Wishes for New Year’s Day, 1835
Happy New Year, fair readers!
Have some new year wishes that The Dublin Evening Packet wished to its readers 181 years ago, on the 1st January 1835.
WISHES FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY, 1835
Time swiftly passes – since we last heard that sound
Of merry bells a twelvemonth has gone round;
How many changes, too, have taken place!
Fair readers, are you brides or mothers in that space?
If so, we wish you all the bliss that wait
On those who enter on that happy state;
Or parent should you be, the adage bear in mind –
“E’en as you bend the twig the tree will be inclined.”
If from the chain of social joy one link be taken,
The promised future will new hopes awaken.
Readers, to each, to all, on this auspicious day,
We feel and wish much more than we can say.
The Packet finds each year its friends increase,
And gratitude with life alone shall cease.