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"Two sorrie Thynges there be—
Ay, three;

A Neste from which ye Fledglings have been taken,
A Lambe forsaken,

A redde leaf from ye Wilde Rose rudely shaken.

"Of gladde Thynges there be more—
Ay, four;

A Larke above ye olde Neste blythely singing,
A Wilde Rose clinging

In safety to a Rock: a Shepherde bringing
A Lambe, found, in his armes, and Chrystemasse
Bells a-ringing."

I know there are voices I do not hear,

And colors I do not see;

I know that the world has numberless doors
Of which I have not the key.

-Minot J. Savage.

Be great in act, as you have been in thought.

What had the life of Jesus been to us, if we had only the records of his sermons, without the record of his going about doing good. -Bishop Simpson.

When I say that it was March, I need add nothing about the weather. -Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward.

Don't waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours or ages that follow it.


"Medicine for the soul."

-Inscription over the door of the Library at Thebes.

The virtue which we appreciate, we to some extent appropriate.

- Thoreau.

"He who is always inquiring what people will say, will never give them opportunity to say anything great about him."

A little learning is not a dangerous thing to one who does not mistake it for a great deal.

-Blanco White.

We are haunted by an ideal life, and it is because we have within us the beginning and the possibility of it. -Phillips Brooks.

Never does a man portray his own character more vividly than in his manner of portraying another's.


The nimble lie

Is like the second-hand upon a clock;
We see it fly, while the hour-hand of truth
Seems to stand still; and yet it moves unseen,
And wins at last, for the clock will not strike
Till it has reached the goal.


I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of a man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor. It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. -Thoreau.

What we like determines what we are, and is the sign of what we are; and to teach taste is inevitably to form character.


A noble deed is a step toward God.

A small drop of ink,

Falling, like dew, upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.

The true worth of a man is to be measured by the objects he pursues.

-Marcus Aurelius.

-J. G. Holland.

Friends-those relations that one makes for one's -Deschamps.


To have joy one must share it. born a twin.

Happiness was

And where we love is home,

Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. The chain may lengthen, but it never parts.


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