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The first step is the hardest. Don't put all your eggs into one basket. When you have no one to watch you, watch yourself. We usually do not repent of eating too little.
If you eat the kernel you must break the shell.

Publish your joys instead of your troubles. Lei; me not live in vain. Birds of a feather Wars bring scars. We know the worth of water after the well is dry. Where there is whispering there is generally ly-ing. When wine sinks words swim. Reckless drivers are not wreckless.
If God sends you on stony paths He will give you strong shoes.

flock together.

Don't mistake your wish for His will. Choose between the world and the Word. Each horse thinks his pack is heaviest. Each man meets his own destiny. Eat to live; don't live to eat. Every man for himself and God for all.
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Each bird likes to hear itself sing. All generations need regeneration. pot.

If you don't fight you can't conquer.

Better

lose the saddle than the horse. is better than a bad relative.

Inquire not what is 'in another's Facts are stubborn things.


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A good neighbour too tight.

Dread the wrath of a patient man. or friends Beware of a dog's tooth and a woman's tongue. It is better to be silent like a fool than to talk like one. It is better to go to heaven in rags than to hell in silk. Bad mind, bad heart.
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Do not screw fiddle strings First think, then speak.

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Foxes say the grapes are sour if they can't reach them.
If we begin the web, God will send the thread.

Build your house then think of your furniture. Give a child his will and he will turn out ill. Never pity a chronic _complainer. Honey catches more flies than vinegar. is lifeless.

Blessed is he who expecteth shall not be disappointed.


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Children are known by their wide ears and their long tongues. Courtesy Creditors costs nothing. have better memory than debtors.

He that is faultless Gluttonness

kills more people than hunger.

He knows most who speaks least. When a man has a large nose he thinks talking about it. others are

Cut your coat according to your cloth. Don't count your chickens before they hatch. Don't fill up the well that supplies your water. Continual dropping wears away the stone. Credit cuts off customers. Clothes make not the man.
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You must wear the shoe to know where it pinches.


If you rise late you must trot all day. If you spend more than you should, you will not spend

when you would.


If you don't know how to hold your tongue

Don't scald your tongue with other men's broth. you don't Why draw until your arrow is fixed? you show your
If you make yourself

know how to talk.


If you boast of your own knowledge ignorance.

a mouse the cat will catch you. out of mole hills.

Don't make mountains

If you climb the ladder you must start at the bottom. If you can't obey you can't command.
If you go with wolves you learn to howl.

Every light has a shadow.


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Employment

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Enough is better than too much.

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Experience without without experience.

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Borrowed garments Business is business.

don't fit well.

Each man has his price. Empty barrels make more sound. A vacant mind is open to all suggestions. An ugly man does not like a mirror. Compliments have ruined many preachers. Anothers troubles does not help mine. A closed mouth catches no flies. A needle is not sharp at both ends. Better cut the shoe than pinch the foot. Ugly flowers are not picked. Believe not all you hear and tell not all you believe. Bitter pills can have sweet effect. Buyers have more eyes than seller~. An egg today is better than a hen tomorrow. No pence is better than no sense. To be alone is better than bad company. To go hungry with good men is better with bad men. Better untaught than ill taught. Other's faults help me to correct my own. It is better for your feet to slip than your tongue. Birds are caught by their feet: men by their tongues. It is better to suffer wrong than to do wrong. Beauty without virtue is as a flower without perfume. Bees with honey have stingers. Bells call others to church, but not themselves. than feasting

A good enemy is better than a bad friend. To speak rudely is better than lying smoothly. Better learn late than never. Don't give a sharp tool to a fool. Better lose the anchor than the whole ship. A fortune to some folks is a misfortune. A lie has no legs, but it has wings. A good tongue is a good weapon. You take an ox by the horn and a man by the tongue. Don't always tell the truth, but never tell a lie. Texas wind and a woman's mind changes often. A good face needs no paint. A bad workman finds fault with his tools. A burnt child is afraid of the fire. You are no better than your conversation. Everyone who carries a long knife is not a cook. Delay is better than disaster. A good dog deserves a good bone. An empty sack can't stand up. An evil eye sees no good.
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A snowball grows as it goes; so does a lie. We don't believe a liar when he speaks the truth. A liar does not believe you. A small leak will sink the ship. Speak and show me your character.

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A spark may set a city on fire. All whom the dog barks at are not thieves. A rested field yields a large crop. A word is an arrow let go. A good word extinguishes
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Love as Christ loved ; forgive as He forgave. An unforgiving spirit is not just a fault; it is a sin.

An unforgiving man is a hook on which grudges may be hung. Forgiveness is Christianity in action.

more than water.

A soft tongue can strike hard. A good pilot is best tried in a storm. An old ox makes a good furrow. Date makers are date breakers. An oath and an egg are easily broken. Don't try to put old heads on young shoulders. Young men may die; old men must.
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If you don't hire me you can't fire me.

Give a calf enough rope and it will hang itself. Keep your purse and your mouth closed. Don't kill the goose that lays the golden eggs. Like father like son.

Light strokes falls great oaks. Small drops produce a shower of rain. Love a man, love his dog.
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You don't know what -is more than enough if you don't know what is enough. Your ear to all. Your hand to a friend. Your mouth only to your wife. Take the fat with the lean. You will break the bow if you keep it stretched. You can't teach old dogs new tricks. Don't judge the horse by the harness. Your enemy makes you wise. Devils return evil for good; men return good for good; Christians return good for evil. You will not make yourself clean by soiling someone else.
It is better to reverse your treatment to ask me to forgive you.
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Look before you leap. Small dogs hear what your mouth says. Education makes the wise, wiser; the fool more foolish; the good better; the bad worse. Like likes like. Like mother, like daughter. Lost time is never found. Let not your tongue run away with your brain. Look too high and you will fall into the dirt. Large trees give more shade than fruit. Bridges are made for good men to go over and fool to go off. Love rules. In order to keep your neighbour honest, lock your door . Make hay while the sun shines.

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Some sick men forgive until they see they are going to get well.

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Lightening does not strike in the same place every time. Live for eternity. Live your own life, for you will die your own death. Smileand the world will smile with you. Law makers are often law breakers. Laws are made for good men. Some men stumble at 'a screw and jump over a block. Those who promise too often forget. Mistakes are good teachers. Much kinsfolk much trouble. Machinery increases idlers.

No news is good news.

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Where there is smoke there is fire. There is no priority among the dead. No time like now. There is nothing that dries as fast as a woman's tears. All that you do, do with your might; things halves are not right. done by

Any kind of wood does not make an arrow. We can't help our birth.

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No one has seen tomorrow.

Money borrowed is often sorrowed. Money has wings. Money talks. Muddy springs-muddy streams.

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All pretty apples are not good. Don't write what you won't sign. Crime is not founded on reason. Even gold fetters are not liked. A low man in a high place is out of place. A lock will not hold against the power of money. Don't tell your solutions.
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Music is universal language. Make short the miles with smiles. More people die by food than by famine. Don't price yourself too cheap. You 'are what you are; not what you were. The past is certain.
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Don't fish in troubled waters. A meowing cat catches no mice. Good building, good foundation. Don't spend your money before you get it. Regardless of what finger you bite it hurts. Birth makes you mortal; Your fault is my lesson. religion our death makes you immortal.

Don't put your sickle into another's corn. An apple does not fall into a closed mouth. We are not born educated.

No bees, no honey; no work, no money. Nature teaches enemies. us to love our friends;

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One foot is better than two crutches. A drop of ink can make a million think.
If you are wet you don't feel the rain.

Nature and time are physicians.

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You can lead a mule to water, but you can't make him drink. Old sores are hard to cure. One father can support ten children. Ten children can't support one father. It is not your position, but your condition in seeking the Lord. God is looking for availability, not capability. Don't hang a man by his looks. Look at paintings at a distance; also fights. Poor men seek meats for their stomachs for their meats. stomach; rich men,

Man's greatest

enemy is man.

Man is the only laughing creation. All meat is bad to a full stomach. The mother-in-law daughter-in-law. does not remember that she was a

Two eyes, two ears, one mouth. He who drinks beer thinks beer. The talker sows; the listener reaps. Two great talkers don't travel together very far. The mouth tasteth meat. The ear trieth words.

Pride and grace don't stay in one place. Pride goes; shame follows. The religion of feeble minds is superstition. Speak when you are spoken to. Come when you are called.
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The main conquests that are valuable are the conquests over themselves. The proof of the pie is in the eating. Sins committed two and two are paid for one by one. You can't regain lost time.
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The tongue is sharper than steel. The first thing a bad trader honesty. offered for sale was his

The more you stir a mess the more it stinks. The pen is as powerful as the sword. The tongue of the mind is the pen. Take care of the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves. The hands that help are more holy than lips that pray. The early bird catches the worm. The blind eyes don't see the sky; that does not make the sky less blue. The cat shuts its eyes when stealing the cream. Take things as they come.
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The darkest hour is just before dawn. The ear can't be trusted like the eye.

The dog barks but the train passes on. Drink kills more folk than thirst. The absent party is at fault. Good knives are not made from bad steel. The vulgar man grins but does not smile. A lion is known by his claws. The lips that touch wine should not touch mine. To a good listener only a few words.

Too many cooks ruin the soup.

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A small ax may fall large trees. There is more pleasure in loving than in being loved. The bad neighbour lends a needle without thread. The wicked man fears God only when it thunders. The world is a ladder. Some ascend; some decend. Many preachers don't hear themselves.
If your enemy is like a mouse watch him like a lion.

Don't spoil the coat by scanting the cloth. The miser is poor. The old cow thinks she was never a calf. Don't do what you like, but like what you do. The best cloth can have moths. The wound that bleeds on the inside is more dangerous. If you have true friends you are rich. Try your friends before you trust them. Don't trust a new friend or an old enemy. The coat does not make the man.
It is better to be fifty years young than forty years old.

To a hot pot the flies come not. A camel carries sugar and eats worms. The kitten in kid gloves does not catch mice. There is no wheat without chaff. The ear does nothing fool's mouth. but open and shut; so does a

A sleeping fox catches no chickens. A pretty shoe may pinch the foot. Winter follows summer.
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Don't use the first part of your life to make the last part miserable.
If you play with edged tools you may be cut.

Move fuel, move flame.

The less yo.. think the more you talk. The tongue of an idle man is never idle. The tree does not fall at the first stroke. Time softens grief. Take things by their smooth handles. The right man promises little and performs much. The wrong man promises much and performs little. Truth is stranger than fiction.
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The eyes that see everything

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The mill does not grind with past water. What you eat does my stomach no good. When you are angry count to a hundred. Wine and wit do not stay in the same man. A pretty woman does not need to TRY to be pretty.

When money speaks truth stays silent. Write down the advice of the man who loves you.
If you are not sorry for your sins they double.

Truth may be blamed but not shamed. The vessel obeys the helm or the rocks. The used key is brightest.
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We have two ears and one mouth. If it rains fortune you must hold your dish. When fortune comes to you offer her a chair.

Try the ice before you walk on it.

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If one is wise two are happy. If you let your wife go to every social and let your

A mule that kicks a wall receives the blow. A fool at forty is a great fool. A fool may throw a rock into a well that a hundred men can't pull out.
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horse drink in every pond you will be without horse or wife.


If you say little you have little to answer for.

When it thunders the thief becomes honest. Why prosecute small thieves and promote large ones"? Where there is marriage love without marriage. without love there may be than

A friend in need is a friend indeed. Lose a friend by lending him money. A spot is seen more on the finest cloth. All the joys can't take away one grey hair. A lion's skin is not cheap. Don't trust a hasty man.
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You lay your hand vxhere you hurt. Wrinkled purses make wrinkled faces. What may be done at any time will be done at no time.
If you have no shame for men you have no fear of God. If you have nothing to say, say nothing.

A bad husband is not a good man. A little pot is soon hot.


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A small spark makes a large fire. A wooden leg is better than no leg. You have a happy home if the only scraps are those brushed off the table. Oil prevents friction ; so does love. Keep your sleeves rolled up and it will keep you from losing your shirt. Faith drives out fear; a smile drives out a tear. Putting up with yourself is not bearing the cross.

What costs little is little esteemed. When children stand quiet they have been into meanness.
If you depend on other

people's table you dine late.

No fault, no pardon.
If you cross no river until you get to it you will have few rivers to cross.

Have you tried all your keys on God's storehouse? The cat and the love you give comes back. It is better to live well than to live long. Don't dig your grave with your teeth. A good example is the best sermon. A scalded cat fears hot water.

A good beginning is half the battle. A bushel of wheat is made up of single grains. A servant is known by his master's A drowning man grabs at a straw. Smoke drives a man from his own house like a mean wife. A rich man does not know who his friends are. absence.

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Put your tongue in gear before talking. A bad man may be under a good coat. The first generation carried the gospel to the world; this generation must. Don't awake sleeping dogs.
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A small boy is a pain in the neck; a large one a pain in the heart. Failure is the path of least resistance.

There is a difference in beating a man in a trade and cheating him; hooking him and crooking him. You rise by what you put under your feet. The world is a camera; look pleasant. Do the best you can; that's all an angel can do.

The one who kneels most stands best. As the home goes so does the nation. More prayers, less cares.
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Everyone is in a hurry;

we are in zipper days.

A discouraged man il'l a defeated man. Get behind your work if you want to get ahead. We get experience when we are looking for something else. It is one thing to like to preach; another thing to like those to whom you preach.
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Some say, "I don't shout unless I am in the sp.irit; God says for us to walk in the Spirit. He stands longest who kneels lowest. Bent knees make straight men.

Do nothing to make you lose respect for yourself. God forgives you, then forgive yourself. Great trials mean great faith. The storm helps us realize the worth of an anchor.
If the tide goes out it will come again.

Crush truth and it will rise again. Time may be your friend or your enemy. After breakfast rest awhile; after dinner walk a mile.

It hurts you more to talk about your neighbour than for him to talk about you. A booster never knocks; a kn(lcker never boosts. I won't trade sight unseen unless I see it.
If we spend all our time getting

Humans make mistakes;

fools repeat them.

Had Christ saved Himself He would not have saved me. You can't drive two cars at once. Most people are killed by empty guns. Used clothing are reduced in value; so are girls. Worry is interferring with God's plans.

even with people we

never get ahead. A good listener hears a good speaker. A man on his knees is taller than the trees. Elisha asked "Is it well with thee" before he asked, "Is it well with thy child."
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It is alright to rise to the occasion if you know when to sit down. You don't build a reputation on what you intend to do.

In the middle of a camp meeting backslide.

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If the outgo is greater

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You may have a privilege to do as you please but not a right to do as you please. Playing like you are rich keeps you poor. We don't pass this way again. Honor comes from what we give and not from what we receive. Heroes live a dangerous life. A good horse does not wear two saddles. We don't get two hides off of one cow. A winner in a law suit is a loser. Deer do not keep company with tigers. Rats know the way of other rats. You can't keep it from raining or your mother from marrying. You can't put out a fire with straw; desire with riches. or satisfy your

the outcome. The good things of life are paid for in advance; bad things afterwards.

Use experience for a guide post and not a hitching post. Shallow thinking means shallow living. Bullet holes in the ship shows that it has been in a battle. There is a ton of washing Washington. that should be done in

A turtle makes progress only while his neck is out.


If you seek a soft job you find hard luck.

A strong structure

needs a firm foundation.

Today comes before tomorrow. There is no right way to do a wrong thing. The best conquest is the conquest over self. Try being religious when you don't feel like it. Ships are not made to stay in the harbor. A fish that keeps its mouth shut will not get caught. A hot answer gets cool friends. A soft answer prevents hard feelings.
If you have too many irons in the fire none of them are hot.

You can't produce a play with only one actor. Your ear does not always hear the same thing your eye sees. The more laws we have the more outlaws we have. The best doctor cannot save his life. A lock is only for a honest man. Thieves will break in. The Lord is the difference. Nothing can enter the heart unless it comes in by the Much advice is free. Don't talk out of both sids of your mouth at once. Tomorrow never comes. A kind word is not wasted. All that glitters is not gold. I can pay my debt to the past by putting the future in debt to me.
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Three women may keep a secret if one of them is dead.

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The only way to pay for your "raising" more children.

is to "raise" FOR GOD-the greatest being SO LOVED-the greatest action THE WORLD-the greatest creation THAT HE GAVE-the greatest benevolence HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON-the greatest gift. THAT WHOSOEVER-the greatest recipient. BELIEVETH-the greatest faith. IN HIM-the greatest position SHOULD NOT PERISH-the greatest damnation BUT HAVE-the greatest position. EVERLASTING LIFE-the greatest inheritance. I met the Master Face to .I! "ac e-.

What a man wishes he soon believes to be the truth. Park your worry outside. We don't need to sit up and take notice if we keep sitting. Don't let your thoughts remain dreams. Neither a word or a stone may be called back. The poor we always have with us-also nouncements. We are here today and where tomorrow. The cost of an article is the amount of life exchanged for it. Minutes kept are hours saved. Pride is a magnifying glass men use. Don't mix w.ine and women.
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Gods 'Cure For All Ailments


One half-pint of Faith; half-pint of Virture; Half-pint Knowledge; half-pint of Patience; half-pint of Temperence; half-pint of Godliness; half-pint of Brotherly Kindness; half-pint of Charity; and One Good Resolution: This, well shaken together and taken three times a day with Prayer will cure: The devils Rhumatism; evil eyes; blasphemy; tobacco habits. It will kill the nerves of Prejudice and purify the blood. If we can get the worst man there is to use this prescription it will restore him to fine manhood and respectablty with God and Man. It will make him love his own wife and children better. He will want to put them under the same treatment. Now if we can get this used in the homes of this country, it will cause the ladies to wear full dresses; stop theater going; cleanse the hearts from inbread corruption and preserve the soul blameless. It will stop mens wives from car-riding around with other wives husbands and cause men to quit running around with other husbands wives. Shake well before using. Rub until it affects the heart. Keep this up 365 days in a year and if it doesn't cure you, you can bank-rupt Heaven. I was down many years with these ailments and this remedy has brought me perfect cure.

Don't mix whiskey and gasoline. Empty hands beget empty hands. Loving hearts have gentle hands. Heavy hearts-heavy Time is a healer. Experience is a great teacher. A dull conscience has sharp words. Kindness heals wounds. A river sometimes overflows; so does kindness. Trouble can make or break us. Mercy walks ahead of judgment. Many teachers-few scholars. steps.

Poor Old Job


God and his Deacons were having a convention The way I get it. It was the Lord's intention To have a real big shoutin' time And everybody get to feelin' fine.

Self righteous rags will be consumed in hell.

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There were Delegates there from all around. From Mars and Jupiter to Puget Sound: I guess they had sung about six or eight songs, The meetin' had just begun moving along. When all of a sudden everything stopped. And it got so still you could hear the clock: .The Angles crowded a little nearer the throne, Instead of Praises 1 heard them groan. Then all at once 1 heard God speakin' "Where you been, Devil, and what you seekin'?" The Devil said, "I was goin' up and down "Tryin' to steal somebody's crown. 'I heard 'em singin' and shoutin' in here, And thought I'd stop and leave some fear." God answered him, "Have you ever met Job' There's a man with a spotless robe, I tell you Devil. He lives the life. And says his prayers both Morn and Nite: He pays tithes and offering too And he hasn't a bit of use for you." The Devil said-"who-what-do you mean? Why this man Job I've never seen: If you tear down that six feet wall You've built around him, 1 make him fall; No man or beast would want to sin If they had all you've given to him." God said, O. K. mister Devil; be on your way, I'll take that wall down right away." "But there's a man that will stand true No matter what you .Devils do; Go on Devil-do what you callBut remember--Job's a godly man." The Devil left and went to work, We've all heard of his dirty work; He sent cyclones, fire and thieves, Job shaved his head and dropped to his knees. Well the Devil left-He'd done his bit, But look at Job; he didn't quit. He said, "The Lord hath given and taken away, I'll trust my God, though he doth slay." Next year when Convention time had come,

The Devil sat there chewing gum. God said, "Hello Devil-how are you? I just been thinkin' bout Job and you. You know that man-He loves his God: I know old Devil-you think it's odd; But that man Job-Hm-m-you can't get him": The Devil said, "A-ha'-skin for skin, 1 can't touch him, 1 guess you're afraid To give me a chance; If he's so brave Let me to him, He's no case; Why, I'll make him curse you to your face." God said,-"Now Devil, 1 don't want to do it, But I am in a corner, and you're forcing me to it This man Job-He's my friend And 1 know he'll stick by me clean to the end; And I'll stand by him and furnish him Grace; Now if you feel lucky, just push this case. But I am tellin' you now, Job'll win out So do your worst, when you're done, He'll shout." Well, the Devil left--Just fightin' mad, He hunted up Job, yes, 1 know it's sad, But he covered him with boils from head to toes And how they hurt, only Job knows. To make a big long story short, Job had company of every sort; Talkative friends and hypocrites too, You know, the kind that visits you. His wife said, "Curse your God and die," His friends said, "He's a big hypocrite that's why." The Devil said, "Job, God's forgotten you." Job said, "Look here Devil, 1 am goin' through. I've come so far and I'm not goin' back; And I don't want to hear one more quackOut of you Devil, you've had your fun, And it's just about time you're on the run." "Cause I feel Something in my soul, Don't know what it is, but it sure dots roll, It tells me victory's on the way, The night's about gone, and it's breaking day Sure it's still dark, but God's so near; I can hear him talking in my ear.

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He's tellin' me now, "Job, I am your friend, And I am stickin' by you clear to the end. "I know those boils are hurtin' a sight, But cheer up Job, we're winning the fight." Job patted his foot and sang a little song; When he opened his eyes the Devil was gone. God said, "Job, you'e won my heart, I knew you would from the very start. That's why I called the old Devil's bluffAnd I guess you given him proof enough." "He ought to know, at least by now I've got some folks that will not bow Their knees to Baal, and quit their God, In the fiery trials of the tempter's rod Job, you've proven true, my boy, And it's brought my heart such great joy: I'm awful sorry 'bout the boils my friend, But I think you'll soon be on the mend."

And keeping in shadow of fence and wall He wended his way to their Mission Hall. There he paused, impelled by Fear or pride, Then he mounted the steps and went inside. Said he to himself "I'll sit near the door And slip away ere their meeting's o're." Altho he started again and again He was there when they shouted the last amen. He was there the next night and then the next And he went so often that his wife grew vexed. She said to a neighbor, who happened in Something or other has got hold of Jim Why he prays at morn and says grace as well And he's stopped a waterin' the milk we sell. He hardly seems like the same old Jim Them Holy Rollers or something is a worry in' him. But the good wife didn't have long to wait Ere she knew what was troubling her ailing mate For that very nite ere the narrative runs The deacon came home a talking in tongues He shouted around, till his wife exclaimed, "Deacon Brown you're dancin'," and I'd be ashamed. Nine o'clock next morn for twas Sunday too, Found the deacon back in his same old pew. There he fidgeted round like a bashful boy As he strove to conceal his new found joy. And ere that meeting had scarce begun, He was on his feet talking in tongues. An exploding bomb so witness say, Would have caused less excitment there that day. With bated breath and frighten looks That church Assembly sat horror struck The Parson at last grasp deacon Brown You're out of order, Sit down, Sit down. I was out of order all the while The deacon replied, his face with a smile Yes, out of order for years I vow But I've got it fixed up and I'm alright now Then come from among them, they heard him say As he passed outside and went his way.

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Said parson Jones to deacon Brown Those Pentecostal folk have hit the town And if they're as bad as I have heard They're something awful upon my word. I must warn my people one and all To keep away from their Mission Hall. And so that morn ere his text he read The Parson gave warning like he had said He told of perils great and small That lurked so He said inside their Mission Hall. Quote he "Tis plain to both old and young. They're devil possessed when they speak In tongues. As the deacon plodded home that day, He pondered deeply along the way Thot he "If all that I've heard is right Those Holy Rollers must be afright. I believe I'll slip down there and see I am firm of Faith and they can't trap me. And that very evening he could hardly wait So he slipped away through the alley gate

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The news soon spread told by old and young Now deacon Brown was talking in tongues. And despite of fear and doubt of all Those church folk went to that Mission Hall And some there were from day to day Went with scoffing lips but remained to pray And many of them are now free All because Deacon Brown said, "I'll Go and See."

What Is A Girl?
Little girls are the nicest things that happen to people. They are born with a little bit of angelshine about them and though it wears thin sometimes, there is always enough left to lasso your heart-even when they are sitting in the mud, or crying temperamental tears, or parading up the street in mother's best clothes. A little girl can be sweeter (and badder) oftener than anyone else in the world. A girl is Innocence playing in the mud, Beauty standing on its head, and Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot. God borrows from many creatures to make a little girl. He uses the song of a bird, the squeal of a pig, the stubbornness of a mule, the antics of a monkey, the spryness of a grasshopper, the curiosity of a cat, the speed of a gazelle, the slyness of a fox, the softness of a kitten, and to top it all off He adds the mysterious mind of a woman. A little girl is loudest when you are thinking, the prettiest when she has provoked you, the busiest at bedtime, the quietest when you want to show her off, and the most flirtatious when she absolutely must not get the best of you again. Who else can cause you more grief, joy, irritation, satisfaction, embarrassment, and genuine delight than this combination of Eve, Salome, and Florence Nightingale? Yes, she is a nerve-racking nuisance, just a noisy bundle of mischief. But when your dreams tumble down and the world is a mess-when it seems you are pretty much of a fool after all-she can make you a king when she climbs on your knee and whispers, "I love you best of all!"

The Pastor's Friend


"This church is dead," said Brother Frown "It's true," said Gossip, "It's sure going down" "The Pastor's to blame," Sis. Pick-Fault cried 'I'm gonna quit," Bro. Gad-About 'lowed "And go where there's a much bigger crowd". Sister selfish too, was sure she could see "Not a soul in this church 'preciates me." Said, Bro. Grumble, "I don't see why The Sunday School's dead and the meet in's dry." But good Bro. Faithful, sat in his place The sun light of Heaven abeaming on his face The good saint worship in prayer and song And to him there wasn't a single thing wrong.

The Absentee
"Someone is absent," the shepherd said, As over his class book He bent his head, "For several Sundays absent, too, So tell me teacher, what did you do?" I didn't call as perhaps I should, I wrote some cards, but they did no good; I've never heard and she never came, So I decided to drop her name. He answered gravely, "A flock was mineA hundred-No, there were ninty and nine. So I sought that sheep which had left the fold The path way was stony and edged with thorns; J>Iyfeet was wounded, and bruised, and torn. But I kept on seeking, nor counted the cost, And Oh, the joy when I found the lost." Thus spoke the Shepherd in tender tone, I looked and 10- - - I was all alone, But God, a vision had sent to me, To show his will toward the Absentee.

What Is A Boy?
Between the innocence of babyhood and the dignity of manhood we find a delightful creature called a boy. Boys come in assorted sizes, weights, and colors, but all boys have the same creed: To enjoy every second of every minute of every hour of every day and to protest with noise (their only weapon) when their last minute is. finished and the adult males pack them off to bed at night. Boys are found everywhere-on top of, underneath, inside of, climbing on, swinging from, running around, or

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jumping to. Mothers love them, little girls hate them, older sisters and brothers tolerate them, adults ignore them, and Heaven protects them. A boy is Truth with dirt on its face, Beauty with a cut on its finger, Wisdom with bubble gum in its hair, and the Hope of the future with a frog in its pocket. Savage Creature When you are busy, a boy is an inconsiderate, bothersome, intruding jangle of noise. When you want him to make a good impression, his brain turns to jelly or else he becomes a savage, sadistic, jungle creature bent on destroying the world and himself with it. A boy is a cornposite-e-he has the appetite of a horse, the digestion of a sword swallower, the energy of a pocketsize atomic bomb, the curiosity of a cat, the lungs of a dictator, the imagination of a Paul Bunyan, the shyness of a violet, the audacity of a steel trap, the enthusiasm of a firecracker, and when he makes something he has five thumbs on each hand. He likes ice cream, knives, saws, Christmas, comic books, the boy across the street, woods, water (in its natural habitat), large animals, Dad, trains, Saturday mornings, and fire engines. He is not much for Sunday School, company, schools, books without pictures, music lesson, neckties, barbers, girls, overcoats, adults, or bedtime. Full Pocket Nobody else is so early to rise, or so late to supper. Nobody else gets so much fun out of trees, dogs, and breezes. Nobody else can cram into one pocket a rusty knife, a halfeaten apple, 3 feet of string, an empty Bull Durham ~~ack, 2 gum drops, 6 cents, a sling shot, a chunk of unknown substance, and a genuine supersonic code ring with a secret compartment. A boy is a magical creature-you can lock him out of your workshop, but you can't lock him out of your heart. You can get him out of your study, but you can't get him out of your mind. Might as well give up-he is your captor, your jailer, your boss, and your master-a freckled-face, pint-sized, catchasing bundle of noise. But when you come home at night with only the shattered pieces of your hopes and dreams, he can mend them like new with the two magic words-s-t'Hi, Dad!" - Cotton Belt News

My Lord Had A Job For Me


My Lord had a job for me, but I had so much to do, I said to get somebody else or wait till I get thro'. I don't know how the Lord came out or how he got along, But away down in my sneaking heart I knew I had done Him wrong. One day I needed the Lord real bad and needed Him right away, He wouldn't answer my prayer at all, but I thought I heard Him say; Away down in my bleeding heart I got so much to do, You can get somebody else or wait till I get thro'. Now when the Lord has a job for me, I never try to shirk, I drop whatever I have in hand and do the Lord's work; My affairs can roll along or wait till I get thro', For nobody else can do the work the Lord has got for me to do.

"Definition Of A Boy"
After a male baby has grown out of long clothes and triangles and has acquired pants, freckles and so much dirt that relatives do not dare to kiss it between meals it becomes a BOY. A boy can swim like a fish, run like a deer, climb like a squirrel, bellow like a calf, eat like a pig, balk like a mule, according to climatic conditions. He is a piece of skin stretched over an appetite. A noise covered with smudges. He is called a tornado because he comes at the most unexpected times, hits the most unexpected places, and leaves everything a wreck behind him. He is a growing animal with superlative promise, to be fed, watered, and kept warm, a joy forever, a periodical nuisance, the problem of our times, the hope of the nation. Every boy born is evidence that God is not completely discouraged with man. Were it not for boys, the newspapers would go unread and a thousand popcorn stands would go bankrupt. Boys are useful in running errands. A boy can easily do the family errands, with the aid of five or six adults. The zest with which a boy does an errand is equaled only by the speed of a turtle on a hot July day.

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The boy is a natural spectator. He watches parades, fires. ball games, automobiles, boats, and airplanes with equal ferver, but will not watch a clock. The man who will invent a clock that will stand on its head and sing a song when it strikes will win the undying gratitude of millions of families whose boys are forever coming to dinner about supper time. Boys faithfully imitate their dads in spite of all efforts to teach them good manners. A boy, if not washed too often, and kept in a cool quite place after each accident, will survive broken bones, hornets, swimming holes, fights and nine helpings of pie. A boy is nature's answer to that false belief that there is no such thing as perpetual motion. A boy is the answer to every maiden's prayer. The following ad was clipped from a church paper: Wanted: a young preacher-With the experience of a parrot, The sagacity of an owl, The strength of an eagle, The grace of a swan, The gentleness of a dove, The friendliness of a sparrow; Up with the hawk. And when they got him caged then expect him to live on the food of a canary.

One day an awful rattlesnake, Bit oldest boy, Big wicked Jake. And through his veins the virus flew; He's bound to die, what can we do? They sent a runner to the town To fetch in haste old Parson down A dutchman of John Wesley's band. As good as any in the land. He prayed a wonderous curious prayer In words of faith, both rich and rare Whether in Heaven it reached or not. On earth it surely touched the spot. Oh, Got, Ve dank de fo dis snake, Dat dow hast sent to pite pig Jake, And fetch him down from his high-hoss And lead him to the Saviour's cross. "Oh Got, he never vould repent Till dis ples sed snake sent He would not mend his vicked vays. Till dis kind providence to-day. "And now, Oh Got, De Great I Am. Send a snake to-pite De Brudder Sam. And Chack and Chon, de vorst of rakes. Oh, Got, ve need more rattlesnakes. "And send de biggest on the globe, To pite old daddy Jacon Job. And his vife she needs one too. Perhaps a copper head vould do. "And chicken snakes to pite de gals, And their dancing, vicked pals. And now, Oh Got. before it is too late. Please hurry up de Gospel snakes And save dis ole Kentucky State. And hear dis prayer, for Jesus sake. "Amen" Why worry about wild fire? There is plenty of wet blankets to smother all fire. Some have no wit to speak or judgment to keep quiet.

Rattlesnake Gospel Sermon


Back in the hills of old Kentuck The hardest place that was ever struck There lived a man named Jacon Job. The toughest on this mundane globe. He feared not God nor cared for man. Except his wild and wicked clan. He had six sons, both big and bad That followed right behind their dad. They drank that wild cat whiskey down And painted red the country town. He had six daughters, Buxom gals That danced and frolicked with their pals, They danced and cappered on the hills, And sometimes trippled at the stills.

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The Touch Of The Master's Hand


'Twas battered and scarred and the auctioneer Thought it hardly worth his while, To waste much time on the old violin, But he held it up with a smile. What am I bidden, good folks, he cried, Who'll start the bidding for me, A dollar, a dollar, dollar-now two, only Two dollars, and who'll make it three. Three dolars once three dollars twice, Going for three, but noFrom the room far back a gray-haired man came forward and picked up the bow; Then wiping the dust from the old violin And tightening up all the strings, He played a melody pure and sweet, As sweet as an angel sings. The music ceased and the auctioneer With a voice that was quiet and low, Said "what am I bidden for the old violin?" And he held it up with the bow. A thousand dollars- and who'll make it two, Two thousand and who'll make it three; Three thousand once and three thousand twice, And going and gone, said he. The people cheered, but some of them cried "We do not quite understand ' What changed its worth?" The man replied, "Was the touch of the Master's hand." And many a man with life out of tune, And battered and worn with sin, Is auctioned cheap to a thoughtless crowd, Much like the old violin. A mess of pottage, a glass of wine, A game-and he travels on, He's going .mce, and going twice He's going--and all most gone. But the Master comes, and the foolish crowd, Ne'er can quite understand The worth of a soul and the change that is wrought By the L ,~:('hof the Master's hand.

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