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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
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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 2

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1877 - 934 pages
...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 ; 't was old, and yet 't was new j A simple fancy of the brain, but...
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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - American poetry - 1876 - 352 pages
...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...well, by summers never dried, Had cooled ten thousand parched tongues, and saved a life beside. A dreamer dropped a random thought ; 't was old, and yet...
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Selections in Prose, Poetry, and Dialogues for Declamation and Recitation ...

George Rhett Cathcart - 1876 - 181 pages
...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 well, by summers never dried, Had cooled ten1 thousand parching tongues, and saved a life beside. A dreamer dropped a random thought ; 't was...
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The Canadian Monthly and National Review, Volume 10

Graeme Mercer Adam, George Stewart - Humanities - 1876
...wall'd 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 well, By summers never dried, Had cool'd ten thousand parching tongues, And saved a life beside." Most of these road-side wells were...
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Model First[-fourth] Reader ...

John Russell Webb - 1876
...the deed he did, But judged that toil might drink. 3. He passed again, and lo ! the well, By summer never dried, Had cooled ten thousand parching tongues, And saved a life beside. 4. A nameless man, amid a crowd That thronged the daily mart, Let fall a word of hope and love, Unstudied...
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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 2

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1877
...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 ; 't was old, and yet 't was new ; A simple fancy of the brain, but...
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The Youth's Liberal Guide for Their Moral Culture and Religious Enlightenment

Hermann Marcus Kottinger - Christianity - 1877 - 180 pages
...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 !...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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The Onward reciter ed. by W. Darrah, Volume 6

William Darrah - 1877
...thought not of the deed he did, But judged that toil might drink.There's much in this life, after all. He passed again, and lo ! the well, By summers never...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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Tuneful lays for merry days

Tuneful lays - 1877
...never dried, Had cooled ten thousand parched tongues, And saved a life beside. A nameless man, amid the crowd, That thronged the daily mart, Let fall a word of hope and love, Unstudied, from the heart. A whisper on the tumult thrown, A transitory breath, It raised a brother from the dust,...
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Garnered Treasures from the Poets ...

Poetry - 1878 - 252 pages
...issue great, a watch-fire on the hill ; It sheds its radiance far adown, and cheers the valley still. A nameless man, amid a crowd that thronged the daily...Let fall a word of hope and love, unstudied, from the heart ; A whisper on the tumult thrown, — a transitory breath, — It raised a brother from the...
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