"Stray Steps"

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Glens Falls Publishing Company, 1920 - 200 pages

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Page 32 - Be kind to each other, The night's coming on, When friend and when brother Perchance may be gone.
Page 26 - If put to a pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness. If you must vilify, condemn, and eternally disparage, why, resign your position, and when you are outside, damn to your heart's content. But, I pray you, so long as you are a part of an institution, do not condemn it. Not that you will injure the institution — -not that — but when you disparage the concern of which you are a part, you disparage yourself.
Page 29 - The glory of young men is their strength : and the beauty of old men is the gray head.
Page 13 - Mahomet made the people believe that he would call a hill to him, and from the top of it offer up his prayers for the observers of his law. The people assembled ; Mahomet called the hill to come to him again and again ; and when the hill stood still, he was never a whit abashed, but said, " If the hill will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet will go to the hill.
Page 22 - Rabbis down. But Mary, faithful to its lightest word, Kept in her heart the sayings she had heard, Till the dread morning rent the Temple's veil, And shuddering Earth confirmed the wondrous tale. Youth fades ; love droops ; the leaves of friendship fall . A mother's secret hope outlives them all.
Page 182 - All false appearance as became a Queen. The worst of me is known, and I can say, That I am better than the fame I bear.
Page 21 - And knowledge to the studious sage, And pillow soft to head of age ; To thee dear schoolboy whom my lay Has cheated of his hour of play, Light task and merry holiday. To all, to each a fair good night And pleasing dreams and slumbers light. But were I to descant upon all the beauties of the British Poets, and give you a quotation from each illustrative of his view of the ideal character of woman, I might detain you till midnight : for...

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