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" T is not by guilt the onward sweep Of truth and right, O Lord, we stay; 'T is by our follies that so long We hold the earth from heaven away. "
Poems - Page 63
by Edward Rowland Sill - 1887 - 112 pages
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 90

1902
...most perplexing element in life: — 1 • T i - not by guilt the onward sweep Of truth and right, 0 Lord, we stay ; 'T is by our follies that so long We hold the earth from heaven away. " These clumsy fet still in the mire, Qo crushing blossoms without end ; These hard, well-meaning hands we thrust...
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The Reading Club and Handy Speaker: Being Selections in Prose ..., Issues 6-12

George Melville Baker - 1879
...'.*•-••' , • '* " 'Tis not by guilt the onward sweep Of truth and right, O Lord, we stay; Tis by our follies that so long • We hold the earth..." These clumsy feet still in the mire, Go crushing blosspms without end ; These hard, well-meaning hands we thrust Among the heart-strings of a friend....
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The Cambridge Annual for 1886-1888

George F. Crook - 1885
...He bowed his head, and bent his knee Upon the monarch's silken stool; His pieading voice arose : " O LORD, Be merciful to me — a Fool! 'T is not by guilt...hands we thrust Among the heart.strings of a friend. Our faults no tenderness should ask; The chastening stripes must cleanse them all. But for our blunders!...
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The Humbler Poets: A Collection of Newspaper and Periodical Verse, 1870-1885

1885 - 459 pages
...sin ; but, Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool I "'Tis by our guilt the onward sweep Of truth and light, O Lord, we stay; T is by our follies that so long...hands we thrust Among the heart-strings of a friend. 14 The ill-time truth that we have kept — We know how sharp it pierced and stung I M The word we...
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The Humbler Poets: A Collection of Newspaper and Periodical Verse, 1870-1885

1885 - 459 pages
...sin ; but, Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool I " "Tis by our guilt the onward sweep Of truth and light, O Lord, we stay; T is by our follies that so long We hold the earth from heaven away. fc These clumsy feet, still in the mire, Go crushing blossoms without end ; These hard, well-meaning...
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Pacific Educational Journal

1888
...merciful to me, a fool ! " 'Tis not by guilt the onward sweep Of truth and right, O Lord, we stay ; 'Tis by our follies that so long We hold the earth from...These hard, well-meaning hands we thrust Among the heart strings of a friend. "The ill-timed truth we might have kept, Who knows how sharp it pierced...
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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1890 - 383 pages
...but Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool ! " 'T is not by gnilt the onward sweep Of truth and right, () Lord, we stay ; 'T is by our follies that so long...These hard, well-meaning hands we thrust Among the heart-striugs of a friend. "The ill-timed truth we might have kept — Who knows how sharp it pierced...
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Younger American Poets, 1830-1890

Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen, Goodridge Bliss Roberts - 1891 - 666 pages
...merciful to me, a fool ! " 'Tis not by guilt the onward sweep Of truth and right, O Lord, we stay ; 'Tis by our follies that so long We hold the earth from...These hard — well-meaning hands we thrust Among a heart-strings of a friend. " The ill-timed truth we might have kept — Who knows ho\v sharp it pierced...
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The Spirit of Modern Philosophy: An Essay in the Form of Lectures

Josiah Royce - 1892 - 519 pages
...wrong to white as wool ; The rod must heal the sin ; but Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool t " ' Tis not by guilt the onward sweep Of truth and right,...blossoms without end ; These hard, well-meaning hands we throat Among the heart-strings of a friend " ' The ill-timed truth we might have kept — Who knows...
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The Spirit of Modern Philosophy: An Essay in the Form of Lectures

Josiah Royce - 1892 - 519 pages
...with wrong to white as wool ; The rod must heal the sin ; but Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool ! "'Tis not by guilt the onward sweep Of truth and right,...heaven away"' These clumsy feet, still in the mire, Go erushing blossoms without end ; These hard, well-meaning hands we thrust Among the heart-strings of...
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