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Ring Out The Old, Ring In The New!


Thanks to all of you for your friendship throughout this past year. Best wishes to you for a very merry New Year's Eve and a fantastic 2013!

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more,
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.

Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.

Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes,
But ring the fuller minstrel in.

- Alfred Lord Tennyson, "Ring Out, Wild Bells"

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litlover12
Dec. 31st, 2012 06:16 pm (UTC)
Lovely! Happy New Year!
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 9th, 2013 06:54 pm (UTC)
And to you, too! :D
whswhs
Dec. 31st, 2012 06:18 pm (UTC)
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

For auld lang syne, my jo,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

And surely ye'll be your pint stowp!
And surely I'll be mine!
And we'll take a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pou'd the gowan fine;
But we've wander'd mony a weary fitt,
Sin' auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl'd in the burn,
Frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar'd
Sin' auld lang syne.

And there's a hand, my trusty fiere!
And gie's a hand o' thine!
And we'll tak a right gude-willie-waught,
For auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my jo,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

—Robert Burns, "For Auld Lang Syne"
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 9th, 2013 06:55 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Happy 2013 to you!
agentxpndble
Dec. 31st, 2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
:::HUGS:::
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 9th, 2013 06:55 pm (UTC)
::HUGS BACK::
reynardine
Dec. 31st, 2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
What an awesome poem! Thanks for sharing it!
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 9th, 2013 06:55 pm (UTC)
My pleasure! Happy 2013!
nakeisha
Dec. 31st, 2012 11:07 pm (UTC)
*Hugs tightly*

Happy New Year to you too. And of course to Larry & the lovely Virginia. Love from me, J & little Lacey.
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 9th, 2013 06:56 pm (UTC)
*hugs you back*

And happy 2013 to you and yours! Extra cuddles for lovely Lacey. ;)
nakeisha
Jan. 10th, 2013 02:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much.

Lacey thanks you too.

Extra pets for Viginia.

*Hugs some more*
the_cornettist
Jan. 1st, 2013 12:32 am (UTC)
Happy New Year! Hope 2013 is very good to you :-)
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 9th, 2013 06:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you - and to you, too!
jan_u_wine
Jan. 1st, 2013 02:50 am (UTC)
Happy New Year, Amy! (btw, I loved the review you wrote of "the Hobbit" and have been trying to get some clear time to really comment on it.....if THIS is the only chance I get, just want to say that I enjoyed it mightily)
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 9th, 2013 06:58 pm (UTC)
And to you, too!

I'm so pleased that my review of The Hobbit worked for you. Thanks for the lovely feedback!
primsong
Jan. 1st, 2013 03:33 am (UTC)
There are few out there that can beat Tennyson - ring out! Happy New Year to you and yours, be sure to stop and hug a puppy.
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 9th, 2013 07:00 pm (UTC)
So true! Happy 2013 to you!

be sure to stop and hug a puppy

An excellent idea, every day! :D
wellinghall
Jan. 1st, 2013 09:09 am (UTC)
And a Happy New Year to you!
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 9th, 2013 06:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D
i_llbedammned
Jan. 3rd, 2013 01:49 am (UTC)
I like the line, ring out the false ring in the true the best.
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 9th, 2013 06:59 pm (UTC)
That's such a great line!
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