Selections from the Writing of the Presidents of Sorosis: A Souvenir from the Breakfast at Sherry's, March 20, 1893, in Honor of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Club (Google eBook)

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1893 - 31 pages
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Page 7 - WE are the mariners, and God the Sea, And though we make false reckonings, and run Wide of a righteous course, and are undone, Out of his deeps of love we cannot be. For by those heavy strokes we misname ill, Through the fierce fire of sin, through tempering doubt, Our natures more and more are beaten out To perfecter reflections of his will ! THE best man should never pass by The worst, but to brotherhood true, Entreat him thus gently, " Lo, l Am tempted in all things as you.
Page 6 - No voice replied, but while I listening bent, Her gracious beauty made my heart content. The moon in splendor shone, "She walketh Heaven alone, And seeth all things," to myself I mused; "Hast thou beheld Him, then, Who hides himself from men In that great power through nature interfused?
Page 5 - THE SURE WITNESS. THE solemn wood had spread Shadows around my head ; " Curtains they are," I said, " Hung dim and still about the house of prayer." Softly among the limbs, Turning the leaves of hymns, I heard the winds, and asked if God were there. No voice replied, but while I listening stood, Sweet peace made holy hushes through the wood. With ruddy, open hand, I saw the wild rose stand Beside the green gate of the summer hills ; And pulling at her dress, I cried, " Sweet hermitess, Hast thou...
Page 6 - Who hides Himself from men In that great power through nature interfused ? " No speech made answer, and no sign appeared, But in the silence I was soothed and cheered. Waking one time, strange awe Thrilling my soul, I saw A kingly splendor round about the night ; Such cunning work the hand Of spinner never planned, The finest wool may not be washed so white. " Hast thou come out of heaven ? " I asked ; and lo ! The snow was all the answer of the snow. Then my heart said, " Give o'er ; Question...
Page 6 - Her gracious beauty made my heart content. The moon in splendor shone : "She walketh Heaven alone, And seeth all things," to myself I mused ; " Hast thou beheld Him, then, Who hides himself from men In that great power through nature interfused ?" No speech made answer, and no sign appeared, But in the silence I was soothed and cheered. Waking one time, strange awe Thrilling my soul, I saw A kingly splendor round about the night ; Such cunning work the hand Of spinner never planned ; The finest...

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