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" A little spring had lost its way amid the grass and fern, A passing stranger scooped a well, where weary men might turn ; He walled it in, and hung with care a ladle at the brink; He thought not of the deed he did, but judged that toil might drink. He... "
The Rhode Island Educational Magazine - Page 133
edited by - 1852
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The Guardian, Volume 4

Conduct of life - 1853
...stranger scooped a well, Where weary men might turn. He walled it in, and hung with care A ladle at the brink: He thought not of the deed he did, But...thousand parching tongues And saved a life beside ! A dreamer dropp'da random thought, 'Twas old and yet was new, A simple fancy of the brain, But strong...
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Letters and Miscellanies in Prose, Rhyme, and Blank Verse

Louise Elemjay - 1853 - 278 pages
...are the Livingstons to Fulton, the Isabellas to Columbus ; RENOWN is their right, why is it withheld? "A nameless man amid a crowd That thronged the daily...mart, Let fall a word of hope and love, Unstudied from the heart : — The deed was small, the issue great, A transitory breath, It raised a brother from...
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Voices from the Mountains and from the Crowd

Charles Mackay - Poetry - 1853 - 373 pages
...ladle at the brink — He thought not of the deed he did, But judg'd that toil might drink. He pass'd again — and lo ! the well, By summers never dried,...thousand parching tongues, And saved a life beside ! A dreamer dropp'da random thought ; 'T was old, and yet was new — A simple fancy of the brain, But...
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Garden Walks with the Poets

1854
...walled it in, and hung with care A ladle at the brink — He thought not of the deed he did, But judged that toil might drink. He passed again, and lo ! the...thousand parching tongues, And saved a life beside ! A dreamer dropped a random thought ; 'Twas old and yet 'twas new — A simple fancy of the brain, But...
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Baptist Reporter and Missionary Intelligencer, Volume 28

1854
...it in, and hung with care A ladle on the brink ; — He thought not of the deed he did, But jndged that toil might drink. He passed again; and, lo !...thousand parching tongues, And saved a life beside ! A dreamer dropped a random thought; 'Twas old, and yet 'twas new, — A simple fancy of the brain, But...
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Scotia's Bards

English poetry - 1854 - 563 pages
...ladle at the brink — He thought not of the deed he did, But judg'd that toil might drink. He pass'd again — and lo ! the well, By summers never dried,...thousand parching tongues, And saved a life beside ! A dreamer dropp'da random thought ; 'Twas old, and }*et was new — A simple fancy of the brain, But...
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Scotia's Bards

English poetry - 1854 - 563 pages
...ladle at the brink — He thought not of the deed he did, But judg'd that toil might drink. He pass'd again — and lo ! the well, By summers never dried,...thousand parching tongues, And saved a life beside ! A dreamer dropp'da random thought ; 'Twas old, and yet was new — A simple fancy of the brain, But strong...
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Songs

Charles Mackay - Songs, English - 1855 - 108 pages
...ladle at the brink — He thought not of the deed he did, But judged that toil might drink. He pass'd again — and lo ! the •well, By summers never dried,...thousand parching tongues, And saved a life beside. A dreamer dropp'da random thought 'Twas old, and yet was new — A simple fancy of the brain, But strong...
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Scotia's Bards: The Choice Productions of the Scottish Poets, with Brief ...

English poetry - 1856 - 563 pages
...brink— He thought not of the deed he did, But judg'd that toil might drink. He pass'd again—and lo ! the well, By summers never dried, Had cooled...thousand parching tongues, And saved a life beside ! A dreamer dropp'da random thought; 'Twas old, and yet was new— A simple fancy of the brain, But strong...
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The Christian Pioneer, Volumes 10-14

Baptists - 1856
...not of the deed he did, Rut judged that toll might drink. He passed again,— and lo I the well, Ry summers never dried, Had cooled ten thousand parching tongues, And saved a life beside 1 A dreamer dropt a random thought; 'Twas old, and yet 'twas new— A simple fancy of the brain, Rut...
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