NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS
By George B. Govier
The New Year dawns, and in its wake, fair resolutions follow;,
such simple fragile things to make, with wings of summer's swallow.
A man, a maid, remorse profound, repentance, absolution as sure
ly as the dav swings round, revives each resolution.
'0, dear, this New Year's day, I know, finds me a dreadful sin
ner. I keep folks waiting for me so, I'm always late for dinner;
, i henceforth I'll always be on time. For 'dopes,' frappes, and candy,
I shall not spend another dime now that 'resolve' is dandj'! I'm
going to quit this awful slang, and bridge, too, I'll forswear; I'll
leave that club without a pang they gossip too much there. I'll try
to put my temper down, wont talk about my neighbors; and for all
this- perfection's crown shall soon reward my labors !'
He ' s
"I'll climb upon the water cart, today will be the starter; and
cigarettes affect the heart By Jove, I'll be a martyr, forswearing
every dearest vice; but 'tis the time to do it; besides variety lends
spice I guess that I'll live through it. This year I shall not make
a debt, I'll pay up every old "bill, I'll save some money, too, you bet,
and some day boss myown mill. That's how they got their start,
they say, I've been too rash, I'm sure, but if I tread the narrow way,
next year wont find me poor!'.'
Alas, alack, for maid and man, 'resolves sincerely spoken, have
since the first New Year began, so easily been broken! But tho'
we slip and even fall, we're climbing towards perfection that day's
not lost that makes us all take time for introspection!
BY WORD OF MOUTH
Chillicothe, O., Jan. 1. A gen
tleman of intelligence and re
C i n c i n nati, who
Newmarket on Fri
day evening last,
informs us that he
saw a gentleman direct from the
Indiana territory, who informed
him that he had conversed with
some members of the legislature
of that territory, who communi
cated the important fact that
$he Shawanoe prophet was sur-
rendered a prisoper to Governor
Harrison by some Indian chiefs.
Weekly Register, Baltimore,
Md., Jan. 18, 1S12.
Looks good doesn't it?
But, bet a dollar you can't write
it off without a mistake.
It's hard, though, to get all the
Christmas cigars out of the way
in time to begin the resoiving on
New Year's day.
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