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But those that write in rhyme still make
Budibras. Part ii. Canto i. Line 23.
Line 221. No Indian prince has to his palace More followers than a thief to the gallows. Line 273. Quoth she, I've heard old cunning stagers Say fools for arguments use wagers.
Line 297. Love in your hearts as idly burns As fire in antique Roman urns.
Line 309. For what is worth in anything But so much money as 't will bring ?
Line 465. Love is a boy by poets styl'd; the rod and spoil the child.”
Line 843. The sun had long since in the lap Of Thetis taken out his nap, And, like a lobster boild, the morn From black to red began to turn.
Canto ii. Line 29. Have always been at daggers-drawing, And one another clapper-clawing.
Line 79. For truth is precious and divine, Too rich a pearl for carnal swine.
Line 257. Why should not conscience have vacation As well as other courts o'th' nation ?
1 Our wasted oil unprofitably burns,
Cowper: Conversation, line 357. 2 See Skelton, page 8.
He that imposes an oath makes it,
Hudibras. Part ii. Canto ii. Line 377.
As the ancients
Canto iii. Line 1.
He made an instrument to know
Each window like a pill’ry appears,
To swallow gudgeons ere they ’re catch’d,
But Hudibras gave him a twitch
As men of inward light are wont
Part iii. Cunto i. Line 481.
1 See Lyly, page 33.
4 This couplet is enlarged on by Swift in his “ Tale of a Tub," where he says that the happiness of life consists in being well deceived.
Still amorous and fond and billing,
Hudibras. Part iii. Canto i. Line 687.
Line 1293. Nick Machiavel had ne'er a trick, Though he gave his name to our Old Nick. Line 1313. With crosses, relics, crucifixes, Beads, pictures, rosaries, and pixes, — The tools of working our salvation By mere mechanic operation.
Line 1495. True as the dial to the
sun, Although it be not shin'd upon.
Canto ii. Line 175. But still his tongue ran on, the less Of weight it bore, with greater ease.
Line 443. For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain.” Canto iii. Line 243. He that complies against his will Is of his own opinion still.
Line 547. With books and money plac'd for show Like nest-eggs to make clients lay, And for his false opinion pay.
1 True as the needle to the pole,
Barton Booth : Song.
I find but little safety from my shield.
And poets by their sufferings grow,' -
And by a prudent flight and cunning save
ARCHILOCHUS : Fragm. 6. (Quoted by Plu
tarch, Customs of the Lacedæmonians.) Sed omissis quidem divinis exhortationibus illum magis Græcum versiculum secularis sententiæ sibi adhibent, “Qui fugiebat, rursus præliabitur:” ut et rursus forsitan fugiat (But overlooking the divine exhortations, they act rather upon that Greek verse of worldly significance, “ He who flees will fight again," and that perhaps to betake himself again to flight). — TERTULLIAN: De Fuga in Persecutione, c. 10.
The corresponding Greek, 'Ανήρ ο φεύγων και πάλιν μαχήσεται, is ascribed to Menander. See Fragments (appended to Aristophanes in Didot's Bib. Græca,), p. 91.
That same man that runnith awaie
ERASMUS: Apothegms, 1542 (translated by Udall).
Peut combattre derechef
Satyre Menippée (1594).
Qui meurt, il n'en est pas ainsi
Ray: History of the Rebellion (1752), p. 48.
GOLDSMITH : The Art of Poetry on a New Plan
(1761), rol. ii. p. 147.
1 Most wretched men
SHELLEY : Julian and Maddalo.
SIR WILLIAM DAVENANT. 1605–1668. The assembled souls of all that men held wise.
Gondibert. Book ii. Canto v. Stanza 37. Since knowledge is but sorrow's spy, It is not safe to know.'
The Just Italian. Act v. Sc. 1. For angling-rod he took a sturdy oake;? For line, a cable that in storm ne'er broke; His hooke was such as heads the end of pole To pluck down house ere fire consumes it whole; The hook was baited with a dragon's tale, And then on rock he stood to bob for whale.
Britannia Triumphans. Page 15. 1637.
SIR THOMAS BROWNE. 1605–1682. Too rashly charged the troops of error, and remain as trophies unto the enemies of truth.
Religio Medici. Part i. Sect. vi. Rich with the spoils of Nature.
1 From ignorance our comfort flows. — Prior: To the Hon. Charles Montague.
Where ignorance is bliss,
GRAY: Eton College, Stanza 10.
For line, a cable that in storm ne'er broke;
From The Mock Romance, a rhapsody attached to the
Lores of Hero and Leander, published in London in the years 1653 and 1677. Chambers's Book of Days, vol. i. p. 173. DANIEL : Rural Sports, Supplement,
His angle-rod made of a sturdy oak;
WILLIAM King (1663-1712): Upon a Giant's Angling.
(In Chalmers's “British Poets" ascribed to King.) 3 Rich with the spoils of time. — GRAY: Elegy, stanza 13.