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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Pray, pray, thou who also weepest,—
  And the drops will slacken so;
Weep, weep—and the watch thou keepest,
  With a quicker count will go.
Think,—the shadow on the dial
  For the nature most undone,
Marks the passing of the trial,
  Proves the presence of the sun.
        E. B. Browning—Fourfold Aspect.
The child of trial, to mortality
  And all its changeful influences given;
On the green earth decreed to move and die,
  And yet by such a fate prepared for heaven.
        Sir Humphrey Davy—Written after Recovery from a Dangerous Illness.
’Tis a lesson you should heed,
    Try, try, try again.
If at first you don’t succeed,
    Try, try, try again.
        W. E. Hickson—Try and try again.
But noble souls, through dust and heat,
Rise from disaster and defeat
  The stronger.
        Longfellow—The Sifting of Peter. St. 7.
Rocks whereon greatest men have oftest wreck’d.
        MiltonParadise Regained. Bk. 2. L. 228.
  There are no crown-wearers in heaven who were not cross-bearers here below.
        Spurgeon—Gleanings among the Sheaves. Cross-Bearers.
  As sure as ever God puts His children in the furnace, He will be in the furnace with them.
        Spurgeon—Gleanings among the Sheaves. Privileges of Trial.
  Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of; they just turn up some of the ill weeds on to the surface.
        Spurgeon—Gleanings among the Sheaves. The Use of Trial.

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