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A Kiss and a Samile.

Send the children to bed., with a kiss and a smile, ■ ! ' • ' ■ Sweet chilidhood will tarry at best but a while ; And soon they will pass from the portals of home, The wilderness ways of their life-work to roam. Yes, tuck them ih bed with' a gentle "good-night," The mantle of shadows is veiling the light; And may be—God knows—on this sweet little face May fall deeper shadows m life's weary race. Yes, say it:—"God bless my dear children, I pray !" It may be the last you will say it for ,»ye! ; The night may be long e'er you see them again! And motherless children may call you m vain. Drop sweet benedictions on each little head, And fold them m prayer as they nestle. m bed ; A guard of bright angles around them invito, / ! The spirit may slip from the moorings, to-night. i — "Living Epistle:"' >

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A Kiss and a Samile., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2534, 3 October 1890

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A Kiss and a Samile. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2534, 3 October 1890

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