A Year of Miracle: A Poem in Four Sermons

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Geo. H. Ellis, 1881 - 106 pages

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Page 71 - FLOWER in the crannied wall, I pluck you out of the crannies, I hold you here, root and all, in my hand, Little flower but if I could understand What you are, root and all, and all in all, I should know what God and man is.
Page 30 - It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.
Page 68 - Rhodora! if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the earth and sky, Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing. Then Beauty is its own excuse for being: Why thou wert there, O rival of the rose!
Page 78 - And quickens into new, As brightening down the ages God's secret thrilleth through. O Toiler of the lily, Thy touch is in the Man ! No leaf that dawns to petal But hints the angel-plan. The flower-horizons open ! The blossom vaster shows ! We hear Thy wide worlds echo, See how the lily grows.
Page 49 - I have something to tell you there are two Theodore Parkers now. One is dying here in Italy, the other I have planted in America. 'He will live there, and finish my work.
Page 103 - Society, etc. New and Enlarged Edition. 8vo. Cloth. $2.00. ECCE SPIRITUS. I2mo. . Cloth. $1.25. A STUDY OF THE PENTATEUCH. By RUFUS P.
Page 102 - I am not eager, bold, Nor strong, all that is past ; I am ready not to do At last, at last. My half-day's work is done, And this is all my part, I give a patient God, My patient heart; And grasp His banner still, Though all its blue be dim ; These stripes, no less than stars, Lead after Him.
Page 24 - Probably few here present were aware of the beauty latent in a block of common ice. And only think of lavish Nature operating thus throughout the world. Every atom of the solid ice which sheets the frozen lakes of the North has been fixed according to this law. Nature Hays her beams in music,' and it is the function of science to purify our organs, so as to enable us to hear the strain.
Page 80 - What secret power, I wonder, caused this blossoming miracle? What mysterious force guided the seedling from the dark earth up to the light, through leaf and stem and bud, to glorious fulfilment in the perfect flower? Who could have dreamed that such beauty lurked in the dark earth, was latent in the tiny seed we planted? Beautiful flower, you have taught me to see a little way into the hidden heart of things. Now I understand that the darkness everywhere may hold possibilities better than even my...
Page 103 - MAN'S ORIGIN AND DESTINY. Sketched from the Platform of the Physical Sciences.

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