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1919. Excerpt: ... TENNYSON: "IN MEMORIAM A Poet's Plea Foe Faith
"I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will
look forth to see what He will speak with me, and what I shall
answer concerning my complaint. And the Lord answered me, and said,
Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run
that readeth it. For the vision is yet for the appointed time, and
it hasteth toward the end, and shall not lie: though it tarry, wait
for it; because it will surely come, it will not delay. Behold...
the just shall live by his faith." Habakkuk n. 1-4. THE WORDS from
this ancient prophecy describe very vividly the mission which God
gave to Alfred Tennyson in the nineteenth century. Standing upon
his watch-tower in an age charged with perplexities and
questionings, seeing with open eyes the misgivings, the anxieties,
the despair of his generation, he, like that ancient prophet,
proclaimed deliverance by faith. It is the custom in Edinburgh for
four buglers to blow out the "Last Post" each evening from the
Castle. There was a legend, that lingered late among some of the
citizens, that long ago, one of the buglers was murdered at the
place of duty; and it was believed, that on the last day in March,
the anniversary of the crime, after the buglers had sounded their
call, those who listened might hear another peal--the summons of
the ghostly bugler. Amid the many challenging cries of the last
century, there was heard, from time to time, the voice of some one
who stood upon his tower and sounded a call from the hid
battlements of Eternity. God did not leave Himself without a
witness. The trumpet note of a spiritual bugler fell upon men's
hearts, as they stood amid the gathering shades of evening and felt
the dark night near. If no age was more fiercely assail...
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