Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
To be resignd when ills betide, Patient when favours are denied, And pleased with favours given; Dear Chloe, this is wisdoms part, This is that incense of the heart Whose fragrance smells to heaven. Nathaniel CottonThe Fireside. St. 11.
Dare to look up to God and say, Deal with me in the future as Thou wilt; I am of the same mind as Thou art; I am Thine; I refuse nothing that pleases Thee; lead me where Thou wilt; clothe me in any dress Thou choosest. EpictetusDiscourses. Bk. II. Ch. XVI.
Bends to the grave with unperceived decay, While resignation gently slopes the way And, all his prospects brightening to the last, His heaven commences ere the world be past. GoldsmithDeserted Village. L. 110.
The pious farmer, who neer misses prayrs, With patience suffers unexpected rain; He blesses Heavn for what its bounty spares, And sees, resignd, a crop of blighted grain. But, spite of sermons, farmers would blaspheme, If a star fell to set their thatch on flame. Lady Mary Wortley MontaguePoem. Written Oct., 1736.
It seemd so hard at first, mother, to leave the blessed sun, And now it seems as hard to stayand yet His will be done! But still I think it cant be long before I find release; And that good man, the clergyman, has told me words of peace. TennysonThe May-Queen. Conclusion. St. 3.