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Love and Death.

Says the " Tablet "-—This poem of John Boylo' O'Roilly, which has consoled so many bereaved .hearts the world over, comes back now to the hearts that m'ouru him like 11 comforting message from his released soul: — : : , Those we love truly never die, ; Though year by year the sad memorial wreath, A ring and flowers, types of life and death/ Are laid upon their waves. For death the pure life saves, j And life all pure is lore ; and love can j : reach . : From heaven to earth, and nobler lessons teach . -;■'■ ' i Than those by mortals read. !.'•■ Well blest is he who has a dear one dead ; A friend he has whose face will never change— A dear communion that will not grow strange ; The anchor of a love is death. Thank God for one dead friend, ■ , ; With face still radiant with the light of truth, : Whose love comes laden with the scent of youth, „ :.•■■*•• Through twenty years of death.

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Love and Death., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2531, 30 September 1890

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Love and Death. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2531, 30 September 1890

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