Have Patience and Hope.
E. R. LATTA.
JAS. L. ORR.
1. Whatever the prospect the truth will remain,
By doubting or fretting there's nothing to gain;
With hindrances varies the kernels may cope,
But husband men ever have patience and hope.
O brother, have courage and faithfully toil,
Whatever the weather, whatever the soul;
Thy patient endeavor, requited at last,
Shall yield thee a harvest when wanting is past.
2. From coldness and dampness the germs may decay,
Or heat and dryness the growth may delay;
But some will be prospered on level or slope,
The husband me ever have patience and hope.
3. The green blade so tender may yield to the frost,
Or yet by the insects a share may be lost;
But much into blossoms of promise may ope,
Then husband men ever have patience and hope.