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In Memory of Douglas Mary Dunsmore McKain
1792 - 1873

by her friend Annie Carswell Hay

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Farewell, what memories of you come
Our mother's friend and ours
As hostess in your dear old home
Among the trees and flowers
And neighbours when you meet with us
In life's sunshine and flowers.

   
Was it our sister's wedding day
Or when our brother slept
You joyed with us when we rejoiced
Wept with us when we wept
And later for the motherless
Your constant kindness kept.

    
Sleep on dear friend until He comes
Who holds our life in store
And in his coming Kingdom wide
The new earth's glorious shore
May we be neighbours once again
When death shall be no more.

    

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