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Consider me.
I sit here like Tiberius,
inscrutable and grand.
I will let "I dare not"
wait upon "I would"
and bear the twangling
of your small guitar
because you are my owl
and foster me with milk.
Why wet my paw?
Just keep me in a bag
and no one knows the truth.
I am familiar with witches
and stand a better chance in hell than you
for I can dance on hot bricks,
leap your height
and land on all fours.
I am the servant of the Living God.
I worship in my way.
Look into these slit green stones
and follow your reflected lights
into the dark.

Michel, Duc de Montaigne, knew.
You don't play with me.
I play with you.


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The Lord's mercy often rides to the door of our heart upon the black horse of affliction.
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Oh, Brethren, it is sickening work to think of your cushioned seats, your chants, your anthems, your...
CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON
Curses are like chickens, they always come home to roost.
CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON
Said will be a little ahead, but done should follow at his heel.
CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON
Stale godliness is ungodliness. Let our religion be as warm, and constant, and natural as the flow o...
CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON
It is not great faith, but true faith, that saves; and the salvation lies not in the faith, but in t...
CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON
When you see no present advantage, walk by faith and not by sight. Do God the honor to trust Him whe...
CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON
Free will I have often heard of, but I have never seen it. I have always met with will, and plenty o...
CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON
The wings of the dove are as soft as they are swift. Gentleness is a sure result of the Sacred Dove'...
CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON
It would be better to be deceived a hundred times than to live a life of suspicion.
CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON
It is the tendency of deep feeling to subdue the manner rather than to render it too energetic.
CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON
Purify our minds that we may be "first pure, then peaceable," and fortify our souls, that our peacea...
CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON
I have a great need for Christ: I have a great Christ for my need.
CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON
Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened.
CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON
Love and self-denial for the object loved go hand-in-hand. If I profess to love a certain person, an...
CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON
If you will tell me when God permits a Christian to lay aside his armour, I will tell you when Satan...
CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON