Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 9, Number 3, September, 1999 Page: 191
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The Writings of Fannie Amelia Dickson Darden
Happy New Year to our patrons all,
The Carrier gives on his morning call,
And he wishes for all with heart sincere,
Much of joy in the coming year;
And he thanks them all for their favors kind
In the fleeting years we have left behind,
The Carrier bids you all adieu,
And yields his place to our faithful Drew,
To bear you our "Citizen" loved so well,
Whose coming our people gladly hail,
For the years which swiftly have come and gone,
Have made him a youth now taller grown,
And while he hopes in the office still
To pursue his calling with earnest zeal,
With true ambition and honest heart,
To perfect himself in the printer's art,
He now resigns to his young compeer,
And asks you his youthful heart to cheer.
The year now past, an eventful one
As ever rolled 'round the flaming sun,
Fraught with disasters on every hand,
Not only in our own loved land,
Where earthquakes shocked the heaving ground
And tempests shrieked above the drowned,
Where drouth with famine gaunt and pale
Stalked desolate o'er hill and vale,
But human hearts in every land
Have mourned beneath affliction's hand.
But yet how blest, that o'er the dark
And troub'lous waves that bear our barque
A ruling hand still holds the helm,
Nor storm nor wave can overwhelm.
Still, still within our sky afar,
Shines steadfast Bethlehem's gleaming star,
To earth's remotest lands it streams
To light the world with heavenly beams.
Our own United States so dear
Resounds throughout with words of cheer.
Peace reigns supreme, while war's fierce strife
Threatens no more her beauteous life.
Bartholdi's statue on her shore
With torch which blazes evermore,
The year of eighty-six may claim,
To light the world with freedom's flame;
To tell the nations of mankind
How law with freedom well combined
And guided by true Wisdom's hand
Hath made so great our glorious land.
To well loved friends so good and true,
Who their subscriptions oft renew,
Fain would he mention every name
Which on our pages weekly claim
Your notice and attention call,
Lawyers and doctors, tradesmen all
But space forbids and now at last,
With thanks again for favors past,
With kindly thoughts no words can tell,
The Carrier bids you all farewell.
74. To Miss Ida Wright (published in Colo-
rado Citizen, November 10, 1887, with sub-
heading: "On the Eve of Her Marriage, Nov.
Ida, the sun which slow declines
In golden glory in the West,
Will be the last which sets upon
Thy virgin life so sweetly blest;
So bright the rays, they seem to be
A benediction shed for thee.
And we long who have learned the prize
Thy truth sincere and earnest love,
Lift up our hearts in fervent prayer
For benedictions from above,
From Him who formed from Adam's side
A perfect woman for a bride.
May He who formed this holy tie
Of marriage, bless thy dawning life,
Now merging from thy maidenhood
To crown thee as a happy wife,
Thy happy future, journeying fast;
How soon this eve will be the past.
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