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WE MEET AGAIN.

Introductory Verses,

“WE MEET AGAIN!”-delightful thoughts

When Parting's hour is near,
With sweetest consolation fraught,

To dry the starting tear.
When first to School the urchin goes,

It soothes his grief and pain;
Hope in his boyish bosom glows —

The hope to meet again !

And still that hope, in after life,

This flattering tale will tell; Youth's ardour, Manhood's sterner strife,

Alike confess its spell :

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Nor love, nor fame, nor rank, nor power,

Its influence can disdain ; Vot'ries of each, in Parting's hour

Must wish to meet again.

For Nature has unnumber'd ties,

Entwining heart to heart;
Feelings, affections, sympathies,

Which make it pain to part.
And none, thus link'd unto their kind,

By Being's brightest chain,
But in them bear a wish enshrin'd-

Whisp'ring-" We meet again !”
The World, tis true, has much to mar

The force of this appeal,
Too much that feeling oft must jar,

In hearts which deepest feel ;
But, in despite of worldly care,

Who can at times refrain
To breathe the fond and fervent prayer;-

Oh! may we meet again!

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