The New Quest

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Macmillan, 1928 - 202 páginas

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Página 93 - HOME-THOUGHTS, FROM THE SEA. Nobly, nobly Cape Saint Vincent to the North-West died away ; Sunset ran, one glorious blood-red, reeking into Cadiz Bay; Bluish 'mid the burning water, full in face Trafalgar lay ; In the dimmest North-East distance dawned Gibraltar grand and gray; " Here and here did England help me : how can I help England...
Página 172 - THE baby new to earth and sky, What time his tender palm is prest Against the circle of the breast, Has never thought that " this is I : '' But as he grows he gathers much, And learns the use of " I," and " me," And finds " I am not what I see, And other than the things I touch.
Página 3 - I go to prove my soul ! I see my way as birds their trackless way. I shall arrive ! what time, what circuit first, I ask not : but unless God send his hail Or blinding fireballs, sleet or stifling snow, In some time, his good time, I shall arrive : He guides me and the bird. In his good time ! Mich.
Página 149 - I was often unable to think of external things as having external existence, and I communed with all that I saw as something not apart from, but inherent in, my own immaterial nature. Many times while going to school have I grasped at a wall or tree to recall myself from this abyss of idealism to the reality.
Página 69 - Although the fig tree shall not blossom, * neither shall fruit be in the vines. The labor of the olive shall fail, * and the fields shall yield no meat ; The flock shall be cut off from the fold, * and there shall be no herd in the stalls : Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, * I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Página 54 - Lord's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance. He found him in a desert land, And in the waste " howling wilderness ; He led him about, he instructed him, He kept him as the apple of his eye. As an eagle stirreth up her nest, Fluttereth over her young, Spreadeth abroad her wings ; Taketh them, beareth them on her wings; So the Lord alone did lead him, And there was no strange god with him.
Página 59 - I saw eternity the other night Like a great ring of pure and endless light, All calm as it was bright; And round beneath it, time in hours, days, years, Driv'n by the spheres, Like a vast shadow moved, in which the world And all her train were hurled...
Página 174 - Flow through our deeds and make them pure, That we may lift from out of dust A voice as unto him that hears, A cry above the conquered years To one that with us works, and trust, With faith that comes of self-control, The truths that never can be proved Until we close with all we loved, And all we flow...
Página 87 - Nay, never falter : no great deed is done By falterers who ask for certainty. No good is certain, but the steadfast mind, The undivided will to seek the good : 'Tis that compels the elements, and wrings A human music from the indifferent air. The greatest gift the hero leaves his race Is to have been a hero.
Página 124 - Religion is the vision of something which stands beyond, behind, and within, the passing flux of immediate things ; something which is real, and yet waiting to be realised ; something which is a remote possibility, and yet the greatest of present facts...

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