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The Indian Advocate
Vol. XIV. NOVEMBER, 1902. . No. 1 1 Old Friends, I P BY DAVID BANKS SICKLES. There are no friends like old friends, And none so good and true; We greet them when we meet them, As roses greet the dew; No other friends are dearer, Though born of kindred mold; And while we prize the new ones, We treasure more the old. There are no friends like old friends, Where'er we dwell or roam, r In lands beyond the ocean, Or near the bounds of home; And when they smile to gladden, Or sometimes frown to guide, We fondly wish those old friends Were always by our side. There are no friends like old friends, To help us with the load That all must bear who journey O'er life's uneven road; And when unconquered sorrows The weary hours invest, . The kindly words of old friends Are always found the best. There are no friends like old friends, To calm' our frequent fears, When shadows fall and deepen Through life's declining years; And when our faltering footsteps Approach the Great Divide, We'll long to meet the old friends Who wait the other side.