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Clap. xxxii. .
Sancho Panza by name, is my own self, if I was not changed in my cradle.
Partii. Chup. ILL. “Sit there, clod-pate!” cried he; "for let me sit wherever I will, that will still be the upper end, and the place of worship to thee.” 1
Building castles in the air,” and inaking yourself a laughing-stock.
lud. I can look sharp as well as another, and let me alone to keep the cobwebs out of my eyes.
Toid. Honesty is the best policy.
Thid. Time ripens all things. No man is born wise. Ibid. A good name is better than riches.
Jbid. I drink when I have occasion, and sometimes when I have no occasion.
Jbid. An honest man's word is as good as his bond. Heaven's help is better than early rising. I have other fish to fryo 1 Sit thee down, chaff-threshing churl! for let me sit where I will, that is the upper end to thee. -- Jurris's translation.
This is generally placed in the mouth of Macgregor : "Where Macgregor sits, there is the head of the table." Emerson quotes is, in his "American Scholar," as the saying of Macdonald, and Theodore Parker as the saying of the Highlander. 2 See Burton, page 187.
See Herwood, page 18.
7 See Chaucer, page 5.
9 See Rabelais, page 773.
6 See Middleton, page 173.
There is a time for some things, and a time for all things; a time for great things, and a time for small things?
Part it. Chap. xxxv. But all in good time.
Chap. xxxvi. Matters will go swimmingly.
Ibid. Many go out for wool, and come home shorn themselves.
Chap. xxxrii. They had best not stir the rice, though it sticks to the pot.
Good wits jump; a word to the wise is enough. Ibid. You may as well expect pears from an elm.8 Chap. xl.
Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world.*
Chap. xlii. You cannot eat your cake and have your cake; 6 and store's no sore.s
Chap. xliii. Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
Ibid. What a man has, so much he is sure of.
Ibid. When a man says, “Get out of my house! what would you have with my wife?" there is no answer to be made.
The pot calls the kettle black.
Many count their chickens before they are hatched ; and where they expect bacon, meet with broken bones.
1 To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose.
Ecclesi. astes iii. 1.
8 See Publius Syrus, page 712
2 See Sterne, page 378.
My thoughts ran a wool-gathering; and I did like the countryman who looked for his ass while he was mounted on his back.
Part ii. Chap. loii. Liberty ... is one of the most valuable blessings that Heaven has bestowed upon mankind.
C&ap. (cái. As they use to say, spick and span new.
load. I think it a very happy accident.
Ibid I shall be as secret as the grave.
Now, blessings light on him that first invented this same sleep! It covers a man all over, thoughts and all, like a cloak; it is meat for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, heat for the cold, and cold for the hot. It is the current coin that purchases all the pleasures of the world cheap, and the balance that sets the king and the shepherd, the fool and the wise man, even.
Rome was not built in a day.4
The ass will carry his load, but not a double load; ride not a free horse to death.
Ibid. Never look for birds of this year in the nests of the last.5
Don't put too fine a point to your wit for fear it should get blunted.
The Little Gypsy (La Gitanilla). My heart is wax moulded as she pleases, but enduring as marble to retain. 6
1 See Middleton, page 172. 2 See Middleton, page 174.
8 Blessing on him who invented sleep, — the mantle that covers all human thoughts, the food that appeases hunger, the drink that quenches thirst, the fire that warms cold, the cold that moderates heat, and, lastly, the general coin that purchases all things, the balance and weight that equals the shepherd with the king, and the simple with the wise. - Jarris's translation.
4 See Heywood, page 15.
If on my theme I rightly think,
FRIEDRICH VON LOGAU. 1604–1655.
Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind
exceeding small ; Though with patience He stands waiting, with exactness grinds He all.
1 Goethe adopted this motto for his “ Travels in Italy.”
These lines are a translation of a Latin epigram (erroneously ascribed to Henry Aldrich in the Biographia Britannica," second edition, vol. i. p. 131), which Menage and De la Monnoye attribute to Père Sirmond :
Si bene commemini, causæ sunt quinque bibendi:
Menagiana, vol. i. p. 172. 'οψε θεού μύλοι αλέoυσι το λεπτόν άλευρον. - Oracula Sibylliana, liber viii, line 14.
'οψε θεών αλέoυσι μύλοι, αλέoυσι δε λεπτά. -- LEUTSCH AND SCHNEIDEWIN: Corpus Paremiographorum Græcorum, rol. i. p. 444.
Sextus Empiricus is the first writer who has presented the whole of the adage cited by Plutarch in his treatise “ Concerning such whom God is slow to punish."
3. See Herbert, page 206.
ISAAC DE BENSERADE. 1612-1691.
In bed we laugh, in bed we cry;
FRANCIS, DUC DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD.
1613-1680. (Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Marims.) Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.?
We have all sufficient strength to endure the misfors tunes of others.
Mariin 19. Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.* Maxim 22.
We need greater virtues to sustain good than evil fortune.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
Marin 26. Interest speaks all sorts of tongues, and plays all sorts of parts, even that of disinterestedness. Maxim 39. We are never so happy or so unhappy as we suppose.
Mazim 49. There are few people who would not be ashamed of being loved when they love no longer.
1 Translated by Samuel Johnson.
2 This epigraph, which is the key to the system of La Rochefoucauld, is found in another form as No. 179 of the Maxims of the first edition, 1665; it is omitted from the second and third, and reappears for the first time in the fourth edition at the head of the Reflections.
AIME MARTix. 3 See Goldsmith, page 401.