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Pagina 48 - When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me: Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
Pagina 54 - The wise and active conquer difficulties, By daring to attempt them. Sloth and folly Shiver and shrink at sight of toil and hazard, And make th
Pagina 68 - Tender-handed stroke a nettle, And it stings you for your pains ; Grasp it like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains.
Pagina 51 - Persuasion, friend, comes not by toil or art ; Hard study never made the matter clearer : 'Tis the live fountain in the speaker's heart, Sends forth the streams that melt the ravished hearer: Then work away for life; heap book on book, Line upon line, and precept on example : The stupid multitude may gape and look, And fools may think your stock of wisdom ample: But all remain unmoved : to touch the heart, — To make men feel, requires a different art.
Pagina 61 - He may be trusted, himself out of sight — near the thinnest partition — anywhere. He buys no office, he sells none, he intrigues for none. He would rather fail of his rights than win them through dishonor. He will eat honest bread. He tramples on no sensitive feeling. He insults no man. If he have rebuke for another, he is straightforward, open and manly.
Pagina 55 - Her precious pearl, in sorrow's cup, Unmelted at the bottom lay, To shine again, when, all drunk up, The bitterness should pass away.
Pagina 61 - If by accident he comes into possession of his neigboor's counsels, he .passes upon them an act of instant oblivion. He bears sealed packages without tampering with the wax. Papers not meant for his eye, whether they flutter...
Pagina 94 - But if any provide not for his own, and especially those of his own House ; he hath denied the Faith, and is worse than an Infidel.
Pagina 60 - POPE'S Essay on Man. 8. A wit 'sa feather, and a chief's a rod ; An honest man 's the noblest work of God. POPE'S Essay on Man. 9. I Ve scann'd the actions of his daily life With all the industrious malice of a foe ; And nothing meets mine eyes but deeds of honour.