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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Trials
 
Pray, pray, thou who also weepest,—
  And the drops will slacken so;
Weep, weep—and 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. Browning—Fourfold Aspect.
  1
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 Davy—Written after Recovery from a Dangerous Illness.
  2
’Tis a lesson you should heed,
    Try, try, try again.
If at first you don’t succeed,
    Try, try, try again.
        W. E. Hickson—Try and try again.
  3
But noble souls, through dust and heat,
Rise from disaster and defeat
  The stronger.
        Longfellow—The Sifting of Peter. St. 7.
  4
Rocks whereon greatest men have oftest wreck’d.
        MiltonParadise Regained. Bk. 2. L. 228.
  5
  There are no crown-wearers in heaven who were not cross-bearers here below.
        Spurgeon—Gleanings among the Sheaves. Cross-Bearers.
  6
  As sure as ever God puts His children in the furnace, He will be in the furnace with them.
        Spurgeon—Gleanings among the Sheaves. Privileges of Trial.
  7
  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.
        Spurgeon—Gleanings among the Sheaves. The Use of Trial.
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