"A faithful Friend, best boon of Heaven,
Unto some favour'd mortal given,
Though still the same, yet varying still,
Our each successive want to fill
To cheer, to chide, to teach, to learn,
Sad or severe, serene or stern.
Whatever form his presence wears,
That presence every form endears
Till Faith descries in that dear love
The messenger from One above,
Faint emblem of a better Friend,
Who walks with us til life shall end."
JOSEPH MASTERS, ALDERSGATE STREET,
AND NEW BOND STREET.
OXFORD: J. H. AND J. PARKER. CAMBRIDGE: E. LUMLEY, JUN.
DERBY : MOZLEYS. NEW YORK: DANA AND CO.