"Awake," put on thy youthful strength Combat with Earth's increasing cares; [Thou'lt] gain the victory at length Or nobly
sink when death appears; Not shrink and shudder at thy fate But courage keep, [inviolate]. E.J.B. 16th Maine.
Think of me.
1. That I may in after years Meet with trouble, sorrows, cares; Tho' my brow by furrowed [illegible] With lines imprinted
deep and sure - Think, O. think of me! 2. If misforture round me throws - Her fulness of earth's bitter woes; If from Sorrows
cup I drink -
O sever not one friendy link. Ever think of me. 3 Think of many happy hours Spent beneath the orchard flowers, Where our
hearts in childish glee Beat in love and unity; Happy then were we. 4 Beneath those trees we used to swing Or Books in hand
would read or sing. This I remember well; and fair Would I call back those hours again, But no, 'tis passed away. 5 The [ides]
of [Fortune] none can throw May be happiness, may be woe But with it a I ask of thee In friendship to remember me, Sometimes
remember me. H.O.N. Aug. 18th 1864