The Poems of Richard Watson Gilder

Houghton Mifflin, 1908 - 485 páginas
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Página 51 - IF Jesus Christ is a man, — And only a man, — I say That of all mankind I cleave to him, And to him will I cleave alway. If Jesus Christ is a God, — And the only God, — I swear I will follow Him through heaven and hell, The earth, the sea, and the air...
Página 36 - THROUGH love to light ! Oh wonderful the way That leads from darkness to the perfect day! From darkness and from sorrow of the night To morning that comes singing o'er the sea. Through love to light! Through light, O God, to thee, Who art the love of love, the eternal light of light!
Página 1 - The night was long and like an iron bar Lay heavy on the land : till o'er the sea Slowly, within the East, there grew a light Which half was starlight, and half seemed to be The herald of a greater. The pale white . Turned slowly to pale rose, and up the height Of heaven slowly climbed. The gray sea grew Rose-colored like the sky.
Página 268 - Not fearing loss ; and daring to be pure. When error through the land raged like a pest, They calmed the madness caught from mind to mind By wisdom drawn from eld, and counsel sane; And as the martyrs of the ancient world Gave Death for man, so nobly gave they Life: Those the great days, and that the heroic age.
Página 96 - WOMAN'S THOUGHT. I AM a woman — therefore I may not Call to him, cry to him, Fly to him, Bid him delay not! And when he comes to me, I must sit quiet. Still as a stone — All silent and cold. If my heart riot — Crush and defy it!
Página 48 - Who are these that follow across the hills of night A star that westward hurries along the fields of light? Three wise men from the east who myrrh and treasure bring To lay them at the feet of him their Lord and Christ and King.
Página 63 - ... increases. Grows a weed More richly here beside our mellow seas That is the Autumn's harbinger and pride. When fades the cardinal-flower, whose heart-red bloom Glows like a living coal upon the green Of the midsummer meadows, then how bright, How deepening bright like mounting flame doth burn The goldenrod upon a thousand hills ! This is the Autumn's flower, and to my soul A token fresh of beauty and of life, And life's supreme delight.
Página 158 - GLORY and honor and fame and everlasting laudation For our captains who loved not war, but fought for the life of the nation ; Who knew that, in all the land, one slave meant strife, not peace ; Who fought for freedom, not glory ; made war that war might cease.
Página 1 - The gray sea grew Rose-colored like the sky. A white gull flew Straight toward the utmost boundary of the East, Where slowly the rose gathered and increased. It was as on the opening of a door By one...
Página 162 - What though the living bless or blame, For him the long success of fame. JRL ON HIS BIRTHDAY NAVIES nor armies can exalt the state,— Millions of men, nor coined wealth untold: Down to the pit may sink a land of gold; But one great name can make a country great.

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