The Home of the Echoes

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Abingdon Press, 1921 - Australian essays - 208 pages
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Page 118 - Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ...
Page 165 - The latest Gospel in this world is, Know thy work and do it. ' Know thyself :' long enough has that poor ' self of thine tormented thee ; thou wilt never get to 'know' it, I believe ! Think it not thy business, this of knowing thyself ; thou art an unknowable individual : know what thou canst work at ; and work at it, like a Hercules ! That will be thy better plan. It has been written, 'an endless significance lies in Work;' a man perfects himself by working.
Page 19 - And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying : for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.
Page 207 - Little I ask ; my wants are few ; I only wish a hut of stone (A very plain brown stone will do), That I may call my own ; — And close at hand is such a one, In yonder street that fronts the sun. Plain food is quite enough for me : Three courses are as good as ten; — If Nature can subsist on three, Thank Heaven for three. Amen ! I always thought cold victual nice ; — My choice would be vanilla-ice.
Page 33 - For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, And as a root out of a dry ground. He hath no form nor comeliness; And when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
Page 99 - Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also." When they had heard the king, they departed; and lo, the star which they saw in the east went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
Page 96 - There are thousands of houses in England at this moment where wives, mothers, and children are dying of hunger. Now," he said, "when the first paroxysm of your grief is past, I would advise you to come with me, and we will never rest till the Corn Law is repealed.
Page 108 - Drop Thy still dews of quietness, Till all our strivings cease ; Take from our souls the strain and stress, And let our ordered lives confess The beauty of Thy peace.
Page 194 - She faded midst Italian flowers — The last of that bright band. And parted thus they rest, who played Beneath the same green tree ; Whose voices mingled as they prayed Around one parent knee...
Page 187 - neath the sky's proud dome But serves for her familiar wear ; The far-fetch'd diamond finds its home Flashing and smouldering in her hair ; For her the seas their pearls reveal ; Art and strange lands her pomp supply With purple, chrome, and cochineal, Ochre, and lapis lazuli ; The worm its golden woof presents ; Whatever runs, flies, dives, or delves, All doff for her their ornaments, Which suit her better than themselves...

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