Proverbial Philosophy: A Book of Thoughts and Arguments, Volume 2

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Wiley, 1849 - Proverbs - 514 pages
 

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Page 273 - 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 91 - The pen, flowing with love, or dipped black in hate, Or tipped with delicate courtesies, or harshly edged with censure, Hath quickened more good than the sun, more evil than the sword, More joy than woman's smile, more woe than frowning fortune ; And shouldst thou ask my judgment of that which hath most profit in the world, For answer take thou this, The prudent penning of a letter.
Page 117 - Or he that changeth often, can he know its truth ? Longing for another's happiness, yet often destroying its own ; Chaste, and looking up to God, as the fountain of tenderness and joy ; Quiet, yet flowing deep, as the Rhine among rivers ; Lasting, and knowing not change — it walketh with Truth and Sincerity. Love : — what a volume in a word, an ocean in a tear...
Page 281 - And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple : and he set up the right pillar, and called the name thereof Jachin : and he set up the left pillar, and called the name thereof Boaz.
Page 122 - 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 58 - I told him, That was his mistake, for it was not Job said so, but Eliphaz, who contended against Job. Well, but, said the priest, What say you to that Scripture, The justest man that is sinneth seven times a day. Why, truly...
Page 118 - If thou art to have a wife of thy youth, she is now living on the earth ; Therefore think of her, and pray for her weal ; yea, though thou hast not seen her.
Page 118 - SEEK a good wife of thy God, for she is the best gift of his providence; yet ask not in bold confidence that which he hath not promised. Thou knowest not his good will: — be thy prayer then submissive thereunto; and leave thy petition to his mercy, assured that He will deal well with thee.
Page 279 - ... duritiem coepere suumque rigorem, mollirique mora, mollitaque ducere formam. mox, ubi creverunt, naturaque mitior illis contigit, ut quaedam, sic non manifesta, videri forma potest hominis, sed uti de marmore coepto, 405 non exacta satis, rudibusque simillima signis.
Page 117 - And estimate the recklessness of license as the right attribute of liberty, — But with the world, thou friend and scholar, stain not this pure name ; Nor suffer the majesty of Love to be likened to the meanness of desire : For Love is no more such, than seraphs' hymns are discord, And such is no more Love, than ^Etna's breath is summer.

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