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POVERTY AND BLINDNESS. A blind man is a poor man, and blind a poor
man is ; For the former seeth no man, and the latter
no man sees.
LAW OF LIFE.
Live I, so live I,
CREEDS. Lutheran, Popish, Calvinistic, all these creeds
and doctrines three Are extant; but the doubt is, where Christi
anity may be.
THE RESTLESS HEART. A millstone and a human heart are driven
ever round; If they have nothing else to grind, they must
themselves be ground.
CHRISTIAN LOVE. Whilom Love was like a fire, and warmth
and comfort it bespoke ; But, alas ! it now is quenched, and only bites
us, like the smoke.
ART AND TACT. Intelligence and courtesy not always are
combined ; Often in a wooden house a golden room we
Though the mills- of God grind slowly, yet
they grind exceeding small ; Though with patience he stands waiting, with
exactness grinds he all.
When by night the frogs are croaking, kindle
but a torch's fire, Ha ! how soon they all are silent! Thus
Truth silences the liar.
RHYMES. IF perhaps these rhymes of mine sound not
well in strangers' ears, They have only to bethink them that it hap
pens so with theirs ; For so long as words, like mortals, call a
father-land their own, They will be most highly valued where they
are best and longest known.