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“OH, BEST LITTLE BLADE OF GRASS!” HE SAID.

Xix

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A GOD IN WRATH

WAS BEATING A MAN;

HE CUFFED HIM LOUDLY

WITH THUNDEROUS BLOWS

THAT RANG AND ROLLED OVER THE EARTH.

ALL PEOPLE CAME RUNNING.

THE MAN SCREAMED AND STRUGGLED,

AND BIT MADLY AT THE FEET OF THE GOD.

THE PEOPLE CRIED,

“AH, WHAT A WICKED MAN!”

AND—

“AH, WHAT A REDOUBTABLE GOD!”

Xx

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A LEARNED MAN CAME TO ME ONCE.

HE SAID, “I KNOW THE WAY,—COME.”

AND I WAS OVERLOYED AT THIS.

TOGETHER WE HASTENED.

SOON, TOO SOON, WERE WE

WHERE MY EYES WERE USELESS,

AND I KNEW NOT THE WAYS OF MY FEET.

I CLUNG TO THE HAND OF MY FRIEND;

BUT AT LAST HE CRIED, “I AM LOST.”

Xxi

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THERE WAS, BEFORE ME,

MILE UPON MILE

OF SNOW, ICE, BURNING SAND.

AND YET I COULD LOOK BEYOND ALL THIS,

TO A PLACE OF INFINITE BEAUTY;

AND I COULD SEE THE LOVELINESS OF HER

WHO WALKED IN THE SHADE OF THE TREES.

WHEN I GAZED,

ALL WAS LOST

BUT THIS PLACE OF BEAUTY AND HER.

WHEN I GAZED,

AND IN MY GAZING, DESIRED,

THEN CAME AGAIN

MILE UPON MILE,

OF SNOW, ICE, BURNING SAND.

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ONCE I SAW MOUNTAINS ANGRY,

AND RANGED IN BATTLE-FRONT.

AGAINST THEM STOOD A LITTLE MAN;

AYE, HE WAS NO BIGGER THAN MY FINGER.

I LAUGHED, AND SPOKE TO ONE NEAR ME,

“WILL HE PREVAIL?”

“SURELY,” REPLIED THIS OTHER;

“HIS GRANDFATHERS BEAT THEM MANY TIMES.”

THEN DID I SEE MUCH VIRTUE IN GRANDFATHERS,—

AT LEAST, FOR THE LITTLE MAN

WHO STOOD AGAINST THE MOUNTAINS.

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PLACES AMONG THE STARS,

SOFT GARDENS NEAR THE SUN,

KEEP YOUR DISTANT BEAUTY;

SHED NO BEAMS UPON MY WEAK HEART.

SINCE SHE IS HERE

IN A PLACE OF BLACKNESS,

NOT YOUR GOLDEN DAYS

NOR YOUR SILVER NIGHTS

CAN CALL ME TO YOU.

SINCE SHE IS HERE

IN A PLACE OF BLACKNESS,

HERE I STAY AND WAIT.

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I SAW A MAN PURSUING THE HORIZON’

ROUND AND ROUND THEY SPED.

I WAS DISTURBED AT THIS’

I ACCOSTED THE MAN.

“IT IS FUTILE,” I SAID,

“YOU CAN NEVER”—

“YOU LIE,” HE CRIED

AND RAN ON.

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BEHOLD, THE GRAVE OF A WICKED MAN,

AND NEAR IT, A STERN SPIRIT.

THERE CAME A DROOPING MAID WITH VIOLETS,

BUT THE SPIRIT GRASPED HER ARM.

“NO FLOWERS FOR HIM,” HE SAID.

THE MAID WEPT:

“AH, I LOVED HIM.”

BUT THE SPIRIT, GRIM AND FROWNING:

“NO FLOWERS FOR HIM.”

NOW, THIS IS IT—

IF THE SPIRIT WAS JUST,

WHY DID THE MAID WEEP?

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THERE WAS SET BEFORE ME A MIGHTY HILL,

AND LONG DAYS I CLIMBED

THROUGH REGIONS OF SNOW.

WHEN I HAD BEFORE ME THE SUMMIT-VIEW,

IT SEEMED THAT MY LABOR

HAD BEEN TO SEE GARDENS

LYING AT IMPOSSIBLE DISTANCES.

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A YOUTH IN APPAREL THAT GLITTERED

WENT TO WALK IN A GRIM FOREST.

THERE HE MET AN ASSASSIN

ATTIRED ALL IN GARB OF OLD DAYS;

HE, SCOWLING THROUGH THE THICKETS,

AND DAGGER POISED QUIVERING,

RUSHED UPON THE YOUTH.

“SIR,” SAID THIS LATTER,

“I AM ENCHANTED, BELIEVE ME,

“TO DIE, THUS,

“IN THIS MEDIEVAL FASHION,

Questions & Answers

anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
Daniel
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Akash Reply
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Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
NANO
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
NANO
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
s.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
SUYASH Reply
for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
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Cied
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
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many many of nanotubes
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