Now let us thank the Eternal Power: convincedThat Heaven but tries our virtue by affliction,—That oft the cloud which wraps the present hourServes but to brighten all our future days.
Barbarossa (1754), Act V, Scene 3.
And coxcombs vanquish Berkeley by a grin.John Brown
I am as content to die for God's eternal truth on the scaffold as in any other way.John Brown
I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land can never be purged away but with blood. I had as I now think, vainly flattered myself that without very much bloodshed, it might be done.John Brown
Now let us thank the Eternal Power: convinced That Heaven but tries our virtue by affliction, That oft the cloud which wraps the present hour Serves but to brighten all our future days.John Brown
These men are all talk; What is needed is action — action!John Brown
I am gaining in health slowly, and am quite cheerful in view of my approaching end, — being fully persuaded that I am worth inconceivably more to hang than any other purpose.John Brown
This is a beautiful country.John Brown