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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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The Student: A Series of Papers, Bind 2

Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton - 1835 - 387 sider
...or three of his illustrations, but they are not the most remarkable. To these two fine lines — " 'Tis greatly wise to talk with our past Hours, And ask them what report they bore to heaven ;" he has given the illustration of one sitting and with an earnest countenance conversing with a small,...
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Elements of Composition and Grammar

Gordon Augustus Southworth, Farley Brewer Goddard - 1889 - 300 sider
...puts to sea, his prayer is, "Keep me, my God, for my boat is so small and Thy ocean is so wide." 15. 'Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours, And ask them what report they bore to heaven. 16. The happiest man is he who, being above the troubles which money brings, has his hands the fullest...
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The Contemporary Review, Bind 55

1889
...what is common with individuals ? Nothing is more common and nothing is more wise than to look back to our past hours, and ask them what report they bore to heaven. And how does a man become •wiser as he grows older, but by looking back upon the past and by learning from...
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Choice Selections: Being about Six Hundred Extracts from More Than Two ...

Charles Northend - 1890 - 216 sider
...death draw near to me, Hope, blossoming within my heart, May look to heaven as I depart.—Bryant 80. 'Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours, A.nd ask them what report they bore to heaven. — Young. 21 81. Leaves have their time to fall, [breath, And flowers to wither at the North wind's...
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The Manifesto, Bind 20–21

1890
...Lebanon NY Center K;oi ,il y . THE poet lias said, and many have repeated it after him, that "It is greatly wise to talk with our past hours, and ask them what report they bore to heaven." May we so spend them, as they come to us in rotation, that the review will be a pleasure and not a...
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Living Thoughts in Words that Burn, from Poet, Sage and Humorist

Charles F. Beezley - 1891 - 382 sider
...death: He walks with nature, and her paths are peace. *Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours, Ami ask them what report they bore to heaven, And how...news. Their answers form what men experience call; If wisdom's friend her best, if not, worst foe. THE MAN WHOSE THOUGHTS ARK NOT OF THIS WORLD. Some...
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The Life and Times of Azro B. F. Hildreth: Including Personal and Family ...

Charles Aldrich - 1891 - 548 sider
...their habits. and constant in their religious observances. Some one has said truly. " 'Tis pleasant to talk with our past hours. And ask them what report they bring for heaven." Memory calls up a thousand recollections of those early days when I was a student...
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The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary on the Old Testament: Numbers ...

1892
...of future responsibility. We have to reckon on days past ; for time, like tide, stays for no man. " "Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours, And...And how they might have borne more welcome news." Let 118 then summon our past days, and ask what they have to say. First, concerning the world. Mrs....
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The Cambrian, Bind 12–13

1892
...site. Death ! great proprietor of all, 'tis thine To tread out empire and to quench the stars. 'Tie greatly wise to talk with our past hours, And ask them what report they bore to heaven. The bell strikes one. We take no note of time Bat from its loss; to give it then a tongue Is wise in...
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Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotations from Ancient and ...

Maturin Murray Ballou - 1894 - 579 sider
...study myself more than any other subject ; it is my metaphysic, it is my "physic. — Montaigne. It is greatly wise to talk with our past hours, and ask...heaven, and how they might have borne more welcome news. — Young. It is easy to look down on others ; to look down on ourselves is the difficulty. — Landor....
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