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" And saw, within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold; Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room he said, "What writest thou?" — The vision raised its head,... "
Songs of Three Centuries - Page 134
edited by - 1876 - 352 pages
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Court Magazine, and Monthly Critic: Containing Original Papers, by ..., Volume 3

1833
...Exceeding pence had made Ben Adhem hold, And to the presence in the room he said, " What writes tt hou?" The vision raised its head, And, with a look made...those who love the Lord." "And is mine one?" said Ahon, •'Nay; not so," Replied the ΰθπe!. Ahon spoke more low, But cheer'ly still, and said, ''...
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The National: A Library for the People, Issues 1-26

William James Linton - 1839
...Exceeding peace had made Ben Adiiem bold : And to the presence in the room he said, " What writest thou ?" The vision raised its head, And with a look...names of those who love the Lord." " And is mine one V ' said Abou. " Nay, not so :" Replied the angel. Abou spoke more low, But cheerly still ; and said,...
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The Methodist Quarterly Review

1860
...gold. Exceeding peace had made Ben Adem bold, And to the presence irf the room he said : ' What writest thou ?' The vision raised its head, And with a look...is mine one ?' said Abou. ' Nay, not so,' Replied the angel. Abou spoke more low, But churly still, and said : ' I pray thee, then, Write me as one that...
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The Northern Light, Volume 4

1844
...Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room, he said, '' What writest thou 7" The vision raised its head, And with a look made of...is mine one ?' said Abou, " Nay, not so," Replied the angel. Abou spoke more low But cheerly still, and said, " I pray they then. Write me as one that...
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The Common School Speaker: A New Collection of Original and Selected Pieces ...

1844 - 288 pages
...— Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room he said, " What writest thou ?"— The vision raised its head, And, with a...those who love the Lord." " And is mine one ?" said Abon. " Nay, not so," Replied the angel, Abon spoke more low, But cheerly still ; and said, " I pray...
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The True Position of Rev. Theodore Parker: Being a Review of Rev. R.C ...

John Turner Sargent, Theodore Parker - 1845 - 22 pages
...who love the Lord.' ' And is mine one ? ' said Adhem. — ' Nay, not so,' Replied the angel. Adhem spoke more low, But cheerly still, and said, ' I pray...The angel wrote and vanished ; — the next night He came again, with a great wakening light, And showed the names the love of God had blest, And lo...
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Poetry for Home and School ...

Anna Cabot Lowell - 1846
...names of those who love the Lord." " And is mine one ? " said Abou. " Nay, not so," Replied the angel. Abou spoke more low, But cheerly still ; and said,...wrote and vanished. The next night It came again, with great awakening light, And showed the names whom love of God had blessed, And lo ! Ben Adhem's name...
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Knowles' Elocutionist: A First-class Rhetorical Reader and Recitation Book ...

James Sheridan Knowles - 1847 - 322 pages
...Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And, to the presence in the room, he said, "What writest thoul" The vision raised its head, And, with a look, made...names of those who love the Lord!" "And is mine one?" asked Abou — "Nay, not so," Replied the angel. Abou spake more low, But cheerily still; and said...
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Scenes where the tempter has triumphed, by the author of 'The gaol chaplain.'.

Erskine Neale - 1849 - 316 pages
...bold, And to the presence in the room he said, " What writest thou 1 "—The vision rais'd its lie And with a look made of all sweet accord, Answered,...is mine one ?" said Abou. " Nay, not so," Replied the angel. Abou spoke more low, But cheerly still ; and said, " I pray thee, then, " Write me its on*...
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Sartain's Union Magazine of Literature and Art, Volumes 9-10

1851
...gold; Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold ; And to the presence in the room, he said, 'What writest thou?' The vision raised its head, And with a look...Lord.' 'And is mine one?' said Abou. 'Nay, not so,' Beplied the angel. Abou spake more low, But cheerly still, and said, ' I pray thee, then, Write me...
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