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The Survival of the Fittest.
HERBERT SPENCER (1820-—): Principles of Biology, Vol. i.
Chap. xii. (American edition, 1867.)
Who fears to speak of Ninety-eight?
Who blushes at the name?
1843, Vol. ii. p. 339.
On Fame's eternal camping-ground
Their silent tents are spread,
THEODORE O'Hara (1820-1867): The Bivouac of the
Dead. (August, 1847.)
Hold the fort! I am coming !
William T. SHERMAN (1820-1891), – signalled to General Corse
in Allatoona from the top of Kenesaw, Oct. 5, 1864.
For every wave with dimpled face
That leap'd upon the air,
AMELIA B. WELBY (1821-1852): Musings. Stanza 4.
To look up and not down,
Wadsworth Club” (from “ Ten Times One is Ten,'' 1870).
Listen! John A. Logan is the Head Centre, the Hub, the King Pin, the Main Spring, Mogul, and Mugiump of the final plot by which partisanship was installed in the Commission.
Isaac H. BROMLEY (1833 -): Editorial in the “New York
Tribune," Feb. 16, 1877.
A mugwump is a person educated beyond his intellect.
HORACE PORTER (1837-—), - a bon-mot in the Cleveland
Blaine campaign of 1881.
I never could believe that Providence had sent a few men into the world, ready booted and spurred to ride, and millions ready saddled and bridled to be ridden.
Richard RUMBOLD, on the scaffold, 1685. History of England
(Macaulay), Chap. v.
The last link is broken
That bound me to thee,
Fanny STEERS: Song.
Old Simon the cellarer keeps a rare store
G. W. BELLAMY: Simon the Cellarer.
Babylon in all its desolation is a sight not so awful as that of the human mind in ruins.
SCROPE DAVIES: Letter to Thomas Räikes, May 25, 1835.
She's all my fancy painted her;
She's lovely, she's divine.
WILLIAM MEE: Alice Gray.
Stately and tall he moves in the hall,
KATE FRANKLIN: Life at Olympus, Lady's Book. Vol. xxii. p.
When the sun's last rays are fading
THEODORE L. BARKER: Thou wilt think of me again.
Thou hast wounded the spirit that loved thee
And cherish'd thine image for years ; Thou hast taught me at last to forget thee, In secret, in silence, and tears.
MRS. (DAVID) PORTER: Thou hast wounded the Spirit.
Rattle his bones over the stones!
THOMAS Noel: The Pauper's Ride.
In the days when we went gypsying
A long time ago;
Edwin RANSFORD : In the Days when we went Gypsying.
Speak gently! 't is a little thing
Dropp'd in the heart's deep well;
G. W. LANGFORD: Speak gently.
Hope tells a flattering tale,
Delusive, vain, and hollow.
Lest disappointment follow.
Nose, nose, nose, nose !
RAVENSCROFT : Deuteromela, Song No. 7.2 (1609.)
The mother said to her daughter, “Daughter, bid thy daughter tell her daughter that her daughter's daughter hath a daughter."
GEORGE HAKEWILL : Apologie. Book iii. Chap. v. Sect. 9.8
i Hope told a flattering tale,
That Joy would soon return;
ANONYMOUS (air by Giovanni Paisiello, 1741
1816): Universal Songster, vol. i. p. 320. 2 BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER : The Knight of the Burning Pestle, act i.
3 Hakewill translated this from the “ Theatrum Vitæ Humanæ," vol. iii.
Betwixt the stirrup and the ground,
WILLIAM CAMDEN: Remains.
PLAYFORD : Musical Companion. (1687.) Much of a muchness.
VANBRUGH: The Provoked Ilusband, Act i. Sc. 1.
THOMAS ADY : A Candle in the Dark, p. 68. (London, 1656.)
WILLIAM HARRISON : Description of Britain (prefixed to
Holinshed's “ Chronicle," 1577).
RICHARD Grafton: Chronicles of England. (1590.)
The Return from Parnassus. (London, 1606.)
Common in the New England States.
1 Altered by Johnson (1783), –
Between the stirrup and the ground,
Fourth, eleventh, ninth, and sixth,
Common in Chester County, Penn., among the Friends. "Be of good comfort, Master Ridley," Latimer cried at the crackling of the flames. “Play the man! We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.” 1 There is a garden in her face,
Where roses and white lilies show; A heavenly paradise is that place,
Wherein all pleasant fruits do grow. There cherries hang that none may buy, Till cherry ripe themselves do cry.
An Flowres Recreation in Musike. (1606. Set to music by Richard
Alison. Oliphant's “La Messa Madrigalesca," p. 229.)
Of orient pearl a double row;
A vest as admired Voltiger had on,
The British Princes, p. 96. (1669.)
Lines used by John Ball in Wat Tyler's Rebellion.3
1 I shall light a candle of understanding in thine heart, which shall not be put out. — 2 Esdras riv. 25. 2 The oft-quoted lines,
A painted vest Prince Voltiger had on,
Which from a naked Pict his grandsire won, have been ascribed to Blackmore, but suppressed in the later editions of his poems.
3 Hume : History of England, vol. i. chap. xvii. note 8.