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And so beside the silent sea
I wait the muffled oar,
No harm can come from Him to me
On ocean or on shore.

I know not where His islands lift
Their fronded palms in air,
I only know I cannot drift
Beyond His love and care.

Water is peaceful, and extends its beneficent action throughout Nature, not even disdaining those gloomy depths which the vulgar look upon with horror.
Now goodness has a variety of applications; but it is only when goodness is used free from contention or strife that it can be considered faultless.
—Lao-Tze

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John Greenleaf Whittier

  • Born on December 17th, 1807 in Haverhill, Massachusetts and died on September 7th, 1892 in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire.
  • American poet Active in the anti-slavery movement Most popular work is "Snow-Bound"
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