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MAN. ' Der Mensch glanzt cine zeitlang iiber die Erde dann
verschwindet er und wird im grabe verborgen." In beauty's pride see
yonder flower, How bright it blooms to-day; Yet ere to-morrow's
dawning hour 'Twill fade, 'twill fade away. Perhaps within its dewy
breast The canker worm hath been, And though it outwardly seems
blest, Death lurks within unseen. Go, see its leaves fall one by
one, Mark how it droops its head, And ere its life hath scarce
begun 'Tis numbered with the dead. Now, in its melancholy fate, A
lesson you may see? A moral type of life's estate, Had emblem of
mortality ! Just like the flower, see man to-day, In beauty,
strength, and pride, Gay, joyous dreams around him play, And Hope
smiles by his side. To-morrow comes, and o'er his head A withering
blight hath swept; Both man and flower are with the dead, Unthought
of, and unwept! SABBATH BELLS. I Love ye well, ye Sabbath bells,
When chiming soft and melancholy; For then your music sweetly tells
Of things that are both pure and holy. How back your tones to
memory bring The thoughts of past and early years; Ye tell how time
on speedy wing Hath brought me through this vale of tears. How oft
have I, in boyhood's prime, Before I knew one anxious care,
Listened to your sacred chime, Calling all to peace and prayer. Ye
are a well-remembered voice, Which of some deep devotion tells;
Bidding the sinner's heart rejoice, Ye pure and holy Sabbath bells
! And still thy chimes shall sweetly sweep Upon the wind, that o'er
my head Will blow, when laid in silent sleep I rest among the
mouldering dead. And should thy tones some stranger hear, When near
my grave he passes by, I ask him but to shed a tear, And for my
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