A Rainbow at Victoria Falls

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<ul><li><p>Irish Jesuit Province</p><p>A Rainbow at Victoria FallsAuthor(s): F. C. KolbeSource: The Irish Monthly, Vol. 34, No. 400 (Oct., 1906), p. 567Published by: Irish Jesuit ProvinceStable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20501028 .Accessed: 14/06/2014 12:19</p><p>Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms &amp; Conditions of Use, available at .http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp</p><p> .JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range ofcontent in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new formsof scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact support@jstor.org.</p><p> .</p><p>Irish Jesuit Province is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extend access to The Irish Monthly.</p><p>http://www.jstor.org </p><p>This content downloaded from on Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:19:44 PMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p>http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublisher?publisherCode=ijphttp://www.jstor.org/stable/20501028?origin=JSTOR-pdfhttp://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsphttp://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp</p></li><li><p>A RAINBOW AT VICTORIA FALLS 567 </p><p>by means of translations in Germany, France, and other countries, was published by M. H. Gill &amp; SonI and has run through four </p><p>editions. The same imprint is upon the writings of men so </p><p>utterly different as Thomas Caulfield Irwin and William John </p><p>Fitzpatrick. Other very notable items in Messrs. Gill's cata </p><p>logue are Dr. P. W. Joyce's Names of Irish Places, Mrs. Sarah </p><p>Atkinson's Essays on Irish Subjects and her Life of Mary </p><p>Aikenhead, and local and diocesan histories like Archdeacon </p><p>Fahy's Kilmacduagh and Archdeacon White's History of Clare. M. H. Gill &amp; Son were among the first to take advantage </p><p>of the enthusiasm awakened of late years for the cultivation </p><p>of the Irish language. Long before, they had published Canon tlick Bourke's College Irish Grammar which dates back to </p><p>that good priest's student days at Maynooth, half way through </p><p>the last century. They were the first publishers also of Father </p><p>Eugene O'Growney's epoch-making Lessons in Irish. Much of Dr. Douglas Hyde's splendid Irish work, and also Father </p><p>Dinneen's, has come from this Dublin firm whose golden jubilee </p><p>we are commemorating a little behind time. Floreat in aevum ! </p><p>A RAINBOW AT VICTORIA FALLS* </p><p>A CHILD, I chased the rainbow once, and wept </p><p>Because I could not reach its glorious ray. </p><p>In life's decline, I stood amid the spray </p><p>Where all Zambesi down its gorges leapt; </p><p>And as into the cloud I careless stept, </p><p>The rainbow forward moving came my way. </p><p>With round completed on the grass it lay, </p><p>And o'er my feet the rosy radiance crept. </p><p>So do we chase our fancies, and despair </p><p>At length of joys that made our youth so sweet: </p><p>Till, some day, God's ideal, now unsought, </p><p>Bodies itself in some diviner air, </p><p>And, filling with its radiance all our thought, Completes its circle at our very feet. </p><p>F. C. KOLBE. </p><p>* Dr. Kolbe calls it in a private note "one of the most beautiful </p><p>Nature-happenings that have ever come to me." </p><p>This content downloaded from on Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:19:44 PMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p>http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp</p><p>Article Contentsp. 567</p><p>Issue Table of ContentsThe Irish Monthly, Vol. 34, No. 400 (Oct., 1906), pp. 541-600The Bit O' Blue [pp. 541-547]A July Moon [p. 547-547]Terence O'Neill's Heiress: A Story [pp. 548-563]Sursum [p. 563-563]A Dublin Firm of Long Standing [pp. 564-567]A Rainbow at Victoria Falls [p. 567-567]Temperance Hymn [p. 568-568]The National Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Latest or Last? [pp. 569-574]By This Sign Conquer [p. 574-574]The "Mountain" [pp. 575-581]The Baptist [pp. 581-582]A Lowly Shrine [p. 582-582]From a Cottage to a Flat [pp. 583-586]Review: Notes on New Books [pp. 587-593]Pigeonhole Paragraphs [pp. 594-599]Good Things Well Said [p. 600-600]</p></li></ul>