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Isaac Watts
(1674-1748) born on
Jul 17
English minister. He is regarded as the "father of English hymnody" and best known for "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross," 1707.
         
   
F
At books, or work, or healthy play,
Let all my years be passed;
That I may give for every day
A good account at last.

R
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.
A
A flower, when offered in the bud,
is no vain sacrifice.
N
And he that does one fault at first
And lies to hide it, makes it two.
K
Speak softly. It is far better to rule by love than fear.
Speak softly. Let no harsh words mar the good we may do here.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Divine Songs for Children, 'Against Idleness and Mischief'
R: Horæ Lyricæ, Book ii. False Greatness.
A: Song xii.
N: Song xv.
K: From "Charles Daney's Quotation Collection," an internet collection of quotations.," an internet collection of quotations.
   


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