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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 - Side 572
1838
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets: Based Upon Bohn ...

Henry George Bohn - 1911 - 761 sider
...Butler: Hudibras. Ft. I Canto iii. Line 607 • RETROSPECTION — see Experience, Remembrance. "Pis greatly wise to talk with our past hours, And ask them what report they've borne to heaven, And how they might have borne more welcome news, Their answers form what men...
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Clouds and Sunshine: Poems

Mary Smyth - 1912 - 328 sider
...approve Of great salvation, and if we Are sharers in this love. My Sabbaths " "Twere needful to converse with our past hours, And ask them what report they bore to Heaven." Three years of Sabbaths I have lived and more — They all are gone and naught can them restore; Where...
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The Handbook of Quotations

1913 - 250 sider
...feel resign'd, When they must all be left behind! Montgomery: Farewell to a Missionary. Experience. '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. Young: Night Thoughts. To wilful men, The injuries...
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The Naturalist in a Boarding School

William A. Murrill - 1919 - 276 sider
...he but naked, though locked up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted. Shakespeare 'Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours, And ask them what report they bore to heaven. Edward Young The mere sentiment or impulse of right, justice, mercy, love, or any other virtue, is...
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Meyer Brothers Druggist, Bind 42

1921
...friends, the centennial of Founders' Day. The- exercises were held February 23, and emphasized "It's greatly wise to talk with our past hours and ask them what report they've borne." Some would have pharmacy stand still at Its present stage of development, however,...
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The Young Woman's Journal, Bind 12

1901
...I feel the solemn sound. If heard aright, It Is the knell of my departed hours. * * * * * * * 'Tls greatly wise to talk with our past hours; And ask...news. Their answers form what men Experience call, If Wisdom's friend, her best; If not, worst foe." "Oh Time! thou beautifier of the dead,— Adorner...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Bind 13

1864
...nor his progeny in the concrete objects to which they were reduced. The well-known couplet, " 'T is greatly wise to talk with our past hours And ask them what report they 've borne to heaven," is represented by hours " drawn as aerial and shadowy beings," some of whom are...
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The Railway Conductor, Bind 21

1904
...poor wayfarer may be influenced to follow the banner of our Master. The poet has said, " 'Tis wondrous wise to talk with our past hours, and ask them what report they bore to heaven." A retrospect must at all times be fraught with some sadness however free may be our lives from sorrow,...
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North West Ulster: The Counties of London Derry, Donegal, Fermanagh and Tyrone

Alistair Rowan - 1979 - 564 sider
...did nothing. The slate sundial on the s wall with incised globes and an hourglass is inscribed thus: Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours, And ask them what report they bore to heaven. AD 1832 FIRST DUNBOE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 1936 by/. S. Kennedy. Cruciform last-gasp Gothic with brick...
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Essex Institute Historical Collections

Essex Institute - 1888
...serenity — this restful abode "fcounded by mossy walls of past ages. REV. JOSEPH ROBY AND HIS TIMES. " 'TIs greatly wise to talk with our past hours And ask them what report they gave to Heaven." To even wander in thought along the Saugus River of the past, and not to largely mention...
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