Writings of Severn Teackle Wallis, Volume 1

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J. Murphy, 1896 - Spain
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Page 5 - Work, work, work! From weary chime to chime ; Work, work, work, As prisoners work for crime : Band and gusset and seam, Seam and gusset and band, Till the heart is sick, and the brain benumbed, As well as the weary hand.
Page 17 - The wisdom of a learned man cometh by opportunity of leisure: and he that hath little business shall become wise. How can he get wisdom that holdeth the plough, and that glorieth in the goad, that driveth oxen, and is occupied in their labours, and whose talk is of bullocks?
Page 128 - He was bred to the law, which is, in my opinion, one of the first and noblest of human sciences ; a science which does more to quicken and invigorate the understanding than all the other kinds of learning put together ; but it is not apt, except in persons very happily born, to open and to liberalize the mind exactly in the same proportion.
Page 148 - Glory is like a circle in the water, Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself, Till, by broad spreading, it disperse to nought.
Page 164 - A good man, out of the good treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is good ; and an evil man, out of the evil treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is evil : for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
Page 135 - God forbid that it should be imagined that an attorney or a counsel or even a judge, is bound to know all the law, or that an attorney is to lose his fair recompense on account of an error, being such an error as a cautious man might fall into.
Page 26 - A merchant shall hardly keep himself from doing wrong: and a huckster shall not be freed from sin.
Page 123 - is found experimentally to be best promoted by the opposite efforts of practised and ingenious men, presenting to the selection of an impartial judge the best arguments for the establishment and explanation of truth.
Page 13 - I should, said he, Bestow this Jewell also on my creature, He would adore my gifts in stead of me, And rest in Nature, not the God of Nature : So both should losers be. Yet let him keep the rest, But keep them with repining restlessnesse : Let him be rich and wearie, that at least, If goodnesse leade him not, yet wearinesse May tosse him to my breast.

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