Civitas; The Romance Of Our Nation's Life

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byWalter L. Campbell

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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.1886 Excerpt: ... PART FOURTH. THE TEST AND THE TRIUMPH. If wild oats sowed should not produce a crop, And follies done should with the doing stop; If seeds of wanton fun should not grow sighs, And sorrows should ne'er spring as laughter dies; If indiscretions should not mischiefs breed, And fault to crime should not in sequence lead; If wisdom's acts and thoughts should fructify, And others all should never multiply; What glorious harvests would the seasons yield! No tares to gather in the world-wide field. Unhappily it is not. so arranged, The law for virtue is for vice not changed; That which is sowed shall surely gathered be, An hundred fold of joy or misery. Great Civitas had fallen, self-betrayed. He'd sowed the wind, the storm could not be stayed. To sense returned, he felt the stinging lash Of conscience, chiding his presumption rash. He'd find Libertas and forgiveness crave, Invoke her pity and her power to save. She might refuse to hear. The awful thought Came to him o'er and o'er with anguish fraught, Until his soul, most sorely smitten, cried, In words conceived no more in daring pride: "I am forsworn, I have my trust betrayed. But now the future lured, now makes afraid. But now my prospects glowed as shines the sun, In folly's frenzy all is now undone. A child of light a drunken demon slew, And I, the murdered, was the slayer too. By mine own hand I my destruction wrought, Brought earth to hell in ways of hell self-taught. Now back I'd climb up steeps though wrapped in flame, Through seas of fire would strive to 'scape my shame. Can climbing save? Will suffering's strifes avail? They can, they will; my mission must not fail. Was I not pledged an immortality? Was I not made a god by her decree? If I a mortal should but faithful prove And never once betray Liberta...

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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.1886 Excerpt: ... PART FOURTH. THE TEST AND THE TRIUMPH. If wild oats sowed should not produce a crop, And follies done should with the doing stop...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217822622

ISBN - 13:9780217822626

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