Lays of affection; or Tributes of sincere friendship; a small collection of poems, &c

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Страница 15 - Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee; for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge. Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God. Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried. The Lord do so to me, and more also, if aught but death part thee and me.
Страница 8 - This, however, has the advantage of that, as the place to stand upon is already found — it is the nature of a human being ! I would affectionately commend the following lines to the attention of my brother teachers. GFT BE KIND. Be kind, for kindness speaks A language quite her own, The charms she hath, the good she seeks, To all mankind are known. The rudest savage feels her sway, She rules the most refined, And seems in pleading tones to say,
Страница 11 - The small sweet courtesies of life " For mortals were designed, To nurture peace — to banish strife ; Employ them, and be kind. Be kind. Why should you not ? If constant Friendship cheers And makes more bearable your lot In this our "vale of tears," Oh ! think how different your fate Had you neglected pined ; If kindness shown to you be great, Oh ! should you not be kind} Be kind. Why should you not ? If faithful friends are few, And if you seem to be forgot By those you once deemed true, Should...
Страница 11 - Ye know ye may receive relief, Yet sympathy not find ; Then learn to sympathize with grief—- The poorest can be kind. Be kind. If ye are old, Love may not light your eye ; The strongest passion may grow cold, But virtue cannot die. There is respect from youth to you, By God and men assigned ; Let your deportment claim it too : Ye aged ones, be kind.
Страница 32 - A jovial swain may rack his brain. And tax his fancy's might ; To quiz is vain, for 'tis most plain That what I say is right.
Страница 10 - If you are rich, Ye need, indeed, take care ; For God hath given wealth of which The poor should have a share. Ye may be bountiful, but yet To charity be blind ; Ye may give freely, but forget Ye also should be kind. Be kind. If ye are poor, Ye know how kindness smooths The roughest fortunes ye endure, And how it sorrow soothes ; Ye know ye may receive relief, Yet sympathy not find ; Then learn to sympathize with grief — The poorest can be kind. Be kind. If ye are old, Love may not light your eye...

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