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" HE stood upon the world's broad threshold; wide The din of battle and of slaughter rose; He saw God stand upon the weaker side, That sank in seeming loss before its foes: Many there were who made great haste and sold Unto the cunning enemy their swords,... "
Poems - Page 263
by James Russell Lowell - 1844 - 279 pages
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Poems

James Russell Lowell - 1844 - 279 pages
...stand upon the weaker side, That sank in seeming loss before its foes ; Many there were who made great haste and sold Unto the cunning enemy their swords,...gifts of fame, and power, and gold, And, underneath then- soft and flowery words, Heard the cold serpent hiss ; therefore he went And humbly joined him...
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Gift of love and friendship [an anthology of verse].

Gift - 1846
...stand upon the weaker side, That sank in seeming loss before its foes ; Many there were who made great haste and sold Unto the cunning enemy their swords,...Through all the wide-spread veins of endless good. MEETING AGAIN. YES, we shall meet again, my cherished friend ; Not in the beautiful autumnal bowers,...
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Voices of the True-hearted ...

American literature - 1846 - 288 pages
...stand upon the weaker side, That sank in seeming loss before its foes ; Many there were who made great haste and sold Unto the cunning enemy their swords;...underneath their soft and flowery words, Heard the «old serpent hiss ; therefore he went And humbly joined him to the weaker part, Fanatic named, and...
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Off-hand Takings; Or, Crayon Sketches of the Noticeable Men of Our Age

George Washington Bungay - United States - 1854 - 408 pages
...stand upon the weaker side, That sank in seeming loss before its foes ; Many there were who made great haste and sold Unto the cunning enemy their swords...Through all the wide-spread veins of endless good." Lowell has a great heart, brimful and running over with irresistible ,humor. His Bigelow papers abound...
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Off-hand Takings: Or, Crayon Sketches of the Noticeable Men of Our Age

George Washington Bungay - United States - 1854 - 399 pages
...stand upon the weaker side, That sank in seeming loss before its foes ; Many there were who made great haste and sold Unto the cunning enemy their swords...scorned their gifts of fame, and power and gold, And undef neath their soft and flowery words Heard the cold serpent hisa ; therefore he went And humbly...
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The Universalist Pulpit: Containing Sermons

Sermons, American - 1856 - 336 pages
...will hear or forbear." We deem him one who, in the startling expression of the poet, would be " near God's heart, And feel its solemn pulses sending blood...Through all the wide-spread veins of endless good." It is in the free utterance of this broad philanthropy that Mr. Chapin may be regarded not only as...
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The Universalist Pulpit: Containing Sermons

Sermons, American - 1856 - 336 pages
...hear or forbear." We deem him'one who, in the startling expression of the poet, would be " near God'a heart, And feel its solemn pulses sending blood Through all the wide-spread veins of endless good." It is in the free utterance of this broad philanthropy that Mr. Chapin may be regarded not only as...
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The Poetical Works of James R. Lowell: Complete in Two Volumes

James Russell Lowell - 1858
...haste and sold Unto the cunning enemy their swords, He scorned their girts of fame, and power, and And, underneath their soft and flowery words, Heard...Through all the wide-spread veins of endless good. gold, XXIV. THE STREET. THEY pass me by like shadows, crowds on crowds, Dim ghosts of men, that hover...
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A SERMON UPON THE REASONABLENESS OF THE DOCTRINE OF THE FUTURE ETERNAL ...

REV. H. M. DEXTER - 1858
...will hear or forbear." We deem "him one who, in the startling expression of the poet, would be " near God's heart, And feel its solemn pulses sending blood...Through all the wide-spread veins of endless good." It is in the free utterance of this broad philanthropy that Mr. Chapin may be regarded not only as...
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Miscellaneous poems. Memorial verses. Sonnets. I-XXVII. L'Envoi. Vision of ...

James Russell Lowell - American poetry - 1857
...stand upon the weaker side, That 'sank in seeming loss before its foes ; Many there were who made great haste and sold Unto the cunning enemy their swords, He scorned their girts of fame, and power, and gold, And, underneath their soft and flowery words, Heard the cold serpent...
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