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Page 172 - All places that the eye of heaven visits, Are to a wise man ports and happy havens : Teach thy necessity to reason thus ; There is no virtue like necessity.
Page 389 - The whole employ of body and of mind. All spread their charms, but charm not all alike; On...
Page 388 - Tut, man ! one fire burns out another's burning, One pain is lessened by another's anguish; Turn giddy, and be holp by backward turning ; One desperate grief cures with another's languish : Take thou some new infection to thy eye, And the rank poison of the old will die.
Page 62 - Florence would have had another prosperous Lord Mayor ; and the ten dumb centuries continued voiceless, and the ten other listening centuries (for there will be ten of them and more) had no Divina Commedia to hear!
Page 613 - THOMAS GRADGRIND, sir. A man of realities. A man of facts and calculations. A man who proceeds upon the principle that two and two are four, and nothing over, and who is not to be talked into allowing for anything over.
Page 60 - God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers, And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face, A gauntlet with a gift in't.
Page 57 - We, ignorant of ourselves, Beg often our own harms, which the wise powers Deny us for our good ; so find we profit, By losing of our prayers.
Page 174 - Of earth, but to despise. Opinion is the rate of things, From hence our peace doth flow; I have a better fate than kings, Because I think it so. When all the stormy world doth roar How unconcerned am I?
Page 59 - And glories in her lovers' pains. With age she fades, each lover flies, Contemn'd, forlorn, she pines and dies. When Jove the Father's grief survey'd, And heard him Heav'n and Fate upbraid, Thus spoke the God. By outward show, Men judge of happiness and woe : Shall ignorance of good and ill Dare to direct th' eternal will ? Seek virtue ; and, of that possest, To Providence resign the rest.