Our Profession and Other Poems

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Author: Jared Barhite
Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 31,897 / 107 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 235
Added to site: 2006.10.03
mnybks.net#: 14704
Genre: Poetry
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et skies,
Time's infinitesimal fraction
When planets set and rise,

To solve the problems of the air,
The secrets of the deep,
Are all intrinsic subjects
And worthy of our keep.

But these alone are worthless,
They need augmented force
To lead mind toward the fountain
From which it had its source.

They leave one vital question--
Development of man--
Without e'en crude solution,
Without a working plan.

They leave the mighty problem
Of Maker and the Made,
Devoid of any sequence,
Or any plan portrayed.

These are of greatest moment
To persons and to State,
Upon their wise adjustment
Must hang progression's fate.

Cold are the truths of science,
Lifeless their every plan,
Until in living presence,
They're crystalized in man.

As hidden truths are useless
And aid not human skill,
So slumber mighty forces
Through lack of human will.

To know the right is not enough,
It mu

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