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" Why smite," he asked in sad surprise, "The fair, the old?" Yet louder rang the Strong One's stroke, Yet nearer flashed his axe's gleam ; Shuddering and sick of heart I woke, As from a dream. I looked : aside the dust-cloud rolled, — The Waster seemed... "
Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting of Progressive Friends - Page 116
by Society of Friends. Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting - 1858
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The Writings of John Greenleaf Whittier in Seven Volumes: Anti-slavery poems ...

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1892
...Gray-bearded Use, who, deaf and blind, Groped for his old accustomed stone, Leaned on his staff, and wept to find His seat o'erthrown. Young Romance raised...dust-cloud rolled, The Waster seemed the Builder too ; Upspringing from the ruined Old I saw the New. 'T was but the ruin of the bad, — The wasting of...
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The Writings: Anti-slavery poems; Songs of labor and reform

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1892
...turret spare;' Meek Reverence, kneeling in the aisle, Cried out, " Forbear! " Leaned on his staff, and wept to find His seat o'erthrown. Young Romance raised...dust-cloud rolled, The Waster seemed the Builder too; Upspringing from the ruined Old I saw the New. 'T was but the ruin of the bad, — The wasting of the...
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The Works of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 3

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1892
...Gray-bearded Use, who, deaf and blind, Groped for his old accustomed stone, Leaned on his staff, and wept to find His seat o'erthrown. Young Romance raised...dust-cloud rolled, The Waster seemed the Builder too ; Upspringing from the ruined Old I saw the New. 'T was but the ruin of the bad, — The wasting of...
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The Works of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 3

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1892
...Gray-bearded Use, who, deaf and blind, Groped for his old accustomed stone, Leaned ou his staff, and wept to find His seat o'erthrown. Young Romance raised...dust-cloud rolled, The Waster seemed the Builder too ; Upspringing from the ruined Old I saw the New. 'T was but the ruin of the bad, — The wasting of...
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The Works of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 3

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1892
...out, "Forbear!" Leaned on his staff, and wept to find His seat o'erthrown. Young Romance raised bis dreamy eyes, O'erhung with paly locks of gold, —...dust-cloud rolled, The Waster seemed the Builder too; Upspringing from the ruined Old I saw the New. 'T was but the ruin of the bad, — The wasting of the...
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The Complete Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier - American poetry - 1892 - 547 pages
...Gray-bearded Use, who, deaf and blind, Groped for his old accustomed stone, Leaned on his staff, and wept to find His seat o'erthrown. Young Romance raised...rang the Strong One's stroke, Yet nearer flashed his nxe's gleam ; Shuddering and sick of heart I woke. As from a dream. I looked : aside the dust-cloud...
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER

JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER - 1892
...Why smite," he asked in sad surprise^ " The fair, the old ?" Yet louder rang the Strong One's strok^ Yet nearer flashed his axe's gleam : Shuddering and sick of heart I woke. As from a dream. f looked : aside the dust-cloud rolled. — The Waster seemed the Builder too ; dp springing from the...
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The Early Poems of John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1893 - 335 pages
...Gray-bearded Use, who, deaf and blind, Groped for his old accustomed stone, Leaned on his staff, and wept, to find His seat o'erthrown. Young Romance raised...nearer flashed his axe's gleam ; Shuddering and sick at heart I woke, As from a dream. I looked : aside the dust cloud rolled — The Waster seemed the...
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Poems

John Greenleaf Whittier - American poetry - 1893 - 405 pages
...Gray-bearded Use, who, deaf and blind, Groped for his old accustomed stone, Leaned on his staff, and wept to find His seat o'erthrown. Young Romance raised his dreamy eyes, Yet louder rang the Strong One's stroke, , Yet nearer flashed his axe's gleam ; Shuddering and sick...
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The Scholar and the State: And Other Orations and Addresses

Henry Codman Potter - Learning and scholarship - 1897 - 344 pages
...domain, not of art, but of science and religion: Young Romance raised his dreamy eyes Oerhung with dainty locks of gold ; " Why smite," he asked in sad surprise,...nearer flashed his axe's gleam ; Shuddering and sick at heart, I woke As from a dream. I looked : aside the dust-cloud rolled ; The waster seemed the builder...
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