Clipped From The Jasper Weekly Courier

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 - Building upon the Sand. By ELIZA COOK. I'O’II...
Building upon the Sand. By ELIZA COOK. I'O’II find you’ve played the unwise part, And ^built upon ih§ vand/’ ’T;s well to woo, *tis well to wed, F >r so the world has done Since myrtles grew snd ro«es blew, And morning brought the sun. But have a car«, ye young snd fair, Be sure ye pledee with truth: B>* certain »hat your love will wear Beyor.d the days uf youth. For if ynn give not. h»art for hesrt, A« well as hand fur hand. Y upon ’T m well to save, ’tis well to have, A goodly store of enlr1, Aod hold enough of shining stuff, For charily is cold. But place not all your hopes and trust In what the deep mine brings; We cannot live on yellow dusi Unmtxed with purer thiugs. A”d he who piles up wealth alone, Will often have to stand Beside his coffer»’ chest and own ’Tis "built upon the ssnd. ’ ’Tis i^ood to speak in kindly guise. And soothe whaie’er we can; For speech should bind the human mint1, And iove link mau and uiun. But stay not at the gentle words Let deeds with language dwell; The one wh< pities starving birds, Should scatter crumbs aa well. Th** mercy that is wsrm and true, Mu«t lend t> hch ing bsnd, F 'f those who talk yet fail to do But “build upi n lhe sand

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  1. The Jasper Weekly Courier,
  2. 20 Oct 1858, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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