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Recreations for Solitary Hours


May friendship ever be revered,
When hearts to each incline,
'Twill pleasure give to future days,
To think on langsyne.
  This heart will beat to friendship's tune,
    Though cease to beat should thine,
Remembrance still shall cheer my soul,
    To think on langsyne.

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When worn with toil, and bent with age,
We weary must recline,
May we with pleasure then review
The days of langsyne.
  A hapless wretch he is indeed
    Who friendless must repine,
  And ne'er can cast a pleasing thought
    On days of langsyne.

When seas, wide rolling, 'tween us roar—
Though fortune cease to shine,
I'll happy be to think of joys,
And friends of langsyne.
  But should we ever meet again,
    Then hand in hand we'll join,
  And welcome to each throbbing breast,
    The friend of langsyne.