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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
 
From Love’s Consolation

Richard Watson Dixon (1833–1900)
 
.. THERE 1 is one way for thee; but one; inform
Thyself of it; pursue it; one way each
Soul hath by which the infinite in reach
Lyeth before him; seek and ye shall find;
…. O joy, joy, joy to fill        5
The day with leagues! go thy way, all things say,
Thou hast thy way to go, thou hast thy day
To live; thou hast thy need of thee to make
In the heart of others; do thy thing; yea, slake
The world’s great thirst for yet another man!        10
And be thou sure of this; no other can
Do for thee that appointed thee of God …
 
Note 1. Dixon. From Love’s Consolation. ‘Christ’s Company’, p. 97. Original punctuation. [back]
 
 
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