Past Meridian

Past Meridian

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Past Meridian

Past Meridian

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It is not considered polite to ask people their age, after the bloom of youth has departed. I would not willingly violate the rules of decorum, or tempt any one to hide the foot-prints of Time as the Indian warrior covers his track with leaves. So, making no invidious inquiry, let me simply whisper in the ear of those who have achieved more than half life's journey, that this book is for them. It is their own exclusive property. It is devoted heart and hand to their interests. Whoever is found reading it, may be suspected to have attained the same ripe age.

It is, therefore, a kind of confidential matter between me and my compeers--we, whose faces are toward the setting sun. To all such, I offer the right hand of fellowship. There are sympa-

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