Wolfe, Linnie Marsh


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lis the gospel Wordsworth casus to announce, - the world accepts. Their eyes are not holden that they cannot see, nor are their hearts dulled that they cannot feel, nor their ears so grossly closed in that they cannot hear. The great mass of men raay never know the secrets of Nature, for the great mass of men laust toil through life bearing the burden of the mystery of this unintelligible world, and to such come gratefully the words of a seer. Kr» Muir knew, as the prophet of old knew, that where there is no vision the people perish, and h© lifted his voice against the fatal pursuit of the present for non-essentials, for the things not really worth while and not eternal, A ray froia the Transfiguration Kount seemed to have boon caught by his, also, - he had seen the Truth, *m& the truth had tsade him free of narrow conventions and false ideals, of pretense and shallowness of all kinds, and of self-seeklngj the truth had led hira out not only to see God snaking a world, but also to interpret the wondrous sight for you and for me. % ?( i ,



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