continent or a world ; while that same world needs thousands, and tens of thousands of silver fountains, and gently flowing rivulets, that shall water every farm, and every meadow, and every garden, and that shall flow on every day and every night, with their gentle and quiet beauty. So with the acts of our lives. It is not by great deeds only, like these of Howard-not by great sufferings only, like these of the martyrs--that good is to be done; it is by the daily and quiet virtues of life—the Christian temper, the meek forbearance, the spirit of forgiveness, and the doing small duties cheerfully that we all may be useful, and therefore happy.
You've friends in need, and friends indeed,
And this you'll find quite true,
No doubt they'll stick to you.
If like to any thing on earth
Thy nightly visions be,
Of something sad to thee;
Thy nightly visions rest
By future good be blessed.
G.–That you are endowed with many good qualities, but that you are like one, who, with his pockets full of gold, always wants change for ordinary occasions.
L.-None know thee but to love thee,
None name thee but to praise.
G.-It is not what your hands have done,
That weighs your spirit down;
And over earth a frown.
We judge by actions, which we view
Brought out before the sun ;
For what you've left undone.
L.-On, what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practice to deceive.
If at any time you are pressed to do a thing hastily, be careful; fraud and deceit are always in haste; diffidence is the right eye of prudence.
Let to-morrow take care of to-morrow,
Leave things of the future to fate;
Life's troubles come never too late !
'Tis one that the wise have preferred ;
Of evils that never occurred;
Have faith—and thy faith shall sustain thee,
Permit not suspicion and care,
But bear what God gives thee to bear.
Be ne'er by forebodings deterred,
By fears of what never occurred !
Let to-morrow take care of to-morrow;
Short and dark as our life may appear,
Still shorter by folly and fear!
Half our troubles are half our invention,
And often from blessings conferred ;
'Tis well to learn that
sunny May quickly change to mournful shade; 'Tis well to prize life's scattered flowers, Yet be prepared to see them fade.
Thou seest only what is fair,
Thou sippest only what is sweet;
R. W. Emerson,
Life is like the wind that blows
When the clouds of morn are breaking ; Life is like the stream that flows,
Something leaving something taking! Better cherish what you may,
Than recall the past with sorrow; As the world rolled yesterday,
So 'twill roll for you to-morrow.
As the sun now glows on earth,
Ages have beheld it glow;