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Seite 204 - Truth is always consistent with itself, and needs nothing to help it out ; it is always near at hand, and sits upon our lips and is ready to drop out before we are aware; whereas a lie is troublesome, and sets a man's invention upon the rack, and one trick needs a great many more to make it good.
Seite 43 - THERE is no talent so useful toward rising in the world, or which puts men more out of the reach of fortune, than that quality generally possessed by the dullest sort of men, and in common speech called discretion ; a species of lower prudence, by the assistance of which...
Seite 342 - ... Castile possesses no industry.* The city of Madrid is the capital of New Castile, as of the whole Spanish empire. It is situated upon the left bank of the small stream of Manzanares, on several sand hills, which form the last declivity of the mountains of Guadarrama. It stands in latitude forty, north, at an elevation of two thousand feet above the level of the sea, and almost mathematically in the centre of the Peninsula. It is the highest capital of Europe; for its elevation is fifteen times...
Seite 320 - Indian mount; or faery elves, Whose midnight revels, by a forest side Or fountain, some belated peasant sees, Or dreams he sees, while overhead the Moon Sits arbitress, and nearer to the Earth Wheels her pale course; they, on their mirth and dance Intent, with jocund music charm his ear; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds.
Seite 230 - ... of state she shows ; No, nor that nun-like lily which "but blows Beneath the valley's cool and shady screen ; Nor yet the sun-flower, that with warrior mien Still eyes the orb of glory where it glows ; But thou, neglected Wall-flower ! to my breast And Muse art dearest, wildest, sweetest flower ! To whom alone the privilege is given Proudly to root thyself above the rest, As Genius does, and from thy rocky tower Lend fragrance to the purest breath of heaven.
Seite 102 - We ought, therefore, to be slow and cautious in contracting intimacy ; but when a virtuous friendship is once established, we must ever consider it as a sacred engagement.
Seite 247 - I can't" has ruined many a man — has been the tomb of bright expectation and of ardent hope. Let " I will try," be your motto in whatever you undertake, and, if you press onward, you will steadily and surely accomplish your object, and come off victorious. Try — keep trying, and you are made for this world.
Seite 247 - If a spider break his thread twenty times, twenty times will he mend it again. Make up your mind to do a thing, and you will do it. Fear not if a trouble comes upon you ; keep up your spirits, though the day be a dark one.
Seite 135 - Shall man, the lord of nature, expectant of the sky, Shall man, alone unthankful, his little praise deny?
Seite 312 - Sunday is a day of rest, wisely and mercifully appointed to loose the bonds by which men are held to the world ; let it be spent by you as becomes the head of a family. Let no temptation ever induce you to wish your wife to relinquish attending Divine service, merely that she may