previous next

[158] And if she who wronged her parents, with her child atones to them,
     Earthly daughter, Heavenly Mother! thou at least wilt not condemn!”

So, upon her death-bed lying, my blessed mother spake;
     As we come to do her bidding, so receive us for her sake. “

‘God be praised!’ said Goodwife Garvin, “He taketh, and He gives;
     He woundeth, but He healeth; in her child our daughter lives!”

‘Amen!’ the old man answered, as he brushed a tear away,
     And, kneeling by his hearthstone, said, with reverence, ‘Let us pray.’

All its Oriental symbols, and its Hebrew paraphrase,
     Warm with earnest life and feeling, rose his prayer of love and praise.

But he started at beholding, as he rose from off his knee,
     The stranger cross his forehead with the sign of Papistrie.

‘What is this?’ cried Farmer Garvin. “Is an English Christian's home
     A chapel or a mass-house, that you make the sign of Rome?”

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
Oriental (California, United States) (1)

Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text.

hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Mary Garvin (2)
English Christian (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: