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God is law, say the wise; 0 Soul, and let us rejoice,

For if Ho thunder by low the thunder is yet His


Law is God, say some : no God at all, says the fool;

For all we have power to see is a straight staff bent in

a pool ;

And the ear of mau cannot hear, and the eye of man

cannot see ;

But if wo could see and hear, this Vision-were it not

He ?


Flower in the crannied wall,

I pluck you out of the crannies ;

Hold you here, root and all, in my hand,

Little flower—but if I could understand

What you are, root and all, and all in all,

I should know what God and man is."

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The King was shaken with holy fear;

"Tho Gods,' lie said, would have chosen well ;

Yet both aro near, and both are dear,

And which the dearest I cannot tell I'

But the Priest was happy,

His victim won :

• We have his dearest,

His only son!'


The rites prepared, the victim bared,

The knife uprising toward the blow,

To the altar-stove she sprang alone,

Mc, not my darling, no!'
He caught her away with a sudden cry;

Suddenly from him brake his wife,

And shrieking • I am his dearest, I

I am his dearest l' rush'd on the knife.

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GLORY of warrior, glory of orator, glory of song,

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Paid with a voice flying by to be lost on an endless


Glory of Virtue, to fight, to struggle, to right the


Nay, but she aim'd not at glory, no lover of glory

she :

Give hor the glory of going on, nud still to be.

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