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1915. Excerpt: ... The Rochew-albimon. PRAYER. Come Earth Come
Heaven Come all things of might, And give us what we crave of
Truth, and Light Teach us to know the wherefore and the whence,
Whene'er we use aggression or defense. May all our hopes for
Betterment be crowned And not a mar by detriment be found. May
Human ills, from wrongs of all the years--With sad reflections and
distressing fears--Be henceforth an-thro-pol-o-gized away And
Truth, and Right, come with the fairer day. EPOCHS. I. We come from
where and what; let's see, let's look. Let us reveal the truth from
Nature's Book And take from cover its Historic page To face some
strange conclusions of this age. A restless Atom that would do and
dare, Joining Affinities, sometime, somewhere; Made of us
Protoplasm, and by laws The Protozoa with its craving maws, And
then we come by Hydroidea's door, And over Crinoidea's rad'ant
floor, And linger by Actinia's bower Where the sun's rays showed
their tints and power. A Tunicate advanced us, in a way; An
Amphioxus trapped and chased our preyl A flying sea-shark may have
used our wings; A Petrodactyle may have felt our "stings;" An
Octopuscus may have taught us greed; A Diplodocus may have shown us
speed; The Ichthyosaurus was it our kin? The Mosasaurus did it wear
our skin? The Megalosaurus, ruling friend and foe, Might make dull
wits alert by strife and woe. A Merpeal, trying to preserve its
race, Had found in Northern seas a hiding place. And later, a
Stranpeal, our nearer kin, Though not so large, had grit and wit to
win. A woddler, on the land, yet seemed to be More lover of the
land than of the sea. He tried to master both the sea and land, But
finding living better by the strand, He ceased to be a rover o'er
high seas, And spent his summers by shoals, pools and ...
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|Country of origin:
Asahel Phelps Pichereau
||246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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