Whatever mitigates the woes
or increases the happiness of others -
this is my criterian of goodness
And whatever injures society at large,
or any individual in it -
this is my measure of iniquity
For thus the royal mandate ran,
When first the human race began;
The social, friendly, honest man,
Whate'er he be
'Tis he fulfills great Nature's plan
And none but he.


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Sweet flow'ret, pledge o'meikle love,
And ward
o'mony a prayer,
What heart
o'stanewad thou na move,
Sae helpless, sweet, and fair ?

hirples o'er the lea ,
Chil, on thy lovely form:
gane , alas! the shelt'ring tree,
Should shield thee
frae the storm.

May He who gives the rain to pour,
And wings the blast to
blaw ,
Protect thee
frae the driving show'r,
The bitter frost and
snaw .

May He, the friend
o' Woe and Want,
heals life's various stounds,
Protect and guard the mother plant,
heal her cruel wounds.

But late she flourish'd, rooted fast,
Fair in the summer morn,
Now feebly bends she in the blast,
Unshelter'd and forlorn.

Blest be thy bloom, thou lovely gem,
by ruffian hand!
And from thee many a parent stem
Arise to deck our land!

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