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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.

Xxii

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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.

Xxiv

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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

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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