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THE INDIAN ADVOCATE 431
Truths in Rhyme. Who his true self would be Must self itself subdue; The soul which blessedness rould see Must suffer, too. He who the bitter tastes Alone the sweetness knows? 'Tis only as the marble wastes The statue grows. Earth's rarest fruits and flowers Need shade as well as the sun; Dark clouds alone yield -cheering showers. Bright skies give none. The tree's most lofty shoot On buried roots depends; The bough whieh bears the noblest fruit The lowest bends. Who bows most humbly down Uplifting most deserves; To him belongs the brightest crown Who others serves. Who would to aid be strong Must remain unknown; The bird which sings the sweetest song Still sings alone. He who with others shares, Nor hoards his wealth with greed, The more enjoys the more he spares For them that need. No man to self would live Did he but this believe, That "it more blessed is to give Than to receive. ' ' T. H.