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They also serve who only stand and wait."
66 Small service is true service while it lasts."
"Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul, As the swift seasons roll!"
"When Duty whispers low Thou must,' The youth replies, "I can.""
"Thou must be true thyself,
"I am content with what I have, Little be it, or much."
If thou the truth wouldst teach."
As one lamp lights another, nor grows less,
"Who sweeps a room as for Thy laws Makes that and th' action fine."
This above all-to thine own self be true;
LIVES of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time;
Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o'er life's solemn main,
Let us, then, be up and doing,
Learn to labor and to wait.
HENRY WADSWORTH Longfellow.
From the "Psalm of Life."
In a Child's Album
Of humblest friends, bright creature! scorn not
The Daisy, by the shadow that it casts,
So here hath been dawning
Think, wilt thou let it
Slip useless away.
Out of Eternity
This new day was born;
At night, will return.
Behold it aforetime
So soon it for ever
From all eyes is hid.
Here hath been dawning
The Noble Nature
It is not growing like a tree
In bulk doth make Man better be;
Or standing long an oak, three hundred year,
Is fairer far in May,
Although it fall and die that night,—
Hast thou named all the birds without a gun?
In man or maid, that thou from speech refrained,
O, be my friend, and teach me to be thine!
RALPH WALDO EMERSON.