Until the Day Break: A Novel

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Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900 - Authors, American - 330 pages
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Page 287 - tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now ; if it be not now, yet it will come : the readiness is all : Since no man, of aught he leaves, knows, what is't to leave betimes ?
Page 11 - For man also knoweth not his time : as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare ; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.
Page 315 - Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm : for love is strong as death ; jealousy is cruel as the grave : the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it : if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.
Page 11 - I have pass'da miserable night, So full of fearful dreams, of ugly sights, That, as I am a Christian faithful man, I would not spend another such a night, Though 'twere to buy a world of happy days; So full of dismal terror was the time.
Page 19 - I take my refuge in Thy name and Thee ! I take my refuge in Thy Law of Good ! I take my refuge in Thy Order ! Om ! The Dew is on the Lotus ! Rise, Great Sun ! And lift my leaf and mix me with the wave. Om Mani Padme Hum, the Sunrise comes ! The Dewdrop slips into the shining Sea!
Page 194 - At last the dragon of despair — if then the train Of vanished years came back, and, as of yore, The same voice called, and, with soft eyes beguiling, Our lost love beckoned, through time's gray veil smiling, Would we return? Would we return Once we had crossed to death's unlovely land And trod the bloomless ways among the dead, Lone and unhappy; after years had fled With twilight wings along that glimmering strand, If then— an angel came with outstretched hand To lead us back, and we recalled...
Page 11 - I have pass'da miserable night, So full of ugly sights, of ghastly dreams, That, as I am a Christian faithful man, I would not spend another such a night, Though 'twere to buy a world of happy days, So full of dismal terror was the time ! Brak.
Page 185 - But, Oh ! fell Death's untimely frost, That nipt my flower sae early ! Now green's the sod, and cauld's the clay, That wraps my Highland Mary...
Page 19 - Kill not — for Pity's sake — and lest ye slay The meanest thing upon its upward way. Give freely and receive, but take from none By greed, or force or fraud, what is his own. Bear not false witness, slander not, nor lie ; Truth is the speech of inward purity. Shun drugs and drinks which work the wit abuse ; Clear minds, clean bodies, need no Soma juice.
Page 242 - In tints inimitable and divine; Each perfect noon sustains the endless feast In which the wedded charms of life combine; Sweet Evening waits till golden Day, released, Shall lead her blushing down the world's decline. And when the day is done, a crimson band Lies glowing on the hushed and darkening west; The groups of trees like whispering spirits stand; The robin's song lifts from its trembling breast; The shadows steal out from the twilight land; And all is peace and quietness and rest.

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