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DAISY'S GOOD-BYE TO HER DOLL.


How the children who loved you
 May wander or fare.

And yet 'tis a comfort
 To know evermore,
One spot is unchanging,
 From rafter to floor;

And there's something enduring
 We loved long ago,
Child, maiden and woman,
 From blossom to snow.



 


DAISY'S GOOD-BYE TO HER DOLL.



DAISY is just fifteen to-day,
And so bequeaths her doll away,
With fine attire, to Cousin May,
   To keep for ever.

I saw her stroke the flaxen head,
And kiss the cheeks of battered red,
"Good-bye, old doll," she softly said—
   "Good-bye, for ever."

Then sad thoughts in my bosom stirred
At daughter Daisy's whispered word,
Which I unwittingly had heard,
   Remembered ever,