Youthful days, and how to spend them a lecture

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Страница 26 - I soon found the advantage of this change in my manner; the conversations I engag'd in went on more pleasantly. The modest way in which I propos'd my opinions procur'd them a readier reception and less contradiction; I had less mortification when I was found to be in the wrong, and I more easily prevail'd with others to give up their mistakes and join with me when I happened to be in the right.
Страница 44 - REMEMBER now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them...
Страница 39 - Is rounded with a sleep," breathes the same spirit of sadness as Newton's retrospect of a life : — " 1 know not what the world will think of my labours, but to myself it seems that I have been but as a child playing on the sea-shore; now finding some pebble rather more polished, and now some shell rather more agreeably variegated than another, while the immense ocean of truth extended itself unexplored before me.
Страница 43 - With songs let us follow his flight, And mount with his spirit above, Escaped to the mansions of light, And lodged in the Eden of love.
Страница 37 - Truths of all others the most awful and mysterious, yet being at the same time of universal interest, are too often considered as so true, that they lose all the life and efficiency of truth, and lie bed-ridden in the dormitory of the soul, side by side with the most despised and exploded errors.
Страница 38 - For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption : But he whom God raised again saw no corruption.
Страница 5 - Before all temples the upright heart and pure, Instruct me, for thou know'st; thou from the first Wast present, and, with mighty wings outspread, Dove-like, sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant: what in me is dark Illumine; what is low, raise and support...
Страница 38 - Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle. 44 Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground. 45 The days of his youth hast thou shortened : thou hast covered him with shame.
Страница 8 - MY mind to me a kingdom is ; Such perfect joy therein I find As far exceeds all earthly bliss That God or nature hath assigned ; Though much I want that most would have, Yet still my mind forbids to crave.
Страница 21 - ... jack-o'-lantern dances : — Other while ye are as prim As Quakers neat, sedate, and trim. Three or four are jolly fellows, Whom time fortifies and mellows ; Some make pretensions to be witty, Others chant a stirring ditty ;— Suiting every time and season With a rhyme or with a reason. Books beloved, ye are to me An unretorting family : Ye for each day's irritation Always bring a compensation. How shall sadness come or gloom While ye lie about my room, Looking down from friendly nooks ? My...

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