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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 Excerpt: ...far duty calls me forth from you, What fears consume your heart I can not tell; Not mine to know what prayers or tear drops pour From your pent heart, when you have closed the door. But this I know: How long, how far I roam, My honor and my babes are safe with you And light and sweetness shall illume our home; You are so brave, so true. You are so brave, so loyal and so true, I should be worse than craven did I fail To make the last long kiss I had from you My knightly sword and shield and triple mail. You cannot see, through leagues of space that part, If passion or if peace be in my heart, But this believe: How long, how far I roam, Whate'er my mind may plan, or hands may do, I would be worthy to be welcomed home By you, so brave, so true.--T. A. Daly. By kindly permission of The Catholic Standard and Times. OPPORTUNITY They do me wrong who say I come no more When once I knock and fail to find you in; For every day I stand outside your door, And bid you wake, and rise to fight and win. Wail not for precious chances passed away, Weep not for golden ages on the wane! Each night I burn the records of the day; At sunrise every soul is born again. Laugh like a boy at splendors that have sped, To vanished joys be blind and deaf and dumb. My judgments seal the dead past with its dead, But never bind a moment yet to come. Though deep in mire, wring not your hands and weep; I lend my arm to all who say, "I can!" No shame-faced outcast ever sank so deep But yet might rise and be again a man. Dost thou behold thy lost youth all aghast? Dost reel from righteous retribution's blow? Then turn from blotted archives of the past And find the future's pages white as snow. Art thou a mourner? Rouse thee from thy spell; Art thou a sinner? Sins may be forgiven, Each...
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