Lines to Beauty
Maoriland Worker, Volume 6, Issue 206, 20 January 1915, Page 5
Lines to Beauty
—— ; — a Softly and- sweetly on wings of mind, Comes music- to my car. Sounding down through aeons of time, Cosmic and unrefined. Would that a master tongue were mine To tell in simple song Of tho flood of beauty that fills my soul ; For man needs bcAiit-y most of all, 'Tis sunshine to his soul. Beauty of -spirit, Beauty of flesh, Beauty of trail as well as goal. And tho music I hear with my inner ear From out of tho cosmic deep Contains the germ of a coming timo, When the social mind will reap. A harvest of grand and beautiful men And women and girls and boys. It carries tlie seeds of radiant deeds, So noble and fine and free That the very earth will rock with mirth; Become a child of glee; Will feel tho thrill of an inner will To cast into tho sea All that i.s ugly and sordid and mean, All that is cheap and shallow, Men will clear tho world of fear, When men the:muse of beauty follow. For beauty is life, and lifo is joy; And joy, what may that bo But love of men; and thus again I know lovo's harmony. —F. Guy Davis, in "The Public."
A site in the vicinity of tho National Park, Sydney, covering 18,000 acres, has been set apart as a reserve for a State coal mine. As a result of boring on this area, two fine coal seams —odd about. Bft. Gin —have been proved, and it is estimated that afc A depth of 500 ft. further threo more soams of similar quality and depth will be found. Anotlicr proposition for a sitoeon the Southern lino is under consideration. This has also been proved with a seam of Bft. Gin. Mr. Cann (Minister for Mines) says, if Parliament will grant £400,000, ho will be ablo to produce all tho coal for State requirements, which is estimated at about- one and a half million tons per year. "I won't produce it all in pno spot either, but at three places, and thus carry out what privato enterprise is doing for us now," bo added. '