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" A servant with this clause Makes drudgery divine : Who sweeps a room, as for Thy laws, Makes that and th "
The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 1st series - Page 409
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876
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Short lessons on the parables of our Lord. (Repr., with additions, from the ...

1866
...tincture, for Thy sake, Will not grow bright and clean. " A servant with this clause, Makes drudgery divine ; Who sweeps a room, as for Thy laws Makes that, and the action, fine." Vineyards in the East were almost as common as gardens with us (Deut. viii. 8 ;...
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The seven lamps of architecture

John Ruskin - 1866
...purposes, the pleasing of God. Hence George Herbert — " A servant with this clause Makes drudgery divine ; Who sweeps a room, as for thy laws, Makes that and the action fine." Therefore, in the pressing or recommending of any act or manner of acting, we have...
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Devotional Hymns Selected from Various Authors

1866 - 98 pages
...tincture (for Thy sake) Will not grow bright and clean. A servant, with this clause, Makes drudgery divine : Who sweeps a room as for Thy laws, Makes that and the action fine. This is the famous stone That turneth all to gold : For that which God doth touch...
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The Recreations of a Country Parson

Andrew Kennedy Hutchison Boyd - 1866 - 418 pages
...to see : And what I do in anything, To do it as for Thee. A servant with this clause Makes drudgery divine : Who sweeps a room, as for Thy laws, Makes that, and the action, fine. We have all in our mind some abstracted and idealised picture of what the country...
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Worlds Between: Historical Perspectives on Gender and Class

Leonore Davidoff - 1995 - 276 pages
...relationship to the social order. As the well-known stanza runs: A servant with this clause Makes drudgery divine Who sweeps a room as for thy laws Makes that and th'acrion fine. Such suhordination can merge into sweeping, or scruhhing floors as a humiliation and...
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Sayings of the Fathers

Joseph H. Hertz - 1995 - 128 pages
...to see ; And what I do in any thing, To do it as for Thee. A servant with this clause Makes drudgery divine ; Who sweeps a room as for Thy laws, Makes that and the action fine " (Herbert). nwnp,? WTTY si rrin 7'is'ltt ^i (a) : f?^v>sg S oibsisni n^ia rgsb,arn...
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Two Poets of the Oxford Movement: John Keble and John Henry Newman

Rodney Stenning Edgecombe - 1996 - 296 pages
...structure in a winding stair?" 29 And of course "The Elixir" supplies a precedent for "the trivial round": A servant with this clause Makes drudgerie divine:...room, as for thy laws, Makes that and th' action fine. 30 Only, O Lord, in Thy dear love Fit us for perfect Rest above; And help us, this and every day, To...
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Unity, Volume 32

1910
...tincture (for Thy sake). Will not grow bright and clean. A servant with this clause Makes drudgery divine; Who sweeps a room, as for Thy laws Makes that and the action fine." — George Herbert. Thus let us approach all the uses of water. We may not all serve...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 625 pages
...two "profitable servants" in the parable of the talents. 2 A servant with this clause Makes drudgery divine: Who sweeps a room as for Thy laws Makes that and th' action fine. GEORGE HERBERT, (1593-1633) British poet, clergyman. "The Elixir," st. 5, The Temple (1633). Repr....
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For Our Salvation: Two Approaches to the Work of Christ

Geoffrey Wainwright - 1997 - 186 pages
...this tincture, For Thy sake, Will not grow bright and clean. A servant with this clause Makes drudgery divine; Who sweeps a room, as for Thy laws, Makes that and the action fine. This is the famous stone That turneth all to gold: For that which God doth touch and...
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