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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 Homilist; or, The pulpit for the people, conducted by D ..., Volume 11

David Thomas
...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...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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Cottage verse; a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, ed. by J. Jones

Cottage verse - 1852
...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, "...
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The Sacred Poets of England and America: For Three Centuries

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - Electronic book - 1853 - 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...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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An Excursion Among the Poets

English poetry - 1853 - 360 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, —...
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Poets of England and America: Being Selections from the Best Authors of Both ...

Poets, American - 1853 - 472 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-labour, light denied?" I fondly ask : But Patience, to prevent That murmur, soon replies, " God...
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Milton's Poetical Works: With Life, Critical Dissertation, and ..., Volume 2

John Milton, George Gilfillan - 1853
...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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Select specimens of English prose [ed.] by E. Hughes

Edward Hughes - 1853
...consider how my light is spent, Ere half my days, iu 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 F" I fondlj ask ; But Patience, to prevent That murmur, soon replies, God...
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Milton's poetical works, with life, critical diss. and notes by G. Gilfillan

John Milton - 1853
...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 denied1?" I fondly ask : But Patience, to prevent That murmur, soon replies, " God...
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The training school reader. [Ed.] by W.J. Unwin. 2nd book, division 1

William Jordan Unwin - 1853
...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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Specimens of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical Notices, and ...

Thomas Campbell - English poetry - 1853 - 749 pages
...consider how mv light is spent Ere half my days in this dark world and wide, And that one talent wlu'ch is death to hide, Lodged with me useless, though my...present My true account, lest He returning chide; '• Doth CJod exact day-labour, light denied/' I fondly ask ? but Patience to prevent Thai murmur,...
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