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Martha Douglas Journal

Journal kept by Martha Douglas, youngest daughter of Sir James Douglas. Learn more.

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BC Archives MS-0678

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Speak gently, it is better far To rule by love than fear Speak gently , let not harsh words mar the good we might do here Speak gently to the little child Be sure its love to gain Teach it in accents soft and mild It may not long remain. Speak gently to the young for they will have enough to bear. For pass thro life as best they may t'is full of anxious care. Speak gently! love doth whisper low the vows that true heart binds. And gently friendships accents flow affection's voice is kind. Speak gently to the aged one Grieve not the careworn heart The sands of life are nearly run

BC Archives, MS-0678 Box 1 File 6 / DOUGLAS, Sir James / Journal kept by Martha Douglas, 1872 - 1873.

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