Miscellanies of animal life

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Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1881 - Animal welfare - 271 pages
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Page 98 - What objects are the fountains Of thy happy strain ? What fields, or waves, or mountains ? What shapes of sky or plain ? What love of thine own kind ? what ignorance of pain ? With thy clear, keen joyance Languor cannot be : Shadow of annoyance Never came near thee : Thou lovest, but ne'er knew love's sad satiety.
Page 99 - Yet if we could scorn Hate, and pride, and fear; If we were things born Not to shed a tear, I know not how thy joy we ever should come near.
Page 94 - HAIL to thee, blithe spirit ! Bird thou never wert, That from heaven, or near it, Pourest thy full heart In profuse strains of unpremeditated art. Higher still and higher From the earth thou springest Like a cloud of fire; The blue deep thou wingest, And singing still dost soar, and soaring ever singest. In the golden lightning Of the sunken sun, O'er which clouds are brightning, Thou dost float and run; Like an unbodied joy whose race is just begun.
Page 110 - Suddenly, as we were yet creeping along, in a silence which made a heavy breath seem loud and distinct, the woods were at once filled with the tremendous barking roar of the gorilla.
Page 271 - Family," &c. With Three full-page Illustrations on toned paper. Crown 8vo Cloth boards i 6 BELFRY OF ST. JUDE (THE). A Story. By ESME STUART, author of
Page 96 - Like a high-born maiden In a palace tower, Soothing her love-laden Soul in secret hour With music sweet as love, which overflows her bower : Like a glow-worm golden In a dell of dew. Scattering unbeholden Its aerial hue Among the flowers and grass, which screen it from the view: Like a rose embowered In its own green leaves, By warm winds deflowered, Till the scent it gives Makes faint with too much sweet these heavy-winged thieves. Sound of vernal showers On the twinkling grass, Rain-awakened flowers,...
Page 272 - Clothboards 3 6 GREAT CAPTAIN (THE) : AN EVENTFUL CHAPTER IN SPANISH HISTORY. By ULICK R. BURKE, MA With Two full-page Illustrations on toned paper. Crown 8vo. ...Cloth boards 2 o HARRIET'S MISTAKES. A Story for Servants. By the Author of "Clary's Confirmation," &c. With Three full-page Woodcuts. Crown 8vo Cloth boards i 6 HARRY'S DISCIPLINE. By LAURA M. LANE, author of " A Character,
Page 96 - What thou art we know not; What is most like thee ? From rainbow clouds there flow not Drops so bright to see, As from thy presence showers a rain of melody. Like a poet hidden In the light of thought, Singing hymns unbidden, Till the world is wrought To sympathy with hopes and fears it heeded not...
Page 97 - Teach us, sprite or bird, What sweet thoughts are thine ; I have never heard Praise of love or wine That panted forth a flood of rapture so divine.
Page 138 - Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us ; and we ought also to lay down our lives for the brethren.

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