New Year, com'st thou as friend or foe ?
"Nay, I know not;  but this I know,
Thou must wrestle a fall with me,
And I or thou must conqueror be !"

..............' Good Cheer '


[ From "Storm Warriors" by the REV. JOHN GILMORE, M.A. ]

"O father !  I see a gleaming light !
        O say what may it be ?"
But the father answered never a word......
        A frozen corpse was he.

And ever the fitful gusts between
        A sound came from the land;
It was the sound of the trampling serf
        On the rocks and the hard sea-sand.

The breakers were right beneath her bows,
        She drifted a dreary wreck,
And a whooping billow swept the crew
        Like icicles from her deck.

.......' Longfellow '

"Perhaps some human kindness still
        May make amends for human ill."

.... ' Barry Cornwall '