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Still amorous and fond and billing,
Like Philip and Mary on a shilling.

Hudibras. P iii. Ca i. Line 687,
What makes all doctrines plain and clear?
About two hundred pounds a year.
And that which was prov'd true before
Prove false again? Two hundred more.

Line 1277. 'Cause

grace and virtue are within
Prohibited degrees of kin;
And therefore no true saint allows
They shall be suffer'd to espouse.

Line 1293.
Nick Machiavel had ne'er a trick,
Though he gave his name to our Old Nick. Line 1313.
With crosses, relics, crucifixes,
Beads, pictures, rosaries, and pixes, -
The tools of working our salvation
By mere mechanic operation.

Line 1495. True as the dial to the sun,' Although it be not shin'd upon.

Canto ii. Line 175. But still his tongue ran on, the less Of weight it bore, with greater ease.

Line 443. For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain.” Canto iii. Line 243. He that complies against his will Is of his own opinion still.

Line 647. With books and money plac'd for show Like nesteggs to make clients lay, And for his false opinion pay.

Line 624.
1 True as the needle to the pole,
Or as the dial to the sun.

Barton Booth : Song.
? Let who will boast their courage in the field,
I find but little safety from my shield.
Nature's, not honour's, law we must obey :
This made me cast my useless shield away.


And poets by their sufferings grow,-
As if there were no more to do,
To make a poet excellent,
But only want and discontent.


And by a prudent flight and cunning save
A life, which valour could not, from the grave.
A better buckler I can soon regain ;
But who can get another life again?

ARCHILOCHUS : Fragm. 6. (Quoted by Plu

tarch, Customs of the Lacedæmonians.) Sed omissis quidem divinis exhortationibus illum magis Græcum versiculum secularis sententiæ sibi adhibent, “Qui fugiebat, rursus præliabitur:". ut et rursus forsitan fugiat (But overlooking the divine exhortations, they act rather upon that Greek verse of worldly significance, “He who flees will fight again,” and that perhaps to betake himself again to flight). — TERTULLIAN: De Fuga in Persecutione, c. 10.

The corresponding Greek, 'Ανήρ ο φεύγων και πάλιν μαχήσεται, is a5cribed to Menander. See Fragments (appended to Aristophanes in Didot's Bib. Græca,), p. 91.

That same man that runnith awaie
Maie again fight an other daie.

ERASMUS: Apothegms, 1542 (translated by Udall).
Celuy qui fuit de bonne heure

Peut combattre derechef
(He who fies at the riglit time can fight again).

Satyre Menippée (1594).
Qui fuit peut revenir aussi ;

Qui meurt, il n'en est pas ainsi
(He who flies can also return ; but it is not so with him who dies).

SCARRON (1610-1660).
He that fights and runs away
May turn and fight another day ;
But he that is in battle slain
Will never rise to fight again.

RAY : History of the Rebellion (1752), p. 48.
For he who fights and runs away
May live to fight another day ;
But he who is in battle slain
Can never rise and figlit again,

GOLDSMITH : The Art of Poetry on a New Plan

(1761), vol. ii. p. 147.

1 Most wretched men
Are cradled into poetry by wrong ;
They learn in suffering what they teach in song.

SHELLEY : Julian and Maddalo

SIR WILLIAM DAVENANT. 1605–1668. The assembled souls of all that men held wise.

Gondibert. Book ii. Canto v. Stanza 37. Since knowledge is but sorrow's spy, It is not safe to know.'

The Just Italian. Act v. Sc. 1. For angling-rod he took a sturdy oake; For line, a cable that in storm ne'er broke; His hooke was such as heads the end of pole To pluck down house ere fire consumes it whole; The hook was baited with a dragon's tale, And then on rock he stood to bob for whale.

Britannia Triumphans. Page 15. 1637.


SIR THOMAS BROWNE. 1605-1682. Too rashly charged the troops of error, and remain as trophies unto the enemies of truth.

Religio Medici. Part i. Sect. vi. Rich with the spoils of Nature.3

Sect. viii. From ignorance our comfort flows. — Prior: To the Hon. Charles


Where ignorance is bliss,
'T is folly to be wise.

GRAY: Eton College, Stanza 10.
3 For angling rod he took a sturdy oak ;

For line, a cable that in storm ne'er broke;
His book was baited with a dragon's tail, –
And then on rock he stood to bob for whale.

From The Mock Romance, a rhapsody attached to The

Loves of Hero and Leander, published in London in the years 1653 and 1677. Chambers's Book of Days, vol. i. p. 173. DANIEL : Rural Sports, Supplement,

P. 57.

His angle-rod made of a sturdy oak;
His line, a cable which in storms ne'er broke ;
His hook he baited with a dragon's tail, –
And sat upon a rock, and bobb'd for whale.
WILLIAM King (1663–1712): Upon a Giant's Angling.

(In Chalmers's “British Poets" ascribed to King.) 8 Ricb with the spoils of time. — GRAY: Elegy, stanza 13.

Nature is the art of God."

Religio Medici. Part 1. Sect. zok

The thousand doors that lead to death.2

Sect. zlit.

Sect. lo.

The heart of man is the place the Devil 's in: I feel sometimes a hell within myself.

Sect. li. There is no road or ready way to virtue.

It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many million of faces there should be none alike."

Part ii. Sect. i. There is music in the beauty, and the silent note which Cupid strikes, far sweeter than the sound of an instrument; for there is music wherever there is harmony, order, or proportion; and thus far we may maintain the music of the spheres.

Sect. iz.
Sleep is a death; oh, make me try
By sleeping what it is to die,
And as gently lay my head
On my grave as now my bed !

Sect. xii. Ruat cælum, fiat voluntas tua.


1 The course of Nature is the art of God. — Young: Night Thoughts, night ix. line 1267. 2 See Massinger, page 194.

8 The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.

Milton : Paradise Lost, book i. line 253. 4 The human features and countenance, although composed of but some ten parts or little more, are so fashioned that among so many thousands of men there are no two in existence who cannot be distinguished from one another. - Pliny: Natural History, book vii. chap. i.

Of a thousand shavers, two do not shave so much alike as not to be distinguished. – Johnsox (1777).

There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two bairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity. - Montaigne: of the Resemblance of Children to their Fathers, book i. chap. zzzrii.

6 Oh, could you view the melody

Of every grace
And music of her face.

LoyELACE : Orpheus to Beasts. 6 See Herbert, page 204.

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in the grave.

Times before you, when even living men were antiquities, - when the living might exceed the dead, and to depart this world could not be properly said to go unto the greater number.

Dedication to Urn-Burial. I look upon you as gem of the old rock.?

Ibid. Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes and pompous

Chap. v. Quietly rested under the drums and tramplings of three conquests.

Ibid. Herostratus lives that burnt the temple of Diana; he is almost lost that built it.3

Ibid. What song the Sirens sang, or what name Achilles assumed when he hid himself among women.

Ibid. When we desire to confine our words, we commonly say they are spoken under the rose.

Vulgar Errors.

EDMUND WALLER. 1605–1687.

The yielding marble of her snowy breast.

On a Lady passing through a Crowd of People.
That eagle's fate and mine are one,

Which on the shaft that made him die
Es pied a feather of his own,
Wherewith he wont to soar so high."

To a Lady singing a Song of his Composing.

part ii.

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1 'Tis long since Death had the majority. – Blair: The Gra
lime 449.

2 Adamas de rupe præstantissimus (A most excellent diamond from the
A chip of the old block. – PRIOR: Life of Burke.

8 The aspiring youth that fired the Ephesian dome
Outlives in fame the pious fool that raised it.

CIBBER : Richard III. act iii. s., 1.
4 So in the Libyan fable it is told

That once an eagle, stricken with a dart,

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