Treading the Narrow Way

Treading the Narrow Way

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Excerpt: ... labors from the morn till night, With brain and muscle in the fight, To keep his head above the stream, When finances are not serene. He's to the one you always go, When life has pained you with a woe, You know his purse is always free, To lessen grief or misery. You toss on him most carelessly, The gratis job of town trustee, And then you pass around the word, He's just the man for the school board. 109 He helps to school your girls and boys, He shares with you your pains and joys, He helps to pay the preacher's bill, And aids the churches with good will. He has to pay his bills when due, But if he asks the same of you, You think your credit's met his fears, And let it run along for years. You let him long and look and look, At your account upon the book, And you'll admit if you are frank, He pays your interest at the bank. If he would say and tell you true, When your account has long been due, That ten per cent was charged to you, You'd swear until the air was blue. 110 If he helps you, then why not him, And don't keep sending off your tin, But give it to your home merchants, And keep the gloss from off their pants. Falling Snow. There's something in the falling snow, That brings back years of long ago, That makes you think of younger days, Behind a span of gallant bays. The frosty air, the rosy dames, The secrets and the loving names, Of days gone by long years ago, Comes back today with falling snow. The laughter pealed o'er rocks and trees, The songs re-echoed with the breeze, Of merry rides so bright and gay, Are chasing thru my mind today. 111 The biting air with keen delight, Puts crispness in the appetite, And mother's pies of golden hue, Soon faded like the morning dew. And how I wish I could today, Turn back the years the youthful way, And drive the bays and see them go, And blush with youth midst falling snow. 112 SALLIE'S LOYALTY. That's Sallie over there in that potato patch. She has been endeavoring to tease...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236718097
  • 9781236718099