The Voyage of Human Life - John J Barber 1798 –1885
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"YOUTH begins "Life's Voyage" mid flowery scenes:- dangers lurk around: Fancy's bubbles float before him. Pleasure, Riches, Fame & c, tempt him aside, but if he heeds the divine Guide book, he safely makes his passage.
MANHOOD sees youthful visions pass away and guides his loaded bark through breakers, storms & floods.
OLD AGE totters with wasting years laden with Infirmities, with shattered bark passes into the sea unknown: shoreless, fathomless, eternal, to sink in deepest night, or rise to endless, blissful glorious day!"
Republished from Antique Print Collection - Image Restoration - © Peter N Millward)
The Voyage of Human Life
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