Life and its realities

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Page 279 - A THING of beauty is a joy for ever : Its loveliness increases ; it will never Pass into nothingness ; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
Page 192 - For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
Page 285 - THE poet hath the child's sight in his breast, And sees all new. What oftenest he has viewed, He views with the first glory. Fair and good Pall never on him, at the fairest, best, But stand before him, holy and undressed In week-day false conventions, such as would Drag other men down from the altitude Of primal types, too early dispossessed. Why, God would tire of all His...
Page 131 - The music and the doleful tale, The rich and balmy eve ; And hopes, and fears that kindle hope, An undistinguishable throng, And gentle wishes long subdued, Subdued and cherished long...
Page 197 - O God, — to clasp those fingers close, And yet to feel so lonely ! To see a light upon such brows, Which is the daylight only ! Be pitiful, O God...
Page 12 - On every side the aspect was the same, All ruined, desolate, forlorn and savage : No hand or foot within the precinct came To rectify or ravage. For over all there hung a cloud of fear ; A sense of mystery the spirit daunted, And said, as plain as whisper in the ear, The place is haunted ! PART II.
Page 27 - s thousands o' my mind. [The first recruiting sergeant on record I conceive to have been that individual who is mentioned in the Book of Job as going to and fro in the earth , and walking up and down in it.
Page 197 - And how long will you love us ? " The eyes grow dim with prophecy, The voices, low and breathless, —
Page 210 - And now the most beautiful dawn that mortal can behold, arose upon his spirit — the dawn of a new composition. For the book that a person is beginning to create or design, contains within itself half a life, and God only knows what an expanse of futurity also. Hopes of improvement — ideas which are to ensure the development and enlightenment of the human race — swarm with a joyful vitality in his brain, as he softly paces up and down in the twilight when it has become too dark to write.
Page 86 - Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man to conceive the things that God hath prepared for them that love him ;" and the eternal Father, who dwelleth in light unapproachable, no man hath seen or can see.

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