LIFE'S DEEPEE MEANINGS.
to the sower and bread to the eater, ^ea, we know
whose works these are.
"These are thy glorious works, Parent of good,
Almighty! Thine this universal frame,
Thus wondrous fair, thyself how wondrous then,
Unspeakable! who sittest above these heavens
To us invisible or dimly seen
In these thy lowest works ; yet these declare
Thy goodnes beyond thought."
Yes. The book of nature is God's book, and
many lessons helpful to mortals are written on the
leaves of the trees, on the petals of the rose, on the
calyx of the lily. Saith Wordsworth :
" To me the meanest flower that blows can give
Thoughts that do often lie too deep for ■himiaib.tearg."
I doubt very much if Wordsworth regarded life as
.a "burden imposed by God."
One of the most charming, delightful, and helpful
of living English authors* says :
" Nature always seems trying to talk to us as if she
had some great secret to tell. And so she has. . . .
Earth and Sky, Woods and Fields, Lakes and Rivers,
■the Mountain and the Sea, are excellent schoolman-
♦Sir John Lubbock in " Uses of Life."