Gems from Tupper: Consisting of Extracts from the Following Works: Proverbial Philosophy; Thousand Lines; Twins; Hactenus; An Authr's Mind; Geraldine, and Other Poems; Heart; Crock of Gold; and Probabilities, an Aid to Faith

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Stoddard & Babcock, 1848 - Conduct of life - 204 pages
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Page 185 - Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth no sin : And in whose spirit there is no guile.
Page 170 - Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness Like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, With all powders of the merchant?
Page 147 - For there is nothing in the earth so small that it may not produce great things, And no swerving from a right line, that may not lead eternally astray.
Page 114 - Oh, call thou snake-eyed malice mercy, call envy honest praise, Count selfish craft for wisdom, and coward treachery for prudence, Do homage to blaspheming unbelief as to bold and free philosophy, And estimate the recklessness of...
Page 114 - Love : — what a volume in a word, an ocean in a tear, A seventh heaven in a glance, a whirlwind in a sigh, The lightning in a touch, a millennium in a moment...
Page 177 - For early memories round me throng, Old times, and manners, and men, As I look behind on my journey so long Of threescore miles and ten; I look behind, and am once more young, Buoyant and brave and bold, And my heart can sing, as of yore it sung, Before they called me old. I do not see her — the old wife there — Shrivelled, and haggard, and gray, But I look on her blooming, and soft, and fair, As she was on her wedding-day : I do not see you, daughters and sons, In the likeness of women and men....
Page 146 - Behold that fragile form of delicate transparent beauty, Whose light-blue eye and hectic cheek are lit by the balefires of decline; All droopingly she lieth, as a dew-laden lily, Her flaxen tresses, rashly luxuriant, dank with unhealthy moisture; Hath not thy heart said of her, Alas! poor child of weakness?
Page 178 - Tis not long since, — it cannot be long, — My years so soon were spent, Since I was a boy, both straight and strong, Yet now am I feeble and bent. A dream, a dream, — it is all a dream ! A strange, sad dream, good sooth ; For old as I am, and old as I seem, My heart is full of youth...
Page 201 - All for the best ! then fling away terrors, Meet all your fears and your foes in the van. And in the midst of your dangers or errors Trust like a child, while you strive like a man : All's for the best ! — unbiassed, unbounded, Providence reigns from the East to the West...
Page 144 - Who not unheard, though silent, fillest earth's gardens with music. And not unseen, though a spirit, dost look down upon us from the...

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