"For, if we deem it otherwise, do we not hereby say that the Heavenly Father, the creator of all flesh, hath lightly recognised a deed of sin, and made of no account the distinction between unhallowed lust and holy love?
"She recognises, believe me, the solemn miracle which God hath wrought in the existence of that child.
"And there is a weighty import in what my young brother hath spoken," added the Rev.
"Indeed hath he," answered the magistrate; "and hath adduced such arguments, that we will even leave the matter as it now stands; so long, at least, as there shall be no further scandal in the woman.
in all beside Of glory which the world hath known Stands she not nobly and alone?
And boyhood is a summer sun Whose waning is the dreariest one -- For all we live to know is known, And all we seek to keep hath flown - Let life, then, as the day-flower, fall With the noon-day beauty - which is all.
Father, I firmly do believe - I know - for Death, who comes for me From regions of the blest afar, Where there is nothing to deceive, Hath left his iron gate ajar, And rays of truth you cannot see Are flashing thro' Eternity -- I do believe that Eblis hath A snare in ev'ry human path - Else how, when in the holy grove I wandered of the idol, Love, Who daily scents his snowy wings With incense of burnt offerings From the most unpolluted things, Whose pleasant bowers are yet so riven Above with trelliced rays from Heaven No mote may shun - no tiniest fly The light'ning of his eagle eye - How was it that Ambition crept, Unseen, amid the revels there, Till growing bold, he laughed and leapt In the tangles of Love's very hair?
I cannot, indeed, range him under any general head of common artists, as he hath
a title to be placed among those
This old saint in the forest hath not yet heard of it, that GOD IS DEAD!"
The earth hath then become small, and on it there hoppeth the last man who maketh everything small.
Every one wanteth the same; every one is equal: he who hath other sentiments goeth voluntarily into the madhouse.
They are clever and know all that hath happened: so there is no end to their raillery.