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The Indian Advocate
VOL. XVII. Nevemfer tfv NO 1 1 The World to come. If all our hopes, and all our fears, Were prisoned in life's narrow bound; If travelers through this vale of tears, We saw no better world beyond, " Oh I what could check the rising sigh? What earthly thing could pleasure give? Ohl who would venture then, to die m -, Or who would venture then to live? Were life a dark, and desert moor, Where mists and clouds eternal spread Their gloomy vail behind, before And tempests thunder overhead; Where not a sun-beam breaks the gloom, And not a floweret smiles beneath, Who would exist in such a tomb Who dwell in darkness and in death? And such were life, without the ray Of our divine religion given: Tis this, that makes our darkness-day Tis this, that makes our earth a heavenl Bright is the Koldcn sun above, And beautiful the flowers that bloom, And all is joy, and all is love, Reflected from the world to cornel j Life is a weary interlude Which doth short joys, long woos include. The world the stage, the prologue tears: The acts vain hopes and varied fears .' The scene shuts up with loss of breath, And leaves no epilogue but death! H. King.