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" WHEN I consider how my light is spent, Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide, And that one talent which is death to hide Lodged with me useless, though my soul more bent To serve therewith my Maker, and present My true account, lest he returning... "
A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ... - Page 259
by Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1865 - 776 pages
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The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository, Volume 73

...consider how my light is spent Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide ; And that one talent which is death to hide, Lodged with me useless, though...account, lest he returning chide ; Doth God exact day labour, light denied? I fondly ask. But Patience, to prevent That murmur, soon replies : God doth...
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Poetry for Home and School ...

Anna Cabot Lowell - 1846
...I consider how my light is spent Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide, And that one talent which is death to hide Lodged with me useless (though...chide), " Doth God exact day-labor, light denied ? " I fondly ask. But Patience, to prevent That murmur, soon replies, " God doth not need Either man's work...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 4

Half hours - 1847
...I consider how my light is spent Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide, And that one talent which is death to hide, Lodged with me useless, though...account, lest he returning chide ; Doth God exact day-labour, light denied, I fondly ask : but patience to prevent That murmur, soon replies, God doth...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With a Memoir, and Critical ..., Volume 2

John Milton - 1848
...I consider how my light is spent Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide, And that one talent which is death to hide, Lodged with me useless, though...account, lest he, returning, chide ; " Doth God exact day-labour, light denied ?" I fondly ask : but Patience, to prevent That murmur, soon replies, " God...
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The Sacred Poets of England and America: For Three Centuries

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American poetry - 1849 - 552 pages
...consider how my light is spent, Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide, And that one talent which is death to hide, Lodged with me useless, though...account, lest He, returning, chide ; " Doth God exact day -labor, light denied ?" I fondly ask. But Patience, to prevent That murmur, soon replies, " God...
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Hymns and Poems for the Sick and Suffering

Hymns, Thomas Vincent Fosbery - Hymns, English - 1850 - 400 pages
...consider how my light is spent, Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide, And that one talent which is death to hide, Lodged with me useless, though...account, lest He, returning, chide, — " Doth God exact day-labour, light denied?" I fondly ask — But Patience, to prevent That murmur, soon replies —...
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Beauties of the British Poets ...

George Croly - English poetry - 1850 - 395 pages
...I consider how my light is spent Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide, And that one talent which is death to hide, Lodged with me useless, though...account, lest he, returning, chide : " Doth God exact day-lab'nnr, light denied ?" I fondly ask : but Patience to prevent That murmur, soon replies, ' God...
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The Literary Reader: For Academies and High Schools: Consisting of ...

Arethusa Hall - Readers - 1851 - 408 pages
...I consider how my life is spent, Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide, And that one talent which is death to hide, Lodged with me useless, though...returning chide; " Doth God exact day-labor, light denied J " I fondly ask; but patience, to prevent That murmur, soon replies, " God doth not need Either man's...
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Selections from the Christian Poets, Ancient and Modern

Christian poets - Christian poetry, English - 1851 - 431 pages
...consider how my light is spent Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide ; And that one talent, which is death to hide, Lodged with me useless, though...account, lest He, returning, chide ; — " Doth God exact day-labour, light denied ? " I fondly ask : But Patience, to prevent That murmur, soon replies, —...
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John Milton: A Biography, Especially Designed to Exhibit the Ecclesiastical ...

Cyrus R. Edmonds - 1851 - 251 pages
...consider how my life is spent * Ere half my day's, in this dark world and-wide, And that one talent which is death to hide Lodged with me useless, though...account, lest He, returning, chide ; " Doth God exact day-labour, light denied?" I fondly ask ; but patience, to prevent That murmur, soon replies : God...
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