The Battle Cry

Grosset & Dunlap, 1914 - 356 páginas
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Página 92 - It was morning on hill and stream and tree, And morning in the young knight's heart; Only the castle moodily Rebuffed the gifts of the sunshine free, And gloomed by itself apart; The season brimmed all other things up Full as the rain fills the pitcher-plant's cup.
Página 199 - They do not preach that their God will rouse them a little before the nuts work loose; They do not teach that his pity allows them to leave their work whenever they choose. As in the thronged and the lightened ways, so in the dark and the desert they stand, Wary and watchful all their days, that their brethren's days may be long in the land.
Página 67 - The grey cock crew, the red cock crew, But never came the day: And crooked shapes of Terror crouched, In the corners where we lay: And each evil sprite that walks by night Before us seemed to play.
Página 167 - The little birds sang as if it were The one day of summer in all the year; And the very leaves seemed to sing on the trees; The castle alone in the landscape lay Like an outpost of winter, dull and gray...
Página 298 - But delay was best, For their end was a crime." — Oh, a crime will do As well, I reply, to serve for a test, As a virtue golden through and through, Sufficient to vindicate itself And prove its worth at a moment's view!
Página 298 - The counter our lovers staked was lost As surely as if it were lawful coin : And the sin I impute to each frustrate ghost Is, the unlit lamp and the ungirt loin, Though the end in sight was a vice, I say.
Página 99 - Take up the White Man's burden In patience to abide, To veil the threat of terror And check the show of pride; By open speech and simple, An hundred times made plain, To seek another's profit And work another's gain.
Página 298 - One ray that broke from the ardent brow, Nor a curl of the lips where the spirit kissed. Be sure that each renewed the vow, No morrow's sun should arise and set And leave them then as it left them now. But next day passed, and next day yet, With still fresh cause to wait one day more Ere each leaped over the parapet.
Página 8 - Then she drew the engagement ring from her finger and held it out to him. A little splinter of light was tossed from one of the facets. " That's the first thing, Roger,
Página 159 - Say, dearie, I thought you was never coming." Gurl whirled so swiftly that he almost knocked her down. Blonde, plenty of make-up, big hat, tight skirt. And a face that he had never seen. "Say, you're jumpy, ain't you?" Gurl said nothing, staring, trying to recognize the face. For a moment they stood looking at each other, then the girl began to get red. "What's the trouble, huh? Something wrong with me?

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