The Potter's Wheel

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Dodd, Mead, 1897 - Providence and government of God - 209 pages
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Page 71 - ... bloom of the year in the bag of one bee : All the wonder and wealth of the mine in the heart of one gem : In the core of one pearl all the shade and the shine of the sea: Breath and bloom, shade and shine, — wonder, wealth, and — how far above them — Truth, that's brighter than gem, Trust, that's purer than pearl, — Brightest truth, purest trust in the universe— all were for me In the kiss of one girl.
Page 188 - And the more we put off the love of this present world and all things superfluous, beforehand, we shall have the less to do, when we lie down.
Page 194 - O' the world are that ? What use of swells and falls From Levites' choir, Priests' cries, and trumpet-calls ? XII.
Page 58 - Who but a Christian, through all life, That blessing may prolong ? Who, through the world's sad day of strife, Still chant his morning song ? Fathers may hate us, or forsake, God's foundlings then are we ; Mother on child no pity take.
Page 136 - ... it is not wonderful that one should be misunderstood by other people. The situation is not without its consolations : through all His life, from Nazareth to Calvary, Jesus was never understood, except by Mary of Bethany and St. John. Perhaps it were better for most of us to complain less of being misunderstood and to take more care that we do not misunderstand other people. It ought to give us pause at a time to remember that each one has a stock of cut-and-dry judgments on his neighbours, and...
Page 39 - ... inhuman. But Death visited their house, and they came forth from his school other men, and now the strength is touched with sympathy and humility. Such men become the saviours of the world with Christ, for it is doubtful whether any man has ever helped his fellows in the high affairs of life who has not tasted sorrow. And Death is a very successful teacher of that faith we all long to possess ; the conviction of the Unseen. We may play with the arguments against another life when our affections...

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