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All, soon or late,

Soft as some song divine thy story flows.

The Odyssey of Homer. Book zi. Line 458. Oh woman, woman! when to ill thy mind Is bent, all hell contains no fouler fiend.

Line 531. What mighty woes To thy imperial race from woman rose !

Line 641, But sure


of time beholds no name So blest as thine in all the rolls of fame.

Line 591. And pines with thirst amidst a sea of waves. Line 722. Up the high hill he heaves a huge round stone. Line 736. There in the bright assemblies of the skies. Line 745. Gloomy as night he stands.

Line 749. are doom'd that path to tread.

Book zii. Line 31. And what so tedious as a twice-told tale.?

Line 538. He ceas'd; but left so pleasing on their ear His voice, that list'ning still they seem'd to hear.

Book xii. Line 1. His native home deep imag'd in his soul.

Line 38. And bear unmov'd the wrongs of base rankind, The last and hardest conquest of the mind. Line 363. How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise! Line 375.

It never was our guise To slight the poor, or aught humane despise.

Book ziv. Line 65. The sex is ever to a soldier kind.

Line 246. gay cities and the ways of men.

Line 410. And wine can of their wits the wise beguile, Make the sage frolic, and the serious smile. Who love too much, hate in the like extreme, And both the golden mean alike condemn. Book zo. Line 79

Far from

Line 520

i See Otway, page 280.

2 See Shakespeare, page 79.

True friendship's laws are by this rule exprest,
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.

The Odyssey of Homer. Book zo. Line 83 For too much rest itself becomes a pain.

Line 429. Discourse, the sweeter banquet of the mind.

And taste The melancholy joy of evils past : For he who much has suffer'd, much will know. Line 434

Line 433.

For love deceives the best of womankind.

Line 463

And would'st thou evil for his good repay ?

Book xvi. Line 448.

Whatever day Makes man a slave, takes half his worth away.

Book xvii. Line 392. In ev'ry sorrowing soul I pour'd delight, And poverty stood smiling in my sight.

Line 505. Unbless'd thy hand, if in this low disguise Wander, perhaps, some inmate of the skies.”

Line 676. Know from the bounteous heaven all riches flow; And what man gives, the gods by man bestow,

Book xviii. Line 26. Yet taught by time, my heart has learn'd to glow For others' good, and melt at others' woe. Line 269. A winy vapour melting in a tear.

Book xix. Line 143. But he whose inborn worth his acts commend, Of gentle soul, to human race a friend.

Line 383. The fool of fate, – thy manufacture, man.

Book xx. Line 254. Impatient straight to flesh his virgin sword.

Line 461

i See page 328.

2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews xiii. 2.

Line 516.

Dogs, ye have had your day!

The Odyssey of Homer. Book zii. Line 41. For dear to gods and men is sacred song. Self-taught I sing; by Heaven, and Heaven alone, The genuine seeds of poesy are sown.

Line 382. So ends the bloody business of the day. And rest at last where souls unbodied dwell, In ever-flowing meads of Asphodel.

Book cxiv. Line 19. The ruins of himself! now worn away With age, yet still majestic in decay.

Line 271. And o’er the past Oblivion stretch her wing. Line 657. Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never

Letter to Gay, Oct. 6, 1727.

be disappointed.
This is the Jew
That Shakespeare drew.”

JOHN GAY. 1688–1732.

'T was when the sea was roaring
With hollow blasts of wind,
A damsel lay deploring,
All on a rock reclin'd.

The What d' ye call it. Act ii. Sc. 8.



Pope calls this the eighth beatitude (Roscoe's edition of Pope, vol. x, page 184).

On the 14th of February, 1741, Macklin established his fame as an actor in the character of Shylock, in the “Merchant of Venice.” performance of this character so forcibly struck a gentleman in the pit that he, as it were involuntarily, exclaimed,

That Shakespeare drew!” It has beera said that this gentleman

was Mr.

Pope, and that he meant his panegyricon Macklin as a satire against Lord Lansdowne. - Biographia

" This is the Jew

Dramatica, vol. i. part ii. p. 469.

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So comes a reckoning when the banquet's o'er, —
The dreadful reckoning, and men smile no more."

The What d' ye call it. Act ii. Sc. 9.
”T is woman that seduces all mankind;
By her we first were taught the wheedling arts.

The Beggar's Opera. Act i. Sc. 1.
Over the hills and far away.”

If the heart of a man is depress'd with cares,
The mist is dispell’d when a woman appears. Act ü. Sc. 1.
The fly that sips treacle is lost in the sweets. Sc, 2.
Brother, brother! we are both in the wrong. Ibid.
How happy could I be with either,
Were t' other dear charmer away!

The charge is prepar'd, the lawyers are met,
The judges all ranged, – a terrible show! Act iii. Sc.2.
All in the Downs the fleet was moord.

Sweet William's Farewell to Black-eyed Susan.
Adieu, she cried, and waved her lily hand.

Remote from cities liv'd a swain,
Unvex'd with all the cares of gain;
His head was silver'd o'er with age,
And long experience made him sage.

Fables. Part i. The Shepherd and the Philosopher.
Whence is thy learning ? Hath thy toil
O'er books consum'd the midnight oil ? 8

Where yet was ever found a mother
Who'd give her booby for another ?

The Mother, the Nurse, and the Fairy, 1 The time of paying a shot in a tavern among good fellows, or Pantagruelists, is still called in France a “quart d'heure de Rabelais," – that is, Rabelais's quarter of an hour, when a man is uneasy or melancholy. – Life of Rabelais ( Bohn's edition), p. 13.

2 O'er the hills and far away. – D'URFET: Pills to purge Melancholy (1628-1723).

8 “ Midnight oil," - a common phrase, used by Quarles, Shenstone, Cow per, Lloyd, and others.

No author ever spar'd a brother.

Fables. The Elephant and the Bookseller. Lest men suspect your tale untrue, Keep probability in view.

The Painter who pleased Nobody and Everybody. In ev'ry age and clime we see Two of a trade can never agree."

The Rat-catcher and Cats. Is there no hope ? the sick man said ; The silent doctor shook his head.

The Sick Man and the Angel. While there is life there's hope, he cried.?

Ibid. Those who in quarrels interpose Must often wipe a bloody nose.

The Mastiffs. That raven on yon left-hand oak (Curse on his iil-betiding croak !)

good. The Farmer's Wife and the Raven. And when a lady's in the case, You know all other things give place.

The Hare and many
Give me, kind Heaven, a private station,
A mind serene for contemplation:
Title and profit I resign;
The post of honour shall be mine.*

Part ii. The Vulture, the Sparrow, and other Birds. Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and poor man has a grudge against poor man, and poet against poet. - Hesiod: Works

le potier au potier porte envie (The potter envies the potter). – Bonix: MURPHY : The Apprentice, act iii. 2 Ελπίδες εν ζωοισιν, ανέλπιστοι δε θανόντες (For the living there is hope, but for the dead there is none.) – THEOCRITUS: Idyl iv. 42.

Agroto, dum anima est, spes est (While the sick man has life, there is hope). -- CICERO : Epistolarum ad Atticum, iz. 10. : It was n't for nothing that the raven was just now croaking on my left

Bodes me no

and Days, 24.

Han-book of Procerbs.

hand. - PLAUTUS: Aulularia, act iv. sc. 3.

4 See Addison, page 298.

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