Verses Gleaned from 19th Century Autograph Books

When the golden sun is setting
And your mind from care is free
When of others you are thinking
Will you sometimes think of me.
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When the golden sun is setting
And the birds are flitting free
When of dear ones you are thinking
Wonít you sometimes think of me.
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Think of me when you are happy
Keep for me one little spot
In the depth of thine affection
Plant a sweet forget me not.

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Forget me not, forget me never
Till yonder sun shall set forever.
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I only ask this little spot
In which to write Forget me not.
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Here on this page I claim a spot
To write the word Forget me not.
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I thought, I thought, I thought in vain
At last I thought Iíd write my name.

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I have your album in which to write
Iíve turned to a leaf thatís pure and white
I dip my pen into the ink
I knit my brow and try to think
I think, I think, I think in vain
At last I think Iíll sign my name.
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A line of my writing
Oh! What shall it be,
A token of friendship
from Libbie to thee.
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When you get old and cannot see
Put on your specks and think of me.

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Remember me and my gray eyes
When youíre at home and making pies.
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When at home and in the tub
Think of me and give a rub.
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When it is cold outside and stormy weather
Stand on your head and crack your heels together.
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When rocks and hills divide us
And you no more I see
Just take your pen and paper
And write a line to me.

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When rocks and hills divide us
And you I cannot see
Remember that it was a friend
That wrote these lines for thee.
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When rivers and mountains sever us
And your face I cannot see
Remember Ďtis a friend that penned
These lines to thee.
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Fame is not gained at a single bound
But we build the ladder by which we rise
From the lowly earth to the vaulted skies
And we mount to its summit round by round.

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In the storms of life
When you need an umbrella
May you have to hold it up
to a handsome young fellow.
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Remember me in sadness
Remember me in love
Remember me dear Jennie
Until weíll meet above.
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Most noble and generous, benevolent and free
My heart beats with love and affection for thee.

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May your friends be many
And your enemies few
May God be your guide
In what ever you do.
May your virtues ever shine
Like blossoms on a pumpkin vine.
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Friendship is a golden tie
That binds our hearts together
And if you never break that tie
We will be friends forever.
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When days are dark
And friends are few
Remember me and I will you.

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Direct translation of the Greek inscription verse:

Kathos eme apestelas eis tos kosmos, k'ego apesteila aytoos eis tos kosmos.

As   I am     sent    into  the   world,     I also   send   them   into  the   world.

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