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" Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill ; Bend the straight rule to their own crooked will ; And with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First put it out, then take it for a guide. "
Poems - Page 46
by William Cowper - 1803 - 348 pages
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - English poetry - 1879 - 536 pages
...ends ; But not the mischiefs : they, still left behind, Like thistle-seeds are sown by every wind. First put it out, then take it for a guide. Halting on crutches of unequal size, 560 One leg by truth supported, one by lies, They sidle to the goal with awkward pace, Secure of nothing,...
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The unsafe anchor; or, 'Eternal hope' a false hope, strictures on canon ...

Charles Frederick Childe - Future punishment - 1879 - 133 pages
...; " if they mis.3 the truth, it is because they have " not received the love of the truth." Thus " Faults in the life breed errors in the brain, And these reciprocally those again. " Remembering this, let us "consider ourselves lest we also be tempted ; " and whilst resolute and...
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From Day to Day; Or, Helpful Words for Christian Life: Daily Readings for a Year

Robert MacDonald - 1879 - 648 pages
...the other. Every wrongness in the heart ever tends to produce more or less of darkness in the mind. " Faults in the life breed errors in the brain, And these reciprocally those again." In all cases the one grand standard, to which everything must be referred, is the Word of God. " To...
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Regeneration: its conditions and methods

Robert Craig - Regeneration (Theology) - 1879 - 211 pages
...influence on the whole ; and whatever is on the sido of evil has a hurtful influence on the whole. " Errors in the life breed errors in the brain, And these reciprocally those again." A dissolute life is a hotbed of doubts. Men doing the will of God know the truth. It is possible to...
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Poetical reader, by J. Martin

James Martin (of the Wedgwood inst, Burslem) - 1880
...iv. 3. Thus men go wrong, with an ingenious skill; Bend the straight rule to their own crooked will: And with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First...They sidle to the goal with awkward pace, Secure of nothing—but to lose the race. PROMISE AND PERFORMANCE. Promising is the very air of the time; it...
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The Supernatural in Nature: A Verification by Free Use of Science

Joseph William Reynolds - Religion and science - 1880 - 509 pages
...fast. For men go wrong with an ingenious skill ; Bend the straight rule to their own crooked will ; And with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First put it out, then take it for a guide." Cawper. Not so the coming man, "the Milton and Helmholtz rolled into one : " realising religious feeling...
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The poetical works of William Cowper, ed. by W.M. Rossetti

William Cowper - 1881
...wind. Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill. Bend the straight rule to their own crooked will, And with a clear and shining lamp supplied. First...for a guide. Halting on crutches of unequal size, I One leg by truth supported, one by lies, They sidle to the goal with awkward pace, Secure of nothing,...
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The expositor's commentary on st. Paul's Epistle to the Romans

Charles Neil - Bible - 1882 - 571 pages
...love it. Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill. Bend the straight rule to their own crocked will, And with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First put it out, then take it for a guide. * * * * * Faults in the life breed errors in the brain, And these, reciprocally, those again. The mind...
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Our brothers and sons

Isabel Reaney - 1882
...do live out theirs, subject to erroneous views or misconceived ideas. As Cowper ably puts it — " Faults in the life breed errors in the brain, And these reciprocally those again: The life and conscience mutually imprint And stamp their image on each other's mint.'' The " error " evident...
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After Business: Papers Written in the Intervals of Work

George Bentley - Editors - 1883 - 162 pages
...men pictured to the life, and are made to understand why they wrote the sort of poetry they did ; " Faults in the life breed errors in the brain, And these reciprocally those again." But the errors are in themselves valuable to us ; indications of the manners of the times — what...
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