If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
A prosperous state makes a secure Christian, but adversity makes him Consider.
Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending.
If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.
Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.
If what I do prove well, it won't advance. They'll say it's stolen, or else it was by chance.
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought; so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction, and then beats them on his anvil into what frame he pleases.
To my Dear Children.
This Book by Any yet vnread,
I leaue for yov when I am dead,
That, being gone, here yov may find
What was your liueing mother's mind.
Make vse of what I leaue in Loue
And God shall blesse yov from above.
Upon my Daughter Hannah Wiggin her recouery from a dangerous feaver.
Bles't bee thy Name, who did'st restore
To health my Daughter dear
When death did seem ev'n to approach,
And life was ended near.
Gravnt shee remember what thov'st done,
And celebrate thy Praise;
And let her Conversation say,
Shee loues thee all thy Dayes.