The Vision Splendid: A Story of To-day

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G. W. Dillingham Company, 1913 - 331 pages

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Page 36 - Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Page 8 - Heaven lies about us in our infancy. Shades of the prison-house begin to close Upon the growing boy; But he beholds the light and whence it flows, He sees it in his joy. The youth who daily farther from the East Must travel, still is Nature's priest, And, by the vision splendid, Is on his way attended. At length the man perceives it die away And fade into the light of common day.
Page 86 - SPIRITS of old that bore me, And set me, meek of mind, Between great dreams before me, And deeds as great behind, Knowing humanity my star As first abroad I ride, Shall help me wear with every scar Honour at eventide. Let claws of lightning clutch me From summer's groaning cloud, Or ever malice touch me, And glory make me proud.
Page 49 - We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
Page 130 - MAN is for woman made, And woman made for man: As the spur is for the jade, As the scabbard for the blade, As for liquor is the can, So man's for woman made, And woman made for man.
Page 46 - Let the paper remain on the desk unwritten, and the book on the shelf unopen'd! Let the tools remain in the workshop! let the money remain unearn'd!
Page 160 - TWO. FAUSTINA hath the fairer face, And Phyllida the feater grace ; Both have mine eye enriched: This sings full sweetly with her voice ; Her fingers make as sweet a noise: 5 Both have mine ear bewitched. Ah me ! sith Fates have so provided, My heart, alas, must be divided.

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