The three paths; or, Truth, vanity and profession

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Page 244 - In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish : but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
Page 228 - Who but a Christian, through all life, That blessing may prolong ? Who, through the world's sad day of strife, Still chant his morning song...
Page 193 - In parts superior what advantage lies ? Tell (for you can) what is it to be wise ? 'Tis but to know how little can be known, To see all others...
Page 112 - The path of sorrow, and that path alone, Leads to the land where sorrow is unknown ; No traveller ever reach'd that blest abode, Who found not thorns and briers in his road.
Page 28 - Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear, and with a manly heart.
Page 261 - What hath pride profited us? or what good hath riches with our vaunting brought us? All those things are passed away like a shadow...
Page 50 - Why wilt thou err from me ? Have I not brought thee from the house of slaves, Parted the drowning waves, And set my saints before thee in the way, Lest thou should'st faint or stray ? ''What ! was the promise made to thee alone ? Art thou th...
Page 50 - Raise thy repining eyes, and take true measure Of thine eternal treasure; The Father of thy Lord can grudge thee nought, The world for thee was bought; And as this landscape broad — earth, sea, and sky, All centres in thine eye, So all God does, if rightly understood, Shall work thy final good.
Page 123 - When Death strikes down the innocent and young, for every fragile form from which he lets the panting spirit free, a hundred virtues rise, in shapes of mercy, charity, and love, to walk the world, and bless it. Of every tear that sorrowing mortals shed on such green graves, some good is born, some gentler nature comes. In the Destroyer's steps there spring up bright creations that defy his power, and his dark path becomes a way of light to Heaven.
Page 261 - But the righteous live for evermore ; their reward also is with the Lord, and the care of them is with the most High. Therefore shall they receive a glorious kingdom, and a beautiful crown from the Lord's hand : for with his right hand shall he cover them, and with his arm shall he protect them.

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