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Metcalf, 1859 - American poetry - 160 pages
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Page 88 - Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear, and with a manly heart.
Page 135 - Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
Page 21 - In regal halls ! — the shades o'erhang their way, The vale, with its deep fountains, is their choice, And gentle hearts rejoice Around their steps ! — till silently they die, As a stream shrinks from summer's burning eye.
Page 10 - Celebration. 1 HERE we meet with joy together, 'Neath the shade of leafy trees, While the branches make sweet music Rustling in the summer breeze. 2 Filled with love, each heart rejoices, Breathing forth the secret prayer ; While young children's sweet-toned voices Float upon the balmy air. 3 Hour of gladness, scene of beauty ! Radiant all around, above ; Speaking to the soul of duty, Hope, and faith, and heavenly love. 4 Every bosom beats with gladness ; Brightly beams each glancing eye ; Banish...
Page 11 - Day of happiness and pleasure, Ne'er wilt thou forgotten be ; But 'mid memory's choicest treasure, We will guard and cherish thee. 303. The Song of Angdi. Hark ! what means those holy voices, Sweetly sounding through the skies? Lo ! th...
Page 68 - Aged Christian! may the beauty Of thy daily life impress On our hearts a love of Duty, By its Truth and Holiness.

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