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Now noisy, noxious numbers notice nought,
Alliteration, or the Siege of Belgrade: a Rondeau..
But were it to my fancy given
She hath a way,
Attributed to Shakespeare.
I had a hat. It was not all a hat, -
1 These lines having been incorrectly printed in a London publication, we have been favoured by the author with an authentic copy of them.Wheeler's Magazine, vol. 1. p. 244. (Winchester, England, 1828.)
2 A parody on Byron's “ Darkness,” the first line of which is, “I had a dream which was not all a dream." - Author unknown.
PILPAY (OR BIDPAI.)' We ought to do our neighbour all the good we can. If you do good, good will be done to you; but if you do evil, the same will be measured back to you again.?
Dabschelim and Pilpay. Chap. 1. It has been the providence of Nature to give this crea ture (the cat] nine lives instead of one.3
The Greedy and Ambitious Cat. Fable iii. There is no gathering the rose without being pricked by the thorns.
The Two Travellers. Chap. ii. Fable vi. Wise men say that there are three sorts of persons who are wholly deprived of judgment, — they who are ambitious of preferments in the courts of princes; they who make use of poison to show their skill in curing it; and they who intrust women with their secrets. Men are used as they use others.
The King who became Just. Fable iz. What is bred in the bone will never come out of the flesh.
The Two Fishermen. Fublc xiv. Guilty consciences always make people cowards.
The Prince and his Minister. Chwp. iii. Fable iü.
Pilpay is supposed to have been a Brahmin grmnosophist, and to have
4 See Herrick, page 203.
Matthew vii, 2.
• See Heywood page 16. • See Heywood, page 19.
Whoever ... prefers the service of princes before his duty to his Creator, will be sure, early or late, to repent in vain.
The Prince and his Minister. Chap, ü, Fable iü. There are some who bear a grudge even to those that do them good.
A Religious Duclor. Fable ri. There was once, in a remote part of the East, a man who was altogether void of knowledge and experience, yet presumed to call himself a physician.
The Ignorant Physician. Fable ridi. He that plants thorns must never expect to gather roses.
Joid. Honest men esteem and value nothing so much in this world as a real friend. Such a one is as it were another self, to whom we impart our most secret thoughts, who partakes of our joy, and comforts us in our affliction; add to this, that his company is an everlasting pleasure
Choice of Friends. Chap. ie. That possession was the strongest tenure of the law.?
Th Cat and the two Birds. Chap. v. Fable is.
HESIOD. Circa 720 (?) B. C. (Translation by J. Banks, M. 1., with a few alterations.) We know to tell many fictions like to truths, and we know, when we will, to speak what is true.
The Theogony. Line 27. On the tongue of such an one they shed a honeyed dew,o and from his lips drop gentle words. Line 82 Night, having Sleep, the brother of Death."
I See Butler, page 214.
2 See Cibher, paze 296. 8 Bohn's Classical Library.
4 See Coleridge, page 500. 6 See Shelley, page 567.
From whose eyelids also as they gazed dropped love.
The Theogony. Line 910. Both potter is jealous of potter and craftsman of craftsman;
and poor man has a grudge against poor man, and poet against poet.
Works and Days. Line 25. Fools! they know not how much half exceeds the whole.:
Line 40. For full indeed is earth of woes, and full the sea; and in the day as well as night diseases unbidden haunt mankind, silently bearing ills to men, for all-wise Zeus hath taken from them their voice. So utterly impossible is it to escape the will of Zeus.
Line 101. They died, as if o'ercome by sleep. Oft hath even a whole city reaped the evil fruit of a
Line 240. For himself doth a man work evil in working evils for
Badness, look you, you may choose easily in a heap: level is the path, and right near it dwells. But before Virtue the immortal gods have put the sweat of man's brow ; and long and steep is the way to it, and rugged at
This man, I say, is most perfect who shall have understood everything for himself, after having devised what may be best afterward and unto the end.
Let it please thee to keep in order a moderate-sized farm, that so thy garners may be full of fruits in their
1 See Milton, page 246.
See Gay, page 349.
TIUS : Pittacus, ii.
8 Pittacus said that half was more than the whole. - DIOGENES LAER* One man's wickedness may easily become all men's curse.
SYRUS: Maxim 463.
Invite the man that loves thee to a feast, but let alone
Works and Days. Line 342. A bad neighbour is as great a misfortune as a good one is a great blessing.
Line 346. Gain not base gains; base gains are the same as losses.
If thou shouldst lay up even a little upon a little, and shouldst do this often, soon would even this become great.
Line 360 At the beginning of the cask and at the end take thy fill, but be saving in the middle; for at the bottom saving comes too late. Let the price fixed with a friend be sufficient, and even dealing with a brother call in witnesses, but laughingly.
Line 366. Diligence increaseth the fruit of toil. A dilatory man wrestles with losses.
The morn, look you, furthers a man on his road, and furthers him too in his work. Observe moderation. In all, the fitting season is best
Neither make thy friend equal to a brother; but if thou shalt have made him so, be not the first to do him wrong.
THEOGNIS. 570 (?)-490 (?) B. O.
Wine is wont to show the mind of man.
Marims. Line 500. No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth."
1 For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away, his glory shall not de scand after him. Psalm xlix. 17.