Excerpt from In Memoriam: Obituary and Addresses of the Late Prof. John F. Stoddard, Whose Life-Work on Earth Was Ended August 6th, 1873 The path of life may wind, The pace be swift or slow, A shadow walks behind.Wherever we may go.We see it t, but sometimes hearThe echo of a footfall near. The pilgrim feet may pressThe fragrant turf or thorn;His way be pleasantness, Or oft by tear drops worn.In every place, in every scene, Ourselves, and Death, one step between. That step will us divide.Until the Master say.This spirit I confideTo wing from earth away: And then beside us he will stand.Our escort to the better land. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.