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Page 133 - The friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel, But do not dull thy palm with entertainment Of each new-hatch'd, unfledged comrade.
Page 137 - Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul, As the swift seasons roll ! Leave thy low-vaulted past! Let each new temple, nobler than the last, Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast, Till thou at length art free, Leaving thine outgrown shell by life's unresting sea!
Page 199 - Let it be our hope to make a gentleman of every youth who is put under our charge, not a conventional gentleman but a man of culture, a man of intellectual resource, a man of public spirit, a man of refinement, with that good taste which is the conscience of the mind and that conscience which is the good taste of the soul.
Page 36 - The law of nature, is, that a certain quantity of work is necessary to produce a certain quantity of good, of any kind whatever. If you want knowledge, you must toil for it; if food, you must toil for it; and if pleasure, you must toil for it.
Page 129 - He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Page 20 - I would the great world grew like thee, Who grewest not alone in power And knowledge, but by year and hour In reverence and in charity.
Page 145 - I HAVE read that those who listened to Lord Chatham felt that there was something finer in the man than anything which he said.
Page 85 - Habit at first is but a silken thread, Fine as the light-winged gossamers that sway In the warm sunbeams of a summer's day ; A shallow streamlet, rippling o'er its bed ; A tiny sapling, ere its roots are spread ; A yet unhardened thorn upon the spray ; A lion's whelp that hath not scented prey ; A little smiling child obedient led. Beware ! that thread may bind thee as a chain ; That streamlet gather to a fatal sea ; •That sapling spread into a gnarled tree ; That thorn, grown hard, may wound and...
Page 95 - Conceive a poor miserable wretch, who for many years has been attempting to beat off pain by a constant recurrence to the vice that reproduces it. Conceive a spirit in hell, employed in tracing out for others the road to that heaven, from which his crimes exclude him...
Page 192 - Cultivate the physical exclusively, and you have an athlete or a savage ; the moral only, and you have an enthusiast or a maniac; the intellectual only, and you have a diseased oddity — it may be a monster. It is only by wisely training all three together that tho complete man can be formed.