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" A MAN of words and not of deeds, Is like a garden full of weeds... "
The Nursery Rhymes of England - Seite 70
1858 - 333 Seiten
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The Motley Book: A Series of Tales and Sketches

Cornelius Mathews - 1838 - 190 Seiten
...selections an air of greater sententiousness and profundity, as in the following scrap of shrewd rhyme : " A man of words and not of deeds, Is like a garden full of weeds: And when the weeds begin to grow, He's like a garden full of snow, *fec. At Eastchester, a spruce, spare man in a fur cap, with a large...
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The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and Historical ...

Benjamin Franklin, Jared Sparks - 1840
...you may remember an ancient poet, whose works we have all studied and copied at school long ago. " A man of words and not of deeds Is like a garden lull of weeds." It is pity that good works, among some sorts of people, are so little valued, and good...
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Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages ...

Percy Society - 1841
...scarcely adapted for the "ears polite" of modern days. See also MS. Sloane, 406, where it is also quoted.] A MAN of words and not of deeds Is like a garden full of weeds ; And when the weeds begin to grow, It 's like a garden full of snow ; And when the snow begins to fall, It 's like a bird upon the wall...
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Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages ...

Percy Society - 1841
...scarcely adapted for the "cars polite" of modern days. See also MS. Sloane, 406, where it is also quoted.] A MAN of words and not of deeds Is like a garden full of weeds ; And when the weeds begin to grow, It 's like a garden full of snow ; And when the snow begins to fall, It 's like a bird upon the wall...
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The Early Naval Ballads of England, Ausgabe 2

James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - 1841 - 144 Seiten
...modern days. See also MS. Sloane, 406, where it is also quoted.] And when the weeds begin to grow, It 's like a garden full of snow ; And when the snow begins to fall, It 's like a bird upon the wall : And when the bird away does fly, It 's like an eagle in the sky ;...
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The Children's Magazine and Missionary Repository, Band 11

1848
...it will be a great advantage. Besides, to say and not perform, is sinful. There is a proverb — " A man of words and not of deeds, Is like a garden full of weeds." From Preston J. came to Lancaster by the railway, and it was a very delightful ride, for the sun shone...
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The Nursery Rhymes of England: Obtained Principally from Oral Tradition

James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - 1843 - 259 Seiten
...following song, which I believe to he the genuine one, is written on the last leaf of MS. Harl. 6580, in ft hand of the end of the seventeenth century, but unfortunately...garden full of snow ; And when the snow begins to fall, It.' s like a bird upon the wall ; And when the bird away does fly, It's like an eagle in the sky ;...
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A Juvenile Guide, or manual of good manners ... By Lovers of Youth

GUIDE - 1844 - 131 Seiten
...passes for wisdom. 20. Be careful not to promise more, nor boast of more than you can perform. For, " A man of words and not of deeds, Is like a garden full of weeds ; " Wherein no fruits or flowers grow, But such as are both mean and low. 21. " Put not your hand to...
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The Columbian Magazine, Bände 3-4

1845
...children was promoted by having daily placed before them such excellent and saving truths as these : ' A man of words and not of deeds, is like a garden ruU c! weeds.' ' Xerxes, the great did die, and so must you and I.' ' Young Obadias, David and Josias,...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Orville Luther Holley - 1848 - 468 Seiten
...You may remember an antient poet, whose works we have all studied and copied at school long ago — , 'A man of words and not of deeds, Is like a garden full of weeds.• " In the conclusion of this playful and yet earnest and affectionate letter, he does not forget his...
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