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Page 59 - 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 31 - My better judgment points another way. Good Alcuin, I remember how one day When my Pepino asked you, ' What are men ? ' You wrote upon his tablets with your pen...
Page 131 - In the top of the uppermost bough. We cordially greet each other In the old, familiar tone ; And we think, though we do not say it, How...
Page 134 - ... father's knee, An eager listener unto stories told At the Round Table of the nursery, Of heroes and adventures manifold. There will be other towers for thee to build ; There will be other steeds for thee to ride ; There will be other legends, and all filled With greater marvels and more glorified. Build on, and make thy castles high and fair, Rising and reaching upward to the skies ; Listen to voices in the upper air, Nor lose thy simple faith in mysteries.
Page 138 - There is a greater army, That besets us round with strife, A starving, numberless army, At all the gates of life. The poverty-stricken millions Who challenge our wine and bread, And impeach us all as traitors, Both the living and the dead. And whenever I sit at the banquet, Where the feast and song are high, Amid the mirth and the music I can hear that fearful cry. And hollow and haggard faces Look into the lighted hail, And wasted hands are extended To catch the crumbs that fall.

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