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" The ill-timed truth we might have kept— Who knows how sharp it pierced and stung? The word we had not sense to say — Who knows how grandly it had rung? "
Practical Religion: A Help for the Common Days - Page 165
by James Russell Miller - 1888 - 320 pages
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 90

American essays - 1902 - 902 pages
...follies that so long We hold the earth from heaven away. " These clumsy fet still in the mire, Qo crushing blossoms without end ; These hard, well-meaning...hands we thrust Among the heart-strings of a friend." These are the deeper notes of Sill's message, and to some measure color all his work. Yet they do not...
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Outlook and Independent, Volume 66

1900 - 1070 pages
...the mouth of the Fool, and which sinks into the heart of the King, ought to be oftener on our lips : The ill-timed truth we might have kept— Who knows...sense to say — Who knows how grandly it had rung? Our faults no tenderness should ask, The chastening stripes must cleanse them all: But for our blunders...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 43

American essays - 1879 - 978 pages
...and right, O Lord, we stay; 'T is by our follies that so long We hold the earth from heaven away. " These clumsy feet, still in the mire, Go crushing...sense to say, — Who knows how grandly it had rung? " Our faults no tenderness should ask, The chastening stripes must cleanse them all; But for our blunders,...
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The Reading Club and Handy Speaker: Being Selections in Prose ..., Issues 6-12

George Melville Baker - Elocution - 1879 - 734 pages
...• We hold the earth from heaven away. " These clumsy feet still in the mire, Go crushing blosspms without end ; These hard, well-meaning hands we thrust...heart-strings of a friend. ; : "The ill-timed truth we might hare kept, — Who knows how sharp it pierced and stung? The word we had not sense to say, — .; .•...
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The Speaker's Garland and Literary Bouquet: Combining 100 Choice ..., Volume 5

Readers - 1883 - 804 pages
...truth and right, O Lord, we stay ; Tis by our follies that so long We hold the earth from heaven away. "These clumsy feet still in the mire, Go crushing...sense to say, — Who knows how grandly it had rung? "Our faults no tenderness should ask, The chastening stripe must cleanse them all >, But for our blunders,...
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The Harvard Monthly, Volumes 43-44

College students' writings, American - 1907 - 682 pages
...and right, O Lord, we stay ; ' Tis by our follies that so long We hold the earth from heaven away. These clumsy feet, still in the mire, Go crushing...sense to say — Who knows how grandly it had rung ? Our faults no tenderness should ask, The chastening stripes must cleanse them all ; But for our blunders...
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The Humbler Poets: A Collection of Newspaper and Periodical Verse, 1870-1885

American poetry - 1885 - 466 pages
...truth and light, O Lord, we stay; T is by our follies that so long We hold the earth from heaven away. "These clumsy feet, still in the mire, Go crushing...hands we thrust Among the heart-strings of a friend. 14 The ill-time truth that we have kept — We know how sharp it pierced and stung I M The word we...
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The Cambridge Annual for 1886-1888

George F. Crook - 1885 - 106 pages
...truth and right, O LORD, we stay; T is by our follies that so long We hold the earth from Heaven away. These clumsy feet, still in the mire, Go crushing...hands we thrust Among the heart.strings of a friend. Our faults no tenderness should ask; The chastening stripes must cleanse them all. But for our blunders!...
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The Humbler Poets: A Collection of Newspaper and Periodical Verse, 1870 to 1885

Slason Thompson - American poetry - 1886 - 474 pages
...and light, O Lord, we stay; 'T is by our follies that so long We hold the earth from heaven away. " These clumsy feet, still in the mire, Go crushing...we thrust Among the heart-strings of a friend. "The ill-time truth that we have kept — We know how sharp it pierced and stung 1 The word we had not sense...
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Poems

Edward Rowland Sill - Poetry, Modern - 1887 - 134 pages
...and right, O Lord, we stay ; 'T is by our follies that so long We hold the earth from heaven away. " These clumsy feet, still in the mire, Go crushing...sense to say — Who knows how grandly it had rung ? " Our faults no tenderness should ask, The chastening stripes must cleanse them all ; But for our...
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