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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Timothy Dwight
 
        Columbia, Columbia, to glory arise,
The queen of the world and the child of the skies!
Thy genius commands thee; with rapture behold,
While ages on ages thy splendors unfold.
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  It is impossible for the mind which is not totally destitute of piety to behold the sublime, the awful, the amazing works of creation and providence—the heavens with their luminaries, the mountains, the ocean, the storm, the earthquake, the volcano, the circuit of the seasons, and the revolutions of empires—without marking in them all the mighty hand of God, and feeling strong emotions of reverence toward the Author of these stupendous works.  2
  Necessity can sharpen the wits even of children.  3
  The Bible is a window in this prison-world, through which we may look into eternity.  4
  What must be the knowledge of Him, from whom all created minds have derived both their power of knowledge, and the innumerable objects of their knowledge! What must be the wisdom of Him, from whom all things derive their wisdom!  5
 
 
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