Question not, but live and labour Till yon goal be won, Helping every feeble neighbour, Seeking help from none; Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone: in another's trouble, in your own.
KINDNESSCOURAGE1866 'Ye Wearie Wayfarer: Hys Ballad. In Eight Fyttes', in Bell's Life in Victoria, Nov1866, collected in Sea Spray and Smoke Drift (1867).
I would that with sleepy, soft embraces The sea would fold mewould find me rest In luminous shades of her secret places, In depths where her marvels are manifest; So the earth beneath her should not discover My hidden couchnor the heaven above her As a strong love shielding a weary lover, I would have her shield me with shining breast.Adam Lindsay Gordon
A little season of love and laughter, Of light and life, and pleasure and pain, And horror of outer darkness after, And dust returneth to dust again. Then the lesser life shall be as the greater, And the lover of life shall join the hater, And the one thing cometh sooner or later, And no one knoweth the loss or gain.Adam Lindsay Gordon
Life is mostly froth and bubble; Two things stand like stone,Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in your own.Adam Lindsay Gordon