An Autobiography: In Three Parts. With Essays, Volume 1

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A. Williams, 1873 - 307 pages

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Page 99 - In necessary things unity, in doubtful things liberty, in all things charity.
Page 203 - He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if this cup may not pass away from Me, except I drink it, Thy will be done.
Page 203 - O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.
Page 267 - If this be all in all ; Life but one mode of force ; Law but the plan which binds The sequences in course : All essence, all design Shut out from mortal ken : — We bow to Nature's fate, And drop the style of men ! The summer dust the wind wafts hither, Is not more dead to whence and whither. But if our life be life, And thought, and will, and love Not vague unconscious airs That o'er wild harp-strings move ; If consciousness be aught Of all it seems to be, And souls are something more Than lights...
Page 220 - MY TRIUMPH. THE autumn-time has come ; On woods that dream of bloom, And over purpling vines, The low sun fainter shines. The aster-flower is failing, The hazel's gold is paling ; Yet overhead more near The eternal stars appear ! And present gratitude Insures the future's good, And for the things I see I trust the things to be ; That in the paths untrod, And the long days of God, My feet shall still be led, My heart be comforted.
Page 229 - ... carts, these fetid streams of subterranean slime which the pavement hides from you, do you know what all this is? It is the flowering meadow, it is the green grass, it is marjoram and thyme and sage, it is game...
Page 221 - Parcel and part of all, I keep the festival, Fore-reach the good to be, And share the victory. I feel the earth move sunward, I join the great march onward, And take, by faith, while living, My freehold of thanksgiving.
Page ii - In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington. Cambridge : Press of John Wilson and Son, PREFACE.
Page 203 - And he came and found them asleep again; and again he went away and prayed the third time, saying the same words.
Page 270 - Lord shall come ; yea, even that great day when the "earth shall be rolled together as a scroll, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat...

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