Proverbial Philosophy: A Book of Thoughts and Arguments, Originally Treated

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Phinney & Company, 1850 - English poetry - 383 pages
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Page 366 - Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. As many were astonied at thee, (his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men...
Page 366 - Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast Thou seen Abraham?" Jesus said unto them, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, before Abraham was, I am.
Page 117 - For a good book is the best of friends, the same to-day and for ever.
Page 380 - I'll bestow Sir Thomas Overbury's milkmaid's wish upon her, "that she may die in the Spring; and, being dead, may have good store of flowers stuck round about her winding-sheet.
Page 77 - It is a deep dark thought, and needeth to be diligently studied, But perchance evil was essential, that God should be seen of his creatures : For...
Page 117 - O books, ye monuments of mind, concrete wisdom of the wisest; sweet solaces of daily life ; proofs and results of immortality ; trees yielding all fruits, whose leaves are for the healing of the nations; groves of knowledge, where all may eat, nor fear a flaming sword ; gentle comrades, kind advisers; friends, comforts, treasures; helps, governments, diversities of 6* tongues; who can weigh your worth?
Page 161 - Scratch the green rind of a sapling, or wantonly twist it in the soil, the scarred and crooked oak will tell of thee for centuries to come...
Page 84 - She beareth the banner of heaven, her onset is the rushing cataract, Seraphim rally at her side, and the captain of that host is God, And the serried ranks of evil are routed by the lightning of her eye...
Page 85 - Prayer is a creature's strength, his very breath and being ; Prayer is the golden key that can open the wicket of Mercy ; Prayer is the magic sound that saith to Fate, So be it; Prayer is the slender nerve that moveth the muscles of Omnipotence.
Page 161 - Yet is it a talent of trust, a loan to be rendered back with interest...

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