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■lf thou dost bid thy friond farewell, But for one night though that farewell may be, Press thou this hand in thme. How canst thou tell how far from thee Fate or caprice may lead his steps ere that to-morrow comes ? Men have been known to lightly turn the corner of a street, And days have grown to months, 'And months to lagging years, Ere they have looked in moving ©j es again. Parting, at best, is undeilaid With tears and pain. Therefore, lest sudden death should come between, Or time or distance, clasp with pressure firm the hand Of him who gocth forth. Unseen fate gocth too. Yea ! find thou always time to say sonic earnest word Between the idle talk. lest, with thee henceforth, Fight and day regret should walk, —Coventry Patmore. 'i-

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PARTING., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 13, 13 July 1907

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PARTING. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 13, 13 July 1907

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