Go, little book, thy destined course pursue,
Collect memorials of the just and true,
And beg of every friend so near
Some token of remembrance dear.
Let not our friendship be like the rose, to sever;
But, like the evergreen, may it last forever.
Accept my friend these lines from me,
They show that I remember thee,
And hope some thought they will retain
Till you and I shall meet again.
~ J. S. (John Stuart) Ogilvie, 1843-1910
from The Album Writer's Friend, 1891
found in Pat Ross's With Love and Affection
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