Around the year with Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
Growth, growth out of self, back to him--the First Cause;
Therein lies the purpose, the law of all laws.
Tears, grief, disappointment, well, what are all these
To the Builder of stars and the Maker of seas?
Does the star long to shine when he tells it to set,
As the heart would remember when told to forget?
Does the sea moan for flood-tide when bid to be low,
As a soul cries for pleasure when given life's woe?
Maurice's Letter to Ruth, in Three Women.
Chicago, W.B. Conkey Co., c1904.
Compiled by Ella Giles Ruddy.