The Harp And The Cross; A Collection Of Religious Poetry by Stephen Greenleaf BulfinchThe Harp And The Cross; A Collection Of Religious Poetry by Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch

The Harp And The Cross; A Collection Of Religious Poetry

byStephen Greenleaf Bulfinch

Paperback | May 8, 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. 1867 Excerpt: ...and from the sacred pale Hurled the Northumbrian buyers of the poor. To ransom souls from bonds and evil fate, St. Ambrose melted down the sacred plate,--ALMSGIVING. 175 Image of saint, the chalice and the pix, Crosses of gold, and silver candlesticks. "Man Is Worth More Than Temples!" he replied To such as came his holy work to chide. And brave Cesarius, stripping altars bare, And coining from the Abbey's golden hoard The captive's freedom, answered to the prayer Or threat of those whose fierce zeal for the Lord Stifled their love of man,--" An earthen dish The last sad supper of the Master bore: Most miserable sinners! do ye wish More than your Lord, and grudge his dying poor. What your own pride, and not his need, requires? Souls than these shining gauds he values more;Mercy, not sacrifice, his heart desires!" ALMSGIVING. (an Extract.) r. M. Milnes. When Poverty, with mien 01 shame, The sense of Pity seeks to touch,--Or, bolder, makes the simple claim That I have nothing, you have much,--Believe not either man or book That bids you close the opening hand, And with reproving speech or look Your first and free intent withstand. It may be that the tale you hear Of pressing wants and losses borne Is heaped or colored for your ear, And tatters for the purpose worn; But surely Poverty has not A sadder need than this,--to wear A mask still meaner than her lot, Compassion's scanty food to share. It may be that you err to give What will but tempt to further spoil Those who in low content would live On theft of others' time and toil; Yet sickness may have broke or bent The active frame or vigorous will,--Or hard occasion may prevent Their exercise of humble skill. It may be that the suppliant's life Has lain on many an evil way Of foul delight ...
Title:The Harp And The Cross; A Collection Of Religious PoetryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:May 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217116949

ISBN - 13:9780217116947