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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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Poems of John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier - American poetry - 1902 - 363 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...Shuddering and sick of heart I woke, As from a dream. Hooked : aside the dust-cloud rolled,— The Waster seemed the Builder toe ; Up springing from the...
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The World's Best Poetry ...

John Vance Cheney, Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, Charles Francis Richardson, Francis Hovey Stoddard, John Raymond Howard - English poetry - 1904
...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 the...
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The Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier: With Notes, Index of First ...

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1904 - 598 pages
...Groped for his old accustomed stone, Leaned on his staff, and wept to find His seat o'erthrown. 20 Young Romance raised his dreamy eyes, O'erhung with...Strong One's stroke, Yet nearer flashed his axe's gleam ; 26 Shuddering and sick of heart I woke, As from a dream. I looked : aside the dust-cloud rolled,...
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John Knox: A Criticism and an Appreciation

John Glasse - Reformers - 1905 - 193 pages
...Grey-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. 'Twas but the ruin of the bad, — The wasting of...
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Complete Poetical Works

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1910 - 489 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...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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"He Shall Speak Peace.": Love: the Path to Paradise--present: Eternal

1915 - 349 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, O'erhung with palj> locks of gold, — "Why smite," he asked in sad surprise, "The fair, the old?" Yet louder rang...
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Looking at Life

Floyd Dell - American essays - 1924 - 312 pages
...gilded home With strange alarm. "Yet louder rang the Strong One's stroke, Yet nearer flashed his ax's gleam; Shuddering and sick of heart I woke As from...dust-cloud rolled, The Waster seemed the Builder, too; Upspringing from the ruined Old I saw the New." It was in the spirit of this courageous faith that...
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Arabula: The Divine Guest

Andrew J Davis - 1996 - 403 pages
...and wept, to find His seat o'erthrown. 6 Young Romance raised his dreamy eyes, O'erhung with playful locks of gold, "Why smite," he asked, in sad surprise, "The fair, the old?" 7 Yet louder rang the Strong One's stroke ; Yet nearer flashed his ax's gleam; Shuddering and sick...
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MEMORIAL EDITION. The Family Library OF POETRY AND SONG.

1880
...Gray-bearded Use, who, deaf and blind, Groped for his old accustomed stone, Leaned on his staff, and ometimes nobly rest, ; Upspringing from the ruined Old I saw the New. 'T was but the ruin of the bad, — The wasting of...
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POEMS

JOHN WHITTIER - 1850
...staff, and wept, to find His seat o'erthrown. Young Romance raised his dreamy eyes, MIS CELL ANE OUS. Yet louder rang the Strong One's stroke. Yet nearer...heart I woke, As from a dream. I looked : aside the dust cloud rolled — The Waster seemed the Builder too ; Up springing from the ruined Old I saw the...
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