Parables of Life

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Grosset & Dunlap, 1904 - 158 pages
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Page 103 - But there will come another era,' says Paul, ' when it shall be light, and man will awaken from his lofty dreams, and find — his dreams still there, and that nothing is gone save his sleep.
Page 40 - ... solitude that seemed to deepen about her. Far behind, as she traveled on, was the glow of the morning light, once gloriously glad over the whole earth, now faint and distant as the light of a sun that has long set. And after the morning passed there had come midday with its heat, its far-reaching activities, its strenuous energy, its deepening experience ; and after noontide, evening ; and so long had she traveled in the darkness, the little group about her silently stealing away one by one from...
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Page 29 - ... went swiftly back to the days when, a little child, he looked up at the sky and wondered if the stars were the lights in the streets of heaven. One by one the years rose out of the depths of his memory and he recalled, step by step, all the way he had come: childhood, youth, manhood, and age. He read with deepening interest the story of his life— all his thoughts, his words, the things he had done and left undone. And as he read he knew what was good and what was ill ; everything was clear,...
Page 24 - ... nobility of line and feature; a shape for the touch of genius to mold into a beauty akin with the stars, and yet at the mercy of the hand that strikes blindly, passionately, idly, ignobly; the stuff of immortality waiting for myriad-handed time to mar or glorify ; coming from the Infinite to set the eternal beauty again in the ways of men, or to bear again the old marks of those who waste and spoil and destroy the fair visions of the soul : the veiled figure of the New Year, standing mysterious...
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Page 145 - SIGHT he had, but not vision. The things about him stood out with the utmost distinctness; every line was sharply defined, every feature and shape distinctly lined. So accustomed was he to entire accuracy of perception, to perfect exactness of knowledge, that he was impatient of any blur in another's sight, any uncertainty in another's report or account of things. Confidence in his own judgment had become second nature with him; he acted as one who could...
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Page 10 - ... Long ago Love had come into the world, and through immemorial years she had walked the stony and terrible ways of life with innumerable children, but the light of heaven had not vanished from her face and the purity of God lay inviolate in the depths of her beautiful eyes. There was so much gayety in her mood that sunny morning, such joy radiated from her face, that the child thought her companion the most winning playfellow in the world. In those deep eyes, luminous with devotion, no denial...

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