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There is a mountain in the distant West
That, sun-defying, in its deep ravines
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I know of only one mystical poem that is satisfactorily successful, The Obscure Night of the Soul, by St. John of the Cross. In th ...
Between a sign and the thing it signifies there is the fixed, determined relationship of cause and effect. We see this in the case ...
As he grew accustomed to the great gallery of machines, he began to feel the forty-foot dynamos as a moral force, much as the earl ...
In ancient times--'twas no great loss--
They hung the thief upon the cross:
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He is asleep. He knows no longer the fatigue of the work of deciding, the work to finish. He sleeps, he has no longer to strain, t ...
And the Pope has cast his arms abroad for agony and loss,
And called the kings of Christendom for swords about the Cross,
Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are r ...
The point is to show who is the cross and who the crucified.
For these have governed in our lives,
And see how men have warred.
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