One Hundred Choice Selections Volume 2

One Hundred Choice Selections Volume 2

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...shore, While through the sounding sky Loud rings the Nation's cry-' Umou AND LIBER'I'Yl ONE Evmmonnl Light of our firmament, guide of our Nation, Pride of her children, and honored afar, Let the wide beams of thy full constellation Scatter each cloud that would darken a star! Empire unsceptred! what foe shall assail thee, Bearing the standard of liberty's van? Think not the God of thy fathers shall fail thee, Striving with men for the birthright of man! Yet if, by madness and treachery blighted, Dawns the dark hour when the sword thou must draw, Then with the arms to thy millions united, Smite the bold traitors to freedom and law! Lord of the universe! shield us and guide us, Trusting Thee always, through shadow and sun! Thou hast united us, who shall divide us? Keep us, oh keep us the MANY IN ONEl Up with our banner bright, Sprinkled with starry light, Spread its fair emblems from mountain to shore, While through the sounding sky Loud rings the Nation's cry--Umou AND LIBER'lYl ONE Evsmioknl NO SECPS IN HEAVEN. ELIZABETH H. Jocswn CLBAVELAND.' Talking of sects quite late one eve, What one and another of saints believe, That night I stood in a troubled dream By the side of a darkly-flowing stream. And a " churchman " down to the river came, When I heard a strange voice call his name, "Good Father, stop; when you cross this tide You must leave your robes on the other side." But the aged father did not mind, And his long gown floated out behind As down to the stream his way he took, His hands firm hold of a gilt-edged book. "I'm bound for heaven, and when I'm there I shall want my book of Common Prayer, And though I put on a starry crown, I should feel quite lost without more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236826884
  • 9781236826886