The Days of a Man: Being Memories of a Naturalist, Teacher, and Minor Prophet of Democracy, Volume 1

World book Company, 1922
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Página 73 - ... crags With Freedom's image and name. Up ! and the dusky race That sat in darkness long, — Be swift their feet as antelopes, And as behemoth strong. Come, East and West and North, By races, as snow-flakes, And carry my purpose forth, Which neither halts nor shakes. My will fulfilled shall be, For, in daylight or in dark, My thunderbolt has eyes to see His way home to the mark VOLUNTARIES.
Página 137 - God in battle-thunder spoke, And that Black Idol, breeding drouth And dearth of human sympathy Throughout the sweet and sensuous South, Was, with its chains and human yoke, Blown hellward from the cannon's mouth, While Freedom cheered behind the smoke!
Página 431 - There are many Tomorrows, my Love, my Love, There is only one Today. And all day long you can hear him say, This day in purple is rolled; And the baby stars of the milky way, They are cradled in cradles of gold. Now what is thy secret, serene gray dove, Of singing so sweetly alway ? There are many Tomorrows, my Love, my Love, There is only one Today.
Página 626 - There has never been a just one, never an honorable one— on the part of the instigator of the war. I can see a million years ahead, and this rule will never change in so many as half a dozen instances. The loud little handful— as usual— will shout for the war. The pulpit will— warily and cautiously— object— at first; the great, big, dull bulk of the nation will rub its sleepy eyes and try to make out why there should be a war, and will say, earnestly and indignantly, "It is unjust and...
Página 73 - God said, I am tired of kings, I suffer them no more; Up to my ear the morning brings The outrage of the poor. Think ye I made this ball A field of havoc and war, Where tyrants great and tyrants small Might harry the weak and poor?
Página 626 - It is unjust and dishonorable and there is no necessity for it ! ' Then the handful will shout louder. A few fair men on the other side will argue and reason against the war with speech and pen and at first will have a hearing and be applauded, but it will not last long ; those others will outshout them, and presently the anti-war audiences will thin out and lose popularity. Before long you will see this curious thing, the speakers stoned from the platform and free speech strangled by hordes of furious...
Página 194 - Keokuk shales, remarkable for their wealth of geodes, concretions of quartz usually about six inches through but varying in size from that of a cherry to that of a big pumpkin; these are found in all the local streams which have cut down through the limestone.
Página 111 - As thin mists are glorified By the light they cannot hide. All who gazed upon him saw, Through its veil of tender awe, How his face was still uplit By the old sweet look of it. Hopeful, trustful, full of cheer, And the love that casts out fear. Who the secret may declare Of that brief, unuttered prayer ? Did the shade before him come Of th...
Página 626 - Before long you will see this curious thing: the speakers stoned from the platform, and free speech strangled by hordes of furious men who in their secret hearts are still at one with those stoned speakers— as earlier— but do not dare to say so. And now the whole nation— pulpit and all— will take up the warcry, and shout itself hoarse, and mob any honest man who ventures to open his mouth; and presently such mouths will cease to open.
Página 370 - Those truants from home and from heaven — They have made me more manly and mild; And I know now how Jesus could liken The kingdom of God to a child!

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