Monthly Archives: November 2016

Sonnet: A Collection of Wise Saws and Modern Instances

We walk along the fields to the church, across the Ferry, and mingled with the crowd on the opposite shore — Townsmen and Govermen — with the tasseled Fellow-commoner sprinkled here and there. Reading men and Sporting Men — Fellows, … Continue reading

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Sonnet: The Deserted Village

Those who have walked in an evening by the sides of unfrequented rivers, must remember a variety of notes from different birds; the loud scream of the wild goose, the croaking of the mallard, the whining of the lap-wing, and … Continue reading

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Breaking Through The Wall

Whether the sentences grip the thought, or give way to the flow of feeling, they always have energy.   1. Writing¬†demands a variety of tone. 2. The familiar tone often is grave. 3. Rather rugged dialogue follows a more musical … Continue reading

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Sonnet

He sealed his work and sent it on ahead. Much of it had been obliged to go to the Continent, copies of his work were smuggled out, some in bales of cotton and some by other surreptitious means. The following … Continue reading

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The English Bible

          Anyone picking up the Bible for the first time, or sampling at random its contents, is likely to be bewildered by the variety and often the strangeness of the individual books that go to make … Continue reading

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The Man Who Was Made Of Nothing

During the first few years of my childhood, my family and I lived in a house of splintery wooden floors on Baldwin Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. My mother was from a ranch on Florence Street, in a noticeably better … Continue reading

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The Cattlemen From The Rio Grande Across The American West

The history of the cattle industry in the American West is characteristically spacious. While it concentrates its greatest detail on the ninety years leading up to its publication, especially on the conflict between ranchers and settlers in the late nineteenth … Continue reading

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