Best Things from Best Authors; Comprising Number 1-27 of Shoemaker's Best Selections Volume 1
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...graceful capital for just one gorgeous hour! They strike their colors to the king of all the stately throng--He comes in pomp, October! To him all times belong: The frost is on his sandals, but the flush is on his cheeks, September sheaves are in his arms; June voices, when he speaks; The elms lit bravely like a torch within a Grecian hand, See where they light the monarch on through all the splendid land! The sun puts on a human look behind the hazy fold, The mid-year moon of silver is stuck anew in gold, In honor of the very day that Moses saw of old; For in the burning bush that blazed as quenchless as a sword, The Old Lieutenant first beheld October and the Lord! Ah! then October let it be, I'll claim my dying day for thee! BENJAMIN F. Tarpon. TIIE twenty-third psalm is tho nightingale of the psalms.. It is small, of a homely feather, singing shyly out of obscurity, but oh, it has filled the air of the whole world with melodious joy, greater than the heart can conceive. Blessed be the day on which that psalm was born.. What would you say of a pilgrim commissioned of God to travel up and down the earth, singing a strange melody, which, when one heard, caused him to forget whatever sorrow he had? And so the singing angel goes on his way through all lands, singing in the language of every nation, driving away trouble by the pulses of the air which his tongue moves with divine power. Behold just such an one! This pilgrim God has sent to speak in every language on the globe. It has charmed more griefs to rest than all the philosophy of the world. It has remanded to their dungeon more felon thoughts, more black doubts, more thieving sorrows, than there are sands on the sea-shore. It has comforted the noble host of the poor. It has...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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