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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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William Blake, Mystic: A Study

Adeline M. Butterworth - 1911 - 104 pages
...blown up to thee ; The sun is darkness, and the stars are dust. * 'Tis greatly wise to talk with out past hours, And ask them, what report they bore to...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...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn, Anna Lydia Ward - 1911 - 784 pages
...enemy. 4301 Butler : Hudibras. Pt. 1. Canto iii. Line 607 RETROSPECTION — see Experience, Remembrance. 'Tis 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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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets: Based Upon Bohn ...

Henry George Bohn - 1911 - 784 pages
...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 M. Smyth - 1912 - 356 pages
...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 - 264 pages
...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 - 300 pages
...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, Volume 42

1921 - 1088 pages
...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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Quelques heures de français dans une université anglaise

Félix François Boillot - 1923 - 200 pages
...silent thought I summon up remembrances of thinga past. SHAKESPEARE. Tis greatly wise to talk vith our past hours. And ask them what report they bore to Heaven. Sonnets. T. YouNd. 2. Il peut se faire également que notre pensée devienne un principe d'action chez...
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Extracts from General Booth's Journal 1921-22

Bramwell Booth - 1925 - 222 pages
...gone. It closes amid many clouds for this storm-tossed, staggering world. I have been looking back. 'Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours, And ask them what report they bore to Heaven. Well, for me it has been pre-eminently a year of Mercy, crowned with tokens of my Lord's love and peopled...
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More Chronicles of a Pioneer School, from 1792 to 1833: Being Added History ...

1927 - 458 pages
...John Knickerbocker, 1824, and died at Troy, New York, 1870. CAROLINE CHESTER'S JOURNAL. MAY 1816 " Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours, And...heaven, And how they might have borne more welcome news The spirit walks of every day, deceas'd, And smiles an angel, or a fury frowns." Dr. Young. On Thursday...
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