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Page 382 - I held it truth, with him who sings To one clear harp in divers tones, That men may rise on stepping stones Of their dead selves to higher things.
Page xiii - It may be he shall take my hand And lead me into his dark land And close my eyes and quench my breath— It may be I shall pass him still. I have a rendezvous with Death On some scarred slope of battered hill, When Spring comes round again this year And the first meadow-flowers appear.
Page 434 - If (which is not to be expected, and which God forbid !) war should unhappily break out between the two republics, they do now, with a view to such calamity, solemnly pledge themselves to each other, and to the world, to observe the following rules : absolutely, where the nature of the subject permits, and as closely as possible in all cases where such absolute observance shall be impossible : 1.
Page 165 - She is coming, my own, my sweet; Were it ever so airy a tread, My heart would hear her and beat, Were it earth in an earthy bed; My dust would hear her and beat, Had I lain for a century dead; Would start and tremble under her feet, And blossom in purple and red.
Page 251 - Christian ! dost thou see them On the holy ground, How the troops of Midian Prowl and prowl around ? Christian ! up and smite them, Counting gain but loss : Smite them by the merit Of the Holy Cross!
Page 622 - France — namely, that to her reversal of the order of the two commandments on which hang all the law and the prophets...
Page 90 - It was uncongenial to the whole spirit of the neo-Gaelic movement, which is bent on creating a new Ireland after its own ideal, whereas my play is a very uncompromising presentment of the real old Ireland.
Page 148 - Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?