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God helps those who help themselves."
Discourses on Government. Chap. i. Sect. xxiii It is not necessary to light a candle to the sun.” Ibid.
WILLIAM WALKER. 1623-1684.
Learn to read slow: all other graces
The Art of Reading.
JOHN BUNYAN. 1628-1688.
And so I penned
Pilgrim's Progress. Apology for his Book.
Ibid The name of the slough was Despond.
Parti Every fat must stand upon his bottom."
Dark as pitch.
It beareth the name of Vanity Fair, because the town where 't is kept is lighter than vanity.
1 See Herbert, page 206.
Heaven ne'er helps the men who will not act. - SOPHOCLES : Frage ment 288 (Plumptre's Translation). Help thyself
, Heaven will help thee. – La Fontaine: Book ri. fable 18
8 Take time enough ; all other graces
BYROM : Advice to preach slow. * Every tub must stand upon its bottom. – Macklin: The Man of the • RAY: Proverbs. GAY: The Shepherd's Week. Wednesday.
World, act i. sc. 2.
266 BUNYAN. — TEMPLE. - TILLOTSON. - STOUGHTON.
The palace Beautiful.
Pilgrim's Progress. Part i.
The Author's Way of sending forth his Second Pari of the Pilgrim.
SIR WILLIAM TEMPLE. 1628-1699. Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of ages through which they have passed.
Ancient and Modern Learning. No clap of thunder in a fair frosty day could more astonish the world than our declaration of war against Holland in 1672.
Memoirs. Vol. ii. p. 255. When all is done, human life is, at the greatest and the best, but like a froward child, that must be played with and humoured a little to keep it quiet till it falls asleep, and then the care is over.
Miscellanea. Part ii. Of Poetry.
JOHN TILLOTSON. 1630–1694. If God were not a necessary Being of himself, he might almost seem to be made for the use and benefit of men.
WILLIAM STOUGHTON. 1631-1701. God sifted a whole nation that he might send choice grain over into this wilderness. 8
Election Sermon at Boston, April 29, 1669. 1 See Butler, page 212.
2 If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him. – VOLTAIRE: A l'Auteur du Livre des trois Imposteurs, épitre crl.
3 God had sifted three kingdoms to find the wheat for this planting. LONGFELLOW: Courtship of Miles Standish, iv.
JOHN DRYDEN. 1631-1701.
Upon the Death of Lord Hastings. Line 76
Annus Mirabilis. Stanza 39.
Absalom and Achitophel. Part i. Line 27
2 See Fuller, page 221.
Problem, sect. 30.
No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness. – Aristotle :
Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiæ (There is no great genius without a tincture of madness).
SENECA : De Tranquillitate
* Greatnesse on Goodnesse loves to slide, not stand,
KNOLLES : History (under a portrait of Mustapha I.).
Man, epistle i. line 226.
The people's prayer, the glad diviner's theme,
Absalom and Achitophel. Part i. Line 238.
Than a successive title long and dark,
i Your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. – Joel ii. 28.
2 Like our shadows,
Young : Night Thoughts, night v. line 661. 8 They always talk who never think. - Prior: Upon a Passage in the Scaligerana.
4 Grammaticus, rhetor, geometres, pictor, aliptes,
Augur, schoenobates, medicus, magus, omnia novit (Grammarian, orator, geometrician; painter, gymnastic teacher, physician; fortune-teller, rope-dancer, conjurer, he knew everything). — JUVENAL : Satire iii. line 76.
5 A Christian is God Almighty's gentleman. – Julius Hare : Guesses at Truth.
A Christian is the highest style of man. — Young : Night Thoughts night iv. line 788.
Beware the fury of a patient man.'
Absalom and Achitophel. Part i. Line 1005
Made still a blund'ring kind of melody;
Part ii. Line 413.
Threnodia Augustalis. Line 124.
The Hind and the Panther. Part i. Line 33.
Part iii. Line 2387.
Mac Flecknoe. Line 20.
Britannia Rediviva. Line 1.
? See Spenser, page 28.
1 Furor fit læsa sæpius patientia (An over-taxed patience gives way to fierce anger. — Publius Syrus : Maxim 289.
8 Vice is a monster of so frightful mien,
POPE: Essay on Man, epistle ii. line 217. Quos Deus vult perdere prius dementat (Whom God wishes to destroy be first deprives of reason). The author of this saying is unknown. Barnes
5 And fools who came to scoff remain'd to pray. - Goldsmith: The
erroneously ascribes it to Euripides.
Deserted Village, line 180.