404 The Book of Indoor and Outdoor Games
On the reverse side of the card might be written some quotation relating to the sentiment of parting, such, for instance, as—
"Though lost to sight, to memory dear."
"Absence breaks slender ties, but rivets strong ones."
"I count myself in nothing else so happy As in a soul rememb'ring my good friends."
"Where'er I roam, whatever realms to see, My heart, untravel'd, fondly turns to thee."
"Farewell! a word that must be, and hath been; A sound that makes us linger; yet—farewell!"
"Though the deep between us rolls, Friendship shall unite our souls: Still in Fancy's rich domain Often we shall meet again."
"I ne'er shall forget the bright visions that threw Their enchantment around me while lingering with you."
"What shall I do with all the days and hours That must be counted ere I see thy face ? ......
I'll tell thee; for thy sake I will lay hold
Of all good aims, and consecrate to thee, In worthy deeds, each moment that is told, While thou, beloved one, art far from me."
This basket, filled with strawberries made of fresh strawberry ice-cream, is exceedingly dainty, but it has the advantage of being decorative enough not to require the ice-cream to be in any special form unless preferred. If the flowers composing the basket be of a