GREETINGS TO DR. DICK
All the children rise to greet you
As many as you have brought to view
The Valley of the Maine
Ere you embark for foreign shores;
Heaven bless you with its bounteous stores,
To stay while life remain.
To while away some hours at sea
Think that home friends do think of thee
Beneath the Southern skies.
Tho’ Northern Lights may suffer loss
Tho’ Plough give place to Southern Cross,
Still stay fond memories.
J. Townsley, 3rd August 1920