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" Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich? which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in the dust, and forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them. "
Early days; or, The Wesleyan scholar's guide - Page 37
1873
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God Found

...Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn? 13 Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich? 14 Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust, 15 And forgetteth that the foot may...
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Praying the Book of Job: To Understand Trouble and Suffering

Elmer L. Towns - Religion - 2006 - 190 pages
...Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn? 1131 Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich? 1141 Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust, 1151 And forgetteth that the foot...
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Medici Women: Portraits of Power, Love and Betrayal from the Court of Duke ...

Gabrielle Langdon - Art - 2006 - 372 pages
...peahen with chicks, is associated with God-given wisdom. The bird is contrasted with the neglectful ostrich: 'Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in the dust / And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them. She...
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The Wild Beast May Break Them

John Fraser - Authors, Italian - 2007 - 295 pages
...quotation in the understated mode favoured by actors for love poetry and religious works. "Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrkh? Whkh leaveth her eggs in the earth and warmeth them in the dust, And forgetteth that the foot...
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