Live while you live, the epicure would say, And seize the pleasures of the present day; Live while you live, the sacred preacher cries, And give to God each moment as it flies. Lord, in my views, let both united be: I live in pleasure when I live to thee.
Note 3. Given as a saying of Wesley, in the Saturday Review, Nov. 28, 1874. [back]
Note 4. This sentence was much used in the Revolutionary period. It occurs even so early as November, 1755, in an answer by the Assembly of Pennsylvania to the Governor, and forms the motto of Franklins Historical Review, 1759, appearing also in the body of the work.Frothingham: Rise of the Republic of the United States, p. 413. [back]