Beauties of George Herbert; with selections from 'The synagogue' [by C. Harvey].


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Página 34 - And now in age I bud again, After so many deaths I live and write ; I once more smell the dew and rain, And relish versing : O my only Light ! — It cannot be That I am he On whom Thy tempests fell all night.
Página 8 - Be useful where thou livest, that they may ' Both want and wish thy pleasing presence still. Kindness, good parts, great places, are the way To compass this. Find out men's wants and will, And meet them there. All worldly joys go less To the one joy of doing kindnesses.
Página 13 - Sum up at night, what thou hast done by day ; And in the morning, what thou hast to do. Dress and undress thy soul : mark the decay And growth of it : if with thy watch, that too Be down, then wind up both ; since we shall be Most surely judged, make thy accounts agree.
Página 26 - Pulpits and Sundays, sorrow dogging sin, Afflictions sorted, anguish of all sizes, Fine nets and stratagems to catch us in, Bibles laid open, millions of surprises ; Blessings beforehand, ties of gratefulness, The sound of Glory ringing in our ears : Without, our shame; within, our consciences; Angels and grace, eternal hopes and fears. Yet all these fences and their whole array One cunning bosom-sin blows quite away.
Página 7 - Be thrifty, but not covetous : therefore give Thy need, thine honour, and thy friend his due. Never was scraper brave man. Get to live ; Then live, and use it : else, it is not true That thou hast gotten. Surely use alone Makes money not a contemptible stone.
Página 9 - Pitch thy behaviour low, thy projects high ; So shalt thou humble and magnanimous be: Sink not in spirit ; who aimeth at the sky Shoots higher much than he that means a tree.
Página 6 - Art thou a magistrate ? then be severe : If studious, copy fair what time hath blurr'd ; Redeem truth from his jaws : if soldier, Chase brave employments with a naked sword Throughout the world. Fool not ; for all may have, If they dare try, a glorious life or grave.
Página 8 - Be calm in arguing ; for fierceness makes Error a fault, and truth discourtesy. Why should I feel another man's mistakes, More than his sicknesses, or poverty ; In love I should ; but anger is not love, Nor wisdom neither : therefore gently move.
Página 22 - WHO is the honest man ? He that doth still and strongly good pursue, To God, his neighbour, and himself most true : Whom neither force nor fawning can Unpin, or wrench from giving all their due. Whose honesty is not So loose or easy, that a ruffling wind Can blow away, or glittering look it blind : Who rides his sure and even trot, While the world now rides by, now lags behind.
Página 10 - Sundays observe : think when the bells do chime, 'Tis angels' music ; therefore come not late. God then deals blessings : if a King did so, Who would not haste, nay give, to see the show ? Twice on the day his due is understood ; For all the week thy food so oft he gave thee.

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