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THE VOICE OF GOD
I. have come and the world shall be shaken
Like a reed at the touch of my rod,
And the kingdom of time shall awaken
To the voice an dthe summons of god.-No-onore
through the din of the ages
Shall warnings and chldings divine
Frnm the Hns of mv tironhets and saees t .t
Be trampled, like pearls before swme. -. .,-',.
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Ye have stolen my lands and my cattle; ' "
You' have kept back from labor its .meed; '".'
Ye have challenged the outcast to battle, y
When they pled at your feet in their need
And -when-clamors of hunger grow louder,
And the multitudes prayed to be fed,
Ye have answered with prisons or powder ' . " " "''
- ' The cries of your brothers for bread.
I turne from your altars and arches j j
And the mocking of steeples and domes, '.-"
To join in the sorrow and crosses . -;
Of the ones ye have robbed of their homes. . ;.
I share in the sorrows and crosses i
Of the naked and hungry and cold, :
And dearer, to me are their losses -
Than .your gains and your idols of xgold. . . -'.,.
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I will wither-the might of the spoiler; ...',
I will laugh at your dungeons and Ipcks; "x
The tyrant shall yield to the toiled, ' -r
-And your judges eat grass like an ox; .. -' :,(
For the prayers of the poor have ascended ' .' ' '
To be written like lightnings on high, ,-."
And the wails Qf your captives have blended
. With the bolts that must leap from the skyl V. ;.
The thrones of your king shall be shattered .
And the prisoner and serfs Shall go free;
I will harvest from seed' that I scattered -' ''
On the borders of blue Jallilee; -
For Icome not alone, and a stranger; ,
Lo, my reapers will sing through -the night; -Till
the star that stpod over the manger
Shall cover theTvorld with its ligh.
-James G. Clark.
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" The odor of printer's ink and cedar
is. not at all agreeable to moths. An
ordinary trunk lined with clean news
papers, under which a number of
small .pieces from cigar boxes have
been laid, makes almost as safe a
storage place for clothing as an ex
pensive cedar chest
A very convenient article to have
in a house is a smooth, strong, stick,'
about -40 Inches long, with a deep
notch in one end. With this? pictures
may" be lifted, cleaned and replaced,
thus saving the climbing up and
down on a stepladder, which is do
tiresome to a -woman."