Book News, Volume 12

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Page 286 - Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness ; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
Page 93 - Your faither's comin' in." They never heed a word I speak. I try to gie a froon; But aye I hap them up, an* cry "Oh, bairnies, cuddle doon!" Wee Jamie wi' the curly heid — He aye sleeps next the wa' — Bangs up an' cries, "I want a piece
Page 439 - It fortifies my soul to know That, though I perish, Truth is so...
Page 433 - Oh ! hush thee, my baby, the night is behind us, And black are the waters that sparkled so green. The moon, o'er the combers, looks downward to find us At rest in the hollows that rustle between. Where billow meets billow, there soft be thy pillow; Ah, weary wee flipperling, curl at thy ease 1 The storm shall not wake thee, nor shark overtake thee, Asleep in the arms of the slow-swinging seas.
Page 92 - And balconies hanging here and there, And signal lanterns and flags afloat, And eight round towers, like those that frown From some old castle, looking down Upon the drawbridge and the moat. And he said with a smile, " Our ship, I wis, Shall be of another form than this...
Page 392 - Whether it be true or not, I can say, for one, that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow-men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. How far I shall succeed in gratifying this ambition is yet to be developed.
Page 362 - From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free, We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may be, That no life lives forever; That dead men rise up never; That even the weariest river Winds somewhere safe to sea.
Page 211 - Turenne — are brought in skillfully, and the tragic and varied history of the time forms a splendid frame in which to set the picture of...
Page 438 - In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea, With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me: As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free, While God is marching on.
Page 361 - And the sly Devil did not take his spouse. But Heaven that brings out good from evil, And loves to disappoint the Devil, Had predetermined to restore Twofold all...

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