NATION with nation, land with land,
Unarmed shall live as comrades free;
In every heart and brain shall throb
The pulse of one fraternity.
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New arts shall bloom of loftier mould,
And mightier music thrill the skies,
And every life shall be a song
When all the earth is paradise.
John Addington Symonds
EVERY man has in his own heart an altar, upon which, if he invoke it in earnestness, purity, and love, the Spirit of God will descend. Conscience is sacred; it is free. But truth is one and faith may anticipate the time, when, from the free conscience of enlightened men, beneath the breath of God, shall be given forth a religious Harmony, more mighty, more potent in love and life, than any to which Humanity has yet lent ear.
THE Father has had many a temple in hearts which never knew His name. God keep us from the horrible thought, that the myriads who are buried in heathen darkness are outcasts from His love! Their spiritual wants should indeed move our compassion; and the higher light is given us that we may send it to these brethren. But Brethren they still are. And they share largely and freely, as we do, in the love of the Father. Never does He leave Himself without a witness.
William E. Channing