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AUTOGRAPH OF YOUTH, by                    
First Line: The youth should be normal with laughter and song
Last Line: Whose triumphs were never too great to be kind.
Subject(s): Youth


The youth should be normal with laughter and song;
Both carefree and happy, if youth would be strong.
But youth should be guided that work may be gain;
And taught to think twice ere inflicting a pain.

Youth comes but once to each soul while on earth;
So youth should learn things of superior worth.
Old age comes to all who outlive their full prime;
And thoughts that they sow come to harvest in time.

Emotions write autographs on the old face,
A book of memoirs that they cannot misplace.
And no book can equal the age-mellowed mind
Whose triumphs were never too great to be kind.





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