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" 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. "The ill-timed truth we might have kept — Who knows how sharp it pierced and stung The word we had... "
Pacific Educational Journal - Page 263
1888
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The Reading Club and Handy Speaker: Being Selections in Prose ..., Issues 6-12

George Melville Baker - 1879
...well-meaning hands we thrust Among the heart-strings of a friend. ; : "The ill-timed truth we might hare kept, — Who knows how sharp it pierced and stung?...faults no tenderness should ask, .... . The chastening stripe must cleanse them all ; But for our blunders, — oh, in shame Before the eyes of heavrn we...
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The Speaker's Garland and Literary Bouquet: Combining 100 Choice ..., Volume 5

1883
...Go crushing blossoms without end ; These hard, well-meaning hands we thrust Among the heart-strings of a friend. "The ill-timed truth we might have kept,..."Our faults no tenderness should ask, The chastening stripe must cleanse them all >, But for our blunders, — oh, in shame Before the eyes of Heaven we...
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The Humbler Poets: A Collection of Newspaper and Periodical Verse, 1870-1885

Slason Thompson - 1885 - 459 pages
...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 had not sense to say — Who knows how...chastening stripes must cleanse them all ; But for our b^bj^ders -*>oh, in shame Before the eyes of Heaven we fall. " Earth bears no balsam for mistakes ;...
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Poems

Edward Rowland Sill - 1887 - 112 pages
...Go crushing blossoms without end ; These hard, well-meaning hands we thrust Among the heart-strings of a friend. " The ill-timed truth we might have kept...ask, The chastening stripes must cleanse them all ; " Earth bears no balsam for mistakes ; jt Men crown the knave, and scourge the , tool | That did...
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A Library of American Literature...

Stedman, Edmund C. and Hutchinson Ellen M. - 1889
...Go crushing blossoms without end ; These hard, well-meaning hands we thrust Among the heart-strings of a friend. "The ill-timed truth we might have kept...tenderness should ask, The chastening stripes must cleause them all ; But for our blunders — oh, in shame Before the eyes of heaven we fall. " Earth...
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Practical Religion: A Help for the Common Days

James Russell Miller - 1888 - 320 pages
...Go crushing blossoms without end ; These hard, well-meaning hands we thrust Among the heart-strings of a friend. " The ill-timed truth we might have kept...sense to say — Who knows how grandly it had rung ?" It would be easy to extend this portrayal of the evils of bad temper, but it will be more profitable...
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Ourselves and Others: Or, Personality and Intercourse

Henry Clay Trumbull - 1889 - 210 pages
...willingly inflict upon an enemy, and may be a means of depression and of grief beyond your imaginings. " The ill-timed truth we might have kept — Who knows...sense to say — Who knows how grandly it had rung?" There are marvelous possibilities in a word of kindliness, as there are marvelous possibilities in...
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Vision: A Magazine for Youth, Volume 2

1889
...Go crushing blossoms without end ; 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 «harp it pierced and stung? The word we had not sense to say — Who knows how grandly it had rung?...
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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1890 - 383 pages
...Go crushing blossoms without end ; These hard, well-meaning hands we thrust Among the heart-strings of a friend. "The ill-timed truth we might have kept...sense to say — Who knows how grandly it had rung ? "Onr faults no tenderness should ask ; The chastening stripes must cleanse them all ; But for our...
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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1890 - 383 pages
...Go crushing blossoms without end ; These hard, well-meaning hands we thrust Among the heart-strings of a friend. "The ill-timed truth we might have kept...not sense to say — Who knows how grandly it had rang ? * Our faults no tenderness should ask ; The chastening stripes must cleanse them all ; But for...
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