The History and Life of the Reverend Doctor John Tauler
Excerpt from The History and Life of the Reverend Doctor John Tauler: With Twenty-Five of His Sermons TaulerByJohn Greenleaf Whittier Tauler, the preacher, walked, one autumn day, Without the walls of Strasburg, by the Rhine, Pondering the solemn Miracle of Life;As one who, wandering in a starless night, Feels, momently, the jar of unseen waves, And hears the thunder of an unknown sea, Breaking along an unimagined shore. And as he walked he prayed. Even the sameOld prayer with which, for half-a-score of years, Morning, and noon, and evening, lip and heartHad groaned: "Have pity upon me, Lord!Thou seest, while teaching others, I am blind.Send me a man who can direct my steps!" Then, as he mused, he heard along his pathA sound as of an old man's staff amongThe dry, dead linden-leaves; and, looking up, He saw a stranger, weak, and poor, and old. "Peace be unto thee, father!" Tauler said, "God give thee a good day!" The old man raisedSlowly his calm blue eyes. "I thank thee, son;But all my days are good, and none are ill." About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.