Proverbial Philosophy: A Book of Thoughts and Arguments

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Wiley & Putnam, 1847 - 256 páginas
 

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Página 99 - For a good book is the best of friends, the same to-day and for ever.
Página 156 - 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.
Página 156 - 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...
Página 71 - Prayer is a creature's strength, his very breath and being; Prayer is the golden key that can open the wicket of Mercy ; Prayer is the magic sound that saith to Fate, So be it ; Prayer is the slender nerve that moveth the muscles of Omnipotence.
Página 138 - A BABE in a house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love : A resting-place for innocence on earth; a link between angels and men; Yet is it a talent of trust, a loan to be rendered back with interest; A delight, but redolent of care; honey-sweet, but lacking not the bitter...
Página 134 - 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.
Página 156 - 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.
Página 95 - SPEECH is the golden harvest that followeth the flowering of thought ; Yet oftentimes runneth it to husk, and the grains be withered ana scanty Speech is reason's brotner, and a kingly prerogative of man, That likeneth him to his Maker, who spake, and it was done...
Página 9 - 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...
Página 86 - It beginnetb. as a little path, edged with the violet and primrose, A little path of lawny grass and soft to tiny feet : Soon, spring thistles in the way, those early griefs of school, And fruit-trees ranged on either hand show holiday delights : Anon, the rose and the mimosa...

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