Poetry of Kansas

A Book.

I found an old grammar, while looking
    Through the books the other day,
And thought: Do I love the Student better
    Since he has passed away?
Long years have passed since I saw him__
    It was then in his casket he lay:
But yet I love him just the same
    As in his student day.
So when through life we wander,
   Many mementoes of friends we find;
And O how oft we wonder
    Why we are left behind.
Yet in that celestial city,
    So free from pain and care,
We shall know each other then,
    And I shall know my student there.

__Mrs. Hattie Gullett.

Poets and Poetry of Kansas
Edited by Thomas W. Herringshaw
(Chicago: American Publishers' Association. 1894)
Page 319

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