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" I were to pray for a taste which should stand me in stead under every variety of circumstances, and be a source of happiness and cheerfulness to me through life, and a shield against its ills, however things might go amiss and the world frown upon me,... "
Annual Report on the Condition and Improvement of the Common Schools and ... - Página 37
de Wisconsin. Department of Public Instruction - 1858
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Gems of Genius in Poetry and Art: From the Kings and Queens of Thought : and ...

Frederick Saunders, Minnie K. Davis - 1899 - 743 páginas
...were to pray for a taste which should stand me in stead under every variety of cir•y* cumstances, and be a source of happiness and cheerfulness to me...world frown upon me, it would be a taste for reading. I speak of it, of course, only as a worldly advantage, and not in the slightest degree as superseding...
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and ..., Volume 1

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1899 - 3140 páginas
...stead under every variety of circumstances, and be a source of happiness and cheerfulness to me during life, and a shield against its ills, however things...be A TASTE FOR READING. Give a man this taste, and the means of gratifying it, and you can hardly fail of making him a happy man ; unless, indeed, you...
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and ..., Volume 1

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1899 - 3140 páginas
...enable us to recall them with satisfaction when old." — LEISH HIM. •• Were I to pray for a taste which should stand me in stead under every variety...and be a source of happiness and cheerfulness to me during life, and a shield against its ills, however things might go amiss, and the world frown upon...
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The Writings in Prose and Verse of Eugene Field...: The love affairs of a ...

Eugene Field - 1899
...recall what Sir John Herschel (God rest his dear soul!) said and wrote: "Were I to pay for a taste that should stand me in stead under every variety of circumstances...and be a source of happiness and cheerfulness to me during life, and a shield against its ills, however things might go amiss and the world frown upon...
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The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Volume 6

David Josiah Brewer - 1900
..."Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophy." THE TASTE FOR READING IF I WERE to pray for a taste which should stand me in stead under every variety...world frown upon me, it would be a taste for reading. I speak of it, of course, only as a wordly advantage, and not in the slightest degree as superseding...
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The Anglo-Saxon Review, Volume 5

1900
...who said, with special reference to a proclivity for literary study : If I were to pray for a taste which should stand me in stead under every variety...and the world frown upon me, it would be a taste for this. Give a man [why only a man ?] this taste, and the means of gratifying it, and you can hardly...
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The Sewanee Review, Volume 8

1900
...Herschel, "I were to pray for a taste which should stand me in stead under every variety of circumstance, and be a source of happiness and cheerfulness to me...world frown upon me, it would be a taste for reading." It is not every one who could say with Gibbon that he would not exchange his love of reading for all...
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The Sewanee Review, Volume 8

1900
...Herschel, "I were to pray for a taste which should stand me in stead under every variety of circumstance, and be a source of happiness and cheerfulness to me...world frown upon me, it would be a taste for reading." It is not every one who could say with Gibbon that he would not exchange his love of reading for all...
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Locomotive Firemen's Magazine, Volume 27

1899
...forever!" Then he quotes Sir John Herschel, who said : " Were I to pay for a taste that should stand me under every variety of circumstances, and be a source of happiness and cheerfulness to me during life and a shield against its ills, however things might go amiss and the world frown upon me....
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Echoes of Wisdom: Or, Talmudic Sayings with Classic, Especially Latin ...

Godfrey Taubenhaus - 1900 - 106 páginas
...victory of man. "Were I to pray for a taste," says Sir John Hershel, "which should stand me instead under every variety of circumstances, and be a source of happiness and cheerfulness to me during life, and a shield against its ills, however things might go amiss, and the world frown upon...
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