663. Fiction And Fact In books I read, how men have lived and died,
With hopeless love deep in their bosoms hidden.While she for whom they long in secret sighed,
664. Father He never made a fortune, or a noise
In the world where men are seeking after fame;But he had a healthy brood of girls and boys
665. England, Awake! A beautiful great lady, past her prime,
Behold her dreaming in her easy chair; Gray robed, and veiled; in laces old and rare,
666. Ella Wheeler Wilcox I step across the mystic border-land,
And look upon the wonder-world of Art.How beautiful, how beautiful its hills!
667. East And West The Day has never understood the Gloaming or the Night;
Though sired by one Creative Power, and nursed at Nature's breast;The White Man ever fails to read the Dark Man's heart aright;
668. Dust-sealed I know not wherefore, but mine eyes
See bloom, where other eyes see blight.They find a rainbow, a sunrise,
670. Comrades I and my Soul are alone to-day,
All in the shining weather;We were sick of the world, and put it away,
671. Compensations: 03 - Shut-in Across my window glass
The moving shadows of the people pass.Sometimes the shadow's pause; and through the hall
672. Compensations: 02 - Deaf I can recall a time, when on mine ears
There fell chaotic sounds of earthly life,Shrill cries of triumph, and hoarse shouts of strife;
673. Compensations: 01 - Blind When first the shadows fell, like prison bars,
And darkness spread before me, like a pall,I cried out for the sun, the earth, the stars,
674. Christ Crucified Now ere I slept, my prayer had been that I might see my way
To do the will of Christ, our Lord and Master, day by day;And with this prayer upon my lips, I knew not that I dreamed,
675. Carlos Last night I knelt low at my lady's feet.
One soft, caressing hand played with my hair,And one I kissed and fondled. Kneeling there,
676. Canada England, father and mother in one,
Look on your stalwart son.Sturdy and strong, with the valour of youth,
677. By-and-bye “By-and-bye,” the maiden sighed-”by-and-bye
He will claim me for his bride,Hope is strong and time is fleet;
678. Burdened “Genius, a man's weapon, a woman's burden.”-Lamartine.
679. Brotherhood When in the even ways of life
The old world jogs along,Our little coloured flags we flaunt:
680. Bound And Free Come to me, Love! Come on the wings of the wind!
Fly as the ring-dove would fly to his mate!Leave all your cares and your sorrows behind!
681. Be Not Attached ‘Be not attached.' So runs the great command
For those who seek to ‘know' and ‘understand.'Who sounds the waters of the deeper sea
682. Battle Hymn Of The Women They are waking, they are waking,
In the east, and in the west;They are throwing wide their windows to the sun;
683. Attainment There is no summit you may not attain,
No purpose which you may not yet achieve, If you will wait serenely and believe.
Ten years ago it seemed impossible
That she should ever grow so calm as this,
With self-remembrance in her warmest kiss
And dim dried eyes like an exhausted well.
Slow-speaking when she has some fact to tell,
Silent with long-unbroken silences,
Centred in self yet not unpleased to please,
Gravely monotonous like a passing bell.
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