Letters on the Improvement of the Mind
John Sharpe, 1821 - Conduct of life - 161 pages
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Page 49 - Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.
Page 63 - If thou wouldest get a friend, prove him first, and be not hasty to credit him: for some man is a friend for his own occasion, and will not abide in the day of thy trouble. And there is a friend who being turned to enmity and strife, will discover thy reproach.
Page 105 - I could, and discover the causes of the distemper ; but it is easier to say what it is not, than what it is.
Page 76 - And after a time he returned to take her, and he turned aside to see the carcase of the lion : and, behold, there was a swarm of bees and honey in the carcase of the lion.
Page 36 - If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
Page 49 - So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken ? for ye shall speak into the air.
Page 90 - which has the promise of this life as well as of that which is to come.
Page 63 - A faithful friend is the medicine of life; and they that fear the Lord shall find him. Whoso feareth the Lord shall direct his friendship aright; for as he is, so shall his neighbour (that is, his friend) be also.
Page 115 - ... crescant ut opes, ut maxima toto nostra sit area foro. sed nulla aconita bibuntur 25 fictilibus: tune ilia time, cum pocula sumes gemmata et lato Setinum ardebit in auro.
Page 67 - ... not get him again. Follow after him no more, for he is too far off ; he is as a roe escaped out of the snare. As for a wound, it may be bound up, and after reviling there may be reconciliation ; but he that bewrayeth secrets, is without hope.