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THE OCEAN OF LIFE.
Tale in Chree Books.
REV. THOMAS J. POTTER,
THE TWO VICTORIES," "LEGENDS, LYRICS, AND HYMNS,"
" " LIGHT AND SHADE,”
“A faithful friend is a strong defence; and he that hath fourd him,
"A brother that is helped by his brother, is like a strong city."
ROM the inspired penman who tells us that
man lives but a short time, and, living, is filled with many miseries—that he cometh
, forth like a flower and is destroyed-that he fleeth like a shadow, and never continueth in the same state -down to one, who, in our time has written, that
“ Still on it creeps,
Worn and bewildered, wond'ring how it is," how many wise, how many touching, how many stirring and but too true sentences have been penned regarding the shortness of man's life upon earth, and the mutability of all human things! Many of us, perhaps, have scarcely reached that somewhat indefinite period known as the prime of life; and, yet