Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB

So great was the extremity of his pain and anguish that he did not only sigh but roar." Commentaries Job iii. To their own second thoughts.?

vi. He rolls it under his tongue as a sweet morsel.

Psalm xxxri. Our creature comforts.

xx.xvii. None so deaf as those that will not hear.8

lviii. They that die by famine die by inches.

lix. To fish in troubled waters.

L. Here is bread, which strengthens man's heart, and therefore called the staff of life.4

civ. Hearkners, we say, seldom hear good of themselves.

Ecclesiastes vii. It was a common saying among the Puritans, “Brown bread and the Gospel is good fare."

Isaiah xxx. Blushing is the colour of virtue, 5

Jeremiah ini. It is common for those that are farthest from God, to boast themselves most of their being near to the Church.8

None so blind as those that will not see."

Not lost, but gone before.8

Matthew ii.

1 Nature says best ; and she says, Roar ! - EDGEWORTH; Ormond, chap. 1. (King Corny in a paroxysm of gout.)

? I consider biennial elections as a security that the sober second thought of the people shall be law. – FISHER AMES : On Biennial Elections, 1788.

3 See Heywood, page 19.
4 Bread is the staff of life. SWIFT : Tale of a Tub.

Corne, which is the staffe of life. Winslow : Good Newes from New England, p. 47. (London, 1621.)

The stay and the staff, the whole staff of bread. — Isaiah iii. 1. 5 Diogenes once saw a youth blushing, and said: “Courage, my boy ! that is the complexion of virtue." - DIOGENES LAERTIUS : Diogenes, ri.

6 See Heywood, page 12.

7 There is none so blind as they that won't see. - Swift : Polite Conversation, dialogue iii. & Literally from Seneca, Epistola Iriü. 16.

Not dead, but gone before. – RUGERS : Human Life.

[merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors]

It is good news, worthy of all acceptation; and yet not too good to be true.

Timothy i. It is not fit the public trusts should be lodged in the hands of any, till they are first proved and found fit for the business they are to be entrusted with.”

iii.

RICHARD BENTLEY. 1662-1742.

It is a maxim with me that no man was ever written out of reputation but by himself.

Monk's Life of Bentley. Page 90. “Whatever is, is not,” is the maxim of the anarchist, as often as anything comes across him in the shape of a law which he happens not to like." Declaration of Rights.

The fortuitous or casual concourse of atoms.4

Sermons, rii. Works, Vol. iii. p. 147 (1692).

1 See Heywood page 13.

2 See Appendix, page 859. 8 See Dryden, page 276.

4 That fortuitous concourse of atoms. - Reriew of Sir Robert Peel's Address. Quarterly Review, vol. liii. p. 270 (1835).

In this article a party was described as a fortuitous concourse of atoms, - a phrase supposed to have been used for the first time many years afterwards by Lord John Russell. - Croker Papers, vol. ii. p. 54.

[blocks in formation]

God save our gracious king!
Long live our noble king !
God save the king !

God save the King.
Aldeborontiphoscophornio !
Where left you Chrononhotonthologos ?

Chrononhotonthologos. Act i. Sc. 1. His cogitative faculties immersed In cogibundity of cogitation.

Ibid. Let the singing singers With vocal voices, most vociferous, In sweet vociferation out-vociferize Even sound itself.

Ibid. To thee, and gentle Rigdom Funnidos, Our gratulations flow in streams unbounded.

Sc. 3.
Go call a coach, and let a coach be called;
And let the man who calleth be the caller ;
And in his calling let him nothing call
But “Coach ! Coach! Coach! Oh for a coach, ye gods!”

Act ii. Sc. 4.
Genteel in personage,
Conduct, and equipage;
Noble by heritage,
Generous and free.

The Contrivances. Act i. Sc. 2, What a monstrous tail our cat has got !

The Dragon of Wantley. Act ii. Sc. 1. Of all the girls that are so smart,

There's none like pretty Sally." Sally in our Alley. Of all the days that's in the week

I dearly love but one day,
And that's the day that comes betwixt
A Saturday and Monday.

Ibid.

1 Of all the girls that e'er was seen,
There's none so fine as Nelly.

Swift: Ballad on Miss Nelly Bennet.

[blocks in formation]

Wherever God erects a house of prayer,
The Devil always builds a chapel there; 1
And 't will be found, upon examination,
The latter has the largest congregation.

The True-Born Englishman. Part i. Line 1.
Great families of yesterday we show,
And lords, whose parents were the Lord knows who.

Ibid.

TOM BROWN. 1663-1704.

I do not love thee, Doctor Fell,
The reason why I cannot tell;
But this alone I know full well,

I do not love thee, Doctor Fell.2 To treat a poor wretch with a bottle of Burgundy, and fill his snuff-box, is like giving a pair of laced ruffles to a man that has never a shirt on his back. 3

Laconics. In the reign of Charles II. a certain worthy divine at Whitehall thus addressed himself to the auditory at the conclusion of his sermon : “In short, if you don't live up to the precepts of the Gospel, but abandon yourselves to

1 See Burton, page 192.

2 A slightly different version is found in Brown's Works collected and published after his death :

Non amo te, Sabidi, nec possum dicere quare;

Hoc tantum possum dicere, non amo te (I do not love thee, Sabidius, nor can I say why; this only I can say, I do not love thee). — Martial: Epigram i. 33.

Je ne vous aime pas, Hylas;
Je n'en saurois dire la cause,
Je sais seulement une chose;
C'est que je ne vous aime pas.

Bussy: Comte de Rabutin. (1618-1693.) 3 Like sending them ruffles, when wanting a shirt. — SORBIENNE (16101670).

GOLDSMITH: The Haunch of Venison.

your irregular appetites, you must expect to receive your reward in a certain place which 't is not good manners to mention here.” 1

Laconics.

8

MATTHEW PRIOR. 1664-1721. All jargon of the schools.?

I am that I am. An Ode. Our hopes, like towering falcons, aim

At objects in an airy height;
The little pleasure of the game
Is from afar to view the flight.

To the Hon. Charles Montague.
From ignorance our comfort flows.
The only wretched are the wise. 4

Ibid. Odds life! must one swear to the truth of a song?

A Better Answer. Be to her virtues very kind; Be to her faults a little blind.

An English Padlock. That if weak women went astray, Their stars were more in fault than they. Hans Carrel. The end must justify the means.

Ibid. And thought the nation ne'er would thrive Till all the whores were burnt alive.

Paulo Purganti. They never taste who always drink; They always talk who never think.5

Upon a passage in the Scaligerana. That air and harmony of shape express, Fine by degrees, and beautifully less. Henry and Emma.

6

1 Who never mentions hell to ears polite. — Pope: Moral Essays, epistle iv. line 149. 2 Noisy jargon of the schools. — POMFRET: Reason. The sounding jargon of the schools. — COWPER: Truth, line 367.

3 But all the pleasure of the game
Is afar off to view the flight.

Varintions in a copy dated 1692. 4 See Davenant, page 217. 5 See Jonson, page 180. Also Dryden, page 268.

6 Fine by defect, and delicately weak. POPE : Moral Essays, epistle . line 43.

« AnteriorContinuar »