Welcomes and Adieus
Good Housekeeping, January, 1896, p. 5.
A welcome for the New-born Year,
And for the Old adieu,
Who outward goes with memories dear,
Of joy and grief, of pain and cheer,
While the infant comer, with promise bright,
With rosy cheeks and brow bedight,
With well-digested horoscope,
Filled with elements of earnest hope,
We bid the Old adieu,
And welcome, then, the New.
This poem appears in
A Christmas Wish
Victorian Winter Poetry for Christmas and New Year's
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