The Lily of the Valley

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J.M. Usher, 1854

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Page 92 - Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
Page 140 - From garret to basement, She stood, with amazement, Houseless by night. The bleak wind of March Made her tremble and shiver; But not the dark arch Or the black flowing river: Mad from life's history, Glad to death's mystery, Swift to be hurled — Anywhere, anywhere Out of the world!
Page 227 - And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: 12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
Page 227 - Now a thing was secretly brought to me, And mine ear received a little thereof. In thoughts from the visions of the night, When deep sleep falleth on men, Fear came upon me, and trembling, Which made all my bones to shake.
Page 313 - Inasmuch as ye did it not unto one of the least of these, ye did it not to me And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
Page 109 - cried the stout Sir John, " While the blossoms are on the trees ; For the summer is short, and the time speeds on, As we sail for the Northern Seas. Ho! gallant Crozier, and brave Pitz-James! We will startle the world, I trow, When we find a way through the Northern Seas, That never was found till now! A good stout ship is the Erebus As ever unfurled a sail, And the Terror will match with as brave a one As ever outrode a gale.
Page 112 - O, the sailor's wife, and the sailor's child, They will weep, and watch, and pray; And the Lady Jane, she will hope in vain, As the long years pass away. The gallant Crozier, and brave...
Page 93 - The Jews have said so, and the pride of Jerusalem lies in the dust. Our Saviour taught all humanity to say, " Our Father in heaven " ; and his Jerusalem is lasting to the end of days. "There is a community in mankind's destiny.
Page 111 - Then the Ice King came, with his eyes of flame, And looked on that fated crew; His chilling breath was as cold as death, And it pierced their warm hearts through! A heavy sleep, that was dark and deep, Came over their weary eyes, And they dreamed strange dreams of the hills and streams, And the blue of their native skies. The Christmas chimes, of the good old times, Were heard in each dying ear, And the dancing feet, and the voices sweet Of their wives and their children dear! But it faded away —...
Page 92 - For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree ; how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree...

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