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For all the strange mutations wrought
Yet, O ye everlasting hills !
By me, when I behold Him not,
Transform’d to ice, 'twixt earth and sky,
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.
FLOWERS, wherefore do ye bloom ?
Stars, wherefore do ye rise ?
Fair Moon, why dost thou wane ? – That I may wax again.
O Sun, what makes thy beams so bright ? – The Word that said, — “ Let there be light.”
Planets, what guides you in your course ? – Unseen, unfelt, unfailing force.
Nature, whence sprang thy glorious frame ? - My Maker call’d me, and I came.
O Light, thy subtle essence who may know ? - Ask not; for all things but myself I show.
What is yon arch which every where I see? - The sign of omnipresent Deity.
Where rests the horizon's all-embracing zone? - Where earth, God's footstool, touches heaven, his throne.
Ye clouds, what bring ye in your train ?
Winds, whence and whither do ye blow? - Thou must be born again to know.
Bow in the cloud, what token dost thou bear?
Dews of the morning, wherefore were ye given ? – To shine on earth, then rise to heaven.
Rise, glitter, break; yet, Bubble, tell me why? – To show the course of all beneath the sky.
Stay, Meteor, stay thy falling fire!
Ocean, what law thy chainless waves confined ? – That which in Reason's limits holds thy mind.
Time, whither dost thou flee? - I travel to Eternity.
Eternity, what art thou, — say ? -Time past, time present, time to come, --to-day.
Ye Dead, where can your dwelling be? - The house for all the living ; – come and see. ·