Affliction then is ours; We are the trees, whom shaking fastens more, While blustring windes destroy the wanton bowres, And ruffle all their curious knots and store. My God, so temper joy and wo, That thy bright beams may tame thy bow.
The Temple George Herbert, The Works of George Herbert (London: George Routledge & Co., 1854), 98.
The New England Hurricane, Federal Writers' Project of WPA, 1938, photo by Archival Photography by Steve Nicklas, NOS, NGS - http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/historic/nws/wea02414.htm, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5254865
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