Poems (Google eBook)

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Alexander Strahan & Company, 1861 - 315 pages
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Page 306 - Do ye think of the friends that are gone, Jeanie, As ye sit by your fire at night ? Do ye wish they were round you again once more By the hearth that they made so bright ? ' ' I think of the friends that are gone, Robin, They are dear to my heart as then : But the best and the dearest among them all I have never wished back again...
Page 55 - Pray yet longer, pray For one that ever prayed for thee this night hath passed away; '' A soul, that climbing hour by hour the silver-shining stair That leads to God's great treasure-house, grew covetous; and there " Was stored no blessing and no boon, for thee she did not claim, (So lowly, yet importunate !) and ever with thy name "She...
Page 283 - Would the happy spirit descend, From the realms of light and song, In the chamber or the street, As she looks among the blest, Should I fear to greet my friend Or to say 'Forgive the wrong...
Page 66 - They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace ; when there is no peace.
Page 71 - It happened one day about noon, going towards my boat, I was exceedingly surprised with the print of a man's naked foot on the shore, which was very plain to be seen in the sand.
Page 54 - A bell's dull clangor that hath sped so far, it faints and dies So soon as it hath reached the ear whereto its errand lies ; And as he rose up from his knees, his spirit was aware Of Somewhat, forceful and unseen, that sought to hold him there ; As of a Form that stood behind, and on his shoulders prest Both hands...
Page 209 - Our dreams are reconciled, Since Thou didst come to turn them all to Truth ; The World, the Heart, are dreamers in their youth Of visions beautiful, and strange and wild; And Thou, our Life's Interpreter, dost still At once make clear these visions and fulfil ; Each dim sweet Orphic rhyme, Each mythic tale sublime Of strength to save, of sweetness to subdue, Each morning dream the few, Wisdom's first lovers told...
Page 315 - I know thy feelings towards me, my brother, my beloved, if, indeed, it is permitted to one bathing in the floods of divine radiance to call to mind our misery, to be occupied with our grief. Yet God is love; and the more closely a soul is united to God the more does it abound in love...
Page 128 - LIFE TAPESTRY. Too long have I, methought, with tearful eye Pored o'er this tangled work of mine, and mused Above each stitch awry and thread confused ; Now will I think on what in years gone by I heard of them that weave rare tapestry At royal looms, and how they constant use To work on the rough side, and still peruse The pictured pattern set above them high ; So will I set MY COPY high above, And gaze and gaze till on my spirit grows Its gracious impress ; till some line of love, Transferred upon...
Page 208 - But Heaven and Earth have been More near, since Earth hath seen Its God walk Earth as Man ; since Heaven hath shown A Man upon its throne ; The street and market-place Grow holy ground ; each face Pale faces, marked with care, Dark, toil-worn brows grows fair ; King's children are these all ; though want and sin Have marred their beauty glorious within, We may not pass them but with reverent eye...

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