A Parish of Two, Page 1903

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Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Company, 1903 - 407 pages

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Page 147 - Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds and shall find me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate : I am the captain of my soul.
Page 73 - MASTER of human destinies am I! Fame, love, and fortune on my footsteps wait. Cities and fields I walk; I penetrate Deserts and seas remote, and passing by Hovel and mart and palace — soon or late I knock, unbidden, once at every gate! If sleeping, wake — if feasting, rise before I turn away. It is the hour of fate, And they who follow me reach every state Mortals desire, and conquer every foe Save death; but those who doubt or hesitate, Condemned to failure, penury, and woe, Seek me in vain...
Page 286 - For while the tired waves, vainly breaking, Seem here no painful inch to gain, Far back, through creeks and inlets making, Comes silent, flooding in, the mam. And not by eastern windows only, When daylight comes, comes in the light, In front, the sun climbs slow, how slowly, But westward, look, the land is bright.
Page 24 - The East bowed low before the blast In patient, deep disdain; She let the legions thunder past, And plunged in thought again.
Page 44 - The day returns and brings us the petty round of irritating concerns and duties. Help us to play the man, help us to perform them with laughter and kind faces, let cheerfulness abound with industry. Give...
Page 137 - THOU shalt have one God only ; who Would be at the expense of two ? No graven images may be Worshipped, except the currency : Swear not at all ; for, for thy curse Thine enemy is none the worse : At church ou Sunday to attend Will serve to keep the world thy friend : Honour thy parents ; that is, all From whom advancement may befall ; Thou shalt not kill ; but need'st not strive Officiously to keep alive : Do not adultery commit ; Advantage rarely comes of it : Thou shalt not steal ; an empty feat.
Page 327 - But these are all lies : men have died from time to time and worms have eaten them, but not for love.
Page 297 - For a man should live in a garret aloof, And have few friends, and go poorly clad, "With an old hat stopping the chink in the roof, To keep the Goddess constant and glad.
Page 138 - Thou shalt not kill; but needst not strive Officiously to keep alive : Do not adultery commit; Advantage rarely comes of it : Thou shalt not steal; an empty feat, When it's so lucrative to cheat: Bear not false witness; let the lie Have time on its own wings to fly : Thou shalt not covet; but tradition Approves all forms of competition.
Page 77 - A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

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