In happy moments day by day,
The sand of life may pass,
in swift but tranquil tide away,
From time's unerring glass,
Yet hopes we used as brought to deem
Remembrance will recall
Whose pure, and whose unfading beam
Is dearer than them all.
tho' anxious eyes upon us gaze,
And hearts with fondness plays;
With truthfulness replete.
Some thoughts none other can replace,
Remembrance will recall;
Which in the flight of years we trace
is dearer than them all.
Wallace, William Vincent, "In Happy Moments (The Half Dime Series)" (1869). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 730.
The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.