My days are in the yellow leaf; The flowers and fruits of Love are gone; The worm the canker, and the grief Are mine alone!
And shall I name one who hath been in our age, and wish him now to live to cure so great a canker? Would God England had a Cromwell: I will say no more.cromwell, thomas, 1st earl of essex
Foul canker of fair virtuous action,Vile blaster of the freshest blooms on earth,Envys abhorrèd child, Detraction,I here expose, to thy all-tainting breath,The issue of my brain: snarl, rail, bark, bite,Know that my spirit scorns Detraction's spite.john marston
Never try to save out of God's cause; such money will canker the rest. Giving to God is no loss; it is putting your substance in the best bank. Giving is true having, as the old gravestone said of the dead man: "What I spent I had, what I saved I lost, what I gave I have."