Verse > Anthologies > James and Mary Ford, eds. > Every Day in the Year
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
James and Mary Ford, eds.  Every Day in the Year.  1902.
 
April 15
Father Damien
By Father John Banister Tabb (1845–1909)
 
          Father Damien was a Roman Catholic missionary who devoted his life to the lepers in the government hospital on the island of Molokai, Hawaii. He fell a victim to the disease as he anticipated on April 15, 1889.

O GOD, the cleanest offering
  Of tainted earth below,
Unblushing to thy feet we bring—
  “A leper white as snow!”
 
 
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors