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" Our portion is not large, indeed ; But then how little do we need ! For nature's calls are few : In this the art of living lies, To want no more than may suffice, And make that little do. "
A Collection of Poems: In Six Volumes - Страница 277
1765
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The Kingdom of Home: Homely Poems for Home Lovers

Arthur Gilman - 1882 - 249 страници
...forgot ; Monarchs ! we envy not your state; We look with pity on the great, And bless our humbler lot. Our portion is not large, indeed ; But then, how little...this the art of living lies. To want no more than may suffice, And make that little do. We'll therefore relish with content Whate'er kind Providence has...

Lives of Illustrious Shoemakers

William Edward Winks - 1883 - 288 страници
...more, which we very cheerfully set about, singing together the following strains of Dr. Cotton:— ' Our portion is not large indeed, But then how little...this the art of living lies, To want no more than may suffice, And make that little do.' " The above, and the following ode by Mr. Samuel Wesley, we did...

A Thousand and One Gems of English and American Poetry from Chaucer to ...

Edwin O. Chapman - 1884 - 399 страници
...Hold the fleet angel fast until he bless thee. Nathaniel Cotton, 1707-'68. CONTENTMENT WITH LITTLE. OUR portion is not large, indeed ; But then how little...this the art of living lies, To want no more than may suffice, And make that little do. Nathaniel Cotton. While conscience, like a faithful friend Shall...

Captains of Industry ...: A Book for Young Americans, Том 1

James Parton - 1884 - 399 страници
...their married life by sitting down to work at shoemaking and singing together the following stanza : " Our portion is not large indeed, But then how little do we need ! For nature's wants are few. In this the art of living lies, To want no more than may suffice, And make that little...

A Year of Sunshine: Cheerful Extracts for Every Day in the Year

Kate Sanborn - 1884 - 384 страници
...Fail not for sorrow, falter not for sin, But onward, upward, till the goal ye win. Frances Kemble. IN this the art of living lies : To want no more than may suffice, And make that little do. Cotton. THE gods give nothing really good and beautiful without labor...

Captains of Industry ...: A Book for Young Americans, Том 1

James Parton - 1884
...their married life by sitting down to work at shoemaking and singing together the following stanza : " Our portion is not large indeed, But then how little do we need I For nature's wants are few. In this the art of living lies, To want no more than may suffice, And...

Crown Jewels or Gems of Literature Art and Music

Henry Davenport Northrop - 1888 - 632 страници
...world has nothing to bestow ; From our own selves our joys must flow, And that dear place — our home. Our portion is not large, indeed ; But then how little do we need 1 For nature's calls are few : In this the art of living lies, To want no more than may suffice, And...

Excellent Quotations for Home and School ...

Julia B. Hoitt - 1890 - 329 страници
...that dear hut, our home. We'll form our minds with studious care, To all that's manly, good, and fair. In this, the art of living lies, To want no more than may suffice, And make that little do. To be resigned when ills betide, Patient when favors are denied,...

Echoes of Life: Or, Beautiful Gems of Poetry & Song. A Choice Collection of ...

Mrs. Grace Townsend - 1890 - 557 страници
...world has nothing to bestow; From our own selves our joys must flow, And that dear place — our home. Our portion is not large indeed; But then how little do we need! For nature's calls are few: In this art of living lies, To want no more than may suffice, And make that little do. We'll therefore relish...

Treasury of Wisdom, Wit and Humor, Odd Comparisons and Proverbs: Authors ...

1891 - 527 страници
...pre-eminence above those that excel the most in the common and vulgar professions. Hume. LIVING. ART OF Our portion is not large, indeed, But then how little...this the art of living lies, To want no more than may suffice, And make that little do. Cotton. IN WHAT IT CONSISTS. In my opinion, he only may be truly...




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