Poems of Progress and New Thought Pastels.
by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

Chicago, W. B. Conkey Co. [c1909]. 
 4 p. l., 7-177 p. front. (port.) 20 cm.

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PREFACE

LOVE'S LANGAGE

   When silence flees before the voice of Love,
   Of what expression does that god approve?
   Is dulcet song or flowing verse his choice,
   Or stately prose, made regal by his voice?
   Speaks Love in couplets, or in epics grand?
   And is love humble, or does he command?

   There is no language that Love does not speak:
   To-day commanding and to-morrow meek,
   One hour laconic and the next verbose,
   With hope triumphant and with doubt morose,
   His varying moods all forms of speech employ.
   To give expression to his painful joy,
   To voice the phases of his joyful pain,
   He rings the changes on the poet's strain.
   Yet not in epic, epigram or verse
   Can Love the passion of his heart rehearse.
   All speech, all language, is inadequate,
   There are no words with Love commensurate.

Contents:

  1. Preface
  2. Five Kisses
  3. The Land Between
  4. Aristarchus
  5. Love's Mirage
  6. The Need of the World
  7. The Gulf Stream
  8. Forbidden Speech
  9. The Ghost
  10. Reincarnation
  11. A Man's Last Love
  12. A Holiday
  13. Love's Ways
  14. Words and Thoughts
  15. Remembered
  16. Helen of Troy
  17. Lais When Young
  18. Lais When Old
  19. At Bay
  20. Holiday Songs
  21. How Will It Be
  22. Astrolabus
  23. Competition
  24. Sleep's Treachery
  25. Art Versus Cupid
  26. The Revolt of Vashti
  27. The Choosing of Esther
  28. Honeymoon Scene
  29. The Cost
  30. Restrospection
  31. The House of Life
  32. The Voice
  33. God's Answer
  34. The Edict of the Sex
  35. The World Child
  36. The Goal
  37. On Seeing the House of Julia at Herculaneum
  38. A Prayer
  39. What is Right Living
  40. Justice
  41. Time's Gaze
  42. The Two Ages
  43. Love, Time and Will
  44. The Worker and the Work
  45. Art Thou Alive
  46. Today
  47. The Ladder
  48. Who Is a Christian
  49. The Goal
  50. The Spur
  51. Awakened
  52. Shadows
  53. The New Commandment
  54. Summer Dreams
  55. The Breaking of Chains
  56. December
  57. The Way
  58. The Leader To Be
  59. The Greater Love
  60. Thank God for Life
  61. The Law
  62. Time Enough
  63. New Year's Day
  64. Life Is a Privilege
  65. In an Old Art Gallery
  66. True Brotherhood
  67. The Decadent
  68. Lord, Speak Again
  69. My Heaven
  70. Life
  71. God's Kin
  72. Conquest
  73. The Statue
  74. Sirius
  75. At Fontainebleau
  76. The Masquerade
  77. Sympathy
  78. Intermediary
  79. Life's Car
  80. Opportunity
  81. The Age of Motored Things
  82. New Year
  83. Disarmament
  84. Existence
  85. The Heights
  86. The Hymn of the Republic
  87. The Radiant Christ
  88. The Call
  89. A Little Song
  90. The Birth of Jealousy
  91. Summer's Farewell

  92.  

     
     

    NEW THOUGHT PASTELS

  93. A Dialogue
  94. The Weed
  95. Strength
  96. Affirm
  97. The Chosen
  98. The Nameless
  99. The Word
  100. Assistance
  101. Credulity
  102. Consciousness
  103. The Structure
  104. Our Souls
  105. The Law
  106. Knowledge
  107. Give
  108. Perfection
  109. Fear
  110. The Way
  111. Understood
  112. His Mansion
  113. Effect
  114. Three Things
  115. Obstacles
  116. Prayer
  117. Climbing
  118. "There is No Death, There are no Dead"
  119. Realization

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