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By Chivalries As Tiny

By Chivalries as tiny, A Blossom, or a Book, The seeds of smiles are planted — Which blossom in the dark. Emily Dickinson

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The Fool’s Prayer by Edward Rowland Sill

The Fool’s Prayer by Edward Rowland Sill The royal feast was done; the King Sought some new sport to banish care, And to his jester cried: ‘Sir Fool, Kneel now, and make for us a prayer!’ – The jester doffed … Continue reading

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Hymn Of The City by William Cullen Bryant

Hymn Of The City by William Cullen Bryant Not in the solitude Alone may man commune with heaven, or see Only in savage wood And sunny vale, the present Deity; Or only hear his voice Where the winds whisper and … Continue reading

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Meditation Six by Edward Taylor

Meditation Six Am I thy gold? Or purse, Lord, for thy wealth; Whether in mine or mint refined for thee? I’m counted so, but count me o’er thyself, Lest gold washt face, and brass in heart I be. I fear … Continue reading

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The Hound of Heaven

THE HOUND OF HEAVEN Francis Thompson I fled Him, down the nights and down the days;    I fled Him, down the arches of the years; I fled Him, down the labyrinthine ways    Of my own mind; and in … Continue reading

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‘Thou art indeed just, Lord, if I contend’

  ‘Thou art indeed just, Lord, if I contend’ By Gerard Manley Hopkins Justus quidem tu es, Domine, si disputem tecum; verumtamen justa loquar ad te: Quare via impiorum prosperatur? &c. Thou art indeed just, Lord, if I contend With … Continue reading

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