[Editor: A poem by “W.H.”. Published in the Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 13 September 1836.]
Friendship, like an evergreen,
Will brave the inclement blast,
And still retain the bloom of spring,
When summer’s days are past.
And though the wintry sky should lower,
And dim the cheerful day,
She still preserves a vital power,
Unconscious of delay.
’Tis thus true Friendship ever lives,
In hearts that are sincere,
Unfading is the wreath she gives,
It blooms throughout the year.
Sydney, 12th September, 1836.
Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (Sydney, NSW), 13 September 1836, p. 3