IN this- while children's Christmas' songs are sung-|
Receive the token of a loving boy,
Who, with his hope so fair and life so young -
His New Year's bells not yet five chimings rung-
Would join in all your chanted season's joy.
Now, as the old year with glad greetings ends,
To you, who may this modest likeness see,
His heart its message, as to kindliest friends,
To speak good cheer and banish sadness, sends-
Let this your Adelbert's true keepsake be.
|ON A GOLDEN WEDDING||CONTENTS||DUTY'S WEAR|