Excerpt from The Crowning Hope
Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never is, but always to be blest: The soul, uneasy and confined from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to coma - Pope.
Hope. How bright a word! One that sparkles and glows with lustrous light! One that comes to comfort us when we are cast down! One that leaps forth to meet us and to greet us when our hearts are sad!
Hail, thou blest word! We love thee, and love the things that, in anticipation, thou dost bring to our view. Without thee our well-loved language were n'ot complete. Without thee our very lives would still be dark. Thou art the opposite of darkness and despair; and through thee we lift our heads and rejoice. Thou dost bring to us joyous prospects of good, and dost fill our lives with sweet anticipations of a gladsome future.
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