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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
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  For Satan finds some mischief still / For idle hands to do.  1
  How doth the little busy bee / Improve each shining hour, / And gather honey all the day / From every opening flower.  2
  In works of labour or of skill, / I would be busy too, / For Satan finds some mischief still / For idle hands to do.  3
  Let dogs delight to bark and bite, / For God hath made them so.  4
  Our life contains a thousand springs, / And dies if one be gone; / Strange that a harp of thousand strings / Should keep in tune so long.  5
  Satan finds some mischief still / For idle hands to do.  6
  The mind’s the standard of the man.  7
  The religion of Jesus, with all its self-denials, virtues, and devotions, is very practicable.  8
  To man, in this his trial state, / The privilege is given, / When tost by tides of human fate, / To anchor fast in heaven.  9
  Were I so tall to reach the pole / Or grasp the ocean with my span, / I must be measured by my soul: / The mind’s the standard of the man.  10
 
 
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