THE MOST EXTENSIVE
ON THE INTERNET
Though reading and conversation may furnish us with many ideas of men and things, yet it is our own meditation must form our judgment.
To be angry about trifles is mean and childish; to rage and be furious is brutish; and to maintain perpetual wrath is akin to the practice and temper of devils.
Two sentiments alone suffice for man, were he to live the age of the rocks--love, and the contemplation of the Deity.
Vice and virtue chiefly imply the relation of our actions to men in this world; sin and holiness rather imply their relation to God and the other world.
Were both the golden Indies mine, I'd give both Indies for a tear.
When a false argument puts on the appearance of a true one, then it is properly called a sophism or fallacy.
When general observations are drawn from so many particulars as to become certain and indisputable, these are jewels of knowledge.
When two or three sciences are pursued at the same time if one of them be dry, as logic, let another be more entertaining, to secure the mind from weariness.
Hush, my dear, lie still and slumber,
Holy angels guard thy bed!
Heavenly blessings without number
Gently falling on thy head.
- A Cradle Hymn [Babyhood : Sleep]
For Satan finds some mischief still
For idle hands to do.
- Against Idleness [Idleness]
How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every opening flower.
- Against Idleness [Bees]
Let dogs delight to bark and bite,
For God hath made them so;
Let bears and loons grown and fight,
For 'tis their nature too.
- Against Quarreling [Quarreling]
Softly his fainting head he lay
Upon his Maker's breast;
His Maker kiss'd his soul away,
And laid his flesh to rest.
- Death of Moses, in Lyrics [Death]
In books, or work, or healthful play,
Let my first years be past,
That I may give for every day
Some good account at last.
- Divine and Moral Songs for Children--Against Idleness and Mischief
(song XX) [Childhood : Work]
I have been there, and still would go;
'Tis like a little heaven below.
- Divine Songs (28) [Heaven]
Birds in their little nests agree:
And 'tis a shameful sight,
When children of one family
Fall out, and chide, and fight.
- Divine Songs (XVII) [Childhood]
Lord, I ascribe it to Thy grace,
And not to chance, as others do,
That I was born of Christian race.
- Divine Songs for Children [Christianity]
But, children, you should never let
Such angry passions rise;
Your little hands were never made
To tear each other's eyes.
- Divine Songs for Children--Against Quarreling and Fighting
[Passion : Quarreling]
But Thy good word informs my soul
How I may climb to heaven.
- Excellency of the Bible [Scripture]
Were I so tall to reach the pole,
Or grasp the ocean with my span,
I must be measur'd by my soul:
The mind's the standard of the man.
- False Greatness--Horae Lyricae (bk. II)
And while the lamp holds out to burn,
The vilest sinner may return.
- Hymns and Spiritual Songs (bk. I, hymn 88)
So, when a raging fever burns,
We shift from side to side by turns;
And 'tis a poor relief we gain
To change the place, but keep the pain.
- Hymns and Spiritual Songs (bk. II, 146)
Strange! that a harp of thousand strings
Should keep in tune so long.
- Hymns and Spiritual Songs (bk. II, 19)
There is a land of pure delight,
Where saints immortal reign;
Infinite day excludes the night,
And pleasures banish pain.
- Hymns and Spiritual Songs (bk. II, 66)
The tall, the wise, the reverend head,
Must lie as low as ours.
- Hymns and Spiritual Songs
(bk. II, hymn 63) [Death : Equality]
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