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" It may be glorious to write Thoughts that shall glad the two or three High souls, like those far stars that come in sight Once in a century ; — But better far it is to speak One simple word, which now and then Shall waken their free nature in the weak... "
The Christian remembrancer; or, The Churchman's Biblical, ecclesiastical ... - Page 194
1853
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The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Volume 11

United States - 1842
...of Heav'n to me as when I saw how it would pierce through pride and fear, To lives of coarsest men. It may be glorious to write Thoughts that shall glad...to speak One simple word which now and then Shall wakeu their free nature in the weak And friendless sons of men ; To write some earnest verse or line...
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Poems

James Russell Lowell - 1844 - 279 pages
...heaven to me, as when I saw how it would pierce through pride and fear To the lives of coarsest men. It may be glorious to write Thoughts that shall glad...free nature in the weak And friendless sons of men ; So write some earnest verse or line, Which, seeking not the praise of art, i2 Shall make a clearer...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1872
...them : they stand thus in the English edition of his " Poetical Works," Routledge & Co., 1852:— " It may be glorious to write Thoughts that shall glad the two or three High souls, like those fur stars that come in sight Once in a century ; But better far it is to speak, One simple word, which...
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Delia's Doctors; Or, A Glance Behind the Scenes

Hannah Gardner Creamer - Depression in women - 1852 - 262 pages
...if he did not clothe his ideas in so attractive a garb, I must leave you to your own reflections. ' It may be glorious to write Thoughts that shall glad...waken their free nature in the weak And friendless eons of men ; ' To write some earnest verse or line, Which, seeking not the praise of art, Shall make...
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Delia's Doctors: Or, A Glance Behind the Scenes

Hannah Gardner Creamer - Depression in women - 1852 - 262 pages
...if he did not clothe his ideas in so attractive a garb, I must leave you to your own reflections. * It may be glorious to write Thoughts that shall glad...Once in a century ; ' But better far it is to speak ' To write some earnest verse or line, Which, seeking not the praise of art, Shall make a clearer faith...
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Poems, Volume 1

James Russell Lowell - 1853
...heaven to me, as when I saw how it would pierce through pride and fear To the lives of coarsest men. It may be glorious to write Thoughts that shall glad...Once in a century ; — But better far it is to speak x One simple word, which now and then Shall waken their free nature in the weak And friendless sons...
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The Journal of sacred literature, ed. by J. Kitto. [Continued as ..., Volume 25

John Kitto - 1853
...writings are ephemeral. lie introduces the lines, — ' It may be glorious to write Thoughts which shall glad the two or three High souls, like those far stars that come in sight Once iu a century ; But better far it is to speak One simple word, which now and then Shall waken a new...
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Benedictions: Or, The Blessed Life

John Cumming - Christian life - 1854 - 307 pages
...LIFE REV. JOHN GUMMING, DD, MINISTER OF THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL CHURCH, CROWH-COURT, COVENT GARDEN. " It may be glorious to write Thoughts that shall glad...speak One simple word, which now and then Shall waken a new nature in the weak And sinful sons of men." BOSTON: PUBLISHED BY JOHN P. JEWETT & COMPANY. CLEVELAND,...
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The hope of the bereaved; or, Recognition in Heaven

Edwin Davies (D.D.) - 1854
...melodies, possess a magical potency, which seldom fails to calm the perturbations of the aiflicted heart. " It may be glorious to write Thoughts that shall glad...speak One simple word, which now and then Shall waken a new nature in the weak And sinful sons of men." The critic, if he feels disposed, will find plenty...
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A Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Comprising the Most Excellent ...

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - Quotations, English - 1855 - 576 pages
...house Loves to talk about thee ; What an alter'd plaee it were, Beatriee, without thee. Mary Hoteist. It may be glorious to write Thoughts that shall glad...two or three High souls, like those far stars that eome in sight Ont,e in a eentury; — But better far it is to speak One simple word, whieh now and...
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