O, take to your fancy a sculptor whose fresh marble offspring
Before him, shiningly perfect, the laurel-crown'd issue of years:
Is heaven offended? for lightning behold from its bosom escape,
And those are mocking fragments that made the harmonious shape!
He cannot love the ruins, till, feeling that ruins alone
Are left, he loves them threefold. So passed the old grandfather's
John's text for a sermon on Slaughter he heard, and he did not
All rigid as April snowdrifts, he stood, hard and feeble; his chest