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Page 77 - SOME murmur, when their sky is clear And wholly bright to view, If one small speck of dark appear In their great heaven of blue : And some with thankful love are filled, If but one streak of light, One ray of God's good mercy gild The darkness of their night.
Page 70 - We see in needle-works and embroideries, it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad and solemn ground, than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground : judge therefore of the pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed: for Prosperity doth best discover vice, but Adversity doth best discover virtue.
Page 285 - There are who ask not if thine eye Be on them; who, in love and truth, Where no misgiving is, rely Upon the genial sense of youth : Glad Hearts! without reproach or blot Who do thy work, and know it not: Oh!
Page 45 - Say to the court, it glows And shines like rotten wood; Say to the church, it shows What's good, and doth no good: If church and court reply, Then give them both the lie. Tell potentates, they live Acting by others' action; Not loved unless they give, Not strong but by a faction: If potentates reply, Give potentates the lie.
Page 10 - HAPPINESS ! our being's end and aim ! Good, pleasure, ease, content ! whate'er thy name : That something still which prompts the eternal sigh, For which we bear to live, or dare to die, Which still so near us, yet beyond us lies, O'erlook'd, seen double, by the fool, and wise.
Page 335 - There are a thousand joyous things in life, Which pass unheeded in a life of joy As thine hath been, till breezy sorrow comes To ruffle it ; and daily duties paid Hardly at first, at length will bring repose To the sad mind that studies to perform them.
Page 91 - INSCRIPTION FOR A TIME-PIECE. Now ! it is gone. — Our brief hours travel post, Each with its thought or deed, its Why or How : — But know, each parting hour gives up a ghost To dwell within thee — an eternal Now ! LOVE, HOPE, AND PATIENCE IN EDUCATION.
Page 4 - C'était le seul débris de ma longue tempête, Seul fruit de tant de fleurs, seul vestige d'amour, Une larme au départ, un baiser au retour, Pour mes foyers errants une éternelle fête; C'était sur ma fenêtre un rayon de soleil, Un oiseau gazouillant qui buvait sur ma bouche , Un souffle harmonieux la nuit près de ma couche, Une caresse à mon réveil! C'était plus : de ma mère, hélas!
Page 70 - Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. We see in needleworks and embroideries it is more pleasing to have a lively work upon a sad and solemn ground than to have a dark and melancholy work upon a lightsome ground: judge therefore of the pleasure of the heart by the pleasure of the eye. Certainly virtue is like precious...
Page 77 - God's good mercy, gild The darkness of their night. In palaces are hearts that ask, In discontent and pride, Why life is such a dreary task, And all good things denied ? And hearts in poorest huts admire How love has in her aid (Love that not ever seems to tire) Such rich provision made.