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" Father of light and life, thou Good Supreme ! O teach me what is good ; teach me Thyself! Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, From every low pursuit; and feed my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure; Sacred, substantial, never-fading... "
The Works of James Thomson: With His Last Corrections and Improvements. ... - Page 172
by James Thomson - 1766
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets: Based Upon Bohn ...

Henry George Bohn - Quotations, English - 1911 - 761 pages
...firm base as soon as I. 1157 Scott: Lady of the Lake. Canto v. St. 10 DEITY — see God, Providence. Father of light and life ! thou Good Supreme ! O teach...Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, From every low pursuit! and feed my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure; Sacred, substantial, never-fading...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn, Anna Lydia Ward - Quotations - 1911 - 761 pages
...Lake. Canto v. St. l0 DEITY — see God, Providence. Father of light and life ! thou Good Supreme 1 O teach me what is good ! teach me thyself ! Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, From every low pursuit ! and feed my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure ; Sacred, substantial,...
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Literary Influences in Colonial Newspapers, 1704-1750

Elizabeth Christine Cook - American newspapers - 1912 - 279 pages
...sometimes," Franklin says in the Autobiography, ' ' a little prayer which I took from Thomson 'a Poems, viz : 'Father of light and life, thou Good Supreme! O teach...Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, From every low pursuit; and fill my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure; Sacred, substantial, never-fading...
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Stories of Achievement, Volume 1

Asa Don Dickinson - Biography - 1916
...continual favors to me." I used also sometimes a little prayer which I took from Thomson's Poems, viz.: "Father of light and life, thou Good Supreme! O teach...Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, From every low pursuit; and fill my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure; Sacred, substantial, never-fading...
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The Makers of America

James Albert Woodburn, Thomas Francis Moran - Biography - 1922 - 308 pages
...religious man. He believed in prayer and practiced it. Here is one of Thomson's poems of which he was fond: Father of light and life, thou good supreme! O teach...Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, From every low pursuit; and fill my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure; Sacred, substantial, never-fading...
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School Executive, Volume 44

Education - 1924
...assures success to those who are worthy. — Mark Keppel. Father of light and life Thou Good Supreme! О teach me what is good; teach me Thyself! Save me from folly, vanity, and vice From every low pursuit; and fill my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure; Sacred, substantial, never-fading...
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The Pilot, or Sailors' magazine. [Continued as] Sailors' magazine, Volume 1

British and foreign sailors' society - 1839
...expressive prayer : — '' Father of light and life ! Thou good Supreme ! O teach me what is good I Teach me thyself! Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, From every low pursuit ! And feed my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure; Sacred, substantial, never-fading...
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Pilgrim Souls: A Collection of Spiritual Autobiography

Amy Mandelker, Elizabeth Powers - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 543 pages
...little prayer which I took from Thomson's Poems, viz.: Father of light and life, thou Good Supreme! 0 teach me what is good; teach me Thyself! Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, From every low pursuit; and fill my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure; Sacred, substantial, never-fading...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Walter Isaacson - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 576 pages
...continual favors to me. I used also sometimes a little prayer which I took from Thomson's Poems, viz.: Father of light and life, thou Good Supreme! O teach...Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, From every low pursuit; and fill my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure; Sacred, substantial, never-fading...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 551 pages
...little prayer which I took from Thomson's Poems, viz.: Father of light and life, thou Good Supreme! 0 teach me what is good; teach me Thyself! Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, From every low pursuit; and fill my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure; Sacred, substantial, never-fading...
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