The Querist's Birthday Book, Language of Flowers, and Confession Album, with Engravings of Natural Grasses, and Four Coloured Illustrations of the Seasons

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David Bryce., 1882 - 123 pages
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Page 30 - Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear, and with a manly heart.
Page 10 - Experience keeps a dear School, but Fools will learn in no other, and scarce in that; for it is true, we may give Advice, but we cannot give Conduct...
Page 30 - But little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Page 5 - Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action to the word, the word to the action; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature...
Page 43 - Humour can prevail, When Airs, and Flights, and Screams, and Scolding fail. Beauties in vain their pretty Eyes may roll ; Charms strike the Sight, but Merit wins the Soul.
Page 31 - Unpraised ; for nothing lovelier can be found In woman, than to study household good, And good works in her husband to promote.
Page 19 - Marriage is the best state for man in general ; and every man is a worse man, in proportion as he is unfit for the married state.
Page 23 - Yet he who reigns within himself, and rules Passions, desires, and fears, is more a king; Which every wise and virtuous man attains...
Page 23 - And generally, men ought to find the difference between saltness and bitterness. Certainly, he that hath a satirical vein, as he maketh others afraid of his wit, so he had need be afraid of others

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