Henry O'Meara Ballads of America

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WEALTH AND WORTH

ON THE LATE HENRY P. KIDDER

AVER not now -"wealth evermore is cold,
    Incisive will enforcing icy heart,
While Croesus' grasp imposes gyves with gold"-
Here gleamed a heart whose affluent rays could hold
    Such wealth of warmth as souls aglow impart;
    A will of olden flame for civic weal,
That burned at wrong, yet beamed with hope on woe;
A life of worth that homes of pain reveal,
Uplifting deeds he veiled in loving zeal -
    The grief, the gloom of loss abide below.
 
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DUTY'S WEAR CONTENTS JOHN BOYLE O'REILLY

 

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