The Reveries of a Spinster

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F. Tennyson Neely, 1897 - 214 páginas

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Página 3 - DOES the road wind up-hill all the way ? Yes, to the very end. Will the day's journey take the whole long day ? From morn to night, my friend. But is there for the night a resting-place ? A roof for when the slow dark hours begin. May not the darkness hide it from my face? You cannot miss that inn.
Página 78 - And he gathers the prayers as he stands, And they change into flowers in his hands, Into garlands of purple and red; And beneath the great arch of the portal, Through the streets of the City Immortal Is wafted the fragrance they shed.
Página 60 - Above the howling senses' ebb and flow, To cheer thee, and to right thee if thou roam, Not with lost toil thou labourest through the night ! Thou mak'st the heaven thou hop'st indeed thy home.
Página 20 - Sorrow is hard to bear, and doubt is slow to clear, Each sufferer says his say, his scheme of the weal and woe: But God has a few of us whom he whispers in the ear; The rest may reason and welcome: 'tis we musicians know.
Página 122 - FOIL'D by our fellow-men, depress'd, outworn, We leave the brutal world to take its way, And, Patience ! in another life, we say, The world shall be thrust down, and we up-borne. And will not, then, the immortal armies scorn The world's poor, routed leavings ? or will they, Who fail'd under the heat of this life's day, Support the fervours of the heavenly morn ? No, no ! the energy of life may be Kept on after the grave, but not begun ; And he who...
Página 14 - BE DESIROUS, MY SON, TO DO THE WILL OF ANOTHER RATHER THAN THINE OWN'. CHOOSE ALWAYS TO HAVE LESS RATHER THAN MORE '. SEEK ALWAYS THE LOWEST PLACE, AND TO BE INFERIOR TO EVERY ONE'. WISH ALWAYS, AND PRAY, THAT THE WILL OF GOD MAY BE WHOLLY FULFILLED IN THEE".
Página 133 - ... bosom, her face ; But what the heart's like, we must guess. With live women and men to be found in the world — ( — Live with sorrow and sin, — live with pain and with passion, — ) Who could live with a doll, though its locks should be...
Página 112 - Rachel weeping for her children, and refusing to be comforted, because they are not.
Página 171 - Wait, and Love himself will bring The drooping flower of knowledge changed to fruit Of wisdom. Wait: my faith is large in Time, And that which shapes it to some perfect end.
Página 185 - Nothing is sweeter than love, nothing more courageous, nothing higher, nothing wider, nothing more pleasant, nothing fuller nor better in heaven and earth ; because love is born of God, and cannot rest but in God, above all created things.

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