Proverbial Philosophy: A Book of Thoughts and Arguments

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Wiley & Putnam, 1817 - Proverbs - 383 pages
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Page 154 - 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 156 - And immediately I was in the spirit; and behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne ; and he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone ; and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
Page 133 - Affect not to despise beauty ; no one is freed from its dominion : But regard it not a pearl of price : — it is fleeting as the bow in the clouds. If the character within be gentle, it often hath its index in the countenance : The soft smile of a loving face is better than splendour that fadeth quickly. When thou choosest a wife, think not only of thyself, But of those God may give thee of her, that they reproach thee not for their being...
Page 153 - Sunt geminae somni portae: quarum altera fertur Cornea, qua veris facilis datur exitus umbris: Altera candenti perfecta nitens elephanto, Sed falsa ad coelum mittunt insomnia manes...
Page 20 - Count not their sum till the total is told. For thou art unkind and untrue : And if all thy harms are forgotten, forgiven, Now mercy with justice is met, Oh, who would not gladly take lessons of heaven, Nor learn to forgive and forget ? Yes, yes ; let a man, when his enemy weeps, Be quick to receive him, a friend ; For thus on his head in kindness he heaps Hot coals, — to refine and amend ; And hearts that are Christian more eagerly yearn, As a nurse on her innocent pet, Over lips that, once bitter,...
Page 13 - ... men. I am not old : though friends and foes Alike have gone to their graves, And left me alone to my joys or my woes, As a rock in the midst of the waves. I am not old — I cannot be old, Though tottering, wrinkled and gray ; Though my eyes are dim, and my marrow is cold, Call me not old to-day. 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...
Page 150 - 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 132 - 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 154 - Thus saith the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel ; Because ye have obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your father, and kept all his precepts, and done according unto all that he hath commanded you: therefore thus saith the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel; Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not want a man to stand before me for ever.
Page 97 - Champion of the right, — patriot, or priest, or pleader of the innocent cause, Upon whose lips the mystic bee hath dropped the honey of persuasion, Whose heart and tongue have been touched, as of old by the live coal from the altar, How wide the spreading of thy peace, how deep the draught of thy pleasures ! To hold the multitude as one, breathing in measured cadence, A thousand men with flashing eyes, waiting upon thy will; A thousand hearts kindled by thee with consecrated fire, Ten naming spiritual...

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