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Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1900 - 327 ページ
 

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246 ページ - ... intelligible forms of ancient poets, The fair humanities of old religion, The power, the beauty, and the majesty, That had their haunts in dale, or piny mountain, Or forest by slow stream, or pebbly spring. Or chasms and wat'ry depths ; all these have vanished They live no longer in the faith of reason ! But still the heart doth need a language, still Doth the old instinct bring back the old names...
152 ページ - And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory ; and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.
246 ページ - For fable is Love's world, his home, his birthplace : Delightedly dwells he 'mong fays and talismans. And spirits; and delightedly believes Divinities, being himself divine.
163 ページ - Charlotte, having seen his body Borne before her on a shutter, Like a well-conducted person, Went on cutting bread and butter.
244 ページ - Above all others make I large concession. For thou must move a world and be the master — He kills thee who condemns thee to inaction. So be it then ! maintain thee in thy post By violence. Resist the emperor, And if it must be force with force repel ; I will not praise it, yet I can forgive it.
163 ページ - WERTHER had a love for Charlotte Such as words could never utter ; Would you know how first he met her ? She was cutting bread and butter. Charlotte was a married lady, And a moral man was Werther, And for all the wealth of Indies, Would do nothing for to hurt her. So he sighed and pined and ogled, And his passion boiled and bubbled, Till he blew his silly brains out, And no more was by it troubled. Charlotte, having seen his body Borne before her...
280 ページ - Many a year is in its grave Since I crossed this restless wave, And the evening, fair as ever, Shines on ruin, rock, and river. " Then, in this same boat, beside, Sat two comrades old and tried ; One with all a father's truth, One with all the fire of youth. " One on earth in silence wrought, And his grave in silence sought ; But the younger, brighter form Passed in battle and in storm.
27 ページ - A safe stronghold our God is still, A trusty shield and weapon; He'll help us clear from all the ill That hath us now o'ertaken. The ancient prince of hell Hath risen with purpose fell; Strong mail of craft and power He weareth in this hour— On earth is not his fellow. With force of arms we nothing can, Full soon were we down-ridden; But for us fights the proper Man, Whom God himself hath bidden.
143 ページ - Tramp! tramp! along the land they rode, Splash! splash! along the sea; The scourge is red, the spur drops blood, The flashing pebbles flee. " Hurrah ! hurrah ! well ride the dead ; The bride, the bride is come; And soon we reach the bridal bed, For, Helen, here's my home.
240 ページ - twas sterling! For of the wholly common is man made, And custom is his nurse! Woe then to them Who lay irreverent hands upon his old House furniture, the dear inheritance From his forefathers ! For time consecrates ; And what is gray with age becomes religion.

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