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Solitude

There are times in most lives when the still small voice is heard saying; "Come ye apart into a desert place and rest awhile"—when there is no possibility of resisting the call and the soul has to go forth shrinking and trembling without its accustomed supports to learn lessons which…
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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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Solitude

Why idly seek from outward thingsThe answer inward silence brings?Why climb the far-off hills with pain,A nearer view of heaven to gain?In lowliest depths of bosky dellsThe hermit Contemplation dwells,Whence, piercing heaven, with screened sight,He sees at noon the stars, whose lightShall glorify the coming night.—John Greenlead Whittier In the…
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