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THE OCEAN OF LIFE.

Tale in Chree Books.

BY

REV. THOMAS J. POTTER,

THE TWO VICTORIES," "LEGENDS, LYRICS, AND HYMNS,"
" THE RECTOR'S DAUGHTER,'

" " LIGHT AND SHADE,”
“THE FARLEYES OF FARLEYE; OR, FAITHFUL AND TRUE,"

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A faithful friend is a strong defence; and he that hath fourd him,
hath found a treasure."

"A brother that is helped by his brother, is like a strong city."

DUBLIN:
M. H. GILL & SON, 50, UPPER SACKVILLE-ST.

1489.4.402

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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,
Each little moment at another's heels,
Till hours, days, years, and ages are made up
Of such small parts as these, and men look back,

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

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