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'T is elder Scripture, writ by God's own hand, Scripture authentic! uncorrupt by man.
Night Thoughts. Night 1x. Line 644 An undevout astronomer is mad.
Line 771. The course of Nature is the art of God."
Line 1267. The love of praise, howe'er conceal'd by art, Reigns more or less, and glows in ev'ry heart.
Love of Fame. Satire i. Line 31. Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote. Line 89. Titles are marks of honest men, and wise; The fool or knave that wears a title lies.
Line 145. They that on glorious ancestors enlarge, Produce their debt instead of their discharge. Line 147. None think the great unhappy but the great.”
Line 238. Unlearned men of books assume the care, As eunuchs are the guardians of the fair. Satire i. Line 83. The booby father craves a booby son, And by Heaven's blessing thinks himself undone.
Line 165, Where Nature's end of language is declin'd, And men talk only to conceal the mind. 3
Line 207. 1 See Sir Thomas Browne, page 218. 2 See Nicholas Rowe, page 301.
3 Speech was made to open man to man, and not to hide him : to pro mote commerce, and not betray it. — Lloyd: State Worthies (1665; edited by Whitworth), col. i. 503.
Speech was given to the ordinary sort of men whereby to communicate their mind ; but to wise men, whereby to conceal it.
- ROBERT SOUTH : Sermon, April 30, 1676.
The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. – GOLDSMITH : The Bee, No. 3. (Oct. 20, 1759.)
Ils ne se servent de la pensée que pour autoriser leurs injustices, et emploient les paroles que pour déguiser leurs pensées (Men use thought only to justify their wrong doings, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts). – VoltAIRE: Dialogue rio. Le Chapon et la Poularde (1766).
When Harel wished to put a joke or witticism into circulation, he was in the habit of connecting it with some celebrated name, on the chance of reclaiming it if it took. Thus he assigned to Talleyrand, in the “Nain Jaune," the phrase, “Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts." – FOURNIER : L'Esprit dans l'Histoire
Be wise with speed;
Love of Fame. Satire ii. Line 282.
Satire v. Line 228.
Satire rii. Line 55. Elow commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun.
Line 97. The man that makes a character makes foes.
To Mr. Pope. Epistle i. Line 28. Their feet through faithless leather met the dirt, And oftener chang'd their principles than shirt. Line 277 Accept a miracle instead of wit, See two dull lines with Stanhope's pencil writ.
Lines written with the Diamond Pencil of Lord Chesterfield. Time elaborately thrown away.
The Lasi Day. Book i. There buds the promise of celestial worth.
Book ini. In records that defy the tooth of time.
The Statesman's Creed. Great let me call him, for he conquered me.
The Revenge. Act i. Sc. 1. Souls made of fire, and children of the sun, With whom revenge is virtue.
Act v. Sc. 2
1 And waste their sweetness on the desert air. - GRAY: Elegy, stanza 14. CHURCHILL: Gotham, book ii, line 20,
The blood will follow where the knife is driven,
The Revenge. Act r. Sc. 2. And friend received with thumps upon the back.'
BISHOP BERKELEY. 1684-1753.
Westward the course of empire takes its way;8
The four first acts already past,
On the Prospect of Planting Arts and Learning in America.
Can Love be controlled by Advice !: [Tar water) is of a nature so mild and benign and proportioned to the human constitution, as to warm without heating, to cheer but not inebriate.*
Siris. Par. 217.
JANE BRERETON. 1685–1740.
The picture placed the busts between
Adds to the thought much strength;
Sir Isaac Newton and Mr. Pope.5
1 The man that hails you Tom or Jack,
Cowper : On Friendship. 2 See Daniel, page 39.
Westward the star of empire takes its way. — JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, Oration at Plymouth, 1802.
8 AIKEN: Vocal Poetry (London, 1810).
That cheer but not inebriate.
COWPER: The Task, bowk ir.
6 Dece: Specimens of British Poetesses. (This epigram is generally as. cribed to Chesterfield. See Campbell, “ English Poets,” note, p. 521.)
AARON HILL. 1685-1750.
First, then, a woman will or won't, depend on 't;
And it stings you for your pains;
And it soft as silk remains.
Use 'em kindly, they rebel;
Verses written on a window in Scotland.
THOMAS TICKELL. 1686–1740.
men, by whom impartial laws were given; Ånd saints who taught and led the way to heaven.
On the Death of Mr. Addison. Line 41. Nor e'er was to the bowers of bliss conveyed A fairer spirit or more welcome shade. There taught us how to live; and (oh, too high The price for knowledge !) taught us how to die.” Line 81.
The following lines are copied from the pillar erected on the mount in the Dane John Field, Canterbury:
Where is the man who has the power and skill
The Examiner, May 31, 1829. ? He who should teach men to die, would at the same time teach them to live. — MONTAIGNE: Essays, book i. chap. ix.
I have taught you, my dear flock, for above thirty years how to live :
MADDEN, - POPE.
The sweetest garland to the sweetest maid.
To a Lady with a Present of Flowers
Which says I must not stay ;
Which beckons me away. Colin and Lucy.
SAMUEL MADDEN. 1687-1765.
Some write their wrongs in marble: he more just,
ALEXANDER POPE. 1688–1744.
Awake, my St. John ! leave all meaner things
Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 1.
and I will show you in a very short time how to die. - SANDYS: Anglorum
Teach him how to live,
Porteus: Death, line 316. He taught them how to live and how to die. - SOMERVILLE: In Memory of the Rev. Mr. Moore.
1 See Herbert, page 206.
There is no theme more plentiful to scan
Du Bartas: Days and Weeks, third day.