Sunshine in Thought

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C.T. Evans, 1863 - 197 pages

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Page 137 - But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet. For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
Page 145 - That is the best part of beauty, which a picture cannot express ; no, nor the first sight of the life.
Page 72 - ... sister at play ! O well for the sailor lad, That he sings in his boat on the bay ! And the stately ships go on To their haven under the hill ; But O for the touch of a...
Page 128 - O wheels! Still, all day, the iron wheels go onward, Grinding life down from its mark; And the children's souls, which God is calling sunward, Spin on blindly in the dark.
Page 111 - I have become sincerely suspicions of the piety of those who do not love pleasure in any form. I cannot trust the man that never laughs ; that is always sedate ; that has no apparent outlets for springs of sportiveness and gayety that are perennial in the human soul. I know that Nature takes her revenge on such violence. I expect to find secret vices, malignant sins, or horrid crimes springing up in this hot-bed...
Page 137 - Not enjoyment and not sorrow Is our destined end or way, But to work that each to-morrow Finds us farther than to-day.
Page 128 - Let them feel that this cold metallic motion Is not all the life God fashions or reveals: Let them prove their living souls against the notion That they live in you, or under you, O wheels!
Page 100 - LOOKED upon his brow, — no sign Of guilt or fear was there ; He stood as proud by that death-shrine As even o'er Despair He had a power ; in his eye There was a quenchless energy, A spirit that could dare The deadliest form that Death could take. And dare it for the daring's sake.
Page 24 - Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.
Page 89 - Humanity is a word which you look for in vain in Plato or Aristotle; the idea of mankind as one family, as the children of one God, is an idea of Christian growth...

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