Memorials of Theophilus Trinal, Student

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byThomas Toke Lynch

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1850 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. EXTRACTS FROM A JOURNAL. Heaviness in the heart of man causeth it to stoop, but a good word maketh it glad. There is a good word concerning heaviness itself, that may make glad; this, namely, that the heart is the productive tree, and its heaviness that of the fruity houghs of thought, laden with thef weight of their ripening fruits. If we be heavy because of waiting for success, this is the lesson for us--that early successes are mostly rather according to wish than wisdom. We take show for good--deceived by a vain show, because it is a fine one; so we get confirmed love for the showy and the immediate, and are neither in our works nor ways conscious partakers of a divine everlastingness. If our garden be small, then let us fill it with choice flowers; and such a love of choice things shall we form in ourselves, that if a larger garden be given us, it will be worthily filled. To do well, is to do choicely. And if a man keep the house in order over which he has charge, small though it be, he shall have divine comforts. These shall have light and beauty for him in sad hours--as, in the dusk of evening, white flowers shine brightly through the shade, and seem pure and sacred. Many fair colours are now hidden; but these white blooms, the comforts that have blossomed from the roots of pious thoughts and acts, beam to cheer and hallow the dusk. Not alone, however, we say, if our things be few, let them be choice; but also say, let us not too readily cry, in haste or peevishness, that the things we can do or can have are few. Let us collect these in our thought; then, perhaps, we may seem to ourselves to be POOR, YET POSSESSING. Thy garden may seem poor and small, Of flowers scanty the supply; But go and gather them, and then The blossom-bunch shows h...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1850 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. EXTRACTS FROM A JOURNAL. Heaviness in the heart of man causeth it to stoop, but a good word maketh it glad. There is...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217235212

ISBN - 13:9780217235211

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