Baby bye Here's a fly, Let us watch him. you and I, How he crawls Up the walls Yet he never falls.
Theodore Tilton, Baby Bye.
I won a noble fame;But with a sudden frown,The people snatched my crown,And, in the mire, trod downMy lofty name.Theodore Tilton
But I account it worthAll pangs of fair hopes crost—All loves and honors lost,—To gain the heavens, at costOf losing earth.Theodore Tilton
So, lest I be inclinedTo render ill for ill,—Henceforth in me instil,O God, a sweet good-willTo all mankind.Theodore Tilton
"What is wealth?" the king would say,"Even this shall pass away".Theodore Tilton
"Pleasure comes, but not to stay;Even this shall pass away."Theodore Tilton
"Pain is hard to bear," he cried,"But with patience, day by day,Even this shall pass away."Theodore Tilton
"What is fame?Fame is but a slow decay—Even this shall pass away."Theodore Tilton
Once in Persia reigned a king Who upon his signet ring Graved a maxim true and wise, Which if held before the eyes Gave him counsel at a glance Fit for every change and chance. Solemn words, and these are they: "Even this shall pass away."Theodore Tilton