Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature
Merriam-Webster, 1995 - Reference - 1236 pages
Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature is a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the authors, works, genres, and terms of world literature that combines the best features of a dictionary with those of an encyclopedia. This unique reference is the result of a major collaboration between the editorial staffs of two of the world's most respected reference book publishers, Merriam-Webster and Encyclopaedia Britannica.
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Page 47 - For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven : a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance...
Page 46 - And silent was the flock in woolly fold: Numb were the Beadsman's fingers while he told His rosary, and while his frosted breath, Like pious incense from a censer old, Seem'd taking flight for heaven without a death, Past the sweet Virgin's picture, while his prayer he saith.