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" The royal feast was done; the King Sought some new sport to banish care, And to his jester cried: "Sir Fool, Kneel now, and make for us a prayer!" The jester doffed his cap and bells, And stood the mocking court before; , They could not see the bitter... "
Poems - Page 62
by Edward Rowland Sill - 1887 - 112 pages
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 43

1879
...luggage, were on their way to the landing-place. 1879.] The Fool's Prayer. 443 THE FOOL'S PRAYER. THE royal feast was done; the king Sought some new sport...voice arose: " O Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool! " No pity, Lord, could change the heart From red with wrong to white as wool; The rod must heal the...
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The Reading Club and Handy Speaker: Being Selections in Prose ..., Issues 6-12

George Melville Baker - 1879
...bells, And stood the mocking court before : , They could not see the bitter smile Behind the patient grin he wore. He bowed his head and bent his knee...arose : " O Lord, . , •;. Be merciful to me, a fool! . .... : *. .. ,-.; .." .;••.•• • - •'• ; . " No pity, Lord, could change the heart :...
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The Speaker's Garland and Literary Bouquet: Combining 100 Choice ..., Volume 5

1883
...and bells, And stood the mocking court before: They could not see the bitter smile Behind the patient grin he wore. He bowed his head, and bent his knee...the monarch's silken stool; His pleading voice arose : " 0 Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool 1 "No pity, Lord, could change the heart From red with wrong...
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The Humbler Poets: A Collection of Newspaper and Periodical Verse, 1870-1885

1885 - 459 pages
...new sport to banish care, And to his jester cried, " Sir Fool, Kneel now for us and make a prayer I " The jester doffed his cap and bells, And stood the...voice arose : " O Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool I " No pity, Lord, could change the heart From red with wrong to white as wool ; The rod must heal...
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The Cambridge Annual for 1886-1888

George F. Crook - 1885
...Sought some new sport to banish care; And to bis Jester cried : " Sir Fool, Kneel now, and make (or us a prayer! " The Jester doffed his cap and bells,...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 the onward sweep...
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The Humbler Poets: A Collection of Newspaper and Periodical Verse, 1870-1885

1885 - 459 pages
...us and make a prayer l * The jester doffed his cap and bells, And stood the mocking court before ; He bowed his head, and bent his knee Upon the monarch's...voice arose : " O Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool I " No pity, Lord, could change the heart From red with wrong to white as wool; The rod must heal the...
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Poems

Edward Rowland Sill - 1887 - 112 pages
...the far sky, And image forth in tranquil deeps The secret that its silence keeps. 60 The Invisihle Because he never comes, and stands And stretches out...voice arose : " O Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool ! " No pity, Lord, could change the heart From red with wrong to white as wool ; The Fool's Prayer...
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Pacific Educational Journal

1888
...jester cried : ''Sir Fool, Kneel now, and make for us a prayer." The jester dropped his cap, and hells, And stood the mocking court before ; They could not...voice arose : " O Lord, Be 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...
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A Library of American Literature...

Stedman, Edmund C. and Hutchinson Ellen M. - 1889
...sport to banish care, And to his jester cried : "Sir Fool, Kneel now, and make for us a prayer t " The jester doffed his cap and bells, And stood the...the monarch's silken stool; His pleading voice arose : " О Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool ! "No pity, Lord, could change the heart From red with wrong...
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Vision: A Magazine for Youth, Volume 2

1889
...bitter smile Behind the painted grin he wore. He bowed his head, and bent his knee I'pon the monarch'? silken stool; His pleading voice arose: "O Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool ! "No pky, Lord, could change the heart From red with wrong to white Ħis wool ; The rod must heal...
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