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BE NOT DISCOURAGED.
Be never discouraged —
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The cloud is withdrawn : The shadows that blacken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.
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!
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.
SUGGESTED BY CHANTRY'S STATUE OF WASHINGTON.
Wuo hath not hoped for immortality?