Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Sweet. beautiful water-brewed in the running brook, the rippling fountain and the laughing rill-in the limpid cascade as it joyfully leaps down the side of the mountain. Brewed in yonder mountain top. whose granite peak glitters like gold bathed in the morning sun-brewed in the spark­ling dewdrop; sweet, beautiful' water-brewed in the crested wave of the ocean deeps. driven by the storm. breath­ing its terrible anthem to the God of the sea-brewed in the fleecy foam and the whitened spray as it hangs like a speck over the distant cataract-brewed in the clouds of Heaven, sweet, beautiful water! As it sings in the rain shower and dances in the hailstorm-as it comes sweeping down in feathery flakes. clothing the earth in a spotless mantle of white. Distilled in the golden tissues that paint the western sky at the setting of the sun, and the silvery tissues that veil the midnight moon-sweet. health-giving. beautiful water! Distilled in the rainbow of promise. whose warp is the raindrops of Earth. and whose woof is the sunbeam of Heaven-sweet. beautiful water.
John B. Gough.

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