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Practical English Composition: Book II. / For the Second Year of the High School By Edwin L. Miller Characters: 846

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A PSALM OF LIFE (continued from Page 7)

Trust no future, howe'er pleasant!

Let the dead Past bury its dead!

Act, act in the living Present!

Heart within and God o'erhead!

Lives of great men all remind us,

We can make our lives sublime,

And, departing, leave behind us

Footprints on the sands of time;

Footprints that perhaps another,

Sailing o'er life's solemn main,

A forlorn and shipwreck

ed brother,

Seeing, shall take heart again.

Let us, then, be up and doing,

With a heart for any fate;

Still achieving, still pursuing,

Learn to labor and to wait.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

To Teachers. At this point a review of Chapter V, "Proof-Reading" and Chapter VI, "The Correction of Themes," of Practical English Composition, Book I, will be found an invaluable exercise.

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