The Vision Splendid: A Story of Today

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Grosset & Dunlap, 1913 - 331 pages

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Page 42 - 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 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 322 - And what are the names of the Fortunate Isles? Why, Duty and Love and a large Content ; Lo, these are the isles of the watery miles That God let down from the firmament. Lo, Duty and Love and a true man's Trust ; Your forehead to God, though your feet in the dust; Lo, Duty and Love and a sweet babe's smiles, And these, O friend, are the Fortunate Isles.
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 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.
Page 255 - Man bursts the chains that his own hands have made; Hurls down the blind, fierce gods that in blind years He fashioned, and a power upon them laid To bruise his heart and shake his soul with fears.
Page 107 - Good old plan, That he should take who has the power, And he should keep who can,'
Page 71 - This — and in previous chapters of this book we have traced the process, step by step — is what is going on in the civilized world to-day. Private ownership of land is the nether millstone. Material progress is the upper millstone. Between them, with an increasing pressure, the working classes are being ground.
Page 254 - ... sun and weed, Till the grass grew to be grass indeed And the tree was a tree at last. Fearfully plain the flowers grew, Like the child's book to read, Or like a friend's face seen in a glass; He looked; and there Our Lady was, She stood and stroked the tall live grass As a man strokes his steed. Her face was like an open word When brave men speak and choose, The very colours of her coat Were better than good news.

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