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If We Knew (Poem)

If we knew the cares and crossesCrowding round our neighbor's way;If we knew the little losses,Sorely grievous, day by day;Would we then so often chide himFor his lack of thrift and gain,Leaving on his hearth a shadow,Leaving on his life a stain? If we knew the clouds above us,Held by…
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The Law of Compensation

The curse causeless shall not come.—Pro. XXXI. 2. THAT heart that looks only at the appearance of things, and not at the reality, at the surface but never into the depths, must constantly be tossed hither and thither, one day upon the crest of the waves of hope, and the…
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From Darkness to Light

Out of darkness unlit even by the stars, a new dawn is to arise. Softly as the leaves of plant life open under the gentle persuasion of sunlight and rain, the new being begins to make itself felt in the dark places of our consciousness, faintly winning and drawing us…
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