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" And saw within the moonlight in his room, — Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom, — An angel writing in a book of gold. Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the Presence in the room he said, " What writest thou ?" — The vision raised... "
The Herald of peace. July 1850-Jan./March 1930. Oct. /Dec. 1938, Jan./April 1939 - Page 60
by International peace society
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The Poetical Works of Leigh Hunt: Containing Many Pieces Now First Collected

Leigh Hunt - 1844 - 288 pages
...made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room he said, "What writest thoul"—The vision rais'd its head, And with a look made of all sweet accord,...said Abou. " Nay, not so," Replied the angel. Abou spoke more low, But cheerly still ; and said, " I pray thee then, " Write me as one that loves his...
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The Common School Speaker: A New Collection of Original and Selected Pieces ...

William Bentley Fowle - 1844 - 288 pages
...Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room he said, " What writest thou ?"— The vision raised its head, And, with a look made of all sweet accord, Answered, " the names of those who love the Lord." " And is mine one ?" said Abon. " Nay, not so,"...
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The Dial, Volume 4

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, George Ripley - 1844
...What writest thou? " The vision raised its head, And with a look made all of sweet accord, Answered, " The names of those who love the Lord." " And is mine one?" said Adhem. " Nay, not so," Replied the angel. Adhem spoke more low, But cheerly still, and said, " I pray...
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The United States Democratic Review, Volume 14

1844
...Exceeding peace liad mude Hen Adhem buld, And to the prefence in the room he said, 1 WUut wrrtc-st thou Г The vision raised its head, And with a look made of all eweet accord. Answered, ' The names of tbose who luve the Lord.' 1 And in mine one V pnid Abou. ' Nay,...
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Illustrations of the Law of Kindness

George Washington Montgomery - 1845 - 226 pages
...Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room he said, ' What writest thou ?' The vision raised its head, And with a look made of...said Abou. ' Nay, not so,' Replied the angel. Abou spoke more low, But cheerly still, and said,' I pray thee, then, Write me as one that loves his fellow-men.'...
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The Poets and Poetry of England: In the Nineteenth Century

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1845 - 504 pages
...made Ben Adhem bold : And to the presence in the room he said, "What writest thou !" The vision rais'd its head, And with a look made of all sweet accord,...names of those who love the Lord." "And is mine one V said Abou. "Nay, not so," Replied the angel. Abou spoke more low, But cheerly still ; and saiJ, "...
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The True Position of Rev. Theodore Parker: Being a Review of Rev. R.C ...

John Turner Sargent, Theodore Parker - 1845 - 22 pages
...writest thou ? ' — The angel raised his head, And, with a look made all of sweet accord, Answered — 'The names of those who love the Lord.' ' And is mine one ? ' said Adhem. — ' Nay, not so,' Replied the angel. Adhem spoke more low, But cheerly still, and said, '...
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The Pioneer: Or, Leaves from an Editor's Portfolio

Henry Clapp - 1846 - 208 pages
...writing in a book of gold ; — And to the presence in the room he said : — " What writest thou ?" The Vision raised its head, And, with a look made...said Abou. " Nay, not so," Replied the Angel. Abou spoke more low, But cheerly still, and said : — " I pray thee then, Write me as one that loves his...
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The Poets and Poetry of England: In the Nineteenth Century

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1846 - 504 pages
...made Ben Adhem bold : And to the presence in the room he said, "What writest thou V The vision rais'd its head, And with a look made of all sweet accord,...said Abou. " Nay, not so," Replied the angel. Abou spoke more low, But cheerly still; and said, "I pray thee, then, Write me as one that loves his fellow-men."...
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The Art of Elocution: From the Simple Articulation of the Elemental Sounds ...

George Vandenhoff - 1846 - 383 pages
...Adhem bold ; And to the presence in the room he said — " What writest thou ?" — The vision rais'd its head, And with a look made of all sweet accord,...said Abou. " Nay, not so ;" Replied the angel. Abou spoke more low, But cheerly still ; and said, " I pray thee then Write me as one that loves my fellow...
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