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" When all other service is vain, from plant and tree, the soft mosses and gray lichen take up their watch by the head-stone. The woods, the blossoms, the giftbearing grasses, have done their parts for a time, but these do service forever. Trees for the... "
Ruskin: Modern painters. Of general principles and of truth. 5 v - Page 137
by John Ruskin - 1887
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The Christian's penny magazine, and friend of the people [ed. by J. Campbell ...

Congregational union of England and Wales - 1846
...blossoms, the gift-bearing grasses, have done their parts for a time, but these do service for ever. Trees for the builder's yard, flowers for the bride's...chamber, corn for the granary, moss for the grave. Yet as, in one sense, the humblest, in another they are the most honoured of the earth-children. Unfading...
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Modern Painters ...

John Ruskin - 1860
...blossoms, the gift-bearing grasses, have done their parts for a time, but these do service for ever. Trees for the builder's yard, flowers for the bride's...one sense the humblest, in another they are the most honoured of the earth-children. Unfading, as motionless, the worm frets them not, and the autumn wastes...
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Temple Bar, Volume 83

George Augustus Sala, Edmund Yates - English periodicals - 1888
...blossoms, the gift-bearing grasses, have done their parts for a time, but these do service for ever. Trees for the builder's yard, flowers for the bride's...chamber, corn for the granary, moss for the grave. "Yet aa in one sense the humblest, in another they are the most honoured of the earth-children. Unfading...
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Modern Painters ...

John Ruskin - 1860
...blossoms, the gift-bearing grasses, have done their parts for a time, but these do service for ever. Trees for the builder's yard, flowers for the bride's...chamber, corn for the granary, moss for the grave. 23. Yet as in one sense the humblest, in another they are the most honoured of the earth-children....
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The Boston Review, Volume 1

Congregationalism - 1861
...are its last gift to us. When all other service is vain, from plant and tree, the\oft mosses and grey lichen take up their watch by the head-stone. The...chamber, corn for the granary, moss for the grave. Yet as in one sense the humblest, in another they are the most honored of the earth-children. Unfading...
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The Congregational Review, Volume 1

Congregationalism - 1861
...its last gift to us. When all other service is vain, from plant and tree, the soft mosses and grey lichen take up their watch by the head-stone. The...chamber, corn for the granary, moss for the grave. Yet as in one sense the humblest, in another they are the most honored of the earth-children. Unfading...
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Footnotes from the Page of Nature; Or, First Forms of Vegetation

Hugh Macmillan - Botany - 1861 - 294 pages
...blossoms, the gift-bearing grasses have done their parts for a time ; but these do service for ever. Trees for the builder's yard, flowers for the bride's...chamber, corn for the granary, moss for the grave." CHAPTER III. FRESH-WATER ALG.E. " Books in the running brooks." " And plants of fibres fine as silkworm's...
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The New England Farmer

Agriculture - 1861
...done their parts for a time, but these do service forever. Trees for the builder's yard, flow. ITS for the bride's chamber, corn for the granary, moss for the grave. Yet as in one sense the humblest, in another they are the most honored of the earth-children. Unfading...
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Precious Thoughts: Moral and Religious : Gathered from the Works of John Ruskin

John Ruskin, Louisa Caroline Tuthill - 1865 - 477 pages
...blossoms, the gift-bearing grasses, have done their parts for a time, but these do service for ever. Trees for the builder's yard, flowers for the bride's...chamber, corn for the granary, moss for the grave. Yet as in one sense the humblest, in another they are the most honoured of the earth-children. Unfading,...
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The Christian world magazine (and family visitor)., Volume 10

1874
...blossoms, the gift-bearing grasses, have done their parts for a time, but these do service for ever. Trees for the builder's yard, flowers for the bride's...chamber, corn for the granary, moss for the grave." And as we wander on through the bright, yet perhaps bleak, March day, we say, with a happy longing...
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