Friendship and Other Writings by Arthur Franklin FullerFriendship and Other Writings by Arthur Franklin Fuller

Friendship and Other Writings

byArthur Franklin Fuller

Paperback | February 2, 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. 1920. Excerpt: ... FRIENDSHIP Jubilate There's an oasis in the desert waste, There's an island in the deep; A trusty star in heaven is placed That my ship its course may keep; There's a tender, lilting melody A-floating all around; New cheer and hope and harmony Through the love of a friend I've found! Rest As twilight folds the tired world in its comforting, restful embrace, so doth Friendship enfold kindred spirits in its magic, mothering clasp; filling the hearts and lives of those elect who taste its worth and power. It diffuses a subtle, potent charm, quickening the flagging fires of life with a revivifying influence, which warms every member of one's being. The Giver Friendship freely gives of its best, yet is never impoverished thereby. It ennobles the giver and nourishes the recipient; it builds the former and sustains the latter. Hence, both partake of the fare sublime. It seeks no reward but the blessing of the object of regard, and counts service and sacrifice only privilege and pleasure. Solace It is a great thing to be able to stand alone or like a strong swimmer, to be able to breast the currents of life and circumstance without aid. But oh, what a precious thing it is to find a friend! Gently, so gently, the spell of Friendship descends upon the hungering soul with solace pure and never failing--a heavenly manna for those who wander in the wilderness of selfish motives, conflicting interests and carking cares met with in our workaday world. Natural Craving The human heart craves appreciation and sympathy. When the individual has reached maturity there are generally many shattered ideals, wrecked hopes, disappointments and frustrated ambitions to wring and burden the heart. At the office or store, the work-shop or usual routine, there comes a something which m...
Title:Friendship and Other WritingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217838669

ISBN - 13:9780217838665