The Year Book of American Authors

The Year Book of American 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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...thee, reach up to them in love: if they are below thee, stoop down to them in love, and thou canst lift them up. Do every good deed in love to God and man. The test of worth Is not the hold you have of earth; Lo, there be gentlest souls, sea blown, That know not any harbor known; And it may be the reason is They touch on fairer shores than this. JOAQUIN MILLER. I count this thing to be grandly true: That a noble deed is a step towards God, Lifting the soul from the common sod To a purer air and a broader view. J. G. HOLLAND. DO not complain of your life because it is a commonplace one; that is just what God wants it to be, and He allows all the little every-day events to come into it to test your character. Nothing that God gives you is commonplace; it may seem simple and monotonous, but homely tasks, homely faces, homely living become beautiful to Him if you put a beautiful spirit behind them. A commonplace life, we say and we sigh; But why should we sigh as we say? The commonplace sun in the commonplace sky Makes up the commonplace day. The moon and the stars are commonplace things, The flower that blooms and the bird that sings; But sad were the world, and dark our lot, If flowers failed and the sun shone not, And God, who sees each separate soul, Out of commonplace lives makes His beautiful whole. SUSAN COOLIDGE. Oh, that this one central thought Still may fill our starving souls--That whatever may be wrought, The strong hand of God controls. Then we shall not despise Any common work that lies Nearest to our willing eyes. HATTIE TYNG GRISWOLD. The task that nearest lies Perform, and wait devoutly On God, who helps the wise. ANONYMOUS. ' I "'HE generous heart is the happy heart. If you J-have beautiful thoughts, why should you hoard...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236670671
  • 9781236670670