THE IRON PEN by Daniel Hite

May 7, 2011

Happy Mother’s Day

Filed under: Uncategorized — danielhite @ 6:35 am

Blessings on the hand of women!
Angels guard its strength and grace,
In the palace, cottage, hovel,
Oh, no matter where the place;
Would that never storms assailed it,
Rainbows ever gently curled;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world. 

Infancy’s the tender fountain,
Power may with beauty flow,
Mother’s first to guide the streamlets,
From them souls unresting grow–
Grow on for the good or evil,
Sunshine streamed or evil hurled;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world. 

Woman, how divine your mission
Here upon our natal sod!
Keep, oh, keep the young heart open
Always to the breath of God!
All true trophies of the ages
Are from mother-love impearled;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world. 

Blessings on the hand of women!
Fathers, sons, and daughters cry,
And the sacred song is mingled
With the worship in the sky–
Mingles where no tempest darkens,
Rainbows evermore are hurled;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.

William Ross Wallace (1819-1881)

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“If in a free republic a great government is the product of a great people, they will look to themselves rather than government for success. The destiny, the greatness of America lies around the hearthstone. If thrift and industry are taught there, and the example of self-sacrifice oft appears, if honor abide there, and high ideals, if there the building of fortune be subordinate to the building of character, America will live in security, rejoicing in an abundant prosperity and good government at home and in peace, respect, and confidence abroad. If these virtues be absent then there is no power that can supply these blessings. Look well to the hearthstone, therein all hope for America lies.”

Calvin Coolidge, Vice-Presidential Acceptance Address, Northampton, Massachusetts, July 27, 1920

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“As for myself, I do not hesitate to avow that although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is in some respects one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked, now that I am drawing to the close of this work, in which I have spoken of so many important things done by the Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply: To the superiority of their women.”

Alexis de Tocqueville, French Philosopher/Historian, Democracy in America, 1835

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 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Proverbs 31:28

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1 Comment »

  1. Mother’s Day, May 8, 2011

    Wow!!!

    Yes, we celebrate, not “others’ day”,
    but, rather, MOTHER’S DAY!

    Thank you, once again.

    Sincerely,

    the Williams’

    Comment by the Williams Family — May 8, 2011 @ 4:30 pm | Reply


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