Under the Trees

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Dodd, Mead, 1902 - 165 páginas
 

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Página 18 - But now farewell. I am going a long way With these thou seest — if indeed I go (For all my mind is clouded with a doubt) — To the island-valley of Avilion ; Where falls not hail, or rain, or any snow, Nor ever wind blows loudly ; but it lies Deep-meadow'd, happy, fair with orchard lawns And bowery hollows crown'd with summer sea, Where I will heal me of my grievous wound.
Página 48 - Being's floods, in Action's storm, I walk and work, above, beneath, Work and weave in endless motion! Birth and Death, An infinite ocean; A seizing and giving The fire of Living: 'Tis thus at the roaring Loom of Time I ply, And weave for God the Garment thou seest Him by.
Página 17 - To the ocean now I fly, And those happy climes that lie Where day never shuts his eye, Up in the broad fields of the sky. There I suck the liquid air, All amidst the gardens fair Of Hesperus, and his daughters three That sing about the golden tree.
Página 53 - The daring star that tints the solemn dome, From one propulsive force to being reeled ; Both keep one law and have a single home. The river and the leaf, the sun and shade, The bird and stone, the shepherds and their flocks, Are all of one primeval substance made, — A single key their common secret locks. Each atom holds the boundless God concrete Besides whose abstract Being nothing is ; Each...
Página 54 - These two realms have nothing in common save a certain identity of form ; color, relation, distance, are lost or utterly changed. In the vast fields of heaven a still more complete and sublime transformation is wrought. It is a new hemisphere which hangs above me, with countless fires lighting the awful highways of the universe, and guiding the daring and reverent thought as it falters in the highest empyrean. The mind that has come into fellowship with Nature is subtly moved and penetrated by the...
Página 4 - The test of friendship is its fidelity when every charm of fortune and environment has been swept away, and the bare, undraped character alone remains ; if love still holds steadfast, and the joy of companionship still survives, in such an hour, the fellowship becomes a beautiful prophecy of immortality.
Página 61 - ... infinity, one travels in thought among the shining islands that rise up out of the fathomless shadows, and feels everywhere the stir of a life which knows no weariness and makes no sound, which pervades the darkness no less than the light, and makes the night glorious as the day with its garniture of...

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