Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
As I walkd by myself, I talkd to myself And myself replied to me; And the questions myself then put to myself, With their answers I give to thee. Barnard BartonColloquy with Myself. Appeared in Youths Instructor, Dec., 1826.
Summe up at night what thou hast done by day; And in the morning what thou hast to do. Dresse and undresse thy soul; mark the decay And growth of it; if, with thy watch, that too Be down then winde up both; since we shall be Most surely judgd, make thy accounts agree. HerbertThe Temple. The Church Porch. Next to last stanza.
Let not soft slumber close your eyes, Before youve collected thrice The train of action through the day! Where have my feet chose out their way? What have I learnt, whereer Ive been, From all Ive heard, from all Ive seen? What have I more thats worth the knowing? What have I done thats worth the doing? What have I sought that I should shun? What duty have I left undone, Or into what new follies run? These self-inquiries are the road That lead to virtue and to God. Isaac WattsSelf Examination.