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" The jester doffed his cap and bells, And stood the mocking court before; , They could not see the bitter smile Behind the painted grin he wore. He bowed his head, and bent his knee Upon the monarch's silken stool; His pleading voice arose: "O Lord, Be... "
the poetical works of edward rowland sill - Page 245
1906
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 43

1879
...wore. He bowed his head, and bent his knee Upon the monarch's silken stool; His pleading voice arose: " O Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool! " No pity, Lord,...sin; but, Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool! " 'T is not by guilt the onward sweep Of truth and right, O Lord, we stay; 'T is by our follies that so long...
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The Reading Club and Handy Speaker: Being Selections in Prose ..., Issues 6-12

George Melville Baker - 1879
...He bowed his head and bent his knee Upon the monarch's silken stool ; His pleading voice arose : " O Lord, . , •;. Be merciful to me, a fool! . .......heal the sin ; but, Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool! •• . • . 1 t'- ''.^ '.*•-••' , • '* " 'Tis not by guilt the onward sweep Of truth and...
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The Speaker's Garland and Literary Bouquet: Combining 100 Choice ..., Volume 5

1883
...knee Upon the monarch's silken stool; His pleading voice arose : " 0 Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool 1 "No pity, Lord, could change the heart From red with...heal the sin ; but, Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool 1 " 'Tis not by guilt the onward sweep Of truth and right, O Lord, we stay ; Tis by our follies...
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The Humbler Poets: A Collection of Newspapers and Periodical Verse, 1870 to 1885

1885 - 459 pages
...Upon the monarch's silken stool ; His pleading voice arose : " O Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool I " No pity, Lord, could change the heart From red with...heal the sin ; but, Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool I " "Tis by our guilt the onward sweep Of truth and light, O Lord, we stay; T is by our follies that...
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The Humbler Poets: A Collection of Newspaper and Periodical Verse, 1870 to 1885

Slason Thompson - 1886 - 459 pages
...He bowed his head, and bent his knee Upon the monarch's silken stool ; His pleading voice arose : " O Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool ! "No pity, Lord,...heal the sin ; but, Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool ! " 'Tis by our guilt the onward sweep Of truth and light, O Lord, we stay; 'T is by our follies that...
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Poems

Edward Rowland Sill - 1887 - 112 pages
...He bowed his head, and bent his knee Upon the monarch's silken stool ; His pleading voice arose : " O Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool ! " No pity, Lord,...the heart From red with wrong to white as wool ; The Fool's Prayer 6j The rod must heal the sin : but Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool ! " 'T is not by guilt...
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Poems

Edward Rowland Sill - 1887 - 112 pages
...Upon the monarch's silken stool ; His pleading voice arose : " O Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool ! The rod must heal the sin : but Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool ! " "T is not by guilt the onward sweep Of truth and right, O Lord, we stay ; 'T is by our follies that so long...
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Poems

Edward Rowland Sill - 1887 - 112 pages
...Upon the monarch's silken stool ; His pleading voice arose : " O Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool ! The rod must heal the sin : but Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool ! " 'T is not by guilt the onward sweep Of truth and right, O Lord, we stay ; 'T is by our follies that so long...
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A Library of American Literature...

Stedman, Edmund C. and Hutchinson Ellen M. - 1889
...bowed his head, and bent his knee Upon the monarch's silken stool; His pleading voice arose : " О Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool ! "No pity, Lord,...heal the sin : but Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool ! " 'Tis not by guilt the onward sweep Of truth and right, О Lord, we stay; 'Tis by our follies that...
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POEMS

EDWARD ROWLAND SILL - 1889
...knee Upon the monarch's silken stool; His pleading voice arose : " O Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool! The rod must heal the sin : but Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool! " 'T is not by guilt the onward sweep Of truth and right, O Lord, we stay; Tis by our follies that so long...
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