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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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The Young Woman's Journal, Volume 12

1901 - 776 pages
...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, Volume 13

1864 - 804 pages
...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, Volume 21

Edgar Erastus Clark - 1904 - 1000 pages
...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 - 646 pages
...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, Volume 25

Essex Institute - 1888 - 356 pages
...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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Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, Volume 5

American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia - 1894 - 596 pages
...ambitions were for public life. On July 1st, 1836, my father began to keep a diary, as follows : " ' Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours and ask them what report they bore to Heaven.' This day do I commence a record of my doings, feelings, thoughts, etc., which I do for the purpose...
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Thought Knows No Sex: Women's Rights at Alfred University

Susan Rumsey Strong - 2008 - 232 pages
...and headache. Kenyon lies sick in his tent and I wish I could care for him." At the close he added, '"Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours, and...and how they might have borne more welcome news." All too soon the high-minded, noble-hearted Bacon was gone, not further South but to the great beyond...
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