Miscellaneous Poems ; Stories for Children ; The Warden's Tale ; and Three Eras in a Life

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Porter & Coates, 1875 - Children's poetry - 288 pages
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Page 25 - But they constrained him saying, Abide with us; for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent.
Page 169 - RIVER. DOWN, down we glide these " Thousand Isles " between, Lovely as fairy-land to dreaming child, Sweeping past shores now fringed with verdure green, Now clasped by rocks and tangled forests wild. Anon, like arrow from an aim that's true. We dart adown the rapids' fearful whirl, The rough " Cascades," the less exciting " Sue," Where round the rocks the foaming waters curl.
Page 279 - MAGAZINE. FOREBODING. WHAT weight is this which presses on my soul ? Powerless to rise, I sink amidst the dust : The days in solemn cycle o'er me roll, While, praying, I can only wait and trust. Trust the dear Hand that all my life has led Through pastures green, by waters pure and still ; If now He leads me through dark ways and dread, Shall I dare murmur, whatsoe'er His will ? LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE. THE CHASTENING OF THE LORD. O SPECK in creation ! How canst thou complain, Though sore thy probation...
Page 7 - THE WEB OF LIFE. MY life, which was so straight and plain, Has now become a tangled skein, Yet God still holds the thread ; Weave as I may, his hand doth guide The shuttle's course, however wide The chain in woof be wed. One weary night, when years went by, I plied my loom with tear and sigh, In grief unnamed, untold ; But when at last the morning's light Broke on my vision, pure and bright There gleamed a cloth of gold. And now I never lose my trust, Weave as I may — and weave I must — That...
Page 7 - Broke on my vision, pure and bright There gleamed a cloth of gold. And now I never lose my trust, Weave as I may — and weave I must — That God doth hold the thread ; He guides my shuttle on its way, He makes complete my task each day ; What more then, can be said ? MRS.
Page 281 - In the cruel fire of Sorrow Cast thy heart, do not faint or wail. Let thy hand be firm and steady, Do not let thy spirit quail, But wait till the trial is over And take thy heart again. For as gold is tried by fire, So a heart must be tried by pain.
Page 168 - ... foam. The Inlaid floor of emerald and pearl Heaves at the hidden organ's thunderous peal ; While round and up, the clouds of incense curl, Shrouding the chancel where the billows kneel. Ah, bow your heads! It is a fitting place For solemn thought — for deep and earnest prayer; For here the finger of our God I trace, — Beneath, above, around me, everywhere ; He hollowed out this grand and mighty nave ; And robed His altar with the ocean wave. ST. LAWRBNCB HIVRE. Down, down we glide these "...
Page 231 - Only as idols are. She was the pride Of her familiar sphere — the daily joy Of all who on her gracefulness might gaze, And in the light and music of her way, Have a companion's portion. Who could feel, While looking upon beauty such as hers, That it would ever perish...
Page 165 - NIAGARA ABOVE THE CATARACT. RIVER of banks and woods and waters green, With all of beauty to attract the eye, Why leaps my heart as past thy shores we fly? Art thou not quiet as an infant's dream, Pure as its thoughts, unruffled as its brow When circled by its mother's arms in sleep, While o'er it she doth still her vigils keep ? Then wherefore leaps my heart so wildly now?
Page 167 - I the heaven is its dome ! No corniced crag was hewn by human hand, Nor by it wrought this tracery of foam. The Inlaid floor of emerald and pearl Heaves at the hidden organ's thunderous peal ; While round and up, the clouds of incense curl, Shrouding the chancel where the billows kneel. Ah, bow your heads! It is a fitting place For solemn thought — for deep and earnest prayer; For here the finger of our God I trace, — Beneath, above, around me, everywhere ; He hollowed out this grand and mighty...

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