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John Ferguson Diary, 1874

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                                       Memoranda

Ring out the old, ring in the new Ring happy bells across the snow, The year is going let him go; Ring out the false ring in the true.


As the clock is on the strike of twelve at the close of the year, I am ringing our bell lively, to hail the birth of the New Year 1875

. Memorands

Full knee-deep lies the winter snow, And the winter winds are wearily siighing, Toll ye the church bell sad and slow, And tread softly and speak low, For the old year lies a-dying.

     Old year, you must not die:
     You came to us so readily.
     You lived with us so steadily.
     Old year, you shall not die.
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His face is growing sharp and thin, Alack! our friend is gone. Close up his eyes: tie up his chin: Step from the corpse, and let him in That standeth there alone,

      And waiteth at the door.
     There's a new foot on the floor, my friend,
     And a new face at the door, my friend,
     A new face at the door.
                 Alfred Tennyson

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