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" I ask not a life for the dear ones, All radiant, as others have done, But that life may have just enough shadow, To temper the glare of the sun... "
Friends Intelligencer - Page 317
1870
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Shoemaker's Best Selections for Readings and Recitations, Issue 5

1905
...have made me more manly and mild, And I know how Jesus could liken The kingdom of God to a child. Seek not a life for the dear ones All radiant, as others have done, But that life may have just as much shadow To temper the glare of the sun ; [ would pray God to guide them from evil, But my prayer...
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Best Things from Best Authors...

1905
...have made me more manly and mild, And I know how Jesus could liken The kingdom of God to a child. Seek not a life for the dear ones All radiant, as others have done, But that lift; may have just as much shadow To temper the glare of the sun ; I would pray God to guide them...
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The Home Reader and Reciter

1906 - 320 pages
...not a life for the dear ones All Tadlant, as others have done ; But that life may have just as much shadow To temper the glare of the sun. I would pray...evil. But my prayer would bound back to myself; Ah! a seraph may pray for a sinner, But a sinner must pray for himself. The twig Is so easily bended, I...
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The Mother's Legacy of Mother Love, Bright Hopes and Cherished Memories

D. Wever (H.) - 1908 - 576 pages
...me more manly and mild, And I know now how Jesus could liken . The Kingdom of God to a child. I ask not a life for the dear ones All radiant, as others...evil, But my prayer would bound back to myself; Ah ! a seraph may pray for a sinner But a sinner must pray for himself. The twig is so easily bended,...
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Famous Fugitive Poems

Rossiter Johnson - 1908 - 364 pages
...Tiild! THE CHILDREN. 275 And I know, now, how Jesus could liken The kingdom of God to a child. I ask not a life for the dear ones, All radiant, as others...have just enough shadow To temper the glare of the gun ; I would pray God to guard them from evil, But my prayer would bound back to myself ; Ah ! a seraph...
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The Western Monthly, Volume 11

1909
...your companions, he took the book and wrote : "I'll not wish you a life full of pleasure, All joyous, as others have done; But that life may have just enough shadow To temper the glare of the sun." Now, you still insist that isn't the kind of a verse for a boy's autograph album. It went clear through...
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A Treasure Chest of Memories

Joe Mitchell Chapple - 1911 - 447 pages
...make me more manly and mild; And I know now how Jesus can liken The kingdom of God to a child. I ask not a life for the dear ones. All radiant, as others...— But my prayer would bound back to myself— Ah! a seraph can pray for a sinner. But a sinner must pray for himself. The twig is so easily bended, I...
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The Dickensian, Volume 7

Bertram Waldrom Matz - 1911
...made me more manly and mild, And I know now how Jesus could liken The Kingdom of God to a child. I ask not a life for the dear ones All radiant, as others...from evil, But my prayer would bound back to myself ; Oh, a seraph may pray for a sinner, But a sinner must pray for himself. The twig is so easily bended,...
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The Home Book of Verse, American and English, 1580-1912, Volume 1, Pages 1-456

1915 - 488 pages
...made me more manly and mild; And I know now how Jesus could liken The kingdom of God to a child. I ask not a life for the dear ones, All radiant, as others...But my prayer would bound back to myself; — Ah! a seraph may pray for a sinner, But a sinner must pray for himself. The twig is so easily bended, I...
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The Home Book of Verse, American and English, 1580-1918, Volume 1

1918 - 4009 pages
...me more manly and mild ; And I know now how Jesus could liken The kingdom of God to a child. I ask not a life for the dear ones, All radiant, as others...But my prayer would bound back to myself; — Ah! a seraph may pray for a sinner, But a sinner must pray for himself. The twig is so easily bended, I...
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