The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon.
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Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed: for prosperity does best discover vice, but adversity does best discover virtue.
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Not to be provok’d is best: But if mov’d, never correct till the Fume is spent; For every Stroke our Fury strikes, is sure to hit our selves at last.
Who can guess how much industry and providence and affection we have caught from the pantomime of brutes?
When I was as you are now, towering in the confidence of twenty-one, little did I suspect that I should be at forty-nine, what I now am.