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It is success that colors all in life:
Uncertainty ! Fell demon of our fears! The human soul That can support despair, supports not thee.
Shame on those hearts of stone, that cannot melt
Of all bad things by which mankind are curst,
'Tis to thy rules, O temperance, that we owe, All pleasures that from health and strength can flow.
Chandler. O madness, to think use of strongest wines And strongest drinks our chief support of health, When God with these forbidden made choice to rear His mighty champion, strong above compare, Whose drink was only from the liquid brook.
The man who pauses on his honesty
'Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours, And ask them what report they've borne to heaven, And how they might have borne more welcome news.
Think we, or think we not, time hurries on
to weave it well. Oh time! the beautifier of the dead, Adorner of the ruin, comforter And only healer when the heart hath bled
Time ! the corrector where our judgments err,
Nay, dally not with time, the wise man's treasure,
Youth is not rich in time-it
To-morrow I will live, the fool does say:
Beware the tongue that's set on fire of hell,
If thou wishest to be wise,
Think naught a trifle, though it small appear ;
To thiné own self be true,
A Christian is the highest style of man !
The earth was made so various, that the mind
Vice is a monster of so frightful mien,
The means immutable of happiness,
Herrick. Virtue, not rolling suns, the mind matures ; That life is long which answers life's great end. Young.
Rash, fruitless war, from wanton glory waged,
Abundance is a blessing to the wise ;
Pope. Gold is worse poison to men's souls, Doing more murders in this loathsome world, Than any mortal drug