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" Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours ; And ask them, what report they bore to heaven : And how they might have borne more welcome news. "
Blackwood's Magazine - Page 572
1838
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Flora's Dictionary

Elizabeth Washington Wirt - 1832 - 202 pages
...see time's furrows on another's brow. . . same. Peace and esteem is all that age can boast . . same. 'Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours, And...news. Their answers form what men experience call. same. Age should Walk thoughtful on the silent, solemn shore Of that vast ocean it must sail so soon,...
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Extracts from Young's Night thoughts, with observations upon them

William Danby, Edward Young - 1832 - 154 pages
...dispositions which should accompany and direct it, under a still higher direction. For this, he says, " 'Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours, And...news. Their answers form what men experience call, If wisdom's friend, her best; if not, worst foe." Without this, " There's nothing here, but what as...
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Letters to a Young Student: In the First Stage of a Liberal Education

Asa Dodge Smith - 1832 - 174 pages
...Inquire wherein you have gone astray from the path of duty, and how you may in future amend your ways. " 'Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours, And...And how they might have borne more welcome news." And this is never more proper, than when you are making a transition from one stage of study to another....
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The Works of Hannah More: With a Sketch of Her Life, Volume 1

Hannah More - 1832
...were, the space which divides us from eternity : "Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours. And nsk them what report they bore to heaven, And how they might have borne more welcome news. Yot to those who seek a short annual retreat * Biinop Hopkins. us a mere form ; who dignify with the...
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Latter Struggles in the Journey of Life, Or, The Afternoon of My Days ...

George Miller - 1833 - 406 pages
...retrospect of the above date, with one of the mottos, that I had adopted for my retrospections : " "Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours, And ask them what report they bore to heaven." I go on to say : — " So thought the poet — so, it appears, thought the patriarch Isaac, when he...
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Latter Struggles in the Journey of Life: Or, The Afternoon of My Days ...

George Miller (of Dunbar) - 1833 - 408 pages
...retrospect of the above date, with one of the mottos, that I had adopted for my retrospections : " 'Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours, And ask them what report the; bore to heaven." I go on to say :—" So thought the poet—so, it appears, thought the patriarch...
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Sermons [ed. by M. Formby?].

Richard Formby - 1833
..., • .-,.,] It is, therefore, the part of wisdom " to converse with the hours already past, and to ask them what report they bore to heaven," and how they might have brought more welcome intelligence. Each hour then should be watched as a minute grain, passing through...
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The Poetical Works of Edward Young, Volume 1

Edward Young - 1834 - 334 pages
...took fire ; A moment, and the world's blown up to thee ; The sun is darkness, and the stars are dust. 'Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours ; And...news . Their answers form what men experience call ; If wisdom's friend, her best ; if not, worst foe. O reconcile them ! kind experience cries, " There'snothinghere,butw...
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The Elements of Moral Science

Francis Wayland - 1835 - 448 pages
...one of the most important duties in the life of a moral, and specially of a probationary, existence. 'Tis greatly wise, to talk with our past hours, And...Heaven, And how they might have borne more welcome news. 1. Perform this duty deliberately. It is not the business of hurry or of negligence. Devote time exclusively...
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The Elements of Moral Science

Francis Wayland - 1835 - 448 pages
...a moral, and specially of a probationary, existence. Tis greatly wise, to talk with our past hnurs, And ask them what report they bore to Heaven. And how they might have borne more welcome news. 1. Perform this duty deliberately. It is not the business of hurry, or of negligence. Devote time exclusively...
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