What are all the gilded toys of time?
Philpot, "Letters and Memoirs" 1852)
What are all the gilded toys of time
with the solemn, weighty realities of eternity!
But, alas! what wretches are we when left to . . .
How unable to withstand the faintest breath of temptation!
How bent upon backsliding!
Who can fathom the depths of the human heart?
Oh, what but grace, superabounding grace,
can either suit or save such wretches?