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At * ' And length here he in said my , time looking I hav " down e laid at no these few , ,
And Whom Strange almost storms , dark all sailor on had our some s , coast from silken like distant drift string seas weed , . threw ,
Or 'Neath locket the whose coarsest slender shirt , twist some of coi hair n or ring Had anchored , the stormy heart somewhere , .
" And more than one wreck from the storm of sin And Hath thoug drifted h waters hither , of storms sorrow wou swelled ld cease within ; ,
M The own shattered last hed hulk I have would chosen hreak here up in peace . See y that they heed my last hehest , ,
I It looke is writ d in in his my eye will s , they "—at were the strange stern but reque clear st . He addedas in defence of blame
, , W " It e see is but even a stranger when we in lo disguise ok into s That lo , ok into ours bone hearth eye name .
We are strangers all , y and everywhere , We know not the heart in any breast ; They know not us who love us best ,
Each grave on earth is a stranger ' s lair . " Isa _Craic _* .
A Discontented Paper. 261
A DISCONTENTED PAPER . 261
Xxxvi.—A Discontented Papee,
XXXVI . —A _DISCONTENTED PAPEE , FROM THE PORTFOLIO OF AN OPTIMIST .
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" Now , here ' s another discontented paper . _"—ShaJtspeare . There was a quaker who , when felicitated upon the presumed
pacific moods of his order , candidly replied that the difference between avowedly pugnacious outsiders and such as he , was not so
great as might be supposed , saying— " Thee _fig-htest with thy tongue or thfistfriendand we quarrel in our gizzards . " The principle
of this y honest , answer , might be extended . We often hear and read of the grace of contentment , and the credit due to contented persons ;
but what , we might ask , is gained by the most reticent of men , _* whose reticence passes for content , if he has all the while a discontented
" gizzard . _" Physicians assure us that groans and contortions are not onlthe naturalbut the proper and wholesome language of
the pain knife , and y will that cceteris a man , paribus who holloas _, suffe when r inte rnall leg y is less bein than g dedu one cted by
bites his lips and , keeps silence . It certainly seems feasible ; nor can we rationally deny that complaint is a natural function of all discontent .
Nothing may come of it , but that is not our business . What comes
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), June 1, 1858, page 261, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01061858/page/45/