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If thou hast forgiven a brother's offense,
Words and Phrases for Study PRONUNCIATION: live'-long (liv-lõng) wretch'-ěd-něss
öf-fēnse'-sin; injury; wrong doing.
WORDS AND PHRASES: "sheltering eaves
A tale like this'' sósun is creeping up”
Adelaide Procter (1825-1864) was an English poet. She lived in London all her life. Her father, Bryan Waller Procter, wrote under the name of Barry Cornwall. Her poems are full of sweetness and beauty.
Downwards to the sea,
Bountiful and free:
Hidden springs arise;
Feed them from the skies !
Their rich fragrance spread,
From their beauty shed:
Leaves them not in dearth,
By their mother earth!
From fair Nature learn;
Wait not a return !
From thy little store,
God will give thee more.
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Notes and Questions
Into what do the rivers pour their : Read words from the third stanza water
which tell what the heart's Why do not the rivers run dry in best treasure is. doing this
What lines tell us that we must What do the flowers do with their not think about what we shall perfume
get back? Why is their fragrance not ex Why should we not be afraid to hausted because of this?
"What is the use," said a fleecy cloud,
“Of these few drops that I hold ? They will hardly bend the lily proud,
Though caught in her cup of gold; Yet I am a part of God's great plan,
So my treasure I'll give as well as I can."
A child went merrily forth to play,
But a thought, like a silver thread, Kept winding in and out all day
Through the happy golden head; And it seemed to say, “Do all you can,
For you are a part of God's great plan.”
She knew no more than the glancing star,
Nor the cloud with its chalice full,
She was only a child at school;
That even I should do all that I can.”
So she helped a younger child along,
When the road was rough to the feet; And she sang from her heart a little song
That we all thought was passing sweet; And her father, a weary, toil-worn man,
Said, “I, too, will do the best that I can.”