Tupper's Proverbial Philosophy: A Book of Thoughts and Arguments, Originally Treated. Also, A Thousand Lines, and Other Poems

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Alden & Markham, 1848 - Blank verse, English - 286 pages

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Page 124 - 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 122 - Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast Thou seen Abraham?" Jesus said unto them, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, before Abraham was, I am.
Page 122 - 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 123 - Verum ubi correptum manibus vinclisque tenebis, 405 tum variae eludent species atque ora ferarum. Fiet enim subito sus horridus atraque tigris squamosusque draco et fulva cervice leaena, aut acrem flammae sonitum dabit atque ita vinclis excidet, aut in aquas tenues dilapsus abibit. 410 sed quanto ille magis formas se vertet in omnes, tanto, nate, magis contende tenacia vincla, donec talis erit mutato corpore, qualem videris, incepto tegeret cum lumina somno.
Page 262 - Never give up ! there are chances and changes Helping the hopeful, a hundred to one, And through the chaos High Wisdom arranges Ever success, — if you'll only hope on : Never give up ! for the wisest is boldest, Knowing that Providence mingles the cup, And of all maxims the best, as the oldest, Is the true watchword of Never give up...
Page 121 - Latini, et quo quemque modo fugiatque feratque laborem. sunt geminae Somni portae, quarum altera fertur cornea, qua veris facilis datur exitus umbris, altera candenti perfecta nitens elephanto, sed falsa ad caelum mittunt insomnia Manes.
Page 108 - 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 9 - Clear running wine of conviction, with the scum and the lees of speculation ; Corn from the sheaves of science, with stubble from mine own garner : Searchings after Truth, that have tracked her secret lodes, And come up again to the surface-world, with a knowledge grounded deeper ; Arguments of high scope, that have soared to the keystone of heaven, And thence have swooped to their certain mark, as the falcon to its quarry; The fruits I have gathered of prudence, the ripened harvest of my musings,...
Page 266 - 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, to penitence turn, And whisper, Forgive and forget.
Page 180 - There be that can forgive your ill with kind considerate pity: Count ye this for comfort, Justice hath her balances, And yet another world can compensate for all : The daily martyrdom of patience shall not be wanting of reward ; Duty is a prickly shrub, but its flower will be happiness and glory.

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