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George milncr ,
"•* Commemoration .
Dinner* ♦ ♦ • .
fridap, ITCarcb 9, 1900.
In commemoration of Mr. Milner having held
Threescore years and ten—a life to most,
To thee perennial youth through flying hours;
Time gives thee Age's wisdom, Youth's bright powers.
A veteran standing firm at Duty's post,
For years a score the chieftain of our host;
By upland steeps, by shady greenwood bowers,
Where Muses pour their song in sunny showers,
Thou shinest and shalt shine, our pride, our boast.
We lay upon thy brow a fadeless wreath,
Love's glowing roses twined with steadfast truth.
Years fleet, but leave thy spirit sweetly strung
Like full-toned lyre ; the silver-crusted sheath
Of Age scarce hides the flashing steel of Youth;
Others grow old with years, and leave thee young.
Arthur W. Fox.