The Parents' Review

A Monthly Magazine of Home-Training and Culture

Edited by Charlotte Mason.

"Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life."

Volume 1, 1890/91, pg. 68

As they are wariest guides who most have met
Mischance themselves, thy mother's slips may yet
Show thy feet, daughter, places to eschew.
Ah, sweet the mother-walk, but perilous!
And flowers do grace the progress hazardous,
Tho' heedless pilgrims chance on bitter rut!

But thou, my daughter, meekly glad, hast tae'n
A man fro' the Lord: thy joy hath wholesome pain
Of diffidence:--
                              "Thou, Wisest, make me wise,
For the child's sake, that in my bosom lies!"

Still hold thy soul 'fore heaven, as April earth,
Waiting the fall of counsel: nor in vain--
Who hath so graced thee to a blessed birth
Will not His wisdom's waterings refrain.

Typed by Jennifer Talsma, Sept 2015