McGuffey Reader and Poetry Lesson 17

LESSON XVII – WHAT THE MINUTES SAY

1. We are but minutes–little things!
Each one furnished with sixty wings,
With which we fly on our unseen track,
And not a minute ever comes back.

2. We are but minutes; use us well,
For how we are used we must one day tell.
Who uses minutes, has hours to use;
Who loses minutes, whole years must lose.

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