The Token of Friendship: An Offering for All Seasons ...

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Phillips, Sampson, 1853
 

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Página 226 - O'ER wayward childhood wouldst thou hold firm rule, And sun thee in the light of happy faces ; Love, Hope, and Patience, these must be thy graces, And in thine own heart let them first keep school. For as old Atlas on his broad neck places Heaven's starry globe, and there sustains it, — so Do these upbear the little world below Of Education, — Patience, Love, and Hope.
Página 96 - While love, unknown among the blest, Parent of thousand wild desires, The savage and the human breast, Torments alike with raging fires ; " With bright, but oft destructive, gleam, Alike o'er all his lightnings fly ; Thy lambent glories only beam Around the fav'rites of the sky. " Thy gentle flows of guiltless joys On fools and villains ne'er descend : In vain for thee the tyrant sighs, And hugs a flatterer for a friend. " Directress of the brave and just, O guide us through life's darksome way !...
Página 226 - Yet haply there will come a weary day When, overtasked at length, Both Love and Hope beneath the load give way. Then, with a statue's smile, a statue's strength, Stands the mute sister, Patience, nothing loth, And, both supporting, does the work of both.
Página 187 - St. Keyne,' quoth the Cornish-man, 'many a time Drank of this crystal Well, And before the Angel summoned her, She laid on the water a spell. 'If the husband of this gifted Well Shall drink before his wife, A happy man thenceforth is he, For he shall be master for life.
Página 226 - For as old Atlas on his broad neck places Heaven's starry globe, and there sustains it, — so Do these upbear the little world below Of Education, — Patience, Love, and Hope. Methinks, I see them grouped, in seemly show, The straightened arms upraised, the palms aslope, And robes that, touching as adown they flow, Distinctly blend, like snow embossed in snow.
Página 199 - A transition from an author's book to his conversation is too often like an entrance into a large city, after a distant prospect. Remotely, we see nothing but spires of temples and turrets of palaces, and imagine it the residence of splendour, grandeur, and magnificence; but when we have passed the gates, we find it perplexed with narrow passages, disgraced with despicable cottages, embarrassed with obstructions, and clouded with smoke.
Página 96 - FRIENDSHIP, peculiar boon of heaven, The noble mind's delight and pride. To men and angels only given, To all the lower world denied. While love unknown among the blest, Parent of thousand wild desires, The savage and the human breast Torments alike with raging fires; With bright, but oft destructive, gleam, Alike o'er all his lightnings fly ; Thy lambent glories only beam Around the fav'rites of the sky.
Página 253 - ... probation before receiving formal permission to render each other happy or miserable for life. " Medwin, your father is waiting for you ; all is ready for your departure," said Sutherland. Ella sobbed bitterly, and Medwin whispered to her — " True constancy no time, no power can move, He that hath known to change ne'er knew to love.
Página 186 - But the life of every man is as the wellspring of a stream, whose small beginnings are indeed plain to all, but whose ulterior course and destination, as it winds through the expanses of infinite years, only the Omniscient can discern.
Página 222 - The minds of his children, — of his wife,—his own mind, are so many microcosms, which only ask to be inquired into and developed, to reveal hoards of wealth, which may be coined into current enjoyment. We are ever too little sensible of the good immediately within our grasp; too ready to cavil at difficulties and to declare them impossibilities. A great man once said there were no such things, and as all proverbs have their foundation in practical truth, this idea may receive confirmation from...

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