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voin of colorous jutes,
the Rich The this song of the theit!
houth fungers beary
such exlids Leary A homir.
Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky, Thou dost not bite so nigh As benefits forgot: Though thou the waters warp, Thy sting is not so sharp As friend remembered not. Heigh-ho sing heigh-ho unto the greenholly: Most friendship isfeigning, most lovingmerefoily: Then, heigh-ho the holly! This life is most jolly
TLD POEMS OF SORROW AND ADVERSITY. 225 A LAMENT. Though the deep between us rolls, , Friendship shall unite our souls. 0 world ! O Life : O Time ! Still in Fancy's rich domain 0n whose last steps I climb, Oft shall we all meet again. Trembling at that where I had stood before ; When will return the glory of your prime? Wo o o of life o N — O - ! en its wasted lamps are dead ; o more, neverinole When in cold oblivion's shade, Out of the day and night Beauty, power, and fame are laid; Ajoy has taken flight: Where immortal spirits reign, Fresh spring, and summer, and winter hoar There shall we all meet again. * ANONYMOUS.
Movemy faintheart with grief, but with delight
There's not a blade will grow, boys, 'Tis cropped out, I trow, boys, And Tommy's dead.
Send the colt to fair, boys,
Move my chair on the floor, boys,
There's something not right, boys,
But the old three-cornered hat,
Are so queer !
And if I should live to be
In the spring,
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES.
THE APPROACH OF AGE.
FROM "TALES OF THE HALL."
Six years had passed, and forty ere the six, .
choose. In fact, I felt a languor stealing on; The active arm, the agile hand, were gone; Small daily actions into habits grew, And new dislike to forms and fashions new. I loved my trees in order to dispose ; I numbered peaches, looked how stocks arose ; Told the same story oft, in short, began to prose.
You may give over plough, boys,