The Book of Good Cheer: A Little Bundle of Cheery Thoughts

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P.F. Volland, 1909 - 64 pages

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Page 64 - Earth's last picture is painted And the tubes are twisted and dried, When the oldest colors have faded, And the youngest critic has died, We shall rest — and, faith, we shall need it — Lie down for an aeon or two, Till the Master of All Good Workmen Shall set us to work anew!
Page 62 - Then give to the world the best you have, And the best will come back to you.
Page 59 - The year's at the spring And day's at the morn; Morning's at seven; The hill-side's dew-pearled; The lark's on the wing; The snail's on the thorn: God's in his heaven — All's right with the world!
Page 60 - Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul.
Page 10 - If I have faltered more or less In my great task of happiness; If I have moved among my race And shown no glorious morning face; If beams from happy human eyes Have moved me not; if morning skies, Books, and my food, and summer rain Knocked on my sullen heart in vain: — Lord, thy most pointed pleasure take And stab my spirit broad awake...
Page 20 - ... be embittered, to keep a few friends but these without capitulation — above all, on the same grim condition, to keep friends with himself — here is a task for all that a man has of fortitude and delicacy.
Page 51 - He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who...
Page 23 - The common problem, yours, mine, every one's, Is — not to fancy what were fair in life Provided it could be, — but, finding first What may be, then find how to make it fair Up to our means: a very different thing!
Page 31 - In men whom men pronounce divine I find so much of sin and blot, I hesitate to draw a line Between the two, where God has not.
Page 23 - BE strong! We are not here to play, to dream, to drift; We have hard work to do, and loads to lift; Shun not the struggle— face it; 'tis God's gift Be strong!

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