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And long ere a continents� breadth away
Those dear ones were, whose gifts to-day,
I bring, as if for them to say
	No distance parts
The tie which binds all loving hearts,
	Nor makes your memories dim:
�Twas long ere we knew what we ought to have
What three stout volumes  since have shown,
And Fame allots him a niche of his own,
	We�d a Plutarch in our Jim;
Ah! brother Jim, do you mind the days
When under the trees we conn�d the plays
Of the master poet or pondered the lays
Of the lesser bards, or sounded the praise
Of wise Carlyle, or hoped with the pen
To do some work that should among men
	Make us worthily famous, 
When some dear lips with pride might name us;
   Biographies of Greeley, Burr and Jackson,
of which last only one, of three intended volumes, has
yet appeared.
   Haney became acquainted with Parton some
twelve years ago, going to a school at Germantown
Philadelphia, where Jim officiated as tutor.   They
have held undiminished friendship, since.               
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