Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
Pray, pray, thou who also weepest, And the drops will slacken so; Weep, weepand the watch thou keepest, With a quicker count will go. Think,the shadow on the dial For the nature most undone, Marks the passing of the trial, Proves the presence of the sun. E. B. BrowningFourfold Aspect.
The child of trial, to mortality And all its changeful influences given; On the green earth decreed to move and die, And yet by such a fate prepared for heaven. Sir Humphrey DavyWritten after Recovery from a Dangerous Illness.
Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of; they just turn up some of the ill weeds on to the surface. SpurgeonGleanings among the Sheaves. The Use of Trial.