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Diary of ten years eventful life of an early settler in Western Australia and also A descriptive vocabulary of the language of the aborigines/Think of me

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THINK OF ME.




FAREWELL LINES


ADDRESSED TO MY SISTERS ON LEAVING HOME TO EMIGRATE TO
WESTERN AUSTRALIA.


Think of me, when first the sun
  Paints with gold the Eastern sky,
And when his daily course has run,
  Remember me, and think me nigh.

Morn will bring to mind our meetings,
  Cheerful looks and spirits light,
Eve, our late protracted greetings,
  As we whispered a "Good night."

And when, in sacred hour of prayer,
  Blessings are asked on bended knee,
Give, of that hour, sufficient share,
  To ask a blessing too, on me.

Then, though to the world be given,
  All that you may, of mirth and glee,
I shall be sure that next to Heaven,
  And Heavenly things, you think of me.


May, 1830.