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One does not need to be old
nos married to know about love.
Every man, woman and child in
the universe must know about it
as soon as they know anything.
Some, alas ! only know it because
they miss it, for love is the only
thing that makes life worth liv
ing, the pnly civilizing instinct
that we human beings know.
Love is everywhere; we see it
in the budding flowers and the
stars of heaven ; and death in life
has come to us if we cannot feel it.
Love clasps the mother's breast
with baby fingers.
Love brushes the cheek of
youth with sweet caress.
Love illumined the rugged face
of Lincoln as he affixed his name
to the paper that liberated the
souls of four million people from
the bonds of slavery.
Love came to Joan of Arc and
straight way she followed with
steps that did not falter, whether
they led to the victor's crown at
Orleans or the burning stake at
Love touched the pen of
Shakespeare and set the whole
world of poetic fancy aflame with
rose and gold.
Love sand in the ear of Mozart
and music trembled down time's
Love rested for a moment be
side the canvas of Raphael and
left behind the semblance of
Love sifenced the cruel, raucus
tongues of the beasts in Rome's
arena, for, in the ears of the dying
martyrs, still echoed the words
of the Greatest Lover of All, who,
when his brimming cup of sor
row overflowed, still loved so
much that He could lift His face
to heaven and whisper:
"Father, forgive them; they
know not what they do."
SAVED, BUT SAD
From the foaming breakers
came lusty shrieks, and the crowd
on the beach gazed with horror
to where a beautiful bather was
struggling for life in the briny
Suddenly a man of middle-age
plunged into the water, and swam
with 'swift, steady strokes to
wards the lady in distress.
"Courage!" he cried. "Have
courage, and I indeed v ill save
"My hero !" gasped the fair one,
unmindful of his bald head, as she
clung to his neck. "How can I
ever repay you?"
"Sorry, miss," replied the gal
lant swimmer, as he trod water
and supported the lady in his
arms, "but you can't work the
'she-wed-her-rescuer' idea on me.
I'm a married man with a family,
"Wretch!" hissed the maiden,
tearing herself away in chagrin
and remorse. "Why, with all
those nice young fellows on the
beach, should you step in and
spoil a beautiful seaside ro
mance?" Then, employing the trudgeon
stroke gaily, she glided swiftly
There are over three hundred
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