Life and Letters of Stopford Brooke, Volume 2

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C. Scribner's sons, 1917

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Page 564 - Great God, I'd rather be A Pagan, suckled in a creed outworn, So might I, standing on this pleasant lea, Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn; Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea, And hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn...
Page 586 - Then he knows that he is the partaker of this gorgeous love festival, and he is the honoured guest at the feast of immortality. Then he understands the meaning of the seer-poet who sings, "From love the world is born, by love it is sustained, towards love it moves, and into love it enters.
Page 611 - Christian ! dost thou see them On the holy ground, How the troops of Midian Prowl and prowl around ? Christian ! up and smite them, Counting gain but loss : Smite them by the merit Of the Holy Cross!
Page 397 - ... looked upwards to the Highest. You and yours have done so likewise. Let us continue to work thus while there is daylight for us; for others another sun will shine by which they will work, while for us a brighter Light will shine. And so let us remain untroubled about the future ! In our Father's kingdom there are many provinces, and as He has given us here so happy a...
Page 397 - And so let as remain untroubled about the future. In our Father's Kingdom there are many provinces, and as He has given us here so happy a resting place, so will He certainly care for us above. Perhaps we shall be blessed with what here on earth has been denied us, to know one another merely by seeing one another, and thence more fully to love one another.
Page 478 - Jesus and Modern Thought' (1894) ;'The Old Testament and Modern Life' (1896) ; 'The Gospel of Joy' (1898) ; besides several volumes of sermons.
Page 507 - The nurse's soul would enter the child. All day he tried to persuade Harriet to do her duty, walking up and down the room, crooning old songs to the child in his arms. At last, in his despair, and thinking that the passion in him would make a miracle, he pulled his shirt away and tried himself to suckle the child.
Page 586 - When this perception of the perfection of unity [between man and Nature] is not merely intellectual, when it opens out our whole being into a luminous consciousness of the all, then it becomes a radiant joy, an over-spreading love.
Page 479 - You only," he writes to Mrs Crackanthorpe in 1902, "of all the people who have spoken to me [of my ' Browning '] have recognized how much of myself is in the book, and that its interest to me is there, and less in that which I have said about Browning, and it was balm to my soul that some one had seen that.

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