A Tribute to Thomas Starr King

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Ticknor and Fields, 1865 - 247 pages
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Page 210 - That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang; In me thou seest the twilight of such day As after sunset fadeth in the west, Which by and by black night doth take away, Death's second self, that seals up all in rest...
Page 152 - SWEET day, so cool, so calm, so bright, The bridal of the earth and sky, The dew shall weep thy fall to-night, For thou must die. Sweet rose, whose hue angry and brave Bids the rash gazer wipe his eye, Thy root is ever in its grave, And thou must die. Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses, A box where sweets compacted lie, My music shows ye have your closes, And...
Page 175 - And they shall come from the east and from the west, and from the north and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.
Page 13 - Sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish, I give my hand, and my heart, to this vote.
Page 162 - Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding; for the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
Page 8 - THE great work laid upon his twoscore years Is done, and well done. If we drop our tears, Who loved him as few men were ever loved, We mourn no blighted hope nor broken plan With him whose life stands rounded and approved In the full growth and stature of a man. Mingle, O bells, along the Western slope, With your deep toll a sound of faith and hope!
Page 223 - Do not weep for me. I know it is all right. I wish I could make you feel so. I wish I could describe my feelings. It is strange ! I feel all the privileges and greatness of the future.
Page 200 - Wood," and to-morrow I shall dine and sleep at your brother's, in Scott Valley, and speak in the evening at the very important and cultivated settlement of "Rough and Ready." "Scott's Bar" wants me. " Horsetown" is after me. " Mugginsville," bids high. "Oro Fino," applies with a long petition of names. "Mad Mule" has not yet sent in a request, nor ''Piety Hill," nor "Modesty Gulch," but doubtless they will be heard from in due time.
Page 63 - engaged in the study of a work on the latest school of German philosophy. It is by Dr. Ott, of Paris; and is an exposition of the system of Hegel. Kant's system is pretty difficult; but this ties the brain up in knots." He would attend at times in Boston German religious services on Sunday, in order to familiarize himself with the spoken language. Far into the night he would talk of Goethe and Schiller and their fellow-poets, and the German divines of the schools of Tholuck and De Wette. He read...
Page 173 - ... will be out for the holidays. It will be a beauty. As to California, read the enclosed letter. I have thought best to let you see just what I wrote the committee. " 'I shall go to you in the hope of using all the powers that may be continued to me for your permanent strength as a Liberal Christian parish. My great ambition in life is to serve the cause of Christianity as represented by the noblest souls of all the Liberal Christian parties. I am not conscious of any gifts, either of thought or...

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