Into the Highways and Hedges

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Hutchinson, 1895 - 456 pages

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Page 214 - ... could I see them on the street Lie as they fell? Would they be ears of wheat Sown once for food but trodden into clay? Or golden coins squandered and still to pay? Or drops of blood dabbling the guilty feet? Or such spilt water as in dreams must cheat The undying throats of Hell, athirst alway?
Page 365 - If there pushed any ragged thistle-stalk Above its mates, the head was chopped; the bents Were jealous else. What made those holes and rents In the dock's harsh swarth leaves, bruised as to balk All hope of greenness?
Page 335 - And on his brest a bloodie Crosse he bore, The deare remembrance of his dying Lord, For whose sweete sake that glorious badge he wore...
Page 21 - This world is very odd we see, We do not comprehend it ; But in one fact we all agree, God won't, and we can't mend it. Being common sense, it can't be sin To take it as I find it ; The pleasure to take pleasure in . The pain, try not to mind it.

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