Studies in Religion

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byEliza Thayer Clapp

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1850. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SOUND. A Little brook, by the highway side, Stirs, when the earth grows warm in spring ; Its voice is tripping, bubbling, rustling,-- The humble music of a brook ; Through the grass you may see it glisten : You need not turn aside to look; But listen, listen. When the summer goes; in the walk beside, In the garden, in the forest-park, The leaves fall off,--the crown and pride; They rustle downward in the dark : Seek them not,--'tis all in vain; Leave them to the snow and rain : But hark, hark. All seasons,--when the day is sped, Linger by the ocean-bed. Its under-rumbling is the roar Of breakers on another shore, Bringing lofty thoughts and fear; Gaze not on its liquid rest; It may tempt thee to its breast: But hear, hear. Sounds are from eternity, Swelling, falling, warning, calling, Underneath or overhead, Mystical and grand are they. What we see is formed and lined, Narrow, bound, and limited. Sound is fathomless, divine; Sights may glisten;-- Truth is for the open ear. Hush, and listen; Hark, and hear. HOME. In the poem of Isaiah, is a delightful picture of the return of an exiled people to their native land : the coming-home of a whole people, and never was a coming home more nobly sung. The poet knew man's heart, how well it loves its home, how great is its tenderness,--and that it is this alone, that breaks up the formal silence of nature, and makes it to weep tears of sad or joyful sympathy : it is not the garden, not the flower-blest valley, but the wild and wind-haunted " wilderness," and the " solitary place " that for itself knows no echo of love's voice or step, that is " glad " for the home-re turners,--and it is the hard bosom of the " de. sert" that "blossoms abundantly" to crown their festival. Do not the lame, " leap " on their way, and they, w...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1850. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SOUND. A Little brook, by the highway side, Stirs, when the earth grows warm in spring ; Its voice is tripping, bubbling, rustling,--...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217057764

ISBN - 13:9780217057769

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