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It may well wait a century for a reader, as God has waited six thousand years for an observer.

John KEPLER (1571-1630). Martyrs of Science (Brewster). P. 197.

Needle in a bottle of hay.

FIELD (-_-1641): A Wornan's a Weathercock. (Reprint, 1612, p. 20.)

He is a fool who thinks by force or skill
To turn the current of a woman's will.

SAMUEL TUKE (4-1673): Adventures of Fire ilours. Act v. Sc. 3.

Laugh and be fat.

JOHN TAYLOR (1580 ? -1684). Title of a Tract, 1615.

Diamond cut diamond.

John FORD (1586-1639): The Lover's Melancholy. Act i. Sc. 1.

A liberty to that only which is good, just, and honest.

John WINTHROP (1588-1649): Life and Letters. Vol. ii. p. 341.

1 preached as never sure to preach again, And as a dying man to dying men.

Richard BAXTER (1615-1691): Love breathing Thanks and Praise

Though this may be play to you, 'Tis death to us.

Roger L'ESTRANGE (1616–1704): Fables from Sereral Authors

Fable 398.

And there's a lust in man no charm can tame
Of loudly publishing our neighbour's shame;
On eagles' wings immortal scandals fly,
While virtuous actions are but born and die.

STEPHEN Harvey (circa 1627): Juvenal, Satire is

May I govern my passion with absolute sway,
And grow wiser and better as my strength wears away.

WALTER POPE (1630-1714): The Old Man's Wish. When change itself can give no more, ’T is easy to be true.

CHARLES SEDLEY (1639-1701): Reasons for Constancy.

The real Simon Pure.

SUSANNAH CENTLIVRE (1667-1723): A bold Stroke for a Wife.

When all the blandishments of life are gone,
The coward sneaks to death, the brave live on.

GEORGE SEWELL (-1726): The Suicide.

Studious of ease, and fond of humble things.

AMBROSE PHILLIPS (1671-1749): From Holland to a Friend in England.

My galligaskins, that have long withstood
The winter's fury, and encroaching frosts,
By time subdued (what will not time subdue !),
A horrid chasm disclosed.

Johx PHILIPS (1676–1708): The Splendid Shilling. Line 121.
For twelve honest men have decided the cause,
Who are judges alike of the facts and the laws.

WILLIAM PULTENEY (1682–1764): The Monest Jury. Farewell to Lochaber, farewell to my Jean, Where heartsome wi’ thee I hae mony days been; For Lochaber no more, Lochaber no more, We'll maybe return to Lochaber no more.

ALLAN RAMSAY (1686-1758): Lochaber no More. Busy, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with me, and drink as I.

WILLIAM OLDYS (1696-1761): On a Fly drinking out of a Cup of Ale. Thus Raleigh, thus immortal Sidney shone (Illustrious names !) in great Eliza's days.

THOMAS EDWARDS (1699-1757): Canons of Criticism. One kind kiss before we part,

Drop a tear and bid adieu ; Though we sever, my fond heart Till we meet shall pant for you.

Robert DoDSLEY (1703-1764): The Parting Kiss

A charge to keep I have,

A God to glorify;
A never dying soul to save,

And fit it for the sky. CHARLES WESLEY: Christian Fidelity.
Love divine, all love excelling,
Joy of heaven to earth come down.

Divine Lore. Of right and wrong he taught Truths as refined as ever Athens heard; And (strange to tell!) he practised what he preached.

John ARMSTRONG (1709-1779): The Art of Preserving

Health. Book iv. Line 301. Gentle shepherd, tell me where. Samuel Howard (1710-1782)

. Pray, Goody, please to moderate the rancour of your

tongue! Why flash those sparks of fury from your eyes ? Remember, when the judgment 's weak the prejudice is

strong. KANE O'HARA (-1782): Midas. Ad i. Sc. 4. Where passion leads or prudence points the way.

ROBERT LOWTH (1710–1787): Choice of Hercules, i. And he that will this health deny, Down among the dead men let him lie.

DYER ( published in the early part of the reign of George I.) Each cursed his fate that thus their project crossed; How hard their lot who neither won nor lost!

RICHARD GRAVES (1715-1804): The Festoon (1767). Cease, rude Boreas, blustering railer!

List, ye landsmen all, to me; Messmates, hear a brother sailor Sing the dangers of the sea.

GEORGE A. STEVENS (1720-1784): The Storm. That man may last, but never lives, Who much receives, but nothing gives; Whom none can love, whom none can thank, – Creation's blot, creation's blank.

Thomas GIBBONS (1720-1785): When Jesus deek

In this awfully stupendous manner, at which Reason stands aghast, and Faith herself is half confounded, was the grace of God to man at length manifested.

RICHARD HURD (1720-1808): Sermons. Vol. ii. p. 287. There is such a choice of difficulties that I am myself at a loss how to determine.

JAMES WOLFE (1726–1759): Despatch to Pitt, Sept. 2, 1759. Kathleen mavourneen! the grey dawn is breaking, The horn of the hunter is heard on the hill.

ANNE CRAWFORD (1734–1801): Kathleen Mavourneen. Who can refute a sneer ?

WILLIAM PALEY (1743–1805): Moral Philosophy. Vol. ii.

Book v. Chap. 9.
Why should the Devil have all the good tunes ?

Rowland Hill (1744-1833).
Ho! why dost thou shiver and shake, Gaffer Grey ?
And why does thy nose look so blue ?

Thomas HOLCROFT (1745-1809) : Gaffer Grey. Millions for defence, but not one cent for tribute.

CHARLES COTESWORTH PINCKNEY (1746–1825), – when Ambas.

sador to the French Republic, 1796. And ye sall walk in silk attire,

And siller hae to spare, Gin ye

'll consent to be his bride, Nor think o' Donald mair.

SUSANNA BLAMIRE (1747-1794): The Siller Croun. A glass is good, and a lass is good,

And a pipe to smoke in cold weather;
The world is good, and the people are good,
And we're all good fellows together.

John O'KEEFE (1747–1833): Sprigs of Laurel. Act . Sc. I The moon had climb'd the highest hill

Which rises o’er the source of Dee, And from the eastern summit shed Her silver light on tower and tree.

John LOWE (1750-~): Mary's Dream.

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Columbia, Columbia, to glory arise,
The queen of the world and child of the skies!
Thy genius commands thee; with rapture behold,
While ages on ages thy splendors unfold.

Timothy Dwight (1752-1817): Columbia

Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing,

Hope, and comfort from above; Let us each, thy peace possessing, Triumph in redeeming love.

ROBERT HAWKER (1753-1827): Benediction.

Roy's wife of Aldivalloch,


how she cheated me, As I came o'er the braes of Balloch ?

ANNE Grant (1755-1838): Roy's life.

Bounding billows, cease your motion,
Bear me not so swiftly o’er.

MARY ROBINSON (1758–1799): Bounding Billows.
While Thee I seek, protecting Power,

Be my vain wishes stilled; And may this consecrated hour With better hopes be filled.

HELEN Maria Williams (1762-1827): Trust in Proridence. The glory dies not, and the grief is past.

SAMUEL EGERtox BrydGES (1762-1837): Sonnet on the

Death of Sir Walter Scott.

Oh swiftly glides the bonnie boat,

Just parted from the shore,
And to the fisher's chorus-note
Soft moves the dipping oar.

Joanna Baillie (1762-1857): Oh swiftly glides the Bonnie Boat.
'T was whisper'd in heaven, 't was mutter'd in hell,
And echo caught faintly the sound as it fell;
On the confines of earth ’t was permitted to rest,
And the depths of the ocean its presence confess’d.

CATHERINE M. FANSHAWE (1764–1834): Enigma. The letter H.

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