Ednah Dow Cheney, 1824-1904: memorial meeting, New England Women's Club, Boston, February 20, 1905 (Google eBook)

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Geo. H. Ellis Co., printers, 1905 - 34 pages
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Page 31 - I'd live in heavenly peace, Though foes were all abroad. His light, thus shining round, No faltering should I know ; And faith in heaven above Would make a heaven below ; But God was kinder than my prayer, And doubts beset me everywhere. And now I pray for love, Deep love to God and man ; A love that will not fail, However dark His plan. That sees all life in Him, Rejoicing in His power; And faithful, though the darkest clouds Of gloom and doubt may lower. And God was kinder than my prayer, Love...
Page 41 - I slept, and dreamed that life was beauty ; I woke, and found that life was duty. Was thy dream then a shadowy lie ? Toil on, sad heart, courageously, And thou shalt find thy dream to be A noonday light and truth to thee.
Page 31 - And let me see my prayers fulfilled, And realized my hope; But God was kinder than my prayer, And mystery veiled me everywhere. And next I prayed for strength That I might tread the road, With firm unfaltering pace, To heaven's serene abode. That I might never know A faltering, failing heart; But manfully go on And reach the highest part; But God was kinder than my prayer, And weakness checked me everywhere. And then I asked for faith; Could I but trust my God, I'd live in heavenly peace Though foes...
Page 33 - From Heaven he came, a mortal then ; And Hell's just path and Mercy's highway trod, Living, returned to look upon his God, And give his holy light to us again : A shining star, that with its brilliant rays Illumed in evil times the nest where I was born. As guerdon fit for him, this wicked earth I scorn God, his creator, him alone repays. I speak of Dante ; for, alas ! ill known His labors are, by that foul mob ingrate, Whose honors fail but to the just alone. Would I were he ! for born to such a...
Page 34 - Hell's just path and Mercy's highway trod, Living, returned to look upon his God, And give his holy light to us again : A shining star, that with its brilliant rays Illumed in evil times the nest where I was born. As guerdon fit for him, this wicked earth I scorn God, his creator, him alone repays. I speak of Dante ; for, alas ! ill known His labors are, by that foul mob ingrate, Whose honors fail but to the just alone. Would I were he ! for born to such a fate, His bitter exile, and his courage...
Page 42 - Here fate has willed me ere my time to sleep: I am not dead, though changed my dwelling be; While thou dost look and weep, I rest alone in thee, Since lovers each the other's image keep.
Page 24 - We were always uniting societies and changing constitutions, and half the time did not know what our real title was. It was a good deal of a puzzle to our entertainers who were, by the way, a most admirable set of men, but had not yet outgrown their prejudices to have two women and a colored brother on the list of delegates.
Page 36 - Not equalling -the ablest of the early women leaders, like Margaret Fuller and Elizabeth Peabody, in extent of early training, she was equalled by no other in a certain clearness of mind and equilibrium of...

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