This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 Excerpt: ...is d recorded of the hares, that with a general consent they went to drown themselves, out of a feeling of their misery; but when they saw a company of frogs more fearful than they were, they began to tako courage and comfort a.iiain. Compare thine estate with others. Similes aliorum resjrice casus, mitius ista feres. Be content and rest satisfied, for thou art well in respect to others: be thankful for that thou hast, that God hal h Uone for thee, hu hath not ma.le thee a monster, a boast, a base creature, aa he might, but a man, a Christian, such a man; consider aright of it, thou art full well as thou art. 'Quicquid vu.lt,, liabere nemo potest, no man can have what he will, Illiid potest nolle quod non luiltef., he may choose whether he will desire that which he hath not. Thy lot is fallen, make the best of it. "f If we should all sleep at all times (as Eudymion is said to have done), who then were happier than his fellow 1" Our life is but short, a very dream, and while we look about, simmortalitas adesl, eternity is at hand: "bour life is a pilgrimage on earth, which wise men pass with great alacrity." If thou be in woe, borrow, want, distress, in pain, or sickness, think of that of our apostle, "God chastiseth them whom he loveth: they that sow in tears shall reap in joy," Psal. cxxvi. 5. "As the furnace proveth the potter's vessel, so doth temptation try men's thoughts," Ecclus. xxv. 5, 'tis for 'thy good, Periiises nisiperiisses: hadst thou not been so visited, thou hadst been utterly undone: "as gold in the fire," so meu are tried in adversity. Tritndatio ditat: and which Camerarius hath well shadowed in an emblem of a thresher and corn. SI omncs 11 i.mlne» ana mala luasqne cnras In nnum cnmnlu...
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