Around the year with Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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W. B. Conkey, 1904 - Fiction - 282 pages
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Page 37 - I gave a beggar from my little store Of well-earned gold. He spent the shining ore And came again, and yet again, still cold And hungry as before. I gave a thought, and through that thought of mine, He found himself a man, supreme, divine, Bold, clothed, and crowned with blessings manifold, And now he begs no more.
Page 11 - LAUGH, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone; For the sad old earth Must borrow its mirth, It has trouble enough of its own.
Page 137 - By the cynic, the sad, the fallen, Who had no strength for the strife, The world's highway is cumbered today; They make up the sum of life.
Page 271 - So many gods, so many creeds, / So many paths that wind and wind, / While just the art of being kind / Is all the sad world needs.
Page 29 - There is only one lifter to twenty who lean. In which class are you? Are you easing the load Of overtaxed lifters who toil down the road? Or are you, a leaner who lets...
Page 179 - It seemeth such a little way to me Across to that strange country — The Beyond; And yet, not strange, for it has grown to be The home of those of whom I am so fond, They make it seem familiar and most dear, As journeying friends bring distant regions near.
Page 135 - Do you wish the world were better? Let me tell you what to do: Set a watch upon your actions, Keep them always straight and true; Rid your mind of selfish motives; Let your thoughts be clean and high. You can make a little Eden Of the sphere you occupy.
Page 151 - The longer I live and the more I see Of the struggle of souls toward the heights above, The stronger this truth comes home to me : That the Universe rests on the shoulders of love ; A love so limitless, deep, and broad, That men have renamed it and called it — God.
Page 165 - LET me to-day do something that shall take A little sadness from the world's vast store, And may I be so favored as to make Of joy's too scanty sum a little more.
Page 151 - IT is easy enough to be pleasant When life flows by like a song, But the man worth while is the one who will smile When everything goes dead wrong. For the test of the heart is trouble, And it always comes with the years, And the smile that is worth the praises of earth Is the smile that shines through tears.

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