On the lessons in proverbs, 5 lectures

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Page 133 - But little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and 10 talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Page 138 - It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
Page 154 - As thou art in desire? Wouldst thou have that Which thou esteemst the ornament of life, And live a coward in thine own esteem, Letting "I dare not" wait upon "I would," Like the poor cat i
Page 8 - Compare with this Martial's so happy epigram upon epigrams, in which everything runs exactly parallel to that which has been said above : — "Omne epigramma sit instar apis; sit aculeus illi, Sint sua mella, sit et corporis exigui...
Page 128 - That they would exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the seat of the elders!
Page 60 - Those who will not be ruled by the rudder must be ruled by the rock...
Page 111 - A stone that is fit for the wall, is not left in the way. It is a saying made for them who appear for a while to be overlooked, neglected, passed by ; who perceive in themselves capacities, which as yet no one else has recognised or cared to turn to account.
Page 147 - ... come, he will send. There are others of the same family, as the following: The devil's 'meal is half bran; or all bran, as the Italians still more boldly proclaim it;* unrighteous gains are sure to disappoint the getter; the pleasures of sin, even in this present time, are largely dashed with its pains. And this : He had need of a long spoon that eats with the devil...
Page 107 - ... are given, Sound, healthy children of the God of heaven, Are cheerful as the rising sun in May. What do we gather hence but firmer faith That every gift of noble origin Is breathed upon by Hope's perpetual breath ? That virtue and the faculties within Are vital, — and that riches are akin To fear, to change, to cowardice and death...
Page 91 - Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together ; (Matt.

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