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Page 117 - the coming of the Lord : He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored ; He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword : His truth is marching on. In the beauty of the lilies
Page 221 - Inculcates in the child, when the mind is susceptible, a love for these living companions of ours, and when they have grown old they will cry : " 'Woodman, spare that tree ! Touch not a single bough ! In youth it sheltered me, And I'll protect it now.'
Page 45 - might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it. No men living are more worthy to be trusted than those who toil up from poverty.
Page 242 - length, to suit the measure, or of different sound for the rhyme, would have laid me under a constant necessity of searching for variety, and also have tended to fix that variety in my mind and make me master of it. Therefore, I took some of the
Page 293 - topase through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellowcreature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
Page 211 - IV. See how from far upon the eastern road The star-led wizards haste with odours sweet; Oh, run, prevent them with thy humble ode, And lay it lowly at his blessed feet; Have thou the honour first thy Lord to greet, And join thy voice unto the angel quire, From out his secret altar touched with hallowed fire. —MILTON: Hymn on
Page 242 - in certain particulars of small import, I had been lucky enough to improve the method or the language, and this encouraged me to think I might possibly, in time come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious. My
Page 241 - About this time I met with an odd volume of the Spectator. It was the third. I had never before seen any of them. I bought it. read it over and over, and was much delighted with it. I thought the writing excellent, and
Page 236 - There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say," returned the nephew. "Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round -apart from the veneration due to its sacred