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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,
To my Lord heartily,
To my Prince faithfully,
To my Neighbour honestly.
Die I, so die I.

CREEDS.

Lutheran, Popish, Calvinistic, all these creeds

and doctrines three Are extant; but still the doubt is, where Cliris.

tianity may be.

THE RESTLESS HEART.

A millstone and the 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 com

bined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we

finde

RETRIBUTION.

Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet

they grind exceeding small; Though with patience He stands waiting, with

exactness grinds He all.

TRUTH,

When by night the frogs are croaking, kindle

but a torch's fire, Hal how soon they all are silent ! Thus

Truth silences the liar,

RHYMES.

If perhaps these rhymes of mine sound not

well in strangers' eårs, They have only to bethink them that it hap

peps so with theirs ; For so long as words, like mortals, call a

fatherland their own, They will be most highly valued where they

are best and longest known.

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