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January 13th,

January 14th,

January 12th.

A TRUCE to care,
To gloomy musings on the past;

New days are on your track.
You're twelve months older than you were ;
Be wiser, then! time flies so fast,

'Tis useless looking back.

R. Bernal,

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NOTHING will stand whose staple is not love-
The love of God, or man, or lovely woman;
The first is scarcely touched; the next scarce felt;
The third is desecrated; lift it up,
Redeem it, hallow it ; blend the three in one
Great holy work.

Philip James Bailey.

January 13th.

A SENSITIVE plant in a garden grew,
And the young winds fed it with silver dew;
And it closed its fan-like leaves to the light,
And closed them beneath the kisses of night.


SOME feelings are to mortals given,
With less of earth in them than heaven.

Walter Scott.

January 14th.

GATHER ye rose-buds while ye may ;

Old Time is still a-flying,
And this same flower that smiles to-day,

To-morrow will be dying.


THOSE who have wealth must be watchful and wary;

Power, alas! nought but misery brings !
I'd be a butterfly, sportive and airy,

Rock'd in a rose when a nightingale sings.

Philip James Bailey.

January 15th,

FROM earth's rude noise,
I wandered through the quiet land of thought,
Where all was peaceful as the happy fields,
Wherein the shades are silent with deep bliss,
And not a sound doth jar the golden air.

Alexander Smith.

WHICH of you did I enable

Once to slip inside my breast ?
There to catalogue and label

What I like least, what love best,

Robert Browning.

January 16th.

AND ye beneath life's crushing load,

Whose forms are bending low,
Who toil along the dusty way,

With painful steps and slow,-
Look now! for glad and golden hours

Come swiftly on their wing;
Oh! rest beside the weary road,

And hear the angels sing !


We ourselves do but ghesse and divine
What we force other men to swear is true,
Until the day-star rise, our eyes with light t'embue.

Henry More.

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To know, to esteem, to love—and then to part,
Makes up life's tale to many a feeling heart.


January 16th,

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