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Page 175 - Long years ago it was written: "The invisible things of God from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by those things which were made." Milton echoes the apostle's thought, and asks: "What if earth Be but the shadow of Heaven; and things therein Each to other like, more than on earth is thought?
Page 410 - And here we, see how finely science and poetry may interact and minister to each other." Wordsworth also affirms that "the remotest discoveries of the chemist, the botanist and the mineralogist" (if familiarized to men) are "as proper objects of the poet's art as any upon which it
Page 220 - My heart for very joy doth leap, My lips no more can silence keep, I, too, must sing, with joyful tongue, That sweetest ancient cradle song: Glory to God in highest Heaven, Who unto man His Son hath given, While angels sing, with pious mirth, A glad New Year to all the earth.
Page 32 - Blind to the beauty everywhere revealed, Treading the May-flowers with regardless feet; For them the song sparrow and the bobolink Sang not, nor winds made music in the leaves; For them in vain October's holocaust Burned, gold and crimson over all the hills, The sacramental mystery of the woods.
Page 158 - HOW THE LEAVES CAME DOWN. I'll tell you how the leaves came down. The great Tree to his children said, "You're getting sleepy Yellow and Brown, Yes, very sleepy, little Red; It is quite time you went to bed.
Page 158 - day To the great Tree the leaflets clung, Frolicked and danced and had their way, Upon the autumn breezes swung, Whispering all their sports among. "Perhaps the great Tree will forget, And let us stay until the spring, If we all
Page 248 - No man can resist their influence. There are certain manners which are learned in good society, of that force, that, if a person have them, he or she must be considered, and is everywhere welcome, though without beauty or wealth or genius.
Page 158 - begged each silly, pouting leaf, "Let us a little longer stay. Dear Father Tree, behold our grief; 'Tis such a very pleasant day, We do not want to go away.
Page 328 - mighty things; and that is just what we now never recognize, but think that we are to do great things by the help of iron bars and perspiration; alas ! we shall do nothing that way, but lose some pounds of our own weight.