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" Tis by our follies that so long We hold the earth from heaven away. "These clumsy feet, still in the mire, Go crushing blossoms without end; These hard, well-meaning hands we thrust Among the heart-strings of a friend. "
Poems - Page 63
by Edward Rowland Sill - 1887 - 112 pages
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The Reading Club and Handy Speaker: Being Selections in Prose ..., Issues 6-12

George Melville Baker - 1879
...- •'• ; . " No pity, Lord, could change the heart : .;. From red with wrong to white as wool ; The rod must heal the sin ; but, Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool! •• . • . 1 t'- ''.^ '.*•-••' , • '* " 'Tis not by guilt the onward sweep Of truth and...
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The Speaker's Garland and Literary Bouquet: Combining 100 Choice ..., Volume 5

1883
...merciful to me, a fool 1 "No pity, Lord, could change the heart From red with wrong to white as wool; The rod must heal the sin ; but, Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool 1 " 'Tis not by guilt the onward sweep » Of truth and right, O Lord, we stay ; Tis by our follies...
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The Humbler Poets: A Collection of Newspaper and Periodical Verse, 1870-1885

1885 - 459 pages
...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 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...
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The Harvard Monthly, Volumes 43-44

1907
...a dignity in the verse, and a calm simplicity in the message, that is powerfully impressive. ' 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 heaven away. These clumsy feet, still in...
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Poems

Edward Rowland Sill - 1887 - 112 pages
...peace is here. THE FOOL'S PRAYER. HE royal feast was done ; the King Sought some new sport to ban ish care, And to his jester cried : " Sir Fool, Kneel...the onward sweep Of truth and right, O Lord, we stay ; 'Tis by our follies that so long We hold the earth from heaven away. " These clumsy feet, still in...
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A Library of American Literature...

Stedman, Edmund C. and Hutchinson Ellen M. - 1889
...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 sin : but Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool ! " 'Tis not by guilt the onward sweep Of truth and right, О Lord, we stay; 'Tis by our follies that...
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Pacific Educational Journal

1888
...the Monarch's silken stool ; His pleading 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 so long We hold the earth from heaven away. "These clumsy feet, still in...
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POEMS

EDWARD ROWLAND SILL - 1889
...be Lost in love's great unity. THE INVISIBLE. i|F there is naught but what we see, What is the wide world worth to me ? But is there naught save what...onward sweep Of truth and right, O Lord, we stay; Tis by our follies that so long We hold the earth from heaven away. " These clumsy feet, still in the...
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Vision: A Magazine for Youth, Volume 2

1889
...merciful to me, a fool ! "No pky, Lord, could change the heart From red with wrong to white ¡is wool ; The rod must heal the sin : but, Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool ! "'Tie not by guilt the onward sweep Oftruth and right, О Lord, we stay ; 'Tis by our follies that...
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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1890 - 383 pages
...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 sin : but Lord, Be merciful...we stay ; 'T is by our follies that so long We hold tht earth from heaven away. "These clumsy feet, still in the mire, Go crushing blossoms without end...
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