On the Lessons in Proverbs

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Redfield, 1853 - 140 Seiten
 

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Seite 135 - Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off.
Seite 138 - 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 97 - ... 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 50 - He who will not be ruled by the rudder, must be ruled by the rock.
Seite 123 - Better is a dry morsel and quietness therewith, than a house full of sacrifices with strife.
Seite 123 - It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
Seite 21 - And what are proverbs but the people's voice ? Coined first, and current made by common choice ? Then sure they must have weight and truth withal...
Seite 16 - Compare with this Martial's so happy epigram upon epigrams, in which everything runs exactly parallel to that which has been said above : — "Omne epigramma sit instar apis; sit aculeus illi, Sint sua mella, sit et corporis exigui...
Seite 64 - 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...
Seite 75 - Kussian proverb: Measure thy cloth ten times; thou canst cut it but once. And in this Spanish the final issues of procrastination are well set forth : By the street of " By-and-by" one arrives at the house of

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