Alice Freeman Palmer

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1908 - Women educators - 354 pages

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Page 83 - Let me go where'er I will I hear a sky-born music still: It sounds from all things old, It sounds from all things young, From all that's fair, from all that's foul, Peals out a cheerful song. It is not only in the rose, It is not only in the bird, Not only where the rainbow glows, Nor in the song of woman heard, But in the darkest, meanest things There alway, alway something sings.
Page 351 - A. soul sheathed in a crystal shrine, Through which all her bright features shine ; As when a piece of wanton lawn, A thin...
Page 301 - BUTTERFLY I hold you at last in my hand, Exquisite child of the air. Can I ever understand How you grew to be so fair? You came to...
Page 327 - Though no regrets are proper for the manner of her death, who can contemplate the fact of it and not call the world irrational, if out of deference to a few particles of disordered matter it excludes so fair a spirit?
Page 97 - You see that little dark-eyed girl? She will be the next president of Wellesley.' Though frequently they did not agree, her independence did not alienate him, but appeared to make him trust her the more. He loved the strong. Often he sought her out, talked with her on historical and literary matters, explored her ideas of teaching, and bore from her opposition which others feared to give. The prophecy of her future which I have just quoted was made shortly after the following clash. "Mr. Durant had...
Page 307 - Yes, tell us how to be happy." "Well," I said, "I will give you my three rules for being happy; but mind, you must all promise to keep them for a week, and not skip a single day, for they won't work if you skip one single day." So they all faithfully and solemnly...
Page 299 - He shall give his angels charge Over thee in all thy ways. Though the thunders roam at large, Though the lightning round me plays, Like a child I lay my head In sweet sleep upon my bed. Though the terror come so close, It shall have no power to smite ; It shall deepen my repose, Turn the darkness into light. Touch of angels' hands is sweet, — Not a stone shall hurt my feet.
Page 61 - Seek first the kingdom of God and all things shall be added.' If our Father wants me to go through college, I know I shall go ; and if He does n't, I do n't want to.
Page 149 - Plot does in a large way pretty much the same sort of thing that meter and refrain do in the small; and if we cannot see infinity in the palm of the hand and eternity in an hour, we shall not see them at all.

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