Glimpses of a Strange World

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author, 1908 - Immigrants - 202 pages

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Page 161 - THERE is in souls a sympathy with sounds, And as the mind is pitch'd the ear is pleased With melting airs or martial, brisk or grave; Some chord in unison with what we hear Is touch'd within us, and the heart replies.
Page 86 - ... own mischief. 9 And my soul be joyful in the LORD ; it shall rejoice in his salvation. 10 All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like unto thee, who deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him ; yea, the poor, and him that is in misery, from him that spoileth him?
Page 172 - True love's the gift which God has given To man alone beneath the heaven : It is not fantasy's hot fire, Whose wishes, soon as granted, fly ; It liveth not in fierce desire, With dead desire it doth not die ; It is the secret sympathy, The silver link, the silken tie, Which heart to heart, and mind to mind, In body and in soul can bind.
Page 34 - A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty, Is worth a whole eternity in bondage.
Page 85 - Lord ! I have loved the habitation of thine house, and the dwelling-place of thy glory. I therefore will worship, bow down, and bend the knee before the Lord, my Maker. And I will offer my prayer unto thee. O Lord ! in an acceptable time : in thine abundant mercy, 0 God ! answer me in the truth of thy salvation.
Page 57 - Reflect upon three things, and thou wilt not come within the power of sin : Know what is above thee — a seeing Eye, and a hearing Ear, and all thy deeds written in a Book.
Page 89 - Yea, suddenly vanish black care and grim sorrow, None troubles concerning the things of to-morrow. New heavenly powers are given to each ; Of everyday matters now hush'd is all speech ; At rest are all hands that have toil'd with much pain ; Now peace and tranquillity everywhere reign. Not the choicest of wines at a banqueting board Can ever such exquisite pleasure afford As the Friday-night meal when prepared with due zest To...
Page 30 - Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its luster and perfume ; And we are weeds without it.
Page 166 - A something light as air, — a look, A word unkind or wrongly taken, — • Oh ! love that tempests never shook, A breath, a touch, like this has shaken. MOORE. Love, sole lord and monarch of itself, Allows no ties, no dictates but its own. To that mysterious arbitrary power Reason points out and duty pleads in vain.
Page 85 - The father and his boys enter the synagogue, sometimes pausing in the vestibule, if they have touched uncleanness on the way, to wash their hands, conveniences for which are placed there. As they enter, they are required to bow to the ark containing the scrolls of the Law, and to say : "In the greatness of thy benevolence will I enter thy house : in reverence of thee will I bow down toward the temple of thy holiness.

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