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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

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