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The Parents' Review

A Monthly Magazine of Home-Training and Culture

Edited by Charlotte Mason.

"Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life."
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Music

by Herbert Baynes
Volume 4, 1893/94, pg. 655


FROM myriad subtle, solitary springs
Which through a thousand hearts for ever flow,
In moving melodies that come and go
And tremble into being, secret strings
Of liquid loveliness and sacred things
Of earth and heaven, of gladness and of woe,
Muse of the muses, thou, dost rise and grow.
Nor know we how, upon celestial wings
Now soft and low, then eager, swift and strong.
Our spirits thou dost bear. Thy sphere of tone
In hieroglyphs of God dost thou reveal;
Idea, feeling, will -- both right and wrong
Are imagined there: the spirit naked, lone
We see, and where we cannot know -- we feel!