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They droop, and fade, and wither,

Long ere the summer's past.

And I am like the flower

That blooms in fragrant May; When days of sickness find me,

Then I shall fade away.

Then let me seek the beauty

That God alone can give; For, when this life is over,

That will for ever live.

A THOUGHTLESS MAN.
THERE came to my window

One morning in spring,
A sweet little robin,

She came there to sing;
And the tune that she sung

Was prettier far
Than ever I heard

On the flute or guitar.

She raised her light wings

To soar far away, Then resting a moment,

Seemed sweetly to say, “O happy, how happy

This world seems to be ; Awake, little girl,

And be happy with me.”

But just as she finished

Her beautiful song,
A thoughtless young man

With a gun came along; He killed and he carried

My sweet bird away, And she no more will sing

At the dawn of the day.

LITTLE THINGS.

LITTLE drops of water,

Little grains of sand,

Make the mighty ocean,

And the pleasant land.

Thus the little minutes,

Humble though they be, Make the mighty ages

Of eternity.

Thus our little errors

Lead the soul away From the path of virtue,

Off in sin to stray.

Little deeds of kindness,

Little words of love, Make our earth an Eden,

Like the heaven above.

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