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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...upon them like a diadem; Of
such splendid men as these We are the heirs and legatees And our
highest filial duty is to truly honor them. They gave to us a lofty
code, They pointed out the royal road, They gave the card and
compass for all the days to be; Each rock and reef and shoal
Between us and our goal They noted on the pilot-chart of Life's
tempestous sea. The coast of luring siren's song, Every cove and
reach of wrong That threatened to engulf or strand our little
barque They marked down in ways that were So clear that none could
ever err Although the trackless sea was tempest-torn and dark. As
guides beyond the outer bars They gave us fixed and gleaming stars
And against the wind and current and list and under-tow They taught
us how to tack and veer, To keep our courses true and clear With
sleepless lookouts at the prow and all the lights aglow. Then how
can those instructed here Make shipwreck of their life career And
drift like aimless derelicts the prey of tide and breeze, Upon the
seething billows tossed With rudder gone and anchor lost, The
menace, dread and terror of the travellers of the seas? How can
they who here were fed And tasted the ambrosial bread Turn again
with longing to the flesh-pots and the leeks And the drink of death
endure Who here drank the draughts as pure As come from melting
snows upon the mountain peaks? Why will men prefer to dine Upon the
husks devoured by swine When meat and milk and honey are
bountifully supplied; Why will they pant and thirst and die With
brimming rivers running by As fresh and welcome as the flood that
flowed from Horeb's side November 25, 1909. Song THE SCHOOL WE LOVE
DEAREST (Tune: " Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean ") O Wheaton, the
school we love dearest, O pride of the schools...
|Country of origin:
• Frank Earl Herrick
||246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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