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" It may be glorious to write Thoughts that shall glad the two or three High souls, like those far stars that come in sight Once in a century ; — But better far it is to speak One simple word, which now and then Shall waken their free nature in the weak... "
The Humbler Poets: A Collection of Newspapers and Periodical Verse, 1870 to 1885 - Page 328
1885 - 459 pages
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The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Volume 11

1842
...glorious to write Thoughts that shall glad the two or three High souls like those far stars that come in sight Once in a century. But better far it is to speak One simple word which now and then Shall wakeu their free nature in the weak And friendless sons of men ; To write some earnest verse or line...
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Poems

James Russell Lowell - 1844 - 279 pages
...glorious to write Thoughts that shall glad the two or three High souls, like those far stars that come in sight Once in a century ; — But better far it...line, Which, seeking not the praise of art, Shall make a clearer faith and manhood shine In the untutored heart. He who doth this, in verse or prose, May...
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Poems

James Russell Lowell - 1844 - 279 pages
...glorious to write Thoughts that shall glad the two or three High souls, like those far stars that come in sight Once in a century ; — But better far it...free nature in the weak And friendless sons of men ; So write some earnest verse or line, Which, seeking not the praise of art, i2 Shall make a clearer...
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Voices of the True-hearted

1846 - 288 pages
...glorious to write Thoughts that shall glad the two or three High souls like those far stars that come in sight Once in a century ; But better far it is...line, Which, seeking not the praise of art, Shall make a clearer faith and manhood shine In the untutored heart. He who doth this, in verse or prose, May...
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The Univercœlum and Spiritual Philosopher, Volume 3, Issues 1-26

1848
...glorious to write Thoughts that shall glad the two or three High souls, like those far stars that come in sight Once in a century ; — But better far it...line, Which, seeking not the praise of art, Shall make a clearer faith and manhood shin* In the untutored heart. He who doth this, in verse or prose, May...
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Notes and Queries

1872
...glorious to write Thoughts that shall glad the two or three High souls, like those fur stars that come in sight Once in a century ; But better far it is...free nature in the weak And friendless sons of men." JGW BELL INSCRIPTION* AT BEX (4th S. x. 45.) — Thanks to the courtesy of Professor G. de Wyss of...
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Delia's Doctors; Or, A Glance Behind the Scenes

Hannah Gardner Creamer - 1852 - 262 pages
...glorious to write Thoughts that shall glad the two or three High souls, like those far stars that come in sight Once in a century ; ' But better far it is...waken their free nature in the weak And friendless eons of men ; ' To write some earnest verse or line, Which, seeking not the praise of art, Shall make...
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Delia's Doctors: Or, A Glance Behind the Scenes

Hannah Gardner Creamer - 1852 - 262 pages
...glorious to write Thoughts that shall glad the two or three High souls, like those far stars that come in sight Once in a century ; ' But better far it is to speak ' To write some earnest verse or line, Which, seeking not the praise of art, Shall make a clearer faith...
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The Journal of sacred literature, ed. by J. Kitto ..., Volume 5; Volume 25

John Kitto - 1853
...Thoughts which shall glad the two or three High souls, like those far stars that come in sight Once iu a century ; But better far it is to speak One simple word, which now and then Shall waken a new nature in the weak And sinful sons of men.' True ; but, with due deference, we think this noble...
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Poems, Volume 1

James Russell Lowell - 1853
...glorious to write Thoughts that shall glad the two or three High souls, like those far stars that come in sight Once in a century ; — But better far it is to speak x One simple word, which now and then Shall waken their free nature in the weak And friendless sons...
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