A Book of Friends; Pleasant and Profitable Thoughts Taken from a Large Number of Authors

A Book of Friends; Pleasant and Profitable Thoughts Taken from a Large Number of Authors

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...shore, did we not come Through winds that all in vain against us beat Until we had the warm sweet-smelling foam Full in our faces, and the frantic wind Shrieked round us, and our cheeks grew numb, then warm, Until we felt our souls, no more confined, Mix with the waves, and strain against the storm? Oh! the immense, illimitable delight It is, to stand by some tempestuous bay, What time the great sea waxes warm and white And beats and blinds the following wind with spray! P. B. Marston. A wise man knoweth a fool, because he has formerly been ignorant himself; but a fool knoweth not a wise man because he never was wise himself. Ali, The Son Of Abu Thaler. June 29th. There is a quiet spirit in these woods, That dwells where'er the gentle south wind blows; Where, underneath the white thorn, in the glade, The wild flowers bloom, or kissing the soft air, The leaves above their sunny palms outspread. With what a tender impassioned voice It fills the nice and delicate ear of thought, When the fast-ushering star of Morning comes O'er-riding the gray hills with golden scarf. (The Spirit of Poetry.)--H. W. Longfellow. June 3oth. In the field of destiny We reap as we have sown. The Future comes not from before to meet us, but streams up from behind over our heads. July 1 st. Then the warm sun stooped to make Double sunset in the lake, While above I saw with it, Range on range, the mountains lit. J. G. Whittier. July 2d. Like a glow-worm golden In a dell of dew, Scattered unbeholden Its aerial hue Among the flowers and grass which screen it from the view: Like a rose embower'd In its own green leaves, By warm winds deflower'd, Till the scent it gives Makes faint with too much sweet these heavy-winged thieves: Teach us, sprite or bird, What sweet...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236764072
  • 9781236764072