Aunt Sarah & the War: A Tale of Transformations

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G.P. Putnam's sons, 1915 - 112 pagine
 

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Pagina 105 - ALL in the April evening, April airs were abroad; The sheep with their little lambs Passed me by on the road. The sheep with their little lambs Passed me by on the road; All in the April evening I thought on the Lamb of God. The lambs were weary, and crying With a weak human cry, I thought on the Lamb of God Going meekly to die.
Pagina 108 - March we to the field ungrieving, In our heart of hearts believing Victory crowns the just. Hence the faith and fire within us Men who march away...
Pagina 101 - I see them muster in a gleaming row, With ever-youthful brows that nobler show; We find in our dull road their shining track; In every nobler mood We feel the orient of their spirit glow...
Pagina 113 - A Selection from, the Catalogue of GP PUTNAM'S SONS Complete Catalogue...
Pagina 107 - Men who march away! Is it a purblind prank, O think you, Friend with the musing eye Who watch us stepping by, With doubt and dolorous sigh? Can much pondering so hoodwink you ? Is it a purblind prank, O think you, Friend with the musing eye?
Pagina 59 - ... Confronted near. Hard days ? 'Tis what the pamper'd seek to buy With their most willing gold in weary lands. Loss and pain risk'd ? What sport but understands These for incitements ! Suddenly to die, With conscience a blurr'd scroll ? The sunshine dreaming upon Salmon's height Is not so sweet and white As the most heretofore sin-spotted soul That darts to its delight Straight from the absolution of a faithful fight.
Pagina 118 - A little story of the Red Cross flag in Belgium, founded on a supremely pathetic and supremely heroic occurrence during the masterful retreat from Mons. " It is true in its main details," writes Mrs. Barclay, "given as it reached me, in the sublime simplicity of a soldier's letter from the front." This inspiring little tale has been most attractively clothed in deep purple cloth with decorative gold stamping, and each page of the text is surrounded by a floral decoration in color and gold. A gift...
Pagina 111 - Of all griefs, of all our human sorrows, yours is perhaps the most worthy of veneration. I think I behold you in your affliction, but erect, standing at the side of the Mother of Sorrows, at the foot of the Cross. Suffer us to offer you not only our condolence but our congratulation. Not all our heroes obtain temporal honours, but for all we expect the immortal crown of the elect. For this is the virtue of a single act of perfect charity : it cancels a whole lifetime of sins.
Pagina 108 - In our heart of hearts believing Victory crowns the just, And that braggarts must Surely bite the dust, Press we to the field ungrieving, In our heart of hearts believing Victory crowns the just.
Pagina 111 - God requires of the plain soldier in the excitement of battle the methodical precision of the moralist or the theologian? Can we who revere his heroism doubt that his God welcomes him with love? Christian mothers, be proud of your sons. Of all griefs, of all our human sorrows, yours is perhaps the most worthy of veneration. I think I behold you in your affliction, but erect, standing at the side of the Mother of Sorrows, at the foot of the Cross. Suffer us to offer you not only our condolence but...

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