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“ 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
“ Tue Sun with gentle beams his rage Is valour too."
disguises, I never thought an angry person valiant. Never to be endured, but when he falls or
And, like aspiring tyrants, temporises, Virtue is never aided by a vice.
Ibid. C. 3.
Ibid. p. 413.
“Would God I then had chanced this life to leave,
[did give; "The things true valour's exercised about The tomb straight taking what the womb Are poverty, restraint, captivity,
Then always buried, changing but the grave,
LORD STERLINE. Cresus, p. 40.
ONE of Alexander's victories.
Ibid. p. 414. “ Unburied bodies buried all the fields." “ AND as all knowledge when it is removed
Ibid. Darius, p. 69.
u Love hath larger scopes,
Ben Jonson, vol. 8, p. 91.
“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
“ AQUELLA CIUDAD, que en siete With want of a true injury.”—Ibid. p. 417.
Montes es hydra de piedra
Pues siete cabezas tiene.”
CALDERON, El Magico prodigioso.
" RETRAXE al oido todos
Mis sentidos juntamente." Ibid.
“ El sol cayendo vaya
Et comme en me couchant je souffle mia A sepultarse en las ondas,
chandelle, Que entre obscuras nubes pardas
Je voudrois en mourant éteindre le soleil." 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; twin
[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 Ch' 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." MASSINGER, Old Law, p. 472.
That what we have we prize not to the worth
[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. Plût aux dieux devant moy voir perir l'uni
“ The fineness of our metal is not found Que ma mort me sembleroit belle !
In fortune's love; for then the bold and J'aurois en expirant un plaisir sans pareil ; The wise and fool, the artist and unread,
coward, 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,
Distinction, with a broad and powerful fan, “O the fierce wretchedness that glory Puffing at all, winnows the light away ;
Ibid. act iv. sc. ii. And what hath mass or matter, by itself Lies, rich in virtue, and unmingled."
'Tis far off ; Troilus and Cressida, act i. sc. iii.
And rather like a dream, than an assuranee
That my remembrance warrants." “ A BLUSH
T'empest, act i. sc. ii. Modest as morning when she coldly eyes The youthful Phæbus."
“Such shapes, such gestures, and such
sound, expressing “ BETTER I were distract;
(Although they want the use of tongue) a So should my thoughts be sever'd from my
Of excellent dumb discourse." And woes by wrong imaginations, lose
Ibid. act ii. sc. ii. The knowledge of themselves.” King Lear, act iv. sc. vi.
“DULL folly (not the wanton wild,
Imagination's younger child,) " TO-MORROW, and to-morrow, and to
Has taken lodgings in his face, morrow,
As finding that a vacant place, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
And peeping from his windows, tells To the last syllable of recorded time :
To all beholders where she dwells." And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
ROBERT LLOYD. The way to dusty death.” Macbeth, act v. sc. v. “ Would you be still more learned than the learn'd ?
[known, On the spheres.
Learn well to know how much need not be “ What are those ever-turning heavenly And what that knowledge which impairs spheres,
[food, But wheels that, from our cradles to our
Our needful knowledge, like our needful Wind up our threads of life, that hourly Unhedged, lies open in life's common field, wears,
[turns." And bids all welcome to the vital feast." And they that soonest die, have happiest
YOUNG, vol. 1, 142. Tu. BANCROFT, Restituta, vol. 2, p. 490.
" No deeper wrinkles yet! Hath sorrow “His qualities were beauteous as his form, struck For maiden-tongued he was, and thereof So many blows upon this face of mine, free.
And made no deeper wounds !”. Yet if men moved him, was he such a storm
Richard the Second, act iv. sc. i. As oft 'twixt May and April is to see, When winds breathe sweet, unruly though
“ LEARN, good soul, they be.”
To think our former state a happy dream, SHAKSPEAR, Lover's Complaint.
From which awaked, the truth of what we are
Shows us but this. I am sworn brother, " He's truly valiant that can wisely suffer sweet, The worst that man can breathe ; and make To grim necessity, and he and I
[carelessly, Will keep a league till death." His outsides; wear them like his raiment,
Ibid. act v. sc. i. And ne'er prefer his injuries to bis heart To bring it into danger."
" TELL them I am, Jehovah said Timon of Athens, act iii. sc. v. To Moses, while earth heard in dread;
- Rich gums,
And smitten to the heart,
Ay, in the self-same settle, yet the while At once above, beneath, around,
Be ne'er one whit the worse." All nature, without voice or sound,
Ibid. p. 273. Replied, O Lord, Thou art.” SMART. In his song to David, composed in a mad
“ Marian. I thought thou wert prepared. house.
I thought so too.
Seem, by comparison, a state of hope." Sweeter than those the phænix makes her
Ibid. p. 277. altar When she is her own sacrifice, and fans
“What a sweet thing is night ! how calm The glowing pile with her gray wings.”
[breath SHIRLEY, Example, vol. 3, p. 332.
No whispering but of leaves, on which the
Of heaven plays music to the birds that A VERY pretty line of Hall Hartston's, de
slumber."-SHIRLEY, Constant Maid, scribing a butterfly.
vol. 4, p. 494. “ From earth he springs, Opes his gay downs, and spreads his gold- “ Tu vero fili contende intrare per andropt wings;
gustam portam ; nec quid multi agant atTurns every beauty to the sunny ray, tende, sed quid agendum ipsa tibi natura, And winnows with soft wing his easy way." ipsa ratio, ipse Deus ostendat.”—Picus MiYouth, Monthly Review,
RANDULA, ff. 60. vol. 48, p. 459.
“Si non desipit auditor, a fucato sermone “ Love leads to penitence, quid sperat aliud quam insidias ? Tribus And is the noblest, surest path ; whilst fear maxime persuadetur, vitâ dicentis, veritate Is dark and devious."
rei, sobrietate orationis.”—Ibid. ff. p. 62. Miss BAILLIE, Martyr, p. 413.
“ They who in former times, like pipes “ Past and future are but shadowy visions, of reeds, have sweetly sounded out the Dark cumberous things, which we must cast praises of God, but now are cracked with aside,
some pardonable error in judgment, or slip To make the present hour endurable." in manners, if they be truly bruised with Ibid. Separation, p. 29. the weight of their sin, and thoroughly con
trite, may plead the privilege of the bruised “ A FEEBLE body,
reed in the text, not to be broken by any The worn out case of a more feeble mind." overhard and
censure or sentence." Ibid. Phantom, p. 245.
FEATLEY, (lavis Mystica. p. 10.
“But Lord preserve us all ! We by God's grace, may sit by Satan's side,
EXTRACTS, FACTS, AND OPINIONS, RELATING TO
POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SOCIETY.
Prospects of Society.
bidding of dice and cards, and unlawful BEE Clarendon, vol. 1, part 2, games unto servants and mean people, and
p. 498. Concerning the arts and the putting down and suppressing of aleactivity of factious men.
houses, as strings of one root together, and as if the one were unprofitable without the
other.”—Ibid. p. 216. “So most men are deceived in being too reasonable ; concluding that reason will prevail upon those men to submit to what is
NATIONAL wealth wholesome only when right and just, who have no other conside- justly, equitably (not equally) diffused. ration of right or justice, but as it advances
When the workman as well as the capitalist their interest, or complies with their hu
has his fair proportion of gains and com
forts. mour and passion.”—Ibid. p. 1043. One who had hurt his foot by paring a
“ SED jam pudet me ista refellere, cum nail to the quick, laughed on being told
eos non puduerit ista sentire. Cum verò there was danger of a mortification, and re
ausi sint etiam defendere, non jam eorum, plied, “ the foot is a long way from the sed ipsius generis humani me pudet, cujus heart.” But the mortification found its way
aures hæc ferre potuerunt," — St. Augus. there.
Bacon observes, it is not incredible The overflow of educated persons in both that it should have come into the mind of sexes,—“ the condition of the one being acsuch an abject fellow (as Lambert Sim- companied with more unhappiness than nell) to enterprize so great a matter, for would easily be imagined, and that of the high conceits do sometimes come streaming other bringing with it more danger than into the imaginations of base persons, espe- statesmen perhaps have yet taken into the cially when they are drunk with news and account of the evils that are to come." talk of the people.”—Henry VII. p. 20.
“Things (in Scripture) manifestly and Bacon says that in the Statute of 19 mercifully undefined.”—MILLER's B. LecHenry VII. against vagabonds, there may tures. be noted “the dislike the parliament had of gaoling of them, as that which was “ SIMPLE (The) Cobler of Aggawam in chargeable, pesterous, and of no open ex- America. Willing to help 'mend his Native ample. And he notices that in all the sta- Country, lamentably tattered both in the tutes of this king there are ever coupled upper-Leather and Sole, with all the honest the punishment of vagabonds, and the for- stitches he can take, 10s. 6d. Lond. 1647.5 |