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Go to now, ye that say, To-day, or to-morrow, we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain; whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow: for what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.--Jas. iv. 13, 14.

Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.?—Prov. xxvii. 1.

Give glory to the Lord your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while ye look for light, he turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross darkness.

JER. xii. 16.

The night cometh when no man can work.

JOHN ix. 4.

When the day serves before black-comer'd night, Find what thou want'st by free and offer'd light.

TIMON OF ATHENS. Act v. Scene 1.

Let's take the instant by the forward top;
For we are old, and on our quick’st decrees
The inaudible and noiseless foot of time
Steals ere we can effect them.

ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL. Act v. Scene 3.

Is. lvi. 12; Luke xii. 19-21.

We must take the current while it serves.

JULIUS CÆSAR. Act iv. Scene 3.

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace, from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death.

MACBETH. Act v. Scene 5.

Take all the swift advantage of the hours.

KING RICHARD III. Act iv. Scene 1.

The time is worth the use on 't.

WINTER'S TALE. Act III. Scene 1.

What we would do,
We should do when we would; for this would

changes,
And hath abatements and delays as many,
As there are tongues, are hands, are accidents;
And then this should is like a spendthrift sigh,
That hurts by easing.*

HAMLET. Act iv. Scene 7.

* The flighty purpose never is o'ertook,
Unless the deed go with it.

MACBETH. Act iv. Scene 1.

XLIX.

TIME THE TEST OF TRUTH.

And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: but if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it.—Acts v. 38, 39.

Time's glory is-
To unmask falsehood, and bring truth to light.

POEMS.

Time is the old justice that examines all offenders.

As You LIKE IT. Act IV. Scene 1.

I (Time), that please some, try all.

WINTER'S TALE. Act iv. C'horus.

That old, common arbitrator, Time.

TROILUS AND CRESSIDA. Act iv. Scene 5.

L.

PRECEPT AT VARIANCE WITH PRACTICE.

What hast thou to do. to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth, seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.—Ps. 1. 16, 17.

1 Prov. xxi. 30; Is. viii. 10.

This people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men.-Is. xxix. 13.

Thou art near in their mouth, and far from their reins.--JER, xii. 2.

Why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say??—LUKE vi. 46.

Hast thou that holy feeling in thy soul,

To counsel me to make my peace with God? And art thou get to thy own soul so blind, That thou wilt war with God?

KING RICHARD III. Act 1. Scene 4.

The flamen,
That scolds against the quality of flesh,
And not believes himself.

TIMON OF ATHENS. Act Iv. Scene 3.

Do not, as some ungracious pastors do,
Shew me the steep and thorny way to heaven;

1 Ezek. xxxiii. 32; Matt. xv. 7, 9.
2 Mal. i. 6; Matt. vii. 21; xxv. 11, 12; Luke xiii. 25.
* Priest.

Whilst, like a puff'd and reckless libertine,
Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads.*

HAMLET. Act 1. Scene 3.

LI.

MORAL BLINDNESS OF THE WICKED.

From the wicked their light is withholden."

JOB xxxviii. 15.

The way of the wicked is as darkness; they know not at what they stumble.2-Prov. iv. 19.

Evil men understand not judgment; but they that seek the Lord understand all things.

PROV. xxviii. 5.

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Having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them because of the blindness of their heart.4

EPH. iv. 18.

It is a good divine that follows his own instructions: I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teaching.

MERCHANT OF VENICE. Act i. Scene 2. 1 Prov. xiii. 9; Job xxi, 17. 2 Job xxiv. 13; xviii. 5, 6, 18; Is. lix. 10; 1 Sam. ii. 9. 3 John vii. 17; Ps. xxv. 9.

2 Cor. iv. 3, 4.

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