A Book of Mystery and Vision

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Philip Wellby, 1902 - Mysticism and poetry - 243 pages
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Contents

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XXXIV
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Page 57 - I ii There shall be no more sea, they say, On Nature's great coronation day, When the Bridegroom comes to the Bride. Shall earth then lose her sacraments of tide — Motion, measures tremendous, echoing far and longGlister, sparkle and glow, ring of an endless song ? O words prophetic, ye princes and priests attend ; This is the Quest's end promised, the marvellous end Of all our voyage and venture since time began. To the Quest for ever the sea's voice calleth man ; And this in a mystery-world,...
Page 224 - When on the aspirations of the heart A darkness falls and, all her aids withdrawn, No comfort comes to cheer thy lonely soul, God is not with thee less in dark than light, And in aridity and drought discern His ministry and thy best way to Him ! A little while He leaves thee, to return In fuller sweetness — ah, He leaves thee not ! His consolation, not His ward or watch, Withdraws awhile, and thus He leads thee on, That thou through dereliction and great pain Mayest pass forth into felicity. God...
Page 61 - The whole wide world of voice and of rushing sound You may seek through vainly, But never a voice is found To search the soul with such deep unrest, Or to speak of the Quest So plainly. Then surely thither the Quest's way lies And a man shall not err therein ; Yet not on the surface surely seen with eyes, For thence the swallow has come and thereon the sea-mew flies; And the haunting ships with tremulous sails, we learn, For ever about it hover, pass to their place and return ; And over the wastes...
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Page 225 - You cannot seek in vain; Beyond the hollow and the hill I hear and hear again!" The flood cries, "That resistless will Draws all my springs amain !" The ocean hurtling far away Beyond the bay and bar Alone moans ever night and day, "For ever far and far!
Page 69 - Word obscured of the outward sense, Is the Lost Word sought in the search intense, Through a world of words which are void and vain, By the widow'd world of the soul in pain ; And never while shadow and...
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Page 248 - THE HERMETIC AND ALCHEMICAL WRITINGS OF PARACELSUS. Now for the first time faithfully translated into English.
Page 61 - I stand on the marge and listen (To-morrow is stored with fate) ; I stand on the marge and wait. I know that the deep with its secret is a sacramental hymn ; Enough that it speaks to me vaguely with meanings reserved and dim, Saga and rune of eld ; Enough that its volume and grandeur hint the great...

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