Before a glowing fire, with slippered feet, The full fed man sits on his cushioned seat; When warm and smoking, then it is he’s told Of some poor... more →
Before a glowing fire, with slippered feet,
The full fed man sits on his cushioned seat;
When warm and smoking, then it is he’s told
Of some poor people freezing with the cold;
He’s quite surprised, and says he cannot see,
Since he’s so warm, how such a thing can be.
We have here a representation of a man in quite comfortable circumstances. He has just eaten a full meal of “fish, flesh and fowl,” and has now taken an easy position by the fire, and is indulging himself in the luxury of smoking. Read More →
Given sufficient determination, we can accomplish what set out to do. The mountain ridges tower up to the sky, And seem all human labor to defy, But when... more →
We feel more affection for our relatives and friends when we are parted from them. A proverb that says just the opposite is Out of sight, out of mind.
A person who gets up early in the morning has the best chance of success. Good advice to those who get up late in the morning, or miss opportunities by not... more →
These are words of encouragement to shy suitors. They recommend boldness, for none but the brave deserves the fair and fortune favours the bold.
Take advantage of your opportunities before it is too late, for Life is short and time is swift. The proverb comes from Robert Herrick’s poem To the... more →
We should be thankful for what we receive, even though it is not so much as we had hoped for. I applied for a fortnight’s holiday, but we’re so... more →
People who are lazy by nature are so reluctant to take on work that they give the impressions of having no spare time. In addition, they spend so much... more →
Here ‘Jack’ is a name for a general labourer, one who does odd jobs and can turn his hand to anything. A ‘trade’ in this sense is a... more →