Tracts for the improvement of our popular literature [by R. Dick].

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Seite 9 - WHEN I consider how my light is spent Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide. And that one talent which is death to hide, Lodg'd with me useless, though my soul more bent To serve therewith my Maker, and present My true account, lest he, returning, chide; 'Doth God exact day-labour, light denied?
Seite 8 - To that same lot, however mean or high, Toward which Time leads me, and the will of Heaven ; All is, if I have grace to use it so, As ever in my great Task-Master's eye.
Seite 8 - O'er life's ocean, wide and pathless, Thus would I with patience steer ; No vain hope of journeying scathless, No proud boast to face down fear ; Dark or bright his Providence, Trust in GOD be my defence. Time there was...
Seite 9 - I fondly ask. But Patience, to prevent That murmur, soon replies: "God doth not need Either man's work or his own gifts: who best Bear Ms mild yoke, they serve him best. His state Is kingly; thousands at his bidding speed And post o'er land and ocean without rest: They also serve who only stand and wait...

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