Juvenile Odd-Fellow

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 130 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848. Excerpt: ... And creeps along the track of every beam Of fast retreating sun-light. In the East, The queen of night smiles farewell to the sun, And beckons on her host of ministers, Who wheel their nightly rounds as bright as when The young creation heard their matin song. Thrice welcome Wight 1 thy shades call to his home The happy parent, for whose welcome kiss A smiling wife and clamorous children crowd The door-way of his humble domicil. The dear dependants! how his heart leaps up In gratitude to Him whose mighty hand Hath brought them safely on the path of life, Till their small arms can wreath his neck! their tongues Drive, with their prattling tones, the demon Care From every resting in his happy soul. Yet every cup of earthly bliss hath some Deep-lurking venom in its latest lees: To him this wo should be the thought that Fate May stretch his stalwart form upon a bed Of pain, or summon him away from life, Leaving his fair young wife and orphan heirs To struggle in a world of selfishness, With none to save from misery or death. Thanks to the noblest Order e'er by man Conceived: no thought like this annoys his soul; Strong hands and noble hearts are pledged to guard, From every near approach of wo or wrong, Their brother's weeping family; to throw The light of science on their minds, and lead Their trembling steps along the path of life, As safely as a father's fondest wish Could hope, till death shall call them np to God, To join the loved, the lost, the ne'er forgot. CATHARINE HOWARD. In the last Odd Fellows' Offering, we published two acts of a Drama, from the French of Dumas, called "Catharine Howard," and promised to furnish the remainder this year. It will be found in the succeeding pages. For the convenience of our friends, we shall connect what we have al...

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