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32 SONGS FROM THE ST. LAWRENCE.
The aged, too, with looks of snow,
Were round me with their wintry smile;
The middle-aged, I saw them nowó The harshly stern, the sweetly mild.
I saw them, as I saw them there Receive the high baptismal vowsó
I saw them as upon the bier,
With death-stern silence on their brows.
0, thronging memories ! how ye come
To make the heart and eyes o'erBow:
' When shall we reach that better home
Where meeting brings not thoughts of woe ? Mm.
Charity beareth all things, believeth all things, hopcth all things, endureth all things.ó1 Coe. xiii, 7.
Beaketh with the oppressor,
Beareth with the vain, Beareth with the aggressor, Beareth, too, with painó Beareth with the stubborn will, Beareth with the guilty still.
Believeth all that's written, Believeth, doubteth not;
Believeth that true wisdom Appointeth here thy lot: