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Sweet Memory! wafted by thy gentle gale,
The Pleasures of Memory. Part ij. i
none on earth above her!
Jacqueline. Stanza 1.
As odours crushed are sweeter still.2
Ibid. Then never less alone than when alone.
Ibid. Those that he loved so long and sees no more, Loved and still loves, — not dead, but gone before," — He gathers round him.
A beehive's hum shall soothe my ear;
With many a fall, shall linger near.
1 See Burns, page 452.
None knew thee but to love thee. – HallECK: On the Death of Drake.
2 See Bacon, page 165.
Numquam se minus otiosum esse, quam quum otiosus, nec minus solum, quam quum solus esset (He is never less at leisure than when at leisure, not less alone than when he is alone). - Cicero: De Officiis
, liber iii. c. 1, This is literally from Seneca, Epistola lxiii. 16. See Mathew Henry page 283.
T'hat very law which moulds a tear
On a Tear.
You shall not chase my gloom away!
The princeps copy, clad in blue and gold.
Illustrations of Sterne. Bibliomania. Line 6. Now cheaply bought for thrice their weight in gold.
Torn from their destined page (unworthy me ed
Fate sits on these dark battlements and frowns,
i See Waller, page 221. 2 These lines form the motto to Mrs. Radcliffe's novel, “ The Mysteries of Udolpho," and are presumably of her own composition.
ROBERT HALL. 1764-1831. His [Burke's] imperial fancy has laid all Nature under tribute, and has collected riches from every scene of the creation and
Apology for the Freedom of the Press He [Kippis] might be a very clever man by nature for aught I know, but he laid so many books upon his head that his brains could not move.
Gregory's Life of Hall Call things by their right names.
Glass of brandy and water! That is the current but not the appropriate name: ask for a glass of liquid fire and distilled damnation."
THOMAS MORTON. 1764-1838. What will Mrs. Grundy say ?
Speed the Plough. Act i. Sc. 1. Push on, - keep moving.
A Cure for the Heartache. Act ii. Sc. 1. Approbation from Sir Hubert Stanley is praise indeed.
Act v. Sc. 2.
SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH. 1765–1832.
Diffused knowledge immortalizes itself.
Vindicice Gallicæ. The Commons, faithful to their system, remained in a wise and masterly inactivity.
Ibid Disciplined inaction.
Causes of the Revolution of 1688. Chap. vii. The frivolous work of polished idleness.
Dissertation on Ethical Philosophy. Remarks on Thomas Brown.
1 See Tourneur, page 34.
He calls drunkenness an expression identical with ruin. LAERTIUS : Pythagoras, vi.
LADY NAIRNE. 1766-1845.
There's nae sorrow there, John,
The Land othe Leah Gude nicht, and joy be wi' you a'.
Gade Nicht, etc. Oh, we're a' noddin', nid, nid, noddin’; Oh, we're a' noddin' at our house at hame.
We're a' Noddin'. A penniless lass wi' a lang pedigree. The Laird O' Cockpen.
ANDREW JACKSON. 1767-1845.
Our Federal Union: it must be preserved.
Toast given on the Jefferson Birthday Celebration in 1830. You are uneasy; you never sailed with me before,
Life of Jackson (Parton). Vol. üi. p. 493.
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS. 1767-1848. Think of your forefathers! Think of your posterity!!
Speech at Plymouth, Dec. 22, 1802. In charity to all mankind, bearing no malice or ill-will to any human being, and even compassionating those who hold in bondage their fellow-men, not knowing what they do..
Letter to A. Bronson. July 30, 1838.
1 Sir Alexander Boswell composed a version of this song.
2 A remark made to an elderly gentleman who was sailing with Jackson down Chesapeake Bay in an old steamboat, and who exhibited a little fear.
8 Et majores vestros et posteros cogitate. — Tacitus : Agricola, c. 32. 31.
4 With inalice towards none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right. - ABRAHAM LINCOLN: Second In• augural Address.
This hand, to tyrants ever sworn the foe,
Written in an Album, 1842. This is the last of earth! I am content.
His Last Words, Feb. 21, 1848.
DAVID EVERETT. 1769-1813.
You'd scarce expect one of my age
Lines written for a School Declamation.
SYDNEY SMITH. 1769–1845. It requires a surgical operation to get a joke well into & Scotch understanding. Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. p. 15.
That knuckle-end of England, - that land of Calvin, oat-cakes, and sulphur.
No one minds what Jeffrey says: ... it is not more than a week ago that I heard him speak disrespectfully
of the equator.
1 See Sidney, page 264.
2. The lofty oak from a small acorn grows.- LEWIS DUNCOMBE (17111730): De Minimis Maxima (translation).
8 See Walpole, page 389.