Lines upon the death of a young friend, Charles Freddie Atwood—Respectfully dedicated to his Mother.
God gave, and He has taken,
One that we so dearly loved;
But we hope one day to meet him
In his heavenly home above.
Young, bright and beautiful,
Though unto manhood grown;
The hope, pride, joy of our life,
God called him for His own.
Our hearts were bound to thee, dear one,
The link was hard to sever;
Though while we linger here on earth
We will forget thee, never.
Farewell, Freddie; 'tis hard to part.
But like a hallowed spell,
Thy image ever in our heart
With love and faith shall dwell.
Troy Daily Times. May 11, 1863: 3 col 4.