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" T is sorrow builds the shining ladder up, Whose golden rounds are our calamities, Whereon our firm feet planting, nearer God The spirit climbs, and hath its eyes unsealed. "
PORTRAITS AND BIOGRAPHIES OF THE GOVERNORS OF MICHIGAN, AND OF THE ... - Page 194
1889
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Annals of the Grand Lodge of Iowa, Volume 17

Freemasons. Grand Lodge of Iowa - 1901
...inscribed on the hither side, "Death"—on the farther side, in radiant characters, "Life." " "Pis sorrow builds the shining ladder up, Whose golden...and cold When he is sent to summon those we love: Rut nil God's angels come to us disguised ; Sorrow and sickness, poverty, and death. One after another,...
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Notes and Queries

Questions and answers - 1877
...Lowell seems to have been indebted to both St. Augustine and Tennyson in the following lines : — " 'Tis sorrow builds the shining ladder up, Whose golden rounds are our calamities, Whereon our feet firm planting, nearer God The spirit climbs, and hath its eyes unseal'd." In poem xxix. a seasonable...
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The poetical works of James R. Lowell

James Russell Lowell - 1858
...Aim thitherward, but floats from bloom to bloom, With earth's warm patch of sunshine well content: 'Tis sorrow builds the shining ladder up, Whose golden...unsealed. True is it that Death's face seems stern and told, When he is sent to summon those we love, But all God's angels come to us disguised; Sorrow and...
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The speaker at home; chapters on extempore and memoriter speaker, by J.H ...

John Joseph Halcombe, William Henry Stone - 1859
...the conclusive tones of voice naturally adopted when the sense is more or less complete.) Thus:— " 'Tis sorrow" builds the shining ladder up, Whose golden rounds" are our calamities." You cannot injure the sense here however long the voice is suspended at the words " sorrow " and "...
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Moral and Religious Quotations from the Poets: Topically Arranged ...

Quotations - 1861 - 338 pages
...Who found not thorns and briars in his road. COWPEE. Tis sorrow builds the shining ladder up, Whoso golden rounds are our calamities, Whereon our firm...God The spirit climbs, and hath its eyes unsealed. JR LOWELL. When sorrows come, they come not single spies, But in battalions. SHAKSPEARE. And what is...
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Sunshine Among the Clouds: Or, Extracts from Experience

Mrs. M. E. McAllister - 1873 - 237 pages
...baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with." What means it ? Is it to be sorrow, that " Shall build the shining ladder up, Whose golden rounds are our...GOD The spirit climbs, and hath its eyes unsealed?" January 2"jth, 1863. Strange have been the scenes and trials through which I have passed during the...
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The Speaker at Home: Chapters on Public Speaking and Reading Aloud

John Joseph Halcombe, William Henry Stone - Elocution - 1874 - 170 pages
...conclusive tones of voice naturally adopted when the sense is more or less complete.) Thus • — " 'Tis sorrow" builds the shining ladder up, Whose golden rounds" are our calamities." You cannot injure the sense here however long the voice is suspended at the words " sorrow " and "...
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The Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell - 1877 - 406 pages
...content: 'T is sorrow builds tin- shining ladder up, Whose golden rounds are our calamities, AVhereon our firm feet planting, nearer God The spirit climbs,...is it that Death's face seems stern and cold, When lie is sent to summon those we love, But all (‘od's angels come to us disguised ; Sorrow and sickness,...
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The Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell - American poetry - 1879 - 422 pages
...thitherward, but floats from bloom to bloom, With earth's warm patch of sunshine well content : T is sorrow builds the shining ladder up, Whose golden...planting, nearer God The spirit climbs, and hath its eyes nneealed. True is it that Death's face seems stem and cold, When he is sent to summon those we love,...
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