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[Illustration: Jared Barhite] OUR PROFESSION AND OTHER POEMS. BY JARED BARHITE, Principal of Third Ward Grammar School, Long Island City, N. Y. PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM E. BARHITE, 270 Freeman Avenue, Long Island City, N. Y. 1895. COPYRIGHT, 1895. PRESS OF WEISEL, MEIER & WITTE, 109 NASSAU ST., N. Y. PREFACE. During the past quarter of a century, it has been a pleasant pastime for me to obey the dictates of my feelings and inscribe them upon paper. The present volume is a collection of these vagrant pastimes, some of which have wandered far, while others have never before appeared to any eye save the writer's. To call them home, introduce them to each other, and properly house them, seems a parental duty. If in them there is a thought that shall inspire others of my profession to feel the dignity and responsibility of the calling, their publication will not have been in vain. The intent being good, the fruit cannot be evil. The Author. DEDICATION. TO THE MEMORY OF MY MOTHER, WHOSE DEVOTION, ENERGY, AND PERSEVERANCE LED ME TO DRINK AT THE FOUNTAIN OF KNOWLEDGE AND TRUTH, UNTIL I SAW BEAUTY THEREIN, THIS VOLUME IS AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED. The true end of life is to elevate man In body, in mind, and in spirit, That here he may serve some beneficent plan, Then a mansion in heaven inherit. INDEX. PAGE. A Beacon Light 129 A Boy 81 A Lesson from Nature 189 All Things are Second handed 212 Alone 140 Amityville 215 An Open Book 175 A Picture 200 Arbor Day Tribute 84 Artist Nature 119 Boding Snow 174 Buttercups and Daisies 87 Communion with Nature 96 Courage and Faith 26 Discontent 132 Drifting Away 158 Duty Done 42 Ere and at my Call 173 Evil Habits 56 Faces I Read 214 Fact versus Form 29 Fidelity 219 Finis 231 Fragments 127 Good Habits 53 Heartstrings 147 Important Moments 166 Incompetence 27 Indulgence 61 Interest 31 Invocation to the Muse 9 Kindred Spirits 160 Lake George, N. Y. 106 Liberty ... Continue reading book >>



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