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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...that, clustered underneath To hear the word, they straight believe, ay, in the teeth 0' the Past, clap hands and hail triumphant ...Read MoreThis 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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...that, clustered underneath To hear the word, they straight believe, ay, in the teeth 0' the Past, clap hands and hail triumphant Truth's outbreak--Tadpole-frog-theory propounded past mistake! In vain! A something ails the edifice, it bends, It bows, it buries... Haste! cry " Heads below " to friends--But have no fear they find, when smother shall subside, Some substitution perk with unabated pride I' the predecessor's place! CXIH. No, --the one voice which failed Never, the preachment's coign of vantage nothing ailed, --That had the luck to lodge i' the house not made with hands! And all it preached was this: " Truth builds upon the sands, Though stationed on a rock: and so her work decays, And so she builds afresh, with like result. Nought stays BuJ just the fact that Truth not only is, but fain Would have men know she needs must be, by each so plain Attempt to visibly inhabit where they dwell." Her works are work, while she is she; that work does well Which lasts mankind their life-time through, and lets believe One generation more, that, though sand run through sieve, Yet earth now reached is rock, and what we moderns find Erected here is Truth, who, 'stablished to her mind I' the fulness of the days, will never change in show More than in substance erst: men thought they knew; we know! CXIV. Do you, my generation? Well, let the blocks prove mist I' the main enclosure, --church and college, if they list, Be something for a time, and everything anon, And anything awhile, as fit is off or on, Till they grow nothing, soon to re-appear no less As something, --shape re-shaped, till out of shapelessness Come shape again as sure! no doubt, or round or square Or polygon its front, some building will be there, Do duty in that nook o'...Read Less
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