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“Call up thy goodness, Strength, wisdom, beauty, grandeur, riches, Thy mind and man within thee.
Crown thy mind There is but One immutable, whose will With that's above the world's wealth, joy. Stands unreversed and unperverted, still ful suffering.
Above man's thought, yet softening toward
Most stedfast when the most inclined to us.
Truth never stoops, and Wisdom cannot
powers will work more gently, and “SCATTERING distrustful thoughts 'midst compose
cautious words, The imperfect thoughts you labour to re And numbering worse men's sins to hide claim,
their own.”—Ibid. p. 41.
Ben Jonson. Every Man in his “EXTORTED truth has dropt from impious
tongues.”—Ibid. p. 54.
“But men of your condition feed on sloth, " The wicked have looked farther than the
" CLEAVE to this promise with all thy inIbid. p. 61.
Firmly enclose it in thy remembrance fast, “My brain methinks is like an hour-glass, Fold it in thy faith with full hope, day and Wherein my imaginations run like sands hour, Filling up time; but these are turn'd and And thy salvation it will be at the last." turn'd,
BALE. God's Promises. Old Plays, So that I know not what to stay upon,
vol. 1, p. 13. And less to put in act.”—Ibid. p. 75.
“ RUTHFUL remembrance is yet raw in Critics.
mind." “Durum nimis, altera, quicquid
Ferrex and Porrex. Ibid. p. 128. Componis, pars esse putat; numerosque fluentes
COMMITTING new crimes in the hope of Lenius, et molli pede, ut ipsi molliculi sunt, averting punishment: Nec nisi plana, tolutim et euntia verba requirunt."-Douza, p. 363.
“E per meno temer, più reo si rende."
Maggi, vol. 1, p. 9. 4 Wrath holds fast On sin through generations."
“ PERCHE il rimorso duole, e no'l peccato Impious Feast. Rob. LANDOR, p. 37. Smorza quel duolo, e sanità non cura ;
Contro alla punta onde verria sanato, “ OURSELVES change most; yea, all things Col callo del costume il senso indura.” change below,
Ibid. vol. 2, p. 9.
“The humourous (i.e. humid) air shall mix
her solemn tunes With thy sad words."
Ben Jonson, vol. 2, p. 237.
Shall make me to accuse, howe'er provoked."
Ibid. p. 72.
“But such is the perverseness of our nature,
4 NESSUNO è reo, That if we once but fancy levity,
Se basta a'falli sui How antic and ridiculous soe'er
Per difesa portar l'esempio altrui.” It suit with us, yet will our muffled thought
METASTASIO, vol. 1, p. 17. Choose rather not to see it, than avoid it:
“ Ordina in guisa
Gli umani eventi il Ciel, che tutti a tutti That lust, that pleasure, that security, Siam necessarj ; e il più felice spesso As if we practised in a paste-board case, Nel più misero trova And no one saw the motion, but the motion." Che sperar, che temer.”
Ibid. p. 181. Adriano.
“Men speak ill of thee : so they be ill men,
“ Poco è funesta If they spake worse, 'twere better; for of L'altrui fortuna, such
Quando non resta To be dispraised, is the most perfect praise.
Ragione alcuna What can his censure hurt me, whom the
Nè di pentirsi, nè d'arrosser." world
p. Hath censured vile before me !" Ibid. p. 281. LEPIDUS.
“ Arts, Arrantius ? “Years are beneath the spheres ; and time None but the plain and passive fortitude, makes weak
To suffer and be silent; never stretch Things under heaven, not powers which These arms against the torrent; live at govern heaven.”
With myown thoughts, and innocence about “ The rest of greatness princes may com
Not tempting the wolves'jaws: these are my And therefore may neglect; only a long, arts."-BEN JONSON. Sejanus, p. 104.
" What a wild muster's here of attributes | Handsome and neat; but then as they grew T'express a worm, -a snake.”—Ibid. p. 115.
Said of the serpent which came out of his At the elbows again, or had a stain or spot, statue,—but applicable to adulatory epithets They have sunk most wretchedly." of dignity. “ It is a note
“ I WONDER gentlemen Of upstart greatness, to observe and watch And men of means will not maintain themFor these poor trifles, which the noble mind selves
[highest : Neglects and scorns.
Fresher in wit, I mean in clothes, to the - Aye, and they think themselves For he that's out of clothes is out of fashion, Deeply dishonoured where they are omitted, And out of fashion is out of countenance, (As if they were necessities that helped And out of countenance is out of wit." To the perfection of their dignities)
Ben Jonson. Staple of News, And hate the men that but refrain them."
vol. 5, pp. 177-8. Ibid. p. 137.
A rich piece of French eloquence. The “ BEAUTY, wit, and grace,
night after the battle of Toulouse." Le The elements of active delicacy,
silence, muet de sa nature, n'y parlait pas, Those all-eye-pleasing harmonies of sight
mais il poussait des gemissemens confus qui Which do enchant men's fancies, and stir up perçaient l'âme." — Precis Historique de la The life blood of dull earth."
Battaile, part 3, p. 156.
Old Play, vol. 4, p. 383. “ Good Master Picklock, with your worm-
ing brain Promises are no fetters: with that tongue
And wriggling engine-head of maintenance,
Which I shall see you hole with very shortly. Thy promise past, unpromise it again. Wherefore has man a tongue of power to
A fine round head, when those two lugs
To trundle through a pillory.” speak,
[are off, But to speak still to his own private purpose ?
Ben Jonson. Staple of News,
vol. 5, p. 298. Beasts utter but one sound; but men have change
“A poor affrighted Of speech, and reason, even by nature given Now to say one thing, and another now,
And guilty race of men, that dare to stand As best may serve their profitable ends."
No breath of truth, but conscious to them
selves CHAPMAN. All Fools.
Of their no-wit or honesty, ran routed old Play, vol. 4. p. 129.
At every panic terror themselves bred, “ BELIEVE it, sir, Where else as confident as sounding brass, That clothes do much upon the wit, as Their tinkling captain, Cymbal, and the rest weather
Dare put on any visor to deride Does on the brain : and thence, sir, comes The wretched, or with buffoon license, jest your proverb,
[perience | At whatsoe'er is serious, if not sacred." The tailor makes the man. I speak by ex
Ibid. p. 307. Of my own customers. I have had gallants Both court and country, would have fool'd
“ – The Hours, you up
That open-handed sit upon the clouds, In a new suit, with the best wits in being, And press the liberality of Heaven, And kept their speed as long as their clothes Down to the laps of thankful men." lasted
Ibid. New Inn, p. 347.
“ Rosy modesty.”—Ibid. p. 113. " It is the greatest virtue, and the safety . This is in Albumazar's impudent mouth, Of all mankind; the object of it is danger. and said of himself; but for bashfulness it A certain mean 'twixt fear and confidence. | is the prettiest of epithets. No inconsiderate rashness, or vain appetite Of false encountering formidable things,
CONDITION of man. But a true science of distinguishing
“A baser state than what was first asWhat's good or evil. It springs out of reason
sign'd; And tends to perfect honesty; the scope
Whereon (to curb the too-aspiring Is always honour, and the public good,
mind), It is no valour for a private cause."
The better things were lost, the worst were Ibid. p. 412.
left behind."-Pu. FLETCHER. C. 2. "FEAR to do base unworthy things is valour; If they be done to us, to suffer them
“ The Sun with gentle beams his rage Is valour too."
And, like aspiring tyrants, temporises, "I NEVER thought an angry person valiant.
Never to be endured, but when he falls or Virtue is never aided by a vice.
Ibid. C. 3. What need is there of anger and of tumult, When reason can do the same things, and more."
Ibid. p. 413.
“Would God I then had chanced this life to leave,
[did give; “ Tue things true valour's exercised about The tomb straight taking what the womb Are poverty, restraint, captivity,
Then always buried, changing but the grave, Banishment, loss of children, long disease ; I had not lived to die, but died to live." The least is death. Here valour is beheld,
LORD STERLINE. Crasus, p. 40. Properly seen ; about these it is present; Not trivial things which but require our
One of Alexander's victories. confidence."
Ibid. p. 414.
“ Unburied bodies buried all the fields." “And as all knowledge when it is removed
Ibid. Darius, p. 69. And separate from justice, is called craft, Rather than wisdom ; so a mind affecting
u Love hath larger scopes, Or undertaking dangers for ambition, New joys, new pleasures, of as fresh a date Or any self-pretext, not for the public, As are his minutes ; and in him no hopes Deserves the name of daring, not of valour. Are pure, but those he can perpetuate." And over-daring is as great a vice
Ben Jonson, vol. 8, p. 91. As over-fearing.
Love's Triumph. – Yes, and often greater." Ibid. p. 415. “For good men but see death; the wicked
taste it.”—Ibid. p. 195. Epigrams. “How most ridiculous quarrels are all these! Notes of a queasy and sick stomach, labouring With want of a true injury.”—Ibid. p. 417.
“ AQUELLA CIUDAD, que en siete
Montes es hydra de piedra “ Be watchful ; have as many eyes as
Pues siete cabezas tiene."
CALDERON, El Magico prodigioso.
“RETRAXE al oido todos vol. 7, p. 111.
Mis sentidos juntamente." Ibid.
“ El sol cayendo vaya
Et comme en me couchant je souffle ma A sepultarse en las ondas,
chandelle, Que entre obscuras nubes pardas
Je voudrois en mourant éteindre le soleil." Al gran cadaver de oro
RECUEIL, &c. vol. 4, p. 271. Son monumentos de plata.”—Ibid.
“ Mal est gardé ce que garde la crainte." « C'était l'heure où l'incertitude de la
PASSERAT, &c. vol. 2, p. 111. lumière rend à l'imagination son vague empire, l'heure où la réverie la remet en “ O Thou soft natural death, that art joint possession de tout ce que lui ôtait la réalité;
[comet où le présent disparaît, où l'avenir et le To sweetest slumber! no rough-bearded passé semblent sortir des ténébres.”—Cus- Stares on thy mild departure; the dull owl TINE, vol. 2, p. 338.
Beats not against thy casement; the hoarse
wolf “ The voice so sweet, the words so fair,
Scents not thy carrion! Pity winds thy corse, As some soft chime had stroked' the air ;
Whilst horror waits on princes.” And though the sound were parted thence,
WEBSTER, vol. 1, p. 129. Still left an echo in the sense." Ben Jonson, vol. 9, p. 70.
“I do love these ancient ruins ; " ALL nobility
We never tread upon them, but we set But pride, that schism of incivility, Our foot upon some reverend history, She had, and it became her."
And questionless. Here in this open court, Ibid. p. 78. Which now lies naked to the injuries
Of stormy weather, some men lie interr'd OLYMPIA says of Bireno,
Who loved the church so well, and gave so “ Io credea e credo, e creder credo il vero,
largely to it:
[bones Chi amasse ed ami me con cor sincera."
They thought it should have canopied their ARIOSTO, c. 9, st. 23.
Till doomsday. But all things have their “ For my life,
[like to men,
Churches and cities, which have diseases My sorrow is I have kept it so long well,
Must have like death that we have." With bringing it up unto so ill an end.
Ibid. vol. 1, p. 306. I might have gently lost it in my cradle, Before my nerves and ligaments grew strong
“ For it so falls out, To bind it faster to me."
That what we have we prize not to the MASSINGER, Old Law, p. 472.
[lost, In what an execrable feeling was this Whiles we enjoy it; but being lack'd and written by Montrevil.
Why then we rack the value; then we find “Quand je seray tout prest d'avoir les yeux The virtue that possession would not show
While it was ours."
[us De l'ombre et de l'horreur d'une nuit
Much Ado about Nothing. eternelle,
act iv. sc. i. Plât aux dieux devant moy voir perir l'uni
“ The fineness of our metal is not found vers!
In fortune's love ; for then the bold and Que ma mort me sembleroit belle !
coward, J'aurois en expirant un plaisir sans pareil ;
The wise and fool, the artist and unread, Southey has here inserted with two queries The hard and soft seem all affin'd and kin: -charm -struck ?-J. W. W.
But in the wind and tempest of her frown,