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Page 88 - ABOU BEN ADHEM (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold: Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room he said, "What writest thou?" The vision raised its head, And, with a look made of all sweet accord, Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord.
Page 88 - And saw, within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold; Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room he said, "What writest thou?" The vision raised its head, And with a look made of all sweet accord, Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord.
Page 82 - Far worthier things than tears. The love of friends without a single foe : Unequalled lot below ! His gentle soul, his genius, these are thine ; For these dost thou repine ? He may have left the lowly walks of men ; Left them he has ; what then? Are not his footsteps followed by the eyes Of all the good and wise ? Tho...
Page 88 - The angel wrote, and vanished. The next night It came again with a great wakening light, And showed the names whom love of God had blessed, And lo!
Page 274 - Since the author of Tom Jones was buried, no writer of fiction among us has been permitted to depict to his utmost power a MAN.
Page 264 - And when, its force expended, The harmless storm was ended, And, as the sunrise splendid Came blushing o'er the sea ; I thought, as day was breaking, My little girls were waking, And smiling, and making A prayer at home for me.
Page 157 - I purpose to write the history of England from the accession of King James the Second down to a time which is within the memory of men still living.
Page 222 - Balaustion's Adventure (1871), Prince Hohenstiel-Schwangau (1871), Fifine at the Fair (1872), Red Cotton Night-Cap Country (1873), Aristophanes...
Page 87 - Tis morn, and never did a lovelier day Salute Ravenna from its leafy bay ; For a warm eve, and gentle rains at night, Have left a sparkling welcome for the light, And April, with his white hands wet with flowers, Dazzles the bridemaids, looking from the towers : Green vineyards and fair orchards, far and near, Glitter with drops ; and heaven is sapphire clear, And the lark rings it, and the pine-trees glow, And...