On the Lessons in Proverbs: Being the Substance of Lectures Delivered to Young Men's Societies at Portsmouth and Elsewhere

Redfield, 1853 - 140 Seiten

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Seite 157 - As thou art in desire? Wouldst thou have that Which thou esteemst the ornament of life, And live a coward in thine own esteem, Letting "I dare not" wait upon "I would," Like the poor cat i
Seite 142 - It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
Seite 66 - He who will not be ruled by the rudder, must be ruled by the rock...
Seite 113 - ... are given, Sound, healthy children of the God of heaven, Are cheerful as the rising sun in May. What do we gather hence but firmer faith That every gift of noble origin Is breathed upon by Hope's perpetual breath ? That virtue and the faculties within Are vital, — and that riches are akin To fear, to change, to cowardice and death...
Seite 77 - Towers are measured by their shadows, and great men by their calumniators ; however this last may have somewhat of an artificial air as tried by our standard of the proverb. There may be poetry in a play upon words ; and such we shall hardly fail to acknowledge in that * In German: Grau
Seite 142 - Better is a dry morsel and quietness therewith, than a house full of sacrifices with strife.
Seite 9 - ... on the gathering and elucidating of them. In a fastidious age, indeed, and one of false refinement, they may go nearly or quite out of use among the so-called upper classes. No gentleman, says Lord Chesterfield, or "No man of fashion...
Seite 74 - God forgotten, to express with how mournful a frequency, he whose assistance was invoked, it may have been earnestly, in the moment of peril, is remembered no more, so soon as by his help the danger has been surmounted. The Spaniards have the proverb too ; but it is with them, The river past, the saint forgotten, the saint being in Spain more prominent objects of invocation than God.
Seite 145 - Any one who, by after investigation, has sought to discover how much our rustic hearers carry away, even from the sermons to which they have attentively listened, will find that it is hardly ever the course and tenor of the argument, supposing the discourse to have contained such ; but if anything has been uttered, as it used so often to be by the best Puritan preachers, tersely, pointedly, epigrammatically, this will have stayed by them, while all the rest has passed away.

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