The Road Beyond The Town; And Other Little Verses

Paperback | July 5, 2012

byMichael Earls

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...and their hearts might know it, For the ages tell them so, That a thousand lights from the light of God Fall from the skies and lift from the sod, And the simplest child may know. "Not in the tavern's glimmer, And not to the senses' light, Shall ever the truth unseal the blind; But the beacon of faith shall steer the mind To the harbor-ways aright." Guard of the ancient towers, With the one unchanged decree, Down through the night and across the day, The primal message abides our way, And the truth that makes us free. THE LIFELONG WAR STILL goes the strife; the anguish does not die, Stronger the flesh is grown, for earthly years, In siege about my soul that upward peers To see and hold its Good. The spirit's eye Approves the better things; but senses spy The passing sweets, spurning the present fears, And take their moment's prize. Ah, then hot tears Deluge my soul, and contrite moans my cry! Courage, my heart: bright patience to the end! Few years remain; then goes the warring wall Of sensuous flesh, that men will throw to earth. Amen! for so the contrite soul shall wend A homeward way unto the Captain's call, Eternally to know contrition's worth. COMMEMORATIONS THE GOOD OLD DAYS TV THAT melodies in human hearts may be " Rossini's lyre reveals in "William Tell," The rythmic chords or dulcet airs that dwell By mountain crags and shepherds on the lea. Yet to his heart seemed dear one melody,--The pastoral tones that through the oboe's shell Recurrent sound and sweet, as if to quell All sense delights and haunt deep memory. Kindred the music is unto our lives: For deep with us are countless harmonies Of knowledge grown from more to more, and praise Of earnest life; yet in our love survives One constant song (our hearts in...

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...and their hearts might know it, For the ages tell them so, That a thousand lights from the light of God Fall from the s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:July 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217610943

ISBN - 13:9780217610940

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