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Joseph Thackeray

Joseph Thackeray

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Manhood's Dignity (Poem)

I am no worm of earth, to crawl or lieUpon the surface, deeming it my homeOr constant place of habitation.Have in my form a secret pow'r to roamIn mental fancy through the universe,And feel a freedom in my reasoning mind:Led on by Hope, I bid doubt's clouds disperse,For the Divinity…
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Work Truly (Poem)

I must work the works of Him that sent me, while it is day. The night cometh, when no man can work. —St. John ix. 4, R.V. Work while 'tis called the day; for when the nightHas cast its shadow o'er the earth, no manCan do correctly what requires the…
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Fruits of Solitude (Poem)

Thou, when thou prayest, enter into thine inner chamber, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret.—Matthew vi. 6, R.V. When thou hast shut thy chamber door, dost thouYield thy whole self to simple solitude?Dost thou resolve that nothing shall intrude,Because thou would'st thy soul's…
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