Sunshine and Shadow: Some Promiscuous Writings

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F. Hudson, 1909 - 239 pages
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Page 153 - THE CURFEW tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the lea, The plowman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me.
Page 20 - Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Page 51 - For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.
Page 239 - This too Shall pass away ; fame, glory, place and power, They are but little baubles of the hour, Flung by the ruthless years down in the dust. Take warning and be worthy of God's trust. Use well your prowess while it lasts; leave bloom, Not blight, to mark your footprints to the tomb. The truest greatness lies in being kind, The truest wisdom in a happy mind. He who desponds, his Maker's judgment mocks; The gloomy Christian is a paradox. Only the sunny soul respects its God. Since life is short...
Page 238 - This, too, shall pass away." Oh, jewel sentence from the mine of truth ! What riches it contains, for age or youth ! No stately epic, measured and sublime. So comforts, or so counsels, for all time, As these few words. Go write them on your heart, And make them of your daily life a part. Has some misfortune fallen to your lot? This, too, will pass away — absorb the thought, And wait; your waiting will not be in vain.
Page 239 - This, too, shall pass away" — absorb the thought, And wait; your waiting will not be in vain, Time gilds with gold the iron links of pain. The dark to-day leads into light to-morrow; There is no endless joy, no endless sorrow. Are you upon earth's heights, no cloud in view ? Go, read your motto once again: "This, too, Shall pass away.
Page 54 - If there is one thing more certain than another, it is that, as the popular element increases, that government recedes from aristocracy and monarchy toward republicanism.
Page 239 - This, too, Shall pass away; fame, glory, place and power — They are but little baubles of the hour, Flung by the ruthless years down in the dust. Take warning and, be worthy of God's trust. Use well your prowess while it lasts ; leave bloom Not blight, to mark your footprints to the tomb. The truest greatness lies in being kind, The truest wisdom in a happy mind.
Page 184 - ... folded hands. The giant threw himself upon her body with a great cry, and, as he laid his head upon the cold bosom, the attendants withdrew and left him alone with his woe. He lifted the frail form in his arms and carried it tenderly to the coffin. No hands should touch her but his. Then he arranged flowers about her head and kissed the still, white face until it was wet with his tears. For a long time he knelt there with bowed head, and when he came out of the hushed chamber there was a look...
Page 214 - Let not ambition mock their useful toil. Their homely joys, and destiny obscure : Nor grandeur near, with a disdainful smile. The short but simple annals of the poor."— GRAY.

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