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Reason should have ability
Sir Philip Sydney
Books are part of man's prerogative,
Sir Thomas Overbury.
Patience doth bear a never pierced shield,
No man before his end is truly blest.
THE EFFECT OF CULTIVATION.
Use makes things nothing huge, and huge things nothing.
THE BALANCE OF DIVINE ATTRIBUTES.
God's mercy gently weighs his justice down.
God hath made a salve for every sore,
Sir John Harrington.
THE INALIENABLE KINGDOM.
No banishment can be to him assign’d,
COURAGE LIGHTENS ILL.
Good heart in ill, doth th' evil much amend.
SOME FREEDOM TURNED TO BANISHMENT.
THE UNSOUGHT REMEDY.
Ofttimes we see that sorrows of the mind
Let soberness be still thy wisdom's end,
THE FILM OF BEAUTY.
All men do err, because that men they be,
Heaven is not given for our good works here;
God never accepts a good inclination instead of a good action, where that action may be done; nay, so much the contrary, that if a good inclination be not seconded by a good action, the want of that action is thereby made so much the more criminal and inexcusable. A good inclination is but the first rude draught of virtue; but the finishing strokes are from the will: which, if well disposed, will by degrees perfect; if ill disposed, will, by the superinduction of ill habits, quickly deface it.
THE WILL THE CAUSE OF WO.
When man is punish’d, he is plagued still,
Our life is but a step in dusty way.
Sir Philip Sydney.
THE CAR OF FAITH.
Repentance, hope, and soft humility,
"PITY 'Tis, 'TIS TRUE."
A wise man poor
The ever-changing course of things Run a perpetual circle, ever turning. Change lives not long, time fainteth, and time mourns: Solace and sorrow have their certain turns.
A JACOB'S LADDER.
Humility, to heaven, the step, the stair
We, ignorant of ourselves,