WRITTEN IN COMMEMORATION OF THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE CITY OF CLEVE¬ LAND AND THE SETTLEMENT OF THE WESTERN RESERVE IN OHIO : READ ON THE OCCASION OF THE CELEBRA¬ TION AT CLEVELAND, JULY 2 2, 1896
"ORAISE to the sower of the seed,
The planter of the tree ! — What though another for the harvest gold The ready sickle hold, Or breathe the blossom, v^^atch the fruit unfold ?
Enough for him, indeed, That he should plant the tree, should sow the seed, And earn the reaper's guerdon, even if he
Should not the reaper be : " Let him who after a while, when I shall pass, may
dwell In my sweet close, 'neath my dear roof instead. Enjoy the harvest, pluck the fruit as well.