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Страница 15 - The trivial round, the common task, Will furnish all we ought to ask ; Room to deny ourselves ; a road To bring us daily nearer God.
Страница 77 - They that make them are like unto them ; and so are all such as put their trust in them.
Страница 38 - There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune ; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows, and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat; And we must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures.
Страница 115 - THE melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year, Of wailing winds, and naked woods, and meadows brown and sere. Heaped in the hollows of the grove, the autumn leaves lie dead ; They rustle to the eddying gust, and to the rabbit's tread ; The robin and the wren are flown, and from the shrubs the jay, And from the wood-top calls the crow through all the gloomy day. Where are the flowers, the fair young flowers...
Страница 97 - While place we seek, or place we shun, The soul finds happiness in none : But, with a God to guide our way, Tis equal joy to go or stay. Could I be cast where thou art not, That were indeed a dreadful lot ; But regions none remote I call, Secure of finding God in all.
Страница 101 - O happy house ! and happy servitude ! Where all alike one Master own ; Where daily duty, in Thy strength pursued, Is never hard nor toilsome known ; Where each one serves Thee, meek and lowly, Whatever Thine appointment be, Till common tasks seem great and holy, When they are done as unto Thee.
Страница 139 - WHEN some beloved voice that was to you Both sound and sweetness, faileth suddenly, And silence, against which you dare not cry, Aches round you like a strong disease and new — What hope ? what help ? what music will undo That silence to your sense...
Страница 95 - ... the birds that nestle contentedly, brooding over their young, quietly tending the little stragglers with their beak — all these have a religious significance to a thinking soul. Every violet blooms of God, each lily is fragrant with the presence of Deity. The awful scenes of storms, and lightning and thunder, seem but the sterner sounds of the great concert, wherewith God speaks to man. Is this an accident ? Ay, earth is full of such
Страница 94 - ... influence on souls that are deepest and most holy. Who that looks on the ocean, in its anger or its play ; who that walks at twilight under a mountain's brow, listens to the sighing of the pines, touched by the indolent wind of summer, and hears the light tinkle of the brook, murmuring its quiet...
Страница 81 - In whatever state I am, I first of all look up to heaven, and remember that my principal business here is to get there : I then look down upon the earth, and call to mind how small a space I shall occupy in it when...

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