The Writings of Jane Taylor, Band 3

Perkins & Marvin, 1832

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Seite 156 - Hands made a vain effort to continue their course ; the Wheels remained motionless with surprise ; the Weights hung speechless. Each member felt disposed to lay the blame on the others. At length the Dial instituted a formal inquiry as to the cause of the stagnation, when Hands, Wheels, Weights, with one voice protested their innocence.
Seite 20 - Pet. i. 10, by believing it, for fear we come short of it,f according to that of the apostle, " let us, therefore, fear, lest a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of us should seem to come short of it,
Seite 160 - Thus, in looking forward to future life, let us recollect that we have not to sustain all its toil, to endure all its sufferings, or encounter all its crosses at once. One moment comes laden with its own little...
Seite 89 - Stood on my feet: about me round I saw Hill, dale, and shady woods, and sunny plains, And liquid lapse of murmuring streams; by these Creatures that lived and moved, and walked or flew; Birds on the branches warbling; ~a.ll things smiled; With fragrance and with joy my heart o'erflowed.
Seite 159 - Very good," replied the dial; "but recollect, that though you may think of a million strokes in an instant, you are required to execute but one; and that, however often you may hereafter have to swing, a moment will always be given you to swing in.
Seite 119 - Which retained all the wit that had ever been there ; As a weight, he threw in a torn scrap of a leaf, Containing the prayer of the penitent thief; When the skull rose aloft with so sudden a spell, As to bound like a ball on the roof of the cell.
Seite 161 - It is not thus with those, who, " by patient continuance in well-doing, seek for glory, honour, and immortality :" day by day, minute by minute, they execute the appointed task to which the requisite measure of time and strength is proportioned : and thus, having worked while it was called day, they at length rest from their labours, and their
Seite 58 - man's life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses," but in what he is in himself. They who depend on artificial pleasures for their happiness, are miserable if " riches take wings and fly away," so as to prevent them the means of gratification. But the fields, the trees, the blue sky, the starry heavens, are always VOL.
Seite 159 - Take care of the mi/nutes, and the hours will take care of themselves.
Seite 87 - Morn her rosy steps in th' eastern clime Advancing, sowed the earth with orient pearl, When Adam waked, so customed, for his sleep Was airy light, from pure digestion bred, And temperate vapours bland, which th' only sound Of leaves and fuming rills, Aurora's fan, Lightly dispersed, and the shrill matin song Of birds on every bough; so much the more His wonder was to find unwakened Eve...

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