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" A little spring had lost its way Amid the grass and fern ; A passing stranger scooped a well, Where weary men might turn ; He walled it in, and hung with care A ladle at the brink — He thought not of the deed he did, But judged that toil might drink.... "
The Massachusetts Teacher - Page 168
1850
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Accepted Addresses; Or, Proemium Poetarum: To which are Added, Macbeth ...

1813 - 410 pages
...It stood a glory in its place, a blessing evermore. A little spring had lost its way amid the grass and fern, A passing stranger scooped a well, where...a life beside. A dreamer dropped a random thought; 'twas old, and yet 'twas new; A simple fancy of the brain, but strong in being true. It shone upon...
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The Youth's magazine, or Evangelical miscellany, Volume 6

1843 - 636 pages
...way Amid the grass and fern, A passing stranger scoop'da well, Where weary men might turn ; He wall'd it in, and hung with care A ladle at the brink — He thought not of the deed he did, He passed again — and lo ! the well, By summers never dried, Had cooled ten thousand parching tongues,...
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Early days; or, The Wesleyan scholar's guide

1864 - 726 pages
...stranger scoop'da well, Where weary man might turn. He wall'd it in, and hung with care A ladle at its brink ; He thought not of the deed he did, But judged that toil might drink. He pass'd again, and, lo ! the .well, By summers never dried, Had cool'd ten thousand parching tongues,...
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The Mothers' friend, ed. by Ann Jane, Volumes 8-12

Ann Jane - 1855 - 1198 pages
...stood a glory in its place, A blessing evermore ! A little spring had lost its way Amid the grass aud fern, A passing stranger scooped a well, Where weary...well, By summers never dried, Had cooled ten thousand parched tongues, And saved a life beside ! A dreamer dropped a random thought, 'Twas old, and yet 'twas...
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The Family friend [ed. by R.K. Philp]., Volume 2

Robert Kemp Philp - 430 pages
...Where vreary men might turn. He wall'd it in, and hung with care A ladle on the brink, He thought noi of the deed he did, But judged that toil might drink. He pass'd again, and lo ! the well, By summer never dried, Had cool'd ten thousand parched tongues, And...
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Friends' Review: A Religious, Literary and Miscellaneous Journal, Volume 4

Enoch Lewis, Samuel Rhoads - 1851 - 842 pages
...stood a glory in its place, A blessing ever more ! A little spring ha<l lost its way Amid the grass and fern; A passing stranger scooped a well, Where...life beside ! A dreamer dropped a random thought; 'Twas old, and yet 'twas new — A simple fancy of the brain, But strong in being true ; It shone upon...
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Garden Walks with the Poets

Caroline Matilda Kirkland - 1852 - 356 pages
...stood a glory in its place, A blessing evermore ! A little spring had lost its way Amid the gr»ss and fern ; A passing stranger scooped a well, Where...the deed he did, But judged that toil might drink. LIFE. He passed again, and lo ! the well, By summers never dried, Had cooled ten thousand parching...
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Woodworth's Youth's Cabinet, Volumes 1-2

1856 - 412 pages
...Amid the grass and fern ; A passing stranger scoop'da well, Where weary men might turn ; He wall'd it in, and hung with care A ladle at the brink —...that toil might drink. He passed again — and lo I the well, By summers never dried, Had cooled ten thousand parching tongues, And saved a life beside....
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The Rhode Island Educational Magazine, Volume 1

Elisha Reynolds Potter - 1852 - 406 pages
...It stood a glory in its place, A blessing evermore. A little spring had lost it way Amid the grass and fern — A passing stranger scooped a well, Where...turn : He walled it in, and hung with care A ladle on the brink; He thought not of the deed he did, But judg'd that toil might drink. He passed again...
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The Guardian, Volume 4

1853 - 402 pages
...stood a glory in its place, A blessing evermore. A little spring had lost its way, Among the grass and fern : A passing stranger scooped a well, Where...the brink: He thought not of the deed he did, But judg'd that toil might drink. He passed again, and lo ! the well, By summers never dried, Had cooled...
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