The Continental Monthly Volume 4 (July-Dec. 1863)

The Continental Monthly Volume 4 (July-Dec. 1863)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...the poacher; it is she who brings up the prettiest and strongest little urchins; and who makes the spade and plough light for the hands of the old man, whose silver locks gleam like a halo round the wrinkled brow: The Goddess--the good Goddess of Poverty! IX. It is she who inspires the poet; who makes the flute, guitar, and violin eloquent under the fingers of the wandering and homeless artist: it is she who bears him upon her light wing from the source of the Moldau to that of the Danube; it is she who crowns his dark locks with the glittering dewdrops, who makes the sparkling stars shine so large and clear upon bis uncertain path: The Goddess--the good Goddess of Poverty I It is she who builds the mighty castles and the vast cathedrals, who bears the sword and bandies the musket; it is she who fights our battles and gains our victories; it is she who buries the dead, who takes care of the wounded, and who conceals tbe vanquished: The Goddess--the good Goddess of Poverty! XIII. Thou art all patience, all sweetness, oil strength, and all pity, 0 thou good Goddess! It is thou who linkest all thy children in tbe ties of a holy love, and who givest to them Faith, Hope, and Charity: 0 Goddess--thou good Goddess of Poverty! XIv. The time is coming when thy children shall no longer be crushed with the weight of the world, when they shall be rewarded for their pain aud labor. The time is approaching when there shall be no longer rich and poor, when all men shall together consume the fruits of the earth, and equally enjoy the gifts of God; but thou shalt never be forgotten in their hymns: 0 Goddess--thou good Goddess of Poverty! It is she who instructs the ingenious artisan, who teaches him to hew the stone, to chisel the murble, to mould gold, silver, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 442 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 785g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236574214
  • 9781236574213