DEAR friend, I see that you are old and worn :
Time's hand has touched you, and has left its trace.
Your coat, like mine, is shabby, faded, torn,
And out of date---we're both in sorry case.
But still---what does it matter ? We have borne
Good luck and bad together, and your face
Has ever cheered me when I was forlorn.
Come, leave your shelf and talk a little space.
Frank George Layton
Author of Dr. Grey, Sable and Motley and other novels, Frank George Layton was born in 1872. He also wrote several plays, including The Parish Pump.
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