Stops of Various Quills/Calvary

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Calvary by William Dean Howells
illustrations by Howard Pyle

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CALVARY


IF He could doubt on His triumphant cross,
How much more I, in the defeat and loss
Of seeing all my selfish dreams fulfilled,
Of having lived the very life I willed,
Of being all that I desired to be?
My God, my God! Why hast thou forsaken me?


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