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Page 101 - To each his sufferings; all are men, Condemned alike to groan, The tender for another's pain; The unfeeling for his own. Yet, ah! why should they know their fate, Since sorrow never comes too late, And happiness too swiftly flies? Thought would destroy their paradise. No more ; where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.
Page 229 - This disposition to repress evil, as well as to encourage good conduct, formedja part of his character ; for though of a cheerful temper, and not given to E2 severity, he never would pass over a fault till it was acknowledged and repented of. No sooner was it known that the old gentleman was in want of a servant, than twenty applications were made for the situation ; but had there been forty, no one would have been engaged until he had undergone a trial, for a boy with a curious, prying disposition...
Page 13 - Whate'er thy lot, — whoe'er thou be,— Confess thy folly, — kiss the rod, And in thy chastening sorrows see The hand of God. "A bruised reed he will not break; Afflictions all his children feel : He wounds them for his mercy's sake, He wounds to heal. " Humbled beneath his mighty hand, Prostrate his Providence adore: Tis done!
Page 27 - Wherever you may be, and whatever you may do, in every station, let that which is necessary to be done, be done well. It was said by a celebrated character, that if he were a shoeblack, he would at least try to be the best shoe-black in London ; and I have no doubt that with such a disposition, in such a situation, he would have done as he said. Now, my boys, be determined to do the like ; whether you may be high or low, rich or poor, let every one of you say to himself, " If a cobbler by trade,...
Page 202 - That only boasts a large estate, Should all the treasures of the west Meet, and conspire to make him great. I know thy better thoughts, I know Thy reason can't descend so low.
Page 142 - The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.
Page 192 - Take my word for it, it never did, and it never will mend the matter to get into a passion about it If the thing be hard to bear when you are calm, it will be harder when you are in anger. If you have met with a loss, you will only increase it by losing your temper. There is something which is very little-minded and silly in giving way to sudden passion.
Page 227 - About twenty years ago there lived a singular gentleman in the Old Hall among the elm trees. He was about three-score years of age, very rich, and somewhat odd in many of his habits, but for generosity and benevolence he had no equal.
Page 156 - Ay but, my dear girls, you are forgetting that " True riches are they which will not pass away, And true wisdom, the fear of the Lord.
Page 189 - Yes, it will mend the matter," said the passionate boy, and quickly dashed the stone at the dog. The animal, thus enraged, sprang at the boy and bit his leg, while the stone bounded against a shop window and broke a pane of glass. Out ran the shopkeeper, and seized the boy, and made him pay for the broken pane. He had mended the matter finely indeed ! Take my word for it, it never did, and never will mend the matter to get into a passion about it.