This section is from the book "Hill's Manual Of Social And Business Forms: A Guide To Correct Writing", by Thos. E. Hill. Also available from Amazon: Hill's Manual Of Social And Business Forms: The How-To-Do-Everything Book Of Victorian America.
CHISEL in hand stood a sculptor boy,
With his marble block before him: - And his face lit up with a smile of joy As an angel dream passed o'er him. He carved that dream on the yielding stone
With many a sharp incision; In heaven's own light the sculptor shone. He had caught that angel vision.
Sculptors of life are we, as we stand,
With our lives uncarved before us; Waiting the hour when, at God's command,
Our life dream passes o'er us. Let us carve it then on the yielding stone,
With many a sharp incision: - Its heavenly beauty shall be our own -
Our lives, that angel vision.
"a traveler through a dusty road."