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hound of heaven and other poems

Francis Thompson

hound of heaven and other poems

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Published by International Pocket Library in Boston .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Francis Thompson ; with an introduction by G. K. Chesterton.
SeriesInternational pocket library
ContributionsChesterton, G. K. 1874-1936
The Physical Object
Pagination79 p. ;
Number of Pages79
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16480295M

He turns in abject surrender, and is astonished to find the rest and happiness that he quested for so wildly. Cronin 's novel, A Pocketful of Ryethe protagonist Carroll reads the poem as a young man, forgets it, and suffers from a recurring nightmare that finally leads to his conversion. Paul in the tender, insistent love of Christ for the soul, and the yearning of Christ for that soul which ever runs after creatures, till the love of Christ wakens in it a love of its God, which dims and deadens all love of creatures except through love for Him. Such is; what is to be? The meaning is understood. It is firm-based on the rock of absolute beauty; and this I say all the more confidently because it does not happen to appeal to my own speculative, or even my own literary, prejudices.

And the timid and self-seeking soul strives to hide itself under the stars, under the clouds of heaven, under human love, under the distractions of work and pleasure and study, offers itself as a wistful servitor to child and man and nature, if they will but afford it a refuge from the persistent and gentle accents of pursuivant Love. Their affair was later brought to trial in Tasmania. The following passage is an excellent commentary on the "Hound of Heaven. Whom wilt thou find to love ignoble thee, Save Me, save only Me? After a severe illness during his second year of medicine his mother, says his biographer, presented him with a copy of De Quincey's "Confessions of an Opium Eater.

My freshness spent its wavering shower i' the dust ; And now my heart is as a broken fount, Wherein tear-drippings stagnate, spilt down ever From the dank thoughts that shiver Upon the sighful branches of my mind. Thompson's work was praised by G. Accordingly during the next two years Francis served indifferently for brief periods as a clerk in the shop of a maker of surgical instruments and as a canvasser of an encyclopedia. One can afford to extenuate the attitude of reserve. You might be surprised. Chen, Jim.


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John and St. Rise, clasp my hand, and come. It uses material from the Wikipedia article " The Hound of Heaven ".

My days have crackled and gone up in smoke, Have puffed and burst as sun-starts on a stream. He strove after an enfranchisement of utterance, devoid of stratifying peculiarities, assignable to no age or epoch, and understood of all.

They have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable; There is none who does good, no, not one. He died of tuberculosis on November 13, And though in sin or in human love, away from God it seeks to hide itself, Divine grace follows after, unwearyingly follows ever after, till the soul feels its pressure forcing it to turn to Him alone in that never ending pursuit.

The pulp so bitter, how shall taste the rind? William Archer, an experienced judge of popular likes, was of the same opinion.

I had no books by me at the time save Aeschylus and Blake. And the timid and self-seeking soul strives to hide itself under the stars, under the clouds of heaven, under human love, under the distractions of work and pleasure and study, offers itself as a wistful servitor to child and man and nature, if they will but afford it a refuge from the persistent and gentle accents of pursuivant Love.

Against the red throb of its sunset heart, I laid my own to beat And share commingling heat.

The Hound of Heaven and Other Poems

My harness piece by piece Thou hast hewn from me, And smitten me to my knee; I am defenceless utterly. Their affair was later brought to trial in Tasmania.

Jesus, the Hound of Heaven

Short 's book The Gospel According to Peanuts where he describes Snoopy as a "little Christ" carrying out "Christ's ambivalent work of humbling the exalted and exalting the humble. When I was a kid, I used to think so.

I remembered, however, that his thesis submitted for a degree had been a study of Francis Thompson. Mark J. But not ere him who summoneth I first have seen, enwound With glooming robes purpureal, cypress-crowned; His name I know, and what his trumpet saith.Oct 15,  · The Hound of Heaven.

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The Hound of Heaven

A modern adaptation of the poem, The Hound of Heaven, written by Francis Thompson. Authors: Brian and Sally Oxley and Sonja Peterson with Dr. Followers: The Hound of Heaven is a poem on profound devotion and burning hildebrandsguld.com vagabond poet is a psychic traveler in the abstract realm of God, and God realization is his only hildebrandsguld.com frantic poignancy the devotee in the poet seeks the 'deliberate speed' 3/5(8).

Francis Thompson, author of The Hound of Heaven, on LibraryThing. This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. November 13, • Heaven’s Hound Got Thompson. Thompson was running, running. He was running from his father, from his failure as a medical student, from God himself.

Thousands have read “The Hound of Heaven” with tears, for it is the story of God’s pursuit of all, who, like Thompson, reject him, and try to flee from him. The Hound of Heaven by Francis Thompson. Nicholson & Lee, eds. The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse.

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