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" Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings leaned to virtue's side; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all: And, as a bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt its new-fledged offspring... "
Elements of Rhetoric and Literary Criticism - Page 80
by James Robert Boyd - 1852 - 352 pages
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The Living Age ..., Volume 24

1850
...virtue's side : But in his duty prompt at every call, He watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all ; And, as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt...delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way. While the memory of such a brother was yet fresh in his heart, and his grief was green, it no doubt...
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English poetry, for use in the schools of the Collegiate institution ...

English poetry - 1844
...virtue's side ; But in his duty prompt, at every call, He watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt, for all : And, as a bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt...delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way. Beside the bed where parting life was laid, And sorrow, guilt, and pain, by turns dismay'd, The reverend...
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Brooklyn Medical Journal, Volume 11

Medicine - 1897
...church, noted for his earnest eloquence in the pulpit and his missionary work among the poor, with whom " He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, Allured to brighter worlds and led the way;" and his mother was Sarah Leader, a Nova Scotian by birth, a suitable helpmate for her husband in works...
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Contemporary Indian Philosophy

Margaret Chatterjee - Philosophy, Indic - 1998 - 323 pages
...increase in the excellence should anything draw near it. This is reminiscent of the lines, 'As a mother bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt its new-fledged offspring to the skies.'2 Thus there is an ontological note with an undertone 1 S. Radhakrishnan, Indian Philosophy,...
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Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, Volume 33

American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia - 1922
...watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all: And, as a bird each fond endearment tries. To tempt her new-fledged offspring to the skies, He tried each...delay. Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way. Beside the bed where parting life was laid, And sorrow, guilt, and pain, by turns dismayed. The reverend...
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English Spirituality: From 1700 to the Present Day

Gordon Mursell - Religion - 2001 - 580 pages
...virtues side; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all; And, as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt...delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way. Beside the bed where parting life was laid, And sorrow, guilt, and pain, by turns dismayed, The reverend...
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Hindu Spirituality: Postclassical and Modern

K. R. Sundararajan, Bithika Mukerji - Hinduism - 2003 - 584 pages
...souls to scale ever-higher heights of perfection. We are reminded of the following lines: As a mother bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt its new-fledged offspring to the skies. The Lord's excellence towers above time and is beyond the reach of mind and speech. It is the Lord...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - Literary Collections - 2006 - 486 pages
...Virtue's side; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watched and wept, he prayed and felt, for all. And, as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt...delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way. Despair and anguish fled the struggling soul; Comfort came down the trembling wretch to raise, And...
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