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their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone; that of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded.

Reflections on the Revolution in France. Vol. iii. p. 331. The unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise is gone.

Ibid. That chastity of honour which felt a stain like a wound.

P. 332. Vice itself lost half its evil by losing all its grossness.

Ibid. Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.

P. 334. Learning will be cast into the mire and trodden down under the hoofs of a swinish multitude. 1

P. 335.

Because half-a-dozen grasshoppers under a fern make the field ring with their importunate chink, whilst thousands of great cattle, reposed beneath the shadow of the British oak, chew the cud and are silent, pray do not imagine that those who make the noise are the only inhabitants of the field; that of course they are many

in number; or that, after all, they are other than the little shrivelled, meagre, hopping, though loud and troublesome insects of the hour.

P. 344. In their nomination to office they will not appoint to the exercise of authority as to a pitiful job, but as to a holy function.

P. 356. The men of England, - the men, I mean, of light and leading in England.

P. 365.

| This expression was tortured to mean that he actually thought the people no better than swine; and the phrase “the swinish multitude" was bruited about in every form of speech and writing, in order to excite popular indignation.

fed them.

He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.

Reflections on the Revolution in France. Vol. ii. p. 453. not to be a king. However, a political executive magis

To execute laws is a royal office; to execute orders is tracy, though merely such, is a great trust.

P. 497. You can never plan the future by the past."

Letter to a Member of the National Assembly. Vol. iv. p. 55. The cold neutrality of an impartial judge.

Preface to Brissot's Address. Vol. o. p. 67. And having looked to Government for bread, on the Very first scarcity they will turn and bite the hand that

Thoughts and Details on Scarcity. Vol. v. p. 156. All men that are ruined, are ruined on the side of their natural propensities.

Letter i. On a Regicide Peace. Vol. v. p. 286. All those instances to be found in history, whether real or fabulous, of a doubtful public spirit, at which

orality is perplexed, reason is staggered, and from Chich affrighted Nature recoils, are their chosen and almost sole examples for the instruction of their youth.

P. 311. Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn

P. 331. at no other. Early and provident fear is the mother of safety.

Speech on the Petition of the Unitarians. Vol. vii. p. 60. There never was a bad man that had ability for good service.

Speech in opening the Impeachment of Warren Hastings Third

Day. Vol. . p. 54. The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.

Speech at County Meeting of Bucks, 1784. Appendix, page 859.

Enow no way of judging of the future but by the past. - PATRICK HENR : Speech in the Virginia Convention, March, 1775. 8 W

set ourselves to bite the hand that feeds us. - Cause of the Present Discon. Cents, vol. i. p. 439.

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I would rather sleep in the southern corner of a little country churchyard than in the tomb of the Capulets.

Letter to Jatthew Smith. It has all the contortions of the sibyl without the inspiration."

Prior's Life of Burke.8 He was not merely a chip of the old block, but the old block itself.4

On Pitt's First Speech, Feb. 26, 1781. From Wraxall's

Memoirs, First Series, vol. i. p. 342.


He mouths a sentence as curs mouth a bone.

The Rosciad. Line 322. But, spite of all the criticising elves, Those who would make us feel — must feel themselves.

Line 961. Who to patch up his fame, or fill his purse, Still pilfers wretched plans, and makes them worse;

1 Family vault of "all the Capulets." Reflections on the Revolution in France, rol. iii. p. 349.

2 When Croft's "Life of Dr. Young" was spoken of as a good imitation of Dr. Johnson's style, “No, no," said he, “it is not a good imitation of Johnson; it has all his pomp without his force ; it has all the nodosities of the oak, without its strength; it has all the contortions of the sibył, without the inspiration.” — Prior: Life of Burke.

The gloomy comparisons of a disturbed imagination, the melancholy madness of poetry without the inspiration. — Junius: Letter No. riii. To Sir W. Draper.

8 At the conclusion of one of Mr. Burke's eloquent harangues, Mr. Cruger, finding nothing to add, or perhaps as he thought to add with effect, exclaimed earnestly, in the language of the counting-house, “ I say ditto to Mr. Burke! I say ditto to Mr. Burke!" — Prior: Life of Burke, p. 4 See Sir Thomas Browne, page 219.

6 Si vis me flere, dolendum est
Primum ipsi tibi
(If you wish me to weep, you yourself must first feel grief).

HORACE: Ars Poetica, . 102.


Like gypsies, lest the stolen brat be known,
Defacing first, then claiming for his own.

The Apology. Line 232.
No statesman e'er will find it worth his pains
To tax our labours and excise our brains. Night. Line 271.
Apt alliteration's artful aid.

The Prophecy of Famine. Line 86-
There webs were spread of more than coinmon size,
And half-starved spiders prey'd on half-starved flies.

Line 327. With curious art the brain, too finely wrought, on herself, and is destroyed by thought.

Epistle to William Hogarth. Line 645. Ven the most infamous are fond of fame, And those who fear not guilt yet start at shame.

The Author Line 233. Be England what she will, With all her faults she is my country still.?

The Farewell. Line 27. Wherever waves can roll, and winds can blow.8


Line 38.

WILLIAM COWPER. 1731-1800.

Is base in kind, and born to be a slave.

Table Talk. Line 28,

Line 173.

As if the world and they were hand and glove.

Happiness depends, as Nature shows,

exterior things than most suppose.



Line 246.


Steal! to be sure they may; and, egad, serve your best thoughts as gypsies do stolen children, - disguise them to make 'em pass for their

SHERIDAN: The Critic, act i. sc. i.

England, with all thy faults I love thee still,
My country!

CowPER: The Task, book ii. The Timepiece, line 206. as the breeze can bear, the billows foam. — BYRON: The Corsair,


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Freedom has a thousand charms to show,
That slaves, howe'er contented, never know.

Table Talk. Line 260.
Manner is all in all, whate'er is writ,
The substitute for genius, sense, and wit.

Line 542.
Ages elapsed ere Homer's lamp appear'd,
And ages ere the Mantuan swan was heard:
To carry nature lengths unknown before,
To give a Milton birth, ask'd ages more.

Line 556.
Elegant as simplicity, and warm
As ecstasy.

Line 588.
Low ambition and the thirst of praise.

Line 591.
Made poetry a mere mechanic art.

Line 654
Nature, exerting an unwearied power,
Forms, opens, and gives scent to every flower;
Spreads the fresh verdure of the field, and leads
The dancing Naiads through the dewy meads. Line 690
Lights of the world, and stars of human race.

The Progress of Error. Line 97.
How much a dunce that has been sent to roam
Excels a dunce that has been kept at home!

Line 415.
Just knows, and knows no more, her Bible true,
A truth the brilliant Frenchman never knew.

Truth. Line 327.
The sounding jargon of the schools.?

Line 367.
When one that holds communion with the skies
Has filld his urn where these pure waters rise,
And once more mingles with us meaner things,
'T is e'en as if an angel shook his wings.

Charity. Line 435.
A fool must now and then be right by chance.

Conversation. Line 96

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1 See Pope, page 314.
2 See Prior, page 287.

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