Roses and Thistles by Rufus Clement HopkinsRoses and Thistles by Rufus Clement Hopkins

Roses and Thistles

byRufus Clement Hopkins

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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: ... DRIFTING. I Dreamed I had heaved my anchor apeak; That I was drifting away on an ebbing tide; That I was drifting, drifting, drifting away--That I was drifting away on an ocean wide! No pilot I needed; the current it bore me Through the mists that hung o'er the stormless sea, Whose dark, rolling waves no echoes return As they break on the shores of Eternity. From the dim, misty shore, fast fading from view, A low, murmuring sound fell faint on my ear; I heard the harsh echoes of discord and strife, The sweet song of Hope, and the wail of Despair! The wild echoes ceased--the sounds died away--The shores I had left were lost to my sight; But yet, o'er the deep I still drifted on 'Mid the silence of death and the blackness of night. In soft slumber I sank to a dreamless repose; No life coursed my veins, nor thrilled in my breast; The past was forgot--for the Angel of Death In a Lethean sleep had laid me to rest. From my slumber I woke! and saw in the East The soft, rosy tints of a bright, vernal morn; And I knew by the joy that thrilled in my soul, That from my past life a new being was born! San Francisco, 1885. IMAGINARY CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN A STUDENT OF NATURE AND SAGES OF ANTIQUITY. From childhood, Life, however expressed through the myriad forms in Nature, has, in all places and under all circumstances, been the absorbing thought of my mind. While still a youth, (as far back as sixty years), I found it impossible to harmonize the Biblical account of Creation--of the fall and redemption of man--as interpreted by theological creeds, with the universal revealings of Nature. I was therefore compelled, in justice to an honest conviction, to discard the same as an absolute rule of faith and conduct; without, however, losing any respect...
Title:Roses and ThistlesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217042112

ISBN - 13:9780217042116