Merry's Museum, Parley's Magazine, Woodworth's Cabinet and the Schoolfellow, Volumes 43-44

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J.N. Stearns & Company, 1862
 

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Page 5 - If we work upon marble, it will perish ; if we work upon brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust; but if we work upon immortal minds, if we imbue them with principles, with the just fear of God and love of our fellow-men, we engrave on those tablets something which will brighten to all eternity.
Page 56 - I LIVE for those who love me, Whose hearts are kind and true ; For the heaven that smiles above me And awaits my spirit too ; For all human ties that bind me, For the task by God assigned me, For the bright hopes left behind me, And the good that I can do.
Page 149 - Stand, like an anvil," when the sparks Fly far and wide, a fiery shower ; Virtue and truth must still be marks, Where malice proves its want of power. " Stand, like an anvil," when the bar Lies, red and glowing, on its breast ; Duty shall be life's leading star, And conscious innocence its rest.
Page 178 - It is with narrow-souled people as with narrownecked bottles ; the less they have in them, the more noise they make in pouring it out.
Page 4 - What if thine heaven be overcast, The dark appearance will not last ; Expect a brighter sky. The God that strings the silver bow Awakes sometimes the muses too, And lays his arrows by.
Page 152 - There is nearly as strong a disposition in men of opposite minds to despise each other. A grave man cannot conceive what is the use of a wit in society; a person who takes a strong common-sense view of a subject, is for pushing out by the head and shoulders an ingenious theorist, who...
Page 151 - villain" than peasant; a " boor" was only a farmer, a " varlet" was but a serving-man, a "churl" but a strong fellow. " Time-server" was used two hundred years ago quite as often for one in an honorable as in a dishonorable sense " serving the time."* " Conceits" had once nothing conceited in them ; "officious...
Page 152 - ... was that which pertained to a man's mood, without any gloom or sullenness implied. " Demure" (which is, " des moaurs," of good manners), conveyed no hint, as it does now, of an over-doing of the outward demonstrations of modesty. In " crafty" and " cunning" there was nothing of crooked wisdom implied, but only knowledge and skill; "craft...
Page 152 - ... feelings of the heart, and is alive to nothing else: whereas talent is talent, and mind is mind, in all its branches ! Wit gives to life one of its best...
Page 177 - Down to ocean gliding ever, Keep thy calm unruffled way ; Time with such a silent motion, Floats along on wings of air, To eternity's dark ocean, Burying all its treasures there.

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