Fragments and Addresses by Norman BridgeFragments and Addresses by Norman Bridge

Fragments and Addresses

byNorman Bridge

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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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. 1915. Excerpt: ... (On receiving a buttercup dug by a friend from beneath the snow on the Rocky Mountains.) Far from its home in meadows fair, In sunny vale and grateful air; In frigid clime, on rugged steep, Beset by frost on mountain sweep, Beneath the snows enshrouding deep, This flow'ret grew and bloomed. On height, above the homes of men, So cold the wild beast keeps his den; Securely hid from human eyes, By snow shut out from clouds and skies, Uncared for save by One all-wise, It grew, till chance exhumed. Beside the heart of him whose hand A thousand miles across the land This gem has sent, it comes to bear A truth that's deep and broad and fair: Beyond the kind Creator's care, That nothing lives or is; As sweet fruits grow 'neath roughest shell, So in all things deep lessons dwell. In every spot, or warm or bleak, With petal'd lips in sweetness meek Upturned, we'll find, with faith to seek, Some smiling flowers to please. For a race of social, biped animals that we are, being more or less educated, and with our education running largely toward language and its relations to life and living, it would seem impossible that speech could be a burden. Yet such it is to vast numbers of people; and not least to people of much refinement and some education. Our fine means of vocal interchange of thoughts ought always to be a blessing; yet it has to its debit a great variety of calamities. It leads its burden bearers into false positions every day of their lives; it gives their world a wrong impression and estimate of them--they pass often for less worthy people than they really are. It leads them often into associations that are less helpful than they deserve and need, and associations it may be that, once entered into, they are unable to escape from. It leads often to bodily...
Title:Fragments and AddressesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217835899

ISBN - 13:9780217835893