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My first possessor was a child.
I am old and defaced now; my coat is tarnished,
But it was not the purple and gold that drew
“ This Bible is given to you, our dear boy, at
held me in his hand, fine Bible too. But l, child? Thou canst
Thou lovest play full i have pleased and suited
n-born spirit rebuke the -pers of love, sprung from I', "I love them that love me EARLY shall find me:"* from the wise and prudent," ·m unto BABES ?”
W groundless were such fears, ily owner took to preserve me ge. I was almost immediately an outer covering, which, though 1 for an instant that my unsullied 12, was carefully replaced when the 1. After a short time, even this
continued; and years passed away 1 rich gloss of that coat had dis
could not at first hold converse with
I unassisted. He was a dull scholar, : once and again ; but surely it was th. Nor, while my letters presented no ideas to his mind, was I unemployed in
Indeed, the fact was that my young Prov. viii. 17.
+ Matt. xi. 25.