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BE NOT DISCOURAGED.

Be never discouraged —
Look

up

and look on; When the prospect is darkest

The cloud is withdrawn : The shadows that blacken

The earth and the sky, Speak to the strong-hearted,

Salvation is nigh.

Be never discouraged

Mock, mock at the tears That fall in your pathway,

And laugh at the fears That sometimes will darken

The sunniest face; Push on and be foremost

In the van of the race.

Be never discouraged –

The heart that will quail And sink at a spectre,

How can it prevail? From morning till sunset

'Tis cheerless and still, As the shadows that slumber

On the bleak, icy hill.

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LET US DO GOOD.

Let us do good. How sweet the thought,

We have the wretched blestThrew smiles upon a clouded brow,

And sunshine in the breast!

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To know we've dried a single tear,

And made one moment brightOr struck a feeble spark to cheer

The darkest hour of night

Will give to us more joy at last

Than Cæsar's triumphs gave; The memory of such deeds will live

In worlds beyond the grave.

Then in the little sphere we move,

Let kindness touch the heart; While every word shall lead to love

And happiness impart.

William G. Crosby.

TRUE FAME.

SUGGESTED BY CHANTRY'S STATUE OF WASHINGTON.

Wuo hath not hoped for immortality?
And what is immortality ?- to be
Awhile remembered, when the heart is cold,
And o'er the nerveless hand hath crept the mould
Of the damp sepulchre? to be heralded
By the loud trump of Fame, when life hath fled,
Until even its echo hath gone past
And perished in the abyss of ages ? No!
It is to live while memory shall last,
Shrined deep within the heart - the ceaseless flow
Of centuries only adding to the sum
Of the world's gratitude! 'tis to become
The embodied soul of genius!—such a one,
As the eye gazeth on-even WASHINGTON.

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