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First Line: Amid the murm'ring din and seething strife
Last Line: Thine is a memory to live, to last!
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


AMID the murm'ring din and seething strife
Of all the world's contending victories,
Thou, modest scholar, writing histories
Hast caused Judæa's past to pulse with life;
Hast conjured, with the magic of thy touch,
Whose quiver had the thrill of the sublime,
The soul from its clay; and hast rescued time
From its only foe: oblivion's clutch,
Which holds enthralled beneath its aged crust
The teeming mysteries of throbbing thought
So many tried to find, yet few have sought
To read aright, and read aright, to trust.
Great Poet-Thinker, Critic of the Past,
Thine is a memory to live, to last!





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