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" PRUNE thou thy words, the thoughts control That o:er thee swell and throng ; They will condense within thy soul, And change to purpose strong. But he who lets his feelings run In soft luxurious flow, Shrinks when hard service must be done, And faints... "
The Christian Pioneer - Page 75
1866
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song

Charlotte Fiske Bates - 1832 - 1022 pages
...shore, Share, in the bosom of our rest. God's knowledge, and are blessed. FLOWERS WITHOUT FRUIT. PRUNE thou thy words, the thoughts control That o'er thee...condense within thy soul, And change to purpose strong. Bnt he who leta his feelings run In soft luxurious flow, Shrinks when hard service must be done, And...
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Lyra Apostolica

Lyra - 1836 - 264 pages
...But, spoken twice, they mark instead A sin against the light. J. LXVII. DE£DS NOT WORDS. Prune them thy words, the thoughts control That o'er thee swell...And faints at every woe. Faith's meanest deed more favor bears, Where hearts and wills are weighed, Than brightest transports, choicest prayers, Which...
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Lyra Apostolica ...

1837 - 282 pages
...unite ; But, spoken twice, they mark instead A sin against the light. LXVII. DEEDS NOT WORDS. Prune thou thy words, the thoughts control That o'er thee...And faints at every woe. Faith's meanest deed more favor bears, Where hearts and wills are weighed, Than brightest transports, choicest prayers, Which...
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Lyra apostolica

Lyra - 1838 - 270 pages
...unite ; But, spoken twice, they mark instead A sin against the light. LXVIH. DEEDS NOT WORDS. PRUNE thou thy words, the thoughts control That o'er thee...And faints at every woe. Faith's meanest deed more favor bears, Where hearts and wills are weighed, Than brightest transports, choicest prayers, Which...
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Lyra Apostolica

1844 - 264 pages
...unite ; But, spoken twice, they mark instead A sin against the light. d. LXV1II. DEEDS NOT WORDS. PRUNE thou thy words, the thoughts control That o'er thee...condense within thy soul, And change to purpose strong. — * LXV1I. But he, who lets his feelings run In soft luxurious flow, Shrinks when hard service must...
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The British Quarterly Review, Volume 81

Henry Allon - 1885 - 530 pages
...most expressive word and form. His instinctive feeling anticipated Cardinal Newman's rule — Prune thou thy words, the thoughts control That o'er thee...condense within thy soul. And change to purpose strong. We find to a very high degree in the Psalter the strength and nobleness of regulated, rather than unrestrained,...
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Margaret Percival, Volume 2

Elizabeth Missing Sewell - 1847 - 338 pages
...small volume of poetry which lay beside him, " it expresses exactly what I mean : — " ' Prune them thy words, the thoughts control That o'er thee swell...within thy soul, And change to purpose strong.'" " But if a subject interests one greatly " began Margaret. " The more painful it will be to discuss it, when...
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Self-denial the preparation for Easter, by the author of 'Letters to my ...

Sydney Warburton - 1853 - 154 pages
...this subject without quoting in conclusion the well-known lines from the Lyra Apostolica : — " Prune thou thy words, the thoughts control That o'er thee...and throng ; They will condense within thy soul, And turn to purpose strong." ' FIFTH WEEK IN LENT. THE EXERCISE OF SELF-DENIAL IN INTELLECTUAL PURSUITS....
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The castle builders; or, The deferred confirmation. By the author of ...

Charlotte Mary Yonge - 1854 - 400 pages
...well enough to think yet. 0 Kate, this little sitting up has tired me very much,' CHAPTER XV. Prune thou thy words, the thoughts control, That o'er thee...and throng; They will condense within thy soul, And turn to purpose strong. LYO.A APOSTOLICA. IN the evening, came another letter from Malta, very short,...
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The Blessed Sacrament: Or, The Works and Ways of God

Frederick William Faber - 1856 - 618 pages
...earnestness, a spurce of fortitude within the soul. Better is it to follow the poet's advice: " Prune thou thy words, the thoughts control That o'er thee swell and throng; They will coiulense within thy suul, And change to purpose «tiong. But he, who lets his feelings run. In soft;...
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