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H.L. Shepard & Company, (Successors to Shepard & Gill), 1874 - Science - 188 pages
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Page 46 - As with fingers of the blind We are groping here to find What the hieroglyphics mean Of the Unseen in the seen, What the Thought which underlies Nature's masking and disguise, What it is that hides beneath Blight and bloom and birth and death...
Page 46 - Said the Master to the youth : "We have come in search of truth, Trying with uncertain key Door by door of mystery ; We are reaching, through His laws, To the garment-hem of Cause...
Page 10 - Let knowledge grow from more to more, But more of reverence in us dwell; That mind and soul, according well, May make one music as before, But vaster.
Page 39 - Take him, and undress him from his robes of flesh : cleanse his vision, and put a new breath into his nostrils: only touch not with any change his human heart — the heart that weeps and trembles.' It was done : and, with a mighty angel for his guide, the man stood ready for his infinite voyage ; and from the terraces of heaven, without sound or farewell, at once they wheeled away into endless space. Sometimes with...
Page 46 - ON the isle of Penikese^ Ringed about by sapphire seas, Fanned by breezes salt and cool, Stood the Master with his school. Over sails that not in vain Wooed the west-wind's steady strain, Line of coast that low and far Stretched its undulating bar, Wings aslant along the rim Of the waves they stooped to skim, Rock and isle and glistening bay, Fell the beautiful white day.
Page 46 - Blight and bloom and birth and death, By past efforts unavailing, Doubt and error, loss and failing, Of our weakness made aware, On the threshold of our task Let us light and guidance ask, Let us pause in silent prayer!
Page 46 - Even the careless heart was moved, And the doubting gave assent, With a gesture reverent. To the Master well-beloved. As thin mists are glorified By the light they cannot hide. All who gazed upon him saw, Through its veil of tender awe, How his face was still uplit By the old sweet look of it. Hopeful, trustful, full of cheer, And the love that casts out fear. Who the secret may declare Of that brief, unuttered prayer ? Did the shade before him come Of th...
Page 39 - Then, from a distance that is counted only in heaven, light dawned for a time through a sleepy film; by unutterable pace the light swept to them ; they, by unutterable pace, to the light. In a moment the rushing of planets was upon them; in a moment, the blazing of suns was around them.
Page 29 - ... ninety per cent. of the interest of which is to be applied for at least two annual memoirs or essays by different individuals, and, as the fund increases, as many more as the interest of the trust and revenue will...
Page 47 - ... studying here. And this mode of teaching children is so natural, so suggestive, so true. That is the charm of teaching from Nature herself. No one can warp her to suit his own views. She brings us back to absolute truth as often as we wander.

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