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" The royal feast was done; the King Sought some new sport to banish care, And to his jester cried: "Sir Fool, Kneel now, and make for us a prayer!" The jester doffed his cap and bells, And stood the mocking court before; , They could not see the bitter... "
Poems - Page 62
by Edward Rowland Sill - 1887 - 112 pages
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Studies in American Literature: A Text-book for Academies and High Schools

Charles Noble - 1898 - 386 pages
...one of the most remarkable poems of the last fifty years of American verse. THE FOOL'S PRAYER1 The royal feast was done ; the King Sought some new sport...voice arose : " O Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool ! " No pity, Lord, could change the heart From red with wrong to white as wool ; The rod must heal...
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Three-minute Declamations for College Men: Selected and Ed. by Harry Cassell ...

Harry Cassell Davis, John Cloyse Bridgman - 1899 - 366 pages
...FOOL'S PRAYER. By EDWARD ROWLAND SILL, Poet, Professor, Editor, 1841, Connecticut; d. 1887, Ohio. THE royal feast was done ; the King Sought some new sport...voice arose : " O Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool ! " No pity, Lord, could change the heart From red with wrong to white as wool ; " 'Tis not by guilt...
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Outline History of English and American Literature

Charles Frederick Johnson - 1900 - 552 pages
...: The bravest are the tenderest, — The loving are the daring. .' ri <• // THE FOOL'S PRAYER The royal feast was done ; the king Sought some new sport...voice arose : " O Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool ! " No pity, Lord, could change the heart From red with wrong to white as wool ; The rod must heal...
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An American Anthology, 1787-1900: Selections Illustrating the Editor's ...

Edmund Clarence Stedman - 1900 - 878 pages
...me pure, They tell me time is time, And only heaven mature. ilolulmtb JSili THE FOOL'S PRAYER TIE royal feast was done; the King Sought some new sport...monarch's silken stool; His pleading voice arose: " О Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool t " Xo pity, Lord, could change the heart From red with wrong...
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An American Anthology, 1787-1899: Selections Illustrating the Editor's ...

Edmund Clarence Stedman - 1900 - 878 pages
...is time, And only heaven mature. <btoar& ilolulanb THE FOOL'S PRAYER THE royal feast was done; tbe King Sought some new sport to banish care, And to...monarch's silken stool; His pleading voice arose: " О Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool ! •' No pity, Lord, could change the heart From red with wrong...
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Outline History of English and American Literature

Charles Frederick Johnson - 1900 - 552 pages
...sport to banish care, And to his jester cried : " Sir Fool, Kneel now, and make for us a prayer 1 " The jester doffed his cap and bells, And stood the...voice arose : " O Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool I " No pity, Lord, could change the heart From red with wrong to white as wool; The rod must heal the...
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Heaven's Distant Lamps: Poems of Comfort and Hope

1900 - 338 pages
...sport to banish care, And to his jester cried, " Sir Fool, Kneel now, and make for us a prayer ! " They could not see the bitter smile Behind the painted...voice arose : " O Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool ! " No pity, Lord, could change the heart From red with wrong to white as wool ; The rod must heal...
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An American Anthology, 1787-1900: Selections Illustrating the Editor's ...

Edmund Clarence Stedman - 1900 - 878 pages
...stood the mocking court before; They could not see the bitter smile Behind the painted grin ho woro. He bowed his head, and bent his knee Upon the monarch's silken stool; His pleading voice arose: "O Lord, lie merciful to me, a fool ! " No pity, Lord, could change tho heart From red with wrong to white as...
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School and College Speaker

Wilmot Brookings Mitchell - 1901 - 358 pages
...publishers, from "Poems by Edward Rowland Sill," copyright, 1887, by Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Boston. The royal feast was done ; the King Sought some new sport...voice arose : " O Lord, Be merciful to me, a fool ! " No pity, Lord, could change the heart From red with wrong to white as wool ; The rod must heal...
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An American Anthology, 1787-1900

Edmund Clarence Stedman - 1901 - 878 pages
...new sport to banish care, And to his jester cried: "Sir Fool, Kneel now, and make for us a prayer 1 " s hath lain there I dread not its gloom; Where he deigned to sleep, I '11 ! " No pity, Lord, could change the heart From red with wrong to white as wool: The rod must heal the...
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