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Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850–1894).  A Child’s Garden of Verses and Underwoods.  1913.
  
XVI. “It’s an owercome sooth for age an’ youth”

IT’S an owercome sooth for age an’ youth 
  And it brooks wi’ nae denial, 
That the dearest friends are the auldest friends 
  And the young are just on trial. 
  
There’s a rival bauld wi’ young an’ auld         5
  And it’s him that has bereft me; 
For the surest friends are the auldest friends 
  And the maist o’ mines hae left me. 
  
There are kind hearts still, for friends to fill 
  And fools to take and break them;  10
But the nearest friends are the auldest friends 
  And the grave’s the place to seek them. 

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