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" I have gathered a posie of other men's flowers, and nothing; but 
the thread that binds them is mine own." 

MoNTAIGNK, Essays, Bonk tii. ch. xa. 














The first editioD of ** Familiar QuotatioDs " was 
publbhed in 1855, the seventh in 1875. The pres- 
ent edition contains quotations from one hundred 
and twenty-five autliors who are not represented in 
anv former edition ; and more than six thousand 
lines have been added to the Index. 

Cambridge, l'.S. 



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Whanne that April with his shoures sote 
The droughte of March hath perced to the rote. 

Canterbury TaUt,^ Proiogue* Lme 1. 

And smale foules maken melodie, 

That slepen alle night with open eye, 

So priketh hem nature in hir corages ; 

Than longen folk to gon on pilgrimages. Line 9. 

And of his port as meke as is a mayde. Line 69. 

He was a veray parfit gentil knight. Line 72. 

He coude songes make, and wel endite. Line 95. 

Ful wel she sange the service devine, 

Entuned in hire nose fnl swetely ; 

And Frenche she spake ful fayre and fetisly, 

After the scole of Stratford atte bowe. 

For Frenche of Paris was to hire unknowe. Line 122. 

A Clerk ther was of Oxenforde also. Line 287. 

For him was lever han at his beddes hed 

A twenty bokes, clothed in black or red, 

Of Aristotle, and his philosophie, 

Than robes riche, or fidel, or sautrie. 

But all be that he was a philosophre, 

Yet hadde he but litel gold in cofre. Line 295. 

1 Text of Tynrhitt. 


And gladly wolde he leme, and gladly teche. 

CanUrbury Tales. Prologue, Lme 310. 

Nowher so besy a man as he ther n' as, 

And yet he semed besier than he was. Line 323. 

His studie was but litel on the Bible. Line 440. 

For gold in phisike is a cordial ; 

Therefore he loved gold in special. Line 445. 

Wide was his parish, and houses fer asonder. Line 498. 

This noble ensample to his shepe he yaf, 

That first he wrought, and afterwards he taught. 

Line 408. 

But Cristes lore, and his apostles twelve, 

lie taught, but first he folwed it himselve. Line 629. 

And yet he had a thomb of gold parde.^ Line 565. 

Who so shall telle a tale after a man, 

He moste reherse, as neighe as ever he can, 

Everich word, if it be in his charge, 

All speke he never so rudely and so large ; 

Or elles he moste tellen his tule untrewe. 

Or feinen thinges, or finden wordes newe. Line 733. 

For May wol have no slogardie a-night. 
The seson priketh every gentil herte. 
And maketh him out of his slepe to sterte. 

The Knightei Tale. Line 1044. 

Up rose the sonne, and up rose Emclie. Line 2275. 

To maken vertue of necessite. Line 3044. 

And brought of mighty ale a large quart. 

The MUkree Tale. JUne 349"^. 

1 In allusion to the proverb^ <* Every honest miller has a golden 


Yet in our ashen cold is fire yreken.^ 

CanUrbury Tales. The Reves Prologue. Line 3880. 

So was hire joly whistle wel ywette. 

The Revet Tale. Line 4153. 
And for to see, and eek for to be seye.* 

The Wif of Bathet Prologue, Line 6134. 

I hold a mouses wit not worth a leke, 

That hath but on hole for to sterten to.' Line 6154. 

Loke who that is most vertuous alway, 
Prive and apert, and most entendeth ay 
To do the gentil dedes that he can, 
And take him for the gretest gentOman. 

The Wif of Bathes Tale. Line 6695. 

That he is gentil that doth gentil dedis. Une 6752. 

This flour of wifly patience. 

The Clerles Tale. Part v. Line 8797. 

They demen gladly to the badder end. 

The Sguieret Tale. Line 10538. 

Fie on possession, 
But if a man be vertuous withal. 

The Frankeleinet Prologue. Line 10908. 

Truth is the highest thing that man may keep. 

The Frankeleinet Tale. Line 11780. 

3Iordre wol out, that see we day by day.* 

The Nonnet Preettet Tale. Line 15058. 

1 E'en in our ashes live their wonted fires. — Gray, Elegy ^ St. 23. 

2 Spectatum vcniunt, veniimt spectentur ut ipsae. 

Ovid, Art ofLove^ i. 99. 

3 See Pope. Page 289. 

* Murder, though it have no tongM, will speak 
With most miraculous organ. 

Shakesipeare, Hamlet^ Act u. Sc. 2. 

4 ciurcEB. 

But &U thin?, wltidi that Huneib ms the goU, 
Sfe i* no gold, at I hsTc hnd ii loli' 

Tlie Brtte vertoe, wik, if thoo irilt l*re, 
b to reetreine, and kepen wel tliT toagv. 

For of fortunes sbarpe advenite. 

The wont kind of ii^oniiii« ii ihU, 

A inan that hath beeti ia pro^perite. 

And it remember, wban it passed u. Boot m. Umt IGSS. 

One eare it heard, at the other out it went. 

Boat i*. iMU ue. 

The If fe so short, the craft so long to lerne. 
Th' aBsay so hard, so sharpe the conquering. 

ni AmaMf o/Foultt. LiM 1. 

For ont of the old fieldea, as men saithe. 

Cometh al this new come &o ;ere to yere, 

And out of old bookes. in good faithe, 

Cometh ol this new science that men lere. ii" as. 

Nature, the vicar of the almightie Lord. JUnt 379. 

Of all the floures in the mede. 
Than love I most these floures white and rede, 
Soch tliat men callen daisies in our loun. 

Prologttt !■/ Ihc Ltgind of Good fFomtn. ZiM 41- 

That well by reason men it call may 
The daiaie, or els the eye of the day. 
The emprise, and floure irf fioures all. Wm IBS. 

1 Se« Apptndix, p. 63A. 9 &«e Apptndlx, p. SU. 


THOMAS A KEMPIS. 1380-1471. 
Man proposes, but God disposes.^ 

ImUation of Christ. Book i. Ch. 19. 

And when he is out of sight, quickly also is he out 
of mind.' Ch. 23. 

Of two evils, the less is always to be chosen.' 

Book iii. Ch. 12. 

THOMAS TUSSER. 1523-1580. 
Time tries the troth in everything. 

Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry. Author's 
Epistle. Ch. 1. 

G«d sendeth and giveth, both mouth and the meat. 

Good ffusbamhy Lessons. 

The stone that is rolling can gather no moss.^ Ibid. 

^ This expression is of much greater antiquity; it appears in the 
Ckromcle of Battel Abbey, p. 27 (Lower's translation), and in Piers 
PUmyhmans Vision^ line 13,994. 

A man's heart deriseth his way; but the Lord directeth his steps. 
— Proverbs xvi. 9. 

* Ont of syght, out of m3md. — Googe's Eglogs. 1563. 
And oat of mind as soon as oat of sight. 

Lord Brooke, /Sonnet Ivi. 
Fer from ere, fer from herte, 
<^uoth Hendyng. — Heiid^'ng's Proverbs^ MSS. Circa 1820. 

* Compare Chaucer. Page 4. 

^ A rowling stone gathers no moss. 

GoaBon*8 Ephemerides ofPhialo. 

Ik'tter Iftte than nerer.' 

Fat BttmdrtdFvimUqf Good BiuiainSry. A% IlsKtaSam Ei^anti, 

At Chmtmas play, and m^e good cheer, 
For Christmaa comes but once a year. 

Tie Famur-i DaSlf Bill. 

Except wind BtanJs as never it stood. 
It 13 an ill wind turns none to good.' 

A DiieHftiim of tit Prtfrniti ff Wiitdt. 

All 'fl Mi the; get 

That comelh to net. Fibrmary't Aiitraet. 

Such miatress. such K:in, 

Such master, snch man.* 

Who goeth a borrowing 

Goeth a sorrowing. 

'T is merry in hall 

Where beards wag all.* 

Junt'i Abitraci. 

AmfftuCf Abttraa. 

For bnying or selling of pig in a poke. 

Siplembtr't Abttract. 

Xanght ventnre naoght have. Oaabtr'i Aharact. 

Look ere thou leap, see e: 

I thou go.* 

Of Witing and Thriting. 

Dry sun, dry wind. 

Safe bind, safe find.* Waikii 

> Potias aero qnain namqaam. — Livy, iv. 3. 11. 

3 See Apptndix, p. 642. 

' On the authority ot M. Cimber, of the BibUoth^na Bojile, 

e this proverb to Chevalier Bayanl, — 

When the beards vaveth alle. 

Allributed to Adua Davie (1312), Lift nf Altxandtr. 
6 Sec Apptndii, p. 643. 
< FaM bind, fast liDd. — Uefwood's Protirbi. IMS. 


RICHARD EDWARDS. Circa 1523-1566. 
The fall jBg out of faithfnll frends, is the renuyng of loue. 

Th€ Paradise of Dainty Devices^ 

BISHOP STILL (JOHN). 1543-1607. 

I cannot eat but little meat. 

My stomach is not good ; 

But sore I think that I can drink 

With him that wears a hood. 

Gammer Gurt<m*i Needle,^ Act ii. 

Back and side go bare, go bare, 

Both foot and hand go cold ; 
But, belly, God send thee good ale enough, 

Whether it be new or old. Act u. 


The Lord descended from above 
And bow'd the heavens high ; 

And underneath his feet he cast 
The darkness of the sky. 

On cherubs and on cherubims 

Full royally he rode ; 
And on the wings of all the winds 

Came flying all abroad. 

Collection of ffymm. lOith Psalm, 

1 Amantiam irae amoris integratiost. — Terence, Andria^ 556. 

2 Stated by Dyce to be from a MS. of older date than Gammer 
Gurion's Needle. — Skelton, WorkSj ed. Dyce, vol. i. pp. vii.-x., n. 


EDWARD DYER. Crca 1540-1C07. 

My mind to me a kingdom b ; 

Such present joys therein 1 find. 
That it excels all other blias. 

That earth affords or grows by kind : 
Though much I want which most would have, 
Vet Btiil my mind forbids to crave.' 

US. Bairi. Be, p. 17. Hunih's Crartij f mu. 


A Bweet attractive kinde of grace, 
A full assurance given ^y lookes, 
Continuall comfort in a face 
The lineamente of Gospell bookes. 

Elegit, ora FritiuPi Pauioit/or hit Sart^hiH.* 

> Mens regnam boos pouidet. 

Senec^ Thytttti, Act ii. Line 380. 
Hy mind to me > kingdom is; 

Sneh perfect jo^ (heirin I find, 
Ak far exceeds all earthly b1ie>, 

That God uid Natura hull anigned. 
Though much I want lh«t most would have, 
Yet (till my mind forbids to crave. 

Byrd'a Pialmu, SonntU, ^c, 1588. 

While gna aflordelli health. 

Robert Soulhwell (1660-1696), Loo Homt. 
' This piece (aacribed to Spen»er) was printed in Tke Phanix 
.Vfit, 4to, 1603, when it is anonymous. Todd haa shown that it was 
written by Uathew Bordon. 



Was never eie did see that face, 

Was never eare did heare that tong, 
Was never minde did minde his grace, 
That ever thought the travel! long ; 
But eies, and eares, and ev'rj thought 
Were with his sweete perfections caught 

EUffie, or a Friend's Fasiion/or hU AttrophilL 

LORD BROOKE. 1554-1628. 
O wearisome condition of humanity ! 

Muitapha, Act v. 8c, 4. 

And out of mind as soon as out of sight.^ Sonnet Ivi. 

SIB EDWABD COKE. 1549-1634. 

The gladsome light of jurisprudence. First Institute. 

Reason is the life of the law ; nay, the common law 

itself is nothing else but reason The law, which 

is perfection of reason.* Ibid. 

For a man*s house is his castle, et damns sua cuigue 

tiUissimum refugium,^ Third Institute, Page 162. 

1 See Tbomas k KempU, Imitation of Christ, Book i, Ch, 23. 
Page 5. 

* Let us consider the reason of the case. For nothing is law that 
is not reason. — Sir John Powell, Coggs vs. Bernard, 2 Ld. Raym. 

* Pandects, Lib. ii. tit, iv. De in Jus cocando. 


his caelle ano^^ 

The house of every ono is I 
fortress, as well for liU defence agiunst injury and vio- 
lence, as for his repose. Sfmagne'i Con, G Stp. Ql. 

They (corporations) cannot commit treason, nor be 
outlawed nor excommunicate, for they have no souls. 

Cate ofSiiUoH't Ilvtpital, 10 Iltfi. St. 

Magna Charta Is such a fellow, that he will have uc 

Diiate in iKe Commoni. Mag IT, 1628. 

Six hours in sleep, in Iiw'g grave study eix, 
Four spend in prayer, the rest on nature fix.' 

Tran^Ution of lines quoted bj Coke. 

EDMUND SPENSER. 1555-1599. 
Fierce wairea, and faitUfull loves shall moralize my 

song.* Fatrie Quttnc. InlradHcUim. St. 1. 

The noblest mind the best contentment has. 

Bool i. Cnnlo i. St. 3S. 
A bold bad man.' Boot i. Canto i. St. 3T. 

Her angels face, 
As the great eye of heaven, shyned bright, 
And made a sunshine in the shady place. 

Baohi. Canio ill. St. i. 

1 Seven lirmn to law, to aoothmg <1uinb«r seven, 

Ten w the world «llol, and all (o heaven. — Sir William Jonea. 
' Moralized mv gon^'. — Pope, Epittlt to Arbathnot. Line 310. 
» This bold bad man. — Shakespeare, Hinry VIII., Act ii. Sc.2; 
Muaainger, A Nta Wny lo Pag Old Debli, Act iv. Be. %. 


Ay me, how many perils doe enfold 

The righteous man, to make him daily fall. 

Faerie Queene, Book i. Canto viii. St, 1. 

Entire affection hateth nicer hands. 

Book i. Canto viii. St. 40. 

That darksome cave they enter, where they find 

That cursed man, low sitting on the ground. 

Musing full sadly in his sullein mind. 

Book i. Canto ix. St. 35. 

No daintie flowre or herbe that growes on grownd, 
No arborett with painted blossoms drest 
And smelling sweete, but there it might be fownd 
To bud out faire, and throwe her sweete smels al arownd. 

Book ii. Canto vi. St. 12. 

And is there care in Heaven ? And is there love 

In heavenly spirits to these Creatures bace ? 

Book ii. Canto viii. St. 1. 

How oft do they their silver bowers leave 

To come to succour us that succour want ! 

Book ii. Canto viii. St. 2. 

Eftsoones they heard a most melodious sound. 

Book ii. Canto xii. St. 70. 

Through thick and thin,* both over bank and bush. 

In hope her to attain by hook or crook.' 

Book iii. Canto i. St. 17. 

Her berth was of the wombe of morning dew,' 

And her conception of the joyous Prime. 

Book iii. Canto vi. St. 8. 

1 See Appendix, p. 649. * See Appendix, p. 637. 

• The dew of thy birth is of the womb of the morning. — Common 
Prayer^ Psalm ex. 3. 

Roses rod and violeta blew, 
,1 aU the Fweelest flowres that iu the forrest grew. 

Book iii. CaniD vi 

B« K>KU.'. Bo bolde, anil every wliere. Bo bold. 

Boob iii. CflJilo xi. Si. M 

(Vtn Chuucer, well of English undefyled, 

(In Kauie's tternall bejtdroll worthie to be fyled. 

Soot iv. Canbt ii. St. 33. 

\no will not mercie unto others show, 
How f«" be mercy ever hope to have ? ' 

Book vi. Canto i. St. 42. 

AVhat more fellcitie can fall to creature 

Than to enjoy delight with libertie, 

And to be lord of all the workea of Nature, 

To raine in tb' aire from earth to highest skie, 

To feed on flowres and weeds of glorious feature. 

Mmepolmot! or The Fatt of the Butterfiie. Lint 309. 

I was promised on a time 
To have reason for my rhyme ; 
From that time unto this season, 
I received nor rhyme nor reason. 

Line! on Att FromUed FennonA 

For of the soule the bodie forme doth take ; 
For Boule ia forme, and doth the bodie make. 

^n Humae in i/onour of Beautie. Line 132. 

For all that faire is, is by nature good ; 

That is a signe to know the gentle blood. Xim lie. 

1 Fuller, Worthiei o/£itsla»d. 


Full little knowest thou that hast not tride, 
What hell it la in suing long to bide : 
To loose good dayes, that might be better spent ; 
To wast long nights in pensive discontent ; 
To speed to-daj, to be put back to-morrow ; 
To feed on hope, to pine with feare and sorrow. 

To fret thy sonle with crosses and with cares ; 

To eate thy heart through comfortlesse dispaires ; 

To fawne, to crowche, to waite, to ride, to ronne. 

To spend, to give, to want, to be undonne. 

Unhappie wight, borne to desastrous end. 

That doth his life in so long tendance spend ! ..- — 

Mother HubbtnU Tale. lAne 89d. 


If all the world and love were young. 
And truth in every shepherd's tongue. 
These pretty pleasures might me move 
To live with thee, and be thy love. 

The Nymph*» Reply to the Pauionate Shepherd, 

Fain would I, but I dare not ; I dare, and yet I may not ; 

I may, although I care not, for pleasure when I play not. 

Fain Would I. 

Passions are likened best to floods and streams : 

The shallow murmur, but the deep are dumb.* 

The Silent Lover. 

I Altlssima qusqne flumina minimo sono labi. 

Quintus Curtios, vil. 4. 13. 


Silence in love bewrays more woe 
Than words, though ne'er so witty : 

A beggar that is dumb, you know, 

May challenge double pity. The BiUtU Lover, 

Go, Soul, the body's guest, 
Upon a thankless arrant : 
Fear not to touch the best ; 

The truth shall be thy warrant : 
Gro, since I needs must die, 
And give the world the lie. The Lie, 

Methought I saw the grave where Laura lay. 

Verses to Edmund Spenser, 

Cowards [may] fear to die ; but courage stout, 
Rather than live in snuff, will be put out. 

On the snuff of a candle the night before he died. — Raleigh's 
i^efftatfw, p. 258, ed. 1661. 

Even such is time, that takes in trust 
Our youth, our joys, our all we have, 
And pays us but with age and dust ; 
Who, in the dark and silent grave. 
When we have wandered all our ways, 
Shuts up the story of our days ; 
But from this earth, this grave, this dust. 
My God shall raise me up, I trust ! 

Written the night before his death. — Found hi his 
Bible in tlie Gate-house at Westminster. 

Shall I, like an hermit dwell 

On a rock or in a cell. Poem, 

If she undervalue me, 

What care I how fair she be ? * Ibid. 

1 If she be not so to me, 
What care I how fair she be ? 

George Wither, The Shepherd's Resolution, 

KALKKHI. — riTAr.MAX. 1 .") 

If she seem not chaste to me, 

What care I how chaste she be ? Poem. 

Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall.^ 

[History] hath triumphed over time, which besides 
it nothing but eternity hath triumphed over. 

HitUnie of the World. Preface, 

O eloquent, just and mightie Death! whom none 
could advise, thou hast perswaded; what none hath 
dared, thou hast done ; and whom all the world hath 
flattered, thou only hast cast out of the world and 
despised: thou hast drawne together all the farre 
stretched greatnessc, all the pride, crucltie and ambi- 
tion of man, and covered it all over with these two 
narrow words, Hie jacet! Booh v.Pt.1, adfn. 

GEORGE CHAPMAN. 1557-1634 

None ever loved but at first sight they loved.* 

Blind Beggar of Alexandria^ adfn. 

Young men think old men are fools ; 

But old men know young men are fools.' 

AlFoolet. (1605.) 

1 Written in a glass window obvious to the Queen's eye. " Her 
Majesty, either espjing or being shown it, did under-write, * If thy 
heart fails thee, climb not at all.' " — Fuller, Worthies of England, 

3 Who ever loved that loved not at first sight? 

llarlowe, ffero and Leander. 

* Quoted by Camden as a sa^nng of one Dr. Metcalf . It is now 
in many people's mouths, and likely to pass into a proverb. -^ Bay's 
Prf/verbt, p. 146, ed. Bohn. 

16 BIDNET, — noiiAim. 


SIR PHILrP SIDNEY. 1554-1586. 

Sweet food of sweetly uttered knowledge. 

B^fiiM KfPoiiy. 
lie eometh unto you with a tale wbieh lioldeth chil- 
dren from play, and old men from the chimney-comer. 


I never heard the old song of Percy and Douglas, 
that I found not my heart mm'ed more than with a 
trumpet. Ilad. 

ni:,'h erected thoughts fleated in the heart of courtesy. 

Ar-;,dii>. flwl i. 

They are never alone that are accompanied with 
noble thoughts. ihid. 

Many-headed multitude.' Bwik ii. 

My dear, my better half. Bool iii. 

Fool I said my muse to me, look in thy heart, and write.' 

Aitrt^htl and Bulla, i. 

Have I caught my beav'nly jewel.' ibid. Second Song. 


O Douglas, O Douglas 
Tendir and trewe. 

The Buke ofihe HovM.* Stanza xxxi 

) SoG Shftkenpcare, Cdrtolanui. Act ii, Sc. 3. Page 76. 

i Look, then, into thing heart, and wrile. 

LonRfelJow, Voieet e/ Hi Niyht. Pnludt. 

» Quoted lij- Shakoupcare in Merrg WttKi of WindioT. 

* The alleKOTiol ponn of The Hoirlnt was compoBeil abont the 
middle of the fifleenlh century. Of Ihe perKonal hietor; of the 
BulhnT no kind of infnmiation bw been discovered. Frialed by 
the BMUuIrne Club, 1S23. 



Comparisons are odious.^ LusVt Dominion, Ad iii. 8e, 4. 

I 'm armed with more than complete steel, 

The justice of my quarrel.* Jbid. 

Who ever loved that loved not at first sight ? * 

Hero and Leander, 

Come live with me, and be my love, 
And we will all the pleasures prove 
That hills and valleys, dales and fields. 
Woods or steepy mountains, yields. 

The Passionate Shepherd to hu Love. 

By shallow rivers, to whose falls 

Melodious birds sing madrigals. Ibid. 

And I will make thee beds of roses, 

And a thousand fragrant posies. Ibid. 

Infinite riches in a little room. The Jew of Malta. A:t \. 

Excess of wealth is cause of covetousness. Act f. 

Now will I show myself to have more of the serpent 
than the dove ; that is, more knave than fool. Act w. 

Love me little, love me long.^ Act iv. 

1 See Appendix, p. 6%. 

2 See Shakespeare, 2 Henry VI., Act iii. Sc. 2. Page 68. 

^ Quoted by Shakespeare in As You Like It. Compare Chap- 
man, p. 15. 

* See AppendiXf p. 643. 



'^\'Iieii all the world disaolTes, 
And pvery creature shiUi be purified, 
All \iliices shull be bell that ure not heaven. favitm. 

Wiis this the face that launcb'd a thousand ships. 
And burnt the topless towers of Ilium? fl 

Sweet Helen, make me immorta] with a kias. " 

I Icr lips 6uck forth my soul : see, where it (lies ! mi. 

O, ihou art fairer than the evening air, 

Clad ill ilie beauty of a tUoueaud slari. rtirf. 

C'ut is the branch tliat might hiive grown full stmiglit. 

And burned is Apollo's laurel bough,' 

That sometime grew within this learned man. Jbid. 

RICHARD HOOKER. 1553-1600. 

Of Law there can be no less acknowledged, than 
that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the har- 
mony of the world : all things in heaven and earth do 
lier homage, the very least as feeling her care, and the 
greatest as not exempted from her power. 

EKh>ia$lUai Polils. Book i. 

Th:it to live by one man's will became the cause of 
!ill men's misery. Bunt i. 

' O, Kilhered is the girland of Ihe nor, 
Tlie soldier's pole i^ fallen. 

Shakespeare, ^nCany and Clropalra, Act iv. 3c. 13. 



I would fain die a dry death. The Tempttt. Act i. Sc. 1. 

Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an 
acre of barren ground. Ibid. 

Wh&i seest thou else 
In the dark backward and abysm of time ? Acti. Sc. 2. 

I, thus neglecting worldly ends, all dedicated 

To closeness, and the bettering of my mind. Ibid. 

Like one, 
Who haying, into truth, by telling of it. 
Made such a sinner of his memory. 
To credit his own lie. Ibid, 

My library 
Was dukedom large enough. Jbid. 

From the still-vexed Bermoothes. Ibid, 

I will be correspondent to command 

And do my spiriting gently. Ibid. 

Fill all thy bones with aches. Ibid. 

Come unto these yellow sands, 

And then take hands : 
Courtsied when you have, and kissed 

The wild waves whist. Ibid. 

Full fathom five thy father lies ; 

Of his bones are coral made ; 
Those are pearls that were his eyes : 

Nothing of him that doth fade 
But doth suffer a sea-change 
Into something rich and strange. Ibid. 

1 Text of Clark and Wright 



Tlii: (ringed cortains of thine eye 


The Timpul. Act 

There 'b nothing ill can dwell in such a temi)le : 
If the ill spirit have so fair a house, 
Good things will Btrive to dwell wirh 't. 
Gon. Here is everything advantageous to life. 

Aitl. True; euve meuus to live. 

.If 1 U 

. Si. 1. 

A very ancient und lish-like smell. 


. sc. a, 

Sliiiery iicqu&iiils a mau with strange 


Fer. Here 'a my hantL 

Mir. And mine, with my heart in 't. 

^ef iii 

. Be. 1. 

He that dies pays all debts. 

' AdiW. 

. Sc. 2. 

A kind 
Of excellent dumb discourse. 


.Be. 3. 


Our revels now are ended. These our actors, 

As I foretold you, were all spirits, and 

Are melted into air, into thin air : 

And, like the baseless fabric of this vision. 

The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces, 

T)ie solemn temples, the great globe itself, 

Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, 

And, like this insubstantial pageant faded. 

Leave not a rack behind. We are such slufE 

As dreaHiii ^re mado on ; and our little life 

Is rounded with a sleep. Act i 

With foreheads villanous low. 

Dt'i'|K>r than did ever plummet sound, 

I' II drown my book. Act 


"Where the bee sucks, there suck I ; 

In a cowslip's bell I lie. The Tempest. Act v. Sc. 1, 

Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits. 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act i. Se. 1. 

I have no other but a woman's reason ; 

I think him so, because I think him so. Act i. 8c. 3. 

O, how this spring of love resembleth 

The uncertain glory of an April day ! Act i. Sc, 3. 

She is mine own, 
And I as rich in having such a jewel 
As twenty seas, if all their sand were pearl. 
The water nectar, and the rocks pure gold. Act ii. Sc. 4. 

He makes sweet music with th' enamelled stones. 

Giving a gentle kiss to every sedge 

He overtaketh in his pilgrimage. Act ii. Sc. 7. 

That man that hath a tongue, I say, is no man. 

If with his tongue he cannot win a woman. Act iii. Sc. 1. 

Except I be by Sylvia in the night, 

There is no music in the nightuigale. Ibid. 

A man I am, crossed with adversity. . Act iv. Sc. i. 

Is she not passing fair ? Act iv. Sc. 4.* 

How use doth breed a habit in a man ! Act v. Sc. 4. 

Come not within the measure of my wrath. Ibid. 

I will make a Star-chamber matter of it. ■ 

The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act i. Sc. 1. 

All his successors gone before him have done 't ; and 
all his ancestors that come after him may. Ibid. 

It is a familiar beast to man, and sicmifies love. Ibid. 

1 Act iv. Sc. 2, Dvce. 



Sevoii liimdred pounds and poesibililiea Is good gifW 
Tkt iferry Whet of mixtior. Act i. Be. l. 

Mine host of the GarWr. IbU. 

I \im\ rather than forty ahillings I had my Book o( 
Suiigs :iud Saonets liere. Jiid. 

If there be no great love in the beginning, yet heaven 
may dt^LTease it a]xin better acquaintance, when wo are 
married imd have more occasion to know one anotlier: 
I ho]ic. upon Auniliarily wiil grow more contempt. Hid. 

* Convey,' the wise it calt ' Steal ! ' foh ! a ftco for 
the phrasG ! /fcV. 

Sail like my pinnace to these golden shores. /Auf. 

Tester I '11 have in pouch, when thou shall lack, 
llase Plirygian Turk ! INd. 

Tliou art the Mars of malcontents. Ibid. 

Here will be an old abusing of God's patience and 
the king's English. Act i. Be. 4, 

Wc burn daylight. Aei ii. 8c. 1. 

Tlicrc 's the humour of it. /Wrf. 

Faith, thou hast some crotchets in thy head now. Ilnd. 

Why, then the world 'a mine oyster, 
Which I with sword will open. Act ii. Sc, 3. 

This is tlic short and the long of it. /Nrf. 

Unless experience bo a jewel. Hid. 

Like a fair house) built on another man's gronnd. Ibid. 


We have some salt of our youth in us. 

The Merry Wives of Windsor, Act ii. Sc. 3. 

I cannot tell what the dickens his name is. Act iii. 8c, 2. 

What a taking was he in when year husband asked 
who was in the basket ! Act iii. Sc, 3. 

(), what a world of vile ill-favoured faults 

Looks handsome in three hundred pounds a year ! 

Act iii. Sc, 4. 

Happy man be his dole ! ibid. 

I have a kind of alacrity in sinking. Act iii. Sc. 5. 

As good luck would have it. Ibid. 

The rankest compound of villanous smell that ever 
offended nostril. Ibid. 

A man of my kidney. Ibid. 

Think of that, Master Brook. Ibid. 

In his old lunes again. Act iv. Sc. 2. 

There is divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, 
chance, or death. Act v. Sc. l. 

Thyself and thy belongings 
Are not thine own so proper as to waste 
Thyself upon thy virtues, they on thee. 
Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, 
Not light them for themselves ; for if our virtues 
Did not go forth of us, *t were all alike 
As if we had them not. Spirits are not finely touched 
But to fine issues, nor Nature never lends 
The smallest scruple of her excellence 
But, like a thrifty goddess, she determines 
Herself the glory of a creditor, 
Both thanks and use. Measure for Measure. Act'i. Sc. 1. 






He was ever precise in proraiBc-kecping. 

Jfcaiurt/or MifMre. Act 



I liolii yiiu ;is ii thing enakyed aud Gitinted. Jrt i, 

. Se. *.i 


A man wbose blood 
Is very siiow-brotb i one who never feels 
The wanloD Etittga iiud niolions of the sense. 


Our doul>U are traitors 
Ami make ub lose the good we oft might win 
By feiiriii? to aUempl. 



The jury, inisBtng on the prisoner's life, 

May iu tin- sworn twelve have a ihief or two 


Guiltier than him they try. Act ii. Sc. 1. 

Some rise by sin, and eome by virtue fall. fUd. 
Tliis will last out a nigbt in Russia, 

When nights are longest there. Ibid. 

Condemn the fault, and not the actor of it? Act ii. Sc. 2. 

Xo eeremony that lo great ones 'longs, 

Xot the king's crown, nor the deputed sword, 

The marshal's truncheon, nor the judge's robe, 

Become them with one half so good a grace 

As mercy does. iHd. 

Why, all the souls tliat were were forfeit once; 

And He tliat might the vantage best have took 

Found out the remedy. How would you be, 

]f He, which is the top of judgment, should 

But judge you as you are ? l^id. 

0, it is excellent 
To have a giant's strength ; but it is tyrannous 
To use it like a giant. /bid. 

1 Act i. S(. 5, Willie, Singer, KaighL 


But man, proud man, 

Drest in a little brief authority, 

Most ignorant of what he 's most assured, 

His glassy essence, like an angry ape, 

Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven 

As make the angels weep. 

Mtaturtfor Measure, Act il. Sc, 2. 

That in the captain 's but a choleric word« 

Which in the soldier is flat blasphemy. Jbid, 

Our compelled sins 
Stand more for number than for accompt. Act ii. 8c. 4. 

The miserable have no other medicine, 

But only hope. Act iii. Sc, h 

A breath thou art, 
Servile to all the skyey influences. Ibid. 

Palsied eld. Ibid. 

The sense of death is most in apprehension ; 

And the poor beetle, that we tread upon. 

In corporal sufferance finds a pang as great 

As when a giant dies. Ibid. 

The cunning livery of hell. Ibid. 

Ay, but to die, and go we know not where ; 

To lie in cold obstruction and to rot ; 

This sensible warm motion to become 

A kneaded clod ; and the delighted spirit 

To bathe in fiery floods, or to reside 

In thrilling region of thick-ribbed ice ; 

To be imprisoned in the viewless winds, 

And blown with restless violence round about 

The pendent world. Ibid. 



The weariest and most loathed worldly life 

Tliiil age, ache, penury, and unprisoniiient 

Cun lay oa uatura is a purudue 

To whiit we iear of death. ^ 

ilca/uri/or Heiuure. Ael iii. Be. I. 

Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful. rtiW. 

O, what may man within liini liide, 
Though angel on the outward side ! A^i iii. 8e. t. 

Take, 0, take those lips uway. 

That so sweetly were forsworn ; ^h 

And those eyes, the tirifak of day, '^P 

Lights that do mislead the morn : 
But my kisses bring agais, bring again ; 
Seals of love, hut sealed in vain, sealed in vfun.^ 

Every trae man's apparel fits your thief. Act W. Be. 2. 
A forted residence 'gainst the tooth of time 
And razure of oblivion. Act v. 5c. 1. 

Truth b truth 
To the end of reckoning. I6id. 

My business in this stat« 
Alade me a looker on here in Vienna. IHd. 

They say, best men are moulded out of faults ; 
And, for the most, become much more the better 
For being a little bad. tUd. 

I This mng occun in Act V. 5c. 2, of DeaumoDt sod Flelchei's 

Bloody Brother, wilh tlie following mlililiuiiBl alaaza: — 

Uidc, O, hide those hills of snow, 

Whicb Ihj- frozen bosom bean. 

On whose lops Ihe pinks thit grow 

Arc of those that April wearel 
Bui firal Ml my poor licsrt lux. 
Bound iu those icy chains by thee 


What 's mine is yours, and what is yours is mine. 

Mtaaurtfor Measure, Act y. 8e, 1. 

The pleasing punishment that women bear. 

The Comedy of Errors. Act i. Sc, 1. 

A wretched soul, bruised with adversity. Act ii. 8c. i. 

Every why hath a wherefore. Act ii. 8e. 2. 

Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast. 

Act iii. 8c. 1. 

One Pinch, a hungry lean-faced villain, 

A mere anatomy. Act ▼. Sc. 1. 

A needy, hollow-eyed, sharp-looking wretch, 

A living-dead man. Ibid. 

He hath indeed better bettered expectation. 

Mitch Ado about Nothing. Act i. 8c. 1. 

A very valiant trencher-man. Ibid. 

There 's a skirmish of wit between them. Ibid. 

The gentleman is not in your books. Ibid. 

Shall I never see a bachelor of threescore again ? Ibid. 

Benedick the married man. Ibid. 

As merry as the day is long. Act ii. 8c. l. 

Speak low if you speak love. Ibid. 

Friendship is constant in all other things 

Save in the office and affairs of love : 

Therefore all hearts in love use their own tongues ; 

Let every eye negotiate for itself 

And trust no agent. Ibid, 

Silence is the perfectest herald of joy : I were but 
little happy, if I could say how much. Ibid. 


Lio ten nights awoke, carviog the fashion of a uew 
doublet. Sfaeh Ado abaal Nolhing, Act il. Se. 8. 

Sigh DO more, ladies, eigh no more, 

Men were deceivers ever. 
One foot in sea and one on shore', 

To one thing constant never. lUd. 

Sita the wind in that corner ? Ibid. 

Shall quips and Bentences and these paper bullets of 
the brain awe a man from the career of his humour i 
No. t!ic world must be peoitled. When I said I wonld 
ilie a baehelor, 1 did not thiidi I should live lill I were 
married. Ihid. 

Every one can master a grief but he that has it. 

Act m. Be. S. 

Are you good men and true ? Act iii. 8e. 3. 

To be a well-favoured man ia the gift of fortune; 
but to write and read comes by nature. IHJ. 

The most senseless and fit man. lUd. 

You shall comprehend all vagrom men. Ibid. 

2 Watch. How if a" will not stand ? 

Dogb. Why, then, take no note of him, but let him 
go ; and presently call the rest of the watch together 
and thank God you are rid of a knave. Ibid. 

Is most tolerable, and not to be endured. Ibid. 

I know that Deformed. Ibid. 

The fashion wears out more apparel than the man. /ftirf . 


I thank God I am as honest as any man living that 
is an old man and no honest«r than 1. 

Much Ado about Nothing. Act iii. Sc. 3. 

Comparisons are odorous. Act iii. Sc, 5. 

If I were as tedious as a king, I could find it in my 
heart to bestow it all of your worship. Ibid. 

A good old man, sir; he will be talking: as they 
say, When the age is in, the wit is out. Jbid. 

O, what men dare do! what men may do! what men 
daily do, not knowing what they do ! Act iv. 8c. 1. 

O, what authority and show of truth 

Can cunning sin cover itself withal I Ibid, 

I never tempted her with word too large ; 

But, as a brother to his sister, showed 

Bashful sincerity and comely love. Ibid, 

I have marked 
A thousand blushing apparitions 
To start into her face, a thousand innocent shames 
In angel whiteness beat away those blushes. Ibid, 

For it so falls out 
That what we have we prize not to the worth, 
Whiles we enjoy it, but being lacked and lost, 
Why, then we rack the value, then we find 
The virtue that possession would not show us 
Whiles it was ours. Ibid. 

The idea of her life shall sweetly creep 

Into his study of imagination. 

And every lovely organ of her life 

Shall come apparelled in more precious habit, 

More moving-delicate and full of life. 

Into the eye and prospect of his soul. Ibid. 




Masters, it is proved already that j-ou are iitUe bette?^ ' 
than false knaves; and it will go near to be thought sn 

shortly. Much Ada atoul A'ofAitij. Ad iv. Sc, 2. 

Tlie eftest way. 


Flat burglary as ever was committed. 


Condemned into everlasting redemption. 


thai he were here to write me down a 

,n ass ! Ibid. 

A fellow that hath had losses, and one that bxth two 

gowns and everything liandsome about him. Ibid. 

Patch grief with proverbs. 

.■lf(v. .S,-, 1. 

Can counsel and apeak comfort to that grief 

Which they themselves not feel. lUd- 

Charm ache with air and agony with words. Itid. 

'T is all men's office to speak patience 
To those that wring under the load of sorrow, 
But no man 's virtue nor sufficiency 
To be so moral when he shall endure 
The like himself. Md. 

For there was never yet philosopher 
That could endure the toothache patiently. lUd. 

Some of UB will smart for it. Ibi^ 

I was not born under a rhj-ming planet. Ad y. Se. i. 
Done to death by slanderous tongues. Aa v. Sc. 3. 

Or, having sworn too hard a keeping oath, 
Study to break it and not break my troth. 

Lure'i Lnbour 'i Loit, Act i. Sc, 1. 

Light seeking light doth light of light beguile. Ibid. 


Small hare continual plodders ever won 
Save base aathoritj from others* books. 

These earthly godfathers of heaven's lights 
That give a name to every fixed star 

Have no more profit of their shining nights 
Than those that walk and wot not what they are. 

Lovt't Labour '« Lost. Act i. Se. 1. 

At Christmas I no more desire a rose 

Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled mirth. Jbid. 

A man in all Uie world's new fashion planted. 

That hath a mint of phrases in his brain. Jbid. 

A high hope for a low heaven. Ibid. 

And men sit down to that nourishment which is 
called supper. Ibid. 

That unlettered small-knowing soul. Ibid. 

A child of our grandmother Eve, a female ; or, for 
diy more sweet understanding, a woman. Ibid. 

Affliction may one day smile again; and till then, 
sit thee down, sorrow! Ibid. 

The world was very guilty of such a ballad some 
three ages since; but I think now 't is not to be 
found. Act i. 8c. 2. 

The rational hind Costard. Ibid. 

Devise, wit ; write, pen ; for I am for whole volumes 
in folio. Ibid. 

Nothing becomes him ill that he would well. Act iL Be. 1. 

A merrier man, 
Within the limit of becoming mirth, 
I never spent an hour*s talk withal. Ibid. 


Delivers in such apt ood gracians wonfe 
That uged ears play tmaut at his tales 
And younger hearings are quite raviehcd ; 
80 Bweet and voluble is his diBCciurse. 

Lori'i Labour '1 Lot. Act 0. Be. X. 

By my penny of observation. Act iii. 8r. 1. 

TliL' lioy hath sold him a ba.rgain, a goose, tliat 's llaL 
A very beadle to a bumorouB sigh. ibiJ. 

This senior-jnnior, giantrdwarf, Cupid ; 
Rt'gL'iit of lovo-rhymes, lord of folded arms, 
The Jinointed eovereigii of siglis ;uid groiiiis, 
Liege of all loiterers and malcontents. lUd. 

He hath never fed of the diunties that are bred in a 
book. Att iv. Be. S. 

Dictynna, goodman Dull. Ibid. 

These are begot in the ventricle of memory, nour- 
ished in the womb of pia mater, and delivered upon the 
mellowing of occasion. tUd. 

For where is any author in the world 
Teaches Buch beauty as a woman's eye ? 
Learning is but an adjunct to ourself. Aa iv. 8t. 3. 

It adds a precious seeing to the eye. Ibid. 

As sweet and musical 
As bright Apollo's lute, strung with liia hair; 
And when Love speaks, Ilie voice of all the goils 
Hakes heaven drowsy with the harmony. Ibid. 

From women's eyes this doctrine I derive: 
They sparkle still the right Promethean fire ; 
They are the books, the arts, the academea, 
That show, contain, and nourish all the world. IHi. 


He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer than 
the staple of his argument. 

Lovers Labour *« Lost. Act t. Sc. 1. 

Priscian ! a little scratched, 't will serve. Jbid, 

They have been at a great feast of languages, and 
stolen the scraps. Ibid, 

In the posteriors of this day, which the rude multi- 
tade call the afternoon. Ibid. 

They have measured many a mile, 
To tread a measure with you on this grass. Act v. 8c. 2. 

Let me take you a button-hole lower. Ibid. 

I have seen the day of wrong through the little hole 
of discretion. Ibid. 

A jest's prosperity lies in the ear 

Of him that hears it, never in the tongue 

Of him that makes it. Ibid, 

When daisies pied and violets blue, 
And lady-smocks all silver-white, 

And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue 

Do paint the meadows with delight. Ibid, 

But earthlier happy * is the rose distilled, 
Than that which withering on the virgin thorn 
Grows, lives and dies in single blessedness. 

A Midsummer NiyhVs Drtam. Act i. Sc. 1. 

For aught that I could ever read,^ 
Could ever hear by tale or history, 
rUe course of true love never did run smooth. Ibid. 

1 * earthly happier,* Singer, Staunton, Knight. 

2 *ever I could read,' Dyce, Knight, Singur, White. 

' 3 






! to choose love by another's eyes- 

A Midiummtr .ViffiCf Drtan. Act i. 


Swift B 

LS a shadow, short as any dream ; 

Brief .1 

s the lightning in the collied night, 


Tliflt, i 

11 a spleen, unfolds botli heaven and eartli, 


And er 

■e a man lialh power to say, " Behold ! " 



ivs of darkness do devour it up : 


So quick bright things come to confusion. 


Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind ; 

And therefore U winged Cupid painted blind. 



s, spread yourselves. Ad i. 


This M 

Ercles' vein. 


I will roar you as gently as any sucking dove ; I 
will roar you, an 't were any nightingale. lUd. 

A proper man, as one shall see in a summer's day. liid. 

The human mortab. Act U. Bt. l.i 

The rude sea grew civil at her song, 

And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, 

To hear the sea-maid's music tUdA 

And the imperial votaress passed on, 

In maiden meditation, fancy-free. 

Yet marked I where the bolt of Cupid fell : 

It fell upon a little western flower, 

llefore milk-white, now purple with love's wound, 

And maidens call it love-in-idteness. JUdA 

I '11 put a girdle round about the earth 

In forfy minutes. iWii 

> Act ii. Be. 9, SiDgar, Knight. 


My heart 

Is true as steel. A Jfidtummer yiffkVt Dream, Act ii Sc. l.l 

I know a bank where the wild th3rme blows, 

Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, 

Quite OTer-canopied with luscious woodbine, 

With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine. JbidA 

A lion among ladies is a most dreadful thing. 

Act iii. Sc, 1. 

Bless thee, Bottom ! bless thee ! thou art translated. Ibid. 

So we grew together, 
Like to a double cherry, seeming parted, 
But yet an union in partition. Act iii. 8c. a. 

Two loTely berries moulded on one stem. /Old. 

I have an exposition of sleep come upon me« Act iv. 8c. i. 

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet 

Are of imagination all compact. Act v. 8c. 1. 

The lover, all as frantic, 
Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of Egypt : 
The poet's eye, m a fine frenzy rolling. 
Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven ; 
And as imagination bodies forth 
The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen 
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing 
A local habitation and a name 
Such tricks hath strong imagination, 
That, if it would but apprehend some joy. 
It comprehends some bringer of that joy ; 
Or in the night, imagining some fear, 
How easy is a bush supposed a bear ! ibid, 

1 Act ii. 8c. 2, Singer, Knight 



The tme begiiming of our end. 

A Midninnntr A'ijiC* Dream, -Icl v. 8c. 1. 

The best in tbia kiud ;tre but shadows. JtriU. 

Till' iron tongue of midnight liuth told twolvc. Ibi^. 

Now, h.T two-hcjided Janus, , 

Nature hath framed straugu fellows in ht;r lime. 

Tit JUerckanl u/ ynicf. Acli.Sri:i. 

Tliougli Neshir swear the jest be liiughikble- ll^. 

You hiive too much respect upou the world ; 

They lose it lliai do Ijiiv it wiili njin/ii care. ;*;.;. 

I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano; 
A stuge where every man must play a part, 
And mine a sad one. Hid. 

Why should a man, whose blood is warm within, 

git like his grandsire cut in alabaster ? Itid. 

There are a sort of men whose visages 

Do cream and mantle like a standing pond. ItU. 

I am Sir Oracle, 
And when I ope my lips let no dog bark ! Itid. 

Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more 
than any man in all Venice. His reasons are as two 
;:raius of wheat hid in two bushels of cliaff : you shall 
seek all day ere you find them, and when you have 
them, they are not worth the search. Ibid. 

In my school-days, when I had lost one shaft, 

I shot his fellow of the selfsame flight 

The selfsame way, with more advised watch, 

To find tlie oiliei- forth ; and by adventuring both, 

I oft found both. lUd. 


They are as sick, that surfeit with too much, as they 

that starve with nothing. 

The Merchant of Venice, Act i. Sc, 2. 

Superfluity comes sooner by white hairs, but compe- 
tency lives longer. Ibid, 

If to do were as easy as to know what were good to 
jo^ chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottagcd 
princes' palaces. Ihid. 

Gkxl made him, and therefore let him pass for a man. 


I dote on his very absence. Ibid, 

Ships are but boards, sailors but men : there be land- 
rats and water-rats, water-thieves and land-thieves. 

Act i. Sc, 3. 

I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you, 
walk with you, and so following, but I will not eat 
\nth you, drink with you, nor pray with you. What 
news on the Rial to? Ihid, 

I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him. Ibid. 

Even there where merchants most do congregate. Ibid. 

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. Ibid, 

A goodly apple rotten at the heart : 

0, what a goodly outside falsehood hath ! Ibid, 

Many a time and oft 
In the Rialto you have rated me. lUd, 

For sufferance is the badge of all our tribe. Ihid, 

And spit upon my Jewish gaberdine. Ihid, 

In a bondman's key, 
With bated breath and whispering humbleness. Ibid 


When did frioodsliiit take 
A lireud for barren metij of his friend ? 

Tht Mctdta»i of I'tnice. Act i. 8e. %. 

Mislike me not for my complexion, 

Tlif shadowed livery of llie liurniBlsed sun. Act ii. St. 1. 

According to Fates and DestinieB and such odd say- 
ings, the Siatera Three and such branches of IcAroiag. 
Attn. St. ^ 

The very staS of my age, my very prop. /*■"* 

It 13 a wise father that kiiowa bis own child. /'«'■ 

And tlio vile Bijucaking of the wrv-necked fife. 

.M ii. St.. 6, 
All things tliat are. 
Are with more spirit chased than enjoyed. 
How like a younker or a prodigal. 
The scarfed bark puta from her native bay. 
Hugged and embraced by the strumpet wind ! 
How like the prodigal doth she return. 
With over-weathere<l ribs and ragged sails, 
Lean, rent, and beggared by the Btrumj>et wind ! 

Act ii. Be. S. 
But lovo is blind and lovers cannot see 
The pretty follies that themselves commit. tIM. 

If my goBgip Keport be au honest woman of her word. 

If it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge. Itid. 

I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes ? hath not a Jew 

hands, organs, dimensions, senses, aSections, passions ? 


The villany you teach me, I will esecnte, and it 
shall go hard hut I will better the instmction. Jbid. 


Makes a swan-like end, 

Fading in music* The Merchant of Venice, Act ill. 8c. 3. 

Tell me where is fancy bred, 

Or in the heart or in the head ? 
How begot, how nourished ? 

Reply, reply. lUd. 

In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt 

But, being seasoned wiUi a gracious voice, 

Obscures the show of evil ? Jind. 

The kindest man, 
The best-conditioned and unwearied spirit 
In doing courtesies. Ibid. 

Thus when I shun Scylla, your father, I fall into 
Charybdis, your mother.* Act iii. Sc. 5. 

Let it serve for table-talk. Ibid. 

A harmless necessary cat. Act iv. Sc. i. 

What I wouldst thou have a serpent sting thee twice ? 

I am a tainted wether of the flock. Ibid. 

I never knew so young a body with so old a head. Ibid, 

The quality of mercy is not strained, 
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven 
Upon the place beneath : it is twice blest ; 
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes : 
'T is mightiest in the mightiest : it becomes 
The throned monarch better than his crown : 
His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, 
The attribute to awe and majesty, 

1 Incidis in Scyllam ctipiens vitarc Char>'Mim. — Philippe Glial- 
tier (about the thirteenth century), Alexandrtu^ Book v. Line 301. 



\Vlu!rein doth sit the dread ami fear of iciDgs; 

lint mercy is jiboTe tlila sceptred eway ) 

It is onthroQiMt iu the hearts o{ kings, 

It ia !in attribute to God iLimself ; 

And earthly power doth then show likest God'Bt 

AVIu^n mercy seasonB justice. Thereforo, Jew, 

Tliuugh justice \k thy pleu, con aider thin, 

Thiit, ia the course of justice, none of ua 

Should aee salvation : we do pray for mercy j 

Ajiil (hut same prayer doth teach ns all to render J 

Tlw deeds of mercy. 

71b Ittrchant if Vetiia. Act Iv. i 

A Duniel come to judgment ! yea, a Dnniel ! 


o nomimtted in the bond? 

'T is not in the bond. 

Speak me fair in death. 

A second Daniel, a Daniel, Jew! 

Now, infidel, I have you on the hip. 

I thank thee, Jew, for tcacliing me that word. 

You take my house when you do take the prop 
TItat doth suBtiin my house ; you take my life you do tiiku tho mc-ms wjieroby I live. 
He is well paid ia well satisfied. 
How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank I 
Here we will sit and let the sounds of music 
Creep iu our eara : soft stillness and the night 
Itccome the touches of awect harmony. 
Sit, Jessica. Look how the floor of heaven 
Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold: 

1 ' It IB not DODiuuited in the bond,* WhiM. 


There 's not the smallest orb which thou behold*8t 
But in his motion like an angel sings, 
Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubins ; 
Such harmony is in immortal souls ; 
But whilst this muddy vesture of decay 
Doth grossly close it in, we cannot hear it. 

The Merchant of Venice. Act v. Se. 1. 

I am never merry when I hear sweet music. Ibid. 

The man that hath no music in himself, 

Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds. 

Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils ; 

The motions of his spirit are dull as night 

And his affections dark as Erebus : 

Let no such man be trusted. Ibid. 

How far that little candle throws his beams I 

So shines a good deed in a naughty world. Ibid. 

How many things by season seasoned aro 

To their right pniise and true perfection ! Ibid. 

This night methinks is but the daylight sick* Ibid. 

These blessed candles of the night. Ibid. 

Well said : that was laid on with a trowel. 

As Tou Like It. Act i. Sc. 2. 

My pride fell with my fortunes. Ibid. 

CeL Not a word ? 

Ro8. Not one to throw at a dog. Act i. Sc. 3. 

0, how full of briers is this working-day world I ibid. 

Beauty provoketh thieves sooner than gold. ibid. 

We 11 have a swashing and a martial outside, 

As many other mannish cowards have. Ibid. 


Sweet are the uses of adversity. 

liVLieh, like the load, ugly ami venomous, 

Wears yet a precious jewel in his head ; 

Ad(1 this our life exempt from public haunt 

Fiuils toognes in trees, hooks io the runnlDg brooks, 

Sermons ia stoues udi) good in every thiug. 

Ai rex Liki It. Act iL Sc L 
The big round tears 
Coursed one ctnother down his innocent nose 
In piteous chase. Ibid. 

" Poor deer," quoth he, " thou makest a testament 

As worldlings do, giving thy sum of more 

To that which had too much," ibid. 

Sweep on, you tat and greasy citizens. Ibid. 

And He that doth the ravens feed 
Vea, providently caters for the sparrow, 
Be comfort to my age ! Act a. Se. 3. 

For in my youth I never did apply 
Hot and rebellious liquors in my blood. Ibid. 

Therefore my age is as n lusty winter. 
Frosty, but kindly. Ihid. 

O good old man, how well in thee appears 
The constant service of tlie antique world, 
Wben service sweat for duty, not for meed ! 
Thou art not for the fashion of these timeB, 
^^Tiere none will sweat but for promotion. Ibid. 

Travellers must be content. Act li. Be. 4. 

Under the greenwood tree. Act U. Be. B. 

I met a fool i' the foreit, 
A motley fool. Ac( U. fie. T. 


And railed on Lady Fortune in good terms, 

In good set terms. At You Like It. Act ii. 8c 7. 

And then he drew a dial from his poke, 

And, looking on it with lack-lustre eye. 

Says very wisely, " It is ten o'clock : 

Thus we may see," quoth he, " how the world wags." 


And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe. 

And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot ; 

And thereby hangs a tale. Ihid. 

My lungs began to crow like chanticleer, 

That fools should be so deep-contemplative. 

And I did laugh sans intermission 

An hour by his dial. Ihid. 

Motley 's the only wear. Ibid. 

If ladies be but young and fair. 
They have the gift to know it : and in his brain. 
Which is as dry as the remainder biscuit 
After a voyage, he hath strange places crammed 
With observation, the which he vents 
In mangled forms. Ibid. 

I must have liberty 
Withal, as large a charter as the wind. 
To blow on whom I please. Ibid. 

The * why ' is plain as way to parish church. Ibid. 

If ever you have looked on better days. 

If ever been where bells have knolled to church, 

If ever sat at any good man's feast. Ibid. 

And wiped our eyes 
Of drops that sacred pity hath engendered. Ibid. 


AU die worlfl 's n stage, 
And all the men and women merfly pUy^s; 
Tliey have their exits and their entninc'es t 
And one wan in hii time plnjs muny purts, 
His ucts being eeven ages. At first tlio iti&nt. 
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms. 
And then the whining school-hoy, with bis satchel 
And shining morning face, creeping like snail 
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover. 
Sighing like furnace, with a woful balliul 
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier. 
Full of strange oaths and hearded like the paH, 
JealOQS in honour, siiilden and (juick in quarrel. 
Reeking the bubble reputation 

Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the jubtice. 
In fair ronnd belly with good capon lined, 
n'icb vyca severe and bcjird of foruutl cut, 
Full of wise saws and modem instaDces ; 
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts 
Into the lean and slippered pantaloon, 
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side, 
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide 
For his shrunk shank ; and his big manly voice, 
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes 
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of ail, 
That ends this strange eventful history, 
Is second childishness and mere oblivion, 
Sans teeth, sans ejea, sans taste, sans every thing. 

A, Tou Like It. Act ii. Sc. 7. 

Blow, blow, thou winter wind, 
Tliou art not so unkind 

As man's ingratitude. liid. 

The fair, the chaste and unexpressive she. Aa tu. Sc. & 



It goes much against my stomach. Hast any phi- 
losophy in thee, shepherd ? As You Like It. Act iii. Sc. 2. 

He that wants money, means, and content is without 
three good friends. Ilnd. 

With bag and baggage. Ibid. 

wonderful, wonderful, and most wonderful won- 
derful! and yet again wonderful, and after that out 
of all hooping! Ibid, 

I do desire we may be better strangers. Ibid. 

Time travels in divers paces with divers persons. 
I '11 tell you who Time ambles withal, who Time trots 
withal, who Time gallops withal, and who he stands 
still withal. Ibid. 

Every one fault seeming monstrous till his fellow- 
fault came to match it. Ibid. 

Neither, rh^-me nor reason. Ibid. 

I would the gods had made thee poetical. Act iii. Sc. 3. 

Down on your knees, 
And thank heaven, fasting, for a good man's love. 

Act iii. Sc. 5. 

It is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of 
many simples, extracted from many objects, and in- 
deed the sundry contemplation of my travels, in wliich 
my often rumination wraps me in a most humorous 
sadness. Act iv. Sc, 1. 

1 had rather have a fool to make me merry than 
experience to make me sad. Ibid. 

Or I will scarce think you have swam in a gondola. 




Very good orators, vhen they aro ont, ihey wQJ sptt. 

Ai i'va Likt 11. Act iv. Sc, 1 

Men have died from time to time and worms havtr 
eal«u thcra. but not for lo^-e. Ibid. 

Too much of a good thing. /U. 

For ever and a day. 

Men are April when they woo, December whcu 
they wed. 

Chewing the food ' of sweet nnd bitter laacy. 


It is meat and drink to me. Act 

I will kill thee a hundred and fifty ways. 

No Eooner met but they looked, no sooner looked 

but they loved, no sooner loved Imt tlie_v sighed, no 

sooner sighc-d but thay oiikod out) lUiotliur ilm ruueoii, 

no sooner knew the reason but they songht the mnedy. 

Act T. Be. a. 

How bitter a thing it is (o look into hap[dnesi 
throngh another man's eyes! liid. 

An ill-favoured thing, sir, but mine own. Ad v. Se. t. 

The Retort Courteous ; ... the Quip Modest ; . . . 
the Eeply Churlish ; ... the Reproof Valiant j . . . 
the Countercheck Quarrelsome ; . ■ . the Lie with Cil^ 
ctUBStance ; ■ ■ . the Lie Direct. Itid. 

Yonr If 18 the only peacemaker; much virtue in IL 

Good wine needs no bush. Epilogmt. 

' 'cod,' Djxe, StaoDbui. 


Let the world slide. The Taming of the Shrew. Indue. Be. 1. 

I '11 not budge an inch. Ibid. 

As Stephen Sly and old John Naps of Greece 
And Peter Turph and Henry Pimpemell 
And twenty more such names and men as these 
Which never were nor no man ever saw. Indue. 8c. 2, 

Xo profit grows where is no pleasure ta'en ; 

In brief, sir, study what you most affect. Act i. Sc. i. 

There 's small choice in rotten apples. Jidd. 

Why, nothing comes amiss, so money comes withal. 

Act i. 8c. 2. 

Tush ! tush ! fear boys with bugs. Jbid. 

And do as adversaries do in law, 

Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends. Und. 

Who wooed in haste and means to wed at leisure. 

Ad iij. 8c. 2. 

And thereby hangs a tale.^ Act iv. 8c. i. 

My cake is dough. Act v. Sc. l. 

A woman moved is like a fountain troubled. 

Muddy, ill-seeming, thick, bereft of beauty. Act y. Sc. 2. 

Such duty as the subject owes the prince, 

.Even such a woman oweth to her husband. Ibid. 

*T were all one 

That I should love a bright particular star 

And think to wed it. 

All *i Well that Ends Well. Act i. Sc I. 

The hind that would be mated by the lion 

Must die for love. Ilnd. 

1 Othello, Act iii. 8c. 1; Merry Wives of Windsor, Act i. Sc. 4; 
Ai You Like It, Act u. Sc. 7. 



in oureelves do lie, 
Which we ascribe to lieavpii. 

All ; WtU tk«i Ewii Will. Jet i. 8 
Service is no henia|;c. Act i. a 

Ilf must needs go that the devil drivfs, i 

My friends were poor but lioiiest. j 

Oft esjiectallon fails and luust oil tlit^re 
Where moHt it promises. Aei ii. K 

I will show iu}'seU highly fed and lowly taught. 

An ii. Be. 9. 

From lowest piiice when virtuous ihiugs proceei!. 
The place is dJgiiiMfil by ihe iloer's deed. Aci ii. Se. 3. 

The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, pood tad 
ill together. 
Wliose words ol) ears took captive. 

I'raising what is lost 
Makes the reraeuil mince dear. 
The inaudible and noiseless foot of Time. 

All impedimenta in tincy's course 
Are motives of more fancy, 
The bitter past, more welcome is tlie sweel 
If music l>e the food of love, phiy on ; 
Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, 
T!ie appetite may siclien. and so die. 
That strain again 1 it had a d yiii^ fall : 
O, it came o'er my ear like tlie sweet sound,* 
That breatlies upon a luink of violets. 
Stealing and giving odour ! Tietl/ih Night. Aa i. Be. L 
' 'Lilie tbe sweel Boulb,' Dyce and Singer. 


I am sore care *8 an enemy to life. 

Twtlfih Night, Act L 8c, 8. 
At my fingers' ends. Jbid. 

Wlieref ore are these things hid ? Ibid, 

Is it a world to hide virtues in ? Ibid, 

T is beauty truly blent, whose red and white 

Nature's own sweet and cunning hand laid on : 

Lady, you are the cruell'st she alive 

If you will lead these graces to the grave 

And leave the world no copy. Act i. Sc 5. 

Halloo your name to the reverberate hills 

And make the babbling gossip of the air 

Cry out. Ibid. 

Journeys end in lovers meeting, 

Every wise man's son doth know. Act ii. Sc, 3. 

Then come kiss me, sweet and twenty. Ibid. 

He does it with a better grace, but I do it more 
natural. Ibid. 

Sir To. Dost thou think, because thou art virtu- 
ous, there shall be no more cakes and ale? 

Clo, Yes, by Saint Anne, and ginger shall be hot 
i' the mouth too. Ibid. 

These most brisk and giddy-paced times. Act ii. Sc. 4. 

Let still the woman take 
An elder than herself : so wears she to liim, 
So sways she level in her husband's heart : 
For, boy, however we do praise ourselves, 
Our fancies are more giddy and unfirm, 
More longing, wavering, sooner lost and worn, 
Than women*s are. Ibid, 





Then let thy love be younger than thyseli. 
Or thy iiffectiou ctinnot hold the bcnL 

TK^il/th Night. Att&.^ 

Th<; R])insters anil die knitters in the si 

Au'l the free maida tliut wenve their thread with bones 

Do use to chant it : it is silly sooLli, 

And dallies with ilia iniiocence of love, 

Like the old age. Ibid. 

Duke. And what 'b her history ? 

^Vo. A blank, my lord. She never told her love, 
Uut let concealment, like a vorm i' the bud. 
Feed on her damask cheek: she pined in thought, 
.\nd with ii green and yellow melancholy 
She silt like patience on a monument, 
Smiling at grief. Ibid. 

I um all the daughters of my fnther'a house, 

Aiid alt the brothers too. Ittd. 

An you had any eye l)ehind you, you might see more 
detraction at your heels than fortunes before you. 

Acta. Sc. 6. 

Some are born great, some achieve greatueas and 
some have greatness thrust upon 'cm. Tbid. 

The trick of singularity. Ibid. 

O, what a deal of seorii Jotfiis hcsiuiiSol 

In the contempt and anger of his lip ! Act Hi. 3e. 1. 

Love sought is good, but given unsought is better. 

Let there be gall enough in thy ink, though thon 
write with a goose-pen, no matter. Jdiii. S«. S. 

This is very midsummer madness. Aetm.B«.^ 


If this were played upon a stage now, I could con- 
demn it as an improbable fiction. 

Twelfth Night. Actm.Se.i, 

More matter for a May morning. Ibid. 

Still you keep o' the windy side of the law. Ibid, 

An I thought he had been valiant and so cunning in 
fence, I 'Id have seen him damned ere I Id have chal- 
lenged him. Ibid A 

Oat of my lean and low ability 

I 'U lend you something. Ibid.^ 

As the old hermit of Prague, that never saw pen 
and ink, very wittily said to a niece of King Gorboduc, 
That that is is. Act iv. Sc. 2. 

Clom What is the opinion of Pythagoras concerning 
wild fowl ? 

Mai, That the soul of our grandam might haply in- 
habit a bird. 

do. What thinkest thou of his opinion ? 

AfaL I think nobly of the soul, and no way approve 
his opinion. Ibid, 

Thus the whirligig of time brings in bis revenges. 

Act V. Sc, 1, 

For the rain it raineth every day. Ibid, 

What 's gone and what 's past help 

Should be past grief. The WinUr*s Tale, Act iii. 8c. 2. 

A snapper-up of unconsidered trifles. Act iv. 8c, 3.a 

A merry heart goes all the day, 
Your sad tires in a mile-a. Ibid, 

1 Art iii. Sc. 5, Dyce. 

3 Act iv. Sc, 2, Dj'ce, Knight, Singer, Staunton, White. 

Da&odils, oome before the H-wallow rtareR, and take 
The winJa of March widi beauly ; violets dim, 
But sweeter tliau the lids of Jtino's cj'es •« 

Or Cytherea'a breath. Tke ivinitr'i TaU. Aci It. fie. ^^ 

Wltea Tou do dance, I wlab you 
A wnvc o' the sea, that you might ever do 
Notliiui; but that. /Wrf.i 

To uniiathed waters, undreamed shores. {/>i>l.> 

Lord of thy presence and no land beside. 

Kln^John. Ani.Be.l. 
And if Ilia name be George, I 'II cjl Iiim Pef er ; 
For new-made honour doth forget men's names. fbid. 

For he is but a bastard to the tiaie 

That doth not smack of observation. IM. 

Sweet, Bweet, Bweet poison for llie age's tooth. /bid. 

For courage mounteth with occasion. -ici ii. Sc. i. 

I would that I were low laid in my grave : 

1 am not worth tliis coil that 'a made for mo. Ibid, 

Saint George, tliat swinged the dnigon, and e'er ainee 

Sits ou Ilia horse liaek at mine hostess' door. IbiJ. 

He is the half part of a blessed man, 

Left to be finislied by such as she. Ibid. 

Talks as familiarly of roaring lions 

As maids of thirteen do of puppy-dogs I lUd^ 

Zounds ! I was never so bethumped with words 
Since I first called my brother's father dad. Hid.* 


I will instmct my sorrows to be proud ; 

For grief is proud and makes his owner stoop. 

King John, Act iii. 8c, lA 

Here I and sorrows sit ; 
Here is my throne, bid kings come bow to it JbidA 

Thou slave, thou wretch, thou coward ! 
Thou Uttle valiant, great in villany ! 
Thou ever strong upon the stronger side ! 
Thou Fortune's champion that dost never fight 
But when her humorous ladyship is by 
To teach thee safety ! Ibid. 

Thou wear a lion's hide ! doff it for shame. 

And hang a calf's-skin on those recreant limbs. Ibid. 

That no Italian priest 
Shall tithe or toll in our dominions. Ibid. 

Grief fills the room up of my absent child, 

Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me, 

Pats on his pretty looks, repeats his words, 

Remembers me of all his gracious parts, 

Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form. 

Act Ui. 8c, 4. 

Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale 

Vexing the duD ear of a drowsy man. Ibid, 

When Fortune means to men most good. 
She looks upon them with a threatening eye. Ibid, 

And he that stands upon a slippery place 

Makes nice of no vile hold to stay him up. Ibid, 

How now, foolish rheum ! Act iv. Sc, l. 

1 Act ii. 8c. 2, White. 



To giM refined gnlil, to paint the lily. 
To tlirow a perfume on the violet. 
To smooth Uie ico, op add auoiber hoe 
I'lito the rainbow, or with taper-light 
To sft'k the beauteouB eye of heaven to 
le wuateful and ridiculoua excess. 

And oftentimes escusing of n fault 

Doth m;ike the fault the w^orse by the excuse. 

We cannot hold mortality's strong hand. 

Make haste ; the belter foot before. 

1 saw a smith stand with his hammer, tlius, 
The whilst hia iron did on the anvil cool, 
Willi open mouth swallowing a tailor's news. 
Another lean unwashed artiSccr. 

How oft tlie sight of means to do ill deeds 

Make deeds ill done ! 

Mocking the air with coloiu-s idly spread. A 

Tliia England never did, nor never sliall, 

Lie at tlie proud foot of a conqueror. Act v. Se, t. 

Come liie three corners of the world in arms, 

And we shall shock tliem. Nought shall make us rue. 

If England to itself do rest but (rue. iZ-iJ. 

Old John of Gannt, time-honoured Lancaster. 

A'ln^ Eichard II. Act i. So. 1. 

In rage deaf as the sea, hasty as fire. Ibid. 

The daintiest lost, to make the end most sweet. 

Aa i. Be. S. 
Truth bath a quiet breast IM. 


All places that the eye of heaven visits 
Are to a wise man ports and happy havens. 

King kickard J I, Act i. 8c. 3. 

O, who can hold a fire in his hand 

By thinking on the frosty Caucasus ? 

Or cloy the hungry edge of appetite 

By bare imagination of a feast ? 

Or wallow naked in December snow 

By thinking on fantastic summer's heat ? 

0, no ! the apprehension of the good 

Gives but the greater feeling to the worse. Ibid. 

The tongues of dying men 
Enforce attention like deep harmony. Act ii. Sc. l. 

The setting sun, and music at the close, 

As the last taste of sweets, is sweetest last, 

Writ in remembrance more than things long past. Jbid. 

This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle. 

This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, 

This other Eden, demi-paradise. 

This fortress built by Nature for herself 

Against infection and the hand of war. 

This happy breed of men, this little world, 

This precious stone set in the silver sea, 

Which serves it in the office of a wall 

Or as a moat defensive to a house, 

Against the envy of less happier lands. 

This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. 


The ripest fruit first falls. Ibid. 

Evermore thanks, the exchequer of the poor. ActU. Sc. 3. 
Eatin<; the bitter bread of banishment. Act iii. -Sc l. 


Fires (he prond lops of tiie ensWrn pinea. 

Not iill the water in the roiijfh rude soii 

Cau wiish tho balm off from an anoinlO'l kiu^- 

O, call back yeslerday, bid time n-luni. 

Let 'b tJilk of graves, of worius antl epitaphs. 

Awl nothing can we call onr own but AfMh 
Anil tliftt small model of the harren earth 
^niic'Ii serves as paste and cover to our bones. 
For God'g sake, let ns sit upon the ground 

Ami tell Had stories of the death of kings. 

Comes at the last and with a little piii 

Bores through his castle wall, and farewell king! 

lie is come to open 
Tlie purple testament of bleating war. Act ii 

And my largo kingilora for a little gravp, 
A little little grave, an obscure grave. 

Ilia body to that pleasant country's earth. 
And his pure bohI unto his captain CUriat, 
Fnder whose colours he had fought so long. 

A mockery king of snow. 
As in a theatre, the eyes of men. 
After a well-graced actor leaves the stage. 
Are idly lietit on him tliat enters nest, 
Thinking his prattle to be tedious. Act i 

As for a camel 
To tliread the postern of a small needle's eye. 


In those holy fields 
Over whose acres walked those blessed feet 
Which fourteen hundred years ago were nailed 
For oar advantage on the bitter cross. 

King Henry IV., Part I. Act i. Be, 1. 

Diana's foresters, gentlemen of the shade, minions of 
the moon. Act i. <Sc. 2. 

Old father antic the law. Ibid. 

I would to God thou and I knew where a commodity 
of good names were to be bought. Ibid, 

Thou hast damnable iteration. ibid. 

And now am I, if a man should speak truly, little 
better than one of the wicked. Ibid. 

'T b my vocation, Hal ; 't is no sin for a man to la- 
bour in his vocation. Ibid, 

He wOl give the devil his due. Ibid, 

There 's neither honesty, manhood, nor good fellow- 
ship in thee. Ibid. 

If all the year were playing holidays, 

To sport would be as tedious as to work. Ibid. 

Fresh as a bridegroom ; and his chin new reaped 

Showed like a stubble-land at harvestrhome ; 

He was perfumed like a milliner ; 

And 'twixt his finger and Ills thumb he held 

A pouncet-box, which ever and anon 

He gave his nose and took 't away again. Act i. 8c, 3. 

And as the soldiers bore dead bodies by, 

He called them untaught knaves, unmannerly, 

To bring a slovenly unhandsome corse 

Betwixt the wind and his nobility. Ibid. 


Ajid t«Uing mo, the Bovereiga'sl tiling od earth 
Was pnrDiiiceti for an iuword bruiee ; 
And llui it was grent pity, eo it wits, 
Thia villanous saltpetre elioulil be (liggcx) 
Out of the bowels of tho harmless earth, 
Which many a good tall fellow had destroyed 
So CDwanlly ; and but for these vile gauB, 
He wouli] iiimaelf have been a soldier. 

King Henry IV,. Pari I. Arl \. 3c 3. 

The lilood more stirs 
To rouse a hou than to start a hare ! i 

By heaven, niethinks it were an easy leap- 
To pluL'k bright hoiiour from the pale-fiiceil moon, 
Or liive int« the bottom of the deep. 
Where fathom-line could never touch the ground. 
And pluck up drowued honour by the locks. Ihirl. 

I know a trick worth two of that. Aa iL S<, L 

If the mscil have not given me medicines to make 
me love him, I'll be hanged. Atii'i.Sc.i. 

It would be argument for a week, laughter tor a 

tnoDlh, and a good jest for ever. ibid. 

Falstiiff sweats to death, 

Aod lards the lean earth a.% he walks along. liM. 

Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety. 
Act i\. sc. a. 
Brain him with his lady's fan. IbU. 

A Cormthiau, a lad of mettle, a good boy. Ati U, Be. 4. 
A plague of all cowards, I say. jiid. 

There live not three good men unhanged in Eng- 
land; and one of them is fat and grows old. liU. 


Call you that backing of your friends? A plague 

upon such backing ! King Henry JV^ Part I. Ad u. Se. 4. 

I am a Jew eke, an Ebrew Jew. Hid. 

I have peppered two of them: two I am sure I 
have paid, two rogues in buckram suits. I tell thee 
what, Hal, if I tell thee a lie^ spit in my foce, call me 
horse. Thou knowest my old ward ; here I lay, and 
thus I bore my pdnt Four jrogues in buckram let 
drive at me— Ibid. 

Three misbegotten knaves in Kendal green. find. 

Give you a reason on compulsion ! if reasons were 
as plentiful as blackberries, I would give no man a rea- 
60D upon compulsion, I. Ibid. 

Mark now, how a plain tale shall put you down. Ibid. 

I was now a coward on instinct. Ibid, 

No more of that, Hal, an thou lovest me ! Ibid. 

What doth gravity out of his bed at midnight ? Ibid. 

A plague of sighing and grief! it blows a man up 
like a bladder. Ibid. 

In King Cambyses' vein. Ibid. 

Banbh plump Jack, and banish all the world. Ibid. 

Play out the play. Ibid. 

O monstrous! but one half-pennyworth of bread to 
this intolerable deal of sack ! Ibid. 

Diseased nature oftentimes breaks forth 

In strange eruptions. Act m. Sc. i. 

I am not in the roll of common men. Ibid. 



Glen. I can rail spirita from the vasty tlepp, 

/fut. IMiy, so can I, or so can any num ; 

Bu! will they come wheu you do call for tbem? 

Kins Btnry J \'., fart /. Jel lii 

O, while yon live, tell trutU and shame the devil ! iHd. 

I had rather be a, kitten and cry mew 

Than one of these eamc metre ballad-mongers. lUJ. 

But in the way of bargain, mark ye me, 

I '11 ciivil on the ninth part of a luiir. fbui. 

A deal of skimble-«kamble stuff. ibid. 

A good moutli-fiUiug oath. liii-i. 

A fellow of no mark nor likelihood. Aa iii. Sc. 3. 

To loathe the taste of ewettnesa, whereof a little 
More than a little is by much too much. Ib'vl. 

An 1 have not forgotten what the inside ot a church 
is made of, I am a pepper-corn. Aci iii. Sr. a. 

Company, villanouB company, hatli been the Fpoil 
of me. Ibia. 

Shall I not take mine ease in mine inn ? /iirf. 

Bob me the exclieqiier. RU. 

This sicknesB doth infect 
The very life-bIoo<l of our enterprise. Act iv. Be. i. 

That daffed the world aside, 
And bid it pass. nu. 

All plumed like estridges that with the wind 
Baited like eagles having lately bathed t 
Glittering in golden coats, like images ; 
As full of spirit as the month of May. Md, 


I saw young Harry, with his beaver on, 
His coisses on his thighs, gallantly armed. 
Rise from the ground like feathered Mercury, 
And vaulted with such ease into his seat, 
As if an angel dropped down from the clouds, 
To turn and wind a fiery Pegasus 
And witch the world with noble horsemanship. 

King Henry IV., Part I, Act ir, 8c, I. 

The cankers of a calm world and a long peace. 

Act ir. 8c. 2. 

A mad fellow met me on the way and told me I had 
unloaded all the gibbets and pressed the dead bodies. 
No eye hath seen such scarecrows. I'll not march 
through Coventry with them, that 's flat : nay, and the 
villains march wide betwixt the legs, as if they had 
gyves on; for indeed I had the most of them out of 
prison. There 's but a shirt and a half in all my com- 
pany ; and the half-shirt is two napkins tacked together 
and thrown over the shoulders like an herald's coat 
without sleeves. Ibid. 

Food for powder, food for powder ; they *11 fill a pit 
as well as better. ibid. 

I would 't were bedtime, Hal, and all well. Act v. Sc. i. 

Honour pricks me on. Yea, but how if honour 
prick me off when I come on ? how then ? Can hon- 
our set to a leg? no: or an arm? no: or take away 
the grief of a wound? no. Honour hath no skill in 
surgery, then ? no. What is honour ? a word. What 
IS ill that word honour? what is that honour? air. 
A trim reckoning! Who hath it? he that died o' 
Wednesday. Doth he feel it? no. Doth he hear it? 
no. 'T is insensible, then. Yea, to the dead. But 



will it not live with the living ? no. Wby ? 
tion ^^ill not saSei it. Tbtrrt^fore I 'li none of It. 
Honour is a mere ecutcheoa : tuid so ends my cuby 
chisni, ffinj fftiirj IF., Pari I. Act v. Sc, 1, 

Two stars keep not their motion id oue ephem. 

JH T. Sc. I. 

This earth that be.irs thee dead 

Bears not alive so Btout a gentleman. Hid. 

I could have better spared a better man. IH'I. 

Tho better part of valour ia digcrctico. ItU. 

Full bravely hast thou fleshed 
Thy maiden sword. /biJ. 

Lord, Lord, how thia world ia given to IjHng! I 
grant you I waa down and out of breath ; and so was 
he : but we rose both at an instant, and fooght a Jong 
hour by Shrewshurj clock. JiiJ. 

I 'II purge, and leave sack, and live cleanly. ibid. 


Even such a man, so faint. 

So dull, so dead In look, so 

Drew Priam's curtain in tUo dead of night, 

And would have told bim Judf his Troy 

;/ If'-" 

'I If. 

Yet the first bringer of unwelcome news 
Hath but a losing office, and bts tongue 
Sonnds ever after as a sullen bell, 
Remembered tolling a departing friend. Aid: 

I am not only witty in myself, but the cause that wit 
is in other men. Act i. 3c. L 

Some smack of age 
teas of time. 

1 you, some relish of the aal^ 


We that are in the vaward of our youth. 

Ktuff Henry IV,, Part II. AetlScSL 

For my voice, I have lost it with halloing and sing- 
ing of anthems. Ibid. 

It was alway yet the trick of our English nation, if 
they have a good thing, to make it too common. Ibid. 

If I do, fillip me with a three-man beetle. Ibid. 

Past and to come seems best ; things present worst. 

Act i. Sc. 3. 

1 11 tickle your catastrophe. Act U. Sc. i. 

He hath eaten me out of house and home. Ibid. 

Thou didst swear to me upon a parcel-gilt goblet, 
sitting in my Dolphin-chamber, at the round table, by 
a sea-coal fire, upon Wednesday in Wheeson week. 


1 do now remember the poor creature, small beer. 

Act ii. Sc. 2. 

Let the end try the man. Ibid. 

Thus we play the fools with the time, and the spirits 
of the wise sit in the clouds and mock us. Ibid. 

He was indeed the glass 
Wherein the noble youth did dress themselves. 

Act ii. Sc, 3. 

O sleep, O gentle sleep, 
Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted thee, 
That thou no more wOt weigh my eyelids down 
And steep my senses in forgetfulness ? Act iii. Sc. l. 

With all appliances and means to boot. Ibid. 

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. Ibid, 


Death, as the Fsulmist asith. h certain to allt J 
i>hall die. How a good yoke of bullocka at Stamfoid 

ffljr? King nearj IV., Part II. ^it iJi, £c. 9. 

Accommodated ; that is. when a man le. as ihey eny. 
accommodated ; or when a man is, being, whereby a' 
may be thought to he accommodated ; which is an ox- 
celleiit thing. Ibi,}. 

Most forcible Feeble. Ibid. 

We have heurd the chimes at midnight. /*W. 

A man can die but once. iWf. 

Like a man made after supper of a cheese-paring: 
when a' was naked, he was, for all the world, like a 
forked radish, with a head fantastically carved upon it 

with a kuife. iv<d. 

I may justly say, with the hook-nosed fellow of Borne, 
• I came, saw, and overcame' Act iv. Sr. s. 

He liath a tear for pity and a tiand 

Open as day for melting duirily. Jict iv. Sc. t. 

Thy wiah was fiither, Hany, to that thought. 

Art iv. Sc. 6.1 
The oldest sins the newest kund of ways. /Ki.> 

A joint of mutton, and any pretty little tiny kick- 
shaws, tell William cook. Aefr.St.X. 

A foutre for the world and worldlings base ! 

I speak of Africa and golden joys. Aity.Be.%. 

Under which king, Bczonian ? speak, or die. IbU, 

1 Act ir. Sc. i, Dvce, Singer, St«anton, WhiU. 


for a Muse of fire, that would ascend 

The brightest heaven of mvention ! 

King Henry V, Prologue, 

Consideration, like an angel, came 

And whipped the offending Adam out of him. 

Act i, Sc, 1. 

Turn him to any cause of policy, 

The Gordian knot of it he will unloose. 

Familiar as his garter : that, when he speaks, 

The air, a chartered libertine, is still. ibid. 

Base is the slave that pays. Act ii. Sc. i. 

His nose was as sharp as a pen, and a' babbled of 
green fields.' Act ii. Sc. 3. 

Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin 

As self-neglecting. Act ii. Sc. 4. 

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more ; 

Or close the wall up with our English dead. 

In peace there 's nothing so becomes a man 

As modest stillness and humility : 

But when the blast of war blows in our ears, 

Then imitate the action of the tiger : 

Stiffen the sinews, smnmon up the blood. Act iii. Sc. 1. 

And sheathed their swords for lack of argument. Ibid. 

1 see you stand like greyhounds in the slips, 
Straining upon the start. Ibid. 

Men of few words are the best men. Act iii. Sc. 2. 

I thought upon one pair of English legs 

Did march three Frenchmen. Act iii. Sc. 0. 

You may as well say, that 's a valiant flea that dare 
eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion. Act iii. Sc. 7.i 

1 Act iii. Sc. 6, Dyce. 


Tlie lium o£ either anny stilly sounds. 
That the fixed HPntinda almoBt receive 
The secret whiBjJcre o( each olher'n watch : 
Fire Hnstrere lire, and througli their paly & 
Each hiittle sees the ulhtir's umbered face s 
St««d tbreateoB Bti?ed, lu liigh and boastful neighs 
Piercing the night's dull ear, and from the tents 
The urmourere, accomplishing the kiiights, 
With liusy hammers dosiug rivets up, 
Give dreadful note of preptiration. 

Khg Htnrs V- Act iv. Prologut, 
There is some soul of goodness in things evil, 
Would men ohservinj;Iy diElil it out. Act iv. Sc. 1. 

Every subject's duty is the king's; but every sub- 
ject's soul is his own. Ibid. 
That 's a perilous shot out of on elder-gun. l&id. 
Who with a body tilled and vacant mind 
Gets him to rest, crammed with distressful bread. /Aid. 
Winding up days with toil and nights with sleep. lUd. 

But if it be a sin to covet honour, 

I am the most offending soul alive. Aa It. Se. S> 

This day is called the feast of Crispian : 

He that outHvea this day, and comes safe home, 

Will stand a tip-toe when this day is named, 

And rouse him at the name of Crispian. iNd, 

Then shall our names, 
Familiar in his mouth ' as household words, 
Harry Ihe King, Bedford and Exeter, 
Wanvick and Tallwt, Salisbury and Gloucester, 
Be in their Mowing cups freshly remembered. lUd. 

I * in their mouthi,' Dyce, Singer, Stannton, White. 


There is a river in Macedon ; and there is also more- 
over a river at Monmouth ; . . . and there is salmons 

in both. King Htnry V, Act iv. Sc. 7. 

An arrant traitor as any is in the universal world, 
or in France, or in England ! Act iv. Sc. 8- 

There is occasions and causes why and wherefore in 
all things. Act v. Sc, 1. 

By this leek, I will most horribly revenge: I eat 
and eat, I swear. Ibid. 

If he be not fellow with the best king, thou shalt 
find the best king of good fellows. Act v. Sc. 2. 

Hong be the heavens with black, yield day to night ! 

King Htnry F/., Part /. Act i. Sc. 1. 

Between two hawks, which flies the higher pitch ; 
Between two dogs, which hath the deeper mouth ; 
Between two blades, which bears the better temper ; 
Between two horses, which doth bear him best ; 
Between two girls, which hath the merriest eye ; 
I have perhaps some shallow spirit of judgment ; 
But in these nice sharp quillets of the law, 
Good faith, I am no wiser than a daw. Act ii. Sc 4. 

Delays have dangerous ends. Act ill. Sc. 2. 

She 's beautiful and therefore to be wooed ; 

She is a woman, therefore to be won. Act v. Sc, 3. 

Could I come near your beauty with my nails, 
I *cl set my ten commandments in your face. 

King Henry K/., Part II, Act i. Sc. 3. 

Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep. 

Act iii. Sc. 1. 



^Vliat stronger breastplal* than a heart untainted 
Tljria; in he armed thai hnth his <|iuLrrel just, 
Ami he hot naked, though locked up in steel, 
Wliiise conscieQce with injustice is corrupted. 

Kins mnry VI., Port II. Aia.w.Se.%. 

Ill' LticK, and makes no sign. jjetlii. Set. 

CloKp up his eyes and draw the curtain close ; 

And li't us all to meditation. /4«. 

Tlio piudy, blabbing, and remorEeful dny 

Is crei)t into the bosom of the sea. Jo iv. Br. I. 

There eliall bo in Enjihind seven halfpenny loaves 
sold for a penny : the thrce-hooi>cd pot shall liikve ten 
hoops ; and I will make it felony to drink small beer. 

Alt iv. St. 3. 

Is not this a lamentable thing, that of the skin of au 
innocent lamb should be made ])3rchmcnt? that parvli- 
mcot, beiui; scribbled o'er, should undo a man ? /ftirf. 

Sir, he made a cliimney in my father's house, and 
the bricks are alive at this day to testify iu lUd. 

Tliou liast most traitorously corrupted the yonth of 
the realm in erecting a gramniar-scliool ; and whereas, 
before, our forefutliers had no other books but the 
score and the tally, thou Irnst caused printing to be 
used, and, contrary to the klug, his crown and dignity, 
ihou liast built u paper-mill. Art jr. Sc T. 

How sweet a thing it is to wear a crown; 

AViihin whose circuit is Elysium 

Aud all that poets fei^ of bliss and jav. 

K'n3Bi»ryVI..PnrtIII. AdlSe.i. 
> CompiR Uuion. P«gc 17. 


And many strokes, though with a little axe^ 
Uew down and fell the hardest-timbered oak. 

King Henry VI., Fart III, Act ii. 5c. 1. 

The smallest worm will turn being trodden on. 

Act ii. Sc. 2. 

Didst thou never hear 
That things ill got had ever bad success ? 
And happy always was it for that son 
Whose father for his hoarding went to hell ? Ibid. 

Warwick, peace, 
Proud setter up and puller down of kings ! Act ili. Sc. 3. 

A little fire is quickly trodden out ; 

Which, being suffered, rivers cannot quench. 

Act iv. Sc. 8. 

Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind ; 

The thief doth fear eadh bush an officer. Act v. Sc. 6. 

Now is the winter of our discontent 

Made glorious summer by this sun of York ; 

And all the clouds that loured upon our house 

In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. 

Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths ; 

Our bruised arms hung up for monuments ; 

Our stem alarums changed to merry meetings, 

Our dreadful marches to delightful measures. 

Grim-visaged war hath smoothed his wrinkled front ; 

And now, instead of mounting barbed steeds 

To fright the souls of fearful adversaries, 

He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber 

To the lascivious pleasing of a lute. 

But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks, 

Nor made to court an amorous lookin<r-glass ; 

1, that am rudely stamped, and want love's majesty 


To strut beiore a wanton ambling nymphs 
1, tlmt am curtailed oi tliU fair proportim 
Cheated of feature hj diseembUtig nnture»,J 
Doforued, unfiniahed, sent before my llaii^ J 

Into this breathing world, sairce hali n 
And tliiit GO lamely and unfashionable 
Thui Huge bark at me as I holt by them ; 
Wliy. I. in this weak piping time of peace, 
lluve no delight to pass away tiie time. 
Unless to spy my shadow in the sun. 

Kiitg liKliard UT, Aet I Se. 1. 

To leave this keen encounter of our wita. An i. Be. 2. 


omnn in this humour wooed? 
as ever woman in this humour won ? 

Framed in the proiligality of nature. Ilii<l. 

The world is grown eo bad, 
That wrens make prey where eaglea dare not perch. 

Act i. Sc. S. 
And thus I clothe my naked villany 
With old odd ends, stolen out of ' boly writ ; 
And seem a saint, when most I play the devil. Jtid. 

(), I have passed a miserable night, 

So fidl of ugly sighta, of ghastly dreatns. 

That, as I am a Christian faitliful man, 

[ nould not spend another sucli a night, 

Though 'I were to buy a world of happy days. 

All I. Sc. t. 

Lord, Lord ! methought, wliat pain it was to drown 1 
^\^lat dreadfiU noise of waters in mine ears ! 
Wh^it u^'lj- si^'hi*! of d(-ath nitliin mine eyes ! 
Methought I saw a thousand fearful wrecks ; 
t 'itaUn forth/ While, KD%ht. 


Ten thousand men that fishes gnawed upon ; 

Wedges of gold, great anchors, heaps of pearl, 

Inestimable stones, unvalued jewels, 

All scattered in the bottom of the sea : 

Some lay in dead men's skulls ; and, in those holes 

Where eyes did once inhabit, there were crept. 

As 't were in scorn of eyes, reflecting gems. 

King Richard III, Act i. Sc. 4. 

So wise so young, they say, do never live long. 

Act iii. Sc, 1. 

Off with his head! ^ Act iii. Sc. 4. 

Lives like a drunken sailor on a mast, 

Beady, with every nod, to tumble down. Ihid. 

Even in the afternoon of her best days. Act iii. Sc. 7. 

Thou troublest me ; I am not in the vein. Act iv. Sc. 2. 

Their lips were four red roses on a stalk. Act iv. Sc. 3. 

The sons of Edward sleep in Abraham's bosom. Ibid. 

Let not the heavens hear these tell-tale women 

Rail on the Lord's anointed. Act iv. Sc. 4. 

Tetchy and wayward. Und. 

An honest tale speeds best, being plainly told. Ibid. 

Thus far into the bowels of the land 

Have we marched on without impediment. Act v. Sc. 2. 

True hope is swift, and flies with swallow's wings ; 
Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings. IbH. 

The king's name is a tower of strength. Act v. Sc. 3. 

Give me another horse : bind up my wounds. Ibid, 

1 Compare Cibber. Page 248. 



coward conscience, how dosl thou nfllict me I 

King liickard I/I. Art 

My conscience hath a thousand sereroi tongues, 

AdiI every tongue brings in a several tale, 

And every tale condemna me for a villain. /Ind. 

The early village cock 
lluth twice done ealutation to the nioni. Hid. 

By the apostle Paul, Bhadows to-night 
Have etruck more terror to the soul o£ Richard 
Than can the aubstancc of ten thousund soldiera. lUd. 

The selfsame heaven 
That frowns on mc looks sadly upon him. JM- 

A tiling devised by the CDemy.' niit. 

I have set my life upon a cast. 
And I will stand the bazard of the die : 

1 think there be six Riehmonda in tbe field. Jci v. Se. 4. 
A horse ! a horse ! my kingdom for a horse ! /*W. 
Order gave each thing view. Kiay llenrs VfJT. jcii.Sc.l. 

Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot 

That it do singe yourself. tbid. 

This Ixjld bad man.' j4rt ii. Se. 1 

'T is better to be lowly bom, 
And range with humble livers in content, 
Than to be perked up in a glistering grief. 
And wear a golden sorrow. Aci ii. fie, 3. 

'T is well said again ; 
And 't is a kind of good deed to say well : 
And yet words arc no deeds. Att lii. Sn. 3. 

1 Compim Cibber. Piga S48. * Compirc Spenser. I^ig* 10. 


And then to breakfasv with 

IThat appetite yoa have. King Henry VIII. Act iii. Sc. 3. 

I have touched the highest point of all my greatness : 

And, from that fall meridian of my glory, 

I haste now to my setting : I shall fall 

Like a bright exhalation in the evening, 

And no man see me more. Ibid. 

Press not a falling man too far ! Ibid. 

Farewell ! a long farewell, to all my greatness ! 

This is the state of man : to-day he puts forth 

The tender leaves of hopes ; to-morrow blossoms. 

And bears his blushing honours thick upon him ; 

The third day comes a frost, a killing frost, 

And, when he thinks, good easy man, full surely 

His greatness b a-ripening, nips his root, 

And then he falls, as I do. I have ventured, 

Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders. 

This many summers in a sea of glory, 

But far beyond my depth : my high-blown pride 

At length broke under me and now has left me, 

Weary and old with service, to the mercy 

Of a rude stream, that must forever hide me. 

Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye : 

I feel my heart new opened. O, how wretched 

Is that poor man that hangs on princes' favours I 

There is, betwixt that smile we would aspire to. 

That sweet aspect of princes, and their ruin, 

More pangs and fears than wars or women have : 

And when he falls, he falls like Lucifer, 

Xever to hope again. Ibid, 

A peace above all earthly dignities, 

A still and quiet conscience. Ibid, 


And sleep in dull cold marble. 

King m«ry nil. Ael\ii.^ 

Say, \Volsey, tliat once trod tho wiij-s of glory. 
And sounded all llic depths and shoals of honour, 
Foiiiid thee a way, out o( Ids wreck, lo rise in ; 
A naTc nnd safe one, tliougli thy muster missed it. ] 

I thiirge thee, fling away ambition: 
By lliat sin fell the angela. tUi. 

Love thyself lost : cherish those hearts that bate tlici' ; 
Corruption wins cot more than honesty. , ^^ 

Still ill thy right hand cany gentle peace, -h^ 

To silence envious tongues. Be just, and fear not: 
Let all the ends tiiou uim'st nt lie thy country's. 
Thy God's, and truth's ; then if thou fall'st, O Crom- 
Thou fall'st a blessed martyr! H'^. 

Had I bm ser^'ed my God witJi half the zeal 
I served my king, he would not in mine age 
Have left me naked to n ' 

A royal train, believe me. Aei It. Se. i. 

An old man, broken with the storms of state, 

Is come to l.iy liis weary bones among ye j 

Give him a little earth for charily I -if iv. Sc. 3- 

He gave his honours lo tho world again, 

His blessed part to heaven, and slept in peace. JUL 

.So may he rest; his faults lie gently on him! Ibid. 

He was a man 
Of nn unbounded stomach. Ihid. 

Men's evil manners live in brass t their virtoea 
We write in water. Hid, 


fie was a scholar, and a ripe and good one ; 
£j[ceeding wise, fair-spoken, and persuading . 
Lofty and sour to them that loved him not ; 
But to those men that sought him sweet as summer. 

King Henry VIII. Act ir. 8c, 9. 

After my death I wish no other herald, 

Ko other speaker of my living actions, 

Xo keep mine honour from corruption. 

Hut such an honest chronicler as Grifith. ibid. 

To dance attendance on their lordships' pleasures. 

Act V. Sc. 2. 

*T is a cruelty 
To load a falling man. Act v. Sc, 3.^ 

Tou were ever good at sudden commendations. Ibid,^ 

They are too thin and hare to hide offences. Ibid.^ 

Those about her 
From her shall read the perfect ways of honour. 

Act V. Sc. 6.2 

Wherever the bright sun of heaven shall shine, 

His honour and the greatness of his name 

Shall be, and make new nations. Ibid.'^ 

A most unspotted lily shall she pass 

To the ground, and all the world shall mourn her. Ihid.'^ 

1 have had my labour for my travail. 

Troilus and Cressida. Act i. Sc. 1. 

The baby figure of the giant mass 

Of things to come. Act i. Sc. 3. 

Welcome ever smiles, 
And farewell goes out sighing. Act iii. Sc. 3. 

1 Act V. Sc. 2, Dyce, Singer, Staunton, White. 
* Act v, Sc, 4, Dyce, Singer, Staunton, White. 


One touch of uatnre makes the wliole world kin. 

Trotlui and Creuida. AtHil.Sc.3. 
Ami pvc U) dust that is a little gilt 
More litud than gilt o'er-dusted. lUd. 

And, like u dew-drop from the lion's maoc, 

Be shuQk to air. itid. 

Ilia heart and hand both open and both freci ^^^ 

For what he huE he giroR, what thinks he shows; ^^| 
Yet gives he not tiU judgment guide bis boiwty. j^^| 

Act i». «n^ 

The end crowns alL IHJ. 

A cup of hot wine with not a drop of allaying Tiber 
in 't.' Cari'jlaaui. Act ii. Sa. 1. 

Many-headed multitude. An a. St. 3. 

I thank you for your voices : thank you : 

Your mo9t sweet voicea. Itid. 

tiear you tliis Triton of the minnows? Aetia. 8c, I. 

His nature is too noble for the world : 

He would not flutter Neptune for Lis trident, 

Or Jove for 'a power to thunder. ibid. 

Stnr. "Wliere rlmellest tlion ? 

Cor. Under the canopy. Aet ir. Be. ft. 

A name unmusical to the Volscians' ears, 

And harsh in sound to thine. /U. 

Chaste as the icicle 
Thftt 'a curdicd by the frost from purest snow 
And hangs on Dian's temple. Actr.8t.>, 

I Sec Kkturd LoveUcc. Fagt ITS. 


If jon have writ your annals trae, 't is there, 

Hiat, like an eagle in a dove-cote, I 

Flattered yonr Volsdanfl in Corioli : 

Alone I did it. Boy ! Coriolanmt, Act v. Sc. 6.^ 

Sweet mercy b nobility's true badge. 

Titus Andronicus. Act i. $c, t» 

She b a woman, therefore may be wooed ; 

She is a woman, therefore may be won ; 

She is Lavinia, therefore most be loved. 

l^Hiat, man ! more water glideth by the mill 

Than wots the miller of ; and easy it is 

Of a cut loaf to steal a shive. Act ii. Sc, l. 

The eagle suffers little birds to sing. Act iv. Sc. 4. 

The weakest goes to the wall. 

Romeo and Juliet, Act i. Sc. 1. 

Gregory, remember thy swashing blow. Ibid. 

An hour before the worshipped sun 
Peered forth the golden window of the east. Ibid. 

As is the bud bit with an envious worm, 

Ere he can spread his sweet leaves to the air. 

Or dedicate his beauty to the sun. Ibid. 

Saint-seducing gold. Ibid. 

He that is strucken blind cannot forget 

The precious treasure of his eyesight lost. Ibid. 

One fire bums out another's burning, 
One pain is lessened by another's anguish. Act i. Sc. 2. 

That book in many's eyes doth share the glory, 

That in gold clasps locks in the golden story. Act\. Sc. 3. 

For I am proverbed with a grandsire phrase. Act i. Sc. 4. 

1 Act V. Sc, 5| Singer, Knight. 


0, then, I Bee Qiiw.n Mob liatb been with you. 
SliL' is the fitiriea' miilwtfe, and she comes 
111 elmpe no bigger than an agate-atone 
Oa the fore-finger of tin aldermnn, 
Drawn with a team of littJe atomies 
Athwart men's noses as they lie asleep. 

Romro aiulJMlUt. Aell 

JIaile by the joiner squirrel or oM grub. 

Time out o' mind the fairies' coachmiikcrs. fHd. 

Sometime she driveth o'er a soldier's neck. 

And then drcama he of cutting foreign throata, ^^< 

Of breaches, ambuscadoes, Spanish blades, ^^^ 

Of healths live-fathom d^ep ; and then anon 

Urums in his ear, at which he starts and wakes, 

And l)eing thus frighted swears a prayer or two 

And sleeps again. Jbid. 

True, I tilk of dreams, 
Wliich are the children of an idle brain, 
Begot of nothing but vain fantasy. /^uc 

For you and I are past our dancing days. Act i. S(. i. 
It seems she hangs' njKin the cheek of night 
Like a rich jewel in an Ethiope's ear. /M. 

Shall Ji 

o the chinks. 

Too early seen unknown, and known too latsl Itid. 
Young Adam Cupid, he that shot so trim, 
When King Cophetua loved the beggar maidl 

Act il. Be. 1. 
He jests at scars that never felt a wound. 
But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? 
It is the cast, and Juliet is the sun. Act ii. Sc i.* 

!, Knight, White. 

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See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand ! 
O, that I were a glove upon that hand, 
That I might touch that cheek ! 

Romto and Juliet, Act ii. Sc, 2A 

O Romeo, Romeo ! wherefore art thou Romeo ? ibidA 

'What 's in a name ? that which we call a rose 

Bj any other name would smell as sweet. IbidA 

For stony limits cannot hold love out. Ibid A 

Alack, there lies more peril in thine eye 

Than twenty of their swords. IbidA 

At lovers' perjuries,* 
They say, Jove laughs. lUd.i 

Rom, Lady, by yonder blessed moon I swear. 
That tips with silver all these fruit-tree tops — 

Jul, O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon, 
That monthly changes in her circled orb. 
Lest that thy love prove likewise variable. Ibid A 

The god of my idolatry. ibidA 

Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be. 

Ere one can say, * It lightens.* IbidA 

This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath, 

May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet. Ibid A 

How silver-sweet sound lovers* tongues by night, 
Like softest music to attending ears ! IbidA 

Good night, good night ! parting is such sweet sorrow. 
That I shall say good night till it be morrow. IbidA 

1 Act ii. Sc. 1, White. 

2 Perjuria ridet omantuin 

Jupiter. Tibullu£, Lib. ill. El. 6, Lint 49* 


O. mickla It Ae powerful grace that lies 

In herbs, (tlnnts, sK)ues, autl their true quolitiet: 

For iioiiglit 80 vile that on the earth doth live 

But to the earth Bome Bpeciii] good doth give. 

Nor au<;ht bo good but atniiued from tlia-t ittir u$e < 

Revohs from true birth, stumbling on abuse: 

Virtue itself tunia vice, Iwing misapplied ; 

Ami vice sometimes bj action digniJied. 

Jiomto and JnUtt. AH il. Se, i, 
Ciire keeps hie watch in every old man's cj'o, 
Aud where care lodges, sleep will never lie. /SiJ. 

I'liv oil! groans ring j-tt in my ancient ears. yWJ. 

Stabbed with a white wench's black eye. Aa ii. Be. <. 
The courageous captain of complements. Ibid. 

One, two, and the third in your boaom. IbO. 

flesh, fleBb, bow art thou fishlfied! Ibid. 

1 am the very pink of courtesy. Itld. 
A gentleman, nurse, that loves to hear himself talk, 

and will speak more in a minute than he will stand to 
in a month. Ibid. 

My man 's as true as steel.' iind. 

These violent deliglits have violent ends. Act U. 5c. S. 

Too swift arrivea as tardy as too slow. /Mrf. 

Here comes the lady : O, so light a foot 
"Will ne'er wear out the everlasting flint. Ibid. 

Thy head is as full of quarrels as an egg is full of 
meat. Act iil. 8c. 1. 


A word and a blow. Borneo andJuA^ Jcliii. 8c, 1. 

A plagae o' both joar houses ! Ihid, 

Rom. Courage, man ; the hurt cannot be much. 
Mer. No, 't is not so deep as a well, nor so wide as 
a church-door ; but 't is enough, 't will serve. Ibid. 

When he shall die. 
Take him and cut him out in little stars. 
And he will make the face of heaven so fme 
That all the world will be in love with night 
And pay no worship to the garish sun. Act iii. Sc. 2. 

Beautiful tyrant ! fiend angelical ! Ibid. 

Was ever book containing such vile matter 

So fairly bound ? O, that deceit should dwell 

Li such a gorgeous palace ! ibid. 

Thou cutt'st my head off with a golden axe. Act iii. Sc, 3. 

They may seize 
On the white wonder of dear Juliet's hand 
And steal immortal blessing from her lips, 
V\Tio, even in pure and vestal modesty, 
Still blush, as thinking their own kisses sin. Ibii. 

The damned use that word in hell. Ibid. 

Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy. Ibid. 

Taking the measure of an unmade grave. Ibid. 

Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day 

Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops. Act iii. 8c. 5. 

Straining harsh discords and unpleasing sharps. Ibid. 

All these woes shall serve 
For sweet discourses in our time to come. Ibid. 



Sumto end Julitt. Act tii. Se. 5. 

Not Eteppiog o'er the bouods of modesty. Ad iv. Sc. S. 
3Iy lioBom's lord eits lightly in liia throDe. Act v. St. 1. 

J ill) rcinemher an apothecary, — 

Ami liereitboulB be dwells. ibid. 

Bleagre were his looks. 
Sliari> misery had worn liim to the boiiea. /hid. 

A beggarly account of empty boAes, Ibid. 

Funiine is iu tliy fheeks. /JW. 

The world is not thy friend nor the world's law. /bid. 

Ap. My poverty, but not my will, consents. 

Rom. I pay tliy poverty, and not thy will. .'Mrf. 

One writ with me in sonr misfortune's book ! Aet v. Se. 3. 

Her beauty makes 
'rills vault a feasting presence full of light. Aid, 

Beauty's ensign yet 
Is crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks. 
And death's pale flag is not advanced there. BM. 

Eyes, look your last ! 
Arms, take your last embrace \ Ibid. 

But flies an eagle flight, bold and forth on, 

Leaving no tract behind. r.mon of Athtnt. Aa i. Se. 1. 

Men shut their doors against a setting sun. Mi i. 5c. 2. 

Every room 
Hath blazed with lights and brayed with minstrelsy. 

Act ii. St. a. 
'T is lack of kindly warmth. IIM. 


Nothing emboldens sin so much as mercy. 

Timon of Atktm, Act iii. 8e, 5. 

^e have seen better days. Act iv. Sc, 2. 

Are not within the leaf of pity writ. Act iv. 8c. 3. 

I '11 example you with thievery : 
The snn 's a thief, and with his great attraction 
Robs the vast sea : the moon 's an arrant thief, 
And her pale fire she snatches from the sun : 
The sea 's a thief, whose liquid surge resolves 
The moon into salt tears : the earth 's a thief, 
That feeds and breeds by a composture stolen 
From general excrement : each thing 's a thief. Jlnd. 

As proper men as ever trod upon neat's leather. 

Julius Ccetar. Act i. 8c, 1. 

The live-long day. Ilnd, 

Beware the ides of March. Act i. 8c, 2. 

Well, honour is the subject of my story. 

1 cannot tell what you and other men 

Think of this life ; but, for my single self, 

1 had as lief not be as live to be 

Id awe of such a thing as I myself. Ibid, 

' Darest thou, Cassius, now 
Leap in with me into this angry flood, 
And swim to yonder point ? ' Upon the word, 
Accoutred as I was, I plunged in 
And bade him follow. Jbid. 

Help me, Cassius, or I sink ! Ibid, 

Ye gods, it doth amaze me 
A man of such a feeble temper should 
So get the start of the majestic world 
And bear the palm alone. Ibid, 

Wliy, man, he doth beetride the narrow world 
Like a Colossus, and we petty b 
Walk under hia huge legs and peep about 
To liiid ourselves dishonourable graves. 

e masters of their fates : 
Tiie fuult, dear Brutus, is not in our stars. 
But iu ourselves, that we are underlings. 

Juiita Cavr. / 
Conjure with 'em, 
Brnlus will start a spirit as soon as Cmsar. 
Now, in the names of all the gwls at once, 
L'[>on what meat doth this our Csesar feed, 
Tliiil he is grown so greiit ? Age, thou art shamed ! 
Rome, thou hast lost the breed of noble bloods I Ibid. 

There was a Brutus once that would have brooked 

The eternal devil to keep his state in Rome 

As easily as a king. Ibid. 

Let me have men about me that are fat; 
Sleek-headed men and such as sleep o' nights : 
Yond Cossius has a lean and hungry look ; 
He thinks too much : such men are dangerous. ibid. 

He reads much ; 
He is a great observer and he looks 
Quite through tlie deeds of men. Ib!d. 

Seldom he smiles, and smiles in such a sort 

As if he mocked himself and scorned his spirit 

That could be moved to smile at any thing. I^d. 

But. for n 

s Greek fo me. 

'T is a common proof. 
That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, 
■.Vhercto the climber-upward turns his face j 


Bnt when he once attains the upmost ' round. 

He then unto the ladder turns his back, 

Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees 

By which he did ascend. Julius Ccuar. Act ii. 8c, 1. 

Between the acting of a dreadful thing 

And the first motion, all the interim is 

Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream : 

The Grenius and the mortal instruments 

Are then in coundl ; and the state of man. 

Like to a little kingdom, suffers then 

The nature of an insurrection. IbuL 

A dish fit for the gods. Ibid. 

But when I tell him he hates flatterers, 

He says he does, being then most flattered. Ilnd. 

With an angry wafture of your hand, 
Gave sign for me to leave you. ' Jbld. 

You are my true and honourable wife, . 

As dear to me as are the ruddy drops 

That visit my sad heart. Ibid, 

Think you I am no stronger than my sex. 

Being so fathered and so husbanded ? Ibid. 

Fierce fiery warriors fought upon the clouds, 

In ranks and squadrons and right form of war. 

Which drizzled blood upon the Capitol. Act ii. Sc. 2. 

These things are beyond all use. 
And I do fear them. Jbid. 

^VTien beggars die, there are no comets seen ; 

The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes. 

1 'utmost,' Singer. 



Cowards die many times before their deaihs; 

The Tiiliant never Wste o£ death but once. 

Of nil tlie woDders tlmt I yet liuve heunJ, 

It seems to tne most strange that men should ftuir 

Seeing tliat deuth, a iiecessary eud, 

Will come wbeu it will come. Juliia Cvmr. ja ii. Sr. a. 

C(ES. The idea of March are come. 

Svuth. Ay, Cuisur ; but not goue. Act in. 5c. 1> 

I!tu 1 am constant us the northern stur, 

Of wliose true-fixed and restiug quality 

There ii no fellow ia tlie Urmameut. /ftii- 

Et tu. Brute ! JbU. 

'Xlie choice and master epirits of this age. Ibid. 

Tliough last, not least in love. lUd. 

O. pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, 

Tbut t am meek and gentle with these butchers ! 

Thou art the ruins of the noblest muu 

That ever lived iu the tide of times. Ibid, 

Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war. im. 

Romans, countrymen, and lovers ! hear me for my 
cause, and be silent, tliat you may hear. Act iu. Sc. 8. 

Not tliat I loved Osar less, but that I loved Rome 
more. ibid. 

Who is here so base that would be a bondman ? Ibid. 

If any, speak ; for bim have I offended. I pause 
for a reply. find. 

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your eare ; 
I come to bury Cesar, not to praise him. 
The evil that men do lives after them ; 
The good is oft interred with their bones. ibO. 


For Bratns is an honourable man ; 
So are they all, all honourable men. 

Jvllut Ccuar, Act iii. Sc, 2. 

When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept : 
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff. Ibid, 

judgment ! thou art fled to brutish beasts. 

And men have lost their reason. Ibid. 

But yesterday the word of Caesar might 

Have stood against the world ; now lies he there, 

And none so poor to do him reverence. Jbid. 

If you have tears, prepare to* shed them now. Ibid. 

See what a rent the envious Casca made. Ibid. 

This was the most unkindest cut of all. Ibid. 

Great Caesar fell. 
0, what a fall was there, my countrymen ! 
Then I, and you, and all of us fell down, 
Wliilst bloody treason flourished over us. Ibid. 

What private griefs they have, alas, I know not. Ibid. 

1 come not, friends, to steal away your hearts : 
I am no orator, as Brutus is ; 

But, as you know me all, a plain blunt man. Ibid. 

I only speak right on. ibid. 

Put a tongue 
In every wound of Caesar that should move 
The stones of Rome to rise and mutiny. ibid. 

When love begins to sicken and decay, 

It useth an enforced ceremony. 

There are no tricks in plain and simple faith. 

Act iv. 8c. 2. 



Voii yourself 
Are much condemoed to have au itching palm. 

Ju/i'u Catar. Act 

The foremost man of all this worM. 

I hail rather be a dog, and bay the moon, 

Than such a Romiin. ^^- 

I sail], an elder eoldier, not a better : 

Did I Bay 'better'? IhH- 

There is no terror, CassiuB, tn your threats, 

For I am armed bo strong in honesty 

That they pass by mo as the idle wind. 

Which I respect not. iJii. 

Should I have answered Caius Cassius bo ? 

When Marcus Brutus grows so covetous, 

To lock such rascal counters from his frienda, 

Be ready, gods, with all your thunderbolts ; 

Dash hiiu to pieces ! KM. 

A friend should bear his fnend's infirmities. 
But Brutus makes mine greater than they are. Aid- 
All his foulta observed, 
Set in a note-book, learned, and conned by rote. IHi- 

There is a tide in the affaira of men, 

Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune i 

Omitted, all the voyage of their life 

Is bound in shallows and in miseries. TUd. 

We must take the current when it aerves, 
Or lose our ventures. I}nd. 

The deep of night is crept upon our talk, 

And nature must obey necessity. Ibid. 

8HAK£8FEARE. 89 

AttfHf. Then I shall see thee again ? 
dbsT. Ay, at Philippi. 
^ShUtAS. Why, I will see thee at Philippi, then. 

Julius Cauar, Ad !▼. Be. t. 

For ever, and for ever, farewell, Cassius ! 

If we do meet again, why, we shall smile ; 

If not, why then, this parting was well made. Act v. 8c. 1. 

O, that a man might know 
The end of this day's business ere it come ! ibid. 

The last of all the Romans, fare thee well ! Aa v. 8c. a. 

This was the noblest Roman of them all. Act v. 5c 6. 

His life was gentle, and the elements 

So mixed in him that Nature might stand up 

And say to all the world, *• This was a man ! ' ibid. 

1 W. When shall we three meet again 

In thunder, lightning, or in rain ? 

2 W. When the hurlyburly 's done. 

When the battle 's lost and won. 

Macbttk. Act i. 8c. 1. 

Fair is foul, and foul is fair. Ibid. 

Banners flout the sky. Act i. Sc. 2. 

Sleep shall neither night nor day 

Uang upon his pent-house lid. Act I Sc. 3. 

Dwindle, peak, and pine. Ibid, 

What are these 
So withered and so wild in their attire. 
That look not like the inhabitants o' the earth. 
And yet are on 't ? • If^id, 

If you can look into the seeds of time, 

And say which grain will grow and which will not. Ibid, 



The- t'arlii hath bubbles, ua the water hus, 

Anil these are of them. JUd. 

The insane root 
That takes the reason prisoner. iM. 

Aiiil oftentimes, to win us to our harm, 

Tlie itistruments of darkness tell us Iniths, 

Will US with honest trifles, to Ijetray 'a 

In ikepeat consequence. /tli. 

Two truths are told. 
As happj prologues to the swelling act 
Of the imperial theme. lUa. 

And make my seated heart knock at my ribs, 

Against tho use of nature. Present fears 

Are less thun horrible imaginings. Jbid. 

Nothing is 
But what is not. /bid. 

If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown 
me. I6id. 

Come what come may. 
Time and the hour runs through the roughest day. Ibid. 

Nothing in his life 
Became him like the leaving it ; he died 
As one that had been studied in his death 
To throw away the dearest thing he owed, 
As 't were a careless trifle. Ad i. Se. 4. 

Tliere 's no art 
To find the mind's construction in the face. Ibid, 

More b thy due than more than all can pay. Hid. 


Tet do I fear thy nature ; 

It is too full o' the milk of human kindness. 

Macbeth. Act i. 8c. 5. 

What thou wouldst highly. 
That wculdst thou holily ; wouldst not play false, 
And yet wouldst wrongly win. Ibid. 

That no compunctious visitings of nature 

Shake my fell purpose. Ibid. 

Your face, my thane, is as a book where men 
May read strange matters. To beguile the time, 
Look like the time ; bear welcome in your eye. 
Your hand, your tongue : look like the innocent flower. 
But be the serpent under 't. Ibid. 

Wliich shall to all our nights and days to come 

Give solely sovereign sway and masterdom. Jbid. 

This castle hath a pleasant seat ; the air 

Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself 

Unto our gentle senses. Act i. Sc. 6. 

The heaven's breath 
Smells wooingly here : no jutty, frieze. 
Buttress, nor coign of vantage, but this bird 
Hath made his pendent bed and procreant cradle : 
Where they most breed and haunt, I have observed, 
The air is delicate. Ilnd. 

If it were done when 't is done, then *t were well 
It were done quickly : if the assassination 
Could trammel up the consequence, and catch 
With his surcease success ; that but this blow 
Might be the be-all and the end-all here. 
But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, 




We 'Id jump the life to come. But in tliese case 
We Rtill have judgment here ; that wc liuL teach 
Bloody instructioDs, which, being taught, return 
To plague the inventor ; this even-huEded justice 
Commends the ingredients of our poisoned chalice 
To OUT own ll]l3. Macbtlh. Act 

Besides, this Duncan 
Hatli borne his facnltiee so meek, hath been 
So clear in his grt^at office, tiuit his virtues 
Will plead like angels, trampet-tongued, ngainst 
Tile deep damnation of his taking-off ; 
And pity, like a naked new-born IisIhj, 
Stridhig the blast, or heaven's cherubim, horsed 
Upon the sightless couriers of the air, 
Shall blow the horrid deed in every eje, 
That tears shall drown the wind. I have no Bpnr 
To prick the sides of my intent, but only 
Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself 
And fulls on the other. Jbii. 

I have bought 
Golden opinions from all sorts of people. llAd. 

Letting 'I dare not' wait upon 'I would,' 

Like the poor cat i' the adage. lUd. 

1 dare do all that may become a uum ; 

Who dares do more is none. Ibid. 

Macb. Jf we should fail ? 

iorfy M We fwl ! 

But screw your courage to the sticking-place, 
And we '11 not fail. 


Memory, the warder of the hrain. Maebetk. Act i. Sc. 7. 

There *s husbandry id heaveD 
Their candles are all out. Act H. 8c, i. 

Shut up 
1q measnrelefls content ibUl. 

Is this a dagger which I see before me, 

The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch 

1 have thee not, and yet I see thee still. 
Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible 
To feeling as to sight ? or art thou but 
A dagger of the mind, a false creation. 
Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain ? Ihid, 

Thou marshairst me the way that I was going. JbUl, 

Now o'er the one half-world 
Nature seems dead. Ibid. 

Thou sure and firm-set earth, 
Hear not my steps, which way they walk, for fear 
Thy very stones prate of my whereabout. ibid. 

Hear it not, Duncan ; for it is a knell 

That summons thee to heaven or to hell. Ibid. 

It was the owl that shrieked, the fatal bellman. 
Which gives the stem'st good-night. Act ii. Sc. 2.« 

The attempt and not the deed 
Confounds us. ibid.^ 

I had most need of blessing, and ' Amen ' 

Stuck in my throat. IbidJ 

1 Act ii. Sc. 1, Dyce, Staunton, White. 

Methought I heunl a voice cnr, 'Sk-ep no morel 

Macbetli does murder f>lecp,' the innocent eleept 

Sleep iliat knits up tlie ravelled eleave of tare, 

The death of each day's life, sore labour's bulh. 

Balm of hurt minds, great lutture's second course. 

Chief iiourisher in life's feast. Jfac4»(i. J<-l ii. Se. a.' 

Infirm of purpoeo! 

'T Is the eye of chi!dhood 
Tliut fears a paiuted devil. 

Will all great Neptune's ocean waah this blood 
Ck'iin from my hand? No, this my hand will rather 
The multitudinous seas incarnadine, 
Making tlie greMi one red. lUd.^ 

The labour we delight in physics pun. Act u. Be. ».* 

Dire combustion end confused events 
New hatched to the woful time. lUd,* 


Cannot conceive r 

Tongue nor heart 
r name thee! 

Confusion now hatli made his masterpiece ! 
Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope 
Tlie Lord's anointed temple, and stole thence 
The life o' the building ! n 

The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees 

la left Lliis vault to brag of. n 

WTio can be wise, amazed, temperate and furious. 
Loyal and neutral, i 


There 'b daggers in men's smiles. Macbeth, Act ii. Se, BA 

A falcon, towering in her pride of place, 

Was by a mousing owl hawked at and killed. 

Act ii. Sc. A,* 

Thriftless ambition, that wilt ravin up 

Thine own life's means ! Ibid.^ 

I must become a borrower of the night 

For a dark hour or twain. Act ili. Sc, 1. 

Let every man be master of his time 

Till seven at night. Ibid, 

Upon mj head they placed a fruitless crown, 

And put a barren sceptre in my gripe, 

Thence to be wrenched with an unlineal hand, 

No son of mine succeeding. Ibid* 

Mur, We are men, my liege. 

Mac. Ay, in the catalogue ye go for men. Ibid, 

I am one, my liege. 
Whom the vile blows and buffets of the world 
Have so incensed that I am reckless what 
I do to spite the world. Ibid, 

So weary with disasters, tugged with fortune. 

That I would set my life on any chance, 

To mend it, or be rid on 't. Ibid, 

Things without all remedy 

Should be without regard : what 's done is done. 

Act ill. 8c. 2. 

We have scotched the snake, not killed it. Ibid, 

1 Act ii. Sc. 1, Dj'ce, White; Act ii. Sc. 2, Staunton. 
' Act ii. Sc, 2f Djce, White; Act ii. Sc. 3, Stauntoo. 


Better be with the dtiad. 
Whom wo, to gain our peace, luive sent to peace, 
Than on the torture of the mind to lie 
III restless ecstasy. Duncan ia in his grave ; 
After life's fitful fever he sleeps well ; 
TreiiBOQ has done hb worst : nor steel, nor poison, 
Malice domestjc, foreign levy, nothing, 
Can touch him farther. Madcih. Act iji, St. 8. 

In iliem niimre's copy s not eternc. fbij. 

A dfcd of dreadful note. /AW, 

Thiufja b:id begun make strong theinselvCB by ill. fhid. 
Now spurs the lated traveller apace 
To gain the timely inn. Act lii. Be. s. 

But now I am cabined, cribbed, confined, bound in 
To saucy doubts and fears. Ad iii. Be. i. 

Now, good digestion wait on appetite, 
And health on both ! Ibid. 

Thou canst not say I did it : never shake 

Thy gory locks at me. Ibid. 

The air-drawn dagger. n«d. 

The times have been. 
That, when the brains were out, the maD would die, 
And there an end ; but now they rise again. 
With twenty mortal niurilera on their crowns, 
And push US from our stools. Ibid. 

Thou hast no speculation in those eyes 
Which thou dost glare with 1 Rid. 

A tiling of custom ; 't is no other ; 
Only it spoils the pleasure of the time. ibid. 


What man dare, I dare : 
-Approach thou like the rugged Russian hear, 
^ armed rhinoceros, or the Hyrcan tiger ; 
Take any shape but that, and my iirm nerves 
'Shall never tremble. Macbeth, Act in, Sc, 4. 

Hence, horrible shadow ! 
rareal mockery, hence ! Jbid, 

Yoa have displaced the mirth, broke the good meeting, 
With most admired disorder. Jbid, 

Can such things be. 
And overcome us like a summer's cloud, 
Without our special wonder ? Ibid, 

Stand not upon the order of your going, 

But go at once. Jbid, 

Macb, What is the night ? 

L Macb. Almost at odds with morning, which is which. 

I am in bloo<l 

Stepped in so far that, should I wade no more. 
Returning were as tedious as go o'er. Jbid. 

My little spirit, see, 
Sits in a foggy cloud, and stays for me. Act iii. Sc, 5. 

liable, double toil and trouble ; 

Pire bum, and cauldron bubble. Act W. 8c. 1. 

*^ye of newt and toe of frog, 

Wool of bat and tongue of dog. Ibid, 

% the pricking of my thumbs, 
something wicked this way comes. 

Open, locks, 

Whoever knocks ! Jbid, 


A deed witJiout a nani'e. f^'*- 

I '11 make asaiirautc double Euri*. 
And take a bond of fale. '*"'■ 

Show his eyes, and grieve his heart; 
Come lilie ebitdows, so depart ! l^'^' 

WTiiit, will the line Btretch out to the crack of doom? 

The flighty purpose never u o'ertook, 

UoleBs the deed go with iL Mi 

When our actJons do not, 
Our fears do make ub traitors. Aeiir.8e.% 

Angela are bright still, though the brighteet felL 

Four the sweet milk of concord into hell, 

Uproar the usiveraal peace, coufouod 

All unity on earth. lUi. 

Stauds Scotland where it did? AM. 

Give sorrow words : the grief that does not speak 
Wttispers the o'or-fraught heart and bids it break. ttU. 

What, all my pretty chickens and their dam 

At one fell swoop? Hid. 

I cannot but remember such things were, 

That were most precious to me. Itu. 

O, I could play the woman with mine eyea 

And braggart witli my tongue 1 ItU. 

Out, damned spot ! out, I say I JstT.Scl. 


Fie, my lord, fie ! a soldier, and afeard ? 

Macbeth. Aclv.Sc.l. 

Tet who would have thought the old man to have 
had so much blood m him ? Jbid, 

All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this 
little hand. find. 

My way of life 
Is fallen into the sear, the yellow leaf ; 
And that which should accompany old age, 
As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends, 
I must not look to have ; but, in their stead, 
Curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honour, breath, 
Which the poor heart would fain deny, and dare not. 

Act V. Sc, 3. 

Doct, Not so sick, my lord, 

As she is troubled with thick-coming fancies, 
That keep her from her rest. 

Macb, Cure her of that. 

Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased, 
l^luck from the memory a rooted sorrow, 
Saze out the written troubles of the brain 
-And with some sweet oblivious antidote 
Cleanse the stuffed bosom of that perilous stuff 
"Which weighs upon the heart ? 

Ihci, Therein tlie patient 

3iu8t minister to himself. 

Macb. Throw physic to the dogs ; I '11 none of it. 

I would applaud thee to the very echo, 

That should applaud again. JUd. 

Uang out our banners on the outward walls ; 

The cry is still, * They come ' ; our castle's strongth 

Will laugh a siege to scorn. Act v. Sc. 5. 




V. g fcfc 


My fell of hair 
Would at a dismal trcaliae rouse nnd stir 
As life were in't; 1 have supjwd full with homm. 

itaditlh. Act V. g fcfc 

To-niorrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, 

Creeps in this petty pace from day to day 

To the last syllablp of i-ecorded liiiip, 

And all our yeeterdays have lighted fijoln 

The wny to dusty death. Out, out, brief candlel^ 

Life 's but a walkiug shadow, a poor player 

That struts imd frets his hour upou the stage 

Ami tlicu is heard no more : it h a tide 

Told by an idiot, fuU of sound aud fury. 

Signifying nothing. itIL 

I pull in resolution, and begin 

To doubt the equivocation of the fiend 

That lies like truth : ' Fear not, till Bimam wood 

Do come to Uunsinane*' /luC 

I gin to be aweary of the sun. nu. 

Blow, wind ! come, wrack ! 
At least we '11 die with harness on our bock. Atf. 

I bear a. charmed life. Act v. Be. t.i 

And be tliese juggling fiends no more believed, 

That palter with us in a double sense ; 

That keep the word of promise to our ear, 

And break it to our hope. ttU.^ 

Live to be the show and gaze o' the dme. /KJ.' 

Lay on, 3IacdufF. 
And damned be him that first cries, ' Hold, eDOU|^ ! * 


For this relief much thanks. Hamlet, Act \. Sc, i. 

Bat in the gross and scope of my opinion, 

Hub bodes some strange eruption to our 8tat<*. /bid. 

Whose sore task 
Does not divide the Sunday from the week. JbitL 

This sweaty haste 
I>oth make the night joint-labourer with the day. Ibid. 

In the most high and palmy state of Rome, 

^ little ere the mightiest Julius fell, 

The graves stood tenantless and the sheeted dead 

l>id squeak and gibber in the Roman streets. Ibid. 

And then it started like a guilty thing 

Upon a fearful summons. Ibid. 

Whether in sea or fire, in earth or air, 
The extravagant and erring spirit hies 
To his confine. Ibid. 

Some say that ever 'gainst that season comes 

Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, 

The bird of dawning singeth all night long : 

And then, they say, no spirit dares stir ^ abroad ; 

The nights are wholesome ; then no planets strike, 

No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to cliarm. 

So hallowed and so gracious is the time. Ibid. 

So have I heard and do in part believe it. 

Bat, look, the mom, in russet mantle clad, 

Walks o'er the dew of yon high eastward hill.^ Ibid. 

The memory be green. Act\. Sc 2. 

1 'oin walk/ White. 

s 'esstern hill/ Dyce, Singer, Staunton, White. 


102 8HAXE8PKAB1. 

With on auspiciotu mhA a droppiiig mjt,^ 
With mirth ia funeral and with dirge In 
In equal scale weighing delight mad Ade. 

Hie head ia not mora nalire to the he«it. 

A little more tbui kin, and lev than kind. lUd. 

All that liret muit die, 
PuBsing tlirou^ natora to etenuty, JIM- 

Seems, madam ! nay, it ia t I know not ' letiaa* JIM- 

'T is not alone my inky cloak, good mother, 

Nor eubtomary suits of solemn black. n«L 

But I have that within which passcth show ; 

Tliesc but the trappings aud the suits of woe. rtW. 

'T ia a fault to heaven, 
A f:tutt against the dead, u fault to nature. 
To reason most absurd. INd. 

O, that this too too solid flesh would melt, 
Thaw and resolve itself into a dew! 
Or tliat the Everlasting had not fixed 
His canon 'gainst self.«Iaughter ! O God '. God '. 
How weary, stule, flat, and unprofitable 
Seem to me all the uses of this warldl lUd. 

'I'hat it should come to this ! liid. 

lIy|>erion to a satyr ; so loving to my mother 
That he might not betecm the winds of heaven 
Visit her face loo roughly. /iirf. 

Wliy, she would hang on him, 
As if increase of appetite hud grown 
Hy what it fed on. mj, 

1 'une autpidouB ond mie dropping eve,' Dyce, Singer, Stauaton. 


Frailty, thy name is woman ! HamUt. Act \. Sc. s. 

A little month. Ibid. 

Liike Niobe, all tears. ibid. 

A beast, that wants discourse of reason. Uid, 

My father's brother, but no more like my father 

Than I to Hercules. ibid. 

It is not nor it cannot come to good. Ibid. 

Thrift, thrift, Horatio ! the funeral baked meats 
Did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables. 
AVould I had met my dearest foe in heaven 

Or ever I had seen that dav. Ibid, 

In my mind*s eye, Horatio. Ibid. 

He was a man, take him for all in all, 

I shall not look upon his like again. Ibid. 

Season your admiration for a while. Ibid. 

In the dead vast and middle of the night Ibid. 

Armed at point exactly, eap-a-pe.^ ibid. 

A countenance more in sorrow than in anger. Ibid. 

While one with moderate haste might tell a hundred. 


Ham, His beard was grizzled, — no ? 
Hot. It was, as I have seen it in his life, 

A sable silvered. Ibid. 

Let it be tenable in your silence still. ibhi. 

Give it an understanding, but no tongue. Ibid. 

Upon the platform, 'twixt eleven and twelve. Ibid. 

1 ' Armed at all points/ Singer, White. 


Foh] (le^s will rise. 
Though all tlie earth o'cmheltn theui, to men's fiyea. 

JlumUl. Ad i. Br. i,^ 
A violet in tlie ^oulli of primy nature, 
ForwarJ, not peruiuiK^tit, sweet, not lasting. 
The perfume and suppliance of a minute. Act L Sc. i. 

Tbo chariest iiuid is prodigal enough. 

If she unmask her beauty tii^the moon : 

Virtue itself 'sKijtcs not calumnious strokes : 

The canker galls the infants of the spring, 

Too oft before their buttons be disclosed, 

-And in lliti morn liiiil liquiil How of joutb 

Contagious blastments are most imminfiDt. Jtii 

Do Dot, as some ungracious pastors do. 

Show me the steep and thorny way lo heaven ; 

Whiles, like a puffed and reckless libertine, 

Himself the primrose path of dalliance treadi, 

And recks not his own rede. Jlig 

Give thy thoughts do tongue. itu 

Be tbon familiar, but by no means vulgar. 
Those friends thou bast, and their adopdon tried, 
Grapple ttiera lo thy soul with hoops * of steeL lUd 

Of entrance to a (juarrel, but being in. 
Bear 't that the opposed may beware of thee. 
Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice ; 
Take each man's censure, but reserve thy jndgnenb 
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy. 
But not expressed in fancy ; rich, not gandy ; 
For the apparel oft proclaims the man. /M 

I 'hook*,* Sing«r. 


Neither a borrower nor a lender be ; 
For loan oft loses both itself and friend. 
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. 
This above all : to thine own self be true, 
And it must follow, as the night the day, 
Thou canst not then be false to any man. 

Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 3. 

Springes to catch woodcocks. Iind. 

When the blood burns, how prodigal the soul 

Lends the tongue vows. ibid. 

Be somewhat scanter of your maiden presence. loid. 

Ham, The air bites shrewdly ; it is very cold. 

JJor. It Lb a nipping and an eager air. Act \. Sc 4. 

But to my mind, though I am native here 

And to the manner born, it is a custom 

More honoured in the breach than the observance. Ibid, 

Angels and ministers of grace, defend us ! 

Be thou a spirit of health or goblin damned. 

Bring with thee airs from heaven or blasts from hell. 

Be thy intents wicked or charitable. 

Thou comest in such a questionable shape. 

That I will speak to thee : I '11 call thee Ilamlct, 

King, father, royal Dane : O, answer me ! 

Let me not burst in ignorance ; but tell 

Why thy canonized bones, hearsed in death. 

Have burst their cerements ; why the sepulchre, 

Wherein we saw thee quietly inurned. 

Hath oped his ponderous and marble jaws, 

To cast thee up again. What may this mean. 

That thou, dead corse, again in complete steel 

Revisit'st thus the glimpses of the moon, 

Milking night hideous ; and we fools of nature 



So horriilly to shake our (lispoaitiou 

Witli thoughts beyond the reaches of our eoola i 

I/amltt. JMi.t 
I do Dot set mj life at a pin's fee. 

Mf fiite cries ont. 
And makes eacli petty artery in this body 
Alt hardy as the Nemean lion's n(?rve. 

UuhaDil me, gentlemen. 
I!y heaven, I 'II make ii gliost of bim tliat lets n 


lething is rotten in the state of Denmark. 

I mil liiiy iatlxer'a ipiiit, 
Doomed for a certain term to walk the ni^t. 
And for the day confined to fast in fires,* 
Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature 
Are burnt and purged away. But that I am forfnd 
To tell the secrets of my prison-house, 
I could a tale unfold, whose lightest wwd 
Would harrow up thy soul, freese thy yonng blood. 
Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their ejAen^ 
Thy knotted and combined locks to part 
And each particular hair to stand an end, 
Like quills upon the freUul porpentine : * 
But this eternal blazon must not be 
To ears of flesh and blood. List, list, O, list! 

Att i. St. 5. 
And duller shouldst thou be than the fat weed 
That rooW itself ■ in ease on Lethe wharf. /AM. 

O my prophetic soul I 

'to luting firm,' Sia^r. 

' parcupinf ,' Singtr, Staontoo. 

' rgts itKlf ,' SUumton. 


Hamlet, what a falling-off was there ! 

Hamlet. Act i. Sc, 5. 

Bat soft ! methinks I scent the morning air ; 

Brief let me be. Sleeping within my orchard, 

My custom always of the afternoon. Ibid, 

Cut off even in the blossoms of my sin, 

Unhouselled, disappointed, unanelcd. 

No reckoning made, but sent to my account 

With all my imperfectioua on my head. Ihid. 

Leave her to heaven 
And to those thorns that in her bosom lodge, 
To prick and sting her. Ibid. 

The glow-worm shows the matin to be near. 

And 'gins to pale his uneffectual fire. Ibid. 

While memory holds a seat 
In this distracted globe. Remember thee ! 
Tea, from the table of my memory 

1 '11 wipe away all trivial fond records. Ibid. 

Within the book and volume of my brain. Ibid. 

O villain, villain, smiling, damned villain ! 

My tables, — meet it is I set it down, 

That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain 

At least I 'm sure it may be so in Denmark. /bid. 

Ham, There 's ne'er a villain dwelling in all Den- 
But he 's an arrant knave. 

Hot. There needs no ghost, my lord, come from the 
To tell us this. Ibid. 

Every man has business and desire. 
Such as it is. Ibid. 





Come on ■ 

Art thon there, truepenny? 
— you hear thia fellow in tlie cellarage. 

Hamlll. Jcfi. 


(luy and night, but tliis is irondrous strange I 


There are 
Than are 

more things in heaTen and earth, IlDratto, 
dreamt of in your ' philosophy. md. 

Best, rest, pej-turbed spirit I 


The time 
That ever 

is out of joint : fursed Gpit«, 
I was born la set it right I 


The fl:.sll 

nnd outbreak of a fiery jmind. 



This ia the very ecstasy of love. 

Brevity is the soul of wib Aa 

More matter, with less art. 

That he is mad, 'tis trae: 'tis tnie 'tis |H^t 

And pity 't is 't is tnio. 

Find oat the cause of this effect, 
Or rather say, the canse of this defect, 
For this effect defective comes by canse. 

Doubt thou the stars are fire ; 
Doubt that the sun doth move ; 

Doubt truth to be a liar ; 
But never doubt I love. 
Smi harping on my daughter. 
Pol. What do you read, my lord ? 
Ham. Words, words, words. 
They have a plentiful lack of wib 


Though this be madness, yet there is method in 't 

Hamlet. Act ij. Se, S. 

On fortune's cap we are not the very button. Ibid. 

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking * 
makes it so. ibid. 

Beggar that I am, I am even poor in thanks. Ibid, 

This goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile 
promontory, this most excellent canopy, the air, look 
you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majesticai 
roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appears no other 
thing to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of 
vapours. What a piece of work is a man ! how noble 
in reason ! how infinite in faculty ! in form and mov. 
ing how express and admirable ! in action how like an 
angel ! in apprehension how like a god ! Ibid, 

Man delights not me : no, nor woman neither. Ibid, 

I know a hawk from a handsaw. Ibid. 

O Jcphthah, judge of Israel, what a treasure hadst 
thou : Ibid, 

One fair daughter, and no more. 

The which he loved passing well. Ibid, 

Come, give us a taste of your quality. Ibid. 

The play, I remember, pleased not the million; 
'twas caviare to the general. Ibid, 

They are the abstract and brief chronicles of the 
time: after your death you were better have a bad 
epitaph tliau their ill report while you live. Ibid. 

Ise every man after his desert, and who should 
'^pe whipping? Ibid, 







What -a 

IlecnhB to him. or he to Ueculia. 


That he shoiUd weep for Iier? Ilamlti. 



Unpack my lieart wiLh words. 


And fiill a-cnreing, like a very drab. 



rder. though it have no tongue, will 



The devil hath power 



mo a pleasing shape. 



tne to damn me- 


The pla; 'a the thing 
Wherein 1 11 catch the consdence of the king. JN£ 

With devotion's visage 
And piouB action we do sngar o'er 
The devil himself. ^et Ui. &. 1. ' 

To be, or not to be : (hat is the question : 
Whether 't is nobler in the mind to sofier 
The slings and arrows of oatrageous fortune. 
Or to take arms againet a sea of troables, 
And by opposing end them ? To die ; to sleep ; 
No more ; and by a sleep to say we end 
The heartache and the thousand natnra] shodcs 
That flesh is heir to, 't is a consumnuUion 
Devoutly to be wished. To die, (o sleep: 
To sleep : perchance to dream : ay, there 's iho rub ; 
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come 
When we have shuffled oft this mortal coil, 
Must give ua pause : there 's the respect 
That makes calamity of so long life ; 
For who would bear the whips and scorns of timet 

> See Chancer. Figt ), 



The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contomeljy 

The pangs of despised love, the law's delay, 

The insolence of office and the spurns 

That patient merit of the unworthy takes, 

W'hen he himself might his quietus make 

With a bare bodkin ? who would fardels ^ bear, 

To grunt and sweat under a weary life. 

But that the dread of something after death. 

The undiscovered country from whose bourn 

No traveller returns, puzzles the will 

And makes us rather bear those ills we have 

Than fly to others that we know not of ? 

Thus conscience does make cowards of us all ; 

And thus the native hue of resolution 

Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, 

Aud enterprises of great pith and moment, 

With this regard their currents turn awry. 

And lose the name of action. HamUt, Act iii. Sc, 1. 

Nymph, in thy orisons 
Be all my sins remembered. Ibid. 

Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove imkind. Ibid. 

I am mvself indifferent honest. Ibid, 

Be thou as chaste a^ ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt 
not escape calumny. Get thee to a nunnery, go. Ibid. 

I have heard of your paintings too, well enough ; 
Oo(l has given you one face, and you make yourselves 
another. . ibid. 

^' ^hat a noble mind is here o'erthrown ! 

^^^ courtier's, soldier's, scholar's eye, tongue, sword. 

1 *who would these fardels,' White. 


The expectaocy and rose of the fair staUt, 
Tbe glitsa of faaliion and tbe mould of form. 
Tlie observed of all observers ! JIamU 

Now see that noble and most sovereign reason. 

Like sweet bells jungled, out of tune and liarsh. /Mf. 

0, noe is mo, 
To Lave seen what I bave seen, see what I see ! IHJ. 
Nnr <to not saw the air too much with your hand. 
thus, hilt use ail gently; for in the very torrent, 
tempest, and, as I may say, the wiiirlwind of passicin, 
you must acquire iind begot a lempernnce thct ni:iy 
give it smoothness. 0, it offends me to the soul lo 
hear a robustious periwig'^iated fellow t«ar a pudott^ 
to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the gnmit^ 
lings, who for the most part are capable of nothing hot 
inexplicable duinl>«hows and noise ; I would h&Te Stidi 
a fellow whipped for o'erdoing Termagant; it otfU 
faerods Herod. Att Ui. 5c. i. 

Suit the action to the word, the word to the sctkn ; 
with this special observance, that yon o'erstep not tbe 
modesty of nature. im. 

To hold, as 't were, the mirror up to nature. ItU. 

The very age and body of the time his form aad 
pressure. JiU, 

Though it moke the unskilful laugh, cannot but 
moke the judicious grieve. ItU, 

Not lo speak it profanely. JIU. 

I have thought some of nature's journeymen had 

made men and not made them well, they imitated 

humanity bo abominably. JiU, / 


Firtt Play, We have reformed that indifFerently 
with OS, sir. 
Ham. O, reform it altogether. Hamlet, Act iii. 8e. 2. 

Horatio, thou art e'en as just a man 

As e'er my conversation coped withal. Jbid. 

No, let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp, 

And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee 

Where thrift may follow fawning. Ibid. 

A man that fortune's buffets and rewords 

Hast ta'en with equal thanks. Ibid 

They are not a pipe for fortune's finger 
To sound what stop she please. Give me that man 
That is not passion's slave, and I will wear him 
In my heart's core, ay, in my heart of heart, 
As I do thee. — Something too much of this. Ibid. 

And my imaginations are as foul 

As Vulcan's stithy. Ibid. 

Here 's metal more attractive. Ibid. 

Kay then, let the devil wear black, for I '11 have a 
suit of sables. Ibid. 

There 's hope a great man's memory may outlive 
lug life half a year. Ibid. 

For, 0, for, O, the hobby-horse is forgot. Ibid. 

This is miching mallecho ; it means mischief. Ibid. 

^am. Is this a prologue, or the posy of a ring ? 

Oph. 'T is brief, my lord. 

&m. As woman's love. Ibid. 

^w wills and fates do so contrary run 
That our devices still are overthrown. Ibid. 




Tho lady protests ' loo mucb, methinlu. 

Hanltt. Atim.Se,9. 

Let tbe galled jade wince, our withcn are nnwning. 

WTiT, let the stricken deer go weep. 

Tb^ li^irt ungolled play ; 
For some must natch, while some must sleep; 

So nios the world iiway. Hid. 

'T is as easy as \yvag. lUd. 

Ii nill iliscourse most elotiaeut mode. ttU. 

PUnk out the heart of iny mystery. Ki. 

Do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe? 

Ham. Do you see yonder dotid that's almost in 
shape of a camel ? 

Poi. By the mass, and 't is like a cantel, indeed. 

Btxm. Methinks it is like a weasel. 

Po/. It is backed like a weasel. 

Ham. Or like a whale? 

Pai. Very like a whale. Hid. 

They fool me to the top of my bent /W- 

By and by is easily said. OA. 

T is now the very witohin^ time of night. 
When chorchyanis yawn aod bell itself ' 
Contagion to this world. 

I will speak daggers to her. but lue none. 

O. my offence is ruok. it smeUs to beaTes : 
It hath the primal eldest curse opuo 't. 
A brother's murder. 


Like a man to doable bosiness bound, 
I stand in pause where I shall first begin, 
And both neglect. Hamlet. Ad ill. Sc, 3. 

limed soul, that, struggling to be free, 
Art more engaged ! Help, angels ! Make assay ! 
Bow, stubborn knees ; and, heart with strings of steel. 
Be soft as sinews of the new-bom babe ! Jbid. 

With all his crimes broad blown, as flush as May. Ihid. 

About some act 
That has no relish of salvation in 't. find. 

Dead, for a ducat, dead ! Act iij. Sc. 4. 

And let me wring your heart ; for so I shall, 

If it be made of penetrable stuff. ibid. 

Such an act 
That blurs the grace and blush of modesty. ilnd. 

False as dicers' oaths. ibid. 

What act, 
That roars so loud, and thunders in the index ? Ibid. 

Look here, upon this picture, and on this, 

The counterfeit presentment of two brothers. 

See, what a grace was seated on this brow ; 

Hyperion's curls ; the front of Jove himself ; 

An eye like Mars, to threaten and conmiand ; 

A station like the herald Mercury 

New-lighted on a heaven-kissing hill ; 

A combination and a form indeed, 

*»here every god did seem to set his seal, 

To give the world assurance of a man. ibid. 

At your age 
The hey-day in the blood is tame, it *s humble. ibid. 



O ahnme ! where ia thy blush ? liebelliooa hell. 

If tliou canst muiise in & matron's boncB, 

To flamiug youth let virtue be as was, 

And melt in her own fire : proclaim no bhame 

WJK-ji llie compulsive ardour gives the charge, 

Sinct) frost iteelf as actively dotli burn 

Ami reason pundera will. Haaki. Act a,, tic. 4. 

A culpitrso of the empire and the rule, 

Tliiit from a. shelf the precious diitdem stole, 

And put it in bis pocket! lli"J- 

A kiiig of slireds niid patches. '*>J. 

Conceit in weakest bodies strongest works. lUd. 

How is 't with you, 

That you do bend your eye on vacancy ? /»*i. 

This is the very coinage of your brain : 

This bodUess creation ecstasy 

Is very cunning in. md. 

Bting me to the test, 
And I the matter will re-word ; which maducBs 
Would gambol from. Mother, for love of grace, , 
Lay not that flattering unction to your soul. IbU. 

Confess yourself to heaven ; 
Repent what 'a past ; avoid what is to come. md. 

Assume a virtue, if you have it not. 

That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat. 

Of habits devil, is angel yet in this. Wid. 

Refram to-night. 
And that shall lend a kind of easiness 
To ihe next abstinence : the next more easy ; 
For use almost can change the stamp of nature. A*4t 


I must be cmel, only to be kind : 

Thus bad begins and worse remains behind. 

Hamlet, Act iii. Se, 4. 
For 't is the sport to have the enginer 
Hoist with his own petar. Ibid. 

Diseases desperate grown 
By desperate appliance are relieved, 
Or not at all. Act Iv. Sc. 3. 

A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a 



king, and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm. 

Sore, he that made us with such large discourse, 

Looking before and after, gave us not 

That capability and godlike reason 

To fust in us unused. Act iv. Sc, 4, 

Rightly to be great 
Is not to stir without great argument, 
Bat greatly to find quarrel in a straw 
When honour 's at the stake. Ibid. 

So fall of artless jealousy is guilt, 

It spills itself in fearing to be spilt. Act iv. Sc. 5. 

We know what we are, but know not what we may be. 


Then up he rose, and donned his clothes. Ibid. 

When sorrows come, they come not single spies. 

But in battalions. ibid. 

There *8 such divinity doth hedge a king, 

That treason can but peep to what it would. Ibid. 

Mature is fine in love, and where *t is fine, 

h sends some precious instance of itself 

-^ter the tbin^; it loves. Ibid, 





Tlicre 's roaomary, that 's for rcmembraDce ; . . . . 
ami tUyre is panaies, that 's for thouglils, 

t/aaUl. Acl iv. Sc. B. 

Vou must wear your ruo with a difference. Therp "s 
a daisy : I would give you some violets, hut they with- 
.■rod. ' Jt..d. 

Ilis he 
. ■ All tla 

ard was as white as snow, 
von was his poll. 


A v.rj 

' riband in the cap of youth. 

That we would do. 

Ael !r. 

. Be. T. 

Wc should do when we would. 


One woe doth tread upon another's heel, 

■So fast they follow. IKd. 

Nature her custom holds, 
Let shame say what it will, ibid. 

1 Clo. Argal, he that is not guilty of his own death 
shortens not his own life. 

'2 Ch. But is this law? 

1 Clo. Ay, marry, is 't ; crowner's quest law. 

Atl T. 8t. L 
Cudgel thy brains no more about it. /Wd. ; 

Was tills fellow no feeling of his business? tUd. 

The hand of little employment hath the daintier sense. ' 


A |K>litician, .... one that would circumvent God. 
One that was a woman, sir ; but, rest her soul, ahe 's 
•load. nnd. 

IIow absolute the knave is ! we must speak by Ui» 
t'ard. or equivocation will undo us. ML 


The age is grown so picked that the toe of the 
peasant comes so near the heel of the courtier, he galls 

his kibe. EamUL Act T. 8e. 1. 

Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fel- 
bw of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy : he hath 
borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, 
how abhorred in my imagination it is ! my gorge rises 
at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know 
not how oft Where be your gibes now ? your gam- 
bols? your songs? your flashes of merriment, that 
were wont to set the table on a roar ? Not one now, 
to mock your own grinning ? quite chap-fallen ? Now 
get you to my lady's chamber, and tell her, let her 
paint an inch thick, to this favour she must come. Ibid. 

To what base uses we may return, Horatio ! Why 
may not imagination trace the noble dust of Alexander, 
tin he find it stopping a bung-hole ? Ibid. 

T were to consider too curiously, to consider so. Ibid. 

Imperious Caesar, dead and turned to clay. 

Might stop a hole to keep the wind away. Ibid. 

Lay her i' the earth : 
And from her fair and unpolluted flesh 
Hay violets spring ! Ibid. 

A ministering angel shall my sister be. Ibid. 

Sweets to the sweet : farewell ! Ibid. 

I thought thy bride-bed to have decked, sweet maid, 
And not have strewed thy grave. Ibid. 

Though I am not splenitive and rash. 
Yet have I something in me dangerous. Ibid. 



Fori J thousand brothers 
Could not, with all tlieir quanCil; of love, 
Slake up my sum. UamUt. Act t. Sc. I. 

Nay, ail thou 'It mouth, 
I 'II rant as well as thou. IbiJ. 

Let Hercules himself do wliat he ma}', 

The eat will mew aud dog will have IJa day. /Wd. 

There 'a a divinity thai shapes our ends, 

liough-liew them how we will. Act v. Sr. 8. 

I once did hold it, as our statists do, 

A baseness to writ« fair. liid. 

It did me yeoman's service. Ibid. 

The bravery of bis grief did put me 
Into a towering passion. Ibid. 

What imports the nomination of this gentleman ? Ibid. 

The phrase would be more germon to the matter, if 

we could carry cannon by our sides. IKd. 

'T is the breathing time of day with me. Ibid. 

There 's a special providence in the fall of a spar- 
row. If it be now, 't is not to come ; if it be not to 
come, it will be now ; if it be not now, yet it will come : 
ihe readiness is all : since no man has aught of what 
be leaves, what is 't to leave betimes? Ibid. 

I have shot mine arrow o'er the house, 
Aud hurt my brother. Ibid. 

Now the king drinks to Hamlet. lUd. 

A hit, a very palpable hiL IKd. 


This fell sergeant, death, 
Ib strict in his arrest. Hamlet. Act ▼. Sc, 2. 

Report me and my cause aright. Ibid. 

I am more an antique Roman than a Dane. Ibid. 

Absent thee from felicity awhile. ' Ibid. 

The rest is silence. Ibid. 

Although the last, not least. ITtii^ Lear. Act i. 8e. 1. 

Nothing will come of nothing. Ibid. 

Mend your speech a little, 
Lest it may mar your fortunes. Ibid. 

1 want that glib and oily art, 
To speak and purpose not. Ibid. 

A still-soliciting eye, and such a tongue 

As I am glad 1 have not Ibid. 

Time shall unfold what plaited cunning hides. Ibid. 

As if we were villains by necessity ; fools by heav- 
enly compulsion. Act i. 8c. 2. 

That which ordinary men are fit for, I am qualified 
^ ; and the best of me is diligence. Act i. 8e. 4. 

Xsgratitude, thou marble-hearted fiend ! Ibid. 

^ow sharper than a serpent*s tooth it is 

*Xo have a thankless child ! Ibid. 

Striving to better, oft we mar what 's well. Jbid. 

Down, thou climbing sorrow, 
*Thv element 's below ! Act ii. Sc. 4. 

Natiire in yon stands o 
Of her confine. 


the very verge 

ffiBj Lear. Act li. Se (. 

Necessity's sharp pinch ! Ibid. 

Let not women's weapons, water-drops, 
Stain my man's cheeks! Jbid. 

Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks 1 rage ! blow ! 

Act m. Be. !. 
1 tiix not yon, you elements, with uukindness. Ibid. 

A poor. Infirm, weak, and despised old mun. ibid. 

Tremble, thou wretch, 
That hast within thee ondlvulged crimes, 
TJnwhtpped of justice. Ibid. 

I am a man 
More sinned against than sinning. Ibid. 

O, that way madness lies ; let me shim that. 

^cl lii. Be. t. 
Poor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are, 
That bide the pelting of this pitiless stonn. 
How shall your honseless beads and unfed sides, 
Your looped and windowed raggedness, defend you 

such as these ? 

Take physic, pomp; 

Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel. 

Out-paramoured the Turk. 

'T is a naughty night to swim in. 

The green mantle of the standing pool. 

But mice and rat: 
Have been Tom'i 

, and such small deer, 
food for seven long year. 


The prince of darkness is a gentleman. 

King Lear, Act iii. 8c, 4. 

Poor Tom 's a-cold. Ibid. 

1 11 talk a word with this same learned Thefaan. Ihid. 

Child Rowland to the dark tower came, 
His word was stiU, — Fie, foh, and f am, 
I smell the blood of a British man. Ibid. 

The little dogs and all. 
Tray, Blanch, and Sweet-heart, see, thej bark at me. 

Act iii. 8c. 6. 

Mastiff, greyhound, mongrel grim. 

Hound or spaniel, brach or lym, 

Or bobtail tike or trundle-tail. Ibid. 

I am tied to the stake, and I most stand the course. 

Act iii. 8c. 7. 

The lowest and most dejected thing of fortune. 

Act ir, Sc. 1. 
The worst is not 

So long as we can say, ' This is the worst.' Ibid. 

Patience and sorrow strove 
fflio should express her goodliest Act iv. 8c. 3. 

Half way down 
Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful trade ! 
Aietbinks he seems no bigger than his head : 
Xhe fishermen, that walk upon the beach, 
•A.ppear like mice. Act ir. 8c. 6. 

Mature 's above art in that respect. Ibid. 

-Ay, every inch a king. Ibid. 

Give me an ounce of civet, good apothecary, to 
sweeten my imagination. Ibid. 



A man may see how tliia world goes with no eytt. 
Look nith thine cars : eeo how youd justice rails upon 
yond Einiple thief, tlarli, in thine ear : change places t 
and, handy-dandy, which is the jastice, which is tlie 
thief ? King Lrar. mi ir. Se. 8. 

Through uttered clothes small vices do appear! 
Robes and furred gowns bide aU. /tiJ. 

Mine enemy's dog. 
Though ho had hit rac, should have Blood that uight 
Against my fire. Aei tv. Sc. I. 

Upon i.ut'h sacrilic'ts, ray Cordelia, 
The gods themselves throw incense. Art v. Sc. a. 

The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices 

Make instruments to plague us. I6id, 

Her voice was ever soft, 
Gentle, and low; an excellent thing in woman. JUd. 
Vex not his ghost : 0| let him pass ! he hates him much 
That would upon the rack of this tough world 
Stretch him out longer. /WJ. 

That never set a squadron in the field, 
Nor the division of a battle knoivs. Oihtlh. Art i. Sc. i. 
The bookish theoric. Itid. 

'T is the curse of service, 
Preferment goes by letter and affection, 
And not by old gradation, where each second 
Stood heir to ihe lirst. Ibid. 

Whip me such honest knaves. Ibid. 

I will wear my heart upon my sleeve 
For daws to peck at. Ibid. 


The wealthy curled darlings of our nation. 

Othello. Act i. 8e, 2. 
Most potent, grave, and reverend signiors, 
Bly very noble and approved good masters. 
That I have ta'en away this old man*s daughter, 
It is most true ; true, I have married her : 
The very head and front of my offending 
Hath this extent, no more. Rude am I in my speech,^ 
And little blessed with the soft phrase of peace : 
For since these arms of mine had seven years' pith, 
Till now some nine moons wasted, they have used 
Their dearest action in the tented field, 
And little of this great world can I speak, 
More than pertains to feats of broil and battle. 
And therefore little shall I grace my cause 
In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious pa- 
I will a round unvarnished tale deliver 
Of my whole course of love. Act i. Sc, 3. 

Her father loved me ; oft invited me ; 

Still questioned me the story of my life, 

From year to year, the battles, sieges, fortunes. 

That I have passed. 

I ran it through, even from my boyish days. 

To the very moment that he bade me tell it ; 

Wherein I spake of most disastrous chances, 

Of moving accidents by flood and field. 

Of hair-breadth *scapes i' the imminent deadly breach, 

Of being taken by the insolent foe 

^nd sold to slavery, of my redemption thence 

-'^Dd portance in my travels' history : 

'Mierein of antrcs vast and deserts idle, 

1 Though I be rude in speech. — 2 Cor, xi. 6. 


Itt>ujj]i qimiries, rocks niid hills whoso heads 

It wns luy hint to speak, — such woe the process 
Aud of iho Cannibals that each other eat, 
The Anihropopliflgi and men whose heads 
Do grow beneath their shoulders. This to hear ' 
Would Desdemotia serious]}- incline. Oihttla. Ati\.8t.Z. 

And often did beguile her o( her leiirs. ' ^Bd 

When I did speak of some distressful stroke ^^| 

That mj- yoatfa siiffej«l. My story being done, ^B 
She gave me tor my pains a world of sighs : ^^ 

Slif sivorv, in £utb, 'i was strange, 't was passing 

"T wss pitiful, 't was wondrous pitifo]; 
She wished she had not heard it, yet ihe wished 
That heaven had made her snch a man : she thanked 

And bade me, if I had a frtead that loved her, 

I should but teach him how to teU my story. 

And that would woo her. Upon this hint I spoke : 

She loved me for the dangers I had piwml. 

And I lored ber that she did pity them. 

This only is the wiiebcnft I hare used. lUd 

1 do perceive here a divided dnly. Ibid. 

Tbe robbed that smiles steaU sooiething from the thief. 

Tbe tyrant nistOBa. n>o« grave $enai(«s. 

lUth made the Biniy and ^ee) coach of war 

31y thnce-driven b^ of down. lUd. 

1 saw OtbeUo'i nsa^ in hcs nund. Oii. 

Pot mooey in thy purw. nu. 

^ ' Thtat chmn M knr.' Sionr. 


The food that to him now is as luscious as locusts, 
shall be to him shortly as bitter as coloquintida. 

Othello. Act i. 8c. 3. 

Framed to make women false. Jbid. 

One that excels the quirks of blazoning pens. 

Ad ii. 8c. 1. 

For I am nothing, if not critical. Jhid. 

I am not merry ; but I do beguile 

The thing I am, by seeming otherwise. Ibid. 

She was a wight, if ever such wight were, — 
Des. To do what? 

lago. To suckle fools and chronicle small beer. 
Des. O most lame and impotent conclusion ! Ibid. 

You may relish him more in the soldier than in the 
scholar. Ibid. 

If after every tempest come such calms, 

May the winds blow till they have wakened death ! Ibid. 

Egregiously an ass. Ibid. 

Potations pottle-deep. Act u. Sc. 3. 

King Stephen was a worthy peer, 
His breeches cost him but a crown ; 

He held them sixpence all too dear, 

With that he called the tailor lown.^ Ibid. 

Silence that dreadful bell : it frights the isle 

From her propriety. Ibid. 

Tour name is great 
In mouths of wisest censure. Ibid, 

^ Though these lines are from an old ballad given in Percy* t 
^^liqua, they are mach altered by Shakespeare, and it is his ver- 
ion we ging in the nursery. 



Caasio, I love thee ; 
But never more be officer of mine. Otlieno. Act ii. Be, > 
/ago. Wliat, are you hurt, lieutenant? 
Cos. Ay, past all surger}-. IM. 

Reputation, reputation, reputation ! O, I have toat 
my reputation '. I have lost the immortal part of tay- 
Bclf, and what remains is beetial. Ibid. 

thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name 
to be known by, let ua coll the« devil ! /bid. 

God, that men should put an enemy in their 

Cos. Every inordinate cup is unblessed and the itt- 
gredient is a devil. 

latfo. Come, come, good wine is a good familiar 
creature, if it be well used. Itid. 

Excellent wretch ! Perdition catch my soul, 
Uut I do love thee! ami when I love diee not, 
Chaos is come again.' Act iii. Be. S. 

Speak to me r.s to thy thinkings. 
As thou dost ruminate, and give thy worst of thoughts 
The worst of wonls. Ibid. 

Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, 

Is the immediate jewel of their souls : 

Who steals my puree steals trash ; 't is something, 

nothing ; 
'T mine, 't is his, and has been slave to tfaouBands ; 
But he that filches from me my good name 
Robs me of that which not enriches Itim 
And niakea me poor indeed. Ibid. 

And, beauty dcail.tjbck chaos comes ■gtin. — CtniM him' ^OMt. 


O, beware, my lord, of jealousy ; 
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock 
The meat it feeds on. Othello, Act iii. 8c. 3. 

But, O, what damned minutes tells he o*er 

Who dotes, yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly * loves I 

Poor and content is rich and rich enough. Ibid. 

To be once in doubt 
Is once to be resolved. ibid. 

If I do prove her haggard, 
Though that her jesses were my dear heart-strings, 
I 'Id whistle her off and let her down the wind, 
To prey at fortune. Ibid. 

I am declined 
Into the vale of years. Ibid. 

O curse of marriage. 
That we can call these delicate creatures ours, 
And not their appetites ! ibid. 

Trifles light as air 
Are to the jealous confirmations strong 
As proofs of holy writ Ibid. 

Not poppy, nor mandragora. 
Nor all the drowsy syrups of the world, 
Shall ever medicine thee to that sweet sleep 
Which thou owedst yesterday. Ibid. 

1 swear 't is better to be much abused 

Than but to know 't a little. Ibid. 

He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, 

Let him not know 't, and he *s not robbed at all. Ibid. 

1 'fondlv,* Singer, White; 'soundlv,' Staunton. 



PnrGwell the tranquil mind! fiireweU content! 
Fureivell the plumed troop, and the big wars, 
That luuke ambition virtue ! O, farewell ! 
FarL'well the neighing Bt«ed, and thu elirill trump, 1 
The Binrit^tirring drum, the ear-piercing 6 
The royal banner, and oil qmdity, 
Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war ! 
And, O you mortal cng^ine^, whose rude throaU 
The immortal Jove's drimd clamours counterfeit. 
Farewell ! Othello's occupation 's gone ! 

OihtUo. Ad iii. St. a. 
Be sure of it ; give me the ocular jiroof. Ibid. 

No hinge nor loop 
To hang a doubt on. Itii. 

On horror's head horrors accumulate. thid. 

Take note, take note, O world. 
To be direct and honest is not safe. Hid. 

But this denoted a foregone conclusion. Aid. 

Swell, bosom, with thy frsngbt, 

For 't is of aspics' tongues ! Mi. 

Our new heraldry is hands, not hearts. A<a Ui. Be. 4. 

To beguile many, and be beguiled by one. ah It. Be. 1. 

They laugh that win. Mi. 

But yet the pity of it, lago ! O lago, the jnty of 

it, lago! md. 
I understand a fury in your words, 

But not the words. Ad ir. 5c. %. 

Steeped me in poverty to the very lips. tha. 


But, alas, to make roe 
A fixed figure for the time of scorn 
To point his slow unmoving finger ^ at ! 

Othello, Act Iv. Sc. 2. 

heaven, that such companions thou 'Idst unfold. 
And put in every honest hand a whip 

To lash the rascals naked through the world ! Ibid. 

T is neither here nor there. Act iv. Sc. 3. 

He hath a daily beauty in his life. Act v. Sc. i. 

This is the night 
That either makes me or fordoes me quite. Ibid. 

And smooth as monumental alabaster. Act v. Sc. 2. 

Put out the light, and then put out the light : 
If I quench thee, thou flaming minister, 

1 can again thy former light restore, 

Should I repent me : but once put out thy light, 

Thou cunning'st pattern of excelling nature, 

I know not where is that Promethean heat 

That can thy light relume. Ibid. 

One entire and perfect chrysolite. fbid. 

I have done the state some service, and they know 't. 
No more of that. I pray you, in your letters, 
When you shall these unlucky deeds relate. 
Speak of me as I am ; nothing extenuate, 
Nor set down aught in malice : then, must you speak 
Of one that loved not wisely but too well : 
Of one not easily jealous, but being wrought 
I^erplexed in the extreme ; of one whose hand, 
Like the base Indian, threw a pearl away 

^ *hi9 slow and moving finger,' Knight, Staanton. 

132 suakespeahe. 


Richer than all his tribe : of one whose sutxlueil e^ 

Albfii unused to the melting mood. 

Drop tcnrs xs fa^t a» the Arabiitn trees 

Their medicinal gum. Othtlio. Aci v. St. i. 

I look liy the throat the circiundsed doj^, 

Ai)i) smote him, tlius. Hivl. 

There 's b^garj in the love that enn he reckoned. 

Antmj owl Cliepclra. Act i. 8e. I. 

Give mc to drink mandrttgora. Aci i. Se. b. 

Ny eaUd days, 
Wliuii I was green in judgment. /IW. 

epicurean cooks 
Sharpen with cloyless sauce hia appetite. Act ii. Be. 1- 
SniaJl to greater matters must give way. ^ctii. Sc.l. 
Tlie barge slie eat in, like a burnished throoe, 
Burned on the water: the poop was beaten gold; 
I'urple the sails, and so perfumed that 
The winds were love-sick with them. aid. 

For her own person. 
It beggared all description. I6ld. 

Ago cannot wither her, nor custom Bt*le 
Her infinite variety. ma. 

I have not kept my square ; but that to come 
Shall all be done by the rule. Act ii. Se. 3. 

'T was merry when 
Ynu wagered on your angling; when your diver 
Dill hang a Ealt-<ish on his book, which he 
AVith fervency drew up. Act it. St. 4 

Come, thou monarch of the vine, 
Plumpy Bacchus with pink eyne ! Att a. at. T 


Who does i* the wars more than his captain can 
Becomes his captain's captain : and ambition, 
The soldier's virtue, rather makes choice of loss, 
Than gain which darkens him. 

AmUmy and Cleopatra. Aet iii. Sc, 1. 

He wears the rose 
Of youth upon him. Act m. 8c. 13. 

Men's judgments are 
A parcel of their fortunes. Jbid. 

To business that we love we rise betime, 

And go to 't with delight. Ac^ iv. Sc. 4. 

This morning, like the spirit of a youth 

That means to be of note, begins betimes. Ibiu. 

The shirt of Nessus is upon me. Act iv. Sc. 12. 

Sometime we see a cloud that 's dragonish ; 

A vapour sometime like a bear or lion, 

A towered citadel, a pendent rock, 

A forked mountain, or blue promontory 

With trees upon 't. Act iv. Sc. 14. 

That which is now a horse, even with a thought 

The rack dislimns, and makes it indistinct. 

As water is in water. Uld. 

I am dying, Egypt, dying. Act iv. Sc. 15. 

0, withered is the garland of the war. 

The soldier's pole is fallen. Ibu. 

Let 's do it after the high Roman fashion. JlUi. 

For his bounty. 
There was no winter in 't ; an autumn 't was 
That grew the more by reaping. Act v. Sc. 2. 




If there be, or ever were, one such. 


It li past the Eize of dreamuig. 

Anions and CUopatra. Am v. 


Mechanic sUivea 

Wiih greasy aprons, mlea, ami hammura. 


I have 

Iinmortal longing in me. 


Lfst ibe bargain shonUl catch cold find etarvc. 

Cgmbtlini. Aai,Se.l. 

Hon- hravely thou becomest thy bed, fresh lily. 


. 8c. a. 

The most patient man in toss, the most coldest that 

ever inraed up ace. Act ii. Be. i. 

Hark, hark! the lark at heaven's gate aings, 

And Phoibus 'gins arise, 
His steeds to water at those springs 

On chaliced flowers that lies ; 
And winking Mary-hnds begia 

To ope their golden eyes ; 
With everythmg that pretty is, 

My lady sweet, arise. liU. 

As chaste as unsunned snow. Acta. St. t. 

Stimo griofs are niedicinable. Act iU. Be. S. 

I'mudcr tliiiii rustliujr iu uiii>aid-for silk. Aa iii. Be. I. 
Tlu' jpuu".' is uji. liid. 

Ni\ 'l Is f^l^nder. 
WIhisi' t>l)p> is shiiritic tlian the sword, whose tongue 

Otttvcuouis all Iho wonna of Nile. JO iiL &. i 

C.-tit Kiiorv H|>on tlio lltni, wlicu n.«ly sloth 

KiutU thv tWwit pilKiw luutl. Attm.S»-»- 



Golden lads and girls all must, 

As diinmey-BweeperSy come to dost. 

Cffmbeline, Act iv. Sc. 2. 

Like an arrow shot 
From a well-experienced archer hits the mark 
His eye doth level at. Pericles, Act i. Sc, 1. 

3 Fish. Master, I marvel how the fishes live in the 

1 Fish, Why, as men do a-land ; the great on^s eat 
up the little ones. Act il. Sc, 1. 

Bid me discourse, I will enchant thine ear. 

Poems, Venus and Adonis. Line 145. 

For he being dead, with him is beauty slain, 

And, beauty dead, black chaos comes again. Line 1019. 

For greatest scandal waits on greatest state. 

Lucrece. Line 1006. 

Bad in the best, though excellent in neither. 

The Passionate PUgrim^ iil. 
Crabbed age and youth 

Cannot live together. 

Have you not heard it said full oft, 
A woman's nay doth stand for naught ? 

She in thee 
Calls back the lovely April of her prime. 

And stretched metre of an antique song. 

But thy eternal summer shall not fade. 

Ihid. viii. 

Ibid. xlv. 

Sonnet iii. 

Sonnet xvii. 

Sonnet xWii. 

The painful warrior, famoused for fight, 

After a thousand victories, once foiled, 

Is from the books of honour razed quite, 

And all the rest forgot for which he toiled. Sonnet xxv. 




\Vlicii to ihe seBsiona of Bwect eUent iboughl 

I sumaion up remembrance of tilings past. Simm 


Like stones of worth, they tliinly placeU are, 

Or tiijitain jewels in the carcanet. ft'on 


Aiid art mode tongue-tied by autliority. Suvm 

:l Ijcvl. 

Ami simple tnitli misCfJled simplicily, 
Aii'l ciiptive good attending captain ill. 


Tlie ornament of beauty is suspect, 

A crow that flies in heaven's swefteet air. Sorui 


Do not drop la for an after-loEs. 
Ah, do not, when my Iieart hath scaped tbiB sorrow. 
Come in the rearward of a conquered woe j 
Give not a windy night a rainy morrow, 
To linger out a purposed overthrow, SoniKt ic 

^AHicn proud-pied April, dressed in all bis trim, 

Hath put a spirit of youth in everything. Sonitei xcrUi. 

Still constant in a wondrous excellence. Senmtt cv. 

And beaaty, making beautiful old rhyme. Sonnet cvi. 

My nature is subdued 
To what it works in, like the dyer's hand. Sonnet cxi. 

Let me not to the marriage of true minds 

Admit impediments ; love is not love 

Whicli alters when it alteration fluds. Sonntt cxTi. 

That full star tliat uslicrs in the even. Sonntt cxxxiL 

O filher, wJiiit a hell of witchcraft lies 
In the small orb of one tear! 

A Lavefi Complaint, St. zUl. 



FRANCIS BACON. 1561-1626. 


Works (Sfxdduig axd Ellis). 

I hold every man a debtor to his profession ; from 
the which as men of course do seek to receive counte- 
nance and profit, so ought they of duty to endeavour 
themselves by way of amends to be a help and oma^ 

ment thereunto. Maximsofthe Law. ^rtfact. 

Come home to men*s business and bosoms. 

Dtdication to the Essays. Ed, 1625. 

No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the 
vantage-ground of truth. Essay i. Of Truth. 

Revenge b a kind of civil justice. 

Essay iv. 0/ Revenge, 

Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; 
Adversity is the blessing of the New. 

Essay y. 0/ Adversity. 

Virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when 
they are incensed or crushed.^ ibid. 

lie that hath wife and children hath given hostages 
to fortune; for they are impediments to great enter- 
prises, either of virtue or mischief. 

Essay viii. 0/ Marriage and Single Life. 

1 As aromatic plants bestow 
Ko spicy fragrance while they grow; 
Bat crashed or trodden to the ground, 
Diffuse their balmy sweets around. 

Goldsmith, The Captivity, Act i. 
The good are better made by ill, 
As odours crushed are sweeter still. — Rogers, Jacqueline, St. B. 



A lililu pliUoBopIiy inclinelli a man's mind to alhp. 
i.iui, luit liepth in phUosupIiy hringeth men's mintls 

llK'llt lit religion.' £moj xn. AUciim. 

TriiRTs ore like to heavenly bodies, which cau&u 
UOiiil (ir evil times, ami wliich have much veneration. 
Inn UO l¥«t.' £«afxia. Empire. 

tiod Almighty first pTaated a garden.' 

Uliay xlvi. Of Ganlent. 

Slime books are to be tasted, others to be awalloweil, 
mid some tew to be chewed and digested. 

flMjrI. 0/Sladiei. 

Ki'iiitiii^ makelb n full man, conference a ready man, 
and writing an exact man. Jl»d. 

Histories make men wise ; poets, witty ; the mathe- 
matics, subtile ; natural philosophy, deep ; moral, grave ; 
logic and rhetoric, able to contend. /tid. 

Books must follow sciences, and not stnences books. 

Prppoution Unckimg AmindmaU nf Ij^tet, 

Knowledge is power. — Nam et ipta tcientia p«te^ 

ttU est* J/edilalxona Sacm. Dt Baruibmt. 

> \n»i«nalitU«Tiwthcb»t fools bf. — Donne, Triple Fool. 
A liltlo »kill In auluiiiilT iiicliiHS ■ mu to Popeiy; tmt depth in 
thai rtiiily brinc' him aloiil aeaiu <o our religion. — FuUer, Til* 
H.'if .'^4l<. rtf Trmr Cl-mrrli Awli^tarf. 
.V lililu Ifaniiu^ \s a >laiip:n'U» tliiiti;. 

l\ jv. r«;j .'R Criliiiam. Part 11. Lint 18. 
* Kinjpiaw lil,c«»rs — ihfvri*»»inl wt — Uwrhare 
■pK. .naTJiip of \t,f w\«lj, but DO rrpow. — ShfllcT, Hillat. 

C.-«Wt. Tir GarJtn, Eaaj v. 
nua aoAt the Iowa. 
upcr. Til Toii, BmI i. Lin* 749. 
m huDdna nlificaTit diIm*. 

Tarns ^ St Rajliea, iii. I. 
I. a wan of knowledge iocreaaeth 

not IW h 

•imtltth. — i>vn r*» ). 

BACX)N. 189 

Whence we see spiders, flies, or ante entombed 
and preserved for ever in amber, a more than royal 

Histaria VUa et Martit; Sylva Sylvarum, Cent. I. Exper, 100. 

When yon wander, as you often delight to do, you 
wander indeed, and give never such satisfaction as the 
cmious time requires. This is not caused by any nat- 
ural defect, but first for want of election, when you, 
having a large and fruitful mind, should not so much 
labour what to speak, as to find what to leave un- 
spoken. Rich soils are often to be weeded. 

Letter of EaposttUation to Coke, 

My Lord St. Albans said that nature did never put 
her precious jewels into a garret four stories high, and 
therefore that exceeding tall men had ever very empty 
heads.' Apothegm No, 17. 

^ Antiquitas saeculi juventus mundi." These times 
are the ancient times, when the world is ancient, and 
Dot those which we account ancient ordtne retrogradoj 
by a computation backward from ourselves.* 

Advancement of Learning, Boohi, (1605.) 

^ The bee encloted and through the amber shown, 
Seems buried in the juice which was his own. 

Martial, Book iv. 31. Hay's Translation. 
I WW a flie within a beade 
Of amber cleanly buried. 

Herrick, On a Fig Imried in Amber, 
Pretty! in amber to obeenre the forms 
Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms! 

Pope, Bpitae to Dr, Arbuthnot, Line 169. 
' Often the cockloft is empihr, in those whom Nature hath built 
">*ny stories high. — Fuller, Andromcut, Sect. vi. Par, 18. 1. 

' As in the little, so in the great world, reason will tell you that 
^'W af^e or antiquity is to be accounted by the farther distance from 
^^^ beginuuig and the nearer ai>[>roach to the end. The times 

110 BACON. 

Fur ihe gloiT of the Creator aii<l the relief of man's 

retiili.*. AdeenciatcM -if Ltaminj/. Book L 

Till) sun, vbicb passe th through pollutions and itself 
rcmiiiiiB as pure as before.' Baat a. 

It [Poeay] was ever tboaght to have some participa- 
lioTi of diviueness, because it dolh raise and erect the 
riiui'l. I)y Bubmltting the shews of tJutigs to the difiirt-s 
of tiie mind. /u-i. 

Sacred and ioEpired divinity, the sabaotb and port of 
nil nvm'a labours and peregrinations. liiil. 

« hiTPin wp nnw live being in proprii'IT uf tpitnli llic irnifl antinit 
nince Ibe warld'i creation. — Ge«i^ Hakewill, An ApoU/git or Dto- 
laralion of the Powtr and Prondence uf God in Ike Governmtat 
uftht Worli. Lopdon, lfl37. 

For 119 old ige is Ihtt period of Life moAt tnnote ^m irtiincy, wlu 
does nol see that old age in this aairersal man ought oot to beaouglit 
in the times nearest his bitlh, but in those most remote from Jt7 — 
Pascal, Frtfaa la tin Trtalitt on Vaaium. 

It is worth}' of remark that a thought which it often quoted from 
Francis Bacon occurs in [Giordano] Bruno's Ctna di Cinert, pub- 
lished in U6i ; I mean the notion that the later timet an more «g«d 
Ihui (he eulier. — Whewcll, Fkiioi. o/the Inductict SdtiKti, Vol, 
ii. p. 108. London, 1B4T. 

We are Ancients of ibe eartti. 

And ID the moniing of Ibe times. 

Tcnnymn, The Day Drtam. (L'Envoi.) 

) The sun. thougli it pitpses through dirty placca. ytt remaini u 
pure as Iwfore. — j1</ii. o/ Learning, ed. Vevcy. 

The sun, ton, stiincs into ct;sepooU and ia not pottuted. — Dioge- 
nes Uertius, Lib. vi. § 63. 

Spiritalis enim virtu* pacramenti ita est ut lux: etsi per immun- 
ilos transeal. non inquinatnr. — St. Augnaline, Worti, Vol. ili., /■ 
JuhannU Emog. Cop. I. Tr. v. $ 15. 

The sun shineth upon tlie dunghill, and is not corrupted. — Lyly'a 
Eiiphvii. The AiMlomy ■>/ Wil. Arber-s reprint, p. 13. 

The sun reflecting upnn the mud of strands and ahorea la onpol- 
lutedinhlsbcam. — Tajlor, Bolg Livin% C*. i. 3. 

Truth is a* inipotwible lo be soiled by any outward tondi aa tbe 
Bunbeani. — Milton, Tht Doclrint and Ditdplint of Dnoret. 


Cleanness of body was ever esteemed to proceed from 
a due reverence to God.^ 

Advancement of Learning, Book li. 

States as great engines move slowly. Ibid. 

The world 's a bubble, and the life of man 
Less than a span.^ The World. 

For my name and memory, I leave it to men's char- 
itable speeches, to foreign nations, and to the next 
ages. Will. 


The loss of wealth is loss of dirt. 

As sages in all times assert ; 

The happy man *8 without a shirt. Be Merry Friends. 

Let the world slide, let the world go : 

A fig for care, and a fig for woe ! 

If I can't pay, why I can owe. 

And death makes equal the high and low. find. 


Treason doth never prosper, what 's the reason ? 
^Iiy if it prosper, none dare call it treason.* 

Epigrams. Book iv. Ep. 5. 
^ See Weslev. Page 309. 
^ Whose life is a bubble, and in length a span. 

Browne, Pastoral ii. 
Our life is but a span. — Xew England Primer. 

Pro^penim ac felix «celus 
Virtus vocatur. — Seneca, Here. Furens^ ii. 260. 

^ 142 AZ.I80N. — PEELE. 


Tlierp is a garden in her fat*, 

Where rosea and white lilicB show j 

A heavenly purodlge is tlint place, 
Wherein all pleasant fruit* do grow. 

There cherries hAug, that none may huy, 

Till cherry ripe themselvcB do cry. 

An Board Remalion in MvsiJtt. 1G00.» 

Those cherriefl fairly do enclose 

Of orient pearl a donble row ; 
Which when her lovely laughter shows, 

They look like rosebuds filled with snow. /Md. 

GEORGE PEELE. 1552-1598. 

His golden locks Ume hath to silver tnmeti ; 

time too swift I O swiftness never ceasing ! 
His youth 'gainst time and age hath ever spumed, 

But spurned in vain ; youth wancth by encreasing. 

Eiranti ad Jin, Pulyhi/mnia. 

His helmet now shall make a hive for bees, 
And lovers' songs be turned to holy psalms ; 

A man at arms must now serve on his knees. 

And feed on prayers, which are old age's alma. /iid. 

My merry, merry, merry roundelay 

Concludes wiii Cupid's curse : 
They that do change old love for new. 

Pray goda, they change for worse ! Cupid"! Cnnt. 

1 OlipbSDt'l l.a Hum ifadrigat($ea, p. 229. 

WOTTON. 148 

SIB HENRY WOTTON. 1568-1639, 

How happy is he bom or taught, 

That serveth not another's will ; 

Whose armour is his honest thought, 

And simple truth his utmost skill ! 

The Character of a Happy Lift, 

Who God doth late and early pray 
More of his grace than gifts to lend ; 

And entertains the harmless day 
With a religious book or friend. Ibid. 

Lord of himself, though not of lands ; 
And, having nothing, yet hath all. Ibid. 

Tou meaner beauties of the night. 

That poorly satisfy our eyes 
More by your number than your light. 

You conmion people of the skies ; 

What are you when the moon ^ shall rise ? 

On his Mistress f the Queen of Bohemia,^ 

He first deceased ; she for a little tried 

To live without him, liked it not, and died. 

Upon the Death of Sir Albert Morton* s Wife. 

but a gatherer and disposer of other men's stuff. 

Preface to the Elements of Architecture. 

^^§ing was the worst use man could be put to. 

The Diq}aritif between Buckingham and Essex, 

^ * son' in Reliquia Wottoniana, Eds. 1651, 1672, 1685. 
^ This WM printed with music as early as 1624, in Est's Sixth Set 
^ -^oob, &c., and is found in many MSS. — Hannah, The Courtly 



An timliaBgador is an honest man sent to lie abroad 
[or the commonwealth.' Rtliqvia WuiionianiB. 

The itch of dispaliug will prove the ecah of rhnrches.' 

DK. JOHN DONNE. 1573-1631. 

He was ihe Word, ihat spakn It ; 
He tonk the lucad ami brake il i 
And what that Word did nmke it, 
1 do believe and take it.' 

Diciite Potmi, On Iht Eaa 


We understood 
Her by her sight ; her pure and eloquent blood 
Spoke in her cheeks, and so distinctly wrought. 
That one might almost eay her body thought 

Funeral Ettsiet. On tht Death of Miilrtu Drarf. 

She and comparisouB are odious.* 

El'jy 8. The Comparittm. 

\Mio are a little wise the best fools be,* The TripU Fad. 

1 In a letter to Velsenis, ini2, Wotinn rays, •' This mernr defini- 
tion of an amhacsador I had chanced to set down at my fritad't Ur. 
Christoplicr Fleek«morf, in his Album." 

* He direoti'd the stone over his prave lobe inscribed: — 
Ilic! jacet huJHs nenlerliie primus author: 

Nomeii alias quipn>. 

Walton's Life of Wottim. 

* Attributed by many m-ilers tn ihe Princess EliMb*lh. It Is not 
in the original edition of Donne, but first appeara in the edition of 
ISbi. p. 362. 

* See Apprndix, p. C3S. * Compare Bacon. Paffe 138. 



RICHARD BABNFIELD. Bam eirea 1570. 

As it fell upon a day 
In the meny month of May, 
Sitting in a pleasant shade 
Which a grove of myrtles made. 

Addreu to the Nightingale,^ 

SIR JOHN DAVIES. 1570-1626. 

Much like a subtle spider which doth sit, 
In middle of her web, which spreadeth wide ; 
If anght do touch the utmost thread of it, 
She feels it instantly on every side.^ 

The Immortality of the Soul, 

Wedlock, indeed, hath oft compared been 
To public feasts, where meet a public rout, 
Where they that are without would fain go in, 
And they that are within would fain go out.^ 

ConteiUioH betwixt a Wife, &c. 

^ This song, often attrilmted to Shakespeare, is now confidently 
awigoed to Barnfield ; it is fuond in his collection of Poems in Divert 
R^mviri, published in 1598. — Ellis's Speciment, Vol, ii. p. 316. 
^ Our souls sit cloee and silently within, 
And their own web from their own entrails spin; 
And when eyes meet far oflF, our sense is such, 
That, spider-like, we feel the tenderest touch. 

Dryden, Manage a la Mode^ Act ij. 8c, 1. 
The spider's tonch, how exquisitely fine ! 
Feels at each thread, and lives along the line. 

Pope, Epistle i. Line 217. 
•See Webster. Page 167. 


^- 146 UA^ilEL. — DKAYTON. — HALL. 

SAMUEL DANIEL. 15C2-1619. 

UnJesa above himself be cau 
:t himself, how poor a thing is mail ! 

To the CouMoi of Camberland. Slanin 13. 

MICHAEL DEAYTON. 1563-1031. 

Hu<l ill liim those brave tranatuiiary things, 
Thiit the first jinets liaH. 

(Of Marlowe.) To Bauy Seyttcldi, ofPotH oad Potty. 

For tbut fine madness still he did retain, 

^Vhlch rightly should possess a poet's brain. /Md. 

BISHOP HALL. 1574-1656. 

Moderation is the silken string running through the 
pearl chain of all virtues. Chritlian ModtratUm. Introduc, 

Death borders uixin our birth, and our cradle stands 
in the grave.' EpiiiU; Die. Ui. Ep. s. 

There is nmuy a rich stone laid ap in the bowels 
of the earth, many a fair pearl laid up in the bosom of 
the sea, that never was seen, nor never shall be.' 

Contemplatimu. Bookty. Tie VeU of Motti. 

1 And cradlee rock us nearer lo tlie tomb. 
Our birtb ii uottiing but our death begun. 

Young, Kighi ThougkU, t. Lint 718, 
I Pull many a gem of purest ray aereue 
The dark, unfalhomed caves vl ocean bear. 

Gay't EUst, Btanaa 14. 

JONSON. 147 

BEN JONSON.» 1574-1637. 

Drink to me only with thine eyes, 

And I will pledge with mine ; 
Or leave a kiss bat in the cup, 

And I '11 not look for wine.^ The Forut. To Celia, 

Still to be neat, still to be drest, 
As you were going to a feast.* 

The Silent Woman, Act i. 8e. 1. 
Give me a look, give me a face, 
That makes simplicity a grace. 
Robes loosely flowing, hair as free ; 
Sach sweet neglect more taketh me, 
Than all the adolteries of art ; 
They strike mine eyes, but not my heart. /bid. 

In small proportion we just beauties see, 
And in short measures life may perfect be. 

Good L\fey Long Lift, 

Preserving the sweetness of proportion and express- 
ing itself beyond expression. Tht Masque of Hymen, 

WhOst that for which all virtue now is sold. 
And almost every vice, almighty gold.^ 

Epistle to Elizabeth, 

Underneath this stone doth lie 

Ag much beauty as could die ; 

Which in life did harbour give 

To more virtue than doth live. Epitaph on Elizabeth, 

^ XBTB Ben Jonson. — Epitaph by Sir John Young. 

' *Efu»i 8i iiivois vpowut9 rots tfAfuurtp E/ 8^ iSo^Aci, 

To>t x*^«i^' yrpoff^4powra^ vK^pov <f>i\i^ndrtoy rh ficwvfia, koI 
^«t il^ov. Philostratas, Letter xxiv. 

' A translation from Bonnefonius. 

* Almighty dollar. — Ir^'ing, The Creole Village. 

148 JOSSON. 


Underneath tUU sable hearse 
Lies the subject of all Terse, 
Sidney's sister, Pembroke's mother. 
Death ! crc thou hast slain fittother, 
Learn'd and fiur and good as she, 
Time shall throw a d^t at thee 

Epilapi m the Counltti o/PtmtroU.* 

What gentle ghost, besprent with April dew, 
Hails mc so aolemnly to yonder yew F * 

Elegy on the Lady Jam Pavlit. 

Soul of the age ! 
The applaase ! delight ! the wonder of our stage ! 
My Shakespeare, rise ! I will not lodge thee by 
Chaucer, or Spenser, or bid Beaumont lie 
A little further, to oiake thee a room.' 

To Iht iftntory of Shakt^eart. 
Small Latin, and less Greek. Ibid, 

He was not of an age, but for all time. lUil. 

Sweet Bwan of Avon ! lUd. 

Marlowe's mighty line. IbU. 

For a good poet 's made as well as bom. Ibid, 

> Thin epiuph is generally ascribed to B«ti Jonioa. It appeus 
in the editions ot hia works; but in a MS. collection of Browne'i 
poems preserved amongst the I^onsdowne MS. No. TT7, in tbe British 
Museum, it is ascribed to Browne, and awarded to him by Sir Eger- 
ton Brydges '"> lii" edition of Browne's poems. 

* What hcckoning ghost along tbe moonlight shade 
Invites tay steps and points to ponder glade ? 

Pope, 1*0 tli< Mtmory of an Hi^ortiinaU Z^df. 

* Renowned Spenser, lie a thought more nigb 
To learned Chaucer, and rare Beaumont lie 
A little nearer Spcnjer, to make room 

For Shakespeare in your threefold, fonriold tomb 

Baast, 0* Sl^akt^ftart, 


Get money ; still get money, boy : 
No matter by what means.^ 

Every Man in hi$ Humour, Act ii. Sc, 3. 


Some undone widow sits upon mine arm, 
And takes away the use of it ; and my sword, 
Glaed to my scabbard with wronged orphans' tears, 
Will not be drawn. 

A New Way to pay Old DebU. Act v. 8c. 1. 

Death hath a thousand doors to let out life.^ 

A Very Woman, Act v, Sc. 4. 

This many-headed monster.* 

The Roman Actor, Act Hi. Sc. 2. 

Grim death.^ Act iv. §c. 2. 

CYRIL TOURNEUR. Circa 1600. 

A drunkard dasp his teeth, and not undo 'em, 
To suffer wet damnation to run through 'em.' 

The Revenger's Tragedy, Act iii. 5c. 1. 

^ Get place and wealth; if possible, with grace; 
If not, by may lueaDB get wealth and place. 

Pope, Horace J Booh i. Ep, i. Line 103. 
' Death hath so many doors to let out life. 

Beaumont and Fletcher, Custom of the Courts^ Act ii. 8c. 2. 
I know death hath ten thousand several doors 
For men to take their exits. 

John Webster, Duchess of MaJf, Act iv. Sc, 2. 
' See Appendix^ p. 644. 
^ Grim death, my son and foe. 

Milton, Paradise Lost^ Book ii. Line 804. 
* Distilled damnation. — Robert Hall. Page 397. 



In part to blame is she 
l\'hich hath withont consent bin onJy tride : 
lie comes to neere that comes to be denide.* 

A Wife. Slaiua 34. 


JOHN FLETCHER. 157G-1625. 

Mall is Ills oivu Rtflr, ami the soul that car 
Render an boneet and a perfect man 
Commands all light, all influence, all fate. 
Nothing to him falls early, or too late. 
Our acts our angels are, or good or ill, 
Our fatal shadows that walk by ns still. 

Upon a* " Hottttt Man'* Forimu." 
All things that are 
Made for our general uses are at war, — 
Even we among ourselves. Ibid. 

Man is his own star, and that soul that con 
Be honest ia the only perfect man.* lUd. 

And he that will to bed go sober, 
Falls with the leaf still in October.* 

RoUo, Dukt of Narmandt. Aetii.Sc.i. 

I Compare Lady Montsgue. Page 29fl. 

^ Aa boaeat mau 'a tbe noblest work of God. 

Fupe, Kiiay oa Mat,, Ep. iv. Lint 248. 
' The following well-known catch, or glee, a forroed va tbi* 

He who goee to bed, and Boe» lo bed sober, 
Falls BK the leaves do, and dies in October; 
But he »!io goes to bed, and goes to bed mellow. 
Lives aa be ought to do, aiid dies an honest [ellow. 



Three merry boys, and three meiry boys, 

And three merry boys are we,^ 
As ever did sing in a hempen string 

Under the gallows-tree. 

BoUo, Duke of Normandy. Act iii. 8c» S. 

Hide, O, hide those hills of snow, 

Which thy frozen bosom bears. 
On whose tops the pinks that grow 

Are of those that April wears ! 
But first set my poor heart free, 
Bound in those icy chains by thee. Act v. 8c, 2. 

Hence, all yon vain delights. 
As short as are the nights 

Wherein you spend your folly ! 
There 's naught in this life sweet, 
If man were wise to see % 

But only melancholy ; 

O sweetest Melancholy ! 

The Nice Valour. Act iiJ. Sc. 3. 

Fountain heads and pathless groves, 

Places which pale passion loves ! Ibid. 

Weep no more, nor sigh, nor groan. 
Sorrow calls no time that 's gone : 
Violets plucked, the sweetest rain 
Makes not fresh nor grow again.^ 

7%0 Queen of Corinth, Act iii. Sc. 2. 

1 Sec Peele'8 Old Wkes Tale, 1595; "Three meny men be we,'* 
quoted in Westward ffoe, by Dekker and Webster, 1607. 
' Weep no more, lady, weep no more, 
Thy sorrow is in Tain; 
For violets plucked the sweetest showers 
Will ne'er make grow a^in. 

Percy* t JRtUqueSf The Friar of Orders Gray. 



^\'liat tilings have we eeen 
Done at the Mermaid ! heard worde that have beea 
'So nimble and bo full of subtile flame^ 
As if thiit every one from whence they came 
Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, 
And resolved lo live a fool the rest 
Of bis dull life. Lilltr to Sen J,}fua 


<Fbaiici!i Bbadmokt akd Jam Fletcrbr.) 

A Boul as white as heaven. 

Tht Maid"! Tragedy. Act iv. Sc. 1. 
There is a method in man's wickedness, 

It grows np by degrees.' A King and no KUg. Aelv.ScA. 

Calamity is man's trne touchstone.* 

Four Flasji <» One : Tkt THmti^h nfBoumtr. Be. 1. 

It would talk, 

Lord! how it talked! The Scomfvl Lads- ActY.Si.l. 

One foot in the grave. 

The Lillh Frinch Laaytr. AU i. Sc, 1. 
Go to grass. Act iv. Se. 7. 

The fit 's upon me now ! 
Come quickly, gentle lady ; 
The fit 's upon me now I Wit withovt Mo*ty. Act v. &. *. 

1 Nemo repente venit turpiMimiu. — Juven«I, ii. 83. 

Senec«, De Prov. v. 9, 

Of all the paths lead to a woman's love 

Pity 's the Straightest.^ The Knight of Malta, Act i. Sc, 1. 

Nothing can cover his high fame, but Heaven ; 

Xo pyramids set off his memories, 

Bat the eternal substance of his greatness ; 

To which I leave him. The False One. Act ii. Sc. 1. 

Thou wilt scarce be a man before thy mother.^ 

Love's Cure. Act ii. 8c. 2. 
What 's one man's poison, signor, 

Is another's meat or drink. Act ili. Sc. 2. 

Primrose, first-bom child of Ver, 

Merry spring-time's harbinger. 

The Two Noble Kinsmen. Act i. Sc. 1. 
great corrector of enormous times, 
Shaker of o'er-rank states, thou grand decider 
Of dustv and old titles, that healest with blood 
The earth when it is sick, and curest the world 
0' the pleurisy of people. Act v. Sc. l. 

JAMES SfflRLEY. 1596-1666. 

The glories of our blood and state 

Are shadows, not substantial things ; 
There is no armour against fate ; 

Death lays his icy hands on kings. 

Contention of Ajax and Ulysses. Sc. 3. 
Only the actions of the just * 
Smell sweet and blossom in the dust.* Ibid. 

Death calls ye to the crowd of conmion men. 

Cupid and Death, 

^ Compare Southeme. Page 243. Also Young. Page 264. 
■^ Compare Cowper. Page 3G6. 

* Compare Tate and Brady. Page 619. 

* 'their dust.* — Worhs^ ed. Dyce, Vol. vi. 


JOHN KEPLEE. I571-1G30. 

It may well wait a century (or a reader, as God bos 
waited six thousand years for an observer. 

BreWEtvr'* Marlyrt of Science, p. 1UT> 

THOMAS CAREW. 1589-1G39. 

lie lliat Iwcb a rcwy clmek. 

Or a coral lip admires, 
Or from star-like eyes doth Beek 

Fuel to miuntain hie fires ; 
Aa old Time makes tbeae decay, 
So bis flames must waste away. 

Tben fly betimes, for only they 
Conquer Love, that run away. 

An untimely grave.* 

The magic of a face. 

Diidam Sttumtd. 

Conqueit bg Flight. 
On Ihe Dutt of Buekingkam. 
Epitaph DA the Ladt/ S . 

WILLIAM BROWNE. 1590-1645. 

Whose life is a bubble, and in length a span.' 

Brilannht't Fattoralt. Boot \. Song S- 

Did therewith bury in oblivion. 
Well-languaged Daniel. 


GEORGE WTTHEE. 168ft.l667. 

Shall I, wasting in despair, 

Die because a woman 's fair ? 
Or make pale my cheeks with care, 

'Cause another's rosy are ? 
Be she fairer than the day, 
Or the flowery meads in May, 

If she be not so to me, 

What care I how fair she be ? ^ 

The Shepherd's Resolution. 
Jack shall pipe, and Gill shall dance. 

Poem on Chrittmat. 

Hang sorrow ! care will kill a cat, 

And therefore let 's be merry. find. 

Though I am young, I scorn to flit 

On the wings of borrowed wit. 

The ShepkertTt Hunting. 
And I oft have heard defended 
Little said is soonest mended. Und. 

And he that gives us in these days 

New Lords may give us new laws. 

Contented Man*8 Mo^rice. 

THOMAS HOBBES. 1588-1679. 

For words are wise men's counters, they do but 
reckon by them; but they are the money of fools. 

The Leviathan. Part i. Ch. A, 

And the life of man solitary^ poor, nasty, brutish, 

and short. Ch» 13< 

1 Compare Raleigh. Page 14. 


Equity is a roguigh thiDg : for Law we have a meas- 
nre, know what lo trust to ; Equity is according to tbe 
conscicBce of him that is Chancellor, snil as thnt ia 
larger or narrower, so is Equity. 'T is oil one as it 
they shoul<I make the Etanduril for the measure wc coll 
a Foot a Chancellpr'a Foot ; whiit an nncertiun measure 
would this be? One Chancellor has a long Foot, an- 
other a short Foot, a third an indifferent Foot. 'T is 
the same thing in the Chancellor's conscience. 

Table Talh. E^ilg. 

Old friends ore best. King James used to call for 
his old shoes ; they were easiest for his feet. Fnriuit. 

Humility is a virtne all preach, none practise, and 
yet everybody is content to hear. Bimihis. 

Commonly we say a jadgment falla open a man for 
something in him we cannot abide. JuJiintnu. 

Xo man is tbe wiser for his learning ; . . . . wit and 
wisdom are bom with a man. . Ltantinj. 

Take a straw and throw it up into tbe ur, yon may 
see by that which way the wind is. LibiU. 

Thoa litlle thinkest what a little foolery governs the 
world.* Popt. 

Syllables govern the world. Poictr. 

n the vodd ia gaTnTnod. 

WALTON. 157 

IZAAE WALTON. 1593-1683. 

Of which, if thou be a severe, sour-complexioned 
man, then I here disallow thee to be a competent 

judge. The Complete Angler, Author't Preface, 

An gling maj be said to be so like the mathematics, 
that it can never be fuUy learnt. Ihid, 

As no man is bom an artist, so no man is bom an 
angler. /Wc/. 

I shall sta J him no longer than to wish him a rainy 
evening to read this following discourse ; and that, if 
he be an honest angler, the east wind may never blow 
when he goes a fishing. Ihid, 

I am, Sir, a Brother of the Angle. Pan i. C\, i. 

Angling is somewhat like Poetry, men are to be 
bom so. Ihid, 

I remember that a wise friend of mine did usually 
Bay, That which is everybody's business is nobody's 
business. Fan i. Ch, 2. 

Old-fashioned poetry, bat choicely good. Fart i. CA. 4. 

No man can lose what he never had. Fart \, Ch. 5. 

We may say of angling as Dr. Botcler^ said of 
strawberries: '^Doubtless Grod could have made a 

1 WillUm Botler, styled by Dr. Fuller in his Worthies (Suffolk) 
the « Acnlapius of our age." He died in 1621. This first ap- 
peared in the second edition of The Angler, 1655. Roger Williams, 
in his Key into the Language of America^ 1643, p. 98, says: "One 
of the chiefest doctors of England was wont to say, that God could 
hare made, but God never did make, a better berry/' 


better berry, but doubtless God never did " : and so, 
if I might be jiutye, God never did make a morf inlni, 
quiet, innocent recreation than angling. 

Tht Conii^ite Ani/hr. Part i. Ci. S. 

Thus uae jour frog; pat jour hook, I mean the 
arming wire, tliruu^h his mouth, and out nt his giUa. 
and then with a. tine needle nnd silk sew the upper 
part of his leg nhh only one §tileh to ihe urming wire 
of yonr hook, or fie the frog's leg above the upper joint 
to the armed wire ; and in so doing us6 him na though 
you loved him. Pari i. c*. *. 

This dish of nieut is too good for any but anglers, or 
very honeet men. /tid. 

Health is the second blessing that we mortals are 
capable of; a lilcssing that money cauDOt buy. 

Pari i. c*.ai. 

AU that are lovers of virtue, .... be quicti abd 
go a-Angling, fUd. 

But God, w!io is iible to prevail, wrestled with him j 
marked him for l]i>i unn.' Ll/t o/Dmuu. 

Oh! the gullttul fisher's liXo 

It is the best of any ; 
'T is full of pleasure, void of strife, 

And 't is beloved by many.* 

TieAnsUr. (John ChalUkiU.) 

1 Ueliacha); nuriied him forhia cwu. — Grav, The EpiUgik, 

« la 1683, the ye»r in whiih he died, Wilion prefixed a fnUn 
lo a work edited by him: "Theilmm uid Cle^cbiw, ■ Putonl 
HiBlory, io emoolh uid eu; verae; wriKcn lonfc lin™ by John 
Cholkhill Enq. an Bcqiuinluil uid friend of Edmund Spciuer." 

" Chilkhill, — ■ name unapproprialed, ■ verbal ptaantom, ■ abadow 
of a shade. Chilkhill is no olber than our old placiloiy fiuiid W 
cognilo." — Zouch'i Lift of WaiUnt. 

QUABLE& 159 


Death aims with fouler spite 

At tadrer marks.^ Divme Poems, £(L 1609. 

Sweet Phosphor, bring the day 
Whose conquering ray 
Hay chase these fogs ; 

Sweet Phosphor, bring the day ! 

Sweet Phosphor, bring the day ; 

Light will repay 

The wrongs of night ; 

Sweet Phosphor, bring the day ! 

Emblems. Book i. 14. 

Be wisely worldly, be not worldly wise. Booh u. 2. 

This house is to be let for life or years ; 

Her rent is sorrow, and her income tears ; 

Cupid, 't has long stood void ; her bills make known, 

She must be dearly let, or let alone. Book U. 10, Ep, lO. 

The slender debt to nature 's quickly paid,^ 
Discharged, perchance, with greater ease than made. 

Book ii. 13. 

The next way home 's the farthest way about. 

Book iv. 2, Ep. 2. 

It is the lot of man but once to die. Book v. 7. 

^ Death loves a shining mark, a sijnial blow. 

Young, Night ThoughtSf v. Line 1011. 
^ To die is a debt we most all of us discharge. 

Euripides, AicestiSf Line 418. 


Sweet liny, bo cool, so calm, so brigUl, 
The bridal of the earth anil eky. 

Sweet sprinj,', full of sweet cUjs and roses, 
A Ijox where Bweeta compacted lie. 

Only a sweet and virtuous soul. 
Like seasoned timbGr, never gives. 

Like summer friends, 
Flies of estate and suaneshine. 

A servant with this clause 

Makes drudgery divine ; 
Who sweeps a room as for Thy laws 

Makes that and th' action fine. The Elixir. 

A verse may find him who a sermon flies, 
And turn delight into a Bacrifice. Tie Churdi Ponh. 

Dare to be true : nothing can need a lie ; 
A fault, which needs it most, grows two thereby.' Ibid. 
Chase brave employment with a naked sword 
Throughout the world. /iid. 

Sundaj-s observe ; think when the bells do cbime, 
'T is angels' music. IHd. 

The worst speak something good ; if all want sense, 
God takes a text, and preacheth Pa-ti-ence. fbid. 

Bibles laid open, millions of surprises. Sin. 



Religion standfl on tiptoe in oar land. 

Beady to pass to the American strand. 

The Churek MilUaiU. 

Man is one world, and hath 

Another to attend him. Man. 

If goodness lead him not, yet weariness 
May toss him to my breast. 

Tk€ PulUff. 

The fineness which a hymn or psalm affords 

Is when the soul unto the lines accords. A True Hymn. 

Wouldst thou both eat thy cake and have it ? The Size, 

Do well and right, and let the world sink.^ 

Country Parton, Ch, 29. 

^ bark is worse than his bite. Jacula Prudentum, 

After death the doctor.' 

Hell is full of good meanings and wishings. 



No sooner is a temple built to God, but the Devil 
builds a chapel hard by.* Ibid. 

God's mill grinds slow, but sure. Ibid. 

The offender never pardons.^ ibid. 

It is a poor sport that is not worth the candle. Ibid. 

To a close-shorn sheep, God gives wind by measure.* 


^ Boat coelom, fi«t TolnntM toA.— Sir T. Browne, Relig. Med.^ 
Part % Sec. xi. 

* After the irur, aid. — Greek Proverb. After me the deloge.— 
Hidame de Pompadour. 

' See Appendix, p. S61. 

* Compare Dryden. Page S29. 

& God tempert the wind to the shorn lamb. 

Sterne, Sentimental Journey, 




The lion is nol so fierce Be thej paint him. 

Jacala PruiItMlim. 

Help tliyseif, and God will help thee /tid. 

Words are womeo, deeds are men.' laj. 

The mouse that hath but one hole b quickly taken.* 
A dwarf on a giant's shoulders bccb further of the two.* 


MARTYN PARKER. Circa 1630. — 

Tq gentlemen of England 

That live at home at ease, 
Ah ! little do jou think upon 

The dangers of the seas. Soag. 

When the stormy winds do blow.^ itid. 

SIR JOHN SUCKLING. 1609-1641. 

Her feet beneath her petticoat 
Like little mice stola in and oot,* 

As if they feared the light ; 
But 0, she dances such a wayl 
No sun upon an Easternlay 

Is half so fine a sight. Ballad upcii a Wtddtng. 

I The lloD is not m Serce u pointed. 

Fuller, 0/ tipteting PrtftrwitM. 
> Compare Johnaon. Ptge 81L 

* Compare Pope, Page 28B. 

* A dwarf aeva farther [han Ihs gaM irhen he haa the giant'a 
lulder IQ mount on. — Coleridge, Tkt Fritnd, Sic I. £-ag 8. 

< See Campbell. Page U«. 

* Compais Hanick. Fag« 104. 


Her lips were red, and one was thin, 
Compared with that was next her chin ; 
Some bee had stung it newly. 

Ballad iipon a Wedding, 

Why so pale and wan, fond lover ? 

PriUiee, why so pale ? 
Will, when looking well can't move her, 

Looking ill prevail ? 

Prithee, why so pale ? Song, 

T is expectation makes a blessing dear ; 

Heaven were not heaven, if we knew what it were. 

Against Fruition. 

She is pretty to walk with, 

And witty to talk with. 

And pleasant, too, to think on. Brennoralt, Act ii. 

Her face is like the milky way i* the sky, 

A meeting of gentle lights without a name. Act iii. 

But, as when an authentic watch is shown, 
Each man winds up and rectifies his own, 

So in our very judgments.^ Aglaura. Epilogue, 

The prince of darkness is a gentleman.* The Goblins. 

Xick of time. Jbid, 

*• High characters," cries one, and he would see 
Things that ne'er were, nor are, nor e'er will be.^ 

The Goblint. Epilogue, 

^ *T is with our judgments as our watches, none 
Go just alike, yet each believes his own. 

Pope, Essay on Criticism^ Part i. Line 9. 
2 See Shakespeare, ^ing Lear. Page 123. 
• Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see 
Thinks what ne*er was, nor h, nor e*er f>hall be. 

Pope, Essay on Criticismf Fart ii. Line 53. 



Some asked me where tbe Rnbies grew, 

An<1 nothing' I did say ; 
But wiili my finger pointed to 

The lips of Julia. 

The Rurk n/Rubiet, nnd Ihi QuarrU ofPt^rU. 

Some naked how Pearls did grow, and where ? 

TliGu spoke I to my Girl, 
Til part her lips, and showed iheni there 

The quareletA of Pearl, Hid. 

Her pretty feet, like enailB, did ereep 

A little out, and then,' 
As if they played at bo-peep, 

Did soon draw in again. 0» Htr Fett. 

I saw a flie withm a beade 

Of amber cleanly buried.' On a Flf buritd in Amitr. 

Gather ye rose-buda while ye may, 

Old Time is still a-flyiDg, 
And this same flower, that saulea tonlay, 

To-morrow will be dying.' 

Tu Ike Virgint lo make Msci 0/ Timt. 

Her eyes the glow-worm lend thee. 
The shooting-stArs attend thee ; 

And the elves also, 

Whose little eyes glow 
Like the sparks of fire, befriend thee. 

Night Piice lo Jtlia. 
' Compare Suckling. Vtgt 1G2. 
S Compare Bacon. Page 139. 

^ Let as crown ounetves with rcK-budB, before Ihef be witbsnd, 
-Witdom lifaoloBum, ii. 8. 


Cheny ripe, ripe, ripe, I cry, 

Full and fair ones, — come and buy ; 

If so be you ask me where 

They do grow, I answer, there. 

Where my Julia's lips do smile. 

There 's the land, or cherry-isle. Cherr\f Ripe, 

Fall on me like a silent dew. 

Or like those maiden showers, 
Which, by the peep of day, do strew 

A baptism o*er the flowers. 

To AfusiCf to becalm his Fever, 

Fair daffadills, we weep to see 

You haste away so soon : 
As yet the early rising sun 

Has not attained his noon. To DaffadtlU, 

A sweet disorder in the dress 
Kindles in clothes a wantonness. 

Delight in Diiorder. 

A winning wave, deserving note, 

In the tempestuous petticoat, — 

A careless shoe-string, in whose tie 

I see a wild civility, — 

Do more bewitch me, tlian when art 

Is too precise in every part. Ibid. 

Thus woe succeeds a woe, as wave a wave.* 

Sorrows Succeed. 

You say to me-wards your affection 's strong ; 
Pray love me little, so you love me long.^ 

Love me Little, Love me Lon<j. 

* See Shakespeare, UamUi, Page 118. Young's }iifjht Thoughts. 
Pape 203. 
■^ Compare Marlowe. Page 17. 












But I 

o'er the rose w 

thout tliG thorn.' 



Attempt the end, and ncTcr stanii to do 
Notiiiug 'a so liard but search will liiid i 


Sttk and Find. 


times do shift; 
liiiugs aacce«d, 

each thing his turn does hold i 

aa former things pjow oM, 

— ^ 



And though mine arm should conquer twenty worlds. 
There 'a a lean fellow beats all conquerors. 

014 /Vtaaatu. 
The best of men 
That e'er wore earth about him was a sufferer ; 
A soft, meek, patient, humble, tranquil spirit. 
The first true gentleman that ever breathed.* 

The Bonttt Wkort. Fart i. Att 1. Be. 19. 


Honest labour bears a lovely face. 

1 Ftowera of all hue, and withont thoni the rose. 

Millnn, ParadUt Lod, Bool W. lint 35G. 
^ Kil Inn dilGcilcst quin quirrendo mi-e<'ttmri poteiet. 

Terence, maulon-timorommtno,, iv. 2. 8. 

■ Of Ihe affitprini; of the gentilman Jsfclh, come Habnhun, 

Moyses, Aron, anit the profettysi >iid aIw the Kyng of the H|:ht 

lyne of Mary, of Klmni Ihal gcatUmaa Jbesiu wu borne. — Juliana 

Bernen, UeralJic Bliaonri/. 


JOH. 1638. 

T is just like a s^ M-cage in a garden ; the 

birds that are witho .ir to get in, and the birds 

that are within despa id are in a consumption, for 

fear they shall never gjt out.^ 

The While Devil. Act u 8e. 2. 

Condemn you me for that the duke did love me ? 

So may you blame some fair and crystal river, 

For that some melancholic, distracted man 

Hath drowned himself in 't. Act iii. Sc. 2. 

Glories, like glow-worms, afar ofF shine bright, 

But looked to near have neither heat nor light.^ 

Act iv. Sc, 4. 

1 Le manage est comme nne forteres»e assi^g^e ; ceux qui oont 
dehors veulent y entrer, et ceux qui sont dedans veulent en sortir. — 
Un proverbe Arabe. Quitard, Etudes sur Its Proverbes Franqais^ 
p. 102. 

It happens as with cages: the birds without despair to get tn« and 
tho^ within despair of getting out. — Montaigne, Essays, Ch. v. 
Book iii. 

Compare Sir John Davies. Page 145. 

Is not marriage an open question, when it is alleged, from the 
beginning of the world, that such as are in the institution wish to get 
out, and such as are out wish to get in ? — Emerson, Representative 
3 fen: Montaigne, 

3 Love is like a landscape which doth stand 
Smooth at a distance, rough at hand. 

Robert Hegge, On Love, 
We 're charmed with distant views of happiness, 
But near approaches make the proi^pect less. 

Yalden, Against Enjoyment, 
As distant prospects please us, but when near 
We find but desert rocks and fleeting air. 

Garth, The Dispensatory, Canto iii. Line 27. 
'T is dUtance lends enchantment to the view, 
And robes the mountain in its azure hue. 

Campbell, Pleasures of Hope, Part i. Line 7, 



CkU for the robin-redbreast aiid the wren, 
SinCT o'or shady groves they hover. 
And Willi leaves and flowers do cover 
Tlie friendless bodies of unburied men. 

The Wliite Deril. Ad v. 8c. 2. 

Is not old wine wboleeomcst, old pippins toothsom- 
est, old wood bums brightest, old linen ^ash whitest? 
Old soldiers, sweetheart, are surest, aud old lovers are 
soundest.' Wtitaani But, Aa ii. Se. i. 

WILLIAM BASSE. 1613-1648. 

Renowned Spenser, lie a thought more nigh 

To learned Chaucer, and rare Beaumont lie 

A little nearer Spenser, to make room 

For Shakespeure in your threefold, fourfold tomb.* 


He [Sir John Hambden] had a head to contrive, a 
tongue to persuade, and a hand to execute any mis- 
chief.' BUtortj oflhi Rebttlwu. Vol. iij. Book vu. { M. 

J See Appendix, p. 630. 

' Compare Jonaon. Taire 148. 

■ In every dred of miBchief he hsil a heart to reaolve, B beid to 
rantrive, and a hand to execute — Gibbon, Dcclint and Fall of (Ae 
Romiva En^re, CA. zlviii. 

Heart to conceive, llie nnden>landin(> to direct, or the hand to 
cxecDIe. — Joniiu, LeUcr xxxvii., Feb. 14,1770. 


RICHARD CRASHAW. Circa 1616-1650. 
The conscious water saw its Grod and blushed.^ 


Whoe'er she be, 

That not impossible she, 

That shall command my heart and me. 

Wisktt to hit Suppoted Mistreu, 

Where'er she lie, 

Locked up from mortal eye, 

In shady leaves of destiny. Hid, 

Days that need borrow 

No part of their good morrow, 

From a fore^pent night of sorrow. Ihid. 

Life that dares send 

A challenge to his end, 

And when it comes, say. Welcome, friend ! Ibid, 

Sydneian showers 

Of sweet discourse, whose powers 

Can crown old Winter's head with flowers. Jbid. 

A happy soul, that all the way 

To heaven hath a summer's day. 

In Praise o/Leuius^s Rule of Etalih, 

The modest front of this small floor, 

Believe me, reader, can say more 

Than many a braver marble can, — 

" Here lies a truly honest man ! " 

Epitaph upon Mr, Ashton, 

^ K}inpha pudica Deum vidit, ct erubuit. 

Epit/. Sacra. Aqua in vinum verue, p. 299. 



The world 's a theatre, the oarth a Stage 
TV'liieb Go)t and nature du with actors fill. 

ApnlosafoT Actort. 

I bold he loves me best that calls me Tom. 

UiirarthUoflkeBlentdABselti. £i/. loas. Fagi 

Seven citiea warred for Homer being dead ; 

Who living Lad no roofe to shrowd his head.' Poj. 

Her that ruled tbe rost in the kitchen.* 

muory of [r.,«e«. E<1. 1G24, Puff. 


The assembled souls of all that men held wise. 

Gondibtrl. Book ii. Canto v. St. 37. 
Since knowledge is but sorrow's spy, 
It is not safe to know.* The Juit Italian. Att v. 8c. 1. 

JOHN MTINTHROP. 1588-1649. 
A liberty to that only which is good, jnst, and honest. 

J.ife and Lttltn. ii. 311. 
J Great Homer's birth revnn rival cities claim, 
Too mighty sarh monnpoly of Fame. 

Thomo* Seward, On Shattiptart'i Monamtnt at 
Strtn wealthy towns cnntend for Homer dt^d, 
Through which the living Homer begged his bread. Attnt. 

* See Apprndix^ p. 647, 
» Compare Prior. Ptgi S41. 




SIR JOHN DENHAM. 1615-1668. 

Though with those' streams he no resemhlance hold, 
Whose foam is amber and their gravel gold ; 
Ills genuine and less guilty wealth t' explore, 
Search not his bottom, but survey his shore. 

Cooper*s Uill, Line 165. 

0, could I flow like thee, and make thy stream 
My great example, as it is my theme ! 
Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet not dull ; 
Strong without rage ; without overflowing full. Line 189. 

Actions of the last age are like almanacs of the last 

year. The Sophy. A Tragedy. 

But whither am I strayed ? I need not raise 

Trophies to thee from other men's dispraise ; 

Nor is thy fame on lesser ruins built ; 

Nor needs thy juster title the foul guilt 

Of Eastern kings, who, to secure their reign. 

Must have their brothers, sons, and kindred slain.^ 

On Mr. John Fletcher's Works. 


God sifted a whole nation that he might send choice 
grain over into this wilderness.^ 

Election Sermon at Boston, April 29, 1669. 

1 Poets are snlUns, if they had their will ; 
For every anther would his brother kill. 

Orrery, "in one of his Prolo^es,*' says Johnson. 
Compare Pope, Prologue to the Satires^ Line 197. 
< God had sifted three kingdoms to find the wheat for this planting. 

Longfellow, Courtship of Miles Standish, iv. 




Oh! could you view the melody 

Of every grace, 

And music of her face,' 
You 'd drop a tear ; 

Seeing more hurmouy 

In her bright eye, 
Thim now you h'eur. Orphevt to Biaot. 

I could not lore ihee, dear, so much. 
Loved I not honour more. 

To Lvcatla, on gong to At Wan. 

When flowmg cups pass swiftly round 
With no allaying Thames.* 

To AUhtafnatPruim, ii. 

Fishes, that tipple in the deep, 
Know no such liberty. Hid, 

Stone walla do not a prison make, 

Nor iron bars a cage ; 
Minds innocent and quiet take 

That for ati hermitage ; 
If I have freedom in my love, 

And in my soul am free, 
Angels alone that soar above 

Enjoy such liberty. Ibid. ir. 

1 Thera la music in (ho beauly, and the silent note wbich Capid 
■trikes, far BWG«t«r than the >aund of an tnatnunent. — Sir Tbomai 
Browne, Rilig. Mtd., Part ii. Sec. ix. 

The mind, tbe mtuic breathing from h«r face. 

Byron, BHdt of Ab^doi, Canto i. St. B. 

I See Sbikespeue, CoriotanM. Page T6. 

COWLEY. 178 

ABRAHAM COWLEY. 1618-1667. 

What Bhall I do to be for ever known. 

And make the age to come my own ? The Motto, 

His time is for ever, everywhere his place. 

Friendship in Abnnct. 
We spent them not in toys, in lusts, or wine ; 

But search of deep philosophy, 

Wit, eloquence, and poetry ; 
Arts which I loved, for they, my friend, were thine. 

On the Death of Mr, William Harvey. 

Elafaithy perhaps, in some nice tenets might 

Be wrong ; his /(/<?, I 'm sure, was in the right.* 

On the Death of Crathaw. 

We grieved, we sighed, we wept: we never blushed 


Discourse concerning the Government of Oliver Cromwell. 

The thirsty earth soaks up the rain. 
And drinks and gapes for drink again ; 
The plants suck in the earth, and are 
With constant drinking fresh and fair. 

From Anaereon. Drinking. 
Should every creature drink but I ? 
Why, man of morals, tell me why ? Ibid. 

A mighty pain to love it is. 

And 't is a pain that pain to miss ; 

But of all pains, the greatest pain 

It is to love, but love in vain. Gold. 

^ For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, 
He can*t be wrong whose life is in the right. 

Pope, Essay on Man^ Ep. iii. Line 306. 


174 COWLET. 

Hope, of all ilia that mi?D endure, 

Tliu ouJy cheap and uuivereal euro. . fjr Bapt. 

The adorning theo with eo much art 

Is but It barbarous skill ; 
*T ia like the poisoning of a dart, 

Too ai)t before to kill. The n-aitixg HaiJ. 

XotliLiig 13 there to come, and nothing puE'r 
But ^Q eternal uow docs always lasL' 

DarideU. Bwk I. Z.i'iic3fi1. 

An harmle*a flaming meteor shone for hair, 
And ftll adown his lihoulders with loose care.' 

L-;..i ii. Li«t 103, 
The monster LoadoD .... 

Let but thy wicked men from out thee go, 
And all the fools thut crowd thee bo, 
Even thou, who dost thy millions boast, 
A village less than Islington wilt grow, 

A solitude almost 0/SoliluJe. 

God the first garden made, and the first city Cain.* 

Tke GardtB. Emf T. 

Hence, ye profane, I hate ye all, 
Both the great vulgar and the small. 

//orow. Boak jli. Odt I. 

Charmed with the foolish whistling of a name.* 

TrVjiV, GtvTyiei. Book ii. Liitt 72. 
Words that weep and tears that speak.' The prapkei. 

1 One of OUT poete (which is it?) speaks of >n tvtrlailing how, — 
Soulbcy, Tkt Duetor. tb. xxv. p. 1. 

' OimpanGny, The Bard. Psge SST. 
« Cuiiiiinre Baton, 0/ Garden!. Page 138. 
< ltavi»li«d vitb llie wliistlin^c of a name. 

Pope, Euity on Man, Ep. ir. Liin 383. 
^ Tliougliti lliat brealbe, aud vronis lliM bum. 

Gray, Pro^rtu (ffPoeig, iii. S, 1. 

WALLER. 17& 

EDMUND WALLER. 1605-1687. 

The soul's dark cottage, battered and decayed. 
Lets in new light through chinks that Time has made.' 
Stronger by weakness, wiser men become, 
As they draw near to their eternal home. 

Vertes upon his Divine Poesy. 

Under the tropic is our language spoke. 
And part of Flanders hath received our yoke. 

Upon the Death of the Lord Protector, 

A narrow compass ! and yet there 

Dwelt all that 's good, and all that 's fair : 

Give me but what this riband bound, 

Take all the rest the sim goes round. On a Girdle. 

And keeps that palace of the soul.^ 0/ Tea, 

Go, lovely rose ! 
Tell her that wastes her time and me 

That now she knows. 
When I resemble her to thee. 
How sweet and fair she seems to be. Go, lovely Rose. 

How small a part of time they share 

That are so wondrous sweet and fair ! Ibid. 

Illustrions acts high raptures do infuse, 
And every conqueror creates a muse. 

Panegyric on Cromwell, 

^ Drawing near her death, she sent most pious thonghta as har- 
bingers to heaven ; and her soul saw a glimpse of happiness through 
the chinks of her sicknesa-broken body. — Fuller, Holy and Profane 
State, Book i. Ch. 2. 

To vanish in the chinks that Time has made. — Rogers, Pastum. 

^ The dome of thought, the palace of tlie soul. 

Byron, Childe Uarold^ Canto ii. St. 0. 

Poeta lose half tlie pntise they should have got, 
Coulii it be known what iLey discreetly bluL 

Upon Raicommon-i Traaa. o/Boreef, Dt Artt Pattiea. 

Could we forbear dispute, and practise love, 
We should agree us angels do above. 

Divitit Luce. Catio ill. 

That eagle's fate and mine are one, 

AMiich, on the shaft thai made him die, 

Espied a feather of his own, 

A\ni ere with be wont to soar so high.* 

To a Lad) linyifi/ a Song if hii Compoilrj. 

The yielding marble of her snowy breast. 

On a Ladypatiing through a Crowd <tfFe<^i. 

For all we know 

Of what the blessed do above 

Is, that they sing, and that they love. 

While J linen to Ity Voice. 

So in tbe Libj-tn hbls It is told 
That unre ui eagle, stricken with a dart. 
Said, when he saw the tuhion of the shift, 
" With oar own fe^lheis, not bj other's haiidi. 
Are we now Hmitten." 

j£9cbjlns, Fragm. 123, Pluroptre'a TruuUtion. 
So (he Blruck engle, stretched npon the pUin, 
So more through rolling clouds to soar again, 
Tlevred his own feather on the fatal dan, 
And winged the abaft (bat quivered in his heart- 
Byron, English Bards omf Scotch Reriemtri, Liitt 836. 
Like a young eagle, who has lent his plume 
To Hedge the shaft by which be meets bis doom, 
See their own fcatbera plucked, to wing )ho dart 
Which rank corruplion destines far their heart. 

Thomas Moore, Corruption. 

. . , - BBOWNE. 177 

SIB THOMAS BROWNE. 1605-1682. 

Too rashly charged the troops of error, and remain 
as trophies unto the enemies of truth. 

Beliffio Medici. Part i. See. vi. 

Rich with the spoils of nature.^ Part i. Sec. xiii. 

Nature is the art of God.* Part i. See. xvi. 

There is music in the beauty, and the silent note 
which Cupid strikes, far sweeter than the sound of an 
instrument.* Part U. See. ix. 

Sleep is a death ; O make me try 

By sleeping what it is to die, 

And as gently lay my head 

On my grave as now my bed ! Part H. See. nil. 

Ruat ccelum, fiat voluntas tua.^ Und. 

Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes and pom- 
pous in the grave. Um Burial, Ch. v. 

Quietly rested under the drums and tramplings of 
three conquests. Bnd. 

Herostratus lives that burnt the temple of Diana, he 
is almost lost that built it.^ Ihid. 

What song the Sirens sang, or what name Achilles 
assumed when he hid himself among women. Thid. 

^ Rich with the spoils of time. — Gray, ^(ffSi St. 13. 

* The course of nature is the art of God. 

Toung, Night ThoughU, ix. Line 1987. 
' Compare Lovelace. Page 172. 

* Compare Herbert. Page 161. 
B Compare Gibber. Page 347. 



JOHN MILTOX. 1G08-1S74. 

Of Man's first disobedience, and the fruit 
Of tlial forbidden tree, whose mortal laste 
Brought denth into the world, anil all our woe. 

PurarfiM LoU. Book i. Line 1. 

Or if Sion hill 
Delight thee more, and SUoa's brook, that flowed 
Fast by the orade of God. Lim 10. 

Things iujatt«mpted yet in prose or rhyme. ti«< 18. 

What in me is dark 
Ulumine, what is low raise and support ; 
That to the height of tliis great argumeot 
I may assert eternal Providence, 
And justify the ways of God to men.* LUt 33. 

As far as angels' ken. Lint 08. 

Tet from those flames 
No light, but rather darkness visible. £i» 61. 

Where peace 
And rest can never dwell, hope never comes 
That comes to all. £iiw et. 

What though the field be loBtP 
All is not lost; the unconquerable will, 
Aud study of revenge, immortal hate. 
And courage never to submit or yield. Limt lOk 

To be weak is miserable, 
Doing or sofferiug. Limt UT. 

> Batfindicalc tbe ways of God to man. 

Pope, Emy on Man, Ep. i. Limt IS. 

MILTON. 179 

And oat of good still to find means of evil. 

Paradise Lott, Book i. Line 165. 

Farewell happy fields, 
Where joy for ever dwells : hail, horrors ! Line 249 

A mind not to be changed by place or time. 

The mind is its own place, and in itself 

Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.^ Line 253 

Here we may reign secure, and in my choice 

To reign is worth ambition, though in hell : 

Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven. Line 2C1. 

Heard so oft 
In worst extremes, and on the perilous edge 
Of battle. Line 275 

His spear, to equal which the tallest pine 

Hewn on Norwegian hills, to be the mast 

Of some great ammiral, were but a wand, 

He walked with to support uneasy steps 

Over the burning marie. Line 292. 

Thick as autumnal leaves that strew the brooks 

In VaUombrosa, where the Etrurian shades 

High over-arched imbower. Line 302. 

Awake, arise, or be for ever fallen ! Line 330. 

Spirits when they please 
Can either sex assume, or both. Line 42.3. 

Execute their airy purposes. Line 430. 

When night 
Darkens the streets, then wander forth the sons 
Of Belial, fiown with insolence and wine. Line 500. 

> Compare Booh iv. Line 75. 


Igjtf HILTOK. 

TV '«f<^a) ^nfiigiif which, full lugh advuKwd, 
Sllwa# like « lui^teor, Etrcamiog to the vrind.^ 

Fanvlita LoaC Beok i. Line B3& 

$MK<(^^<» metal blowing martial sounds *. 

X^ ohioh the unirersal hoBt npEeut 

Jl slH'ut that tore bell's concaTo, and beyond 

ir^tshted the reign of Chaos and old Ntght. Lint mo. 

In prfeot phalani, to the Dorian mood 

Oi iiuit-£ and soft recorders. list 560. 

His form had jrt not lost 
All lior nrifnnal liri;.'lilness, cor appearwl 
Les£ than archangel mined, and the excess 
Of glory obscured. Imm m. 

In dim eclipse, disastrous twilight sheds 
On half the nutions, and with fear of change 
Perplexes monarchs. Lint an. 

Thrice he assayed, and thrice ui spite of Kom 

Tears such as angels weep, burst forth. UMtU. 

Who overcomes 
By force, hath overcome but half his foe. Lint MS. 

Mammon, the least erect«d spirit that fell 
Prom heaven ; for e'en in heaven his looks and thonghta 
Were altrays downward bent, admiring more 
Tl)e riches of heaven's pavement, trodden gold. 
Than aught divine or holy else enjoyed 
In vision beatific. Lin* en. 

Let none admire 
That riches grow in hell : that soil may best 
Deserve the precious bane. Lint 8S0. 

MILTON. 181 

Anon out of the earth a fabric huge 

Rose, like an exhalation. Paradise Lott, Book i. JLtne 710. 

From mom 
To noon he feD, from noon to dewy eve, 
A summer's day ; and with the setting sun 
Dropped from the zenith like a falling star. Line 742. 

Faery elves, 
Whose midnight revels, by a forest-side 
Or fountain, some belated peasant sees. 
Or dreams he sees, while overhead the moon 
Sits arbitress. Lint 781. 

High on a throne of royal state, which far 

Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind, 

Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand 

Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold, 

Satan exalted sat, by merit raised 

To that bad eminence. Book ii. Lint 1. 

Surer to prosper than prosperity 

Could have assured us. Lint 39. 

The strongest and the fiercest spirit 
That fought in heaven, now fiercer by despair. Line 44. 

Rather than be less, 
Cared not to be at all. Line 47. 

My sentence is for open war. Lint 51. 

That in our proper motion we ascend 

Up to our native seat : descent and fall 

To us is adverse. Line 75. 

When the scourge 
Inexorable and the torturing hour 
Call us to penance. Lint 90. 

Wliiuh, if not viclory, is yet revenge. 

Paradiic Lett. Boot ii. Line 

But 1)11 irna false and hollow ; thounli Iiis tongue 
Dropped mantui, and could make the worse appear 
The better reason, lo perplex and ilusb 
Malurest couDaele. Line 

The ethereal mouid 
liicijpable of Blain wotild soon eipe! 
Hi-r miscliief, and purge oS the baser fire. 
Victorious. Thus repuUed, our fiua] hope 
Is fliit despair. Z-iW 

Fur vilnj would lose, 
Tliough full of pain, this intbllectual beiog. 
Those thoughts that wander through eternity, 
To perish rather, swallowed up and lost 
In the wide womb of uncreated night? Lint 

Wis red right hand.' Liin 

Unrespited, unpitied, unreprieved. Limt 

The never-ending flight 

Of future days. Lint 

Our torments also may in length of time 

lieoome our elements. Liae 

With grave 
Aspect he rose, and in his risiiig seemed 
A [)illar of state ; deep on his front engraven 
Deliberation sat, and public care ; 
And princely counsel in his face yet shone, 
Majestic though in ruiti. Sage he stood, 
With Atlantean shoulders, fit to bear 
The weight of mightiest monarchies; bis look 

1 Bal>eut« di'xlera. — Ilaracc, Od. 1. 3. S. 



BOLTON. 188 

Drew audience and attention still as night 

Or summer's noontide air. Paradise Lost. Booh ii. Line 900. 

The palpable obscure. Line 406. 

Long is the way 
And hardy that out of hell leads up to light Lint 432. 

Their rising all at once was as the sound 

Of thunder heard remote. Lint 476. 

The lowering element 
Scowls o'er the darkened landscape. Line 490. 

Oh, abame to men ! devil with devU damned 

Firm concord holds, men only disagree 

Of creatures rational. Lint 496. 

In discourse more sweet, 
For eloquence the soul, song charms the sense, 
Others apart sat on a hill retired, 
In thoughts more elevate, and reasoned high 
Of providence, foreknowledge, will, and fate. 
Fixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute ; 
And found no end, in wandering mazes lost Lint 555. 

Vain wisdom all, and false philosophy. Lint 565. 

Arm the obdured breast 
With stubborn patience as with triple steel. Lint 568. 

A gulf profound as that Serbonian bog 

Betwixt Damiata and Mount Casius old, 

Wliere armies whole have sunk : the parching air 

Bums frore, and cold performs the effect of fire. 

Thither by harpy-footed Furies haled 

At certain revolutions all the damned 

Are brought ; and feel by turns tlie bitter change 

Of fierce extremes, extremes by change more fierce. 

184 MILTON. 


From bedB of rsging fire to starve in ice 
Their soft ethereiil warmtli, and there to pina 
ImmoTable, infixed, auu frozen round, 
Periixls of time ; thence hurried back to fire. 

Paradlie LaH. Book i\. LUt BBS. 

O'er many a frozen, many a fiery Alp, 
Rocks, cavee, lakes, feus, bogs, flcuB, and fihodes of 
death. Hat 620. 

Gorgons, and Hydras, and Chlmoeras dire. Lint 928. 

The other shape. 
If shape it might be called, that alispe had none J^^ 
Distinguishable in member, joint, or limb, 
Or substance mij^ht be railed that fihadow seemed. 
For L'iicli hL'L'tcifi) •■Lilicr ; black it stood as m'ght. 
Fierce as ten furies, terrible as hell, 
And shook a dreadful dart. Xuw ML 

Satan waa now at hand. Lit m*. 

Whence and what art then, execrable shape ? Line OBI. 

Back to thy punishment, 

False fugitive, and to thy speed add wings. Li»e 690. 

So spake tlic grisly Terror. Lint TOt. 

Incensed with indignation Satan stood 

Unterrified, and like a comet burned, 

That fires the length of Ophiuchus huge 

In the arctic sky, and from his horrid hair 

Shakes pestilence and war. Lim tot. 

Their fatal hands 
No second stroke intend. Line TU. 

Grew darker at their frown. Lime TIB. 

MILTON. 186 

I fled, and cried out, Death ! 
Hell trembled at the hideous name, and sighed 
From all her caves, and back resounded. Death ! 

Paradise Lest. Booh ii. Liue 787. 

Before mine eyes in opposition sits 

Grim Death, my son and foe. Liue 808. 

Grinned horrible a ghastly smile, to hear 
His famine should be filled. Line 845. 

On a sudden open fly. 
With impetuous recoil and jarring sound, 
The infernal doors, and on their hinges grate 
Harsh thunder. Z«liie879. 

Where eldest Night 
And Chaos, ancestors of Nature, hold 
Eternal anarchy amidst the noise 
Of endless wars, and by confusion stand : 
For hot, cold, moist, and dry, four champions fierce, 
Strive here for mastery. Line 894. 

Into this wild abyss. 
The womb of Nature and perhaps her grave. Line 910. 

O'er bog or steep, through strait, rough, dense, or rare, 

With head, hands, wings, or feet, pursues his way. 

And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies. 

With ruin upon ruin, rout on rout. 

Confusion worse confounded. Line 995. 

So he with difficulty and labour hard 

Moved on, with difficulty and labour he. Line 1021. 

And fast by, hanging in a golden chain. 
This pendant world, in bigness as a star 
Of smallest magnitude, close by the moon. Line 1051. 


Hail, holj- light ! offspriug of lieaven first-born : 

Faradiit Lad. Book lii. Lint I. 

Tliu rising worid of wuters dark and deep, Liiu ii. 

Thoughts tliat voluntary move 
liannouiouB numbers. ilm 8T. 

Thus with the year 
Seasons return ; but not to me returns 
Day. or tim sweet approach oi even or mom, 
Or Biglit of vernal bloom, or eummer's rose. 
Or Hocks, or herds, or human face divine i 
But cloud iiistead, and eveNduring dark ' 

Surrounds me. from the cheerful ways of men 
Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair 
Presented with a UDiversal blank 
Of I«'ature's works, to me ezpnnged and rased, 
And wisdom at one entmnce quite shut ouL Lime w. 

Sufficient to have stood, though free to &11. LSat SB. 
Dark with excessive bright. Lint an. 

Eremites and friars, 
White, black, and gray, with all tlieir trumpery. 

Since called 
The Paradise of Fools, to few unknown. 


Lint WS. 

And oft, though wisdom wake, suspicion sleeps 
At wisdom's gate, and to simplicity 
Resigns her charge, while goodness thinks no 111 
Where no ill seems. Lint 6i 

The hell within him. 

Boot iv. Lint 80. 

Now conscience wakes despiur 
That slumbered, wakes the bitter memory 
Of what he was, what is, and what must be. 

MILTON. 187 

At whose sight all the stars 

Hide their diminished heads.^ 

Parodist Lost. Booh iv. Lint 34. 

A grateful mind 
Bj owing owes not, but still pays, at once 
Indebted and discharged. Lint &5. 

Which way shall I fly 
Infinite wrath, and infinite despair ? 
Which way I fly is hell ; myself am hell ; 
And, in the lowest deep, a lower deep. 
Still threatening to devour me, opens wide, 
To which the hell I suffer seems a heaven. Lint 73. 

Such joy ambition finds. Lint 92. 

So farewell hope, and with hope farewell fear, 

Farewell remorse : all good to me is lost. 

Evil, be thou my good. Lint 108. 

That practised falsehood under saintly shew, 
Deep malice to conceal, couched with revenge. 

Line 122. 

Sabean odours from the spicy shore 

Of Arabic the blest Lint 162. 

And on the Tree of Life, 
The middle tree and highest there that grew, 
Sat like a cormorant. Lint 194. 

A heaven on earth. Lint 208. 

Flowers worthy of paradise. Lint 241. 

Flowers of all hue, and without thorn the rose.^ 

Line 256. 

^ Ye little stars ! hide your diminished rays. 

Pope, Moral Essay s^ Epistle iii. Line 282. 
' Compare Herrick. Page 166. 


188 JIII.TON. 

For contemplation lie and valour tonned, 
For eoftnesa she and sweet attraelive grace; 
He for God only, she for God in him. 
Hia fair large front and eye Bublinie declared 
Absolute rule ; and byncinthiae locks 
Round from his parted forelock manly hung 
Clustering, but not bcneuth his shoulders broad. 

Faradiit Loit. Buoi iv. Lme SU. 

Subjection, but required with gentle sway. 
And by her yielded, hy him best received. 
Yielded with coy submission, modest pride, 
And sweet, rcluctanl, amorous dulay, Lim 

Adam the goodliest man of men since bom 
His sons, the direst of her daughters Eve. Lint Xt. 

And with necessity. 
The tyrant's plea, excused his devilish deeds. Li»t nt. 

As Jupiter 
On Juno smiles, when he impregns the clouds 
That sbed May flowers. Lia« MS. 

Imparadised in one another's arms. Li»t SOC. 

Now came still evening on, and twilight gray 
Had in her sober livery all things clad; 
Silence accompanied ; for beast and bird. 
They to their grassy couch, these to their nests, 
Were slunk, all hut the wakeful nightingale; 
She all night long her amorous descant sung; 
Silence was pleased : now glowed the firmament 
With living sapphires ; Hesperus, that ted 
The starry host, rode brightest, till the moon, 
Rising in clouded majesty, at length 
Apparent queen unveiled her peerless light, 
And o'er the dark her silver mantle threw. Lime M. 

MILTON. 189 

The timely dew of sleep. Paraditt Lett. Book iv. Line 614. 

With thee conversing, I forget aU time ; 

All seasons, and their change, all please alike. 

Sweet is the breath of mom, her rising sweet. 

With diarm of earliest birds ; pleasant the sun, 

When first on this delightful land he spreads 

His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and fiower, 

Glistering with dew ; fragrant the fertile earth 

After soft showers ; and sweet the coming on 

Of grateful evening mild ; then silent night 

With this her solemn bird and this fair moon, 

And these the gems of heaven, her starry train : 

But neither breath of mom when she ascends 

With charm of earliest birds, nor rising sun 

On this delightful land, nor herb, fmit, flower. 

Glistering with dew, nor fragrance after showers, 

Nor grateful evening mild, nor silent night 

With this her solemn bird, nor walk by moon, 

Or glittering starlight, without thee is sweet. Line 639. 

Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth 
Unseen, both when we wake, and when we sleep. 

Line 677. 

In naked beauty more adorned. 

More lovely than Pandora.* Line 713. 

Eased the putting off 
These troublesome disguises which we wear. Line 739. 

Haily wedded love, mysterious law, true source 

Of human offspring. Line 750. 

Squat like a toad, close at the ear of Eve. Line 800. 

^ When unadorned, adorned the most. 

Thomson, Autumn, Line 204 

^^K£1Z_^^H ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^H 

]0» MILTOS. 




Rtai Unu intrat Ithurii?! with bis sp«ar 

t^clied Uglitly ; [or Do f^ilsebooa cud endure 

Touch of celestial temper. 

Pamiiiit LoH. Book ir. Lim 


Not to know me argues youreeJves unknown. 

The lowest of your throng. Lin 

f *» 

Abashed the devil stood. 

Virtue in ber shape bow lovely. l.m 


AU heU broke looRe. Lin 


Like Teneriff or Atlas unreiuoved. /,■« 


The starry cope 
Of heaven. Li»e •». 

Murmuring, and with him fled the shades of nighL 

LiM 1014. 
Now mom, her rosy steps in the eastern clime 
Advandng, sowed the earth with orient pearl, 
When Adam waked, so customed, for his sleep 
Was aery-light, from pure digestion bred. 

Book V. Lint I. 

Hung over her enamoured, and beheld 

Beauty which, whether waking or asleep. 

Shot forth peculiar graces. Z.uu It. 

My latest found, 
Heaven's last, best gift, my ever new delight. Line 18. 

Good, the more 
Commonicated, more abunduut grows. Xiik ti. 

These are thy glorious works, Parent of good ! 

Fairest of stars, last in the train of night, 
If better thou belong not to the dawn. £i>« 10B. 

MILTON. 191 

A wilderness of sweets. Paradise Lott, Booh V. X,ifi6 894. 

Another mom 
Risen on mid-noon. Lint 310. 

So sajing, with despatchful looks in haste 

She turns, on hospitable thoughts intent. Lint 331. 

Nor jealousy 
Was understood, the injured lover's hell. Lint 449. 

The bright consummate flower. Lint 481. 

Thrones, dominations, princedoms, virtues, powers. 

Lint 601. 

Thev eat, they drink, and in communion sweet 

Quaff immortality and joy. Lint 037. 

Satan ; so call him now, his former name 

Is heard no more in heaven. Lint 658. 

Midnight brought on the dusky hour 
Friendliest to sleep and silence. Lint 667. 

Innumerable as the stars of night. 

Or stars of morning, dewdrops, which the sun 

Impearls on every leaf and every flower. Lint 745. 

So spake the seraph Abdiel, faithful found 

Among the faithless, ^thful only he. Lint 896. 

Waked by the circling hours, with rosy hand 
Unbarred the gates of light. Booh vi. Lint 2. 

Servant of Grod, weU done. Lint 29. 

Arms on armour clashing brayed 
Horrible discord, and the madding wheels 
Of brazen chariots raged ; dire was the noise 

Of conflict. Lint 209. 



Viul iu every part . 


CauDOt but by MinilulatiM di& 

Far off his coining ■hone. 

More safe I eing with Burtal Totee, iMmifBt " ' '" '"^' 
To hoarse or maM, thon^ fiJleU on eiO dijn," " ' . 
On evil daya though fdlen, aad citU Ungnea. 

StUl govern (boa mj tong, 
Urania, and fit audience taS, thon^ iBB#." '■"'- JMitH 
MdwMA .'■..i.-i.a 

Her ever-daring gates, hazmonioos aoaikl I 

On golden hinges moving. Lint 906. 

Hither, as to their fountain, other stars 

Repairing, in their golden oms draw light. Line 3U. 

Now halt appeared 
The tawny lion, pawing to get free 
His hinder parts. Lint W3. 

With sanctity of reason. Li»e 607. 

A broad and ample road, whose dust is gold, 

And pavement stars, as stars to thee appear 

Seen in the galaxy, that milky way 

Which nightly as a circling zone thou seest 

Powdered with stars. Line 677. 

The Angel ended, and in Adam's ear 

So charming left his voice, that he awhile 

Thought him still speaking, still stood fixed to hear. 

Book riii. Lint 1. 
There swift return 
Diurnal, merely to officiate light 
Bound this opacous earth, this punctual spot. Lint si. 

MILTON.. 198 

And grace that won who saw to wish her stay. 

Paradise Lott, Book viii. Line 49. 

And, touched by her fair tendance, gladlier grew. 

Line 47. 

With centric and eccentric scribbled o'er, 

Cycle and epicycle, orb in orb. Line 83. 

Her sUent course advance 
With inoffensive pace, that spinning sleeps 
On her soft axle. Line 163. 

Be lowly wise. Line 173. 

To know 
That which before us lies in daUy life, 
Is the prime wisdom. Line 192. 

Liquid lapse of murmuring streams. Line 2G3. 

And feel that I am happier than I know. Line 282. 

Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye, 

In every gesture dignity and love. Line 488. 

Her virtue and the conscience of her worth, 

That would be wooed, and not unsought be won. 

Line 502. 

She what was honour knew. 
And with obsequious majesty approved 
My pleaded reason. To the nuptial bower 
I led her blushing like the mom : all heaven 
And happy constellations on that hour 
Shed their selectest influence ; the earth 
Gave sign of gratulation, and each bill ; 
Joyous the birds ; fresh gales and gentle airs 
Whispered it to the woods, and from their wings 
Flung rose, flung odours from the spicy shrub. Line 508. 

The sum of earthly bliss. Line 522. 





tin -SULTOK. 



So well 10 know 
Hit onn, that what she wills to do or say 
S'-iins wisest, virtuousest. discreetest. best. 

Paradiit Lott. Boot vii 


i. Lint H8. 

Aiiusc not Nature, she hath done her part ; 
Ik> tlioit hut thine. 

Those graceful acts, 

From all lier words and actious. 

LUe MI. 

With a smile that glowed 
Cclcsiiiil rosy red, love's proper hue. 


My iiuj-iremoditatod verse, Bi>ot i) 

Pleased me, long choosing and beginning Ute. £ih IS. 

Unless an age too lat«, or cold 
Climate, or years, damp my inteaded wing. Lima u. 

Revenge, at first thongfa sweet, 
Bitter ere long back on itsdf reauls. Um in. 

The work under oar Uboor grows. 
Luxurious by ivstraint. Limt MS. 

Smiles from reason flow, 
To hnite ilenied. and are of love the food. Um SD. 

Fi>r adiiwie someiimes is best sori^y. 

And ^bort nHireineiit urees sweet rtiom. Liat 9tf. 

At ^ut of eTvnin^ flowers. LimtKi. 

As oiH' « hi> Uin^ in jiopiiloQS ciiy pent. 

XMterv Ik>uas tW^ ami sewers anooy the air. Lmt to. 

^> ^i\Kd ibe ti^upner. Limi ml 

II.^v (leTabw, mod joy 
fif^kt^tts bis vt^^st. Limrm. 

MILTON. 195 

Left that command 
Sole daughter of his voice.^ 

Paradise Lost. Book ix. Line 652. 

Earth felt the wound ; and Nature from her seat, 
Sighing through all her works, gave signs of woe, 
That all was lost. Line 782. 

In her face excuse 
Came prologue, and apology too prompt. Line 853. 

A pillared shade 
High overarched, and echoing walks between. Line 1106. 

Tet I shall temper so 
Justice with mercy, as may illustrate most 
Them fully satisfied, and thee appease. Book x. Line 77. 

So scented the grim Feature, and upturned 

His nostril wide into the murky air, 

Sagacious of his quarry from so far. Line 279. 

How gladly would I meet 
Mortality my sentence, and be earth 
Insensible ! how glad would lay me down 
As in my mother's lap ! Line 775. 

Must I thus leave thee. Paradise ? thus leave 
Thee, native soil, these happy walks and shades ? 

Book xi. Line 269. 
Then purged with euphrasy and rue 
The visual nerve, for he had much to see. Line 414. 

Moping melancholy. 
And moon-Btmck madness. Line 485. 

And over them triumphant Death his dart 
Shook, but delayed to strike, though oft invoked. 

Line 491. 
^ Stem dAoghter of the voice of God. — Wordsworth, Ode to Duty, 



So ranj'st ihon Utc, till like ripe frail thou drop 

liitii Uiy mother's Inp. ParodUa Lull. Boui xi. Laii SM. 

Niir love thy life, nor hate; but what thou liv'at 
Livn well ; how long or short permit to heaven.' 

Lmt t:a. 
A bevy of fair women, iinr tsa. 

Tlie bruzen throat of war. Tia. 

Some natural tears they dropped, but wiped them souu ; 
Thf world was all before them, where to choose 
Thfir place of rest, and Providfiice ibfir jnii'le. 
Tbey. hand in liai.d, wiLli «:iiiil,>ni.i; .-Irp*- m<\ ^low. 
Through Eden took iheir sofitary way. 

Book lil. Lime 64C. 

Beauty stands 
In the admiration only of weak minds 

Led captive. ParadUt Rtgaintd. Book li. Litit SSO. 

Rocks whereon greatest men hare oftest wrecked. 

i.iiu! 228. 

Of whom to be dispraised were no small praise. 

Book iii. Lnu se. 
Elephants endorsed with towers. Luura». 

Syene, and where the shadow both way falls, 

Meroe, Nilotic isle. Book \y. Xihb TO. 

Dusk faces with white silken turbans wreathed. Lni T«. 

The childhood shows the man. 
As morning shows the day.* Li»t 2!o. 

Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arta 

.Vud eloquence. Lint 210. 

1 .Siiminum nw metuu diem, nee optei Hutial, Lib. x. 4T. 19. 

" The child is fuher a[ tbe man. 

Wotdnrorth, Jfjr Etart Lt^t Up. 

MILTON. 197 

The olive grove of Academe, 
Plato's retirement, where the Attic bird 
Trills her thick-warbled notes the summer lonff. 

Paradise Regained . Book iv. Line 244. 

Thence to the famous orators repair, 

Those ancient, whose r^istless eloquence 

Wielded at will that fierce democratic, 

Shook the arsenal, and fulmined over Greece, 

To Maccdon, and Artaxerxes' throne. Line 267. 

Socrates .... 

Whom well inspired the cft^cle pronounced 

Wisest of men. Line 274. 

Deep versed in books, and shallow in himself. Line 327. 

As children gathering pebbles on the shore. Line 3:J0. 

Till morning fair 
Came forth with pilgrim steps in amice gray. Line 426. 

dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon, 

Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse 

Without all hope of day ! Samson Agonistes, Line 80. 

The sun to me is dark *. 

And silent as the moon. 

When she deserts the night 

Hid in her vacant interlunar cave. Line 81. 

Ran on embattled armies clad in iron. Line 129. 

Just are the ways of Grod, 

And justifiable to men ; 

Unless there be who think not God at all. Line 293. 

What boots it at one gate to make defence, 

And at another to let in the foe ? Line 560. 

. t 

^ ^ MILTON. 

Iful wHvi U thli ? whikt thing of sea or had? 

Ir'vuult- \4 MX it (K>eius. 

Vhi;)! HI tn'(l(*cku(l, oruute, and gny, 

^Wtw lhi» wny sdUing 

^tki' H BtHtoly Hhip 

^U 't^t^lu«, bauDil for the isles 

tU Jiivuii or Undire, 

>Yitli ull her bravery od, nnd tackle tnm, 

SrtiU iUlod, luiil Btreainers wavinj;, 

i\t)irlP<l l>v all ihe winda tlutt hold them play. 

All niiiltcr Hccnt of odorous perfume 

U.r ll:irlimjrer. Sanson Jgonlitet. /,me HO. 

Yi't Iteauty, though injurions, bath strange power, 

.Vflcr offence returning, to regaim 

Love oiice possessed. Line IDDl. 

1 It' 'n gone, and nho kuova hov he may report 

Tliy wonb by adding fuel to the flame? Xiiu laeo. 

For evil news rides post, while good news baita. 

L;»t liSS. 
Auil lis iiu evening dragon came. 
Asjutilaut ou the perched roosU 
Awl nests in order Ring^t 

of tamo villatio fowl. Lou lOL 

Xi^lliing is hcrv- for tears, nothing to wail 
l*r kiux-k the hr^'ast. no weakness, no contempt. 
l^isprMise. or blame, nothing but well and fair. 
Awl what may quK't n$ In a death so noble. Limt ITU. 
AVve the smoke owl sitr of lids dim spot. 
Wliit'h meti ("all Earth. Crmta. Lmt6, 

That golden key 
riiat \>[n-s thv- (ctlat-e i>f eternity. iiV U. 

The us*iM;»g hi>rT\«- >'t' » h*** shady bmw^ Liai M. 

MILTON. 199 

From out the purple grape 

Crushed the sweet poison of misused wine. 

Comut. Line 46. 

These my sky-robes spun out of Irb' woof. Line 83. 

The star that bids the shepherd fold. Line 93. 

Midnight shout and revelry 

Tipsy dance and jollity. Line 103. 

Ere the blabbing eastern scout, 

The nice mom, on the Indian steep 

From her cabined loop-hole peep. Line 138. 

When the gray-hooded even, 

Like a sad votarist in palmer's weed, 

Rose from the hindmost wheels of Phoebus' wain. 

Line 188. 
A thousand fantasies 

B^n to throng into my memory, 

Of calling shapes, and beckoning shadows dire. 

And airy tongues, that syllable men's names 

On sands, and shores, and desert wildernesses. Line 205. 

welcome, pure-eyed Faith, white-handed Hope, 
Thou hovering Angel, girt with golden wings ! Line 213. 

Was I deceived, or did a sable cloud 

Turn forth her silver lining on the night ? Line 221. 

Can any mortal mixture of earth's mould 

Breathe such divine enchanting ravishment ? Line 244. 

How sweetly did they float upon the wings 

Of silence, through the empty-vaulted night, 

At every fall smoothing the raven down 

Of darkness till it smiled ! Line 249. 

Who, as they sung, would take the prisoned soul 
And lap it in Elysium. Line 2d6. 

^^, «j^ OffliiBir ot w-akin; 

r., ^^r jj«5 A*atures of the eleiueiit, 
■j,^ a, i)»»"Mkmr« of Uie rainbow live, 
■no fl*' '" *** P'^S'''^'' clouds. Lint ms. 

|. ,H«r » jt^niPy ''^'3 the path to heaven, 
n, IH^ ^^* ""*' ■^^"'- ''-''"^ 303. 

■I^rii^ lonf^lc veiled ruJe of Bircamiug light. /.iacMO- 

^^,4^ tvulil Bee to <lo what virtue nould 

n, k^vntk rudiaii.t light, tliougli bud and moon ^ 

f^p^ik ttiu f1itt gfia sunk. Ami wisdom's self 

.^f^^;^ to Eivect retired suliiudc. 

■jHnTf. with Iier best nurse C'onLein|ilation. 

j^ ^UiocH her feathers, and lets grow ber wliigs, 

1(%ni tn llio various bustle of resort 

IMVcv all-tu ruffled, and BDinetlmes Impaired. Linesa. 

^ lluit hne li^ht n-ithin hts own dear breast 
3(t(iv «it i" the etutre, and enjoy bright day ; 
Itat )>P that hides a dark eoul and foul thoughts 
MqiiIk''^'^'' walks under tlie midday sun. Lint 331. 

The unsimued heaps 
\it mi»er'M treasure. Hxr ana. 

T U fhsslity, my brother, chastity : 

Hhtt tliat has that is clad in complete steel. /.iir <ao. 

Nomt^ sny no evil Ihmg that walks by night, 

In fog, or fire, by lake or moorisli fen, 

lllue inejigre liag, or sluliboni unlaid ghost 

That breaks Ids magic chains at curfew time, 

No goblin, or swart fairy of the mine, 

Iluth hurtful power o'er true vir^nity. Hut in. 

w H 

MILTON. 201 

So dear to Heaven is saintly chastity, 

That when a soul is found sincerely so 

A thousand liveried angels lackey her. 

Driving far off each thing of sin and guilt. 

And in clear dream, and solemn vision. 

Tell her of things that no gross ear can hear, 

Till oft converse with heavenly habitants 

Begin to cast a beam on the outward shape. 

Comus. Line 453. 
How charming is divine philosophy ! 

Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose ; 

But musical as is Apollo's lute,^ 

And a perpetual feast of nectared sweets, « 

Where no crude surfeit reigns. Liue 476. 

And sweetened every musk-rose of the dale. Line 496. 

Filled the air with barbarous dissonance. Line 550. 

I was all ear. 
And took in strains that might create a soul 
Under the ribs of death. Line 560. 

That power 
Which erring men call Chance. Line 587. 

If this fail, 
The pillared firmament is rottenness. 
And earth's base built on stubble. Line 597. 

The leaf was darkish, and had prickles on it, 

But in another country, as he said. 

Bore a bright golden flower, but not in this soil : 

Unknown, and like esteemed, and the dull swain 

Treads on it daily with his clouted shoon. Line 631. 

1 Aa sweet and musical 
As bright Apollo's lute. 

Shakespeare, Loce*t Labour *t Lost^ Act iv. Sc, 3. 


Entered the very lime-twige of bia spells. 

And yet came off. Comui. Llacdte. 

This cordial julep here, 
Tliat flamea and dauces in liis cryalol iwunds. Liat 07-2. 

Budge doctora of the Stoic fur. Liiu TUT. 

And live like Nature's bustarda, not her sons. Lint'tT. 

It is for homely features to keep home. 

They bad tbeir name theoce ; coarse complexions. 

And cheeks of Borry grain, will eerve to ply 

Hie sampler, and to teuse the huswife's wool. Lint T4a. 

What seed a vermeil-tinctured lip for that, 

Lere-dartiDg eyes, or tresses like the mom ? Lint T5S. 

Swinish gluttony 
Ne'er looks to Heaven amidst his gorgeous feast, 
But with besotted base ingratitude 
Crams, and blasphemes his feeder. j:,is«TTS. 

Enjoy your dear wit, and gay rhetoric, 
That hath so well been taught her dazzling fence. 

His rod reversed, 
And backward mutters of diesevering power. Lint sia. 
Sabrina fair, 

Listfin where tliou art sitting 
Under the glassy, cool, tranBlucent wave, ^ 

In twisted braids of lilies knitting 
The loose train of thy amber-dropping hair. Line 8SV. 
But now my task is smoothly done, 
I can fly, or I can run. Lint 1018, 

Or, if Virtue feeble were, 
Heaven itself would stoop to her. Line loss. 

MILTON. 208 

I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude, 

And with forced fingers rude 

Shatter your leaves before the mellowing year. 

Lffcidas. Line 3. 

He knew 
Himself to sing, and build the lofty rh3rme. Line 10. 

Without the meed of some melodious tear. Line 14. 

Under the opening eyelids of the mom. Line 26. 

But O the heavy change, now thou art gone, 

Now thou art gone and never must return ! Line 87. 

The gadding vine. 4iine 40. 

And strictly meditate the thankless Muse. Line IB. 

To sport with Amaryllis in the shade. 

Or with the tangles of Neaira's hair. Line 68. 

Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise ^ 

(That last infirmity of noble mind) 

To scorn delights, and live laborious days ; 

But the fair guerdon when we hope to find. 

And think to burst out into sudden blaze, 

Comes the blind Fury with the abhorred shears. 

And slits the thin-spun life. Line 70. 

Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil. Line 78. 

It was that fatal and perfidious bark, 

Built in the eclipse, and rigged with curses dark. 

Line 100. 

The pilot of the Galilean lalte ; 

Two massy keys he bore, of metals twain 

(The golden oj>es, the iron shuts amain). £tnel09. 

1 Elrant quibu9 appetcntior famao vnderetiir, quando etiam sapi- 
entibus cupido gloria; novissima exuitor. — Tacitus, Hiitor.^ iv. 6. 


aw * MILTON. 

Mat ibal mo^anded engine nt the door 
StaMi^ Kadj to smite once, and smite no more. 

Dmw hither all your quaint enamelled eyc-^ 

That on the gre«Q tnrf sack th<? honcved Ghowera. 

Aad porpln all the grmind 'with vernal floTfen. 

Bria^ the railie primrose timt forsaken dies, 

TV lofted crow-toe. and pale jessamine, 

IV- while pink, and the pansy freaked trith jet, 

TT»e filowing violet. 

The musk-4T«e, and the weltattired woodtHoe, 

TTilh cowslips wan that hang the pensive head. 

And •rerv liower ihat sad embroidtrv wejr?, £f« ijfc 

Sh sinks the daj-«tar in the ocean-bed, 

Atnl vet anon repairs his droopin^head, 

Au<l trk'ks bis beams, and with new-spanned ore 

FLuueis in the forehead of the morning sky. Limt 168. 

T>.MUorrow to &esh woods, and pastuiea new. Line iM. 

Ilasto theo. Xymph, and bring with thee 

Jost, and youthful Jollity, 

(Ju)|>s, and Cranks, and wanton Wiles, 

XwU, and Becks, and wreallied SmOes. 

L' ABtgro, Li»t 3b. 
Sport, that wrinkled Care derides. 
And Laughter holding both his sides. - 

Come, and trip it as yon go, ^ 

Oil ihc light fiintastic loe, £iar c>' 

Till' mountain nymph, sw^et Liberty. Lbu ■^■.. 

Ami every shepherd tells his tale 
ITixlor ihe hamhom in tbe dale. Line ar. 

Mi'ii'lows trim with daisies pied. 
Shallow brooks, and rivers wide ; 


Towers and battlements it sees 

Bosomed high in tufted trees. 

Where perhaps some beauty lies, 

The cjmosure of neighbouring eyes. V Allegro. Lime 76. 

Herbs, and other country messes, 
Which the neat-handed Phdllis dresses. Line S6. 

To many a youth, and many a maid, 

Dancing in the chequered shade. Line 95. 

Then to the spicy nut-brown ale. Line loa 

Towered cities please us then. 

And the busy hum of men. Idne 117. 

Ladies, whose bright eyes 
Rain influence, and judge the prize. Line 121. 

Such sights as youthful poets dream 

On sunmier eves by haimted stream. 

Then to the well-trod stage anon, 

If Jonson's learned sock be on. 

Or sweetest Shakespeare, Fancy's child. 

Warble his native wood-notes wild. Line 129. 

And ever against eating cares 

Lap me in soft Lydian airs. 

Married to immortal verse,^ 

Such as the meeting soul may pierce, 

In notes, with many a winding bout 

Of linked sweetness long drawn out Line 135. 

Untwisting all the chains that tie 

The hidden soul of harmony. Line 143. 

The gay motes that people the sunbeams. 

Jl Penseroto. Line 8. 
^ Widdom married to immortal verse. 

Wordsworth, The Excurtionj Book vil 

206 MILTOir. 

And looks commerciiig with the ddeB, 

Thy nipt soul sitting iu thine eyes. //PcmerMo. ZmmMl 

Forget thyself to marUe. Lme 12. 

And join with thee calm Peace and Qaiet, 

Spare Fast, that oft with gods doth diet Lku 46. 

And add to these retired Leisure, 

That in trim gardens takes his pleasure. Line 48. 

Sweet bird, that shunn'st the noise of folly. 

Most musical, most melancholy ! ZtM 6L 

To behold the wandering moon, 

Riding near her highest noon, 

Like one that had been led astray 

Through the heaven's wide pathless way ; 

And oft, as if her head she bowed, 

Stooping through a fleecy cloud. Uhc 67. 

AMiere glowing embers through the room 

Teach light to counterfeit a gloom. Lime 79. 

Save tlie cricket on the hearth. Lint 82. 

Sometime let gorgeous Tragedy 

In 8cej)tre<l j>all come sweeping by. 

Presenting ThelK'S, or Pelops' line. 

Or tlie tale of Troy divine. Lint m. 

Or bid the soul of Orpheus sing 

Sudi notes as, warbled to the string, 

Diew iron tears down Pluto's cheek. Lint 105. 

Or call u]) him that left half told 

fllS story of Cambuscan bold. Lint 109. 

more is meant than meets the ear. Line lao. 

MttTON. 207 

Ending on the rustling leaves, 

With minute drops from off the eaves. 

// Pemeroso, Line 129. 

Hide me from day's garish eye. Line lil. 

And storied wmdows richly dight, » 0tf^ 

Casting a dim religious light. Line 159. 

Till old experience do attain 

To something like prophetic strain. Line 173. 

Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie. 

Arcades, Line 68. 
Under the shady roof 

Of branching elm star-proof. Line 88. 

No war or battle's sound 

Was heard the world around. 

Hymn on ChrisVs Nativity, Line 53. 

Time will run back, and fetch the age of gold. Line 135. 

Swinges the scaly horror of his folded tail. Line 172. 

The oracles are dumb, 

No voice or hideous hum 

Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving. 

Apollo from his shrine 

Can no more divine, 

With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. 

No nightly trance, or breathed spell 

Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell. 

Line 173. 

From haunted spring, and dale 

Edged with poplar pale, 

The parting genius b with sighing sent. Line 184. 

Peer and Baalim 

Forsake their temples dim. Line 197. 



yt" T«4t b; Rhukespeare, for iiis hoiiourcd boDCS,- 

IV bS>«r u( an nge in piled stones ? 

0^ r^^ hi* boUoiTpU relics Bhould l>e bid 

fnirr a tUkr-y-poiciliDg pyramid ? 

tftmt MB oi nu-'iuory, great heir of fame. 

Epitaph on Bhakc^eari. Lib* I, 

til m* MfMilclired in such ]K)inp doet lie, 

tlul tiHK* ''*'' '^"^ " tomb would wish to die. Lint IB. 

IVj li'iiiid Bolc« that close tlie ej-e of Any. 

r Sonntl fo tie Ifiglilitstit. 


■■ ■■■...■■..■/,. .(....-/T-^sfj-tirf,. 

The vTVMt EuMthian conqueror bid spare 
Ittf tumso of Piudarus, when temple and tower 
WVllt h> the ground. WitutktAmukmui»te*dedli>licCilf. 
'lltnl idil nwn eloquent. To tic iorfj Uarsant Lty. 

'rimt tTKuId hitvo made Quintilian stare and gasp. 

)>■ Ike DrtractioK tchich/olloictii upon mg wiiittf Ctrtatn 

l,t(<i<iiiii> llicy mean when they cry liberty. On Ht Same. 

Peace hath her victories 
Nil IvM rtmowneil than war. To the Lord Gtneral CrommtU. 

V.\\-\i ihi'iti who kept thy truth so pnre of old, 
^Vlii'ii ull our fathers worshipped sttx'ks and stones. 

On tit late ifauaerc in PitdmoM. 

Thoiifmnds at PTis bidding speed, 
And p'wt (iVr land and ocean without rest; 
They iiUo serve who only stand and wait. OnliSi BUMneu. 

What neiit rojiast shall feast ns, light and choice, 

( )f Altid tUhtr ? To 3fr. Laarenn. 

Iiimlrth, that after no repentingdrawB. TeCgrueStintMr. 

MTOION. 209 

For other things mild Heaven a time ordains, 
And disapproves that care, though wise in show, 
That with superfluous burden loads the day, 
And, when God sends a cheerful hour, refrains. 

Sonnet to Cgriac Skinner, 

Yet I argue not 
Against Heaven's hand or will, nor bate a jot 
Of heart or hope ; but still bear up and steer 
Right onward. Ibid. 

Of which all Europe rings from side to side. Ibid, 

But oh ! as to embrace me she inclined, 

I waked, she fled, and day brought back my night. 

On his Deceased Wi/e, 

fairest flower, no sooner blown but blasted, 
Soft silken primrose fading tiraelessly. 

Ode on the Death of a fair Infant^ dying of a Cough, 

Have hung 

My dank and dropping weeds 

To the stern god of sea. 

Translation of Horace, Booh \. Ode 5. 

For such kind of borrowing as thb, if it be not 
bettered by the borrower, among good authors is 
accounted Plagiare. Iconoclastes^ xxiii. 

Truth is as impossible to be soiled by any outward 

touch as the sunbeam.* Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce. 

A poet soaring in the high reason of his fancies, 

with his garland and singing robes about him. 

The Reason of Church Government, Int. Book ii. 

By labour and intent study (which I take to be my 
portion in this life), joined with the strong propensity 

1 See Bacon. Page 140. 



of nature, I might perhaps leave something bo written 
to after times, as they slioiild not williiigly let it die. 

Tkt BeaioR iif Chare}, Gottromtnt. Int. Boot ii. 

fiebolding ^le briglu vamtmmaav ii£ tnoft ia, fbe 
quiet and Btill air of deli^tfnl stodies. tiu. 

He who wonhl not ba frmlMto of hit hope to wtUb 
well hereafter in laodablfl tibii^ ought liltBMlt to'ba* 
true poem. ^oUn^ Brnmlfmimm 

His words, like bo mmj nimble and aity sertttoh^ 
trip about him St oommand. ..J*'^ 

Litigious temu, fat ccmtenlions, and flowing fees. 

Tractalt 0/ Edmealiot. 

I shall detain you no longer in the demonstration of 
what we should not do, but straight conduct ye to a hill- 
side, where I will point ye out the right path of a vir- 
tuous and noble education ; laborious indeed at the first 
ascent, hut else so BmooCh, so green, so full of goodly 
prospect, and melodious sounds on every side, that the 
harp of Orpheus was not more charming. Hid. 

Enllained with the study of learning and the admi- 
ration of virtue ; stirr«d up with high hopes of living 
to be brave men and worthy patriots, dear to God, and 
famous to all ages. lUd. 

In those vernal seasons of the year, when the air is 
calm and pleasant, it were an injury and sullenness 
against Nature not to go out and see her riches, and 
partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth. ibid. 

Attic tragedies of stateliest and most regal argument. 

As good almost kill a man as kill a good book ; who 
kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image ; 
but he who destroys a good hook kills reason itself. 

MILTON. 211 

A good book is the precious life-blood of a master- 
spirit embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life 

beyond life. Areopagitica, 

Seasoned life of man preserved and stored up in 
books. find. 

I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, un- 
exercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and 
sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race, where 
that inmiortal garland is to be run for, not without dust 
and heat. Ibid. 

Who shall silence all the airs and madrigals that 
whisper softness in chambers? Jbid, 

Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant na- 
tion rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and 
shaking her invincible locks ; methinks I see her as an 
eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her un- 
dazzled eyes at the full midday beam. Ibid. 

Though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to 
play upon the earth, so Truth be in the field, we do in- 
gloriously by licensing and prohibiting to misdoubt her 
strength. Let her and Falsehood grapple : w^ho ever 
knew Truth put to the worse, in a free and open en- 
counter ? Ibid. 

Men of most renowned virtue have sometimes bv 
transgressing most truly kept the law. Tetrachordon. 

By thb time, like one who had set out on his way 
by night, and travelled through a region of smooth or 
idle dreams, our history now arrives on the confines, 
where daylight and truth meet us with a clear dawn, 
representing to our view, though at a far distance, true 
colours and shapes. History of England, Book i. 



Drawing near her death, she sent most pious thoughts 
as harbiii^^trs to heaveu ; and her soul saw a glimpse 
of happiness through the chinks of her sicknesB-bruken 

body.l Uot<t and Frqfaat Slate. Lift rf Monica. 

But our captain counts the image of God, neverth^ 
less his imLige, cut in ebony as if done in ivory. 

Good Seo-Captaiti. 

Tlieir licnds sometimes so little, that thers is no room 
for nit ; Bometimcs so long, that lliere is no wit for so 
much room. O/Nalitnl FacU. 

The Pyramids themselvefl, doting with age, have 
foi^otten the names of tiieir foimderg. 0/Tomit. 

Learning hath gained most by those Imoks by which 
the printers have lost. O/Boola. 

They that marry ancient people, merely in expei^a- 
don to bury them, bang themselves, in hope that one 
will come and cut the halter. O/Marriagt. 

To smell to a turf of fresh earth is vrholeaome for 
the body ; no less are thoughts of mortality cordial to 
the soul. Court Lad). 

The lion is not so fierce as painted.' Ofprr/ermtnt. 

A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Fopery ; 
but depth in that study brings him about agtun to our 
religion. True Church ^iiH^Miry. 

Often the cockloft is empty, in those whom Nature 

hath built many stories high,* Androniau, Sect, vt Par. 18. L 

1 Compore Waller. Page 17B. 
' CompBre Herbert. Page 183. 
* Compuc Dacon, Apotlitgm Ifo. 17. P(g« IW. 


He was one of a lean body and visage, as if his eager 
soul, biting for anger at the clog of his body, desired to 
fret a passage through it. L\fe of Duke of Aha, 

JOHN BUNYAN. 1628-1688. 

And so I penned 
It down, until at last it came to be, 
For length and breadth, the bigness which you see. 

Pilgrim* t Progrtu, Apology for kit Book, 

Some said, ' John, print it,' others said, ' Not so,* 
Some said, ' It might do good,* others said, * No.* Ibid. 

The name of the slough was Despond. Part i. 

It beareth the name of Vanity Fair, because the 
town where 't is kept is lighter than vanity. Ibid. 

The house Beautiful. Jbid. 

Some things are of that nature as to make 
One's fancy chuckle, while his heart doth ache. 

The Author*$ Way of tending forth hii Second Part of the Pilgrim, 

lie that is down needs fear no fall.^ Ibid, Part ii. 

RICHARD BAXTER. 1615-1601. 

I preached as never sure to preach again, 
And as a dying man to dying men. 

Love breathing Thanl't and Praise. 
^ Compare Butler, Uudibrat, Pago 217. 

wnrraoa^— TAUOHAK 


He either fean his tat» too modi, 

Or hia deserts are snnll, 
That dsres not put it to the touch 

To gain or loK it «1L KtD»ormdMil$L<m.'t 

I 'II moke thee glorious by my peii, 
And fomons by my swonL* Aif. 

HENRY VAUGHAN. 1621-1695. 

I see them iralkiDg in an air of glory 
^Vhose light doth trample on my dap; 

My days, which are at best but dull and hoary, 

Merc glimmering and decays. Thry an all gouc 

Dear, beauteous death, the jewel of the just! 

Shining nowhere but in the darli ; 
What myBteries do lie beyond thy dust, 

Could man outlook that mark ! nu. 

And yet, as angels in some brighter dreams 

Call to the soul when man doth sleep. 

So some Etrange thoughts transcend our wonted themes, 

And into glory peep. itiJ. 

BUTLER. 215 

SAMUEL BUTLER. 1600-1680. 

And pulpit, drum ecclesiastick, 

Was beat with fist instead of a stick. 

Hudibrat. Part i. Canto i. Line 11. 

We grant, although he had much wit, 

He was very shy of using it. Line 45. 

Beside, 't is known he could speak Greek 

As naturally as pigs squeak ; 

That Latin was no more difficile 

Than to a blackbird 't is to whistle. Line 61. 

He could distinguish, and divide 

A hair, 'twixt south and southwest side. Line 67. 

For rhetoric, he could not ope 

His mouth, but out there flew a trope. Line 81. 

For aU a rhetorician's rules 

Teach nothing but to name his tools. Line 89. 

For he, by geometric scale. 

Could take the size of pots of ale. Line 121. 

And wisely tell what hour o' the day 

The clock does strike, by Algebra. Line 125. 

Whatever sceptic could inquire for, 

For every why he had a wherefore.* Line 131. 

Where entity and quiddity. 

The ghosts of defunct bodies, fly. Line 145. 

He knew what 's what, and that 's as high * 

As metaphysic wit can fly. Line 149. 

1 Compare Shakespeare, Comedy of Errors. Page 27. 
s See Appendix^ p. 639. 

216 BUTLER. 

Such as take lodgings in a head 

That *s to be let unfurnished.^ 

ffudibrat. Part I. Canto i. Line 161. 

'T was Presbyterian true blue. Line 191. 

And prove their doctrine orthodox, 

By apostolic blows and knocks. Line 199. 

As if relijDcion was intended 

For nothing else but to be mended. Line 205. 

Compound for sins they are inclined to, 

By danming those they have no mind to. Line 215. 

The trenchant blade, Toledo trusty, 

For want of fighting was grown rusty, 

And ate into itself for lack 

Of somebody to hew and hack. Line 859. 

For rhvme the rudder is of verses, 

With which, like ships, they steer their courses. 

Line 463* 
And force them, though it was in spite 

Of nature, and their stars, to WTite. Line 647. 

Quoth Hudibras, * I smell a rat ; * 

Ralpho, thou dost prevaricate.* Line 821. 

Or shear swine, all cry and no wool.' Line 852. 

With many a stiff thwack, many a bang. 

Hard crab-tree and old iron rang. Canto ii. Line 831. 

Like feather bed betwixt a wall. 

And heavy brunt of cannon ball. Line 872. 

1 Compare Fuller, Andronicus, Page 212. 

2 Sec Appendix, p. 648. 

8 And so his Iliijhness schal have thereof, but as had the man 
that pcherv'd his Hogge, tnocke Cryt and no WvU. — Fnrtescae, 
(1395-1485), Treatise on Absolute and Limited Monarchy^ Ck, z. 

BUTLER. 217 

Ay me ! what perils do environ 

The man that meddles with cold iron ! ^ 

Eudibrai. Pari i. Canio iii. Line 1. 

Nor do I know what b become 

Of him, more than the Pope of Rome. Line 263. 

He had got a hurt 
O' the inside, of a deadlier sort. Line 309. 

With mortal crisis doth portend 

My days to appropinque an end. Line 589. 

For those that run away, and fly, 

Take place at least o' the enemy .^ Line G09. 

I am not now in fortune's power ; 

He that is down can fall no lower.' Line 877. 

Cheered up himself with ends of verse, 

And sayings of philosophers. Line 1011. 

If he that in the field is slain 

Be in the bed of honour lain. 

He that is beaten may be said 

To lie in honour's truckle-bed. Line 1047. 

When pious frauds and holy shifts 

Are dispensations and gifts. Line 1145. 

Friend Ralph, thou hast 
Outrun the constable at last. Line 1367. 

Some force whole regions, in despite 
0* geography, to change their site ; 
Make former times shako hands with latter, 
And that which was before, come after; 

1 Compare Spenser, Faerie Queene. Page U. 

2 Compare Qoldsmith. Page '345. 
* Compare Buoyan. Page 213. 

But those lluLt write in rhyme still moke 
Th(! oue verso for the other's sake ; 
For one for senB& and one for rhjme, 
I think 'a sufficient at one time. 

llud'Arai. Pari ii. Cavlo I. Xiflc 33- 
Some have been beaten till they know 
What wood a cudgel 'b of by ih' blow ; 
Some kicked until they can feel whether 
A shoe be Hpanish or neat's leatber. Liai 221. 

No Indian prince has to his palace 
More followers than a thief to the gallows. Lim* K9. 

Quoth she, I 've he.wl did ranma^ stagers 

Say, fools for arguments use wagers. Lint 2tT. 

Love in your hearts as idly bums 

Ab fire in antique Roman urns.' Xim as. 

For what is worth in anything. 

But BO much money as 't will bring ? xine 466. 

Love Ib a boy by poeta styled ; 

Then spare the rod and spoil the child.' Li»e 6a. 

The sun had long since in the lap 

Of Thetis, taken out his nap, 

And like a lobster boiled, the morn 

From black to red began to turn. Canto ii. Lint S9. 

Have always been at dagger»drawing, 

And one another clapper-clawing. Line tb. 

For truth is precious and divine, 

Too rich a pearl for carnal swine. Lmssi. 

' Our OBSIcd oil anproQIably bams, 
Like hidden lani;>9 ia old ecpulchni ums. 

CoirpeT, CtmKrnlioit, Lint 35T- 
3 He tliatipareth hii rod hateth his sod. — Fnmrit xiii. 31. 

BUTLER. 219 

Why should not conscience have yacation 

As well as other courts o' the nation ? 

Hudibroi. Part ii. Canto ii. Line 317. 

He that imposes an oath makes it, 

Not he that for convenience takes it : 

Then how can any man be said 

To break an oath he never made ? Line 877. 

As the ancients 
Say wisely, have a care o' th' main chance,^ 
And look before you ere you leap ; ^ 
For as you sow, ye are like to reap.^ Line 601. 

Doubtless the pleasure is as great 

Of being cheated, as to cheat. Canto iii. Lint 1. 

He made an instrument to know 

If the moon shine at full or no. Line 261. 

Each window like a piU'ry appears, 

With heads thrust through nailed by the ears. Line 891. 

To swallow gudgeons ere they 're catched. 

And count their chickens ere they 're hatched. Line 928. 

There 's but the twinkling of a star 

Between a man of peace and war. Line 957. 

As quick as lightning, in the breech, 

Just in the place where honour 's lodged, 

As wise philosophers have judged ; 

Because a kick in that part more 

Hurts honour, than deep wounds before. Line 10C6. 

As men of inward light are wont 

To turn their optics in upon 't. Part iii. Canto i. Line 481. 

1 See Appendix^ pp. 643, 644. Compare Tusser. Page 6. 
^ Whatsoever a maa sowetb, that shall he also reap. — Galatians 
vi. 7. 


220 BUTLER. 

Still amoroua, and fond, and billing, 
Like Philip and Mary on a shilling. 

Iludibnu. Part iii. Cunl 

■What makes all doctrines plain and clear f 
About two hundred pounds a year. 
And that wliich was proved true before. 
Prove false again? Two timdred more. 

'Cause grace and virtue are within 

Prohibited degrees of kin ; 

And therefore no true Baiat allows 

They shall be suffered to espouse. 

Nick Machiavel had ne'er a trick, 

Though he gave his name to our Old Nick. 

With crosBes, relics, cradflxes, 

Beada, pictures, rogaries, and pixes ; 

The tools of working oar Balvaticai 

By mere mechanic operation. 

True as the dial to the son, 

AltbODgh it be not ahined npon.^ CaMa u. Unt its. 

But still his tongue ran on, the less 
Of weight it bore, with greater ease. 
For those that fly may fight again, 
Which he can never do that 'e slain. Cot 
He that complies against his will 
Is of his own opinion atiU. 
With books and money placed for show. 
Like nest-eggs to make clients lay. 
And for his false opinion pay. 


DRYDEN. 221 

JOHN DRYDEN. 1631-1701. 
Above any Greek or Roman name.^ 

Upon the Death jof Lord Hastinfft, lAne 76. 
And threatening France, placed like a painted Jove, 
Kept idle thunder in his lifted hand. 

Annus Mirabilis. Stanza 39. 

Whate'er he did was done with so much ease. 

In him alone 't was natural to please. 

Absalom and Achitophel, Part i. Line 27. 

A fiery soul, which, working out its way. 

Fretted the pygmy-body to decay, 

And o'er-informed the tenement of clay.* 

A daring pilot in extremity ; 

Pleased with the danger, when the waves went high 

He sought the storms. Line 156. 

Great wits are sure to madness near allied, 

And thin partitions do their bounds divide.* Line 163. 

And all to leave what with his toil he won 

To that unfeathered two-legged thing, a son. Line 169. 

Resolved to ruin or to rule the state. Line 174. 

And heaven had wanted one immortal song. Line 197. 

But wild Ambition loves to slide, not stand. 

And Fortune's ice prefers to Virtue's land.* Line 198. 

^ Above all Greek, above all Roman fame. 

Pope, Epistle i. Book ii. Line 26. 
* Compare Fuller, Li/e of Duke of Alva, Page 213. 
' What thin portitiona sense from thought divide! 

Pope, Essay on Man^ Ep. 1, Line 226. 
^ Greatnesse on Goodnesse loves to elide, not stand, 
And leaves, for Fortune's ice, Vcrtue's fcnnc laud. 

Knolles's History (under a portrait of Mustapha I.). 

The people's prayer, tho glail diviner's ill erne. 
The youug men's vifiiou, and the old men's dream ! * 

Abiatoin and Aehilujihel. Pari i. Liiu 33 

Behold him settmg in hie weetera skies. 

The ehiidowB lengthening as ibe vapours rise.* Line a> 

Thnn a successive title, long and dark, 

Drawn from the mouldy rolls of Koah's nrk. Line 30 

Not only hating David, but the king. Lint st 

Who think too little, aud who talk too much. Liw B9 



■> be 

Not one, but all mankind's epitome ; 

Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, 

Was evGrything by starts, and nothing long; 

But, in the.conrae of one revolving moon. 

Was cbymist, fiddler,' statesman, and buffoon.' Li 

So over .violent, or over civil, 
That every' man with him was God or Devil. Li 
•His tribe 'were Gtid AImighJ:y'B gentlemen.' Li 

Him of the western dome, whose weighty sense 
Flows in fit words and heaven^v eloquence. Lit 
Beware the fury of a patient man.* Lin 

Our nbbea leDgthen »» our aun declines. 

VounR, A'iijA* Thoughli, v, 

• GrammMiCQf, rhelor, Rconietrei, piclor, aliptes, 
Augur, schif Dobates. mediciis, migUB, omnia norit. 

Juvenal, Sal. iii. Lii 
' A Christian is God Almighlj'B gfotleman. 

Harv, Gututt at T 

* Furor fit li>sa wplos patientia. — Pnbliua Syrnt. 

DRYDEN. 228 

Made still a blimdermg kind of melody ; 

Spurred boldly on, and dashed through thick and thin, 

Iliroagh sense and nonsense, never out nor in. 

Ahmlom and AchitopheL Part ii. Line 413. 

For every inch that is not fool is rogue. Line 463. 

Men met each other with erected look, 
The steps were higher that they took. 
Friends to congratulate their friends made haste ; 
And long inveterate foes saluted as they passed. 

Threnodia Augusialit, Line 124. 

For truth has such a face and such a mien, 
As to be loved needs only to be seen.^ 

The nind and Panther, Line 33. 

And kind as kings upon their coronation day. Line 271. 
But Shadwell never deviates into sense. 

Mac Flecknoe, Line 20. 

And torture one poor word ten thousand ways. Line 208. 
Thus all below is strength, and all above is grace. 

Epistle to Congrevt, Line 19. 

Be kind to my remains ; and O defend. 

Against your judgment, your departed friend ! Lint 72. 

Better to hunt in fields for health unbought. 
Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught 
The wise for cure on exercise depend ; 
God never made his work for man to mend. 

Epistle to John Drydtn^ of Chesterton. Line 92. 

Wit will shine 

Through the harsh cadence of a rugged line. 

To the Memory of Mr. Oldham. Line 15. 

So softly death succeeded life in her, 

She did but dream of heaven, and she was there. 

Eleonora. Line 315. 
^ y\<se 18 a monster of so frightful mien, 
As to be hated needs but to be seen. 

Pope, Essay on Man, Ep. ii. Line 217- 

Since heaven's eternal j&a ia thine. 


Mri. KiJltgrtv. lim VL 
O gracious God ! how far huve we 
Profaned thy heavenly ^ft of poesy ? 

Her wit was more thaii man, her tnnoceDce a cliihl.' 

He was exhaled ; hJa great Creator drew 
Hia spirit, as the sun the monuiig dew.' 

Oh lie Dtalh ffi rcri, Tounj 

Three poets, in three distant ages born, 
Greece, lutly, and Enghind did adorn. 
Tlie first in kiftincas of liiought surpassod ; 
Tlif iii^M, in majesty ; in holli. the Inst. 
The force of nature could no further go ; 
To make a third, Bhe joined the former two.* 

Under Mr. UiltvuU Pi<Mft. 

Fima harmoDy, from heavenly harmony, 

This universal frame began : 

From harmony to harmony 
Through ail the compass of the notes it ran, 
The diapason closing full in Man. 

A Song far Si. Cetilia'i Dag. U»i 11. 
None but the brave deserves the fair. 

Aleixindtr'i Ftatt. Lint Ifi. 

With ravished ears 
The monarch hears. 
Assumes the god, 
Affects to nod, 
And seems to shake the spheres. Lint 3T. 

> Of mumers genlle, of sffectioiis mild ; 

In wit B man, Himplicily a child. — Pope, Epitaph on Ga). 
1 Eul}-, britthc, tmntieut, ctiute, aa morning dew, 
Sbe aparkled, was extuled, and went to beaveii. 

YouiiK, Night Thouglilt, v. Lint 600. 
* Gnecia MKonidam, jaclet aibi Roma Uaronem, 
Auglia MilloDutn jaclat utrique psrem. 

fielvaggi, AilJoannfm Milteuum. 

DRTDEN. 225 

Bacchus, ever fair and ever young. 

Alexandtr*i Feast. Line 54. 
Rich the treasure, 

Sweet the pleasure. 

Sweet is pleasure after pain. Line 58. 

Soothed with the sound, the Idng grew vain ; 
Fought all his battles o'er agam ; 
And thrice he routed all his foes ; and thrice he slew 
the slain. Line 66. 

Fallen, fallen, fallen, fallen. 
Fallen from his high estate. 

And weltering in his blood ; 
Deserted, at his utmost need, 
By those his former bounty fed ; 
On the bare earth exposed he lies. 
With not a friend to close his eyes. Line 77. 

For pity melts the mind to love. Line 96. 

Softly sweet, in Lydian measures. 
Soon he soothed his soul to pleasures. 
War, he sung, is toil and trouble ; 
Honour, but an empty bubble ; 

Never ending, still beginning, 
Fighting still, and still destroying. 

If all the world be worth the winning. 
Think, O think it worth enjoying ; 

Lovely Thais sits beside thee, 

Take the good the gods provide thee. Line 97. 

Sighed and looked, and sighed again. Line 120. 

And, like another Helen, fired another Troy. Line 154. 
Could swell the soul to rage, or kindle soft desire. 

Line 100. 


226 DRTDEN. 1 


lie raiseil a mortal to the skies, 



A very merry, (lancing, drinking, 

Laughin;;, ([uuffing, and untlimking time, 

Tht Setvlar .Valour. I.< 

Fool, not to know that love eudures no tie. 

And Jove but laughs at lovers' perjury,' 

PalantoB and Arate. Boat il. Lin 


For Art may err, but Nature canuot miss. 

Tht Cocl aad Ike Fox. Lin 


And Ihitl one Iiuntin^, ivliit'h the Devil designed 

For one fair female, lost him half the kind. 

Tktodort and Bonoria. 

Old as I am, for ladies' love unfit, 
The power of beauty I remember yeU 

Cymes nwJ Ipltigt%ia. Liu 1. 

When beauty fires the blood, how love exalts the mind. 


lie tradged along, unknowing what he sought, 

And whistled as he went,_ for want of thought. Line 84. 

The fool of nature stood with stupid eyes, 

And gapiog mouth, that testified surprise. Line lOT. 

Love L-iught him shame, and shame, with love at strife, 
iioon taught the sweet civilities of life. Li»t 133. 

She hugged the offender, and forgave the offence. 
Sei to the last.* Line 367. 

' This proverb Dryden repeals in Ampkitrjim, Act i. Sc.i. Set 

<, Lib. iii. El. 6, Liitt i9. 
der, jet detest tlie offence, 

Pope, Etoiia to Abthrd, Lint IM. 

DRYDEN. 227 

And raw in fields the rude militia swarms ; 
Months without hands ; maintained at vast expense, 
In peace a charge, in war a weak defence ; 
Stout once a month they march, a blustering band, 
And ever, but in times of need, at hand. 

Cymon and Iphigenia, Line 400. 

Of seeming arms to make a short essay, 

Then hasten to be drunk, the business of the day. 

Line 407. 

Happy who in his verse can gently steer 
From grave to light, from pleasant to severe.^ 

Tht Art of Poetry, Canto i. Lint 76. 

Happy the man, and happy he alone. 

He who can call to^y his own ; 

He who, secure within, can say, 
To-morrow, do thy worst, for I have lived to-day.^ 

Imitation of Horace. Book iii. Ode 29, Line 65. 

Not heaven itself upon the past has power ; 

But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour. 

Line 71. 
I can enjoy her while she 's kind ; 
But when she dances in the wind. 
And shakes the wings, and will not stay, 
I puff the prostitute away. Line 81. 

And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm. 

Line 87. 

1 Fonned by thy converse, happily to steer 
From grave to gay, from lively to severe. 

Pope, Essay on 3 fan, Ep. iv. Line 379. 
Heureax qui, dans ses vers, sait d*une voix l^c^^re 
Passer du grave an douz, 4u plaisant au s^vi^re. 

Boileau, VArt Poitique^ Chant !«•. 
^ S*^renely full, the epicure would ?ay. 
Fate cannot hann me, I have dinod trwlay. 

Sydney Smith, Recipe for Salad, 

Arms and tho man I ttiag, who, forcod by fate 
Aud haughty Juno's unrelenting hate. 

VifffH, ^otid. 
Ill habita gather by unseen degrees, 
Aa brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas. 

OvkI, MttamoryliBHt. Boots 

She knows her man, and when you rant and 
Can draw you to her with a single hair." 

Ftrtiai. Satire 

Look round the habitable world, how few 
Know their own good, or. knowing it, pursue 


Our fiouls sit close and silently within, 
And their own web from their own entrails spin ; 
And when eyes meet for oS, our sense is such, 
That, spider-like, we feel the tenderest touch.' 

Mariagt i la Modi. Act U. Sc. 1. 

Thespis, the iirst professor of our art, 

At country wakes sung ballads from a cart. 

Prologtu (o Ln'i 8iip\o»itba. 

Errors like straws upon the anrface flow ; 

He who would search for pearls must dive below. 

All for Lovt. Pnloffut. 
Men are but children of a larger growth. Act ir. 8e. 1. 

1 And from Ihst IncIilBss hour, my tjnnt fsir 
Haa led and lurned me by ■ single hsir. 

Blwid's Antholoffs, p. M, td. 1813. 
And be«uty draws lu with ■ single h»ir. 

Pops, The Rapt of the Lock, Canto ii, Li»t 27. 
Those curioDs locks n aptly twiyd, 
Whose every hair a tout dolh h|M 

Carcw, Tkinkltol 'ea*K vttn fiatttrimg my. 
* Compare Sir John Davie*. Page IM. 

) Vou have been often told and have heard that ignonnca ia Ihi 
ither oi derotioD. — Jerany Taylor, Lttttr to a i><r(<m tn»lf 

DBYDEN. 229 

Bnt Shakespeare's magic could not copied be ; 

Within that circle none durst walk but he. 

The Tempett. Prologue, 

I am as free as nature first made man, 
£re the base laws of servitude began, 
When wild in woods the noble savage ran. 

The Conquett of Gratuida, Part i. Act 1. Sc. 1. 

Forgiveness to the injured does belong ; 

But they ne'er pardon who have done the wrong.* 

Part a. Act i. Sc. 2. 

What precious drops are those, 
Which silently each other's track pursue. 
Bright as young diamonds in their infant dew ? 

Part ii. Act iii. Sc, 1. 

Fame then was cheap, and the first comer sped 

And they have kept it since, by being dead« Epilogue. 

When I consider life, 't is all a cheat. 

Yet, fooled with hope, men favour the deceit ; 

Trust on, and think to-morrow will repay : 

To-morrow *s falser than the former day. 

Lies worse, and, while it says we shall be blest 

With some new joys, cuts off what we possest. 

Strange cozenage ! none would live past years again, 

Yet all hope pleasure in what yet remain ; ^ 

And from the dregs of life think to receive 

What the first sprightly running could not give. 

Aurengzebe, Act iv. Sc, 1. 

amverted. 1657. This is said to have been the utterance of Dr. 
Cole, at a convocation of Westminster. 

^ Qnoa istenmt et odenint. — Seneca, De Ira, Lib. ii. c, 33. 

Propriam humani ingenii jest odisse quern laeseris. — Tacitus, 
Agricola, 4%. i. •* 

The offender never pardons. — Herbert, Jacula Prudentum, 

Chi fa ingiuria non perdona mai. — Italian Proverb. 

* There are not eight finer lines in Lucretius. — Macaulay, Hiit, 
of England, Ch, xviii. 



All Jiliivs are dangeroos in war. -— -" — ^ 

TfraBiiic Lort. Act I. Se. 1. 

ISiim of love bo awoeter far 

*ltiiui iill other pleaeureB are. Aa iv. Sc. i. 

WliiiUver is, is in Its causes just.' CEdipw. An iii. Sit. 1. 

nis iiair just grizzled, 
As in It green old nge. /W. 

Of no distfimper, of no blast Iio died, 
[till fell like autumn fruit tliut mellowed long \ 
Even wondered nt, beciiuae bo dropped bo sooner. 
Fate sL'i'iiied to wind him up for fourscore jears ( ^H 
Yet fririlily ran he on ten wiutm more : ^ 

Till, like a clock worn out with eating time, 
The wheeb of wear; life at last stood still. Aa iv. 8e. 1. 
She, though in full-blown flower of glorious beauty. 
Grows cold, even in the summer of her age. Ibid. 

There b a pleasure sure 
In being mad which none but madmen know.' 

Tki Spaniih Friar. Acl il. Sc. 1. 

Lord of humankind.* ibid. 

Bless the hand that gave the blow.* Jbid. 

Second thoughts, they say, are best.' Act U. Be. 9. 

He 's a sure card. /bid. 

As sure as a gun.' Act iii. Sc, a. 

1 UTiaWveris, is right. — Pope, Cwnjoii Jtfan, £>. i. Ltiie 289, 

2 ITiera is a pieMiira ia poetic piins 

IVhich only pools know. — Cmrper, The Timtpltci, Lint 385. 
' Lorda of hnmaiikliiil — GoldnniUi, Tht Travelltr, Lint 3ST. 

' Fomrret, Versei to Mil Friiitd. 

Among morUils eecond Uioughts «rs the wineet. 

Euripides. Uippolylia, 438. 
• Ab certain an a gun. — Butler, Hadibrai, Pari i. Canto iii. The 
Snf edlliuD of Butler reuda, 'suic as > gun.* 


Nor can hb blessed soul look down from heaven, 
Or break the eternal sabbath of his rest. 

The Spanish Friar, Act v. Sc. 2. 

This is the porcelain day of humankind.^ 

Don Stbaiiian. Act i. 8c, 1. 

I haye a soul that, like an ample shield, 

Can take in all, and verge enough for more.^ Ibid, 

A knock-down argument : 't is but a word and a blow. 

Amphitryon. Act i. Sc. 1. 

Whistling to keep myself from being afraid.* Act iii. Sc. l. 
The true Amphitryon.* Act iv. Sc, l. 

The spectacles of books. Essay on Dramatic Poetry. 

EAJtL OF ROSCOMMON. 1633-1684. 

Remember Milo's end, 
Wedged in that timber which he strove to rend. 

Essay on Translated Verse. Line 87. 

And choose an author as you choose a friend. Line 96. 

Immodest words admit of no defence, 

For want of decency is want of sense. Line 113. 

The multitude is always in the wrong. Line 184. 

My God, my Father, and my Friend, 

Do not forsake me at my end. Translation of Dies Ira. 

1 The precions porcelain of human clay. 

B^Ton, Don Juan, Canto iv. St. 11. 
3 Give ample room and verge enoagh. — Gray, The Bard, ii. 1. 
' Whistling alond to bear his courage up. 

Blair, The Grave, Line 58. 
* Le veritable Amphitryon 
Est l'Amphitr}'on ou Pon dine. 

Molierc, Amphitryon, Acte iii. Sc, 5. 



ANDREW MARVEL!.. 1C20-1678. 

Orange bright, 
Like go](Iett lamps in a green night. Btrmultu. 

And all the way, to guide tlieir chime, 
With falling oars they kejit tlie time. Ibid. 

In busy companies of men. TU Ganlea. (Tnuislaled.) 

iVniiiliilating all tliat 's made 

To a (;rei.-u tliought in a grt-en shade. Ibid. 

'Bad world in all doth but two nations bear, 
Hie good, tho bad, and these mixed everywhere. 

Tit Loyal Scot. 
Hie inglorious arts of peace. 

PpoH CremiBtll't ttttum /rov Inland. 
He nothing common did, or mean, 
Upon that memomble scene. Ibid. 

So much one man can do, 
lliat does both act and know. Jbid. 

To malie a bank was a great plot of state t 
Invent a shovel, and be a magistrate. 

Tie Charactir 0/ Holland. 

JOHN TILLOTSON. 1630-1694. 

If God were not a neceesary Being of himself, he 
might almost aeem to be made for the use and benefit 
of men.' Strmon n. ITIS. 



MATTHEW HENRY.' 1662-1714 
To their own second and sober thoughts.' 

Commentaries, (London, 1710.) Job vi. 89. 

He rolls it under his ton^e as a sweet morsel. 

^ Psalm xxxTi. 

Our creature comforts. 
None so deaf as those that will not hear. 
They that die by famine die by inches. 
To fish in troubled waters. 

Psalm xzzvii. 

Psalm Iriii. 

Psalm lis. 

Psalm Ix. 

Here is bread, which strengthens man's heart, and 
therefore called the staff of life.* Psalm dr. 

None so blind as those that will not see. Jeremiah tx. 

Not lost, but gone before.^ Mauhew ii. 



Let us consider the reason of the case. For nothing 
is law that is not reason.* 

Coggs vs. Bernard^ 2 Ld, Raym. 911. 

1 Matthew Henry says of his father, Rev. Philip Henry (1631- 
1691 )y ''He would say sometimeSi when he was in the midst of the 
comforts of this life, 'All this and heaven too!' *' — Life of Rev, 
Philip Henry ^ p. 70. London, 1890. 

< I consider biennial electiona as a security that the sober second 
thought of the people shall be law. — Fisher Ames, Speech on Bien- 
nial Elections^ 1788. 

s Bread is the staff of lifc^Swift, Tale of a Tub, 

Come which is the staffs of life. — WinslowU Good Newesfrom 
New England^ p. 47. London, 16S4. 

The stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread. — Isaiah iii. 1. 

^ Literally from Seneca, Ep, 03. 16. See Rogers. Page 400. 

* Compare Coke. Page 9. 



An<l there 's a Inst in mnn no charm can tamt 
l)f loudly pnblishing our ncigbl>our'B aliame : 
<.>n e.i(;lea* wing^ immortal Gcanilak fly. 
While virtuous uctions aru but born and <Ue. 

"VnLLIAM WALKER. 1C23-1C«4. 

Learn to read slow : all other graces 

Will follow in their proper places.' Tht Art qfEtadiKg. 


Books like proverbs receive their chief value from 
the stomp and esteem of agea through which they have 
passed. Ancient a»d Modtnt Ltamimg, 

DR. WALTER POPE. 1630-1714. 

May I govern my passion with absolute sway,. 

And grow wiser and better as my strength wears away. 

The Old Mati'i Witk. 
1 From Anilersim's Brilith Poelt, Vol. xii. p. 697. 
» Take lime enough ; nil o(ber graces 
Will soou till up their proper plsees. 

Bj-ram, Adrift to Preadi SIme. 


EARL OF ROCHESTER. 1647-1680. 

Angels listen when she speaks : 
She 's my delight, all mankind's wonder ; 

But my jealous heart would break 
Should we live one day asunder. Song. 

Here lies our sovereign lord the king, 

Whose word no man relies on ; 
He never says a foolish thing, 

Nor ever does a wise one. 

Written on the Bedchamber Door of Charles IT. 

And ever since the Conquest have been fools. 

Artemida in the Town to Chloe in the Country, 

For pointed satire I would Buckhurst choose. 
The best good man with the worst-natured muse. 

An AUtuion to Satire x. Horace^ Book i. 

A merry monarch, scandalous and poor. On the King. 

It is a very good world to live in, 

To lend, or to spend, or to give in ; 

But to beg or to borrow, or to get a man's own. 

It is the very worst world that ever was known. 

Attributed to Rochester. 

THOMAS KEN. 1637-1711. 

Praise Grod, from whom all blessings flow ! 

Praise Him, all creatures here below ! 

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host ! 

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost ! 

Morning and Evening Hymn. 




I n^ver could believe that Providence bad sent a few 
ti iDio the world, ready boot^-d and epurred to ride, 
i millions ready saddled and bridled to be ridden. 
WllBn(HitlieScaSold(I686). yUoMltj, Hill, of E»gl»a4. 



Though this may be play to you, 

T is death to ns. FMa/nm Several Aulhort. Fablt 31 

SHIRE. 1649-1720. 

Of all those arts in which the wise excel. 
Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well. 

£«aj <m Pottrg. 

There 'a no such thing in nature, and yon '11 draw 

A faultless monster which the world ne'er saw.* iHd. 

Read Homer once, and you can read no more ; 

For all books else appear so mean, so poor. 

Verse will seem prose ; but still persist to read, 

And Homer will be all the books you need. /bid. 

1 Whoever thinki a tiultlesa piece to tee, 
TJuuks what ne'er w, nor it, nor e'er eball be. 

Pope, Eaay on CritKitm, Part U, Li»t tt. 

OTWAY. — 8EDLEY. 287 

THOMAS OTWAY. 1651-1685. 

woman ! lovely woman ! nature made thee 
To temper man ; we had been brutes without you. 
Angels are painted fair, to look like you : 
There 's in yon all that we believe of heaven ; 
Amazing brightness, purity, and truth, 
Eternal joy, and everlasting love. 

Venice Preurved. Act i. 5c. 1. 

Dear as the vital warmth that feeds my life ; 

Dear as these eyes, that weep in fondness o'er thee.^ 

Act V. Sc, 1. 

What mighty ills have not been done by woman ? 

Who was *t betrayed the Capitol ? A woman ! 

Who lost Mark Antony the world ? A woman ! 

Who was the cause of a long ten years' war, 

And laid at last old Troy in ashes ? Woman ! 

Destructive, damnable, deceitful woman ! 

The Orphan. Act iii. Sc, 1. 

Let us embrace, and from this very moment vow an 
eternal misery together." Act iv. 8c, 2. 


When change itself can ^ve no more, 

'T is easy to be true. Reasons for Constancy, 

1 Dear as the light that Tisits these sad eyes; 
Dear as the ruddy drops that warm my heart. 

Gray, The Bard^ Part i. St, 3. 
See Shakespeare, Julius Casar. Page 85. 
^ Let 08 swear an eternal friendship. 

Frere, The Rovers^ Act i. Sc. 1. 




NATHANIEL LEE. 1655-1692. 



he irill tttlk — good gods ! how lie will talk 

Jirjaadfi- the Grtat. Act i. 

5c. 8, 

with so muth paasiou, swears with lio much grace, 
't 13 a tiud of heaven to be deluded by him. /*«/. 

Vhea Greeks joined Greeks, then was the tug of 
T U bcuuty calls, and glory shows the way." 

' war. 

. St. a. 


false man, smiling, destructive man. 

n<«/«.«. AclUi. 


JOHN NORMS. 1057-1711. 

How fading are the joys we dote upon I 

Like apparitions seen and gone ; 

But tliose which soonest take their flight 
Are the most exquisite and strong; 

Like angels' visits, short and bright,' 
Mortality 's too weak to bear them Jong. Tie Partiag. 

) Compan Beaumont and Fletclur. Page 169. 
1 'Ifada ihc vay,' in tbe stage editiun;, whicb coDlaio varioiu 
iaterpolatiuns, ani<ing them 

See the conqnering hero comes, 
Sound the trumpel. beat the drunu, 
which was fimt uaed hy Handel in Joshua. ailiTwards tranhfCTTcd lo 
Jadai Ifaccataat. The text of both Dralorios was wriUeD by Dr. 
HiomaH Morell, a clci^rman. 

■ Like those of asgels, nbart and far between. 

Blair, The Grave, Jjiu 588. 
Like angtl viBit*, tew and far between. 

Campbell, Pteaeurei o/ Sopt, Part ii. I,iiu 378. 




I knew a very wise man that believed that, if a man 

were pennitted to make all the ballads, he need cot 

care who should make the laws of a nation. 

Letter to the Marquis of Montrose^ the Earl o/ Rothes, etc. 

ISAAC NEAVTON. 1642-1727. 

I do not know what I may appear to the world, but 
to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing 
on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then 
finding a smoother pebble, or a prettier shell than or- 
dinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscov- 
ered before me.^ 

Brewster's Memoirs of Newton. Vol, ii. Ck. 27. 

DANIEL DEFOE. 1663-1731. 

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

The True-Bom Englishman. Part i. Line 1. 

Great families of yesterday we show, 

And lords, whose parents were the Lord knows who. 

J bid. ad Jin. 

1 Compare Milton. Page 197. 

2 See Appendix^ p. 650. 


JOHN DENNIS. 1057-1734. 


^ iM* vfio could make so vile n pun would olX 
^f^^ M pick n pocket.' 

ThTT will not let my pby run ; and yet tliey lUal 

TOM BROWN. 1663-1704. 

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

I Tkt GrnlltmiiH'i Magnnne, Vol. 1i. p. 321. 

■ Our anlhor, for tbe advinUge of tbis pUv [Appiui and Fir> 
fMa), hkd invented a new Fpecies of thunder, irbich wu approTcd 
nl by the Mtort, »nd is the very sort thai at present is used in the 
theUn. Tbe tragedy, bawever, waa coldJj receired, notwithstand- 
iof: Bucb assistance, and was acted but a sbort time. Some nigbta 
after, Mr. Dennis, being in the pit at tbe repreaeotatian of Hacbetb, 
heard bis own thunder made use of; upon which he rwe in a violent 
pa^^on, and exclaimed, with an oatb. that it was his thunder. 
"See,'' said be. '■ ho* the rascabi lueme! Thejwill not letmypliy 
nin. and ret Ibey steal mv thunder." — S109. Srilamien, Vol. r. 
p. 103. 

» A i-lightly different Ter»ion is found in Brown's Works col- 
lected and published after his death. 

Kon amo te, Sabidi, nee posmm dicere qnare: 

Hoc tantnm possum dicere, non ajno (e — Martial, Ep, i. IS. 

C'est que je ne tous aime pas. 

Busiy, CddiK di Babalim. Boot i. Effltlt 13. 

PRIOR. 241 

MATTHEW PRIOR. 1664-1721. 

All jargon of the schools.^ / 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 ifontagve. 

From ignorance our comfort flows. 

The only wretched are the wise.* 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 Carvel. 

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. 

Upon a Passage in the ScaVtgerana. 

That air and harmony of shape express, 

Fine by degrees, and beautifully less.* Henry and Emma. 

1 Noisy jargon of the schools. — Pomfret, Reason. 

The sounding jargon of the schools. — Cowper, Truth, Line 367. 

* But all the pleasure of the game 

Is afar off to view the flight. — Variations in a copy dated 1692. 
' Where ignorance is bliss, 
♦T is folly to be wise. —Gray, Eton College, St. 10. 

* Fine by defect, and delicately weak. 

Pope, Moral Essays, Epistle ii. Line 43. 



Siiw fitleil the liaker, now traverse*! the cart, 
^Viid often look loave, bat was lotb to depart.' 

Tit nil/and Ihc CmdtlitT. 

NoWea and heralds, by your leave. 

Hero lies what once was Matthen Piior; 

The son of Adaiu iiud of Eve : 

CaD Buui'boD or Nassau cLum higher?^ 

Epitaph. Exitmport. 

Hia noble negUgences te&cli 

What others' toils despair to reach. Alnut. Caniaa.Liael. 

Till their own dreams at length deeeive 'em, 

And, oft repeatmg, they believe 'em. Canto m. L\%t 13. 

Abra was ready ere I called her name ; 
And, though I called another, Ahra came- 

Sulomon on Iht VanUy o/Ht World. Boat ii. Line S84. 

For hope ia but the dreitm of those that wake.* 

Book Hi. Lint lOS. 

1 As men that be lothe to depute dn often take their leS. Joho 
CU-rk to WoImv. — Ellis's Littin, Third Srriei. VoL i. p. 96S. 

A lolh In iJF^pf iruthecommun tenn form Eoog, or s tune pliyed, 
on takiaj; lore of friends. See Tultoo'i A'aici out af Pargatorj, 
(aboiil iOSS): Chapnun's WidoWi Ttan; ILddleton'a The Old 
I.aic, Act iv. Sc. \ : Seaumoat and ylvtcber' i Wit at Stterai 
WfBpim), An ii. Sc. 3. 

Hig liefore tbe time of 

l>is«udil of Adam and E.vt 
Gi( aay cod gang hieher, 
Ix: willing give him leve. 


Who breathes must suffer, and who thinks must mourn ; 

And he alone is blessed who ne'er was born. 

Solomon on the Vanity of the World. Book lU. Line 240. 

JOHN POMFRET. 1667-1703. 

We bear it calmly, though a ponderous woe, 

And still adore the hand that gives the blow.^ 

Vertei to his Friend under Affliction, 

Heaven is not always angry when he strikes. 

But most chastises those whom most he likes. Ibid. 

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. 


Pity 's akin to love.' 

Oroonoka, Act ii. Sc, 1. 

wfere it to Plato : *'EAe7«r 6 Tlxdruv, riis i\irl9as iypifryop^uif 
^p^w9 hwttpovs ityai, 

£t spes inanes, et velut somnia quandam, vigilantiiim. 

Quint ilian, vi. 2. 

5 Compare Dryden, The Spanish Friar, Pa^e 230. 

* Compare Beaumont and Fletcher. Page 153. 

HENRY CAREY. 1663-1743. 




God save our graciouB king, 
Long live our noble king, 

G(Ki save tlie king. Godiav! (At A'iny, 

AliJeborouUplioscophoniio I 
liMicre left you ChronouliotociUologos ? 

Chrononkoloittholtti/oi. Acl 1. 8e. L 
His cogitative bcutties imniersed 
111 cogiliuuttity of cogilatjon. /Jcd 

Let llic singing sin^'ers 
With vocal voices, most vociferous, 
In Bweet vociferation, out-vocifenze 
Even sound itself. aid. 

To thee, and gentle Bigdom Funnidos, 
OuF gratulations flow in Btreams unbounded. AetLBe.t. 
Go call a coach, and let a coach be called. 
And lot the man who calleth bo the caller j 
And in his calling let him nothing call, 
But Coach ! Coacb ! Coach I for a coach, ye gods 1 

Ad il. Be. 4. 
Gentt'ol in personage, 
Coiuluet, and equipage ; 
Jfol'hi by heritage, 

Gi<n(irons and free. Th« Conlrimneu. Act 1. 8c. i. 

What u uioiiBtrous tail our cat has got ! 

Tht Dragon of Wanllts. Act 11. 8e. L 

Of nil the girls that are bo smart, 

ThiTO 's none like pretty Sally.' Baity fu tmr AlUy. 

I Of nil l1i« K'rl" Ilitil e'er wu ee«n, 
Hiuni '* nuiii 

CAREY. — SWIFT. 245 

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. Sally in our Alley. 

JONATHAN SWIFT. 1667-1745. 

I Ve often wished that I had clear, 
For life, six hundred pounds a year, 
A handsome house to lodge a friend, 
A river at my garden's end. 

Imitation 0/ Horace, Book ii. Sat, 6. 

So geographers, in Afric maps,^ 

With savage pictures fill their gaps. 

And o'er unhabitable downs 

Place elephants for want of towns. Poetry^ a Bhaptody. 

Where Young must torture his invention 

To flatter knaves, or lose his pension. Ibid. 

Hobbes clearly proves, that every creature 

Lives in a state of war by nature. Ibid. 

So, naturalists observe, a flea 

Has smaller fleas that on him prey ; 

And these have smaller still to bite 'em ; 

And so proceed ad injimtuin. Ibid. 

Libertas et natale solum ; 

Fine words ! I wonder where you stole 'em. 

Verses occasioned by Wkitshed^s Motto on his Coach. 

^ As geographers crowd into the edges of their maps parts of the 
world which they do not know about, adding notes in the margin to 
the effect that beyond this lies nothing but sandy deserts full of wild 
beasts and unapproachable bogs. — Plutarch, Tluseus. 

A college joke to cure the dumps. Cauinui ani! Ptitr, 

'T In an old maxim in the schools, 

Thut Diittery 'e the food of fools ; 

YpI now and then your men of wit 

Will coudebcead to take a bit. Cadmiu and Vannta. 

Anil he gave it for bis opiiiloD, that whoever couht 
muke Ino ears of corn, or two itladea of grass, to grow 
n|)oii a B[iot of ground w^here only one grew before, 
would (JL'serve better of manliiiii], and do more esseD- 
tiul service to his eountiy, than the whole race of poli- 
ticians put together. 

Gullircr-s Trarrh. Fart ii. Cli. T. Vojiusf to MrMinjmig. 

He had been eight years upon a project for extract- 
ing Eunbeams out of cucumbers, which were to be put 
in phials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the 
air in raw inclement summers. 

ran iii. Ch- 5. Vogfige to LaputQ. 

Seamen have a custom, when they meet a whale, to 
fling liim out an empty tub by way of amusement, to 
divert him from laying violent hands upon the ship.* 

Talt of a Tub. (Pr^/oK.) 

Bread is the staff of IKe.^ Ibid, 

The reason why bo few marriages are happy is be- 
cause young ladies spend their time in making nets, 
not in making cages. ThowjUts on Variom Subjtelt. 

I III Si'baElinn KIunEter's Cotmography, tliere ia a cut at a abiii, 
rn wliicU a wliale van cgmliig too close for licr safely, and of the 
sailoni throwing n (ub to tlje whale, evidently to play with. Thin 
practice is also monlioned in an old prows tran jation of the Siip ((f 
Fool,. — Sir James Mackintosh, Apptndix to the Life of Sir Thomu 

•i See Uatthew Hcnrj-. Page 233. 


Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for be- 
ing eminent. Thoufjhts on Various Subjects. 

A nice man is a man of nasty ideas. Ibid. 

The two noblest things, which are sweetness and light. 

Battle of the Books. 

Not die here in a rage, like a poisoned rat in a hole. 

Letter to BolingbrokCy March 21, 1729. 

I shall be like that tree, I shall die at the top. 

Scott's Life of Swift A 

COLLEY CIBBER. 1671-1757. 

So mourned the dame of Ephesus her lovo ; 
And thus the soldier, armed with resolution, 
Told his soft tale, and was a tliriving wooer. 

Richard III. (altered). Act ii. 8c. 1. 

Now, by St. Paul, the work goes bravely on. Act iii. iSc. i. 

The aspiring youth that fired the Ephesian dome 
Outlives in fame the pious fool that raised it.^ Ibid. 

I Ve lately had two spiders 

Crawling upon my startled hopes. 

Now though thy friendly hand has brushed 'em from me. 

Yet still they crawl offensive to my eyes ; 

I would have some kind friend to tread upon 'em. 

Act iv. Sc. 3. 

1 When the poem of Cadenus and Vanessa was the general topic 
of conrerMtion, some one paid, " Surely that Vanessa must be an 
extraordinary woman, that coald inspire the Dean to write so finely 
upon her.*' Mrs. Johnson smiled, and answered, that **sho thought 
tliat point not quite so clear, for it was well known the Dean could 
write finely upon a broomstick." — Johnson's Life of Swift, 

^ Compare Sir Thonits Browne, Urn Burial, Ch. v. Page 177. 

248 GIBBER. 

Off with his head ! bo much for Buckingham! 

Jiichard m. {altered). Act IT. Be. 9. 

And ihe ripe harveat of the Dew-mown hay 

Givt'S it u Bwec't itnd wholesome odour. Act v. Be. i. 

Willi clink of haramere closing rivets up,* JUi. 

Perish that thought! Uo, never be it said 
That Fate itaelf could a.we the soul of Ricltard. 
HeDce, babbling dreams i jou threaten here in vain t 
Conscience, araunt. Richard 'e himself again 1 
Ilurk ! the shrill trumpet sounds, to horee, away, 
My sou] 'a in urnia, aiirl eager for the fray. Jbid. 

A weak invention of the enemy.* Ibid. 

As good be oat of the world aa out of the faBhioo. 

Lcie'i Lait Shift. Act U. 

We fihall find no fiend in hell can match the fury of 

a disappointed woman, — Bcomedl Blighted! dismiBsed 

without a parting pang.* Act iv. 

This business will never hold water. 

She Woi'd and She Wou'd Nat. Act It. 
Losere must have leave to speak. The Rival FooU. Act L 
Stolen sweets are best J6id- 

Possession is eleven points in the law. 

Woman'i Wit. Act 1. 
Words are but empty thanks. Act v. 

I WithbinvliBmrnprsclosiDgrivefiap. — ShBkespeilTt, fffnry F., 
Act iv. Prologue. 

1 A (hint; devised b; (he enemy. — Shakespeare, Richard III., 
Act V. St. 3. 

' Heaven bus no ni|^ like love to hatred tamed. 
Nor hdl a futy like a woman scnmed. 

Congreve, The Mourning Bride, Act lU, Be. t 


JOSEPH ADDISON. 1672-1719. 

The dawn is overcast, the morning lowers, 

And heavily in clouds brings on the day. 

The great, the important day, big with the fate 

Of Cato, and of Rome. Cato. Act l 8c, 1. 

Thy steady temper. Fortius, 
Can look on guilt, rebellion, fraud, and Csesar, 
In the calm lights of mild philosophy. Ibid, 

*T is not in mortals to command success, 

But we '11 do more, Sempronius ; we 'U deserve it. 

Act I Sc. 2. 

Blesses his stars and thinks it luxury. Act i. Sc, 4. 

'T is pride, rank pride, and haughtiness of soul ; 

I think the Romans call it stoicism. Ibid, 

Were you with these, my prince, you 'd soon forget 
The pale, unripened beauties of the north. Ibid, 

Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover, 

Fades in his eye, and palls upon the sense. 

The virtuous Marda towers above her sex. Ibid, 

My voice is still for war. 

Gods ! can a Roman senate long debate 

Which of the two to choose, slavery or death ? 

Act u, 8c, 1. 
A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty 

Is worth a whole eternity in bondage. Ibid. 

The woman that deliberates is lost. Act iv. Sc, l. 

Curse all his virtues ! they Ve undone his country. 

Act iv. 8c, 4. 

WTial a pity is it 



That we can die but o 

CtU>. Aa Iv. Sc. t. 
When vice prevails, and impioufi mcD bear swaj, 
The post of honour is a privalt' station, Ibid. 

It mnst be so, — Plato, thou reasonast vrcW '. — 

Else whence tliia pleasiug bope, thia fond dc-sire, 

This longing aft«r immortality P 

Or whence Uub secret dread, and inwivrd horror, 

Oi falling into uanghtP "Why sliriuke the soul 

Back on herself, and startles at destruction F 

'T is the divinity that Btirs wilbin us ; 

'T is heaven itself that points out an hereafter, 

And intimates eternity to man. 

Eternity! thou pleasing, dreadful thought! Act y. Set, 

I 'm weary of conjectures, — this must end 'em. 

Thus am I doubly armed : my death and life, 

My bane and antidote, are both before me : 

Ttiis in a moment brings me to an end ; 

But this informs me I shall never die. 

The soul, secured in her esiateuce, smiles 

At the dr.iwn dagger, and defies its point. 

The stars shall fade away, the sun himself 

Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, 

But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth,' 

Unhurt amidst the war of elements, 

The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds. /bid. 

From hence, let fierce contending nations know 
AVIiat dire effects from civil discord flow. Act v. Sc. 4. 

1 Smiling always with b never fading serenity of connlemnp*, 
■lid Itoari^hing in an immorlal Toulh. — lwac Bam>w (1630-1677), 
Dafy nf Tkantigiciitj, Wortt, Vol. i. p. (i6. 


For whereso'er I turn my ravished eyes, 
Gay gilded scenes and shining prospects rise. 
Poetic fields encompass me around, 
And still I seem to tread on classic ground.^ 

A Letter from Italy. 

Unbounded courage and compassion joined. 
Tempering each other in the victor's mind. 
Alternately proclaim him good and great. 
And make the hero and the man complete. 

The Campaign, Line 219. 

And, pleased the Almighty's orders to perform, 
Rides in the whirlwind and directs the storm.* Line 291. 

And those that paint them truest praise them most.* 

Line ult. 

The spacious firmament on high. 

With all the blue ethereal sky, 

And spangled heavens, a shining frame. 

Their great Original proclaim. Ode. 

Soon as the evening shades prevail. 

The moon takes up the wondrous tale, 

And nightly to the listening earth 

Repeats the story of her birth ; 

Wliile all the stars that round her burn, 

And all the planets in their turn, 

Confirm the tidings as they roll, 

And spread the truth from pole to pole. Jbid, 

For ever singing, as they shine. 

The hand that made us is divine. Ibid. 

1 Malone states that this was the first time the phrase ^classic 
ground/* since so common, was ever used. 

2 This line is frequently ascribed to Pope, as it is found in the 
Dunriadj Book iii. Line 264. 

^ lie best can paint them who shall feel them most. 

Pope, Eloita to Abelardf Line ttlt. 



In all thy horoonn, whetiMr grave or idaUow, 
Thou 'rt Buch a touchy, testy, pieasaut fellow { 
Hast so much wit, and mirth, and spleen abont thac^ ' 
There is no living with thea, uw withoat thae.^ 

Bptclator. Kb. M 

Much may be eaid on both ddes.' Ifa. in 

The Lord my pastnre ehall pre^iara, 
And feed me with ■ ahepherd'a care ; 
His presence shall ray wants supply, 
And guard me with a watdifiil eye. Mo, Mi 


Though her mien carries much more invitation than 
command, to behold her is an immediate check to loose 
behaviour ; to love her was a liberal education.' 

TMltr. Jfa.ta. 

Will Honeycomb calls these over-oftended ladies the 
outrageously virtuous. Spectator. No. 96S. 


The real Simon Pure. 

A Bold StroktfoT a Wife. Aa v, Sc. 1. 

1 A translslion of Martial, itii. *T, who imitated Oi"id, Amor. iU. 



The balance of power. Spuch, 1741. 

Flowery oratory he despised. He ascribed to the 

interested views of themselves or their relatives the 

declarations of pretended patriots, of whom he said, 

All those men have their price.^ 

Coxe'B Memoirt of WalpoU. Vol. ir. p. 869. 

Anything but history, for history must be false. 

Walpoliana, No. 141. 

The gratitude of place^xpectants is a lively sense of 
future favours.* 

AMBROSE PHILIPS. 1671-1749. 
Studious of ease and fond of humble things. 

From Eolland to a Friend in England. 


He is a fool who thinks by force or skill 
To turn the current of a woman's will. 

Adventures of Five Hours, Act v. 8c. 3. 

1 The political axiom, " All men have their price,'* is commonly 
ascribed to Walpole. 

« Hazlitt, in hia Wit and Ilumour, says, "This is Walpole's 

The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving 
greater benefit. — Bochefoucaold, Maxim 298. 

ISAAC WATTS. 1674-1748. 

Whene'er I tiUte my wbIIch abroad, 

IIow many poor I see ! 
Wluit shaU I render to my God 

For all hia gifts to me ? Didat Sanffn. Sf 

A flower, when offered in the bud, 

Ib no vain sacrifice. Soi 

Aud he that does one fault at first, 

And lies to hide it, mokes it two.* Sot 

Let dogs delight to bark and hite, 

For God hath made them eo ; 
Let hears and lious growl and tight, 

For 't is their nature too. Son, 

But, children, you should never let 

Such angry passions rise ; 
Your little hands were never made 

To t«ar each other's eyes. 
Birds in their little nests agree ; 

And 't is a shameful sight 
When children of one family 

Fall out, aud chide, aud fight Eoni 

How doth the little husy bee 

Improve each shining hour, 
And gather honey all the day 

From every opening flower I Son 

For Satan fiuds some mischief still 
For idle hands to do. 

> Comptra Heib«rt, Tht Church Porch. Page 16a 




In books, or work, or healthful play. 

Divine Songs. Song 

I have been there, and still would go ; 

T is like a little heaven below. Song xxviii. 

Hush, my dear, lie still and slumber ! 

Holy angels guard thy bed ! 
Heavenly blessings without number 

Grently falling on thy head. A CradU Hymn. 

'T is the voice of the sluggard ; I heard him complain, 
* You have waked me too soon, I must slumber again/ 

The Sluggard. 

Lord, in the morning thou shalt hear 

My voice ascending high. Psalm v. 

From all who dwell below the skies, 

Let the Creator's praise arise ; 

Let the Redeemer's name be sung 

Through every land, by every tongue. Psalm cxvii. 

Fly, like a youtliful hart or roe. 
Over the hills where spices grow. 

Hymns and Spiritual Songs. Book i. Hymn 79. 

And while the lamp holds out to burn, 

The vilest sinner may return. Uymn 88. 

Strange that a harp of thousand strings 

Should keep in tune so long ! Book ii. Hymn 19. 

Hark ! from the tombs a doleful sound. 

The tall, the wise, the reverend head 
Must lie as low as ours. 

When I can read my title clear 

To mansions in the skies, 
I '11 bid farewell to every fear, 

And wipe my weeping eyes. 

Hymn 63. 


Hymn 65. 



|1k'n> ij9 a kuul of pnre delight, 

mi<.-r« mitiU immortal reign; 
luuuili' iby excludes Uie night, 

Auil [JeasureB banish pain. _ ,^ 

Hymii* anU Spirilual Bongi. Beoi S. Bipui H. 

So, when a raging fever burna. 

We shift from side to side by turns ; 

And "t is a poor relief we gain 

To cliniige the place, but keep the pain. flymn IM. 

Wore I so tall to reach the pole, 

Or gr.isp the ocean »-ith my span, 
1 must be measiircrl hy mv soul ; 

The mind 's the standard of the man.* 

Bora Lyriea. Book ii. /'oIh Grtatntu. 

To God the Father, God the Son, 

And God the Spirit, Three in One, 

Be honour, praise, and glory given. 

By all on earth, and aU in heaven. Doxoiagf. 

SAMUEL GARTH. 1670-1719. 

To die is landing on some silent shore. 
Where billotrs never break, nor tempesla roar ; 
Ere well we feci the friendly stroke, 't is o'er. 

Tke Di^iatary.' Canto iu. Liitt SSb. 

■ I do not disIineQiali b? (be tye, but bv the miiid. whkh is tba 
proper judge of ihe man. — Seoeo, On a Happy Lift, Ch. 1. 
(L'EtlraiiBe's Abjtmol.) 

' Thou ha«t iio (aultn, or I no t»u1Is c«n spy. 
Thou art all bi^auiy, or all blindness I. 

Cbiislopher Codiington, Oa Garik't Di^ttuarj. 



Music hath charms to soothe the savage hreast. 
To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. 

The Mourning Bride. Ad i. 8c, 1. 

By magic numbers and persuasive sound. Ibid. 

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned. 

Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.^ Ad ill. Sc. S. 

For blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds, 

And though a late, a sure reward succeeds. Ad v. 8c, la. 

If there 's delight in love, 't is when I see 
That heart which others bleed for bleed for me. 

The Way of the World, Act m, Sc, 12. 

Ferdinand Mendez Pinto was but a type of thee, 

thou liar of the first magnitude. 

Lotefor Love, Act ii. 8c, 5. 

I came up stairs into the world, for I was bom in a 
cellar. Act ii. 8c, 7. 

Hannibal was a very pretty fellow in those days. 

The Old Bachelor, Ad ii. 8c. 2. 

Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure ; 
Married in haste, we may repent at leisure.^ Act v. 8c, i. 

Defer not till to-morrow to be wise, 
To-morrow's sun to thee may never rise.^ 

Letter to Cobham, 

1 Compare Cibber, Lovers Last Shifty Act iv. Page 248. 

2 Compare Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew, Page 47. 

• Be wise to-day, *t is madness to defer. — Young, Night 
Thoughts, i. Line 390. See also Martial, Book v. £p, 59. 



NICHOLAS ROTVE. 1673-1718. 


As if Misforlune mude the throne her seat. 
And none could be imhappy bat the great.' 

Tht Fair Feniltnl. Frolognt. 
At It'ligth the morn, and cold indiflerence came." 

Acl i. Se. 1. 
Is she not more than painting can express, 
Or youthful poets fancy when they love ? Ati iii. Sc, i. 

li this that haughty gallant, gay Lothario ? Aa v. Sc. i. 

THOMAS PARNELL. 1679-1717. 
Still an angel appear to each lover beside, 

But Btin be a woman to you. Whe» Ihy BeaHtg tj^tan. 

Remote from man, with God he passed the days, 
Prayer all his business, all his pleasure praise. 

Tii Eermil. Lbte b. 
We call it only pretty Fanny's way. 

An £lejs to OS Old Btauty. 
Let those love now who never loved before, 
Let those who always loved now love the more. 

TramiatitHtofthtPtTvigiliun Vtnerit.* 
1 None think (he gKM unhappy, but the great. 

Young, The Lovt v/Fame, Satire i. Lint 338. 
3 But with the morning cool rejection came. — Scott, Ckroufclu 
Iff the CaaongaU, Ch. iv., also quoted ia the nutea to tba Ifomaitery, 
Ck. iii. n. 11, and ivitli 'calm' substitnted for 'cool' in the Anti- 
VBorj, Ch. v., and ' rcpintiime ' for ' nflectioii ' In Rob Sag, Cli. iii. 
' Written ia the lioie of Juliue Cwear, and by noma ucribed to 
Catullus: — 

Cras amet qui numquam amaviti 


BROKE. 1678-1751. 

I have read somewhere or other, in Dionysius of 
Hallcamassos, I think, that History is Philosophy 
teaching by examples.^ 

On the Study and Use of History, Letter 2. 

GEORGE FARQUHAR. 1678-1707. 

Cos. Fray now, what may be that same bed of hon- 

Kite. Oh ! a mighty large bed ! bigger by half than 
the great bed at Ware : ten thousand people may lie 
in it together, and never feel one another. 

Tke Recruiting Officer, Act i. Sc. 1. 

I believe they talked of me, for they laughed con- 

SUmedly. The Beaux Strataytm, Act iii. Sc. 1. 

'T was for the good of my country that I should be 
abroad.* Act iii. Sc. 2. 

Necessity, the mother of invention.^ 

The Twin Rivals, Act t. 

i DioDjsias of HalicamaBSus, Ars Rhet, xi. 2 (p. 398, R.)^ says: 
UatBela ipa itrrlv ^ irrtv^is r&v ii$wy • roiho koI BouKvUHrfs ioiKf 
Xiyeiy, wepl Itrroptta \4yt»p * 8ti kouL itrropia ^i\o<ro^la iarly tK 
wapaBttyfidrmiff qnoting Thncydides, I. 22. 

3 Compare Barrington, New South Wales, Page 391. 

' Art imitates nature, and necessity is the mother of invention. — 
Richard Franck, Northern Memoirs (written in 1658, printed in 
1694). See Appendix, p. 646. 

Magister artis ingenlque largitor 
Venter. — Persius, Prolog.^ Line 10. 



BISHOP BERKELBT. 1684-1753. 

Wt^tiranl the course of empire takes iu way ; ' 

Thf tonr first nets nlready past, 
A fifth sh:ttl dose (be drama Trith the day; 

TuueV noblest offepring U the last. 

(»• (If Pra^tet c/ Pliiiuiag Jrit and Learning in America. 

Our Toiuh we can have but t»4lay, 
Wf uiii\ rtlwiirs find time to grow old. 

Can Lore be controlled by Adlicet* 

[Tar iraler] is of a nature bo mild and benign and 
proportioned to the human constitution, as to warm 
without beating, to cheer but not inebriate.* 


JANE BREEETON. 1686-174a 

Ttio picture, placed the busts between, 
Adds to the thought much strength ; 
>Viiuloiii and Wit are little seen, 
Hut Folly 's at full length. 

On Beau Naili'i Picture at/ull length, betteeem tie ButU <if 
Blr Jiaac Ifealvn and Mr. Pope,* 

I Wntirari] the Mar of eni]nre takes iti mj. 

EpiETsph to Bancrott'E Bittory of tie UniteJ Btatti. 

* From Alkln's Vocal Poetry, LoadoD, 1810. 
■ Cupa 

Tb*t rbecr but nut inebriate — Cowper, Tht Tati, Beck ir. 

* \'nnn iiyce'* Specimeni oj" Briluk Poeteatt. Thia epigram i> 
Uriiirallr uoribed to Chcaterfield. Sm CamptwU't ^pteimvu, wA*, 

HILL.-- RAMSAY. 261 

AABON HILL. 1685-1750. 

First, then, a woman will, or won't, depend on 't ; 
If she will do % she will ; and there 's an end on 't. 
But if she won't, since safe and sound your trust is, 
Fear is affront, and jealousy injustice.^ Zara. Epilogue. 

Tender-handed stroke a nettle, 

And it stings you for your pains ; 

Grasp it like a man of mettle, 

And it soft as silk remains. 

Vtrsts wi-itten on a Window in Scotland, 

T is the same with common natures : 

Use 'em kindly, they rebel ; 
But be rough as nutmeg-graters, 

And the rogues obey you well. Ibid, 

ALLAN RAMSAY. 1686-1758. 

Farewell to Lochaber, farewell to my Jean,* 

Where heartsomo wi* thee I ha'e mony days been ; 

For Lochaber no more, Lochaber no more, 

We '11 may be return to Lochaber no more. 

Lochaber no More, 

i The following lines are copied from the pillar erected on tbe 
meant in the Dane John Field, Canterbury: — 

Where is the man who ha8 the power and skill 
To stem the torrent of a woman's will ? 
For if f»he will, she will, you may depend on *t; 
And if she won't, she won't; so there 's an end on *t. 

Examiner f Blay 31, 1829. 


Tired nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep ! 

AVjAl Thougha. Mghl I. Lint J. 

Kight, snblo goddess '. from her ebon throue, 

Iw rayleas luaiesly, now stretches forth 

Her leaden sceptre o'er a slumberiug world. Unt 18. 

Creation sleeps ! 'T is as the general poise 
Of life Gtood still, and nature made a pause ; 
An itwfid pause ! proiihclic ot her eml. Line a-t. 

The bell strikes one. We take no note of time, 

But from its loss. Lint B6. 

Poor pensioner on the boanties of an hour. x™ 67. 

To waft a feather or to drown a fly. Lint ibL 

Insatiate archer! could not one suflice ? 

Thy shaft flew thrice ; and thrice my peace was slain ; 

And thrice, ere thrice yon moon had filled her horn. 

Line 8ia. 

Bo wise to-day ; 't is madness to defer.* Line 390. 

ProcrastinatJOQ is the thief of time. Line ses. 

At thirty, man suspects liimsetf a fool ; 

Knows it at forty, and reforms his plan. Lint 41". 

All men think all men mortal but themselves. Lint 421. 

lie mourns the dead who lives as they desire. 

AV5*( ii. Line !4. 
And what its worth, ask death-beds ; they can tell. 

Line Gl. 
1 Comptra Ccagnre, LtUer to CMam. Page SST. 

YOUKG. 268 

Thy purpose finn is equal to the deed : 
Wlio does the best his circumstance allows. 
Does well, acts nobly ; angels could no more. 

Night Thoughts, Xight ii. Line 90. 

* I Ve lost a day ! * — the prince who nobly cried. 
Had been an emperor without his crown.^ Line 99. 

Ah ! how unjust to nature, and himself. 

Is thoughtless, thankless, inconsistent man. Line 112. 

The spirit walks of every day deceased. Line 180. 

Time flies, death urges, knells call, heaven invites. 
Hell threatens. Line 20S. 

Whose yesterdays look backwards with a smile. Line 384. 

'T is greatly wise to talk witli our past hours, 

And ask them what report they bore to heaven. Line 376. 

Thoughts shut up want air. 
And spoil, like bales unopened to the sun. Line 4G6. 

How blessings brighten as they take their flight ! 

Line C02. 
The chamber where the good man meets his fate 
Is privileged beyond the common walk 
Of virtuous life, quite in the verge of heaven. Line 638. 

A death-bed 's a detector of the heart. Line 641. 

"Woes cluster ; rare are solitary woes ; 

They love a train, they tread each other's heel.* 

Night iii. Line 68. 

1 Bnetoohis uyB of the Emperor Titu9, " Once at Rupper, reflect- 
ing that he had done nothing for any that day, he broke out into that 
memorable and jufttly admired saying, * My friends, I have loftt a 
day."* — Snetoniuii. Z»ce< of the Twelve Ccesars. Tranftlation by 
Alexander Thomson. 

2 Compare Shakespeare, Hamlet, Pa^c 118. AI<o Ilerrick, Sorm 
row$ Succeed, Page 165. 


Beautiful as sweet I 

And j-oung as beautiful I and soft as young I 
And gny na soft I and innocent as gay '■ 

A7j*i ThoB'jh'u. Sl.jKl iii. Lint 91. 
Lovely in death the beauteous ruin lay ; 
And if in dtath attll lovely, lovelier there j 
Far lovelier ! pity swells llio tide of love. Lint lOi. 

Heaven's Sovereign Bnvea all beings but himself 
■niat hideous sight, a naked human heart. Line 220. 

Tlie knell, the shroud, the mattock, and the grave, 
The deep damp vaiUt, the darkness, and the worm. 

Niijla ir, Line 10. 

Man makes a dealli which nature never made. Lint is. 
And feels a thousand deaths, in fearing one. Lint IT. 
Wishing, of all employments, is the worst. Lint 71. 

Man wants but little, nor that little long.* Liat IIS. 

A God all mercy is a God unjost. Liat S8j. 

'T is impious in a good man to be sad. Lint (ITS. 

A Christian is the highest style of man. Ltne ns. 

Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die. Lint 84s. 
By night an atheist half believes a God. Hiyht v. Luit m. 
Early, bright, transient, chaste, as morning dew. 
She sparkled, was exhaled, and went to heaven.* Lint 600. 
We see time's furrows on another's brow. 
And death intrenched, preparing his assault; 
How few themselves in that just mirror see I Lint GST. 

> Man wants but little here below, 

KorwantsthBtlittlelonc- — Goldsmilh, Tht flrmit, Bl.t. 
' Comp«u^ Drj'dca, On the Death of a rerj J'onitj GtMLeman. 


YOUNG. 265 

Like oar shadows. 
Our wishes lengthen as our sun declines.^ 

Niykt ThougkU, Niykl t. LIm 681. 

While man is growing, life is in decrease ; 

And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb. 

Our birth is nothing but our death begun. ^ Line 717. 

That life is long which answers life's great end. Line 773. 

The man of wisdom is the man of years. Line 775. 

Death loves a shining mark, a signal blow.' Line lOil. 

Pygmies are pygmies still, though perched on Alps ; 

And pyramids are pyramids in vales. 

Each man makes his own stature, builds himself : 

Virtue alone outbuilds the Pyramids ; 

Her monuments shall last when Egypt's fall. 

Nigkt vi. Line 309. 

And all may do what has by man been done.* Line 606. 
The man that blushes is not quite a brute. 

Night vii. Line 496. 
Too low they build who build beneath the stars. 

Ifight viil. Line 215. 

Prayer ardent opens heaven. Line 721. 

A man of pleasure is a man of pains. Line 798. 

To frown at pleasure, and to smile in pain. Line 1045. 

Final Ruin fiercely drives 
Her ploughshare o'er creation.* Night ix. Line 167. 

'T is elder Scripture, writ by God's own hand : 
Scripture authentic I uncorrupt by man. Line 644. 

^ Compare Drydeo, Abtalom and Achitophel. Page 222. 
2 Compare Bishop Hall, EpistUi, Dec. iii. Ep. ii. Page 146. 

* Compare Qoarles, Divine Poems. Page 159. 

* Stem Ruin's ploughshare drives elate 

Full on thy bloom. — Bums, To a Mountain Daisy, 


An untlevout astroaomer b mad. 

Night Tkou^ilt. Klshl !l. Line 771, 

The course of nature is the art of God.' Line in 

The love of praiae, howe'er concealed hy art, 

ReiguB more or less, and glows in every heart. 

Loct ofFamt. Satire i. Li»t I 

Some, for renown, on scraps of learning dote, 

An<l think they grow immortal as they quote. Line i 

Titles are marks of honest men, und wise ; 

Tlie fool, or knave, thai wears a title lies. Lite U 

Koiie think the great unhappy but the great.' Lint ass, 

Unlearned men of books aseame the care, 

As eunuchs are the guardians of the fair. 

Satire ii. Lint S3. 
The booby father craves a booby son, 
And by Heaven's blessing thinks himself un ~ 

Where nature's end of language is declined, 

And men talk only to cx>nceal the mind.* £hw SOT. 

Be wise with speed 
A fool at forty is a fool indeed. Lim SSS. 

And waBt« their music on the savage race.* 

Satire v. Lint ! 
1 Compare Sir Thomas Bnnme, Relig. Med. Page 177. 
" Compare Ruwe, The Fair Penitent. Page 2&8. 
' Speech was given io the onlinaiy nort of men, whereby to ci 

Robert S.>ulh, fi 

mon. AprL 

80, 1878. 

Speech was made to open man to man, and not to hid« hiro; to 

(IBSS), ed. Whitworth, Vol. i. p. 503. 

The (rue use of speech is not so mnch to exptCM our wants a* to 

conceal them. — Gnldsmitli, The Bet, Xo.\n..O<A.Vi.nm. 

X\t n'vmploient le!< pamle? que poar 
Voltaire, Dialogue xiv., J.e Ciajxm tl 

d^puiner lenni pens^es. — 
a fwlorde, 1763. 

* Andwaitci 


>D (he desert 

air. — Gray, £U fft, SI. li. 

YOUNG. 267 

For her own breakfast she '11 project a scheme, 
Nor take her tea without a stratagem. 

Love of Fame. Satire vi. Line 190. 

Think naught a trifle, though it small appear ; 
Small sands the mountain, moments make the year, 
And trifles life. Line 208. 

One to destroy is murder by the law, 
And gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe ; 
To murder thousands takes a specious name, 
War's glorious art, and gives immortal fame. 

Satire vii. Line &5. 

How commentators each dark passage shun. 

And hold their farthing candle to the sun.^ Line 97. 

Their feet through faithless leather met the dirt. 
And oftener changed their principles than shirt 

Epistle to Mr. Pope. Line 277. 

Accept a miracle instead of wit, — 

See two dull lines with Stanhope's pencil writ. 

Line* Written tnth the Diamond Pencil of Lord Chesterfield.* 
Time elaborately thrown away. The Last Day. Book i. 
There buds the promise of celestial worth. Book Sii. 

In records that defy the tooth of time. 

The Statesman's Creed. 

Great let me call him, for he conquered me. 

The Revenge, Act i. Sc. 1. 

Souls made of fire, and children of the sun. 

With whom revenge is virtue. Act v. Sc. 2. 

The blood will follow where the knife is driven. 

The flesh will quiver where the pincers tear. Ibid. 

And friend received with thumps upon the back.' 

Universal Passion, 
1 See Appendix^ p. 687. 

• From Hitfnrd's Life of Young. See Spence's Anecdotes, p. 378. 

* Compare Cowper, On Friendship. VsLfge 365. 


ALEXASDEB POPE. 1688-1744. 

Awake, tny St. John ! leave all meaner tilings 
To low ambition, and (he priJe of kings. 
Let us (since life can little more etijuily 
Than just to look about us, and to dt«') 
Expatiate tree o'er all tliia scene of man ; 
A mighty maae ! bat not without a plan. 

fmiji CN 3laa. Epiitie I. Lint 1. 

Together let us beat this ample field, 

Try what tlio open, what the covert yield. Lint 9. 

Eye nature's walks, shoot folly as it flies, 

And catch the manners living as they rise ; 

Laugh where we must, be caadid where we can, 

But vindicate the ways of God to man.' Lmt U. 

What con we reason bat from what we know ? Liitt 18. 

Pleased to the last, he crops the flowery food. 
And licks the hand just raised to shed his blood. 

Who sees with equal eye, as God of all, 

A hero perish, or a sparrow fall, 

Atoms or systems into ruin hurled, 

And now a bubble burst, and now a world. £i 

Hope springs eternal in the human breast: 
Man never is, but always to be blest. 
The soul, uneasy, and cooflned from home, 
Bests and expatiates in a life to come. Li 

1 Gimpan UiltoD, Faradite Lott. Fag* 178. 

FOFE. 269 

Lo, the poor Indian ! whose untutored mind 
Sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind ; 
His soul, proud Science never taught to stray 
Far as the solar walk or milky way. 

£uaff on Man, EpittU i. Line 90. 

But thinks, admitted to that equal sky, 

His faithful dog shall bear him company. Line 111. 

In pride, in reasoning pride, our error lies ; 

All quit their sphere, and rush into the skies. 

Pride still is aiming at the blest abodes, 

Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Line 123. 

Die of a rose in aromatic pain. Line 200. 

The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine ! 

Feels at each thread, and lives along the line.^ Line 217. 

Remembrance and reflection how allied ! 

What thin partitions sense from thought divide ! * 

Line 225. 
All are but parts of one stupendous whole, 

Whose body nature is, and Grod the soul. Line 267. 

Warms in the sun, refreshes in the breeze, 

Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the trees. Line 271. 

As full, as perfect, in vile man that mourns, 

As the rapt seraph that adores and bums : 

To Him no high, no low, no great, no small ; 

He fills, he bounds, connects, and equals all I Line 277. 

1 Compare Sir John Davies. Page 145. 

3 Compare Diyden, Absalom and Achitophel. Page 221. 

Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiie fuit. Sen* 
eca, De TranquHlitate Animi, xvii. 10, quotes this from Aristotle, 
who gives as one of his ProbUmata (xxx. 1), ^ih ri irdvrts dtrot 
wtpiTTol y§y6¥aoiy &yip§s ^ Kurit <f>i\offo<f>lai' ^ woMrudiv ^ woiiiatM 

270 POPE. 


All nature is but art, unknown to thee 

All fhunt-e, directioa which thou canst not see t 

All iliscoi'd, hunuony not underetooU ; 

AJl partial eviJ, universal good ; 

And npite of pride, in erring reason's spite, 

Oue truih i* clear, IVTiatuvor is, is right> 

£uaj bH Man. EptUlt i. Liiu. 383. 

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan ; 

The proper study of mankind is man.* L'jjiailc ii. Lim 1. 

Chaos of thought and passion, ull eoufuscd ; 

Still hy liimsclt abused or disabused ; 

Created half to rise, and half to fall ; 

Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all ; 

Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurled; 

The glory, jest, and riddle of the world ! * Lint 13. 

Fixed like a plant on his pectdiar spot, 

To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot. Lw 63. 

On life's vast ocean diversely we sail. 

Season the card, but passion is the gale. Line lOT. 

And hence one master-passion in the breast, 

Like Aaron's serpent, swallows up the rest. Line 131. 

The young disease, that mast subdue at length. 
Grows with his growth, and strengthens with his 
strength. Lint iss. 

1 Compare Drjdea, (Edipui. Page 830. 

* La vnye Kience et le nay Made da rbainm« c'eat rhomme. — 
ChaiTon, De la Saijtue, Lib. I. Ch. 1. 

* Quelle cbimtre esl-ce dune que I'honimel quelle Donveaut^, quel 
chaos, quel gujet de cfliimulictioDi Juga de tontea choeea, Imbikila 
ver da lem, d^pueitsire du vrai, amaa d'iucertitnde, glinre tt rebol 
de I'univere. — Paical, Byttiaa it* Plilotophf, zzt. 

POPE. 271 

Vice is a monster of 80 frightful mien, 
As, to be hated, needs but to be seen ; ^ 
Yet seen too oft, ^uniliar with her face, 
We first endure, then pity, then embrace. 

Euay on Man. Epistle ii. Line 217. 

Ask where 's the North ? at York 't is on the Tweed ; 

In Scotktnd at the Orcades ; and there. 

At Greenland, Zembla, or the Lord knows where. 

Line 222. 

Virtuous and vicious every man must be, 

Few in the extreme, but all in the degree. Line 2a i. 

Behold the child, by nature's kindly law. 

Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw : 

Some livelier plaything gives his youth delight, 

A little louder, but as empty quite ; 

Scarfs, garters, gold, amuse his riper stage. 

And beads and prayer-books are the toys of age. 

Pleased with this bauble still, as that before, 

Till tired he sleeps, and life's poor play is o'er. Line 275. 

Learn of the little nautilus to sail. 

Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale. 

Epiitle iii. Line 177. 

The enormous faith of many made for one. Lint 249. 

For forms of government let fools contest ; 

Whate'er is best administered is best : 

For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight : 

IBs can^t be wrong whose life is in the right.* Line 308. 

In h\th and hope the world will disagree, 

But all mankind's concern is charity. Line 807. 

^ Compare Drrden, The Hind and Panther. T&ge 223. 
* Compin Cowley, On the Death of Crathaw. Page 173. 

272 POPE. 

happiness ! our being's end and ikim I 
Good, pleasure, ease, ronteat 1 whale'er thy same : 
That BoincCliiug still vliloh prompts the etfrual sigh. 
For which we bear to live, or dare to die. 

Euay on if an. Epullt iv. Lint I. 

Order is Heaven's first law. LintW. 

Reason's whole pleuaure, all the joys of sense. 

Lie in thret words, — health, peace, and competence. 

Lint 79. 

The soul's calm sunshine and the lieartfelt joy. Lint 188. 

Honour and shame from no condition rise ; 

Act wfll your pari, theru all the honour lies. Lint 103. 

Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow ; 

The rest is all but leather or pmnello. UmSDS. 

What can ennoble sots, or aliiTes, or cowards ? 

Alas ! not all the blood of all the Howards. Lint va. 

A wit 's a feather, and a chief a rod ; 

An honest man 's the noblest work of God.' Li»t S4T. 

Plays ronnd the head, but comes not to the heart ; 

One self-approTing hour whole years oatweigtu 

Of stnpid starers and of loud hnzzas ; 

And more true joy Marcellus exiled feels 

Than Caesar with a senate at his heels. Lint SU. 

If parts allure thee, think how Bacon shined, 

The wisest, brightest, meanest of mankind! 

Or, ravished with the whistling of a name,' 

See Cromwell, damned to everlasting fame ! * Li»t 281. 

1 Compsn Fletcher, Cpon an Bontti Man-i Fortmt. Pige 150. 

* Compare Cowley, Georgio, Book ii. Page 17t. 

* May tee Ihee nnv, thou);li UIb, redeem thy name, 
And glorify nhst elia ii dunoed to fame. 

Savage, Charaeltr qf Fattir. 

POPE. 278 

Know then this truth (enough for man to know), 
' Vutue alone is happiness below.' 

Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 309. 

Never elated when one man 's oppressed ; 

Never dejected while another 's blessed. Line 323. 

Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, 

Bat looks through nature up to nature's Grod.^ Line 33L 

Formed by thy converse, happily to steer 

Frota grave to gay, from lively to severe.* Line 379. 

Say, shall my little bark attendant sail, 

Pursue the triumph, and partake the gale ? Line 385. 

Thou wert my guide, philosopher, and friend. Line 390. 

That virtue only makes our bliss below, 

And all our knowledge is ourselves to know. Line 397. 

To observations which ourselves we make, 
We grow more partial for the observer's sake. 

Moral Essays. Epistle i. Line 11. 

Like following life through creatures you dissect, 
You lose it in the moment you detect Line 20. 

Half our knowledge we must snatch, not take. Line 40. 

'T is from high life high characters are drawn ; 

A saint in crape is twice a saint in lawn. Line 135. 

T is education forms the conmion mind : 

Just as the twig is bent the tree 's inclined. Line 149. 

^ Yon will find that it is the modest, not the preaumptuous io- 
quirerf who makes a real and safe progress in the discovery of divine 
truths. One follows nature and nature's God, — that is, he follows 
God in his works and in his word. — Bolingbroke, Letter to Mr, 

s Compare Dryden, The Art of Poetry. Page 227. 






with fortunes, humours turn with climee, 

Tenets n 

ih books, and principleB with times.* 

Moral £«wjj. E/nKlt i. Lin. 171 


in wooUen! 't nould a saint provoke,' 

Were the 

la^[ words that poor Narcissa spoke. Lint VS. 

And yoii 

brave Cobham! to the lat^^st breatli 

Shull fee 

your ruling puasion strong iu death. Lineafa. 


t!if charmer sinner it or saint it. 

If folly grow ronuiutic, I must paint iu Ej-iult iL LUt is. ■ 

Clioose ii 

Jirm cloud before it fall, and in it 

Catoh, er 

she change, the Cynthia of this minnte. 

Fine by defect, and delicately weak.' iim M. 

With too much <]uicknesB ever to be taught; 
With too much thinking to have common thought. 

Atossa, cursed with every granted prayer, 
Childless with all her children, wants an heir; 
To heirs unknown descends the unguarded store, 
Or wanders, heaven-directed, to the poor. Line 147. 

Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour, 
Content to dwell in decendes for ever. Lmm I6i. 

Men, some to business, some to pleasure take ; 
But every woman is at heart a rake. Lint !1S. 

Hee how (he world its veterans rewards! 
A youtli of frolics, on old age of cards. Lint Ut, 

O, blest with temper, whose unclouded ray 
Can make to-morrow cheerful as to-day ! ti»t ibi. 

Msliliiiu Bvrboniui, in the Dilitia Foetamm Gtrmanorum, 
i. 6S5. 
' Fioe by degree), ud betuliluUy leu. — Prior, ffcnry aai Enma. 

POPE. 275 

She who ne'er answers till a husband cools, 
Or, if she rules him, never shows she rules. 

Moral Essays. Epistle ii. Line 261. 

And mistress of herself, though china fall. Line 268. 

Woman 's at best a contradiction still. Line 270. 

Who shall decide, when doctors disagree, 
And soundest casuists doubt, like you and me ? 

Epistle iii. Line 1. 

Blest paper-credit ! last and best supply ! 

That lends corruption lighter wings to fly. Line 39. 

But thousands die without or this or that, 

Die, and endow a college or a cat Line 95. 

The ruling passion, be it what it will, 

The ruling passion conquers reason still. Line 153. 

Extremes in nature equal good produce ; 

Elxtremes in man concur to general use. Line 161. 

Rise, honest muse ! and sing The Man of Ross. Xtne250. 

Ye little stars ! hide your diminished rays.^ Line 282. 

Who builds a church to God, and not to fame. 

Will never mark the marble with his name. Line 285. 

In the worst inn's worst room, with mat half hung. 

Line 299. 

Where London's column, pointing at the skies. 

Like a tall bully, lifts the head and lies. Line 339. 

Grood sense, which only is the gift of Heaven, 
And though no science, fairly worth the seven. 

Epistle iv. Line 43. 
1 (Compare Iftilton, Paradise Lost, Page 187. 



To rest, tlie cnshion and soft dean invite. 
Willi nt'ver mentions hell to ears polite.' 

Marat Eaagi. Epinh ir. Lint 143, 

Ktate§maii. vet friend to tnttli ! of aoul Bmcere, 
III ai'lion faithful, and in honour clear ; 
Will) broke no promiae, served no private end, 
Wlio gained no title, and who lost no friend. 

£pi>tle lo Mr. Additoa. Lin* 6T 

T is witli our judgmenla lu our watches, none 
Go just alike, yet each believes liia own.' 

Ebbs OB Critid/m. Pari i. Lmt B. 

One sfience only will one genius fit ; 

So vast is art, so narrow human wit. Liae m. 

From vulgar bounds with brave disorder part, 

And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art. Li»t us. 

Tliose oft are stratagems which errors seem, 

Nor is it Homer nods, bat we that dream. Lima in. 

Of all the causes which conspire to blind 

Man's erring judgment, and misguide the mind, 

^Vhat the weak head wiUi strongest bias mles, 

Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools. Part u. ju'm L 

A little learning is a dangerous thing; 

Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring : 

There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain. 

And drinking largely sobers us again.* Limt U. 

1 In Ihe Tvign of Cbirlei n. ■ certain worlhv diriTW it Wbit«hall 
thuK addrenied himKlf to (be uiditory it Uw coDcliuioo of hit Mr- 
mon : " In fibort, if you don't lire up to the precepts of tbe Ooapel, 
but abandoa joonelTei to your irr^nlu' appetite*, juu muH expect 
(o receive your ti:«ard in ■ c«TUia place which 'tia Dot good mai>- 

' Compsre Sucklinp, Epilogs to Aglaura. P»ge 1S3. 
1 Compare Baoon, Eaaj xvi., Atkav*. Page 1(8. 

POPE. 277 

Hills peep o'er hills, and Alps on Alps arise ! 

£uatf on Critkitm, Fart il. Line 3S. 

Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, 

Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er shall be.^ 

Lint 53. 

True wit is nature to advantage dressed, 

What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed. 

Line 97. 

Words are like leaves ; and where they most abound. 
Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found. Line 109. 

Such laboured nothings, in so strange a style. 
Amaze the unlearned, and make the learned smile. 

Line 126. 
In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold, 

Alike fantastic if too new or old : 

Be not the first by whom the new are tried. 

Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. Line 133. 

Some to church repair. 
Not for the doctrine, but the music there. 
These equal syllables alone require, 
Though oft the ear the open vowels tire. 
While expletives their feeble aid do join. 
And ten low words oft creep in one dull line. Line 142. 

A needless Alexandrine ends the song, 

That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along.^ 

Line 156. 

True ease in writing comes from art, not chance. 
As those move easiest who have learned to dance. 
*T is not enough no harshness gives offence ; 
The sound must seem an echo to the sense. Line 162. 

1 Compare Suckling, Epilogue to The Goblins, Page 163. 
Sheffield, Euay on Poetry. Page 236. 

3 Solvuntur, tardosqne trahit einus ultimus orbes. 

Virgil, Georgia, Lib. iil. 424. 

278 POPE. 

Soft is the strain when zephyr gently Uowb, 

And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; 

But when loud surges lash the sounding sbosre. 

The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. 

When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw. 

The line too labours, and the words move slow ; 

Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, 

Flies o'er the unbending com, and skims along the main. 

Etsay on Criticism, Part ii. Line 106. 

For fools admire, but men of sense approve. Line 191. 

But let a lord once own the happy lines, 

How the wit brightens ! how the style refines ! Line 220. 

Envy will merit as its shade pursue, 

But, like a shadow, proves the substance true. Line 266. 

To err is human, to forgive divine. Line 826. 

All seems infected that the infected spy, 

As all looks yellow to the jaundiced eye. Line 866. 

And make each day a critic on the last. Part iii. Line 12. 

Men must be taught as if you taught them not, 

And things unknown proposed as things forgot. Line 16. 

The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read. 

With loads of learned lumber in his head. Line 68. 

Most authors steal their works, or buy ; 
Garth did not write his own Dispensary. Line 66. 

For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.* Line 66. 

Led by the light of the Masonian star. Lme 86. 

^ Wreas make prey where eagles dare not perch. 

Shakespeare, Richard IIL, Act i. 8e, 8. 

POPE. 279 

Content if hence the unlearned their wants may view, 
The learned reflect on what before they knew.^ 

Euay on Criticum. Part iii. Line 180. 

What dire offence from amorous causes springs. 

What mighty contests rise from trivial things. 

The Rape of the Lock, Canto \. Line 1. 

And all Arabia breathes from yonder box. Line 134. 

On her white breast a sparkling cross she wore. 
Which Jews might kiss, and infidels adore. 

Canto ii. Line 7. 

If to her share some female errors fall. 

Look on her face, and you '11 forget them all. Line 17. 

Fair tresses man's imperial race insnare. 

And beauty draws us with a single hair.^ Line 27. 

Here thou, great Anna ! whom three realms obey. 
Dost sometimes counsel take — and sometimes tea. 

Canto iii. Line 7. 

At every word a reputation dies. Line 16. 

The hungry judges soon the sentence sign. 

And wretches hang that jurymen may dine. Line 21. 

Coffee, which makes the politician wise, 

And see through all things with his half-shut eyes. 

Line 117. 

The meeting points the sacred hair dissever 

From the fair head, for ever, and for ever ! Line 153. 

Sir Plume, of amber snuff-box justly vain, 
And the nice conduct of a clouded cane. 

Canto iv. Line 123. 

^ Indocti dificant et ament meminifiiRe periti. Thio Latin hex- 
ameter, which is commonly ascribed to Horace, appeared for the first 
time a« an epigraph to President Hdnault*s Abrvge Chronologiqw^ 
and in the preface to the third edition of this work Henault acknowl- 
edges that he had given it as a translation of this couplet. 

^ Compare Drrden, Perriut^ Satire v. Page 228. 


CLorma strike the sight, bnt merit wins the souL 

The Ropt u/tkt Lock. Canlu v. Lint H. 

Shut, shut the door, good John \ fatigued, I eaid ; 
Tie up the knocker, gay I "m sick, I 'm dead. 

EpiilU In Dr. AriuHmot. Frologut hi ikt Salint. Line 1. 

Fire in encli eye, and papers in each hand, 

They ritve, recite, and madden round the land- L!ik B. 

E'en Sundny Bhines no Babbath day to me. Lint la. 

Is there n parson much bemused in beer, 

A niiiudiiri poetesB. a. rhyming peer, 

A clfrk foredoomed his father'M soul to cross, 

Who pens a stanza when he should engross ? XIm Ik 

Friend to my life, irhicb did not yon prolong, 

The world bad wanted many an idle song. LImeti. 

Obliged by banger and request of friends. Lint U, 

Fired that the house rejects bim, ' 'Sdeatb ! I '11 print itt 
And shame the fools.' Lim si. 

No creature smarts so little as a fool. £im 34. 

Destroy his fib, or sophistry — in vain ! 

The creature 'b at his dirty work again. iiw M. 

As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame. 

I lisped in numbers, for the numbers come. £iac 1ST. 

Pretty ! in amber to observe the forms 

Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms ! 

The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare. 

But wonder how the devil they got there. Limt 168. 

Means not, but blunders round about a meaning ; 

And he whose fustian 's so sublimely bad, 

It is not poetry, but prose run mad. Line lae. 

POPE. 281 

Should such a man, too fond to rule alone. 
Bear, like the Turk, no brother near the throne.^ 

EpittU to Dr, ArbutknoU Frologue to the JSatirtt. Lin€ 197. 

Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, 
And without sneering teach the rest to sneer ; * 
Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, 
Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike. Line 901. 

By flatterers besieged, 
And so obliging that he ne'er obliged ; 
Like Cato, give his little senate laws, 
And sit attentive to his own applause. Line 907. 

Who but must laugh, if such a man there be ? 

Who would not weep, if Atticus were he ? Line 213. 

On wings of winds came flying all abroad.' Line 218. 

Cursed be the verse, how well so e'er it flow, 

That tends to make one worthy man my foe. Line 283. 

Satire or sense, alas ! can Sporus feel ? 

Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel ? Line 307. 

Eternal smiles his emptiness betray, 

As shallow streams run dimpling all the way. Line 315. 

Wit that can creep, and pride that licks the dust 

Line 333. 
That not in fancy's maze he wandered long, 
But stooped to truth, and moralized his song.^ Line 340. 

1 Compare Denham. Page 171. 

2 When needs he must, yet faintly then he praises ; 
Somewhat the deed, much more the means he raises: 

So marreth idiat he makes, and praising most, dispraises. 

P. Fletcher, The Purple Jdaml, Canto viL 

• See Stemhold. Page 7. 

* See Spenser, Faerie Queene. Page 10. 


Me let the tender office long engage 

To rock the cradle of reposing age, 

With lenient arts extend a mother's breath, 

Make luuguor amile, and gmooth the bed of deatb, 

Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, 

And keep awhile one parent from the skj. 

EpiilU It/ Dr. ArbHtknot. Frologvt to the Salira. Lint 40g. 

I^rd Fanny spins a tliouaand such a day. 

Satini, EpMti, and Oda of Burner. Satire i. Book ii. Lint S. 

Satire 's my weapon, but I 'm too discreet 

To run amuck, and tilt at all I meet. Lint SB. 

But touch me, and no minlater so sore ; 

Whoe'er offends at some unlucky time 

Slides into verse, and hitches in a rhyme, 

Sacred to ridicule his whole life long, 

And the sad burden of some merry song. £i«« Ts. 

Bare the mean heart that lurks behind a star. £«m hd. 

There St. John mingles with my friendly bowl, 

The feast of reason and the flow of soul. X<a« I2T. 

For I, who hold sage Homer's rule the best, 
Welcome the coming, speed the going guest.* 

Satire ii. Baalc ii. Unt 16». 

Give me ^ain my hollow tree, 

A crust of bread, and liberty. SaHn vi. Bw>k ii. Lint S90. 

Do good by stealth, and blnsh to find it fame. 

Epilosut to the Batirei. Dicdogui \. Line 138. 
To Berkeley every virtue under heaven. 

Dialagttt U. LiM TS. 

When the brisk minor pants for twenty-one. 

EpittU i. Booh i. Line S& 
1 Compare Pop«, The Odgmf, Book xt. Page S9L 

POPE. 88fr 

He 'b aimed without that 's innocent within. 

SatirtM, EpidltM^ and Odes of Horace, EpittU i. Book 1. Xtiie 04. 

Get place and wealth ; if possible, with grace ; 

If not, by any means get wealth and place.^ Line 108. 

Above all Greek, above all Roman fame.* Book U. Line 98. 

The mob of gentlemen who wrote with ease. Line 108. 

One simile that solitary shines 

In the dry desert of a thousand lines. Line lU. 

Who says in verse what others say in prose. Line SOS. 

Waller was smooth ; but Dryden taught to join 

The varying verse, the full resounding line. 

The long majestic march, and energy divine. Line S87. 

E'en copious Dryden wanted, or forgot, 

The last and greatest art, the art to blot. Line 880. 

Who pants for glory finds but short repose ; 

A breath revives him, or a breath o'erthrows.' Line 800. 

There still remains, to mortify a wit, 

The many-headed monster of the pit.^ Line 804. 

Praise undeserved is scandal in disguise.' Line 413. 

1 See JoDMn, Every Man in his Ilumour, Page 140. 

> See Dryden, Vpon the Death of Lord Hagtings, Page 221. 

* A breath can make them as a breath has made. 

Goldsmith, The Deserted VUlage^ Line 54. 

< Compare Sidney. Page 16. 

< This line is from a poem entitled To the Celebrated Btautiet 
9/ the British Court, Bell's Fugitive Poetry, Vol. iii. p. 118. 

The following epigram is from The Grove, London, 1721:'^ 
When one good line did much my wonder raise, 
In Br — st's works, I stood resolved to praise; 
And had, but that the modest author cries, 
'* Praise undeserved is scandal in disguise/* 

On a Certain Line of Mr. Br , Author of a Copy 

of Verses called the British Beauties, 

284 POPE. 

Years following yeare steal aomething every day ; 
At last they Htcal us from ouraelveu away. 

aatiro,EpMa,and OJttof narace. fpiil/e ii. Buotii.Li«72. 

The Yolgar boil, the learned roast an egg. Lmt ss. 

Wonls that wise Bacon or brave Raleigh spoke. 

Lint 1B8. 
Vain was the chiefs, the eage's pride ! 
They bad no poet, and they died. OJii. BookW-Odr-i. 

Nature ami Nature's laws lay hid in night; 
Go^l said, ' Let Newton be ! ' ami all was light, 

Epitaph iaUiiJid for Sir Jiaac Ntwioit. 

Ye Gods ! annihilate but space and time, 
And make two lovers happy. 

MartiniU Scriblerui on tht An 0/ Sinting in Poetry. Ck.U. 

O thou ! whatever title pleaee tiiiae ear, 
Dean, Drapier, BickerstaS, or Gulliver I 
Whether thou choose Cervantes' aeriona air, 
Or laogh and shake in Rabelais' easy-chair. 

The Dinaad. Bool i. Unt It. 

Poetic Justice, with her lifted scale, 

Where, in nice balance, truth with gold she weighs, 

And solid pudding against empty praise. Lint 6>. 

Now night descending, the proud scene was o'er, 

But lived in Settle's numbers one day more. Lint S9. 

While pensive poets painful vigils keep. 

Sleepless themselves to give their readers sleep. Lint M. 

Next o'er his books his eyes began to roll. 

In pleasing memory of all he stole. Lint 1ST. 

How index-learning turns no student pale, 

Yet holds the eel of science by the tail. £■■>< m. 

POPE. 285 

And gende Dnlness ever loves a joke. 

The Dunciad. Booh ii. Line 84. 
Till Peter's keys some christened Jove adorn. 

And Pan to Moses lends his pagan horn. 

Booh iU. Lint 109. 

All crowd, who foremost shall be damned to fame. 

Lint IGS. 

Silence, ye wolves I while Ralph to Cynthia howls, 

And makes night hideous ; ^ — answer him, ye owls. 

Lint 165. 
And, proud his mistress' order to perform, 

Rides in the whirlwind and directs the storm.' Lint 263. 
A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.' 

Booh iy. Lint 90. 

The right divine of kings to govern wrong. Lint 188. 

Stuff the head 
With all such reading as was never read : 
For thee explain a thing till all men doubt it, 
And write about it, goddess, and about it. Lint 848. 

To happy convents bosomed deep in vines, 

Where slumber abbots, purple as their wines. Lint 301. 

Led by my hand, he sauntered Europe round. 

And gathered every vice on Christian ground. Lint 311. 

Judicious drank, and greatly daring dined. Lint 818. 

Stretched on the rack of a too easy chair, 

And heard thy everlasting yawn confess 

The pains and penalties of idleness. Lint 342. 

E'en Palinurus nodded at the helm. Lint 614. 

1 Compare Shakespeare, Hamlet, Pa^ 105. 

S Thia line is from Addison's Campaiffnf Line 292. 

S Compare Johnaon. Page 315. 

Eeligion, blushing, veila her sacred fires. 
And unavvaree Morality expires. 
Sot public flume, uor privute, dares to shine i 
Nor humun spark is left, nor glimpse divine I 
Lo ! thy dread empire, Chaos, is restored ; 
Light dies before thy uncreating word : 
Thy haiiil, great Anarch ! lets tbe curtain fall ; 
And universal darkness buries all. 

Tht Duitelad. Bool iv. Lint IHO. 
Heaven first taught letters for some wretcli's aid, 
Some banished lover, or some captive moid. 

£h!ia la Abtlard, Line Gl. 

Speed the soft intercourse from soul to soul. 

And wait a eigb from Indus to the Pole. i-ixt S7. 

And truths divine came mended from that tongue. 

Line 06. 

Curse on all laws bnt those which love has made. 

Love, free as air, at sight of human ties, 

Spreads his light wings, and in a moment fliee. .Um T4. 

And love the offender, yet detest the offence.* Lum 1S3. 

How happy is the blameless vestal's lot I 

The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Li»t atrr. 

One thought of thee puts all the pomp to flight ; 
Priests, tapers, temples, swim before my sight.' 

Lint 373. 
See my lips tremble and my eyebalb rollj 
Suck my last breath, and ctOch my flying soul. Limesas. 

He best can paint them who shall feel them most.* 

J CoiDpu« Diyden, Cymon and IpUgtnia. Pige 828. 
' PiieHtiT, &llAn, victimA, flvam befora lay sigbt. 

Edmund Smilh, Phadn and Eippaiyba, Act i. Se. t, 

■ Compue AddiMD, TItt CM^aign. Fsgt ttl. 



Not chaoB-like together crashed and bruised^ 
Bat, as the world, harmonioosly confused, 
Where order in variety we see, 
And where, thoagh all things differ, all agree. 

Windsor Forest, Line 18. 

A mighty hanter, and his prey was man. 

From old Beleriam to the northern main. 

Line 316. 

Nor Fame I slight, nor for her favours call ; 
She comes onlooked for, if she comes at all. 

The Temple of Fame. Line 513. 

Unblemished let me live, or die unknown ; 

grant an honest fame, or grant me none ! Last line, 

1 am his Highness' dog at Eew ; 

Pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you ? 

On the Collar of a Dog, 

There, take, (says Justice,) take ye each a sheU ; 
We thrive at Westminster on fools like you ; 

T was a fat oyster, — live in peace, — adieu.* 

Verbatim from BoUeau, 
Father of all ! in every age, 

In every dime, adored, 
By saint, by savage, and by sage, 

Jehovah, Jove, or Lord. The Univertal Prayer. Stama l. 

Thou great First Cause, least undjsrstood. Stama 3. 

And, binding nature fast in fate. 
Left free the human will. 

And deal damnation round the land. 

Stama ^ 

Stama 7, 

^ '*Tenex voilii,** dit-elle, "kchacnn uoe ecaille, 
Des sottifles d'autnii nous yivons au Palais ; 
HesaieorSi Pboltre ^toit bonne. Adieu. Vivez en paix.* 

Boilean, EpUre ii. (a M. I* Abbe det Roches), 



Teach me to feel anotlier'e woe, 

To hide the iault I see ; 
That mercy I to others ahow, 

That mercy show to me.' 

Tkt Unitfrial FragtT. 

Happy the m&n whose wish and cure 

A few paternal acres bound. Ode on Solitudt. 

Thus let tne live, unseen, unknown, 

Thus uiilomented let me die ; 
Steal from the world, and not a stone 

TeU where I He. Hid. 

Vital epark of heavenly flame ! 
Quit, O quit this mortal frume I 

Tkt Dginsf Ckrittiam lo hit Soul. 
Hark ! they whisper ; angels say, 
Sister spirit, come away ! iiM. 

Tell me, my sonl, can tJiis be death ? IKd. 

Lend, lend your wings 1 I mount ! I fly I 

O grave ! where is thy victory ? 

O death ! where is thy sting ? IHd. 

What beckoning ghost along the moonlight shade 

Invites my steps and points ta yonder glade ? * 

Ta Ike Memorg igf a» Unfortmutle Ladf. Hmt 1. 
So perish all, whose breast ne'er learned to glow 
For others' good or melt at others' woe.* Lint u. 

By foreign hands thy dying eyes were dosed, 
By foreign hands thy decent limbs composed, 
By foreign hands thy hnmble grave adorned, 
By strangers honoured, and by strangers mourned 1 

Lime a. 

I Compare SpeoHr. The Fatrit (btOK. Piga 12. 

s Compira Ben JonaoD. Eltgy on Ladg PavUt. Page IIB. 

* Sm Fopa, Thi Odyuey, Book zriii. Figc 183. 

POPE. 289 

And bear about the mockery of woe 

To midnight dances, and the public show. 

To the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady, Line 57. 

How loved, how honoured once, avails thee not. 

To whom related, or by whom begot ; 

A heap of dust alone remains of thee ; 

'T is all thou art, and all the proud shall be I Line 71. 

Such were the notes thy once loved poet sung. 
Till death untimely stopped his tuneful tongue. 

Epistle to Robert^ Earl of Oxford, 

Who ne'er knew joy but friendship might divide, 
Or gave his father grief but when he died. 

Epitaph on the Hon. S, Harcourt. 

The saint sustained it, but the woman died. 

Epitaph on Jfrs. Corbet. 

Of manners gentle, of affections mild ; 

In wit a man, simplicity a child.^ Epitaph on Gay. 

A brave man struggling in the storms of fate, 
And greatly falling with a falling state. 
While Cato gives his little senate laws, 
^^'llat bosom beats not in his country's cause ? 

Prologue to Mr. Addison** Cato, 

The mouse that always trusts to one poor hole 
Can never be a mouse of any soul.^ 

The Wife of Bath. Her Prologue. Xi«e 208. 

Love seldom haunts the breast where learning lies. 
And Venus sets ere Mercury can rise. Line 369. 

* Compare Dryden, Elegy on Mrs. Killegrew. Page 224. 
^ J hold a mounefl wit not worth a leke, 
That hath but on hole fur to sterten to. 

Chaucer, W if of Bathes Prologue. 
See also Herbert, Jacula Prudentum. Page 1G2. 



Youbeatyonrpat^aid&iHf «ife«ffi(Mnr '-I "tA 
Knock as 70a pleMe»*n«'aaobDd7«ft.haBft^ 44p«tff 

Party ia the mndncw of aaaxf tat die g^ of a ftoir.* 

I never ksmr u^ sub is m; 1& w1m> eo«M ■•( 
bear another's mfafortaiiM perfoctlT like • Chrirtkn. 

Achilles' wrath, to Greeee' tte ^Ktat aprfa^ ' 

Of woes uuniimbeied, heaveiily goddeas, sing 1 

IHad. Ad^LMmL 
The distant Trojans never injnred me. Line SM. 

Shakes his ambrosial curls, and gives the nod ; 

The stamp of fate, and sanction of die god. Lint 6U. 

She moves a goddess, and she looks a queen. 

Book iil Lim* SOB. 
Ajax the great himself a host. £■'■« 881. 

Plough the watery deep. Li»t SST. 

The day shall come, that great aven^ng day 
Which Troy's proud glories in the dust shall lay. 
When Priam's powers and Priam's self shall fall. 
And one prodigious ruin swallow alL Booi iv. Limt U8> 

Not two strong men the enormous weight could ruae ; 
Such men as live in these d^enerate days. 

Soot y. Lint STL 
1 Hia wil invites vm by bU looks to come, 
But vhen yoii kDock it never is M home. 

Cowper, CmKtnalion, Ut aO. 

5 From RoBcoe'aedLlion of Pope, Foi. v.p.37fli origiulljr printed 

in Motte's Uiicttlaaiei, ITST. In tlie edition of 1736, FopaMT*: 

" I matt awn thai Ibc prosa put (the Tkoui/hU on Cnriotu SuljecU), 

M Ibe end of the Mcond volume, wu whollj nuae. Junaqr, XIM." 

POPE. 291 

Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, 
Now green in yoath, now withering on the groand ; ^ 
Another race the following spring supplies ; 
They fall successive, and successive rise. 

Jliad. Book Yi. Line ISU 

The young Astyanax, the hope of Troy. Line 487. 

Yet while my Hector still survives, I see 

My father, mother, brethren, all, in thee. Line 544. 

Who dares think one thing, and another tell. 
My heart detests him as the gates of hell. 

Book ix. Line 412. 

A generous friendship no cold medium knows, 
Bums with one love, with one resentment glows. 

Line 725. 

He serves me most who serves his country best. 

Book X. Line 201. 

Without a sign his sword the brave man draws, 
And asks no omen but his country's cause. 

Book xii. Line 283. 

Few sons attain the praise 
Of their great sires, and most their sires disgrace. 

Odyssey, Book ii. Line 315. 

Far from gay cities and the ways of men. 

Book xiv. Line 410. 

Who love too much, hate in the like extreme. 

Book XV. Line 79. 

True friendship's laws are by this rule exprest. 
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.^ Line 83. 

Whatever day 
Makes man a slave takes half his worth away. 

Book xvii. Line 302. 

1 As of the green leaves on a thick tree, some fall, and soma 
grow. — Eccletiasticus xiv. 18. 

s Compare Pope, Satire ii. Book ii. Page 282. 


Yet, taught by time, mj betit hat learned to i^ow 

For others' good, and melt at otben' woe.^ 

OtffMf. Boot xtEL £Im S79. 

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall neyer 
be disappointed.^ LtUer to Ga$, (kt. 9, ITST. 

This is the Jew 

That Shakespeare drew.' 

JOHN PHILIPS. 1676-1708. 

My galligaskins, that have long withstood 

The winter's fury, and encroaching frosts. 

By time subdued, (what wiU not time subdue !) 

A horrid chasm disclosed. The Splendid Shilling. Lint 121. 

BARTON BOOTH. 1681-1733. 

True as the needle to the pole. 

Or as the dial to the sun.* Song, 

1 See Pope, To the Memory of an Unfortunate Ladg. Pajfe 288. 

' Which Pope calls the eighth beatitude. — Roscoe's edition of 
Pope, Vol. X. p. 184. 

8 On the 14th of Februaiy, 1741, Macklin established his fame as 
an actor, in the character of Shylock, in the Merchant qf Venice, 
.... Mack I in' 8 performance of this character so forcibly struck a 
gc-ntlemau in the pit, that he, as it were involuntarily, exclaimed, 

This is the Jew 
That Shakespeare drew. . 
It has been said that this gentleman was Mr. Pope, and that he 
meant his panegyric on Macklin as a satire against Lord Lansdowne. 
— Bioff. Dram., Vol. i. Part ii. p. 469. 

* Compare Butler, Uudibrat. Page 220. 



THOMAS TICKELL. 1686-1740. 

Just men, by whom impartial laws were given ; 
And saints who taught, and led the way to heaven. 

On the Death of Mr, Additon. Line 41. 

Nor e'er was to the bowers of bliss conveyed 

A fairer spirit, or more welcome shade. Line 45. 

There tanght us how to live ; and (oh ! too high 

The price for knowledge) taught us how to die.^ Line 81. 

The sweetest garland to the sweetest maid. 

To a Lady, with a Pretent of Flowert. 

I hear a voice you cannot hear, 

Which says I must not stay ; 
I see a hand you cannot see, 

Which beckons me away. Colin and Lucy, 

MATTHEW GREEN. 1696-1737. 

Fling but a stone, the giant dies. The Spleen. Line 93. 

Thus I steer my bark, and sail 

On even keel, with gentle gale. Hid, 

Though pleased to see the dolphins play, 

I mind my compass and my way. Hid. 

1 Compare Porteus, Death, Page 347. 

I hare taught yon, my dear flock, for above thirty years how to 
live ; and I will show you in a very short time how to die. — Sandys, 
Angloi'um Speculum, p. 903. 

He taught them how to live and how to die. 

Somerville, In Memory of the Rev, Mr, Moore, 

JOHN OAT. im^sn. 

T was when ths Mt «M nuJH 

With hollow bUm ct niuif 

A damsel Iftf dei^orn^ 

All on a roclc recUned. Tit mtf ^««m<IV. J*t% Jb* 

So comee a reduMiiiig wbeo fbe butquefi o'er, 
The drsadfal roduning^ aad BHO aJIs no ■hwb.^ 

T is woman that aednoes aD mantisd) 

By her we first were taught the wbeedUng arts. 

The Begsar'i Optra. Act i. 8e. 1. 
Over the hills and far away.* AU. 

If the heart of a man is depressed with carea, 

The mist is dispelled when a woman appears. ActiiSci. 

The fly that sips treacle is lost in the sweets. Atf^Bt.i. 

Brother, brother, we are both in the wrong. Itid. 

How happy conld I be with either, 

Were t' other dear charmer away. nu. 

The charge is prepared, the lawyers are met, 

The judges all ranged ; a terrible show I Jet Hi. Be, S. 

All in the Downs the fleet was moored. 

Ba:ttl Waiiam'i Famttlt to Blatl^jtd Ouam, 

Adieu, she cried, and waved her lUy hand. Ibid. 

I The time of fayinf* ■ shot in ■ tsTern ■mong good f«Uew«, or 

Pant*enieliBls,<> Mill oiled ipFnuce I "ijiuitd'bauradeRabalak,** 
thai i<. ICab«laiA'j> ijiurter of anhour, vbcn a nun ii uneu^ or melav 
clioly. — ii/c o/fln&e/ofi, ed-Bolm, p. 13. 
I'Sce Aepndii, p- SIS. 

GAY. 295 

Remote from cities lived a swain, 

Unvexed with all Uie cares of gain ; 

His head was silvered o'er with age, 

And long experience made him sage. 

Fables. The Shepherd and the Philosopher, 

Whence is thy learning ? Hath thj toil 

0*er books consumed the midnight oil ? ^ Ibid. 

Where yet was ever found a mother 
Who 'd give her booby for another ? 

The Mother, the Nurte, and the Fairy, 

No author ever spared a brother. 

The Elephant and the Bookseller, 

Lest men suspect your tale untrue, 
Keep probability in view. 

The Painter who pleased Nobody and Everybody, 

Is there no hope ? the sick man said ; 
The silent doctor shook his head. 

The Sick Man and ike Angel. 
While there is life there 's hope, he cried.* Ibid. 

Those who in quarrels interpose 

Must often wipe a bloody nose. The Mastiffs, 

And when a lady 's in the case, 

You know all other things give place. 

The Hare and many Friends, 

From wine what sudden friendship springs. 

The Squire and his Cur, 

Life is a jest, and all things show it ; 

I thought so once, but now I know it. My own Epitaph. 

^ ' midnight oil/ a common phrase, used by Quarles, SheDStone, 
Cow per, Lloyd, and others. 

^ '£Av/3ci iy (mourw, ii¥4\wi(rrot 8f $ay6vr(t. 

Theocritus, fd. Iv. 42. 
.£groto, dum anima est, spes est. — Cicero, Epist. ad Att., ix. 10. 




Let tliia great mnxim bo my virtue's guide, — 
In p.irt she is to blume that has been tried : 
Ho coiaea too near that comee to be dciue<l.' 

Tke inrfj'i RctOlttT' 

Anil wc meet, with cbampagoe and a. chicken, at last.' 

The Locer. 

Be phiiii in dreas, and sober in jour diet ; 
la short, my deary ! kias me, and be quiet. 

A Sammary t;/' L<iri! lylldlim't Adtici. 

Satire should, like a polbhed razor keec, 
Wound with a touch that 's scarcely felt or seen. 

To the Imitator qflke Fint Satin qfEoraet. Beak 0. 

But the fruit that can fall without ahaktng 

Indeed is too mellow for me. Tit Amitetr. 

KANE O'HARA. 1782. 

Pray, goody, please to moderate the rancour of your 

Why flash those sparks of fury from your eyes ? 
Remember, when the judgment 's weak the prejudice U 

BtrODg. Midai. Act L Be. 4. 

1 A fugilive piece, inilten on a window \>y Lxly Uonttkgn, aflcT 
h«r murris^ (1713). The la«t tinea were taken froDi OvertnuT'i Tttm 
Wift. St, 3fl. 

• Wbil i«y yuu to such s supper with »uch > woman ? 

Bvron, Jfvie to LttUr on AMttai. 

BYBOM. 297 

JOHN BTROM, 1691-1763. 

God bless the King, I mean the faith's defender ; 

God bless — no harm in blessing — the Pretender ; 

But who pretender is, or who is king, — 

God bless us all, — that 's quite another thing. 

To an Officer of the Armiff extempore. 

Take time enough : all other graces 

Will soon fill up their proper places.^ 

Advice to Preach Slow. 
Some say, compared to Bononcini, 
That Mynheer Handel 's but a ninny ; 
Others aver that he to Handel 
Is scarcely fit to hold a candle.^ 
Strange all this difference should be 
Twixt Tweedledum and Tweedledee. 

On the Feuds between Handel and Bononeini,^ 
As clear as a whistle. Epistle to Lloyd. 

Bone and Skin, two millers thin, 

Would starve us all, or near it ; 

But be it known to Skin and Bone 

That Flesh and Blood can't bear it. 

Epigram on two Monopoluti, 

Thus adorned, the two heroes, 'twixt shoulder and elbow, 
Shook hands and went to 't, and the word it was bilbow. 

Upon a Trial of Skill between the Great Masters of the Noble 
Science of Defence^ Messrs, Fiyg and Sutton, 

^ Compare Walker. Page 234. 

3 See Appendix, p. 642. 

s *'Nonr8e asked me if I bad seen the verses upon Handel and 
fiononciniy not knowing that they were mine." — Byrom^s Remains 
(Chetham Soc.), Vol. i. p. 173. The last two lines have been attrib- 
uted to Swift and Pope. See Scott's edition of Swift, and Dyee's 
edition of Pope. 



DR. 61 


E snrxuL 



When all the blanflidmiwite el liie are gOM^ 
The coward sneaks to deelh, the htvre life 4m» 

Whatever is worth doing at al], is worth doing wdL 

LeUery March 10, 1746. 

I knew once a very coTetons, sordid fellow,^ who 
used to say, Take care of the pence, for the pounds 
will take care of themselves. Nov. 6, 1747. 

Sacrifice to the Graces.' 

March 9, 174S. 

Manners must adorn knowledge, and smooth its way 
through the world. Like a great rough diamond, it 
may do very well in a closet by way of curiosity, and 
also for its intrinsic value. July l, 174S. 

Style IB the dress of thoughts. 
Despatch is the soul of business. 
Chapter of accidents.' 

Nov, 24, 1749. 

Feb. 5, 1760. 

Feb. IS, 1758. 

1 W. Lowndes, Sccretan' of the Treasury in the Reigns of King 
William, Queen Anne, and King George the Third. 

3 literally from the Greek 8^ rols Xdptffi. Diog. LmiI., Lib. 
iv. § 6, Xenocratfs, 

* See Burke, Notetfor Speeches, ed. 1852, Vol. ii. p. 426. John 
Wilkes said that ** the Chapter of Accidents is the longest chapter in 
the book." — Southey, The Doctor, cxviii. 


I assisted at the birth of that most significant word 
"flirtation," which dropped from the most beautiful 
mouth in the world. The World. No. 101. 

Unlike my subject now shall be my song, 

It shall be witty, and it sha'n't be long. Imjfronqrtu lAnes. 

The dews of the evening most carefully shun, — 
Those tears of the sky for the loss of the sun. 

Advice to a Lady in Autumm, 

The nation looked upon him as a deserter, and he 

Bhrunk into insignificancy and an earldom. 

ChanMcUr qfPuUeney. 


For twelve honest men have decided the cause, 
Who are judges alike of the facts and the laws. 

The Homett Jury, 

JOHN DYER. 1700-1758. 

A little rule, a little sway, 

A sunbeam in a winter's day, 

Is all the proud and mighty have 

Between the cradle and the grave. Grongar niXL Line 88. 

Ever charming, ever new, 

When will the landscape tire the view ? Line 102. 

Disparting towers 
Trembling all precipitate down dashed, 
Rattling around, loud thundering to the moon. 

The Ruifu of Home, Line 40. 

BOBEBT BLAIS. 168»-t747j 

Men Bhiver when thcm'ftaaBwd: TSatxat, uppiOaik '■ 
Shakes off her ironted flnnaess. 

'1 21U0nMM. fartLZlM^ 

The schoolbo;, vith ila Mtdifil in hia h&nd. 
Whistling aloud to hear hk oonnge np.* Li^ Wt, 

Friendship I mjBterioos oement of th« soul I 
Sweetener of 1^ 1 and aotder of aocie^ I IAm 88. 

Of joys departed, 
Not to retorn, how painful the remembrance ! Lime lOl. 

The good he scorned 
Stalked off reluctant, like an ill-used ghost, 
Not to return ; or, if it did, in visits 
Like those of angels, short and far between.* 

RICHAED SAVAGE. 1698-1748. 

He livee ta build, not boast, a generous race ; 
No tenth transmitter of a foolish face. 

Tht Baitard. Liiu T. 

May see thee now, though late, redeem thy name. 
And glorify what else is damned to fame.' 

ChancUr o/FotUr. 

> Compare Drrden, AmpHtryon. Vtga S31. 

' Compare Nonis. P«ge !38. 

* Compira Pope, Eaay on Man, Ep. it. Luk SSI. 


JAMES THOMSON. 1700-1748. 
Come, gentle Spring ! ethereal Mildness ! come. 

The Seasons, Spring. Line 1. 
Base Envy withers at another's joy, 
And hates that excellence it cannot reach. Line 283. 

But who can paint 
Like Nature ? Can imagination boast, 
Amid its gay creation, hues like hers ? Line 4C5. 

Amid the roses fierce Repentance rears 

Her snaky crest. Line 996. 

Delightful task ! to rear the tender thought, 

To teach the young idea how to shoot. Line 1149. 

An elegant sufficiency, content, 

Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books. 

Ease and alternate labour, useful life. 

Progressive virtue, and approving Heaven I Line 1158. 

The meek-eyed Mom appears, mother of dews. 

Summer, Line 47. 

Falsely luxurious, will not man awake ? Line 67. 

But yonder comes the powerful king of day, 
Rejoicing in the east. Line 81. 

Ships, dim-discovered dropping from the clouds. 

Line 946. 

And Mecca saddens at the long delay. Line 979. 

Sighed and looked unutterable things. Line 1188. 

A lucky chance, that oft decides the fate 

Of mighty monarchs. Line 1285. 



So stands the ststoe that mOuaM die woM, 
So bending briea to Tflil th* laet^aM boert, , 
The mingled beauties of coraltisg Greece. 

Bummtr. f^lM^ 
\Vbo Stemmed tlifibinaitri a downwiidag& lim»t»A. 

Autnnin nodding oVsr the jtlbaw plain, imiiiis. ^^» 


Xeeds not the foreign idd oif onuuoent. 

Bat is, when anadomed, sdonied the most' Tmilir 

He saw her c h a r ming, Ini be smt not haU 

The charms her downcast modesty concealed. Lime 2M. 

For still the world prevailed, and its dread laugh, 
Which Bcorce the firm philosopher c&n acorn. Limt sat. 

Cniel as death, and hungry as the grave. Xiae 39S. 

There studious let me sit. 
And hold high converse with the mighty dead. Imu iu. 

The kiss, snatched hasty from the sidelong maid. 

These as they change, Almighty Father I these 

Are but the varied God. The rolling year 

Is full of Thee. nynn. Line 1. 

Shade, unperceived, so softening into shade. L«u s». 

From seeming evil still educing good. Li»t tU. 

I In naked beauty more adamed. 
More lovel]', titan Pandora. 

MilMo, Paradiit Lott, Book It. £im TU. 


Come then, expressive silence, muse His praise. 

Hymn. Xim 118. 

A pleasing land of drowsjhed it was, 
Of dreams that wave before the half-shut eye ; 
And of gay castles in the clouds that pass, 
For ever flushing round a summer sky : 
There eke the soft delights, that witchingly 
Instil a wanton sweetness through the breast. 
And the calm pleasures, always hovered nigh ; 
But whate'er smacked of noyance, or unrest. 
Was far, far off expelled from this delicious nest 

The CoMtU of Indolence. Canto i. Stanza 6. 

fair undress, best dress ! it checks no vein. 
But every flowing limb in pleasure drowns. 

And heightens ease with grace. Stama 26. 

Placed far amid the melancholy main. Stanta ao. 

Scoundrel maxim. Ibid. 

A bard here dwelt, more fat than bard beseems. 

Stama OS. 

A little, round, fat, oily man of God. Stanza 69. 

1 care not. Fortune, what you me deny : 
You cannot rob me of free Nature's grace ; 
You cannot shut the windows of the sky, 
Through which Aurora shows her brightening face ; 
You cannot bar my constant feet to trace 

The woods and lawns, by living stream, at eve : 
Let health my nerves and finer fibres brace. 
And I their toys to the great children leave : 
Of fancy, reason, virtue, naught can me bereave. 

Canto ii. Stanza 3. 
Health is the vital principle of bliss. 
And exercise of health. Stanza 55 

804 THOMSON. ^iBinissi.^i;0ir^ 

For ever, Fortune, wilt tluMt JKRif0 \ 

An mirelenting foe to love; 

And, when we meet a ikmtoal Iteiurti 

Come in between and bid na part? $mjf* 

Whoe'er amidst the sons 
Of reason, valour, liberty, and virtue 
Displays distinguished merit, is a noUe 
Of Nature's own .creating. CorMamu. Ac^M^Se.9, 

O Sophonisba ! Sophonisba, 1 ^ Bopkimida. AcC ffi. Ac; t. 

When Britain first, at Heaven's oonmumd, 
Arose from out the azure main. 

This was the charter of her land, 

And guardian angels sung the strain : 
Rule, Britannia ! Britannia rules the waves ! 
Britons never shall be slaves. Alfred. Act ii. 8e. 5. 

LOUIS THEOBALD. 1691-1744. 

None but himself can be his parallel.* 

The Double Falsehood. 

ROBERT LOWTH. 1710-1787. 
"SMiere passion leads or prudence points the way. 

Choice of HercuUi, i. 

^ The line was altered, after the second edition, to 
^' Sophonisba! I am wholly thine." 
2 Qu«ris Alcid® parem ? 

Nemo est nisi ipse. — Seneca, Hercules Furens^ i. 1. 
And but herself admits no parallel. 

Massinger, Duke of- Milan, Act W. 8c. 8. 


CHARLES MACKLIN. 1690-1797. 

The law is a sort of hocus-pocus science, that smiles 
in jer face while it picks yer pocket ; and the glorious 
uncertainty of it is of mair use to the professors than 
the justice of it. Love a la Mode, Act iL <Sc. 1. 

WILLIAM OLDYS. 1696-1761. 

Busy, curious, thirsty fly, 
Drink with me, and drink as I. 

On a Fly drinking out of a Cup of Ale, 

ROBERT DODSLEY. 1703-1764. 

One kind kiss before we part. 
Drop a tear, and bid adieu ; 

Though we sever, my fond heart 
Till we meet shall pant for you. 

The Parting Kist. 

CHARLES WESLEY. 1708-1788. 

A charge to keep I have, 

A God to glorify ; 
A never dying soul to save. 

And fit it for the sky. 


Christian Fidelity. 



Whiit 's uot devoured by Time's devouring band? 
Wliere 's Troy, and where 'a tlie Maypole in tbe Strand ? 
An of Fulilin. 
But Titus said, with hJs uncommon BCnsc, 
When the Exclusion Bill was in suspense : 
'I hear a lion in the lobby roar; 
Say, Mr. Speaker, shall we shut the door 
And keep him there, or Bhall we let him in 
To try if we caii turn him out again ? ' ' Ibid. 

So Britain's monarch once uncovered sat, 
While Bradehaw bullied in a broad-brimmed hat. 

i/a» <ff Taile. 


Who dares thia pwr of boots displace 

Hiist meet Bombastes face to fitce. fionhuio Furivm. 

Bom. So have I heard on Afric's burning shore 
A hungry lion give a grievous roar ; 
The grievous roar echoed along the shore. 

Artax. So have I heard on Afric's burning sbore 
Another lion give a grievous roar. 
And the first lion thought the last a bore. ntd. 

' I hope, said Cotanel Titu?, ve gball not be wiw u tin frogs (o 
whom Jupiter f^ve a stork for their king. To trust expedieala with 
such a kitiK on [he throne uniild be jnst na wise as if Ibere were a 
lioQ in tbe loljbv, and we Fboiild vote to let him in and chain him, 
instead of fasteninf; the dcior to keep bim out. — 0» tit Exxlimo% 
Bill, January 7, leSI. 



Live while jou live, the epicure would say, 
And seize the pleasures of the present day ; 
Live while you live, the sacred preacher cries, 
And give to Grod each moment as it flies. 
Lord, in my views, let both united be ; 
I live in pleasure when I live to thee. 

Epifjnim on his Family AmuA 

Awake, my soul ; stretch every nerve, 

And press with vigour on : 
A heavenly race demands thy zeal, 

And an immortal crown. 

Ztal and Vigour in the Chritiian Race, 

HENRY FIELDING. 1707-1754. 
All nature wears one universal grin. 

Tom Thumb the Grtat. Act i. Sc. 1. 

Petition me no petitions, sir, to-day ; 

Let other hours be set apart for business. 

To-day it is our pleasure to be drunk ; 

And this our queen shall be as drunk as we. Act i. Sc. 2. 

When I 'm not thanked at all, I 'm thanked enough. 
I 've done my duty, and I 've done no more. Act i. Sc. ;?. 

Thy modesty 's a candle to thy merit. /bid. 

To sun myself in Huncamunca's eyes. /bid. 

1 Diim vivimoa vivamua. — From Ortin's Life of Doddridye, 


Lo, wlien two dogs sre flgbting in the itreeta. 
With a third dog one ot (he two iogfi meets. 
With angry teeth he bites him to the bone, 
And this dog uiAita fur whut tluii dog has drae.* 

Toot ThumbiJt* Ortal. AetLSe.ti 
Much may be aakl on both eides.^ 

TJie Coieai Airrfw Tragtif.' St. 8: 
O the roast beef of Old England ! 
And O the old En^sh roa»l beef! 

The Betfo/OUEnjImi. 
Amiable weakneaa.* Tem Jima. Book z. n. 8. 

The dignity of history.* Boot xi. Ci- 2. 

JOHN ARMSTRONG. 1709-1779. 

Of right and wrong he taught 
Truths as refined as ever Athens beard; 
And (strange to tell !) he practised what lie preached. 

The Art e/Pratmng Btalli. Boot W. Lint Wl, 

> Thus Khin a barbet and a collier HkM, 

Thf barb«r bcatg the lucktets collier — white ; 

The d<i!^ty collier heaves bia pocderoue uck, 

And. big with veDgeance, beat* the barber — black. 

In ™nie« the brick-dDsl man, with grime o'enptvad, 

And beatR the collier and [he barber — icd; 

Black, red, and while, in varioiu clouda are tost, 

And in the du»t they nine, the eumbalaiita ara Iwl. 

Christ Smart, Tit Trip lo Cambridgt. Campbell'* 
Specitufiu, Vol. vi. p. I9S. 
' rornpare Aildiwn. Page 242. 

* Amiable weakneaies ot hudian natore. — Gibbon, Decline ami 
Fall of Ike Roman Empire, Ch. xiv. 

* See Bnlingbrnke, On tht Studf of Hiitory. Litter v., ITM; 
Horace Walpole. Adrertiiement lo Leltert lo Sir Boract Mann, 
!T13; Maeaulay, Sittory of Eunland, Vol. i. Ck. 1. 


JOHN WESLEY. 1703-1791. 
That execrable sum of all villanies commonly called 

A Slave Trade. Journal. Feb. 12, 1792. 

CertaiDly this is a datj, not a sin. ^^ Cleanliness is 
indeed next to godliness." * Sermon xcii. 0» Dress. 


If solid happiness we prize, 
Within our breast this jewel lies ; 

And they are fools who roam : 
The world has nothing to bestow ; 
From our own selves our joys must flow, 

And that dear hut, our home. The Firedde. Stama 3. 

To be resigned when ills betide. 
Patient when favours are denied. 

And pleased with favours given, — 
Dear Chloe, this is wisdom's part ; 
This is that incense of the heart 

Whose fragrance smells to heaven. Stanza il. 

1 Compare Bacon. Page 141. 

According ta Dr. A. S. Bettelheim, Rabbi, this is found in the 
Hebrew fathara. He cites Phinehas ben Yair, as follows : " The 
doctrines of religion are resolved into carefalneM ; carefolnesti into 
vigoronsness ; vigorousness into guiltlei^snesjt; guiltlesftncAS into ab- 
stemiousness: abstemiousness into cleanliness; cleanliness into gud- 
lioesa.*' Literally next to godliness. 

!10 COTTON.— FnASKtlN. 

rims hand in hand through life we '11 go 
IS checkered paths of joy and woe 
With cautious steps we 'II tread. 

Yet Btiil we hug the dear deceit, i 

Hold the fleet angel fast until he bless tl 



They that can gire up essential liberty to ohtain 
a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor 

nflfetV'' BiOorieal StvicK of FtMUyleania. 

God helps them that help tJieiUBelves.' Poor Riekard. 

Dost thou love life, then do not squander time, for 

that is the stuff life is made of. IbiJ. 

Plough deep while sluggards sleep. Ibid. 

Never leave that till to-morrow which jou can do 
to-day. Ibid. 

Three removes ure as bad as a fire. /*W. 

' Quoteii by Longfellow in ffninnojA. 

S This wnlentc was much used In the Rflvolatlonary period. It 
nccurs eitn eo early as Movediber, 17S5, in ui ansirer by the Abrou- 
bly of Pennsylvania lo the Governor, and funna the motto of Frank* 
lin'K ItiMoncal Rerieic, 1TB9, appearing alao In the body of the work. 
— TTothiaehtm'n Riit a/the JUpuilic of the UniUd Blattt, ^ tit. 
* Help thyKlf, and God will help Ihee. 

Herbert, Jacula PradiHtvm. 
Aide toi et lo Ciel faidera. — Fontaine, flooi vi, fabU 18. 
Heaven ne'er helps the men who vill not act. 

Sophocles, Fray. 888, ed. Diodoit 


Vessels large may venture more, 

But little boats should keep near shore. Poor Richard, 

He has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle. 

The WhUtle, Nov,, 1719. 

There never was a good war or a bad peace.* 

LeUtr to Quincy, Sept. 11, 1773. 
Here Skugg 
Lies snug, 
As a bug 

In a rug. 

From a Letter to Mite Georgxana Shipley, 

SAMUEL JOHNSON. 1709-1784, 

Let observation with extensive view 
Survey mankind, from China to Peru.* 

Vanity vf Human Wishes. Line 1. 

There mark what ills the scholar's life assail, — 
Toil, envy, want, the patron, and the jail. Line 159. 

He left the name at which the world grew pale. 

To point a moral, or adorn a tale. Line 221. 

Hides from himself his state, and shuns to know 
That life protracted is protracted woe. Line 257. 

An age that melts in unperceived decay, 

And glides in modest innocence away. Line 293. 

1 It hath been said that an unjust peace in to be preferred before 
a just war. — S. Butler, Speeches in the Bump Parliament, Butler's 

2 All human race, from China to Peru, 
Pleasure, howc'er disguised bv art, pursue. 

Thomas Warton (1728-1790), Universal Love of Pleasure, 



Superfluous lags the veUtan on the eUge. 

Va^iiS of Jiumon a'uiti. Lin* Jim. 
Fears of the brave, and follies of the wise ! 
From Marlborough's eyes the stre.iDis of dotage flow. 
And Swift eipires, & driveller and a show. iim 310. 

Afust lielpless man, in ignorance aediite, 

Koll darkling down the torrent of his fate ? Lmr sib. 

For patience, sovereign o'er irausrauted ill. Lint aci. 

()f all the griefs that harass the distrcst. 

Sure tlie most hitter is a acoroful jest. London. Li»i 100, 

Tills mournful truth is everywhere confessed, 

Slow rises worth by poverty depressed. L'-ri IIO. 

Each change of many-coloored life he drew, 
£xhauat«d worlds, and then imagined new. 

Proloijnt an tike Opetanj of Drmrj Lant TTiialr*. 

And panting Time toiled after him In vain. JUd. 

For we that live to please must please to live. Jbid. 

Catch, tlien, catch the transient hour ; 

Improve each moment as it fiiee ; 
Life 's a short summer, man a flower ; 

He dies, — alas ! how soon he dies ! WinWf, An Odt, 

Officious, innocent, sincere ; 

Of every friendless name the friend. 

ViTHt OB Robert Ltttt. SUitm a. 
In misery's darkest cavern known, 

His useful care was ever nigh • 
Where hopeless anguish poured his groan. 

And lonely want retired to die. Stanta 5. 

1 Var. Hi« reedy help vw alwtyt nigb. 



And sure the Eternal Master found 

His single talent well employed. 

Verses on Robert Level. Stama 7. 

Then with no throbs of fiery pain,^ 

No cold gradations of decay, 
Death broke at once the vital chain, 

And freed his soul the nearest way. Stanza 9. 

That saw the manners in the face. 

Lines on the Death of Hogarth, 

Philips, whose touch harmonious could remove 

The pangs of guilty power and hapless love ; 

Rest here, distressed by poverty no more ; 

Here find that calm thou gav'st so oft before ; 

Sleep, undisturbed, within this peaceful shrine, 

Till angels wake thee with a note like thine ! 

Epitaph on Claudius Philips^ the Musician. 

A Poet, Naturalist, and Historian, 

Who left scarcely any style of writing untouched. 

And touched nothing that he did not adorn.^ 

Epitaph on Goldsmith, 

How small, of all that human hearts endure. 
That part which laws or kings can cause or cure I 
StUl to ourselves in every place consigned. 
Our own felicity we make or find. 
With secret course, which no loud storms annoy, 
Glides the smooth current of domestic joy. 

Lines added to Goldsmith* s Traveller. 

I Var, Then with no fiery throbbing pain. 
^ Qui nullum fere scribendi genus 

Non tetigit, 
Xullom quod tetigit non omavit. 
He adorned whatever subject he either spoke or wrote upon by 
tlie most splendid eloquence. — Chesterfield's Characters: Boliny- 

II embellit tout ce quMl touche. — Fenelon, Lettre sur les Occupa^ 
tions de V Academic Fran^ise, § iv. 


814 JOHIs-SOI 

Trade's proud empire hastes lo Bwift deoay. 

From thee, great Gocl, we BpriDg, to thee we tend. 
Path, motive, guide, original, and eud.' Ramblrr. A"d.7. 

Ye who listen with credulity to the whispers of fancy, 
and pursue with eogemeas the phantoms of hope, — 
who expect that age will perform the promises of 
youth, and that the detidencies of the present djiy will 
be Bupjilied by the morrow, — attend to the history of 
Easselas, Prince of Abyssinia. Knmla: C*- i. 

The endearing elegance of female friendship. Cb. xlvL 

I am not so lost in lesicography as to forfret that 
wordt are the daughUrt of earth, and that thittgt an lie 
»<mi of heaven.' From tbe Fr^ace to Ail DittioitaiTf. 

Words are men's daughters, but God's sons are things.' 

From Dr. Middea'a Bmlttr'i ManamcnI. SnppoMd to bar« 
been ioserted by Dr. JohiuoD, 1T46. 

Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar 
but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must 
give bia days and nights to the volumes of Addison. 


To be of no church is dangerous. Religion, of whidi 
the rewards are distant, and which is animated only by 
faith and hope, will glide by degrees out of the mind, 
unless it be invigorated and reimpressed by external 
ordinances, by stated calls to worsliip, and the salutary 
influence of example. Hfi o/Milto». 

I Traiisl.-ilion of Bocthius de Corn., iii. G. ST. 

^ The ilalics uid Ihv wonl " lorgct " would teem to Imply Ihit 
Ibe nring vaa nol his own. Sir William Jonee gives a slmil&r My- 
ing In India: " Worda arc the daughlora of earth, and dead* an the 
eons of iicaven." 

1 Wonin are women, deeds are men. — Herbert, Jacula Pmdtu- 
lun ; Sir Tbomae Bodley, LtUcr lo hii Librarian, 1604. 


The trappiDgB of a monarchy would set up an ordi- 
nary commonwealth. L\ft of Milton, 

His death eclipsed the gayety of nations, and impov- 
erished the public stock of harmless pleasure. 

Life of Edmund Smith (alluding to the death of Garrick). 

That man is little to be envied whose patriotbm 
would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or 
whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins 

of lona. Journey to the Wutem Island*: Inch Kenneth, 

What is twice read is commonly better remembered 
than what is transcribed. Idler, No, 74. 

Tom Birch is as brisk as a bee in conversation ; but 
no sooner does he take a pen in his hand than it be- 
comes a torpedo to him, and benumbs all his faculties. 

Bosweirs Life of Johnson, An. 1743. 

Wretched un-idea*d girls. An, 1752. 

This man (Chesterfield), I thought, had been a lord 
among wits ; but I find he is only a wit among lords.^ 

An. 1754. 

1 If he be not fellow with the best king, thou shalt find the be^t 
king of good fellows. — Shakespeare, King Henry K., Act v. Sc, 2. 

A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits. 

Pope, Dunciad^ Booh iv. Line 92. 

A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge. 

Cowper, Conversation^ Line 298. 

Although too much of a soldier among sovereigns, no one could 
claim with better right to be a sovereign among soldiers. — Walter 
Scott, Life of Napoleon, 

He (Steele) was a rake among scholars, and a scholar among 
rakes. — Macaulay, Review of Aikin's Life of Addison. 

Temple was a man of the world amongst men of letters, a man of 
letters amongst men of the world. — Macaulay, Review of Life and 
Writinf/s of Sir William Temple, 

Greswell (Memoirs of PoUtian, &c., p. 381) says that Sannaza- 
rius himself, inscribing to this lady (Cassandra Marchesia) an edition 

S16 JonssoN. 

Sir, lie (Boliiigbroke) wns a scoundrel Bad a coward : 
a Bcoundrel for charging a bluuderbuss agninst religion 
and inorality ; a coward, bet'suse lie hod not resolution 
to fii*c it oS himself, but left balf a crown to a beggarly 
Scotcliman to draw the trigg;er at his death. 

la not a patron, my lord, ono who looks with, uncon- 
cern (in a man struggling for life in the water, and 
when ho has reached ground eQcumbers him with help ? 

An. I'fiS. 

Being in a atiip is being in a jail, with the cliance of 
beinj; drowned. An. Kso. 

The noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees 
is the high-road that leads him to England. A». 176*. 

Sir, yonr levellers wish to level dovm as far as them- 
selves ; but the; cannot bear levelling up to themselves. 

If he does really think that there is no distinction 
between virtue and vice, why, sir, when he leaves onr 
honses let us count oar spoons. JtU. 

Sir, a woman preaching is like a dog's walking on 
his hind legs. It is not done well ; but you are mr- 
prised to find it done at all. /itd. 

A very nnclubable man. A». 17S4. 

That fellow seems to me to possess but one idea, and 
that is a wrong one.' A». mo. 

of lii* Idli&a Poems, lerma ber " della belle eruditiBums, dclle erudite 

Qui atnith rideri erndltt valunt Malti ernditu TideDtar. — Qnin- 


Much may be made of a Scotchman if he be caught 

yoang. Boewell's Lift ofJoikMcm, An^ 177S. 

A man may write at any time if he will set himself 
doggedly to it. An. 1773. 

Let him go abroad to a distant country ; let him go 
to some place where he is not known. Don't let him 
go to the devil, where he is known. Jbid. 

Was ever poet so trusted before ? An, 1774. 

Attack is the reaction; I never think I have hit 
hard unless it rebounds. Jbid. 

A man will turn over half a library to make one 

book. An. 1775. 

Patriotism b the last refuge of a scoundrel. Ibid. 

Hell is paved with good intentions.^ Jbid. 

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject 
ourselves, or we know where we can find information 
upon it Jbid. 

There is nothing which has yet been contrived by 
man by which so much happiness is produced as by a 
good tavern or inn. An. 1776. 

All this (wealth) excludes but one evil, — poverty. 

An. 1777. 

Claret is the liquor for boys ; port for men ; but he 
who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy. An. 1779. 

^ St. Francis de Sales writes to Mad. de Chantal (1605): Do not 
be tronbled by St. Bernard*s saying that hell is full of good intentions 
and wills. — From Selection from the Spiritual Letters of Francis 
de Sales. Letter xii. Translated by the aathor of A Dominican 

The potenUali^ of gwfri^ rldi beTond Ifae d 

of avarice.* fl Mwiir« Zjfi </ JaUw. Jm.ti 

the panle at litenty stMCiS 

Classical quotation a 
over the world. 

My frieod waa of oj^alon that when a man of sink 
apiieared in that ohanctar (« an author), he dee t rt a d 
to have his merits haadacmdy allowed.' /Mfc 

I never have 1002^ the world \ the- worid ww not 
to seek me.* An. no. 

I have always looked upon it as the worst oonditioB 
of man's destiny, that persons are so often torn asunder 
just as they become happy in each other's society. liU. 

I have found you an argument, I am not obliged to 
find you an understanding. An. 1784. 

Who drives fat oxen should himself be fat.* /bid. 

If the man who turnips cries 

Cry not when Iiis fa^er dies, 

'T is a proof that he bad rather 

Have a turnip than bis father. Jahmoniaaa. Pioni, so. 

A good hater. Ibid. It. 

Boolu that you may carry to the fire, and hold read- 
ily in your hand, are the most useful after all. 

BaKHiu, 18T. 
' I Bm rich beyond (he dreonu of avarice. 

Edward Moore {17B3), The GamiUtr, Art H. Sc. %. 
' Usually quoted aa " nheu a aobleman writes a book, he ought 
to be cncoaraged-" 

■ I have not loved the world, nor the world loe. 

Byron, Childe Harold, Caato Hi. St. IIL 
4 Pamly on "Who rules o'er (reemen should himself be tree." — 
From Brooke's Giulanu Vata, first editiou. 


The atrocioas crime of being a young man, which 
the honourable gentleman has, with such spirit and de- 
cency, charged upon me, I shall neither attempt to pal- 
liate nor deny, but content myself with wishing that I 
may be one of those whose follies may cease with their 
youth, and not of that number who are ignorant in 
spite of experience.^ 

Pitt's Beply to Walpole, Speech^ March G, 1741. 



Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged 

bosom. Speech, Jan. 14, 1766. 

A long train of these practices has at length unwill- 
ingly convinced me that there is something behind the 
Throne greater than the King himself.^ 

Chatham Correspondence. Speech , March 2, 1770. 

Where law ends, tyranny begins. 

Case of Wilkes. Speech, Jan. 9, 1770. 

Reparation for our rights at home, and security 
against the like future violations.^ 

Letter to the Earl of Shtlbume, Svpt. 29, 1770. 

1 This is the composition of Johnson, founded on some note or 
statement of the actual speech. Johnson said, " That s|>eech I wrote 
in a garret, in Exeter Street.'* See Boswell's Johnson, An. 1741. 

2 Quoted by Lord Iklahon, "greater than the Throne itself." — 
History of England, Vol, v. p. 268. 

• " Indemnity for the past and security for the future," is said to be 
Mr. Pitt*8 phrase. See De Quincey, Theol. Essays, Vul. ii. p. 170, 
and Russell's Memoir of Fox, Vol. iii. p. 345, Letter to the Hon. T, 



If I were hd AmeriM^ ■■ I aai ■ 
while a foreign troop WM kHbd u mf t 
never would U7 dmra 07' nai^ nsnt—mn^ * •< 
never. ^m^ JVok IM, miL. 

The poorest man may in Us cottage lud Hf^utn to 
all the force of the Crown. It may be fraS t it> ntf 
maj shake; the mod may blow through; tbeatoOH 
may enter, the rain may enter, — but Uie EJag fti 
England cannot enter I all bk fbroea dare not tmm 
the threshold of the rainad tenement.* 

We have a Calnnwtie e ieed, » Po|Hah Uta^y, and 

an Arminian clergy. tma fthft Lfft e/Bmrti, ITH- 

JAMES TOWNLET. 1715-1778. 

JEttty. Shikspnr? Shikspnr? Who wrote it P No, 
I never read Shikspnr. 

Lady Bab. Then yon have an inuDeose pleasnre to 
ccane. Bigk J^ft bttoie Sunn. Jet iL Bel. 

From humble Port to imperial Tokay. ItU. 

And he that will this health deny, 
Down among the dead men let him lie. 

PtbliiJitd IS tht tarty part of lit rtign ^ Ot*fft I. 

' Fran Brougbun'* StaHnun nf Otorgt III., Ftnt Brriu, 



LORD LYTTELTON. 1709-1773. 

For his chaste Muse employed her heaven-taught Ijre 
None bat the noblest passions to inspire, 
Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, 
One line which, dying, he could wish to blot 

Prologue to Thornton's Coriolanut, 

TVomen, like princes, find few real friends. 

Advice to a Lady. 

What is your sex's earliest, latest care. 

Your heart's supreme ambition ? To be fair. Ibid. 

The lover in the husband may be lost. Ibid, 

How much the wife is dearer than the bride. 

An Irregular Ode, 

None without hope e'er loved the brightest fair. 
But love can hope where reason would despair. 


Where none admire, 't is useless to excel ; 
Where none are beaux, 't is vain to be a belle. 

Soliloquy on a Beauty in the Country. 

Alas ! by some degree of woe 

We every bliss must gain ; 
The heart can ne'er a transport know 

That never feels a pain. Song, 

RICHARD GRAVES. 1715-1804. 

Each cursed his fate that thus their project crossed ; 
How hard their lot who neither won nor lost. 

An Incidtnt in Hlyh Life. {Appendix vf Original Pieces.) 
From the Festoon. London, 17G7. 


LAURENCE ffnCBim 1713r|7«9. . 

Go, poor devil, gat tlwv gonai why ahonld I.^or^ 
thee ? This wotH nmlj b wide eaon^ t» bold )mb 
thee and me. TriUrmt gkati g . ( Fa(,iLC*-x» 

•' Our armies swore tmSUj In FUiid0S,'"(9M m^ 
uncle Toby, "bat&otUng to this." Val.m.a.xL 

Of all the cults wUA ue canted in tUi ""^^g 

^orld, — tlion^ the «ttit of hypoerites m^ hflKM 

worst, — the cant of criticism Is the most ton&entiiig!' 

Fot. iii. Ci. xiL 

The accusing spirit, which flew up to heaven's chan- 
cery with the oath, blushed as he gave it in ; and the 
recording angel, as he wrote it down, dropped a tear 
upon the word and blotted it out forever.' 

Vol. vi. Ck. viil. 

" They order," said I, " this matter better in France." 

StntimeiUalJoiinitg. Pagt 1. 

I pity the man who can travel from Dan to Beer^ 

sheba, and cry, 'T is all barren. /n tht strett. CalaU. 

God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.' Maria. 

" Disguise thyself as thou wilt, still. Slavery," said 
I, " still thou art a bitter draught." 

Tht Pattporl. The Bolit nl Parit. 
The sad vicissitude of things.* 8ermo» xtI 

I But rad u angela for (he good mao'a ein, 
Weep u> record, uid blmh to give it in. 

CuapMl, PUaturtt of Bcpt, U.Luum. 
^ Dien mesure 1e fioiil k ■■ brebu tondae. 

Henri KslieDue (15M), Primiea, etc., p. 47. 
Compiire Herbert, Jucala Prudemtum. P»ga 191. 
* Revolves the ud vici^tudcs of thinga. 

B. Gifford, Cimttmplstioa. 


EDWARD MOORE. 1712-1757. 

Can't I another's face commend. 

And to her virtues be a £riend, 

But instantly your forehead lowers, 

As if her merit lessened ^fours ? 

The Farmer^ the Spaniel^ and the Cat, Fable ix. 

The maid who modestly conceals 
Her beauties, while she hides, reveals ; 
Give but a glimpse, and fancy draws 
Whate'er the Grecian Venus was. 

The Spider and the Bee, Fable x. 

But from the hoop*s bewitching round, 

Her very shoe has power to wound. Jbid. 

Time still, as he flies, brings increase to her truth. 
And gives to her mind what he steals from her youth. 

The Happy Marriage, 

I am rich beyond the dreams of avarice.^ 

The Gamester. Act ii. Sc. 2. 

'T is now the summer of your youth : time has not 
cropt the roses from your cheek, though sorrow long 
has washed them. Act lii. Sc, 4. 


Nor peace nor ease the heart can know, 

Which, like the needle true, 
Turns at the touch of joy or woe, 

But, turning, trembles too. A Prayer for Indifference, 

^ Compare Johnson. Page 318. 

2 The pretty Fanny Macartney. — Walpole's Memoirs, 



IVIioe'er has travelled life's dull rouud, 

"Where'er hia stages may have been, 
Ality nigli to tliink be still has found 

The warmest welcome at nii inn.' 

WHUen on a W!ni»a ^m tuM. 
So sweetly she bade mo adieu, 
I iliougtil. that she bode me return. J Porionil. Part \. 

I have found out a gift for my fair j 

1 have foond where the wood-pigeooB hreed. 

Fan ii. Hop*. 
Tot seldom shall she bear a tale 
So sad, so tender, and so true. Jenny Dateio*. 

Her cap, far whiter dian the driven snow, 
Emblems right meet of decency does yield. 

t%a Bdioolmutrtu. Stoma ft. 
Pun-provoldng thyme. Suma 11. 

A Uttle bench of heedlera bishops here, 

And there a chancellor in embryo. scaiua 9B. 


Gentle shepherd, tell me where. Song. 

' There ia nothing which hiu yet bean contrlred bj man b^ irhlch 
■D isnch happiitass i» )>rodaccd tibj* good Uvem or Inn. — John- 
■on, Boswell'i Li/e. 1766. 

Archbishop I.«igiiton oRea Bsld, that, if be were to choON ■ pUoe 
to die in, It ihenld be 4q inn. — ITcnti, Vol. i. p. T8> 



THOMAS GRAY. 1716-1771. 

Ye distant spires, ye antiqae towers. 

0» a Distant Prospect of Eton College. Stanza 1. 

Ah, happy hills ! ah, pleasing shade ! 

Ah, fields beloved in vain ! 
Where once my careless childhood strayed, 

A stranger yet to pain ! 
I feel the gales that from ye blow 

A momentary bliss bestow. Stoma 8. 

They hear a voice in every wind. 
And snatch a fearful joy. Stama 4. 

Gay hope is theirs by fancy fed, 

Less pleasing when possest ; 
The tear forgot as soon as shed, 

The sunshine of the breast. Stanza 5. 

Alas ! regardless of their doom, 

The little victims play ; 
No sense have they of ills to come, 

Nor care beyond to-day. Stanza 6. 

Ah, tell them they are men I Jbid. 

And moody madness laughing wild 
Amid severest woe. Stanza a 

To each his sufferings ; all are men. 

Condemned alike to groan, — 
The tender for another's pain. 

The unfeeling for his own. 
Yet, ah ! why should they know their fate. 
Since sorrow never comes too late, 

32fi GHAT. 

Aod hftpiuiiess too iwiftljr flies? 
Thought would deptn^t^irpan^M.. ._ 
No moFe;^wbere igiumuioe b UiBi» 

Daughter of Jove, raleittlen power, 

Thou tamer of tlte brailKB braut, '- 

Whose iron econi^ and.ttataiuig hour 

The bad afiri^ afflict die best I MrmmtoAhMij. 
From Helicon's banniDoi*a> qtrings > 

A thousand riUs tlidr nuu^ pngiees lak«. 

Tkt Progrem i>/Pot$f. 1. 1, Intt S. 
Glance their man^-twinkling feet. i. S, Li»t ti. 

O'er her warm cheek, and rising bosom, move 
The bloom of young Deeire and purple light of Love. 

Lint 19. 
Her track, where'er the goddess roves, 
Glory pursue, and generous shame, 
The uncxtnquerable mind, and freedom's holy flame.' 

n. a, Lmt w. 
Ope the sacred source of sympathetic tears. 

IIL 1, Lint U. 
He passed the flaming bounds of place and time : 
The living throne, the sapphire blaze, 
Where angels tremble while they gaze. 
He saw ; but, blasted with excess of light, 
Closed his eyes iu endless night. m. 8, Lint 4, 

Bright-eyed Fancy, hovering o'er. 

Scatters from her pictured urn 

Thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.' 


1 Comp>TD Prior, To the Hon. Charlti Mantagnt. Pag« S(1. 
He tint increaselh knuwledgo inerewiclh tom-w. — Ecrl. 1. 18. 
i UnronquerBbl p mi ncl.— Wordsworth, To Toianim 
* C<imp«« Covie}-, Tkt Frvphtt. Pigc 174. 

GRAY. 327 

Beyond the limits of a vulgar fate, 

Beneath the Good how far, — but far above the Great 

The Progress of Poesy, III. 3, Line 16. 

Ruin seize thee, ruthless King ! 

Confusion on thy banners wait ! 
Though fanned by Conquest's crimson wing, 

They mock the air with idle state. 

The Bard, 1. 1, Line 1. 
Loose his beard, and hoary hair 
Streamed, like a meteor, to the troubled air.^ 1. 2, Line 5. 

To high-bom Hoel's harp, or soft Llewellyn's lay. 

Line 14. 
Dear as the light that visits these sad eyes ; 

Dear as the ruddy drops that warm my heart.^ 

I. 3, Line 12. 

Weave the warp, and weave the woof, 

The winding-sheet of Edward's race. 
Give ample room, and verge enough ' 

The characters of hell to trace. II. 1, Line 1. 

Fair laughs the mom, and soft the zephyr blows. 
While proudly riding o'er the azure realm 

Li gallant trim the gilded vessel goes ; 
Youth on the prow, and Pleasure at the helm •, 

Regardless of the sweeping whirlwind's sway, 

That, hushed in grim repose, expects his evening prey. 

II. 2, Line 9. 

Ye towers of Julius, London's lasting shame, 

With many a foul and midnight murder fed. Line 11. 

1 Compare Cowley, Davideis. Page 174. 
The imperial ensign, vrhich, full liigh advanced, 
Shone like a meteor streaming to the wind. 

Milton, Paradise Lost^ Booh i. Line 530. 
^ Compare Shakespeare, Julius Casnr^ Act ii. Sc. 1. Page 85. 
Also Otway, Venice Preserved^ Art v. Sc, 1. Page 237. 
' Compare Dryden, Don Sebastian^ Act i. Sc. 1. Page 231. 



Visions of glory, spare my aching sight I 
Ye unborn ages, crowd not on my soul ! 

The Bard, m. 1, Line IL 

And truth severe, by fairy fiction drest. III. S, Line t. 

Comus, and his midnight crew. Ode for Music. Line 2. 

AVliile bright-eyed Science watches round. Line ii. 

The still small voice of gratitude. Line 64. 

The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, 

The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the lea,* 

The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, 

And leaves the world to darkness and to me. 

£leffy in a Countrff Churchyard, Stanta 1, 

Each in his narrow cell forever laid, 

The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep. 

The breezy call of incense-breathing mom. 

Nor grandeur hear with a disdainful smile 
The short and simple annals of the poor. 

The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power. 
And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave. 

Await alike the inevitable hour. 

The paths of glory lead but to the grave. Stanu ^ 

W\iere through the long-drawn aisle and fretted Taolt 
The pealing anthem swells the note of praise. 

Can storied urn, or animated bust, 

Back to its mansion call the fieeting breath ? 

Can honour's voice provoke the silent dust. 
Or flattery soothe the dull cold ear of death ? 

Stanza A. 
Stanza 5. 

Stanza H, 

Stanza 10, 

Stanza Ih 

1 The first edition reads, — 

The lowing herds wind slowlj o'er the lea. 

GRAY. 829 

Hands that the rod of empire might have swayed. 
Or waked to ecstasy the living I^tc. 

Elegy in a Country Churchyard, Stanza 12. 

But Knowledge to their eyes her ample page, 
Rich with the spoils of time, did ne'er unroll ; ^ 

Chill penury repressed their noble rage, 
And froze the genial current of the soul. Stanza 13. 

Full many a gem of purest ray serene 
The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear : 

Full many a fewer is bom to blush unseen, 
And waste its sweetness on the desert air.^ Stanza 14. 

Some village Blampden, that, with dauntless breast, 
The little tyrant of his fields withstood. 

Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest. 
Some Cromwell guiltless of his country's blood. 

Stanza 15. 
The applause of listening senates to command, 

The threats of pain and ruin to despise, 

To scatter plenty o'er a smiling land. 

And read their history in a nation's eyes. Stanza 16. 

Forbade to wade through slaughter to a throne. 
And shut the gates of mercy on mankind. Stanza 17. 

Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife, 
Their sober wishes never learned to stray ; 

Along the cool sequestered vale of life. 
They kept the nobeless tenor of their way.' Stanza 19. 

Implores the passing tribute of a sigh. Stanza 20. 

1 Compare Sir Thomas Browne, Hdiff. Med. Page 177. 

2 Compare Toang, Love of Famey Satire v. Line 228. Page 266. 
Nor waste their sweetness in the desert air. 

Churchill, Gotham^ Booh ii. Line 20. 
8 Usually quoted "even tenor of their way." 

S80 MAY. 

And man; a hol7 tatt ttMfid alw ■tenr^ 

That teach Uie roBde UiOMHit to diA. 

£l*fr fa • CMNMry Ofarckfanl. 
For who, to dmnb fnrgetUMW a pn;, i.'^ 

This pleasing aazioiM bebg e'«r n^iiiedl, 
Left the waim praoiaota of the dieerf nl .day. 

Nor caat one toagfag liii g ea lii g look bduad?AM*a. 
E'en from the tomb the nioB of natore oriea, 

E'en in our aah«a lire tbeir mmted Area.' BiimtM. 
Brushing with haa^ rtepi the dews away, 

To meet the ton Bpon the iq)taiid lawn. ftiwi m. ' 
One mom I mieeed him on the customed hill, 

Along the heath, and near his fav'rite tree ; 
Another came ; nor yet beside the rill. 

Nor up the lawn, nor at the wood was he. summ 8S. 
Here rests his head upon the lap of earth, 

A youth to fortune and to fame unknown : 
Fair Science frowned not on his humble birth, 

And Melancholy marked him for her own.' Tke EpUcpk 
Large was his bounty, and his soul sincere, 

Heaven did a recompense as largely send : 
He gave to misery (all he bad) a t«ar, 

He gained from heaven ('t was all he. wished) a friend. 
".; .. ." ". ■. . - Ittd. 

No further seek his merits to dlsclo^. 

Or draw bis frailties from tHeir'di^ad abode, 
(There they alike in trembling hope repose,) ' 

The boBom of hisiF^tl^r aiidhi^'Gbd: ■ ' . .' ■iM.., 
Iron sleet of' arrowy shower" ' „ _ ■..■■,... 

Hurtles in the darkened air. Tii Fatal siitrt. Lintl.: 

' Compsre Chsucer, The Rtvti Frolo^t. F>m 3. 
3 Bui God, who n able .lo preTaM, wrnlled Vitb U|p; mtlfcod^ 
him lor bis own.'r^WttHn, ^fi'^ O'eiiii*'. 



And weep the more, because I weep in vain. 

Sonnet. On the Death of Mr. WftL 

The hues of bliss more brightly glow, 
Chastised by sabler tints of woe. 

Ode on the Pleasure ariiimg/rom VicUntude. Line 45. 

The meanest floweret of the vale, 

The simplest note that swells the gale, 

The conmion sun, the air, the skies. 

To him are opening paradise. Line 53. 

And hie him home, at evening's close, 

To sweet repast and calm re]:>08e. Line 87. 

From toil he wins his spirits light. 

From busy day the peaceful night ; 

Rich, from the very want of wealth, 

In heaven's best treasures, peace and health. Line d3. 

The social smile, the sympathetic tear. 

Education and Government. 
Ulien love could teach a monarch to be wise. 
And Gospel-light first dawned from Bullen's eyes.^ 

Rich windows that exclude the light. 
And passages that lead to nothing. A Long Story. 

Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune ; 
He had not the method of making a fortune. 

On his own Character. 
A favorite has no friend. On the Death of a Favorite Cat. 

Now as the Paradisiacal pleasures of the Mahome- 
laus consist in playing upon the flute and lying with 
f louris, be mine to read eternal new romances of Mari- 

vaux and Crebillon. To Mr. West. LeUer iv. Third Series. 

^ Thin was intended to be introdnced in the Alliance of Educa- 
tton and Gfopemmeti^. — Mason's edition of Gray, Vol. iii. p. 114. 



DATID OAWCS: 1716-1779; 

CoiTDpted freemen wa dM mnH irf davee. 

PreJofMto A 

Their cause IfJeKd,— pleaAH tn heart end n&id; ' 
A fellow-feeling mikeB <ne wondroos kind.* 

JV d^p — o Ow ' llfa y flU aUft fc ITK. 
Prologuea like omnpUmenla are loH of tiBM i ' ' 

'T is penning bowi and ■"T^^rg legt in ri^nw. 

PMfcfiM toCritgrt Trngtdi ^ FfryAi^ 
Let others hail the tidng son : 
I bow to that whose coarse is nin.' 

O* At Death nf Mr. Pettox. 
This scholar, rake, Chriatian, dupe, gamester, and poeL 

JapiUr and Mtrcmrj. 

Hearts of oak are onr ships, 

Hearts of oak are oar men.* Btaru of Oat. 

JAMES HEBBICE. 1720-1769. 
Not what we wish, bnt what we want. Hymm. 

Oft has it been my lot to mark 

A proud, conceited, talkiug spark. Tit Ckatulten. 

1 I wonld belpothen, nut of ■ fellow-feeliDg. — Buiton, AnaloMj 
of MtlaiKkoly ! Dimoentut to tk» Rtader. 
Noa igiurti iDoli, miseru EUccuirere dirco. 

Vit^il, jEneid, Lib. i. 630. 
1 Pompc^ .... bade 8fU* recollect that mote worahipped tb* 
Tiling; than the Betting aun. — Diydso'i PJiilarci, Clangll'* ed., ir. 
W, Life of Fompig. 

* Our «h{pB were British Okk, 
And faeuta of oak our men. — 8. J. Arnold, Dtatk i^ KkUaa. 


JOHN BROWN. 1715-1766. 

Now let us thank the Eternal Power : convinced 
That Heaven but tries our virtue by affliction, — 
That oft the doud which wraps the present hour 
Serves but to brighten all our future days. 

Barbarotsa, Act v. Sc, 3. 

And coxcombs yanquish Berkeley by a grin. 

An Euajf <m Satire, occasioned by the Death of Mr, Pope,^ 

THOMAS GIBBONS. 1720-1785. 

That man may last, but never lives, 
AVho much receives but nothing gives ; 
Whom none can love, whom none can thank, 
Creation's blot, creation's blank. When Jemu dwelt. 


The royal navy of England hath ever been its great- 
est defence and ornament ; it is its ancient and natural 
strength, — the floating bulwark of our island. 

Commentaries. Vol. i. Booh i. Ch, xiii. § 418. 

Time whereof the memory of man rumieth not to 
the contrar}'. Ch, xviii. § 472. 

1 Anderson's British Poets, Vol. x. p. 879. Sec note in Contem" 
porary Reriew, September, 1867, p. 4. 



Such and so nrions an Uw.tRitei of men. - / 

Thau Umalflon'i vm feqain, , , < 

And Tullj's conde Aair, ud Idtoa'a goUea lyn. 

(W*. Ok m ArMut ajwHUI Glory. flfMi I. 
The man fo^;et not, tbo*(^ In nigB be Bet, 
And know the mortal ttnoiigh a crown'a diagnbe. 

Seeks painted triflea and fantastic toys, 
And eagerly pnrsuea imaginary joys. 

HORACE WALPOLE. 1717-1797. 
Harry Vane, Pulteney'a toad-«ater. 

Lttttr to Sir Horace Man*, ITia. 

The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy 
to those who feeL IM., mo. 

A careless song, with a little nonsense in it now and 
then, does not misbecome a monarch.' Ibid., 1774. 

The whole nation hitherto has been void of wit and 
hamonr, and even incapable of relishing it.* Hid., int. 

' A little nooMiiTC now uxi then 
Is relished by the wisest men. - Anon. 

' It requires * surgical operation to get > Joke well Info ■ Scotch 
underatantling. — Sydoey Smilb, Lady Holland'* Utnoir, Vvl. L 
p. IS. 

HURD. — FORD YCE. — HOME. * 886 

RICHARD HURD. 1720-1808. 

In this awfully stupendous manner, at which Reason 
stands aghast, and Faith herself is half confounded, was 
the grace of Grod to man at length manifested. 

Sermons, Vol. ii. p. 287. 

JAMES FORDYCE. 1720-1796. 

Henceforth the majesty of God revere ; 

Fear Him, and you have nothing else to fear.* 
Answer to a Gentleman who apolofjiztd to the Author /or Sweartng, 

JOHN HOME. 1724-1808. 

In the first days 
Of my distracting grief, I found myself 
As women wish to be who love their lords. 

Douglas. Act i. Sc. 1. 

My name is Norval ; on the Grampian hills 

My father feeds his flocks ; a frugal swain, 

Whose constant cares were to increase his store. 

And keep his only son, myself, at home. Act ii. 8c. 1. 

Like Douglas conquer, or like Douglas die. Act v. 8c. 1. 

1 Je crains Dien, cher Abner, et n*ai point d'autre crainte. 

Racine (163d-1699), Athalie, Act i. 8c. 1. 
From Piety, whwe soul sincere 
Fears God, and knows no other foar. 

\V. Smvth, Ode for the Installation of the Duke of 
Gloucester as Chancellor of Cambridge. 

: cottiira Trao-irtfl. 

How sleep the hum who link to reit, 

B;all their conntty'f'iridiMlilfliiedl Oblm'tjfik 

Br fury hands th^ knell is niiw ; 

By forms unseen tfaetr ^rfga la song ; 

There Honour oomea, « {rilgrim gny, 

To bless die tnrt that map! tluir day ; 

And Freedom dull awbSe rqtair, 

To dwell a weeping hermit there. ftld. 

When Music, heavenly maid, was young. 

While yet in early Greece she sung. TJitFmdoiu. Lintl. 

Filled with fury, rapt, inspired. /.i'm io. 

"T was aad by fits, by starts 't was wild. Line sa. 

In notes by distance made more sweet. Lint to. 

In hollow murmnrs died away. Line eg. 

O Music ! sphere-descended maid, 

Friend oi pleasure, wisdom's aid ! Lint H. 

Well may your bearta believe the truths I tell ; 
'T is virtue makes the bliss, where'er we dwell. 

Eclogut 1. Lint B. 
Too nicely Jonson knew the critic's part ; 
Natnre in him was almost lost in Art. 

ToBir TSomat Banmtr en hit Edition of Skaktiptart. 

In yonder grave a Druid lies. 

Odttmtkt DtaA of TlomtM. 



GEORGE A. STEVENS. 1720-1784. 

Cease, rude Boreas, blustering railer ! 

List, ye landsmen, all to me ; 
Messmates, hear a brother sailor 

Sing the dangers of the sea. 

The Storm. 

SAMUEL FOOTE. 1720-1777. 

He made him a hut, wherein he did put 
The carcass of Robinson Crusoe. 
O poor Robinson Crusoe ! 

The Mayor of Garratt. Act i. Sc. 1. 

TOBIAS SMOLLETT. 1721-1771. 

Thj spirit, Independence, let me share ; 

Lord of the lion heart and eagle eye, 
Thy steps I follow with my bosom bare. 

Nor heed the storm that howls along the sky. 

Odt to Independence. 

Thy fatal shafts unerring move, 

I bow before thine altar. Love ! Bode rick Random. Ch. xl. 

Facts are stubborn things.* 

Translation of Gil Dins. Book x. Ch.l, 

1 Facts are stabbom things. 

Elliot (1747), Essay on Field Husbandry, p. 35. 

OLIVEB GOLDSliXTH. 178»-1774 

Remote, unMended, meUnofaoly, slow. 
Or by the Uzy Scheld, or wuderiiig Po. 

TUTnmtam'. UmU 
' Where'er I roam, whatarflr raalms to see, 
My heart antnvdled finkDj tnnu to tbee ; 
Still to my brother tonu, with cesaelew pain« 
And drags at each remova a lengthening chttm. Um T. 

And learn the luxury of dcdng good.* £«• IK. 

These little things are great to little man. Xiw IS. 

Creation's heir, the world, the world is mine ! Xmc N). 

Such is the patriot's boast, where'er we roam, 

His first, best country, ever is at home. Lime TI. 

Where wealth and freedom reign, contentment fiuls, 
And honour sinks where commerce long previuls. 

Xi'M 91. 

Man seems the only growth that dwindles here. Lauist. 

By sports like these are all their cares beguiled ; 

The sports of children satisfy the child. Lint 15). 

But winter lingering chills the lap of May. Lim ITS- 

Cheerful at morn, he wakes from short repose. 
Breasts the keen air, and carols as he goes. Lint lU. 

' For ill Iheir luxury wm doing good. 

Gsrth, ClartmoHl, Line 149; Crabbe, TaUi o/tht Ball, 
Book iil.i Gnvo^ Tkt Epiairt. 

GOLDSMnH. 339 

So the loud torrent, and the whirlwind's roar. 

But bind him to his native mountains more. 

The TravtUtr. Line 217. 

Alike all ages. Dames of ancient days 

Have led their children through the mirthful maze. 

And the gay grandsire, skilled in gestic lore, 

Has frisked beneath the burden of threescore. Line 201. 

Embosomed in the deep where Holland lies. 

Methinks her patient sons before me stand, 

Where the broad ocean leans against the land. Line 282. 

Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, 

I see the lords of humankind pass by.^ Line 327. 

The land of scholars, and the nurse of arms. Line 35G. 

For just experience tells, in every soil, 

That those that think must govern those that toil. 

Line 372. 

Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law. 

Line 380. 

Forced from their homes, a melancholy train, 
To traverse climes beyond the western main ; 
Where wild Oswego spreads her swamps around. 
And Niagara stuns with thundering sound. Line 409. 

Vain, very vain, my weary search to find 

That bliss which only centres in the mind. Line 423. 

Sweet Auburn ! loveliest village of the plain. 

The Deserted Village, Line 1. 

The hawthorn bush, with seats beneath the shade, 
For talking age and whispering lovers made. Line 13. 

The bashful virgin's sidelong looks of love. Line 29. 

1 Lord of hnmankind. 

Dryden, The Spanish Friar, Act ii. Sc. 1. 


111 fares the land, to Iwttcailig Ob « prqj, .- ,^ 

Where wealth aocmmktnt ud men dacny. ... > ','i 
Princes and lorda may floarUi> or may fade, 
A breath can maka them aa a bnadi haa BMdii i * ' 
But a bold peaaantry, their eonntty'a pni», i.l : 

Vnien onoe destroyed, can never be aiqipUad. '■•: - 
T%« Dtatrltd VaUf. Umt^ 
His best compaukma, innooenoe and health, 
Aod hia best riohee, ignonooe of wealth. nwA. 

How blest i* he who crowns, in ahadea like tbea^ 
A youth of labour with aa age of ease! ZmmM. 

"WTiile Resignation gently slopes away, — 
And, all his prospects brightening to the last, 
His Heaven commeQces ere the world be past. XimIIO. 
The watch-dog's voice that bayed the whispering wind. 
And the loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind. Li»t ISI. 
A man he was to all the country dear, 
And passing rich with forty pounds a year. Lhu 111. 
Wept o'er his wounds, or, tales of sorrow done. 
Shouldered bis crutch and showed how fields were won. 

Careless their merits or their faults to scan, 

Hia pity gave ere charity began. 

Thus to relieve tlie wretched was his pride. 

And even hia failings leaned to Virtue's side. Xix 161. 

And, as a bird each fond endearment tries 
Tu >empt its new-fledged offspring to the skies, 
He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, 
Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way. Lmt 1S7. 

I C'esl un veiTB qui luit, 
Qu'un Mjuffle pent di-truire, et qii'iin souffle a produit. 

De Cbux fcnmpMini; the wnrld lo hii houi^f tus). 
Sw Fope, Satira aitd Epittla of Horace, Boot ii. Ep. i. 


Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, 
And fools, who came to scoff, remained to pray. 

The iJtserted Village, Line 179. 

Even children followed with endearing wile, 

And plucked his gown, to share the goo<l man's smile. 

Line 183. 

As some tall cliff, that lifts its awful form. 
Swells from the vale, and midway leaves the storm, 
Though round its breast the rolling c]()u<ls are spread. 
Eternal sunshine settles' on its head. Line 189. 

Well had the boding tremblers leame<l to trace 

The day's disasters in his morning face ; 

Full well they laughed, with counterfeited glee, 

At all his jokes, for many a joke had he ; 

Full well the busy whisper, circling round. 

Conveyed the dismal tidings when he frowned : 

Yet was he kind, or, if severe in aught. 

The love he bore to learning was in fault. Line 199. 

In arguing, too, the parson owned his skill, 

For e'en though vanquished, he could argue still ; 

^Vlule words of learned length and thundering sound . 

Amazed the gazing rustics rang(»d around ; 

And still they gazed, and still the won<ler grew 

That one small head could carry all ho knew. Line 211. 

The whitewashed wall, the nicelv sanded floor, 
The varnished clock that clicked behind the door, 
The chest contrived a double debt to pay, 
A bed by night, a chest of drawers by <Liy. Lint 227. 

To me more dear, congenial to my heart. 

One native charm, than all the gloss of art. L\nt 253. 

And e'en while fashion's briiihtest arts <lecov. 

The heart, distrusting, asks if this U* joy. Line 2C3. 


Her modett look! dMOottagsBdgfatadnn, ,;,:,-[ 

Sweet aa the priBimMpeei»beiie«tfa thethoiftti.i i ■/, 
Tk« DtmrUd VUimf. £fa( Ml 
Through torrid tnidn wkh faiiiting itspi tbej go». ' <:! 
Where wild Altaaummnitin to Ukeir woe. XiMML 

la all the silent tnanlhwi (rf grief. LkmWL 

O Luxury ! ihoa cunt \fj Hbbt^i'b decree. f<««MH 

Thou source of all my Ults, end ell my woe. 
That foimd'st me poor at fliM, and kem'st me ea. '' 
limit *Ui 

Who mixed reason with pleasore, imd wisdom with 
mirth. Rttaliation. Liat 21. 

^^Iio, born for the oniverse, narrowed his mind, 
And to party gave up what was meant for mankind ; 
Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his 

To i)erBuado Tommy Townshend to lend him a vote. 
W1)o, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining, 
And thought of convincing, while they thotight of 

dining : 
Though equal to all things, for all things unfit ; 
Too nice for a BCatesman, too proud for a wit. Lime II. 

His conduct still right, with, his argument wrong. 

Lint «. 

A flattering painter, who made it his care 

To draw men as they ought to be, not as they are, 

Here lies David Garrick, describe me who can, 
An abridgment of all tliot was pleasant in man. Lint M. 

As a wit, if not first, in the very first line. Imu se. 



On the stage he was natural, simple, affectmg ; 
T was only that when he was off he was actmg. 

Retaliation, Lint 101. 

He cast off his friends, as a huntsman his. pack. 

For he knew, when he pleased, he could whistle them 

back. Line 107. 

Who peppered the highest was surest to please. 

Line 112. 

When they talked of their Raphaels, Correggios, and 

He shifted his trumpet, and only took snuff. Line li5. 

Taught by that Power that pities me, 

I learn to pity them. The Hermit, Stanza G. 

Man wants but little here below, 

Nor wants that little long.^ Stanza 8. 

And what is friendship but a name, 

A charm that lulls to sleep, 
A shade that follows wealth or fame. 

And leaves the wretch to weep ? 

The sigh that rends thy constant heart 
Shall break thy Edwin's too. 

A kind and gentle heart he had. 

To comfort friends and foes ; 

The naked every day he clad 

When he put on his clothes. 

Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog, 

And in that town a dog was found, 

As many dogs there be, 
Both mongrel, puppy, whelp, and hound, 

And curs of low degree. Ibid, 

1 Compare Young, Night Thoughts^ iv. Page 264. 

Stanza 19. 

Stanza ult. 


The dog, to gun hii private endsy 

Went mad, and bit the num. 

EUgg <m the Death of a Mad Hof. 

The man recovered of the Ute, 
The dog it was that died.^ Ihid. 

They would talk of nothing but high life, and 
lived company, with other &8hionable topics, soch aa 
pictures, taste, Shakespeare, and the musical glasses. 

Vicar of WaheJUId. Ch.ix. 

When lovely woman stoops to folly, 

And finds too late that men betray, 
Wliat charm can soothe her melancholy ? 

What art can wash her guilt away ? 

Jbid. On Womany Ch, xxiv. 

The only art her guilt to cover, 

To hide her shame from every eye. 
To give repentance to her lover, 

And wring his bosom, is — to die. ibid. 

As aromatic plants bestow 

No spicy fragrance while they grow ; 

But crushed, or trodden to the ground. 

Diffuse their balmy sweets around.* The Captitity, Ad'i, 

The wretch condemned with life to part. 

Still, still on hope relies ; 
And every pang that rends the heart 

Bids expectation rise. Act u, (orig. MS.) 

1 While Fell was reposing himself in the hay, 
A reptile concealed bit his leg as he lay; 

])ut, all venom himself, of the wound he made light, 
And got well, while the scorpion died of Uie bite. 

I^ssin^'s Paraphrase of a Greek Kpigram by Demodf*cus, 

2 Compare Bacon, Of Adversity, Page 137. 


Hope, like the gleaming taper*8 light, 

Adorns and cheers the way ; 
And still, as darker grows the light, 

Emits a brighter ray. The Captivity, Ad ii. (orig. MS.) 

Good people all, with one accord. 

Lament for Madam Blaize, 
Who never wanted a good word — 

From those who spoke her praise. 

EUfjy on Mr$. Mary Blaize.^ 

The king himself has followed her 
When she has walked before. Ibid, 

For he who fights and runs away 
May live to fight another day ; 
But he who is in battle slain 
Can never rise and figlit again.* 

The Art ofPottry on a New Plan (1701). Vol, ii. p. 147. 

1 Written in imitation of Chanson sur It famtuz La Paltsse, 
which is Attributed to Bernard de la Monimyc. 
On dit que dans ses amours 
U fut caress^ des belles, 
Qui le suivirent tou jours, 
Tant quMl marcha devant cllcs. 
' He that fights and runs away 
May turn and fight another day ; 
But he that is in battle slain 
Will never rise to fight again. 

Ray's Hittory of the Rebellion (Bristol, 1752), p. 48. 
That same man, that runnith awaie, 
Maic again fight an other daic. 

Erasmus, Apothegms (1542), translated by Udall. 
For those that fly may fight again. 
Which he con never do that *a slain. 

Butler, Iludibras, Part iii. Canto 3. 

Sed omissis quidem divinis exhortationibus ilium magis Gnrcum 

versiculum secuJaris sententia; sibi adhibent. Quifugitbaty rursus 

praliabitur : ut et rursus forsitan fugiat. — Tertullian, Dc Fuga in 

Ptrstcutione, c. 10. 

The corresponding Greek, *Ayrip 6 <p€6yuy koI toAiv fiax^<r(r(u, 


346 noLDSMrra. 

Such dainties to them, tinir luilth hnd^ hart; ■ 
It 'e like sendiiu them mOai, vhea wantitig « AkC* 

This same phQosophy ia ft good bone in tb* aHMt^ 
but an arrant jade on « jotniiey.* , 

i%t GMd-NiOafai Mm. Jtn 
Measures, not men, h&Te ilw*;! been my muk.* jUiM. 
The very pink of per&ClicHi. Me Btotgt to CaafMr. .iet I. 
The genteel thing. OU. 

A concatenation aooordiB^y. MU. 

I '11 he with you in the aqueeiing of a lemon. ItU. 

I love everything that 's old : old friends, old times, 
old manners, old books, old vine.* IbU. 

Ask me no quesdons, and 1 11 tell yon no fibs. Act lii. 

One writer, for instance, excels at a plan or a titl^ 
page, another works away the body of the book, and a 
third is a dab at on index. The Bm. No. i., Oct. 6, iTfi8. 

The true use of speech is not so much to express our 
wants 08 to conceal them.* No. iii., Oct. 90, iTte. 

u ascribed to Menander. Sec FragmttiU (appeaded to AriBtophaiuii 
iD Didot'e Bib. Graca), p. 91. 

Qqi ftiit, peat revenir aussi ; 

Qui meort, it D'en est pu auui. — Seamm (lBlO-1680). 

Celof qni fait de bonne beam 

Pent combattre derecbet. — From tbe Salp't Men^it (IB94>. 
1 To treat n poor wretch with a bottle of Burgundy, and HIl hi> 
snnS-box, in like giving ■ pair of laced raffles to a man that hai 
never a shirt on his liacli. — Tom Brown, Laconiet. 
s Cnmpare Rochefoacauld. Page STCi. 

* Of Ibin stamp <s Che cant of Not men, iut mtonru. 

Burke, Tkovffhli o« tkt Cautt of tht Fratnt DiieemUiUt. 

* See Apptndix, p. 680. 

* Compare Young. Page 9H. 



LORD JOHN MANNERS. 1721-1770. 

Let wealth and commerce, laws and learning die, 
But leave us still our old nobility. 

England's Trust. Part iif. Line 227. 

JAMES WOLFE. 1726-1759. 

There is such a choice of difficulties that I am my- 
self at a loss how to determine. 

Despatch to Pitt, Sept. 2, 1769. 

BEILBY PORTEUS. 1731-1808. 

In sober state, 
Through the sequestered vale of rural life. 
The venerable patriarch guileless held 
The tenor of liis wav.* Death. Line 108. 

One murder made a villain, 
Millions a hero. Princes were privileged 
To kill, and numbers sanctified the crinie.^ Line 154. 

War its thousands slays. Peace its ten thousands. 

Line 178. 
Teach him how to live. 

And, O still harder lesson ! how to die.' Line 316. 

1 Compare Grav. Pap:e 329. 

2 Compare Young, Satire vii. Page 267. 

« Compare Tickell, On the Death of Addison, Page 293. 

848 WBWSKM.- •ji.'. M 

EDMUND BDBKB. 1789*1797^ I 

The writers against religkm, whilst tberf cpfom 

every system, are wisely earcfid nevar to set up mif 

of their own. 

A VindicaHon o/Naiittal SoeUi^A Frtfaet^ VoL i, p. 7. 

<<War," says SCaduavely ^on^ to be the only 

study of a prince ** ; and by a prince he means every 

sort of state, however constitated. *^He oa^t,** says 

this great political Doctor, ^to consider peace only as 

a breathing-time, which ^ves him leisure to cont^re, 

and furnishes ability to execute, military plans.'* A 

meditation on the conduct of political societies made 

old Hobbes imagine that war was the state of nature. 

A Vindication of Natural Society, Vol, i. p. 16. 

There is, however, a limit at which forbearance 
ceases to be a virtue. 

Observations on a Late Publication on the Present State of the 
Nation, Vol, i. p. 273. 

Illustrious predecessor. 

Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents, Vol. i. p. 456. 

When bad men combine, the good must associate ; 
else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice, in 
a contemptible struggle. Vol, i. p. 52S. 

Fiction lags after truth, invention is unfruitful, and 
imagination cold and barren. Vol, ii. p. 116. 

A people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, 
and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood. 

Speech on Conciliation with America, Vol, ii. p. 117. 
1 Boston ed. 1865-1867. 

BURKE. 849 

A wise and salutary neglect. 

Speech on Conciliation with America. Vol. ii. p. 117. 

My vigour relents, — I pardon something to the 
spirit of liberty. Vol. ii. p. lis. 

The religion most prevalent in our northern colonies 
is a refinement on the principles of resistance : it is 
the dissidence of dissent, and the protestantism of the 
Protestant religion. Vol. ii. p. 128. 

I freely confess. Vol. ii. p. 132. 

The march of the human mind is slow. Vol. ii. p. 149. 

All government, indeed every human benefit and 
enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act, is 
founded on compromise and barter. Vol. ii. p. 169. 

The worthy gentleman who has been snatched from 
us at the moment of the election, and in the middle of 
the contest, whilst his desires were as warm and his 
hopes as eager as ours, has feelingly told us what 
shadows we are, and what shadows we pursue. 

Speech at Bristol on Declining the Poll. Vol. ii. p. 429. 

They made and recorded a sort of institute and 
digest of anarchy, called the Rights of Man. 

On the Army Estimatts. Vol. ili. p. 221. 

You had that action and counteraction, which, in the 
natural and in the political world, from the reciprocal 
struggle of discordant powers draws out the harmony 
of the universe.^ 

Reflectiont on the Revolution in France. Vol, iii. p. 277. 

1 Quid vellt et po8«it rerum concordia discors. 

Ilorucc, Epist. i. 12, 19. 

Mr. Breen, in his Modem Enr/hsh LiUruturej says: "Tliia 

remori^able thought, Alison, the historian, has turned to good ac- 

850 mniKE. 

It is now sixtMn at MTCsteen years EiDce I beiw tbe 
Queeo of France, then Aa DttnpliiiicsB. at Versailles ; 
and surely neTer li^ltad on [his orb, n bicli she hardly 
seemed to tonch, a more dulightful virion. I saw 
her just above the horiiOb, docoraliog anil cheering 
the elevated ii^iere she just began to move in, — 
glittering like the moraing^tar, full of life, and epleii- 
dour, aad joy. .... Uttlc liiil I dream that I eliould 
have lived to see mdi dinistera fallen upon her in 
a nation of gallant man, in a nation of men of honour 
and of cavaliers. I thought ten tliousund swords must 
have leaped bom their -scaljbardA to avengf evi>n u 
look that threatened her with insult. But the age 
of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, 
and calculators has succeeded. 

Rtjiteti<mt on (i< Rtvolvtiim in Frenct. Vol. iii. p. SH. 

The nnbought grace of life, the cheap defence of 
nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic ent«r> 
prise, b gone. JUJ. 

That chastity of honour which f«lt a stain like a 
wound. VoL iii. p. Hi. 

Vice itself lost half its evil, by losing all its groaa- 
□ess. JUd. 

Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are 
rebels from principle. Vol. iii. p. I2i. 

Learning will be cast into the mire, and trodden down 
under the hoofs of a snitiish multitude.* Tol. UL p. 3IS. 

connti it occnn bo oAen in his disqniaitlona, thit he ntms to ban 
made It the staple of nil wiBdom and the hasie ot every Initb." 

> This expreiuioD wu tortured to mean that he octnaJif Uiaagtit 
(he people na better than avine, and the phrase " the swinish mnlti- 
tndo " was bruited about in every form of speMh and wiitinj;^ in 
order to excite populai indignUiMU 

BURKE. 851 

Because half a dozen grasshoppers under a fern 
make the field ring with their im]>ortunate chink, 
whilst thousands of great cattle, reposed beneath the 
shadow oi the British oak, chew the cud and are 
silenty pray do not imagine that those who make the 
noise are the only inhabitants of the field, — that, of 
course, they are many in number, — or that, after all, 
they are other than the little, shrivelled, meagre, hop> 
ping, though loud and troublesome insects of the hour. 

£eJUctioHt on the Btvolution in France. VoL iii. p. 344. 

He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves 

and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. 

Vol. iu. p. 463. 

Tlie cold neutrality of an impartial judge. 

Preface to Bristol's Addrttt, VoL v. p. 87. 

And having looked to government for bread, on the 
very first scarcity they will turn and bite the hand that 
fed them.^ ThoughU and Details on Scarcity. Vol. v. p. 166. 

All men that are ruined are ruined on the side of 
their natural propensities. 

Letter i. On a Regicide Peace. Vol. v. p. 286. 

All those instances to be found in history, whether 
real or fabulous, of a doubtful public spirit, at which 
morality is perplexed, reason is staggered, and from 
which affrighted Nature recoils, are their chosen and 
almost sole examples for the instruction of their 
youth. Vol. V. p. 311. 

Early and provident fear is the mother of safety. 

Speech on the Petition of the Unitarians. Vol. vii. p. 50. 

1 We Mt ounelves to bite tbo hand that feeds up. 

Cause of the Present DiscontcntSy Vol. i. p. 439. 

852 -WSaMH. 

The peof^ tMnt gfrcftpdielr libertieB but under 

some delunon. ^ u A « Cmmtg iircdng sj'jiacU, iTSi. 

'Wudom of our anoegton.^ 

■c Bin, 1708. ' 

I am convinoed that we hxn a degree of deliglit. 
aud ttiat no small one, la tlw TCiil misforiunea iuid 

paiuB of Otheni* Hk SabUnr and St^iati/kl. 

I would nibar aleep In tfaa aoutLi^rn corner uf u 
little country dumh^zd, dian is the tomb of tliu 
Capuleta.* tuitr (o UtUtheie 5m>(A. 

It has aU the OMitorilou ef tha nfayl, wtthodl O* 

inspiration.* From Prior's Lffc ^Burk*.* 

He was not merely a chip of the old block, but tlie 

old block itsell* 

On PiU'ifint ^«cA, Ftb. 36, 1T8L From Wnoall'i Mtmoin, 
i'iiit Strict, Vol. i. p. BJ2. 
1 Lord Broughani uys of Bacon, " He it iru who Bitt employad 

the well-kuown phmte of 'the wiidom of our inceBton.' " Sm 

Sydue.v Smith, FlymUn'i Letteri, v.; Lord Eldon on Sir Banttl 

Bomilig't Bill, ISIGj Ciccni ds I.cgOMt, it. 2. 8. 
1 Cntnpara RochelooMuld. Page CTS. 

• Famil]' vault of "all Che Capulels."— Ar/ecKoiUMiUlcfieM- 
liili'oB ta f ronce. Toi, iii. p. 3*9. 

• When Oroft'B Life of Dr. Taunj was epoken ot at • good 
imitation ul Dr. Johnwm'B Elyle, "No, do," uld he, "It ii DM a 
gooA jmilation of Johnson; it has sll hii pomp, irithout bb forca i it 
tuu oil lh« nodosities of the oak, without ila sCrengtli ; it has aD tb* 
contortioiu of the eibvl, without the inspiralioD." — Prior's X(/e ^f 

The glnomy eontparisons of a disturbed iiiiifri'i''ioD> the mslan- 
choiy madnetis of poeliy, without the inspiratiDii. — Junias, LMtr 
So. viii., To Sir W. Draper. 

> At the conclusion of ooe of Mr. Burke's eloqnent hanoKtM*, 
Mr. Cruger, finding nothing to add, or perhaps, as he thoDght, to 
add with effect, exclaimed eanieatl}', in Che lani^ua^ of the counting 
bouse, "I My ditto to Mr. Buike, I saj ditto to Mr. Bnrke." — 
PrlofB Life of Burie, p. 1B2. 

> S«e ApptnidiK, p. S38. 


CHABLES CHUECmLL. 1731-1764. 
He months a sentence, as curs mouth a bone* 

The Rotciad, Line 322. 

But, spite of all the criticising elves, 
Those who would make us feel — must feel them- 
selves.^ Line 961. 

Who to patch up his fame, or fill his purse, 
Still pilfers wretched plxms, and makes them worse ; 
Like gypsies, lest the stolen brat be known, 
De&udng first, then claiming for his own.^ 

The Apology. Line 233. 

With curious art the brain, too finely wrought, 
Preys on herself, and is destroyed by thought. 

Epiitle to William Hogarth, 

Nor waste their sweetness in the desert air.' 

Gotham, Booh ii. Line 20. 

Apt alliteration's artful aid. 

The Prophecy o/ Famine. Xtne 233. 

There webs were spread of more than common size. 
And half-starved spiders preyed on half-starved flies. 

Line 327. 

Men the most infamous are fond of fame. 

And those who fear not guilt, yet start at shame. 

The Author, Line 86. 

Be England what she will. 

With all her faults she is my country still.* 

The Farewell, Line 27. 

^ Si vis me flere, dolendum est 

Primitm ipei tibi. — Horace, Ars Poetica^ v. 102. 
3 Steal I to be sore they maji and, egad! serve your best thoughts 
11 gypsies do stolen children, — disguise them to make 'em pass for 
their own. — Sheridan, The Critic, Act i. Sc. 1. 
* Compare Gray. Page 329. 
^ England, with all thy faults I love thee still. 

Cowper, The Task, Book ii. Line 20G. 


Hope ! thou none <d Tooag dedn. ' - 

£«M 1« a TiBajw. .>l«fL0a:.L 
There was a jolly miller onoe, 

Lived on thfl river Dee i 
He worked and sang tiota mora ti 

No lark more tditfie Unn li» 

And this the bturtben of li3i song 

For ever used to be : — 
I care for nobodj', no, not I, 

If no one cores for me.' 

Young fellows will be young fellows. 



Aet a. Be. a. 

Ay, do despise me. I 'm the prouder for it ; I like 
to be despised. Tkt Sgpeeriu. Aet v. Be. 1. 

RICHARD GIFFORD. 1725-1807. 

Verse sweetens toil, however rude the sound, 
She feels no biting pang the while she sings ; 

Nor, as she tums the giddy wheel around,* 

Revolves the sad vicisaitudes of things.* Canienpfaitni. 

1 If naebod; c«ra for ma, 
rUcwefornaebod/. — Bnnu, I hat a Wifeo'niAia. 

3 All mt her work tbe vill>g« nuiden ung^ 
Nor, while ebe turns tbe giddi^ wheel around. 

Altend bj J<diiiMa. 
■ Compare SMnie. Page 339. 


EDWARD GIBBON. 1737-1794. 

History, which is, indeed, little more than the regis- 
ter of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.^ 

Decline and Fdlloftke Roman Empire (1776). Ch, iii. 

Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive. CA. xi. 

Amiable weaknesses of human nature.^ Ch, xiv. 

In every deed of mischief he had a heart to resolve, 
a head to contrive, and a hand to execute.* Ch. xlviii. 

Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery. 

Ch. xlix. 

The winds and waves are always on the side of the 
ablest navigators. Ch, Ixviii. 

Vicissitudes of fortune, which spares neither man 
nor the proudest of his works, w^hich buries empires 
and cities in a common grave. CA. Ixxi. 

All that is human must retrograde if it do not ad- 
vance. Ibid. 

On the approach of spring, I withdraw without re- 
luctance from the noisy and extensive scene of crowds 
without company, and dissipation without pleasure. 

Memoir. Vol. i. p. 116. 

I was never less alone than when by myself.* 

Vol. i. p. 117. 

1 LHiistoire n'est que le tableau dcs crime** ct des malhours. 

Voltaire, Vlnginu (1767), Ch. x. 
« Compare Fieldinj^. Page 308. 
• Tompare Clarendon. Page 168. 
^ Never leas alone than when alone. — Rogers, Human Lift. 

wiLLUtt oowPfeR. irsi-isoa 

As if the world and they'wcn IudI and glove.' Lkm ML 

Happineaa depnidi, u Nature dtoirai 
Less on exterior thiqga Uua moat sa^ptm. ^^1% 

No. Freedom haa a ^T'^rrH charms to ahow, , 
That slaves, howe'er ooDtooted, never know. XJm tHi 

Ages elapsed ere Homer's lamp appeared, 

And ages ere the Mantuaa swan was heard: 

To carry nature lengths unknown before, 

To give a Milton birth, asked ages more. IA»« B6S. 

Elegant as simplicity, and warm 

Aa ecstasy. Liat eas. 

Low ambition and the thirst of praise. Xte« HI. 

Nature, exerting an unwearied power. 
Forms, opens, and gives scent to every flower ; 
Spreads the fresh verdure* of the field, and leads 
The dancing Naiads through the dewy meads. Lint MO. 

How much a dunce that has been sent to roam 
Excels a dunce that has been kept at home. 

The Progna of Errifr. laOttO. 

Just knows, and knows no more, her Bible true, 
A truth the brilliant Frenchman never knew. 

TrtUk. HutVa. 
The sounding jargon of the schools.^ Um MT' 

1 Compan Prior. Pag* ML 

COWPER. 357 

A fool must now and then be right by chance. 

Conversation, Line 9C. 

He would not, with a peremptory tone, 

Assert the nose upon his face his own* Line 121. 

A moral, sensible, and well-bred man 

Will not affront me, and no other can Line 193. 

Pernicious weed ! whose scent the fair annoys, 

Unfriendly to society's chief joys, 

Thy worst effect is banishing for hours 

The sex whose presence civilizes ours. Line 251. 

I cannot talk with civet in the room, 

A fine puss-gentleman that 's all perfume. Line 283. 

The solemn fop ; significant and budge ; 

A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge.^ Line 299. 

His wit invites yon by his looks to come, 

But when you knock it never is at home.^ Line 303. 

Our wasted oil unprofitably burns. 

Like hidden lamps in old sepulchral urns.' Line 357. 

That good diffused may more abundant grow. Line 443. 

Absence of occupation is not rest, 

A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed. 

Retirement, Line C23. 

An idler is a watch that wants both hands. 

As useless if it goes as if it stands. Line C81. 

Built Grod a church, and laughed his word to scorn. 

Line 688. 

I Compare Johnson. Page 315. 

3 Compare Pope, Epigram, Page 290. 

' Compare Butler, Hudilfrat, Part ii. Canto i. Page 218. 

The story of the lamp which vras supposed to have burned about 
1,550 years in the sepulchre of Tullia, the daughter of Cicero, is told 
by PanciroUiis and others. 

358 COWPER. 

Philolog&t^ wbo ebue - ].^,\ Jl_ 

A panting ayllafale thiongb time utd apace, 
Start it at home, tnd hnnt It in the dark, ' ' ' -a -TT 
To Gaul, to Greece, and into If oeh'« BTk. --j. 

Bttirtmtat. Vmm. 
I praise the Frenchman,^ his remark was ahrew^ ' /. 
How Bweet, how passing sweet is solitude I " ' 

But grant me still a friend la mj retreat, 
'Whom I may whisper, Bcditude is sweeL llm ytt: 

A kick that scaroe would nore a horse ' 

May kill a sound ^rine. n* TtaA) itfuwit 

I am monarch of all I emrey. 
My right there is none to dispute. 

Ftrtu tuppottd to Ae vriUtN by Ait^aititr SMirk, 

O Solitude ! where are the charms 

That sages have seen in thy face ? . thid. 

But the sound of the chnrch-going bell 

These valleys and rocks never heard, 
Ke'er sighed at the sound of a knell. 

Or smiled when a Sabbath appeared. Rid. 

How fleet is a glance of the mind ! 

Compared with the speed of its flight, 
The tempest itself lags behind, 

And the swift-winged arrows of light. Awl. 

There goes the parson, O Ulustriona spark 1 
And there, scarce less illustrious, goes the clerk. 

On oiitrving tomi Namtt nflMtit JVolL 
But oars alone can ne'er prevail 

To reach the distant coast ; 
The breath of heaven must swell the sail. 

Or all the toil is lost Stma* FraUti, 

1 La Draytn. 

COWPER. 859 

And the tear tbat is wiped with a little address. 

May be followed perhaps by a smile. Tht Hose. 

T is Providence alone secures 

In every change both mine and yours. A Fable. Moral. 

I shall not ask Jean Jaques Rousseau 

If birds confabulate or no. Pairing Time Anticipated. 

Misses ! the tale that I relate 

This lesson seems to carry, — 
Choose not alone a proper mate, 

But proper time to marry. Ibid. 

That, though on pleasure she was bent. 

She had a frugal mind. History of John Gilpin. 

A hat not much the worse for wear. Ibid. 

Now let us sing, Long live the king. 

And Gilpin long live he ; 
And when he next doth ride abroad, 

May I be there to see ! Ibid, 

The path of sorrow, and that path alone. 
Leads to the land where sorrow is unknown. 

To an Afflicted Protestant Lady. 
United yet divided, twain at once. 
So sit two kings of Brentford on one throne.^ 

The Task. Booh i. The Sofa. Line 77. 

Nor rural sights alone, but rural sounds. 

Exhilarate the spirit, and restore 

The tone of languid nature. Line 181. 

The earth was made so various, that the mind 

Of desultory man, studious of change, 

And pleased with novelty, might be indulged. Line 506. 

1 Two Kings of Brentford^ from Buckingham's play of The Re- 


■ade tte eoontryy uid man mtde tbe toini.^ 

TktTaak, Bookl Tk*8§fa. UB$7m. 

v^ tor a lodge in aome vast wildemesB,' 
Sme boundless contigoity of shade, 
Wliere mmour of oppression and deceit^ 
iX unsucoessful or sooeessfal war, 
yiight never reach me more. 

Moontains interposed 
Make enemies of nations who had elsOi 
Like kindred drops, been mingled into one. JUm 17. 

1 would not have a slave to till my ground, 

To carry me, to fan me while I sleep, 

And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth 

That sinews bought and sold have ever earned. Lme 29. 

Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs 

Receive our air, that moment they are free ; 

They touch our country and their shackles fall.' Lme 40. 

Fast-anchored isle. Line 151. 

England, with all thy faults I love thee still, 

My country ! * Line 906. 

Presume to lay their hand upon the ark 

Of her magnificent and awful cause. Line 981. 

Praise enough 
To fill the ambition of a private man, 
That Chatham's language was his mother tongue. 

1 Compare Bacon, Etsayt, Of Gardens, Page 138. 

< Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging-place of wayfaring 
men! — Jeremiah ix. 2. 

' Servi peregrinif ut primnm GallisB fines penetraverint eodem 
momento liberi sant.-^Bodinns, Liber i. c, 5. 

« Compare Churchill, The Farewell, Page S97. 

COWPEB. 861 

There is a pleasure in poetic pains 
Which only poets know.* 

The Task. Book ii. The TimepUee. Lime 2S5. 

Transforms old print 
To zigzag manuscript, and cheats the eyes 
Of gallery critics by a thousand arts. Line 363. 

Reading what they never wrote. 
Just fifteen minutes, huddle up their work, 
And with a well-bred whisper dose the scene. Line 411. 

Whoe'er was edified, themselves were not Line 444. 

Variety 's the very spice of life, 

That gives it all its fiavour. Line 606. 

She that asks 
Her dear five hundred friends. Line 642. 

His head. 
Not yet by time completely silvered o'er. 
Bespoke him past the bounds of freakish youth, 
But strong for service still, and unimpaired. Line 703. 

Domestic happiness, thou only bliss 

Of Paradise that has survived the fall ! 

Book iii. The Garden, Line 41. 

Great contest follows, and much learned dust Line 161. 

From reveries so airy, from the toil 

Of dropping buckets into empty wells, 

And growing old in drawing nothing up. Line 188. 

How various his employments whom the world 

Calls idle, and who justly in return 

Esteems that busy world an idler too ! Line 35& 

^ Compare Dryden, Spanish Friar* Page 230. 


Wlio lovea a garden, loves a grcetihonse too. 

The Tntk. Bm.iiii. Tht GnTdtn. Z.iFM tOfi. 
I l>uri] to Bet the iniprisoiled wranglers free, 
And give theni vne« lad nttanutce once agun. 
Now stir the flra^ ud doM the shatMn fMt, {* 

Let fall the cnrtaitii, what! lim aoh jonnd, -i.: 

And while the trabfaling and loud hiiniig urn 
Throws up a ateamy colamn, and die cnpa,* , 

That cheer bat not hiebriate, wait on each, 
So let ns welcome peaceful evening in. 

An* It. WmfrEttmimt, Umtft- 
Wliich not even criUos criUdae. LiM U. 

And Katerfelto, with his hair on end 

At tuB own wonders, wondering for his bread. 

'T is pleasant, through the loopholes of retreat, 

To peep at such a world, — to see the stir 

Of the great Babel, and not feel the crowd. Limt se. 

WTiile fancy, like the finger of a clock, 

Bu^ the great circuit, and is still at home. Lbu lis. 

O Winter, rnlcr of the inverted year. Hm ud. 

With spots quadrangidar of diamond form, 
Ensanguined hearts, clubs typical of strife. 
And spades, the emblems of untimely graves. Lint aiT. 

Gloriously drunk, obey the important call. Li»t BIO. 

Sidney, warbler of poetic prose. Lmt si*. 

The Frenchman's darling.* Lint Tsa. 

o tlie mign^ 

COWPER. 868 

Silently as a dream the j^bric rose, 

No sound of hammer or of saw was there.^ 

The Task. Book v. Winter Morning Walk. Line 144. 

But war 's a game which, were their subjects wise, 
Kings would not play at. Line 187. 

The beggarly last doit. Line 316. 

As dreadful as the Manichean god. 

Adored through fear, strong only to destroy. Line 444. 

He is the freeman whom the truth makes free. Line 733. 

With filial confidence inspired. 
Can lift to Heaven an unpresumptuous eye, 
And smiling say, My Father made them all ! Line 745. 

Give what thou canst, without Theo we are poor ; 

And with Thee rich, take what Thou wilt away. 

Line 905. 

There is in souls a sympathy with soxmds. 

And as the mind is pitched the ear is pleased 

With melting airs or martial, brisk or grave ; 

Some chord in unison with what we hear 

Is touched within us, and the heart replies. 

How soft the music of those village bells 

Falling at intervals upon the ear 

In cadence sweet ! Book vi. Winter Walk at Noon, Line 1. 

Here the heart 
May give a useful lesson to the head, 
And Learning wiser grow without his books. Line 85. 

' Xo hammers fell, do ponderous axes rung; 
Like some tall palm the mystic fabric sprung. 

Heber, Palestine, 
So that there was neither hammer nor axe, nor any tool of iron, 
heard iu the house, while it was in building. — 1 Kings vi, 7. 


Knowledge ia proud thit 1m t«I«u«adwBaBkt. 'AJf. 
Wisdom is humble thst bs kaowa no mtnv. . , .y^. 

Books are not aeUora uUmmw umH ipelb. ^ 

Some to the fasdnklkm of > naipe 

Sarreiider judgment boodwiakod. ttmt IHU 

I would not enter on my Hit of McdSm 

(Though graced w^ polidnd juuaos and Sue nne^ 

Yet wanting aendUU^) tfaa imb 

Who needlesaly Bets foot i^pon • worm. 'UmH^ 

An honest man, dotaknUoaai to (he chin, 

Broadcloth without, and a warm heart within. 

EpMe to JBttpk Bi&, 
Shine bj the side of every path we tread 
With such a lustre, he that runs may read.* 

ru-OCMMIM. Lit TO. 

What peaceful hours I once enjoyed 1 

How sweet their memory still ! 
But they have left an aching void 

The world can never fllL Waiki»g vith Ooi. 

And Satan trembles when he sees 

The weakest saint upon his knees. EJuirtelum to Prayer. 

God moves in a mysterious way 

His wonders to perform ; 
He plants his footsteps in the sea 

And rides upon the storm. Light Skimng m ^ Darlnttt. 
Behind a frowning providence 

Re hides a shining face. Aid. 

Beware of desperate steps. The darkest day, 
Live till to-morrow, will have passed away. 

Tie Ntedttu Alarm. MaroL 
1 CompvB Hi^aklaA li. 8. Piga KM. 

cowPEB. 866 

O that ihoee lips had language ! Life has passed 
With me but roughly since I heard thee last. 

On the Rtctipt of my Mother'' t Picture, 

The son of parents passed into the skies. IM, 

The man that hails you Tom or Jack, 
And proves, by thumping on your back,^ 

His sense of your great merit,' 
Is such a friend, that one had need 
Be very much his friend indeed 

To pardon or to bear it. On Friendship, 

A worm is in the bud of youth. 
And at the root of age. 

Stanzas subjoined to a BUI of Mortality. 

Toll for the brave ! 

The brave that are no more ! 
All sunk beneath the wave, 

Fast by their native shore ! 

On the Loss of the Royal George. 

He sees that this great roundabout. 
The world, with all its motley rout, 

Church, army, physic, law, 
Its customs and its businesses, 
Is no concern at all of his. 

And says — what says he ? — Caw. 

The Jackdaw, (Translation from Vincent Boame.) 

For 't is a truth well known to most, 

That whatsoever thing is lost, 

We seek it, ere it come to light, 

In every cranny but the right. The Retired Cat, 

^ And friend received with thomps upon the back. 

Young, Universal Passion, 
s Var, How he esteems jour merit. 


He that holJs fust the golden mean, 
And lives conl«ntedly between 

The little uud the great, 
Feeis not the wants that pinch the poor. 
Not plagues th&t hAtmt the ridi roan'i dcx>r. 

Bat strive still to be « mut belora toot isother.' ■ '• 


Ah 1 who can tfill bow hard it is to climb 

The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar? 

The Miiutril. Boot I. jSlaiua L 
Zealous, yet modest ; innocent, tiioagh free ; 
Patient of toil ; serene amidst alarms ; 
Inflexible In faith ; iuvindble in arms. Sutma U. 

Old age comes on apace to ravage all the clime. 

Hine be the breezy hill diat skirts the down ; 
Where a green grassy turf is all I crave, 
With here and there a violet bestrewn, 
Fast by a brook or fountain's murmuring wave ; 
And many an evening sun shine sweetly on my grave ! 
Soot ii. Bfaiaa IT. 
At the close of the day, when the hamlet is still, 
And mortals the sweets of forgetfulness prove, 
When naught but the torrent is heard on the hill. 
And naught but the nightingale's song in the grove. 

Tht Birmlt. 
He thonght as a sage, though he felt as a man. Ibid. 

1 Compire BwnmoDt and FIMelitr, Lvn'i Citrt. Page IH. 

Iii:ATTIi:. — MK/KLK. — MUrvl'IlY. ah t 

But when shall spring visit the mouldering urn ? 
0, when shall it dawn on the night of the grave ? 

» The Hermit, 

By the glare of false science betrayed, 
That leads to bewilder, and dazzles to blind. Ibid. 

And beauty immortal awakes from the tomb. Jbid. 

W. J. MICKLE. 1734-1788. 

The dews of summer nights did fall, 

The moon, sweet regent of the sky,^ 
Slivered the walls of Cumnor Hall 

And many an oak that grew thereby. Cumnor Hall, 

For there 's nae luck about the house, 

There 's nae luck at a* ; 
There 's little pleasure in the house 

When our gudeman 's awa'. The Mariner*t PTi/e.* 

His very foot has music in 't 
As he comes up the stairs. Ibid, 


ARTHUR MURPHY. 1727-1805. 
Thus far we run before the wind. 

The Apprentice, Act v. Sc. 1, 

Above the vulgar flight of common souls. Zenobia, Act v. 

1 Now Cjnthia named, fair regent of the night. 

Gay (1688-1732), Trivia, Book iii. 
And bail their queen, fair regent of the night. 

Darwin, The Botanic Garden, Part i. Canto ii. Line 90. 
* Hie Mariner't Wife is now given " by common consent," says 
Sarah TyUer, to Jean Adam (1710-1765). 




To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual 

means of preserving peace.* 

Speech to both Houtet of Congrtsi, January S, 1790. 

JOHN ADAMS. 1735-1826. 

The second day of July, 1776, will be the most 
memorable epocha in the history of America. I am 
apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding 
generations as the great anniversary Festival. It onght 
to be commemorated, as the day of deliverance, by sol- 
emn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to 
be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, 
games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, 
from one end of this continent to the other, from this 

time forward for evermore. 

Letter to Mrs, Adamt^ July 3, 1776. 

JOHN DICKINSON. 1732-1808. 

Then join in hand, brave Americans all ; 
By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall. 

The Liberty Song (1768). 

1 Qui desiderat pacem pneparet l>elluin. 

Vegetius, Ret Mil, 3. Prolog. 
In pace, ut sapiens, aptarit idonea bello. 

Horace, Book ii. Sat, ii. 


The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the 

same time. luminary View of the Rightt of British America. 

When, in the course of human events, it becomes 
necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands 
which have connected tliem with another, and to assume 
among the powers of the earth the separate and equal 
Btation to which the laws of nature and of nature's 
Grod entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of 
mankind requires that they should declare the causes 
whidi impel them to the separation. 

Declaration of Independence . 

We hold these truths to be self-evident : that all men 
are created equal ; that they are endowed by their 
Creator with unalienable rights ; that among these arc 
life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.^ ibid. 

We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our for- 
tunes, and our sacred honour. ibid. 

Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is 

Jeft free to combat it. Inaugural Address. 

£qaal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state 

^)er8uasion, religious or political ; peace, commerce, 

'^ honest friendship with all nations, — entangling 

with none ; the support of the State govern' 

^ in all their rights, as the most competent admin- 

^/ons for our domestic concerns, and the surest 

^^ men are bom free and equal, and have certain natnral, cs- 
^ .^x^d unalienable rights. — Constitution of Massachusetts. 

^ *1X 


biiiwiirks against anti-r&jiublicaa Lendcucies ; the pres- 
iTvation oi the geoeral governmonl in il« whole con- 
atiliitional vigour, as the sheet auchor of our peace at 
home uud safety abroad ; . . . . freedom of religion ; 
freedom of the press i freedom of person under the 
(irutectioD of habeus corpus; und trial by juries impar- 
tiitll; selected, — these principles form tlic bright con- 
etelJatiou which has gone before as, aud guided our 
Kteps iLrough au age oi revolution and reformation. 

/nouynro/ AddriM, 

If a due participation of office is a matter of right, 
how are vacancies to bo obtained ? Those by di^alli 
are few ; by resignation, none.^ 

LeIUr to a Committet of Ike MerckartU nfNta Ilaeat, 1801. 

THOMAS PAINE. 1787-1809. 

And the final event to hunself (Mr. Burke) has been, 

thai, OA he rose like a rocket, he fell like the stick. 

Letter to the Addremen. 

The sublime and the ridiculous are often ho nearly 
related, that it is difficult to class them separately. One 
step above the sublime makes the ridiculous, and one 
step above the ridiculous makes the sublime again.' 

Age o/Staion. Pari ii. adjt». ade. 

' Usually quoted, " Few di«, and none resign." 
> Probsbl; tbe original of MapoUon'* ceUbnted iMf, " Da snb- 
liinemu ridlnUe il n'y a qa'on p««." 



PATRICK HENRY. 1736-1799. 

Caesar had his Bratos, — Charles the First, his Crom- 
well, — and George the Third — ("Treason!" cried 
the Speaker) — may proJU hy their example. If this be 
treason, make the most of it. Speech, 1765. 

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased 
at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Al- 
mighty Gk)d ! I know not what coarse others may 
take; but, as for me, give me liberty, or give me 

death ! speech, March, V!5. 

A. M. TOPLADY. 1740-1778. 

Rock of Ages, cleft for me. 
Let me hide myself in thee. 

Salvation through Christ, 

Love divine, all love excelling, 
Joy of heaven, to earth come down. 

Dicine Love, 

MRS. THRALE. 1739-1821. 

The tree of deepest root is found 
Least willing still to quit the ground ; 
T was therefore said, by ancient sages. 
That love of life increased with years 
So much, that in our latter stages. 
When pains grow sharp, and sickness rages, 

The greatest love of life appears. Three Warnings. 




JOHN LANGHOHNE. 1735-1779. 

CM on Canadian hills or Uinden's pliun, '^h 

PerliHps that ]iarent mourticd her eoldier stain ; ^H 

Bent o'er her babe, her eye dissolved in dewj H| 

Tlie big dropB, mingling with the milk he drevr, ^1 
Gave the sad presage of hia future years. 
The child o£ misery, baptized in tears.' 

Tkt Countrf Juliet. Part U 

ERASMUS DARWIN. 1731-1802. 

Soon shall thy arm, uaconqoered Bteam 1 afar 
Drag the slow barge, or drive the rapid car ; 
Or on wide waving wings expanded bear 
The flying chariot through the field of air. 

The Botanic Garden. Part i. Canto i. Limt S8S. 

No radiant pearl, which crested Fortune vears, 
No gem, that twinkling hangs from Beauty's ears. 
Not the bright stars, which Night's blue arch adorn, 
Xor rising suns that gild the vernal mom, 
Shine with such lustre as the tear that flows 
Down Virtue's manly cheek for other's woes. 

Part a. Canta iii. Liat 46S- 

• Thi» alliuion in the ietA noldier (met hi* widow, oo the Held of 
battle, wu nude the nibject of • print by Banbanr, aDdar vhith 
were engraved the pathetic lines of Langhome. Sir WalUr Scott 
his mentioned that the only lime he mw Bums this pictm wai id 
the mom. Buma shed tears oi'er it; and Scott, then a lad of liftMn, 
was the only perwn present nbo contd tell him where tba Unai waiw 
tobefound. — Lockha[t'ai.i/e^.Se(X(, Fol. j. 

JOXEa 873 

SIB WILLIAM JONES. 1746-1794. 

Than all Bocara's yaunted gold, 

Than all the gems of Samarcand. APtmanSongofffnfz. 

Go boldly forth, my simple lay, 

Whose accents flow with artless ease, 

Like orient pearls at random strung.^ Jbid. 

On parent knees, a naked new-bom child, 
Weeping thou sat'st while all around thee smiled ; 
So live, that, sinking in thy last long sleep. 
Calm thou mayst smile, while all around thee weep. 

From the Persian, 

What constitutes a state ? 

. * a • • • 

Men who their duties know. 
But know their rights, and, knowing, dare maintain. 

And sovereign law, that state's collected will, 

O'er thrones and globes elate. 
Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill.' 

Ode in Imitation of Alenut, 

Seven hours to law, to soothing slumber seven, 
Ten to the world allot, and all to heaven.' 

^ 'T was he that ranged the words at random flung, 
Pierced the fair pearls and them together strung. 

Eastwick's Anvari Suhaili, Translated from Firdousi. 

> Neither walls, theatres, porches, nor senseless equipage, make 
states, bat men who are able to relv upon themselves. — Aristides, 
ed. Jebb, Vol. i., translated by Arthur W. Austin. 

By Themistocles alone, or with very few others, does this M3ring 
appear to be approved, whk:h, though Alcsus formerly had produced, 
many afterwards claimed: *'Not stones, nor wood, nor the art of 
artisans, make a state; but where men arc who know how to take 
care of themselves, these are cities and walU." — Ibid, Vol, ii. 

s See lines quoted by Sir Edward Coke. Page 10. 



THOMAS HOLCROPT. 1745-1809. 

IIo I why dost thou shiver and shake, 

Goffer Grey ? 
And why does t!iy nose look so blue? Gaffer Gnj. 

MRS. BABBAULD. 1743-1825. 

Mao is the nobler growth oar realms supply, 
And souls are ripened in our northern sky. 

This dead of midnight is the noon of thonght, 
And Wisdom mounts her zenith with the stars. 

A Smnmr'l £vtni»g Medilalum. 
It b to hope, though hope were lost.' 

Comt Bere, Fond Yo»A. 
Life! we 've been long together 
Through pleasant and tlirongh cloudy weather; 
'T is hard to part when friends are dear ; 
Perhaps 't will cost a sigh, a tear ; 
Then steal away, give little warning, 
Choose thine own dme ; 
Say not " Good night," but in some brighter cUme 

Bid me "Good morning." L^t. 

So fades a summer cloud away ; 

So sinks the gale when storms are o'er ; 
So ^ntiy shuts the eye of day ; 

So dies a wave along Uie shore. 

Tht DeatX of tin rirftuM 

> Who (gainit bap« tMlicvcd in hope.— Rommu Iv. 18. 

WOLCOT. — 8T0WELL. — O'KBEFE. 875 

JOHN WOLCOT.^ 1738-181^. 

What rage for &une attends both great and small 1 
Better be d — d than mentioned not at all. 

To the Royal Aeademidam, 

Care to our coffin adds a nail, no doubt, 
And every grin, so merry, draws one out. 

Expottulatory Odes, Ode xv. 

A fellow in a market town, 

Most musical, cried razors up and down. 

Farewell Odes. Ode iii. 

LORD STOWELL. 1745-1836. 
A dinner lubricates business. 

Bosweirs Johnson, Vol, yiii. p. S7, note. 

The elegant simplicity of the three per cents. 

Campbell's Chancellors, Vol, z. Ch, 212. 

JOHN O'KEEFE. 1747-1833. 

A glass is good, and a lass is good, 

And a pipe to smoke in cold weather ; 
The world is good, and the people are good, 

And we 're all good fellows together. 

Sprigs of Laurel, Act ii. 8c, 1. 

I "Peter Pindar.'* In a note to The Royal Town an epigram is 
quoted, ending, *' 'T was a lucky escape for the stone," referring to 
a stone being flung at George III., and narrowly missing his bead. 


WILLIAM PALEY. 1743-1805. 

Who can refute a sneer ? 

Sleral PkUoiephs. I'ul. li. Book v. Ch. & 

mss WaOTHER. 

Hope tdls a flattering lalo,' 

UelusiFe. vnin, ami hoUow, 
Ah ! let not Hope prevail. 

Lest disappointment follow. 

Ftom The Vuitenal Soagdtr. Vol. il. p. U. 

HANNAH MORE. 1745-1833. 

To those who know tliee not, do words can piuDt ! 
And those who know thee know all words are faint ! 

Since trifles make the sam of human things, 
And halt our misery from our foihles springs. ItU. 

In men this blunder etill you find, 

AH think their little set mankind. FUria. Pan i. 

Small habits well pursued bedmei 

May reach the dignity of crimes. Ibid. 

> Hope told ■ flallFHng tal«, 
Ttwt Joy would aooD return; 
Ah! naught my lighs avail. 
For Love !■ doomed to moarn. 

Anon. AirbyGioruuiiP*lalel]o(lTti-lSU). CbI*. 
SettgtUr, Vol. i. p. HO. 




J08IAH QUINCY. 1744-1776. 

Blandishments will not fascinate us, nor will threats 
of a ^' halter " intimidate. For, under God, we are de- 
termined that, wheresoever, whensoever, or howsoever 
we shall be called to make our exit, we will die free- 
men. ObHrvatiom on the BoHon Port Bill, 1774. 

JOHN LOGAN. 1748-1788. 

Thou hast no sorrow in thy song. 
No winter in thy year. 

0, could I fly, I *d fly with thee ! 

We 'd make with joyful wing 
Our annual visit o'er the globe. 

Companions of the spring. 

To the Cuckoo. 


THOMAS MOSS. Circa 1740-1808. 

Pity the sorrows of a poor old man, 

Whose trembling limbs have borne him to your door, 
Whose days are dwindled to the shortest span ; 

Oh ! ^ve relief, and Heaven will bless your store. 

The Beggar. 

A pampered menial drove me from the door.^ Ibid, 

1 This line stood originally, *' A livery servant," etc., and altered 
as above by Goldsmith. — Foster's Life of Goldsmith^ Vol. i. p. 215, 
fifth edition, 1871. 


A progeay of learning. TKt Birali. Ael i. St. 3. 

He U the very pine-apple of politeneKa! Act lii. Sc. 3- 

If I reprehend any thing in this world, it is the 

uae of my oracular tongue, and a nic« derangement of 
epitaphs I tbi</. 

Aa headstrong as an allegory on the banks of the 
Nile. Hid. 

Too civil by lialL Act ili. Sc i. 

Our ancestors are very good kind of folks ; but they 
are the lost people I should choose to have a viuUng 
acquaintance with. Act it. fie. 1. 

No caparisons, miss, if you please. Capariaoos don't 
become a young woman. Ad \v. Sc. 3. 

Vi'e will Dot anticipate the past; so mind, young 
people, — our retrospection will be all to the future. 

You are not like Cerberus, three gentlemen at once. 

The quarrel is a very pretty quarrel as it stands ; we 
should only spoil it by trying to explain it. Act iv. Sc. i. 

My valour is certainly going! it is eueaking off! 
I feel it oozing out, as it were, at the palm of my 
bands ! Act v, Sc. 3. 

a the soft impeachment. 


Steal ! to be snre they may, and, egad, serve jour best 
thoughts as gypsies do stolen children, — disfigure tliem 
to make 'em pass for their own.^ The Critic, Act 1. Sc, 1. 

The newspapers ! — Sir, they are the most villauous 
— licentious — abominable — infernal — Not that I 
ever read them. No, I make it a rule never to look 
into a newspaper. Act i, 8c. 2. 

Egad ! I think the interpreter is the hardest to be 
understood of the two ! Ihid. 

Sheer necessity, — the proper parent of an art so 
nearly allied to invention. Ibid. 

No scandal about Queen Elizabeth, I hope ? Act U. 8c. l. 

Certainly nothing is unnatural, that is not physically 
impossible. Ibid. 

Where they do agree on the stage, their unanimity 
is wonderful. Act ii. 8c. 2. 

Inconsolable to the minuet in Ariadne. Ibid. 

The Spanish fleet thou canst not see, — because 

— It is not yet in sight ! Ibid. 

An oyster may be crossed in love. Act iii. 8c. i. 

You shall see them on a beautiful quarto page, where 
a neat rivulet of text shall meander through a meadow 

of margin. School for Scandal. Act i. 8c. 1. 

Here is the whole set! a character dead at every 
word. Act ii. 8c. 2. 

I leave my character behind me. Ibid, 

Here 's to the maiden of bashful fifteen ; 
Here 's to the widow of fifty ; 

^ Compare Churchill, The Apology. Page 353. 



Here 's to the flaunting, extravagant quean, 
And here 'a to the houaowife that 's thrifty. 

Let the toust pass ; 

Drink to the lass ; 
I '11 iramuit she 'II prove an excuse for the gloaa. 

S>^hu<il/or Scandal. An lii. Sc. 3. 

An unforgiving eye, and a damned disinheriting 

It was an amialile weakness.' Ibid. 

1 ne'er could any lustre see 

In eyes tiiat would not look on me ; 

I ne'er saw nectar on a lip 

Bat where my own did hope to sip. 

Tkt DutMta. Ael L Sc. a. 
Had I a heart for falsehood framed, 

I ne'er could injure you. Act i. 8e. s. 

Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it 
has with politics. Act iL Sc. 4. 

Such protection as vultures give to Iambs. 

rizarro. Act li. Be. 3. 

A life spent worthily should be measured by a 

nobler line, — by deeds, not years.* Act ir, St. ] . 

The lUght Honorable gentleman is indebted to his 
memory for his jests and to his imagination for his 
facts.* Spttch in Siply to Mr, Puadat. Skeridamana. 

You write with ease to show yonr breeding, 
But easy writing 's curst hard reading. 

Ctio'i Prutett. Hoon'i £{/*< ^ SAeriAia. Fol. 1. p. 1G5. 

> Campan Fielding. Page 306. 

* We live in dcedn, not yean. — Bulej, Fettat. 

* On pent dire que Km eaprit brilte sax d^pena de » mtemin. 

Le 3»e<>, Oil BUu, liar* lij. Ck. xL 


CHABLES DIBDIN. 1745-1814. 

There 'a a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft. 

To keep watch for the life of poor Jack. Poor Jack. 

Did you ever hear of Captain Wattle ? 

He was all for love and a little for the bottle. 

Captain Wattle and Mia Roe. 

His form was of the manliest beauty. 

His heart was kind and soft ; 
Faithful below he did his duty, 

But now he ' s gone aloft Ton Bowling. 

For though his body 's under hatches, 
His soul has gone aloft. Ibid. 

Spanking Jack was so comely, so pleasant, so jolly, 

Though winds blew great guns, still he 'd whistle 

and sing; 

Jack loved his friend, and was true to his Molly, 

And if honour gives greatness, was great as a king. 

Tht Sallor*t Contolation, 

PHILIP FRENEAU. 1752-1832. 
The hunter and the deer a shade.^ 

The Indian Burying^Ground, 
Then rushed to meet the insulting foe ; 
They took the spear, but left the shield.* 

To the Memory of the Americam whoftU at £utaw» 

1 This line was appropriated by Campbell in O'Connor's Child, 
S When Russia hurried to the field, 
And matched the spear, but left the shield. 

Scott, Marmion^ Introduction to Canto ill. 

MRS. ANKE CRAIVFORD. 1734-1801. 

Kathleen mavoDraeen ! the gray dawn is breaking, 
The horn of the hunter ia heurd on the hill. 

Kalklttn Mav^umttm 

GEORGE CEABBE. 1754-1832. 

0, rather give me commentators plain, 
Who with no deep researches vex the brain ; 
Who from the dark and doabtful love to run, 
And hold their glimmering tapers to the sun.' 

The FariA Rtgitttr. Part i. IiHivdue. 
Her air, her manners, all who saw admired ; 
Courteous though coy, and gentle though retired ; 
The joy of youth and health her eyes displayed, 
And ease of heart her every look conveyed. 

Part ii. Uarriasti. 
In this fool's paradise he drank delight.' 

The Borough. Ltlter zli. Plagen. 
Books cannot always please, however good ; 
Minds are not ever craving for their food. 

Lttter xxiv. Schooli. 
In idle wishes fools supinely stay ; 
Be there a wUl, and wisdom finds a way. 

Tht Birth o/ Flaatrf. 
'T was good advice, and means, my Eon, be good. 

The Ltanud Bog. 
Cut and come again. Tala. vii. Liac 36. 

i«eT. F>«eSeT. 


CHARLES MORRIS. 1739-1832. 

iSolid men of Boston, banish long potations ; 
Solid men of Boston, make no long orations.^ 

FiU and Dunda^t Return to London from Wimbledon, 
American Song, From Lyra Urhanica. 

0, give me the sweet shady side of Pall Mall ! 

Town and Country. 

JOHN TRUMBULL. 1750-1831. 
But optics sharp it needs, I ween, 

To see what is not to be seen. McFingaL Canto i. Line 67. 

But as some muskets so contriTe it 

As oft to miss the mark they drive at. 

And, though well aimed at duck or plover, 

Bear wide, and kick their owners over. Canto I Line 93. 

As though there were a tie 
And obligation to posterity. 
We get them, bear them, breed and nurse. 
What has posterity done for us, 
That we, lest they their rights should lose. 
Should trust our necks to gripe of noose. Canto ii. Line 121. 

No man e'er felt the halter draw. 

With good opinion of the law. Canto ili. Line 489. 

1 Solid men of Boston, make no long orations ; 
Solid men of Boston, banish strong potations. 

Billy Pitt and the Farmer, From Debrett*8 A$ylum/or 
Fugitive Pieces, Vol. U. i>. 250. 


ROBERT BURNS. 1759-1796. 

^liere sits onr BuJk;, eullen dmne, 

Guthermg her brows like gathering storm, 

KuTsiiig her wrath to keep it warm. Tam o' Shanltr. 

Ah, gentle dames I it gars me greet 
To Ihiuk how monie counsels sweety 
lio\r nionie lengthened sage advice^ 
The liusbund fme the wife despises. /M. 

His ancient, trusty, dronthy crony ; 

Tam lo'ed him like a vera brither, — 

They bad been fou for weeks tfaegither. IKd. 

The landlady and Tun grew gracious 

Wi' favonrs secret, sweet, and precious. Itid. 

The landlord's laagh was ready chortu. md. 

Kings may be blest, bat Tam was glorious, 

O'er a' the ills o' life victorions. IKJ. 

But pleasures are like poppies spread, 

You seize the flower, its bloom is shed ; 

Or, like the snow-fall in the river, 

A moment whii«, then melts for ever. IKd. 

Nae man can tether time or tide. Jlid. 

That hour, o' night's black arch the keystone. Hid. 

Inspiring, bold John Barleycorn, 

What dangers thou canst moke us scorn ! Ihid. 

As Tammie glowered, amazed and corioos, 

The mirth and fun grew fast and furioiu. lUd. 

BURNS. 885 

Aald Nature swears, the lovely dears 

Her noblest work she classes, O ; 
Her 'prentice ban' she tried on man, 

And then she made the lasses, O I ^ 

Green grow the Rashes. 

Some wee short hour ayont the twal. 

Death and Dr. Hornbook. 

The best laid schemes o' mice and men 

Gang aft a-gley ; 
And leave us naught but grief and pain 

For promised joy. To a Mouse. 

Man's inhumanitv to man 


Makes countless thousands mourn. 

Man was made to Mourn. 

Life ! how pleasant in thy morning, 
Young Fancy's rays the hills adorning ! 
Cold-pausing Caution's lesson scorning, 

We frisk away, 
Like schoolboys at th' expected warning, 

To joy and play. Epistle to James Smith. 

Affliction *8 sons are brothers in distress ; 

A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss I 

A Winter's Sifjht. 

His locked, lettered, braw brass collar 

Showed him the gentleman and scholar. The Twa Dogs. 

wad some power the giftie gie us, 

To see oursels as others see us ! 

It wad frae monie a blunder free us, 

And foolish notion. To a Louse. 

1 Man was made when Nature watji 
But an apprentice, but woman when she 
Waa a skilful mistress of her art. — Cupid's Whirligig (1607). 



386 BUESS. 




Then gently acan your brother man. 


Still gentler, sister woman ; 

Thongh they may gang a kennin' wrang, 

To step aside is hnmiin. Addrtu i 


r Una> Guid. 

^Vhat "s done we partly may compute, 

Bnt know not what '* resisted. 


Stern liuin'n ploughshare drives elate 

Full on thy bloom.' To a 


™ D«i.y. 

Perhaps it may turn out a. sang, 

Perliaiia (urij out a ecrmon. £p'slli lo 




I waive the quantum o' the sin, 

The hazard of concealing ; 
But, och ! it hardens a' witMn, 

And petrifies the feeling ! / 

The fear o' hell 's a hangman's whip 

To baud the wretch in order ! 
But where ye feel your honour grip, 

Let that aye be your border. / 

An atheist's laugh 's a poor exchange 

For Deity offended ! t 

And may you better reck the rede,' 

Thau ever did the adviser ! / 

life ! thou art a galling load. 
Along a rough, a weary road, 

To wret^.-hea such as I ! Dap<mdti 

Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes, 
Flow gently, I '11 sing thee a song in thy pnuse. 



K naebody care for me, 
I *11 care for naebody.* 

1 hat a Wife o* my Aim. 

Auld Lang Syne* 

Should auld acquidntance be forgot. 

And never brought to min' ? 
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, 

And days o' lang syne ? 

If there 's a hole in a' vour coats, 

I rede ye tent it ; 

A chiel 's amang ye takin' notes. 

And, faith, he *11 prent it. 
On Captain GroM*s Peregrinatiofu through Scotland, 

Dweller in yon dungeon dark, 

Hangman of creation, mark ! 

Who in widow weeds appears, 

Laden with unhonoured years, 

Noosing with care a bursting purse. 

Baited with many a deadly curse ? Ode on Mrs. Oswald. 

Chords that vibrate sweetest pleasure 
Thrill the deepest notes of woe. 

But to see her was to love her, 
Love but her, and love for ever. 

Had we never loved sae kindly. 
Had we never loved sae blindly. 
Never met or never parted. 
We had ne'er been broken-hearted I 

To see her is to love her. 
And love but her for ever. 

Now 's the day, and now 's the hour, 
See the front o' battle lour. 

Sweet Sensibilily. 

At Fond Kiss. 


Bonny Lesley. 


^ Compare BickerstafF. Page 354. 


Liberty 's in every blow ! 

Let us do or die.* Battaockbar*. 

In durance vile ' here jnuat T wnkc anci wwp, 
And iJl my irowsy coucli in sorrow sieeji. 

Ejiiillt/rom Eiofiiu ta Mariii. 

0, my luve 's like ii red, red rose, 

That 's newly sprung iu Jiinei 
O. itiy luvc 'fi like the melodie, 

That 's sweetly played in time. A Bid, Rut Kit. 

Mi.-lt'd by fancy's meteor ray, 

By passion driven ; 
But yet the light that led astray 

Waa light from heaven. Tht ritum. 

And, like a passing thoQght, she fled 

In light away. /ftirf. 

The rank is but the guinea's stamp, 
The man 's the gowd for a' that,' 

For a' thai and a' Ikat. 

A prince can make a belted knight,* 

A marquis, duke, and a' that ; 
But an honest nkan 's aboon his might, 

Guid faith, he maunna fa' that lUd. 

T for thee despairing. 
Than aught in the world beside, — Jessy ! Jrag. 

1 See AppeniUr, p. 6M. 

2 Durance vile. — W. Kenrirk (1768), Falitafl WtddSltg, i. !; 
Itiirke, The Pi-ftftil DiKonUnti. 

' 1 n'eif-li thi' man, not hid title; 'I i« not (he kind's Elamp can 
moke the melal better. - Wyhcrle)", Tht Flaindtaltr, AH 1. Be. 1. 

' Of the kins'* erestion you may be i but be who mtkes a Count 
ne'er made a man. — Sottlbecne, Sir Anihon^ Lort, Act ii. Sc. 1. 


It 's gmd to be merry and wise, 

It 's guid to be honest and true, 

It *8 guid to support Caledonia's cause, 

And bide by the buff and the blue. 

Utrt U a Health to Them that V Awa\ 

Gars auld claes look amaist as weel *s the new. 

The Cotter's Saturday Night, 

Beneath the milk-white thorn that scents the evening 
gale. Jbid, 

lie wales a portion with judicious care ; 

And ^^ Let us worship Grod ! ** he says with solemn air. 


From scenes like these old Scotia's grandeur springs, 
That makes her loved at home, revered abroad : 

Princes and lords are but the breath of kings, 
" An honest man *8 the noblest work of God." Ibid. 

JOHN LOWE. 1750- 

The moon had climbed the highest hill 

Which rises o*er the source of Dee, 
And from the eastern summit shed 

Her silver light on tower and tree. Mary's Dream, 

MRS. ANNE GRANT. 1755-183a 

Rov's wife of Aldivalloch, 

Wat ye how she cheated me, 

As I came o'er the braes of Balloch. Boy^s Wife. 


WILLIAM MASOX. 1725-17i)7. 
The fattest hog in Epicurus' stj.' ffermc EpiaU. 


Columliia, Columbia, to glory arise, 
The tjueeii of tliu world, and cliild of t!ie Rkics ! 
Thj- genius commamis thee ; with rnplure behold, 
While ages on ages th; splendorB unfold. Coiumbia. 

REV. ROBERT HAWKER. 1753-1827. 

Lord, dismiftB ua with thy blessing, 

Hope, and eomfort from above -, 
Let us each, thy peace possessing. 

Triumph in redeeming love. flenrrfirti 

J. P. KEMBLE. 1757-1823. 

Perhaps it was right to dissemble your lore, 
But — whj' did you kick me down sl^iirs?* 

Tkr PaniL Ai:l i. Sc. I. 
1 Me pinfpiem et nitidum bene curala cut* lispi', 
.... Epicuri de grtge port urn. 

Ilnraee, KpitU, Lib. I. Iv. 16. W. 

» Altered from BickefBlaiTs Til WeU'ttino fTorir. Tie linn 

nre alio louod ia Dsbreu'B Atj/lum/or FugUia FUcu, Pot. i. p. U. 



True patriots all ; for be it understood 

We left our country for our country's good.^ 

Prologue written/or the Opening of the Play-houte at New 
South Wales, Jan, 16, 1796. Barringtou's New South 
Wale*, p. 152. 

MARY ROBINSON. 1758-1799. 

Bounding billows, cease your motion, 

Bear me not so swiftly o'er. Bounding Billowt, 



On their own merits modest men are dumb. 

Epilogue to the Heir at Law, 

And what 's impossible can't be, 

And never, never comes to pass. The Maid of the Moor, 

Three stories high, long, dull, and old, 

As great lords' stories often are. Ibid. 

Like two single gentlemen, rolled into one. 

Lodgings for Single Gentlemen, 

But when ill indeed, 
E'en dismissing the doctor don't always succeed. Ibid, 

I »T was for the good of my country that I should be abroad. 

Faiquhar, The Beaux Stratagenif Act ill. Sc, 2. 



Wl»'ii liikcn 

Ti' be well fihaken. Tit Iftacault jpvUutitrf> 

Thiuik you, good sir, I owe you one. 

Tki Puer GtMltman. Act i. Se. 8. 
O MisB Bailey, 
Uufonunate Miss Bailey I 

Loct taugki at Lfrtkojitha. Act u. Ei/%y. 

'T is a very fine thing U> be father-in-law 
To a very magnificent three-taileii Bashaw ! 

9;« Biard. Act iL S(. B, 
i(M(r OldMarkti. Sc. 1. 

Slynheer Vondunck, though he never was drunk, 
Sipped brandy and water gayly. MgwUtr Vaadutl. 

WILLIAM PITT. 1759-1806. 
Xeceeeity is the argument of tyrants, it is the creed 

of slaves.' Bpttdt im tkt Jndia Bill, JfattmUr, IT8t. 

Prostrate the beauteous ruin lies ; and all 
That Bbared its Bhe1i«r perish in its fall. 

From The Potlry oj the Aali^aaAiM- A'o. xxxTi. 



Millions for defence, bat not one cent for tribute. 

FI'Aen Atabauador to the French Rtpailic, 1T96. 
' Compue Milton, Paraditt Loa, Bmk iv. Zthm 3M. Pig* 188. 



LORD THURLOW. 1732-1806. 
The accident of an accident. 

Speech in Reply to the Duke of Grafton, Batler*s 
RemintMcence*. Vol. i. 142. 

When I forget my sovereign, may my God forget me.* 

27 Farl. ilitt/oSO; Ann, Reg. 1789. 

JOHN TOBIN. 1770-1804. 

The man that lays his hand upon a woman, 
Save in the way of kindness, is a wretch, 
WTiom 't were gross flattery to name a coward. 

The Honeymoon. Act ii. 8c. 1. 
She 's adorned 
Amply that in her husband*s eye looks lovely, — 
The truest mirror that an honest wife 
Can see her beauty in. Act iii. 8c, 4. 


'T was whispered in heaven, 't was muttered in hell, 
And echo caught faintly the sound as it fell ; 
On the confines of earth 't was permitted to rest, 
And the depths of the ocean its presence confessed. 

Enigma. The letter B, 

1 Whereupon Wilkes is reported to have said, somewhat coarsely, 
bat not unhappily, it must be allowed, '* Forget you! He 'II see you 
d — d first." — Brougham, Statesmen of the Time of Gtorge III, 

Burke also exclaimed, " The best thing that could happen to you." 


■ 1 

394 CIIEUHy, - ETEnETT - 




Loud roarod tlie dremlful thunder, 
The rain u. deluge BhowerB. 

Tkt Bai/ifBiicaf. 

As she lay, on that day. 
In the bay of Biscay, ! 




You 'A scarce expect one of my age 
To speak in public on the stage ; 
And if I chance to fall below 
Demosthenes or Cicero, 
Don't view me with a critic's eye, 
But pass my imperfections by. 
Large streams from little fountains flow. 
Tall oaka from little acorns grow.^ 

Linu ariltcn/or a School Dtctaaiatia*. 

THOMAS MORTON. 1764-1838. 
What will Mrs. Grundy say ? 

Sjietd Ihe Ptoajh. Act I. Sc. L 

Push on, — keep moving. 

A Curt /or Iht Iltartaehe. Act Ij. Sc. \. 

Approbation from Sir Hubert Stanley is praise indeed. 

Act V. Sc. 8. 




Diffused knowledge immortalizes itself. Vtmilcias GnlUca, 

The coimnons, faithful to their system, remained in 
a wise and masterly inactivity. Ibid. 

Disciplined inaction. Cautet of the Revolution o/'1688. Ch. vU. 

The frivolous work of polished idleness. 

Distertation on Ethical Philosophy. Remarkt on Thomas 

JAMES HURDIS. 1763-1801. 
Hise with the lark, and with the lark to bed. 

The Villaffe CuraU, 

LADY XAIRXE. 1766-1845. 

There *s nae sorrow there, John, 
There 's neither cauld nor care, John, 
The day is aye fair, 

In the land o' the leal. The Land o' the Leal. 

Gude nicht, and joy be wi* you a'. Gude Nicht, etcA 

0, we 're a' noddin*, nid, nid, noddiu* ; 
0, we *re a* noddin' at our house at hamo. 

We We a* Noddin\ 

A penniless lass wi' a lang pedigree. 

The Laird o* Cochpen. 
1 Sir AJexander Boswell composed a version of ttiis aoog. 


HENRY LEE. 1756-1816. 

To the memory of the Man, first in war, first in 

peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen. 

Eulogy on Waghington, Delivered by General Lee^ Dec, 96, 
1799. 1 Memoirs of Let, 

JOHN FERRIAB. 1764-1815. 
The princeps copy, clad in blue and gold. 

lUustratiotu of Sterne. Bibliomania, Line C. 

Now cheaply bought, for thrice their weight in gold. 

Line 65. 

Torn from their destined page (unworthy meed 

Of knightly counsel, and heroic deed). Line 121. 

How pure the joy, when first my hands unfold 
The small, rare volume, black with tarnished gold ! 

Line 137. 


While thee I seek, protecting Power, 

Be mv vain wishes stilled ; 
And may this consecrated hour 

With better hopes be filled. Tnui in ProHaence. 

1 To tlie memory of the Man, first in war, firat in peace, aud firrt 
in the hearts of his fellow-citizens. — From the Resolutions pre^nted 
to the /fouse of Hepresentatircs^ on the Death of General Washing- 
ton, December, 1790. Marshaira Life of Washington, 





The glory dies not, and the grief is past. 

Sonnet on the Death of Sir Walter Scott. 


0, swiftly glides the bonnie boat, 

Just parted from the shore, 
And to the fisher's chorus-note 

Soft moves the dipping oar. 

{?, swiftly glides the Bonnie Boat. 

ROBERT HALL. 1764-1831. 

His imperial fancy has laid all nature under tribute, 
and has collected riches from every scene of the crea- 
tion and every walk of art. (Of Burke.) 

Apology for the Freedom of the Press. 

He might be a very clever man by nature, for aught 

I know, but he laid so many books upon his head that 

his brains could not move. (Of Kippis.) 

From Gregor>''9 Life of Hall. 

Call things by their right names Glass of 

Ijrandy and water! That is the current, but not the 
appropriate name; ask for a glass of liquid fire and 
distilled damnation.^ Ibid. 

^ He calls drunkenness an expression identical with ruin. Dlog. 
Laertius, Pythagoras^ vi. Compare CjTil Tourueur. Page 149. 


JOHN QUINCr ADAMS. 1767-1848. 

This hand, to tyrants ever Bwom the foe. 
For Freedom only deals the deadly blow ; 
Tlien sheathes in calm repooe the rengefnl blade, 
For genlle peace in i^reedom's Jialloweil shude.' 

Our Federal Union : it must be preseired. 

ToaM gictn on the Jifferion Birthdag Cileinrlion in 1830, 
Bcntou'i Thirty Ytart' Vita, yol. [, p. IM. 

JOSIAII QUINCY. 1772-1864. 

If this bill (for the admission of Orleans Territory as 
a State) passes, it is my deliberate opinion that it is 
virtually a dissolution of the Union ; that it will free 
the States from their moral obligation, and, as it will 
be the right of all, so it will be the duty of some, 
definitely to prepare for a separation, amicably if they 
can, violently if they must.' 

Abridgid Cong. Debalei, Jan. 14, 1811. Vol. iv. p. 3X7. 

Enae petit pliricUm sub TibertaU quietem. — Algsmon Sidnry. 
S The genilenian (Mr. Quincy) cannot have forROtien Jiis own ko- 
timeal, uUered even on the floor of this HouM, " Feactably it ini 
cu, fotcibljr if wa miut." — Ueni; Clay, S/Htti, Jao. 8, IStl. 


J. HOOKHAM FRERE. 1769-1846. 

And don't confound the language of the nation 
With long-tailed words in osity and cUion, 

The Monks and the Gianti. Canto i. Line 6. 

A sudden thought strikes me, — let us swear an 
eternal friendship.^ The Rovers. Act i. Sc, 1. 

GEORGE CANNING. 1770-1827. 
Story ! God bless you ! I have none to tell, sir. 

The Friend oj" Humanity and the Kni/e- Grinder, 

I give thee sixpence ! I will see thee d— d first. Jbid. 

So down thy hill, romantic Ashboum, glides 
The Derby dilly, carrying TTiree Insides. 

The Loves of the Triangles, Lint 178. 

And finds, with keen, discriminating sight. 
Black 's not so black, — nor white so very white. 

New Morality, 

Give me the avowed, the erect, the manly foe. 
Bold I can meet, — perhaps may turn his blow ; 
But of all plagues, good Heaven, thy wrath can send. 
Save, save, O save me from the Candid Friend! * Ibid, 

I called the New World into existence to redress the 

balance of the old. The King's Message, (Dec. 12, 1826.) 

No, here 's to the pilot that weathered the storm. 

The Pilot that weathered the Storm, 

1 Compare Otway, The Orphan, Act iv. Sc, 2. Page 237. 
< See Appendix, p. 625. 




Kodiing except a battle Igst can be liaW bo nielun- 
cholj- as a battle won. /iti/wtcA, 1816. 

SAMUEL EOGEES. 1763-1855. 

A guardian angel o'er his life presiding. 
Doubling hia pleasuree, and bis cures dividing. 

ffuman Ll/i. 
Fireside happiness, lo hours of ease 
Blest with that charm, the certainty to please. liid. 
The soul of music slumbers in the sheU, 
Till naked and kindled by the master's spell ; 
And feeling hearts, touch them but rightly, poar 
A tlioiiaand melodies unheard before I Ibid. 

Then never leas alone than when alone.^ Had. 

Those that he loved so long and eees no more. 
Loved and still lovea, — not dead, but gone before,* — 
He gathers round him. Ilkl. 

To vanish in the chinks that Time has made.' Fattum. 
That very law which moulds a tear 
And bids it trickle from its source. 
That law preserves the earth a sphere 
And guides the planets in their course. To a Tear. 

1 Kumiuam te minus otiosum enat, rjunni ijiiiiin ntioiiis, nee mima 
?oliiiii, ([n»m quum «olu» e»»et. — Cicero, Dc Offirlli, Lxbtr iii. e. 1. 
Comnre Gibhnn. Pace 3Sfi. 

eneca, Epiil. Ixiii. IG. Compue MkUbew 

B60£BS. — H0FEIN80N. 401 

She was good as she was fair. 

None — none on earth above her ! 

As pare in thought as angels are, 

To know her was to love her.^ Jacqueline, Stanta 1. 

The good are better made by ill, 

As odours crashed are sweeter still.^ Btanza 3. 

Go, — yoa may call it madness, folly ; 

Ton shall not chase my gloom away ! 
There 's sach a charm in melancholy 

I would not if I coald be gay. To . 

Mine be a cot beside the hill ; 

A beehive's hum shall soothe my ear; 
A willowy brook, that turns a mill. 

With many a fall, shall linger near. a With. 


Hail, Columbia ! happy land ! 
Hail, ye heroes ! heaven-bom band ! 

Who fought and bled in Freedom's cause. 

Who fought and bled in Freedom's cause. 
And when the storm of war was gone, 
Enjoyed the peace your valor won. 

Let independence be our boast, 

Ever mindful what it cost ; 

Ever grateful for the prize, 

Let its altar reach the skies ! Hail^ Cclumhia ! 

1 To see her is to love her. — Burns, Bonny Lesley. 
Nooe knew thee but to love thee. 

Hallcck, On the DeatA of Drake. 
* Compare Bacon, Of Adversity ; Goldsmith, The Captivity ; 
Wordsworth's Prelude f Book ix. 





And homeless near a thousand homes I stood. 
And uear a thousand tubles pined and wanted food. 

Gain and Svrroa. Btasta 41. 

Action is transitory, — a step, a blow, 
The motion ol a muscle, this way or that. 

The Bordsrrn. Art iii. 

Three sleepless nights I passeil in soiiDding on. 
Through words and things, a dim and periJous way. 

Aet W.'Sc.a. 

Tlie Cliild is father of tSae Man.= .Vs Uap, «p- 

Sweet childish days, that were as long 

As twenty days are now. To a BuUirflg. 

She gave me eyes, she gave me ears ; 
And humble cares, and delicate fears, 
A heart, the fountain of sweet tears ; 

And love, and thought, and joy. The Sparma'i tfiM. 
The sweetest thing that ever grew 
Beside a human door. Lucy Gray. Statua i. 

A simple Child, 
That lightly draws its breath, 
And feels its life in every limb. 
What should it know of death? Wt an Stvim. 

Drinlc, pretty creature, drink ! Tbr Pet Lamb. 

Until a man might travel twelve stout mUes, 

Or reap an acre of his neighbour's com. The BroiMer: 

> Coleridge uid to Wordawcurtli, "Since Millon I know of no pod 
with to maov/eticilifi uid unforgettable liuei and stanua u vou." 
— Wordtao'rtli'i Memoirt, Vol. ii. p. Ti. 

3 Compare Mill«D, Paradiu Stgaintd, Book JT. Page 186. 


A noticeable Man with large gray eyes. 

Stanzas teritten in Tkomtou* 
She dwelt among the untrodden ways 

Beside the springs of Dove, 
A maid whom there were none to praise 

And very few to love. 

She dwelt among the untrodden trajf*. 
A violet by a mossy stone 

Half hidden from the eye ! 
Fair as a star, when only one 

Is shining in the sky. Ibid. 

She lived unknown, and few could know 

When Lucy ceased to be ; 
But she is in her grave, and oh ! 

The difference to me I Ibid. 

A Briton, even in love, should be 

A subject, not a slave ! 

Ere itith cold beads of midnight dew. 

True beauty dwells in deep retreats, 

Whose veil is unremoved 
Till heart with heart in concord beats, 

And the lover is beloved. To . 

Minds that have nothing to confer 
Find little to perceive. Yes I thou art fair. 

That kill the bloom before its time ; 

And blanch, without the owner's crime, 

The most resplendent hair. Lament of Ma ry Queen of Scots. 

The bane of all that dread the Devil. The Idiot Boy. 

Something between a hindrance and a help. Michael, 

Lady of the Mere, 
Sole-sitting by the shores of old romance. 

A narrow girdle of rough stones* 


Uul lie is Tigea, a lat«r star of dawn. J Morning Enrriu. 
Bright gem iustiuct with music, voai] spark. tln:i, 

And lie ia oft Uie wisest inaD, 

Who is not wise at all. Uc Oak and Iht Bnoii. 

Wf meet thee, like a pleasant thought. 
When such are wanted. Ti ihc , 

The poet's darling. 
Tliou imassuDung Commonplace 
Of Nature. To (At xine Fi 

Oh au Vila ddppltxl tart at eodo 
I sit, and play with Bimiles, 
Loose types of things through all degrees. Ibid. 

Often have I sighed to mefunire 

By myself a lonely pleasure. 

Sighed to think I read a book, 

Only read, perhaps, by me. To tht Small Ctla*dl»t. 

Cuckoo! shall I call thee Bird, 

Or but a wandering voice ? To At Cuctoo. 

One of those heavenly days that cannot die. Ifutiimg. 

She was a Phantom of delight 

When first she gleamed upon my sight ; 

A lovely apparition, sent 

To be a moment's ornament. She imi a PkatiMm nfitUgU. 

But all things else about her drawn 

From May-time and the cheerful Dawn. Ihid. 

A Creature not too bright or good 

For human nature's daily food ; 

For transient sorrows, simple wUes, 

Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears, and smiles. Md. 



The reason firm, the temperate will, 

Endurance, foresight, strength, and skill ; 

A perfect Woman, nobly planned. 

To warn, to comfort, and command. 

She toot a Phantom qf delight. 

The stars of midnight shall be dear 
To her ; and «he shall lean her ear 

In many a secret place 
Where rivulets dance their wayward round, 
And beauty bom of murmuring sound 

Shall pass into her face. Three years she grew. 

That inward eye 
Which is the bliss of solitude. 

/ wandered lonely. 

Tlie cattle are grazing, 
Their heads never raising ; 
There are forty feeding like one ! 

A Youth to whom was given 
So much of earth, so much of heaven. 

Written in March, 


As high as wc have mounted in delight 
In our dejection do we sink as low. 

Resolution and Independence. Stanza 4. 

But how can he expect that others should 
Build for him, sow for him, and at his call 
Love him, who for himself will take no heed at all ? 

Stama 6. 
I thought of Chatterton, the marvellous Boy, 

The sleepless Soul that perished in his pride ; 

Of liim who walked in glory and in joy. 

Following his plough, along the mountain-side : 

By our own spirits we are deified : 

We Poets in our youth begin in gladness ; 

But thereof come in the end despondency and madness. 

Stanza 7, 


Clioice word and measured plirase above the reach 

Of ordtDUry men. Ruolalion and Indtpendmct. Slatao \L 

And mighty Poeta in Iheir misery dead. Btanta IT. 

" A jolly place," said he, " in times of old 1 
But something aitu it now : the spot is cursed." 

Hart-htap WtH. Pari II. 

Hunt hull a day for a forgotten dream. Md. 

Never to blond our pleasure, or our pride. 

With sorrow of the meauest thing that feels. Jbid. 

Sensations swt-et. 
Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart. Tinum Abbtf. 

That best portion of a good man's life, 
His little, nameless, unremembered acta 
Of kindness and of love. Ibid. 

That blessed mood. 
In whicli the burden of the mystery. 
In which the heavy and the weary weight 
Of all this unintelligible world, 
Is lightened. Hid. 

The fretful stir 
Unprofitable, and the fever of the world. 
Have hung upon the beatings of my heart. iUd. 

The sounding cataract 
Haunted me like a passion : the tall rock. 
The mountain, and the deep and gloomy wood. 
Their colours and their forms, were then to me 
An appetite ; a feeling and a love. 
That hud no need of a remoter charm 
By thoughts supplied, nor any interest 
Unborrowed from the eye. Mi. 


But hearing oftentimes 
The still, sad music of humanity. Tintem Abbeff. 

A sense ;sublime 
Of something far more deeply interfused, 
Wliose dwelling is the light of setting suns, 
And the round ocean, and the living air, 
And the blue sky, and in the mind of man : 
A motion and a spirit, that impels 
All thinking things, all objects of all thought. 
And rolls through all things. Ibid. 

Knowing that Nature never did betray 

The heart that loved her. Ibid. 

Nor greetings where no kindness is, nor all 

The dreary intercourse of daily life. Ibid. 

The silence that is in the starry sky. 

Sonff at the Feast of Brougham Castle. 

Like, — but oh ! how different ! 

YeSf it teas the mountain Echo. 

Type of the wise who soar, but never roam ; 
True to the kindred points of Heaven and Home. 

To a Skylark, 

The Gods approve 
The depth, and not the tumult, of the soul. Laodamia. 

Mightier far 

Than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway 

Of magic potent over sun and star. 

Is love, though oft to agony distrest, 

And though his favorite seat be feeble woman's breast. 


Elysian beauty, melancholy grace. 

Brought from a pensive, through a happy place. Ibid, 



He spake of love, such love as Spirits feel 

In w orlda whose course is equable and pure ; 

No fears U> beat away, — no strife to heal, — 

The past uuBighcd for, aud the future sure. Laodami^ 

Of all that is most beauteous, imaged there 

In happier beauty ; more peltuciil gireams. 

An iimpler ether, a diviner air, 

And Gelds iuvested witli purpuroal gleams. ibid. 

Yet tears to human suffering are due ; 

And mortal hopes defeated and o'ertlirown 

Arc mourned liy mau, and not by man alone. JM. 

But Shapes that come not at an earthly call 

Will not depart when mortal voices bid. Diau. 

Shalt show us how divine a thing 

A Woman may be made. To a Toung Ladj. 

But an old age serene and bright, 
And lovely as a Lapland night, 

Shall lead thee to thy grave. ibid. 

When his veering gait 
And every motion of his starry train 
Seem governed by a strain 

Of music, audible to liim alone. The Triad. 

Alas ! how little can a moment show 
Of an eye whore feeling plays 
In ten thousand dewy rays ; 

A face o'er which a thousand shadows go ! ibid. 

The bosom-weight, your stubborn gift, 
That no philosophy can lift. PrtitiuiMtnu. 



There 's something in a flying horse. 
There 's something in a huge ballooD. 

Peter Bell. Prologue* Stanza 1 . 

The common growth of Mother Earth 
Suffices me, — her tears, her mirth, 
Her humblest mirth and tears. 

Full twenty times was Peter feared, 
For once that Peter was respected. 

A primrose by a river's brim 
A yellow primrose was to him, 
And it was nothing more. 

The soft blue sky did never melt 
Into his heart ; he never felt 
The witchery of the soft blue sky ! 

On a fair prospect some have looked. 
And felt, as I have heard them say, 
As if the moving time had been 
A thing as steadfast as the scene 
On which they gazed themselves away. 

As if the man had fixed his face. 
In many a solitary place. 
Against the wind and open sky ! 

The holy time is quiet as a Nun 
Breathless with adoration. 

Miscellaneous Sonnets. 

Stanza 27. 

Part i. Stanza 3. 

Stanza 12. 

iS^a 112.1 15. 

Stanza 16. 

Stanza 26.1 

Part i. XXX. 

1 The original edition (London, 1819, 8vo) had the following as 
the fourth stanza from the end of Part i., wliich was omitted in all 
subsequent editions : — 

Is It a party in a parlour ? 
Crammed just as they on earth were crammed, — 
Some sipping punch, some sipping tea, 
But, as you by their faces see, 
All silent and all damned. 


The world is loo much with us ; lute and soon, 
Oeiling and apeudiDg, we lay waste our powers ; 
Little we see in Nature that is ours, 

JHitctll«nt<mi SotiiuU. Pari L EZxUl 

Great God ! I 'd rather be 
A Pagan suckled in a cr&ed outworn j 
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea^ 
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn ; 
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea. 
Or liear old Triton blow Ms wreathed horn. md. 

To the solid ground 
Of nature trusts the Mind lliat huilds for aye. 

fart 1. xudT. 
'T is hers to pluck the amaranthine flower 
Of Faith, and round the Sufferer's temples bind 
Wreaths that endure affliction's heaviest shower. 
And do not shrink from sorrow's keenest wind. 

And, when a damp 
Fell round the path of Milton, in his hand 
The Thing became a trumpet ; whence he blew 
Soul-animating strains, — alas ! too few. Part a. i. 

Soft is the music that would charm for ever; 

The flower of sweetest smell is shy and lowly. Part li. tx. 

Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep ] 
The river glideth at his own sweet will ; 
Dear God ! the very houses seem asleep ; 
And all that mighty heart is lying still ! Part ti. xxxvi. 

How does the Meadow-flower its bloom unfold? 
Because the lovely little flower is free 
Down to its root, and, in that freedom, bold. 

Part lil. zxTiL 



Sweet Mercy ! to the gates of Heaven 
This Minstrel lead, his sins forgiven ; 
The rueful conflict, the heart riven 

With vain endeavour, 
And memory of Earth's bitter leaven, 

Effaced for ever. ThoughU suggested on the Banks of Kith, 


Ellen Irwin, 

The Solitary Reaper. 



The best of what we do and are, 
Just God, forgive ! 

May no rude hand deface it, 
And its forlorn hicjacet! 

For old, unhappy, far-off things, 
And battles long ago. 

Some natural sorrow, loss, or pain, 
That has been, and may be again. 

The music in my heart I bore, 
LoDg after it was heard no more. 

Yon foaming flood seems motionless as ice ; 
Its dizzy turbulence eludes the eye, 

Frozen by distance. Address to KUchum Castle. 

A famous man is Robin Hood, 
The English ballad-singer's joy. 

Because the good old rule 
SufRceth them, the simple plan. 
That they should take who have the power, 

And they should keep who can. 

The Eagle, he was lord above, 
And Rob was lord below. 

A brotherhood of venerable Trees. 

Sonnet^ composed at • 

Rob Roy* 8 Grave. 





Let beeves and liome-bred kine jmrl.ike 

The sweets of Burn-niill meatlow ; 

ITie snan on sLill St. Mary's Lake 

Floiit double, swan aud abadow ! yarrow Hiivmud. 

O for a Hu^le hour of tliat Dundee 

Who on that day tho word of onset gave ! ' 

Semul, in 'Ac faM iff XilOtlVllii. 

A remnant of uoeasy light. The Slalnn ef JtdhonMsli- 

But thou, thut didst appear so fair 

To fond imagination, 
Dost rival in the light of day 

Her delicate creation. Tatroie VimM. 

Men are we, and must grieve when even the Shade 
Of that nhicli once was great is passed away. 

Poemt dtdicrtltd to NatwnnUtxltptiuitMt. Parti. Onlkt 
Extinctiun o/lie Vtnttian JltjniilU, 

Thou hast left behind 
Powers that will work for thee ; air, earth, and skies ; 
There 's not a breathing of the common wind 
Tliat will forget thee ; thou hast great allies ; 
Thy friends are exultations, agonies. 
And love, and man's uncontjnerable mind. 

To rouiMiHt L'Outtrtan, 
Two voices arc there ; one is of the sea, 
One of tlic mountains ; each a mighty Voice. 

Thought o/a Brilon an the Bubjugatvm 0/ SmUtrlawl. 

■ II was nn thiji ocfasion (the failure in energy' nf Lord Mar al Xbt 
battle nf SlicnlTniiiir} that Gordon of Glciibuctet made Ihe celcbnttd 
e^itlamatinii. "O for nn liour of Dundeal" — Maboo's Zfuturj a/ 
Enf/had, Vol. i. p. 184. 

O for one hour of blind old Dandolo, 

The octogenariaa cliief, Bj-iantium'i! conqiiEring foel 

D>TDn, Childt Uarolil, Canto iv. SUma li. 


Plain living and high thinking are no more. 
The homely beauty of the good old cause 
Is gone ; our peace, our fearful innocence, 
And pure religion breathing household laws. 

Poems dedicated to National Independence. Part i. 
September, 1802. 

Thy soul was like a Star, and dwelt apart London, 1802. 

So didst thou travel on life's common way, 

In cheerful godliness. flfid. 

We must be free or die, who speak the tongue 
That Shakespeare spake ; the faith and morals hold 
Which MUton held. Sonnet xvi. 

Every gift of noble origin 
Is breathed upon by Hope's perpetual breath. Sonnet zz. 

A few strong instincts, and a few plain rules. 

Part iL Sonnet xii. 
That God's most dreaded instrument. 

In working out a pure intent. 

Is man, arrayed for mutual slaughter ; 

Yea, Carnage is his daughter.* Ode, 1816. 

The sightless Milton, with his hair 

Around his placid temples curled ; 

And Shakespeare at his side, — a freight. 

If clay could think and mind were weight. 

For him who bore the world I The Italian Itinerant. 

Turning, for them who pass, the common dust 

Of servile opportimity to gold. Desultory Stanzas. 

1 Altered in later editions hy omitting the last two lines, the 
oUiers reading. 

But Man is thv most awful instrument 
In working out a pure intent. 



Mef-k Nature's evening comment on the shows 
Tliat for oblivion Uke their daily biitli 
From !l1I the fuming vanities of £artl). 

StfPro^cl./rom ihe eiatn of Fraitct. 

The monumental pomp of age 
Waa \vith this goodly Personage ; 
A etaturc undepressed in size. 
Unbent, which rather aeemed to riee, 
In open victory o'er tlie weight 
Of seventy years, to loftier height. 

Tht Whitt Doe n/Ryliloni. CaiUo UL 

Learned and wise, hath perished utterly, 
Nor leaves her Speech one word to aid the sigh 
That would lament her. 

Eixltnaitical SonatU. Fart i. xzr. JTiUMM and Tr»ttb. 

As thou these ashes, little Brook ! wilt bear 

Into the Avon, Avon to the tide 

Of Severn, Severn to the narrow seas, 

Into main ocean they, this deed accursed 

An emblem yields to friends and enemies 

How the bold Teacher's Doctrine, sanctified 

By truth, shall spread, throughout the world dispersed.' 

Part ii. xvii. To HTieklifi. 

I In obedience lo Ihe order of Ihe Council of ConiUnce (UIB), the 
remains of WickliOe were eihumod ind burnt lo uhet, lad theie 
Oit info Oie Hwift, a neighbouring Irook running bard by, uid 
"thus (hill broolt bath couvej-ed his ashes inlo Avou; Avoa iolo 
Severn; Severn into [be narrow seas; Ibey into Ibe main ocean. 
And tliuB Ibe nshen of fVicklitTc are the emblem of bie doctrine, which 
now ia dispersed all tlie world over." — Fuller, Ckurch Oatorf, 
Sec. ii. Boot iv. Far. 53. 

Fox asy* : " WJiaC HeraclKus would not laugb, or what Denmtri. 
tua would not weep ? . . . . For though they digged up hia body, 
burnt Ma bonea, aod drowned bis aihea, yet tbe word of God and 


The feather, whence the pen 

Was shaped that traced the lives of these good men, 

Dropped from an angePs wing.^ 

£ccltnastieal Sonnets, Part iii. v. Walton's Book 0/ Lives, 

Meek Walton's heavenly memory. Jhid. 

But who would force the Soul tilts with a straw 

Against a Champion cased in adamant. 

Part iii. vii. Persecution of the Scottish Covenanters, 

Where music dwells 

Lingering, and wandering on as loth to die ; 

Like thoughts whose very sweetness yieldeth proof 

That they were bom for immortality. 

Part iii. xliii. Inside o/Kinfs Chapel^ Cambridge. 

Myriads of daisies have shone forth in flower 
Near the lark's nest, and in their natural hour 
Have passed away ; less happy than the one 
That, by the unwilling ploughshare, died to prove 
The tender charm of poetry and love. 

Poems composed in Summer q/*18d3. xxxviL 

t:ruth of his doctrine, with the fruit and success thereof, they could 
not hum." ^ Book 0/ Martyrs, Vol. i. p. OOC, ed. 1641. 
'* Some prophet of that day said, 

* The Avon to the Severn runs, 

The Severn to the sea ; 
And WicklifFe*8 dust shall spread abroad, 
Wide as the waters be.'" 
From Address be/ore the Sons oj" New Hampshire, by Daniel 
Webster, 1849. 
These lines are similarly quoted by the Rev. John Gumming in 
the Voices of the Dead. 

1 The pen wherewith thou dost so heavenly sing 
Hade of a quill from an angePs wing. 

Henry Constable, Sonnet. 
WTiosc noble praise 
Deaerves a quill pluclU from an angeVs wing. 

Dorothy Berry, Sonnet, 



Nor !cKs I deem that there are Powers 

l\njic'!i of themselves our mindH impress ; 

TJi^t we call feed this mind of oura 

In a wise paBsivenega. ExpoMuiation and ^fplg- 

Up 1 u]> ! my Friend, and qnit your hooks, ^h 

Or surely you '!l grow double : ^^ 

Up ! up ! ray Friend, and clear your looks ; jt 

Why all this toil and trouble ? The Tablet Tunuit. 

Come forth into the ligtit of things, 

Let Niiluro bo your Teacher. lUJ. 

Oiw impulse from a vernal wood 

May teach you more of man, 

Of moral evil and of good, 

Than all the sages can. JiU. 

In tlmt sweet mood nben pleasant thoogbts 
Bring sad thoughts to the mind. 

Liatt mriUtn in Early Spring, 

And 't is ray faith, that every flower 

Enjoys the air it breathes. MI. 

O Reader! bad jon in your mind 
Sucb stores as silent thought can bring, 

gentle Reader ! you would find 

A tale in everything. Bimo* Ltt. 

1 'vo heard of hearts unkind, kind deeds 
With coldness still returning ; 

Alas ! the gratitude of men 

Hath oftener left me mourning. aid. 

One that would peep and botanize 

Upon his mother's grave. A Fott'i Epiiapli. Siaiua i. 



He murmurs near the mnning brooks 
A music sweeter than their own. 

A PotVt Epitaph, Stanza 10. 

And jou must love him, ere to you 

He will seem worthy of your love. Stoma ll. 

Stanza 13. 


The Fountain, 


The harvest of a quiet eye, 

That broods and sleeps on his own heart. 

Yet, sometimes, when the secret cup 
Of still and serious thought went round, 
It seemed as if he drank it up. 
He felt with spirit so profound. 

My eyes are dim with childish tears, 
My heart is idly stirred. 
For the same sound is in my ears 
Which in those days I heard. 

A happy youth, and their old age 
Is beautiful and free. 

And often, glad no more, 
'We wear a face of joy, because 
AVe have been glad of yore. 

^Maidens withering on the stalk. Personal Talk. Stoma 1. 

Sweetest melodies 
Are those that are by distance made more sweet. 

Stanza 2. 

Dreams, books, are each a world ; and books, we know, 
Are a substantial world, both pure and good ; 
Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood, 
Our pastime and our happiness will grow. Stanza 3. 

The gentle Lady married to the Moor, 
And heavenly Una with her milk-white Lamb. JM. 





Blessings be with them, and eternal praise, 
A\Tio gave U8 nobler loves, and nobler cares, — 
The Poels, who on earth have made ub heira 
Of tnith and pure delight by heavenly lays ! 

Stern Danghter of the Voice of God! Ode le Dui^. 

A light to guide, a rod 
To check the erring, and reprove. /iii. 

Give unto me, made lowly wise, 

The spirit of Belf'^acrifice ; ^^ 

Till.' L-iiiitidence of reason give; iK! 

And in the light of truth thy Bondman let me live ! Itid. 

Who, doomed to go in company with Pain, 
And Fear, and Bloodfihed, miserable train ! 
Turns his neceseiCy to glorious gain. 

CliaratjUr (/"(He Eapp^ Warrior. 
Controls them and subdues, transmutes, bereaves ' 
Of their bad influence, and their good receives. Ibid. 

But who, if he be called upon to face 

Some awful moment to which Heaven has joined 

Great iBBues, good or bad for humankind. 

Is happy as a Lover. Mi. 

And, through the heat of conflict, keeps the law 

In calmness made, and sees what he foresaw. IhU. 

Whom neither shape of danger can dismay, 

Nor thought of tender happiness betray. Ibid. 

" What is good for a bootless bene ? " 

With these dark words begins my tale ; 

Aud their meaning is, Whence can comfort spring 

When Prayer is of no avail ? Fom qfPr«t*T. 


Sad fancies do we then affect. 

In luxury of disrespect 

To our own prodigal excess 

Of too familiar happiness. Ode to Lycoris, 

Or, shipwrecked, kindles on the coast 

False fires, that others may be lost. To the Lady FUminy, 

Small service is true service while it lasts : 

Of humblest Friends, bright Creature ! scorn not one : 

The Daisy, by the shadow that it casts. 

Protects the lingering dewdrop from the Sun. 

To a Child, Written tn her Album. 

Men who can hear the Decalogue, and f(.»el 

No self-reproach. The Old Cumberland Bey gar. 

As in the eye of Nature he has lived, 

So in the eye of Nature let him die ! Ibid, 

To be a Prodigal's Favourite, — then, worse truth, 
A Miser's Pensioner, — behold our lot ! 

The Small Celandine. 
The light that never was, on sea or land, 
The consecration, and the Poet's dream. 

Suy yetted by a Picture o/Petle Castle ^ in a Storm, Stanza A, 

A Power is passing from the earth. 

Linet on the expected Dissolution of Mr, Fox. 

But hushed be every thought that springs 

From out the bitterness of things. Addressed to Sir G. U. B, 

Since every mortal power of Coleridge 

Was frozen at its marvellous source ; 

The rapt one, of the godlike forelicad. 

The heaven-eyed creature sleeps in earth : 

And Lamb, the frolic and the gontle, 

Has vanished from his lonely hearth. 

Extempore Effusion upon the Death ofJam€9 Uoyg, 







How fast has brother followed broilier, 
Fruui Buoahint! tu the sunless liiud 1 

Sxicmfiore Effatian uptin tkt Death of J a 


But yet I know, where'er 1 go, 

. tlit-Tc hulL ])asseii away a glory from the earth. 

Our birth is but a sleep and & fbigetdng : 
The Soul that riaes witll «, va life's Star, 

Hath had elsewhere ito letdiig. 
And cotnedi from •far : 

Not in eodra fargetfolness, 

And not in utter darkness. 
But trailing clouds of glory, do we come 

From God, who is our home: 
Heaven lies about us in our infancy ! Btamxm S. 

At length the Man perceives it die away, 

And fade into the light of common day. IhU. 

The thought of our past years in me doth breed 
Perpetual benediction. Stean R. 

Those obstinate quesUonings 

Of sense and outward things, 

Fallings from us, Tanlshings ; 

Blank misgivings of a Creature 
Moving about in worlds not realized, 
High instincts before which our mortal Nature 
Did tremble like a guilty thing suiprised. tbid. 

Truths that wake, 

To perish never. Ihii. 

Though inland far we be, 
Our souls have sight of that immortal sea 

Which brought us hiUier. aid. 


In years that bring the philosophic mind. 

Ode, ItUtmatians of Immorialitff, Statua 10. 

The Clouds that gather round the setting sun 

Do take a sober colouring from an eye 

That hath kept watch o'er man's mortality. Stama ll. 

To me the meanest flower that blows can give 
Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears. Ibid, 

The vision and the faculty divine ; 

Yet wanting the accomplishment of verse. 

The ExcurtUm. Book i. 

The imperfect offices of prayer and praise. Ibid, 

That mighty orb of song, 
The divine Milton. Ibid. 

The good die first, 
And they whose hearts are dry as summer dust 
Burn to the socket. Ibid, 

This dull product of a scoffer's pen. Book ii. 

With battlements that on their restless fronts 

Bore stars. Ibid, 

Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop 

Than when we soar. Book iii. 

Wrongs unredressed, or insults unavenged. Ibid, 

Monastic brotherhood, upon rock 
Aerial. ibid. 

The intellectual power, through words and things. 
Went sounding on, a dim and perilous way I * Ibid, 

Society became my glittering bride. 

And airy hopes my children. IbiU. 

^ G>mpare The Borderers. Page 402. 



And the most difGcuil of tusks u, keep 
ni'u;hta which the soul is cgmpetcot tu gain. 

r*. £«lirnii... Bu<^ iT. 

Tlii-ri' is a luxury in self-dia praise ; 

Anil inward Belf-dispamgement affords 

T') nic<litdlive sptcea a grateful feasL tUd. 

Pun himself, 
Thu bimple shepherd's awe-inspiring godl Itti. 

A curious oliiU, nho dwiAt upua a uuat 
Of inland gmaoA, applytag to hta ear V 

The convolutions of a emooth-lipped shell ; 
To which, in silence hushed, his very soul 
Listened intensely ; and his countenance soon 
Brightened with joy j for from within were heard 
Murmurings, whereby the monitor expressed 
Mysterious uniou with its native sea.* tm. 

Odb in whom persuasion and belief 
Had ripened into &ith, and faith become 
A passionate intuition. IKd. 

Spires whose " silent finger points to heaven." * Bott it 

Ah ! what a warning for a thoughtless man. 

Could field or grove, could any spot of earth, 

Show to his eye an image of the pungs 

Which it hath witnessed, — render back an echo 

Of the sod steps by which it hath been trod ! /Hd. 

> Sen Landor'B Qibir, Book I. 

3 An instinctive taste leaches mcQ (o baild their cbnreba In Oat 
comitritw vitfa spire steeples, which, kt Ihey cuinot be referred H 
Uiv Dtber object, point «j> wilb silent £Dger to the ak; and lUn. — 
Coleridge, Thi Frieini, No. IL 


Andy when the stream 

Which overilowed the soul was passed away, 

A consciousness remained that it had left, 

Deposited upon the silent shore 

Of memory, images and precious thoughts 

That shall not die, and cannot be destroyed. 

The Excursion, Booh vii. 

Wisdom married to immortal verse.^ Ihid, 

A Man he seems of cheerful yesterdays 

And confident tonnorrows. Ihid, 

The primal duties shine aloft, like stars ; 

The charities that soothe, and heal, and bless. 

Are scattered at the feet of Man, like flowers. Book U. 

By happy chance we saw 
A twofold image ; on a grassy bank 
A snow-white ram, and in the crystal flood 
Another and the same ! * Ibid, 

Another morn 
Risen on mid-noon.* The Prelude, Booh vi. 

Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, 

But to be young was very Heaven ! Book xi. 

The budding rose above the rose full blown. Ibid. 

And thou art long, and lank, and brown, 
As is the ribbed sea sand. 

Lines added to the Ancient Mariner.* 

And listens like a three years' child. Ibid. 

1 Compare Milton, L* Allegro, Line 137. Page 205. 

2 Another and the same. — Darwin, The Botanic Garden. 

An equivalent of the Latin phrase aliud et idem. See Joseph 
Hairs Mundus alter et idem, published circa 1600. 

* Verbatim from Paradise Lost, Book v. Line 310. 

* Wordsworth, in his notes to We are Seven^ claims to have writ- 
ten these lines in the Ancient Mariner, 

ROBEBT SOmrOIT. 1774-180. 

How beandful is n^ht'f ' '^' ' 

A dewy freahnen fllh tbia tilent «Irg " 

No mist obscnres, nor cioafl, nor speck, nor stldii. ' ^ 
Breaks the serene of be»T«n : 
In full-orbed gloiy, jo&Ser moon divine 
Bolls through the du^ Use depths. 

Beneath her steady raj 

The desert dirde ^preMls, 
Like the roond ocean, ^rdled with the Ay. 

How beautiful is night! ThoM*. 

They sin who tell us Love can die: 
With Life all other paasiona fly. 
All others are but yani^. 

Tie Cum of Ktkama. CmIo x. Aaua 10. 
Love is indestructible : 
Its holy flarae for ever bumeth ; 
From Heaven it came, to Heaven retumeth. AW. 

It Boweth here with toil and care, 
But the harvest-time of Love is there. liU. 

Oh ! when a Mother meets on high 

The Babe she lost in infancy, 
Hath she not then, for pains and fears. 

The day of woe, the watchful night, 

For all her sorrow, all her tears. 

An over-payment of delight ? Butiua 11. 

Thou hast been called, sleep ! the friend of woe ; 
But 't is the happy that have called thee so. 

CaMO XT. StOMM 11. 

80UTHEY. 426 

Blue, darkly, deeply, beautifully blue.^ 

Madoc {n Wales, ▼. 

And last of all an Admiral came, 
A terrible man with a terrible name, — 
A name which you all know by sight very well, 
But which no one can speak, and no one can spell. 

The March to Moscow, Stanza 8. 

He passed a cottage with a double coach-house, 
A cottage of gentility ; 

And he owned with a grin. 

That his fovourite sin 
Is pride that apes humility.^ The Devil* s Walk. 

The Satanic school. Vision o/Judfftnent, Orifflnal Preface, 

** But what good came of it at last ? " 

Quoth little Peterkin. 
" Why that I cannot tell," said he ; 
'* But 't was a famous victory." The Battle of Blenheim. 

Where Washington hath left 
His awful memory 
A light for after times ! 

Ode tcritten during the War tcith Americaj 1814. 

My days among the Dead are passed ; 

Around me I behold. 
Where'er these casual eyes are cast. 

The mighty minds of old ; 

My never-failing friends are they. 

With whom I converse day by day. 

Occasional Pieces, xviii. 

' " Darkly, deeply, beautifully blue,'* 
As some one somewhere sings about the sky. 

Byron, Don Juan, Canto iv. Stanza 110. 
* Compare Coleridge, The Devil's Thoughts. Page 434. 


Vou are oM, Father William, the young man cried. 
The few locks which are lofl you are gray ; 

You are hale, Father William, a hearty old man ; 
Now tell me the reason I pray. FaOtr WUlkn. 

The march of intellecL' 

ColloquUt on rht J'roffrtm and Pra^tcli of Soeitlf. Vol, B. 
p. SSO. Thi DoOar, Ck. ExtruiTdiiu»7. 

JAMES SMITH. 1775-1839. ■ 

No Drory Lane for yon to^y. 

Bgeettd Addrtm*. Tkt fioiy't DAM. 
I saw them go : one horse was blind. 
The tails of both hung down behind, 
Their shoes were on their feet. Ibid. 

Lax in their gaiters, laxer in their giut. Tk* Ttwin. 

HORACE SMITH. 1779-1849. 

Thinking is but an idle waste of thought. 
And nought is every thing and every thing is nought 
Stjteted Addrtua. Ctd Boiul 
In the name of the Prophet— figs. Jokutom'* Qkeit. 

And thou hast walked abont (how strange a story ! ) 

In Thebes's streets three thousand years ago, 
When the Memnonium was in all its glory. 

Addrtu to the liamsiy at Btlteiiet fdtOitbB. 


SYDNEY SMITH. 1760-1845. 

It requires a surgical operation to get a joke well 
into a Scotch understanding.^ 

Lady Holland's Memoir, Vol, i. p. 16. 

Xo one minds what Jeffrey says, — it is not more 

than a week ago that I heard him speak disrespectfully 

of the equator. VvL i. p. 23. 

We cultivate literature on a little oatmeal.* Ibid, 

(Speaking of justice.) Truth is its handmaid, free- 
dom is its child, peace is its companion, safety walks 
in its steps, victory follows in its train; it is the 
brightest emanation from the Gospel, it is the attribute 
of God. Vol. i. p. 23. 

Avoid shame, but do not seek glory, — nothing so 
expensive as glory.* Vol, i. p. 88. 

Daniel Webster struck me much like a steam-engine 
in trousers. Vol, i. p. 2C7. 

Heat, ma'am ! it was so dreadful here that I found 
there was nothing left for it but to take off my flesh 
and sit in my bones. lOid, 

Macaulay is like a book in breeches lie has 

occasional flashes of silence, that make his conversation 
perfectly delightful. Vol, i. p. 363. 

^ The whole nation hitherto has been void of wit and humour, and 
even incapable of relishing it. — Horace Waliwlc, Lttter to Sir 
Horace J/ann, 1778. 

' Motto proposed for the Edinlmrgh lie view: Tenui Musam medi- 
tamur arena. 

' A favorite motto, which through life he inculcated on his 


Serenely foil, the epicure would saj. 

Fate cannot harm me, I have dined to-day.^ 

Lady Holland's JfesMir. Stdpe/or Salad. VcLL^tlL 

If you choose to repreaent the yariona parts in life 
by holes upon a table, of different shapes,—- aoiiie 
circular^ some triangular, some square, some oblong, 
— and the persons acting these parts by bits of wood 
of similar shapes, we shall generally find that the tri- 
angular person has got into the square hole, the oblong 
into the triangular, and a square person has squeezed 
himself into the round hole. The officer and the 
office, the doer and the thing done, seldom fit so 
exactly that we can say they were almost made for 

each other. Sketches of Moral FhUo$opkf, 

The schoolboy whips his taxed top, the beardless 
youth manages his taxed horse, with a taxed bridle, on 
a taxed road ; and the dying Englbhman, pouring his 
medicine, which has paid seven per cent, into a spoon 
that has paid fifteen per cent, fiings himself back upon 
his chintz bed, which has paid twenty-two per cent, 
and expires in the arms of an apothecary who has paid 
a license of a hundred pounds for the privilege of 
putting him to death. 

Beview of Seyherfi AnnaU of the United States, 1820. 

In the four quarters of the globe, who reads an 
American book? or goes to an American play? or 
looks at an American picture or statue? Ibid, 

Magnificent spectacle of human happiness. 

America, Edinburgh Review , July, 1821. 

(Great storm at Sidmouth.) In the midst of this 
sublime and terrible storm, Dame Partington, who 

^ Compare DiTden. Page 227. 

SMITtt — SEW ALL. — CX)LTON. — KNOX. 429 

lived npon the beach, was seen at the door of her house 
with mop and pattens, trundling her mop, squeezing 
out the sea-water, and vigorously pushing away the 
Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantic was roused. Mrs. Par- 
tington's spirit was up I but I need not tell you that 
the contest was unequaL The Atlantic Ocean beat 

Mrs. Partington* Speech at Taunton, ISSh 

Men who prefer any load of infamy, however great, 
to any pressure of taxation, however light 

On AmeHcan Debts. 

JONATHAN M. SEWALL. 1748-1808. 

No pent-up Utica contracts your powers. 

But the whole boundless continent is yours. 

EpUoffue to CatoA 

C. a COLTON. 1780-1832. 
Imitation is the sincerest flattery. Tlie Lacon, 

WILLIAM KNOX. 1789-1825. 

0, why should the spirit of mortal bo proud ? 

Like a swift-fleeting meteor, a fast-flying cloud, 

A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, 

He passes from life to his rest in the grave. 

Ot why should the Spirit of Mortal he proud f 

I Written for the Bow Street Theatre, Portsmouth, N. H. 

CHARLES ItAHB. 1775-1884 


To that nnbDOwn and •Qaot Bhore. Banr. AmmT. 
I have bad playmatee, I hare had companions, 
In my days of childhood, in my Joyful school days. 
All, all are gone, the old tanOltar &cn. 

And haU had ata^ered that stoat Stagirite. 

WriUtm at CmitrVfa. 
Who first invented work and bonnd the frea 
And holiday-rejoicing spirit down 

To that dry drudgery at the desk's dead wood? 

Sabbathless Satan I WoA. 

For with G. D,, to be absent from the body la 
sometimes (not to speak profanely) to be present with 
the Lord. O^ord in ike Vaailio*. 

A dear fire, a clean hearth, and the rigour of the 
game. Mrt. Baltie't OpMvnt on WhlM. 

Sentimentally I am disposed to harmony. But or- 
ganically I am incapable of a tunc A Chapier im Ean. 

It is good to love the unknown. FnlFiiCtiie'i Da$. 

The pUasters reaching down were adorned with a 
glistering substance (I know not what) under glass 
{as it seemed), resembling — a homely fancy — but 1 
judged It to be Bugar-candy — yet to my raised Imag^ 
nation, divested of its homelier qualities, it appeared a 
glorified candy. EtKgtqfEHa. MgFimPliif. 

LAMB.— PITT. 481 

" Presents," I often say, " endear Absents." 

A Dissertation upon Roast Pig, 

It argues an insensibility. IbUL 

Books which are no books. Detached Thoughts on Books, 

Your absence of mind we have borne, till your pres- 
ence of body came to be called in question by it. 

Amicus Redivivus, 

He might have proved a useful adjunct, If not an or- 
nament, to society. Captain Starhty, 

Neat, not gaudy. Letter to Wordsworth^ 1808. 

Martin, if dirt was trumps, what hands you would 

hold ! Lamb's Suppers, 


Returning to town in the stage-coach, which was 
filled with Mr. Oilman's guests, we stopped for a min- 
ute or two at Kentish Town. A woman asked the 
coachman, " Are you full inside ? " Upon which Lamb 
put his head through the window and said, *' I am quite 
full inside ; that last piece of pudding at Mr. Oilman's 

did the business for me." 

From Leslie's Autobiographical Recollections. 


A strong nor'-wester 's blowing, Bill ; 

Hark ! don't ye hear it roar now ? 
Lord help 'em, how I pities them 

Unhappy folks on shore now I The Sailor's Consolation. 

My eyes ! what tiles and chimney-pots 
About their heads are flying. Jbid. 


Red as a rose Is alie. Tit JmeUtt Marmtr. itiH L 

We were the flnt that ercr bunt 

Into that sQeDt bbk. ArcH. 

Ab idle as a panted aUp 

Upon a paintod ooeaa. - Mi. 

Water, water, everywhere, 

Nor an; drop to drink tU. 

Without a breeze, without s tide. 

She steadies with upright keel. Pan iU. 

Alone, alone, all, all alone. 

Alone on a wide, wide sea. Part ir. 

A spring of love gushed bom my heart. 

And I blessed them unaware. Md. 

O sleep ! it is a gentle thing, 

Beloved from pole to pole. Pari v. 

A noise like of a hidden brook 

In the leafy month of June, 

That to the sleeping woods all night 

Singeth a qtuet tune. nu. 

Like one that on a lonesome road 

Doth walk in fear and dread. 

And, having once turned roaad, walks on 

And turns no more his head. 

Because he knows a frightful fiend 

Doth close beliind him tread. Pari tI. 

So lonely 't was, that God himself 

Scarce seemed there to be. Pan tU. 


He prayetb well, who loveth well 

Both man and bird and beast. 

The Ancient Mariner, Part vii. 

He prajeth best, who loveth best 

All things, both great and small. Iffid. 

A sadder and a wiser man, 

lie rose the morrow mom. IM. 

And the Spring comes slowly up this way. 

ChristabtL Part i. 

A lady so richly clad as she, — 

Beautiful exceedingly. Ibid, 

Carved with figures strange and sweet, 

All made out of the carver's brain. Ihid, 

Her gentle limbs did she undress, 

And lay down in her loveliness. Ibid. 

A sight to dream of, not to tell ! ibid. 

That saints will aid if men will call : 

For the blue sky bends over all ! Conclusion to Parti, 

Each matin bell, the Baron saith. 

Knells us back to a world of death. Part ii. 

Her face, oh ! call it fair, not pale. Pnd. 

Alas ! they had been friends in youth ; 

But whispering tongues can poison truth ; 

And constancy lives in realms above ; 

And life is thorny, and youth is vain ; 

And to be wroth with one we love 

Doth work like madness in the brain. Ibid. 

They stood aloof, the scars remaining, — 
Like cliffs which had been rent asunder ; 
A dreary sea now flows between. Ibid, 



Perhaps 't is pretty to force together 
Thoughts BO all unlike each other ; 
To luutttT and mock a broken charm, 
To dally with wrong that does no harm. 

Ciriaabfl. tVuduu'on to Part it 

Yes, while I stood and gazed, my temples bare, 
And shot my being through earth, sea, and air, 
Possessing all tilings with intensest love, 
O Liberty ! my spirit felt thee titcre. Fra»ct. An Odt. v. 

Fortli from Ins liark and lonely hiding-place, 

(P<>rl..iit..iiH xi^'ht :) the owlet Atlielam, 

i!iailing on obscene wings aUiwan the noon, 

Drops his blue-fringed lids, and holds them clotei, 

And, hooting at the glorious sun in heaven, 

Cries out, " WLere is it F " Ftan n BoUtad*. 

And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin 

Is pride that apes humility.' The DttU'i Tkoaglt*. 

All thonghtfl, all passions, all delights. 
Whatever stirs this mortal frame, 
All are but ministers of Love, 

And feed his sacred flame. Ltm. 

Strongly it bears us along in swelling and limiUen 

Nothing before and nothing behind bat the sky and 

the ocean. 

Tht BamtTw Btaamtler. Tranilaltd/nm BdliUtr. 

In the hexameter rises the fountain's silvery column. 
In the pentameter aye falling in melody back. 

Tht OciJian Eltgiac Mttrt. From BekBltf. 

— Bouthcj, The DeriTt W<Uk. 


Blest hour ! it was a luxury — to be ! 

Bejlectioni on having left a Place of Retirement, 
Hast thou a charm to stay the morning star 
In his steep course ? Hymn in the Vale of Chamouni. 

Risest from forth thy silent sea of pines. Ibid. 

Motionless torrents ! silent cataracts ! Ibid. 

Ye living flowers that skirt the eternal frost. Ibid. 

Earth, with her thousand voices, praises Go<L Ibid. 
A mother is a mother still, 

The holiest thing alive. The Three Graves. 

Never, believe me. 
Appear the Immortals, 

Never alone. The Visit of the Gods. (Imitated from Schiller.) 

The Knight's bones are dust, 

And his good sword rust ; 

His soul b with the saints, I trust. The KnighVs Tomb. 

To know, to esteem, to love, — and then to part, 
Makes up life's tale to many a feeling heart ! 

On taking leave of , 1817. 

In Xanadu did Eubla Khan 
A stately pleasure-dome decree : 
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran 
Through caverns measureless to man 
Down to a sunless sea. Kubla Khan. 

Ancestral voices prophesying war. Ibid. 

A damsel with a dulcimer 

In a vision once I saw : 

It was an Abyssian maid. 

And on her dulcimer she played, 

Singing of Mount Abora. Ibid, 


For lie on honey-dew hath fed. 

And drunk the milk of Paradise. Kubia man. 

Ero sill could blight or sorrow fade) 

Death came with £rien<lly care ; 
The opening bnd to heaven conveyed, 

Aud bade it blossom there. E]iUaph nn on Infant. 

The grand old ballad of Sir Patriek Speiirc. 

OtjirUoa. Stanza 1. 

Joy ia the sweet voice, Joy the lumiuon& cloud. 

We in ourselves rpjoir.'p ! 
Aiid ihence ll(W> iiU tliiti di^irras or ear or sight. 

All melodies the echoes of that voice, 
All colours a suffusion from that light. Stmaa k 

Joy rises in me, like a summer's mom. 

A Chriilmai Carvl. viii. 
Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends 1 
Hath he not always treasures, always friends, 
The good great man ? three treasures, — love, and light, 
And calm thoughts, regular as infants' breath ; 
And three firm friends, more sure than day and night, — 
Himself, his Kloker, and the angel Death. Rtpn>of. 

Nought cared this body for wind or weather 

When youth and I lived in 't together. Youth attd Agt. 

Flowers are lovely ; Love is flower-like ; 
Friendship is a sheltering tree ; 

the Joys, that came down shower-like, 
Of Friendship, Love, and Liberty, 

Ere I was old ! Ibid. 

1 counted two-and-«eventy stenches. 

All well defined, and several stinks. Coiofne. 


The river Rhine, it is well known, 

Doth wash your city of Cologne ; 

But tell me, nymphs ! what power divine 

Shall henceforth wash the river Rhine ? Cologne. 

I stood in unimaginable trance 

And agony that cannot be remembered. 

Remorse, Act iv, Sc. 3. 

The intelligible forms of ancient poets, 

The fair humanities of old religion. 

The power, the beauty, and the majesty, 

That had their haunts in dale, or piny mountain, 

Or forest by slow stream, or pebbly spring, 

Or chasms and watery depths, — all these have vanished ; 

They live no longer in the faith of reason. 

Trafulation of WalUnstein, Part i. Act ii. Sc. 4. 

I Ve lived and loved. Act ii. Sc, 6. 

Clothing the palpable and familiar 

With golden exhalations of the dawn. 

The Death of WalUnstein. Act i, 8c. 1. 

Often do the spirits 
Of great events stride on before the events. 
And in to-day already walks to-morrow. Act v. Sc. 1. 

I have heard of reasons manifold 

Why Love must needs be blind, 
But this the best of all I hold, — 

His eyes are in his mind. 

To a Lady^ offended by a Sportive Observation. 

What outward form and feature are 

He guesseth but in part ; 
But what within is good and fair 

He seeth with the heart. Ibid. 

My eyes make pictures, when they are shut. 

A Day-Dream. 


Be thnt blind bard, who on the Chian strand, 

By tlioae deep sounds posiessed with inward light. 

Beheld the Iliad and the OdjHsey, 

Rise to the Bweliing of the Tolceful sea.' Faneg ia Kabibai. 

Our myriad-minded Shakeapeare." Biag. Lit. Ch. xv. 

A dwarf sees farther than the giant, when he has lite 
giant's shoulder to mount on,' Tlit Fn'tmi. Scr. i. Eiiaj ». 

An instinctive taste teaches men to build their 
churches in flat countries with spire steeples, which, as 
they cannot be referred to any other object, point as 
wiiii silent finger lo the sky and slurs.* Ibid^ f/t. U. 
Id many ways doth the full heart reveal 
The presence of the love it would conceal. 

Motto la Poinu arilltH in Lattr Lift. 


Too late I stayed, — forgive the crime, — 

Unheeded flew tlie hoora ; 
How noiseless falls the foot of time,* 

That only treads on flowers. Liau lo Lady A. BamUtim. 

' And Iliad and Odyuej 
KoM to Die mueii.- of Ihe >ea. 

From llie tieman of Slolbcrg, Tlialmta, p. I3>. 

* A phraw, m.vs Coleridge, whirh I have borrowed from a Greek 
monk, who ajiplies it lo ■ patrUrch of ConBtantiiiople. 

* Compara Herben, Jacula PrudenluM. Page 163. 

Grant them but dwarfs, yet eland tbey on giants' ahouldtn, and 
may >ee the further. — Fuller, Tht Bnly Stalt, Ci.Ti.S. 
See CypriarnH, Vita CnmpaHclla, p. IB, 

* rompari Wordsworlh, The £xcuriion. Page iSS. 

s Compare Shakespeare, aH'«ir.H Mot £bi/. Wtll.AaT.Sc*. 

. k 




When the good man yields his breath 
(For the good man never dies).^ 

The Wanderer of Switzerland, Party, 

Gashed with honourable scars, 

Low in Glory's lap they lie ; 
Thongh they feU, they fell like stars, 

Streaming splendour through the sky. 

The Battle of Alexandria. 

Distinct as the billows, yet one as the sea. 

The Ocean, Line 54. 

Once, in the flight of ages past. 

There lived a man. The Common Lot. 

Counts his sure gains, and hurries back for more. 

The West Indies. Part iii. 

Joys too exquisite to last, — 
And yet more exquisite when past. The Little Cloud. 

Bliss in possession will not last ; 

Remembered joys are never past ; 

At once the fountain, stream, and sea, 

They were, they are, they yet shall be. Ibid, 

Friend after friend departs, — 

Who hath not lost a friend ? 
There is no union here of hearts. 

That finds not here an end. Friends. 

Nor sink those stars in empty night, — 

They hide themselves in heaven's own light. Ibid. 

T is not the whole of life to live, 

Nor all of death to die. The Issues of Life and Death. 

^ ByflffKeuf fA^i \4y§ robs iyadois. — Callimachus, Ep. %. 



B»?joiid lliU vale of tears 

Tbere is a life above. 
Unmeasured by tlie tfight of years ; 

And all that life is love. Tht luati of Lift at,d DtaUt 
Night is the time to wcop ; ^^ 

To wet with uuseen tears ^^^ 

Those graves of memory, where sle^p ^H 

The joys of other years. Al^*l. 

Who that hath ever been 
CoulU Iwar to be no more ? 
Yet wlio would tread again the scene 
He trod through life before ? Tht Fb/Zibj Lirf. 

Here in the body pent, 
Absent from Him I roam ; 
Yet nightly pit«h my moving tent 
A day's march nearer home. At Some » ntattm. 

If God hath mode this world so fair. 

Where sin and death abound, 

How beautiful beyond compare 

Will paradise be found ! Tht Earth f till <f God'i Gaodntm- 

Fmyer is the soul's sincere desire, 

Uttered or unexpressed, 
The motion of a hidden fire 

That trembles in the breast. IPial u Prnjerl 

ROBERT EMMET. 1780-1803. 

Let there be no inscription upon my tomb ; let no 

man write my epitaph ; no man can write my epitaph. 

Sptttk on hiiTriBl and Cantklioii/orBigh Trtaie*, 8^., ISOl. 


THOMAS CAMPBELL. 1777-1844. 

T is distance lends enchantment to the view. 
And robes the mountain in its azure hue.^ 

PUcuures of Hope, Part i. Luu 7. 

But hope, the charmer, lingered still behind. Line 40. 

Heaven ! he cried, my bleeding country save. LIm 3d9. 

Hope, for a season, bade the world farewell,* 

And Freedom shrieked — as Kosciusko fell ! Line 381. 

On Prague's proud arch the fires of ruin glow. 

His blood-dyed waters murmuring far below. Line 385. 

And rival all but Shakespeare's name below. Line 472. 

TVlio hath not owned, with rapturensmitten frame. 
The power of grace, the magic of a name ? 

Part ii. Line 6. 

Without the smile from partial beauty won, 

what were man ? — a world without a sun. Line 21. 

The world was sad, — the garden was a wild ; 
And Man, the hermit, sighed — till Woman smile<l. 

Line 37. 

While Memory watches o'er the sad review 

Of joys that faded like the morning dew. Line 45. 

There shall he love, when genial morn appears, 

Like pensive Beauty smiling in her tears. Lint 95. 

And muse on Nature with a poet's eye. Line 98. 

That gems the starry girdle of the year. Line 194. 

1 Compare Webster. Page 167. 
* At length, fatigued with life, he bravely foil, 
And health with Boerhaave bade the world farewell. 

Church, The Choice (1754). 


Melt, and dispel, je spectre-doubts, that roll 

Cimmerian darkness o*er the parting soul 1 

Phaturti of Hope, Part it Lint S8S. 

O star-eyed Science ! hast thou wandered there, 

To waft us home the message of despair ? Lime 325. 

But, sad as angels for the good man's sin. 

Weep to record, and blush to give it in.* Line 857. 

Cease, every joy, to glimmer on my mind. 
But leave, 0, leave the light of Hope behind ! 
What though my winged hours of bliss have been, 
Like angel visits, few and far between.' Line 375. 

The hunter and the deer a shade.* 

0' Connor* $ Child, Stanza 5. 

Another's sword has laid him low. 

Another's and another's ; 
And every hand that dealt the blow, 

Ah me ! it was a brother's ! Stama 10. 

'T is the sunset of life gives me mystical lore, 
And coming events cast their shadows before.* 

Loehiel*s Warning. 

Shall victor exult, or in death be laid low. 

With his back to the field, and his feet to the foe, 

And leaving in battle no blot on his name, 

Look proudly to Heaven from the death-bed of fame. 

And rustic life and poverty 

Grow beautiful beneath his touch. 

Ode to the Atemary of Bnm$, 

1 Compare Sterne. Page 322. 

2 Compare Norris. Page 238. 

' Verbatim from Freneau's Indian Burying^Ground, 
^ Poets arc the hierophanta of an unapprehended injipiration; the 
mirrors of the gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the pres- 
ent. — Shelley, A Deftnce of Poetry, 



Wliose lines are mottoes of the heart, 
Wliose truths electrify the sage. 

Ode to the Memory o/Bum$, 
Ye mariners of England ! 

That guard our native seas ; 

TN'hose flag has braved, a thousand years, 

The battle and the breeze ! Ye Marimtn of England. 

Britannia needs no bulwarks, 

Kg towers along the steep ; 

Her march is o*er the mountain waves^ 

Her home is on the deep. Ibid. 

When the stormy winds do blow : ^ 
Wlien the battle rages loud and long, 
And the stormy winds do blow. 

The meteor flag of England 
Shall yet terrific burn ; 
Till danger's troubled night depart, 
And the star of peace return. 

There was silence deep as death ; 
And the boldest held his breath. 
For a time. 

The combat deepens. On, ye brave, 
Who rush to glory, or the grave I 
Wave, Munich ! all thy banners wave. 
And charge with all thy chivalry ! 

Few, few, shall part where many meet I 
The snow shall be their winding-sheet. 
And every turf beneath their feet 
Shall be a soldier's sepulchre. 



Battle of the Baltic. 



1 When the stormy winds do blow. 

Martya Parker, Ye Gentlemen of England, 



Th(?re came to the beach a poor exile (if Erin, 
The dew on hie thin robe was heavy ami cliill ; 

For his country he eigbed. when at twiliglit repairing 
To wander alone by the wind-beaten hill. 

Tht Exile of Erin. 

To bear is to conquer onr fate. 

On rioting a Scene in Arjyliiliin. 

The sentinel stars eet their watch in the sky.' 

T\e So'idier'i Dream. 

Id life's momiog march, when my bosom was joMUit. 


But sorrow returned with the dawning of morn, 

And the voice in my dreaming ear melted away. Iiiid. 

Triumphal arch, that fill'st the sky 

When stonns prepare to part, 
I ask not proud Fhilosophy 

To teach me what thou art Ta lie Jlainbow. 

A stoic of the woods, — a man without a tear. 

Gerlmde of Wyoming. Part i. Slania £3. 

O Love ! in such a wilderness as this. Part iii. Btama 1. 

The torrent's smoothness, ere it dash below ! Staiua S. 

Again to the battle, Achoians! 

Our hearts bid the tyrants defiance I 

Our land, the first garden of Liberty's tree, 

It has been, and shall yet be, the land of the free. 

Song <if the Grtekt. 
Drink ye to her that each loves best, 

And if you nurse a flame 
That 'a told but to her mutnal breast. 

We will not ask her name. Drini gt to ktr. 


To live in hearts we leave behind, 
Is not to die. 

Hallowed Ground, 

leave this barren spot to me ! 

Spare, woodman, spare the beechen tree.* 

The Beech Tree*s Petition (1802). 

CLEMENT C. MOORE. 1779-1863. 

T was the night before Christmas, when all through 

the house 
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse ; 
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care. 
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. 

A Visit from St, Nicholas, 

PRINCESS AMELIA. 1783-1810. 

Unthinking, idle, wild, and young, 

I laughed, and danced, and talked, and sung. 

JAMES KENNEY. 1780-1849. 

Behold, how brightly breaks the morning. 

Though bleak our lot, our hearts are warm. 

Behold how brightly breaks. 

1 Woodman, spare that tree ! 
Touch uot a single bough! 

Morris, Woodman, spare that Tree, 


JAXE TAYLOR. 1783-1824, 

Far from mortal cares retreating. 

Sordid hopes and vain desires, 
Hprt', our willing footBteps meetiDg, 

Every heart to heaven aspires. Hgax 

I thank the goodness and the pace 

Which on my birth have smiled, 
And mode me, in thi^e Christian days, 

A iia[j]iy Christian child. A ChilXt B])tm nfPram. 

that it were my chief delight 

To do the things I ought ! 
Then let me try with all my might 

To mind what I am taught. Far a Vtry Uult CkOi. 
Who ran to help me when 1 fell, 
And would some pretty story tell, 
Or kiss the place to make it well ? 
My mother. 


A wet sheet and a flowing sea, 

A wind that fbllowB fast, 
And lilU the white and rustling sail, 

And bends the gallant mast. 

A wtt tittt atuf ajtomng (ml 
While the hollow oak our palace is, 

Our heritage the sea. Hid. 

When looks were fond, and words were few. 

PotVt BridaUDaj Seng. 



SIR WALTER SCOTT. 1771-1832. 
Such is the custom of Branksome Hall. 

Lat/ of the Last MinttrtL Canto i. Sianza 7. 

If thou wouldst view fair Melrose aright, 

Go visit it by the pale moonlight. Canto ii. Stanta 1. 

fading honours of the dead ! 

high ambition, lowly laid ! 

1 was not always a man of woe. 

I cannot tell how the truth may be ; 
I say the tale as 't was said to me. 

In peace, Love tunes the shepherd's reed ; 

In war, he mounts the warrior's steed ; 

In halls, in gay attire is seen ; 

In hamlets, dances on the green. 

Love roles the court, the camp, the grove. 

And men below, and saints above ; 

For love is heaven, and heaven is love. 

Stanza 16. 
Stanza 12. 

Stanza 'Xi, 

Her blue eyes sought the west afar. 
For lovers love the western star. 

Along thy wild and willowed shore. 

Was flattery lost on poet's ear : 
A simple race ! they waste their toil 
For the vain tribute of a smile. 

Call it not vain ; — they do not err 
Who say, that, when the poet dies. 
Mute Nature mourns her worshipper, 
And celebrates his obsequies. 

Canto iii. Stanza 1. 

Stanza 24. 
Canto iv. Stanza 1. 

Stanza 35. 

Canto v. Stanza 1. 

448 SCOTT. 

True love 's the gift which God has given 
To man alone beneath the heaven : 
It is not fantasy's hot fire, 

Whose wishes, soon as granted, fl j ; 
It liveth not in fierce desire, 

With dead desire it doth not die ; 
It is the secret sympathy, 
The silver link, the silken tie, 
Which heart to heart, and mind to mind, 
In body and in soul can bind. 

Lay of the Last Minttrel, Canto v. Btanza 13. 

Breathes there the man, with soul so dead. 
Who never to himself hath said. 

This is my own, my native land I 
Whose heart hath ne'er within him burned^ 
As home his footsteps he hath turned 

From wandering on a foreign strand ? 
If such there breathe, go, mark him well ; 
For him no minstrel raptures swell ; 
High though his titles, proud his name. 
Boundless his wealth as wish can claim, — 
Despite those titles, power, and pelf, 
The wretch, concentred all in self, 
Living, shall forfeit fair renown, 
And, doubly dying, shall go down 
To the vile dust, from whence he sprung, 
Unwept, unhonoured, and unsung. Canto vi. Stanza 1. 

O Caledonia ! st^m and wild. 

Meet nurse for a poetic child ! 

Land of brown heath and shaggy wood ; 

Land of the mountain and the flood. Stanza 2. 

Profaned the God-given strength, and marred the lofty 

line. Marmion, introduction to Canto i. 

SCOTT. 449 

Just at the age 'twizt boy and yonth, 
When thought is speech, and speech is truth. 

Marmion. Introduction to Canto U. 

When, musing on companions gone, 

We doubly feel ourselves alone. JHd. 

T is an old tale and often told ; 

But did my fate and wish agree, 
Ne'er had beon read, in story old. 
Of maiden true betrayed for gold. 

That loved, or was avenged, like me. Stama 27. 

When Russia hurried to the field, 

And snatched the spear, but left the shield.^ 

Introduction to Canto iii. 

In the lost battle, 

Borne down by the flying. 
Where mingles war's rattle 

With groans of the dying. Stanti iO. 

Where 's the coward that would not dare 
To fight for such a land ? Canto iv. Stama 30. 

Lightly from fair to fair he flew, 

And loved to plead, lament, and sue ; 

Suit lightly won, and short-lived pain, 

For monarchs seldom sigh in vain. Canto v. Stanza 9. 

With a smile on her lips and a tear in her eye. 

Stama 12. 

But woe awaits a coimtry when 

She sees the tears of bearded men. Stama 16. 

And dar'st thou then 
To beard the lion in his den, 
The Douglas in his hall ? Canto vi. Stanza 14. 

1 Compftre Fieneau. Page 381. 

O, what a tangled web we weave, 
Wlieii first we practise to deceive ! 

MnrmioK. Cnnia si. Staiua IT. 

O woman ! in our lioura of ease 

Uncertain, coy, and iiard to please, 

And variable as the shade 

liy the light quivering aspen made ; 

When pitin and anguish wring the brow, 

A ministering angel ihou ! ' Bta% 

" Charge, Chester, charge ! on, Stanley, on ! " 

Were the last words of Mormion. Stm 

O for a blast of tbat dread horn ' 

On Fonturainan echoes Lorm^ I Stm 

To all, to each, a fur good-night, 

And pleasing dreams, and slumbers light ! 

Hid. L'Entog. To tMt Btadtr. 
In listening mood, she seemed to stand, 
The guan^EQ Naiad of the strand. 

LttiSHftkeLakt. Canlai. StaaatYI. 
And ne'er did Grecian chisel trace 
A Nymph, a Naiad, or a Grace, 
Of finer form, or lovelier face. Btauxa 18. 

A foot more light, a step more true. 

Ne'er from the heath-flower dashed the dew. 

On his bold visage middle age 

Had slightly pressed its signet sage. 

Yet had not quenched the open truth 

And fiery vehemence of youth : 

Forward and frolic glee was there, 

The will Id do, the soul to dare. B4a% 



Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking, 
Mom of toil, nor night of waking. 

Lady of the Lake, Canto i. Stanza 31. 

Hail to the Chief who in triumph advances ! 

Canto ii. Stoma 19. 

Some feelings are to mortals given, 

With less of earth in them than heaven. Stanza 22. 

Time rolls his ceaseless course. 

Like the dew on the mountain. 
Like the foam on the river. 

Like the bubble on the fountain. 
Thou art gone, and for ever ! 

Canto iii. Stanza 1. 

Stanza 16. 

The rose is fairest when 't is budding new. 
And hope is brightest when it dawns from fears. 

The rose is sweetest washed with morning dew. 
And love is loveliest when embalmed in tears. 

Canto It. Stanza 1. 

Art thou a friend to Roderick ? Stanza 30. 

Come one, come all ! this rock shall fly 

From its firm base as soon as I. Cantv v. Stanza 10. 

And the stem joy which warriors feel 
Li foemen worthy of their steel. 

Who o'er the herd would wish to reign. 
Fantastic, fickle, fierce, and vain ! 
Vain as the leaf upon the stream, 
And fickle as a changeful dream ; 
Fantastic as a woman's mood, 
And fierce as Frenzy's fevered blood. 
Thou many-headed monster tiling, 
0, who would wish to be thy king ! 


Stanza dO, 






Wliere, where was Roderick then ? 
Odc blast upon liis bugle horn 
Were worth a tliousand men. 

LaJg<iflhlLalf. Cuf: 

Come lis the winds come, when 

Forests are rended; 
Come as the wavea come, when 

,to vi. Sta»a, U, 

In man' 

Oft KUC< 


As pleai 

3 most dark extremity 
;onr dawns from Heaven. 


ng the wuve with lighta as vjii 
surea in the vale of pain, 


nlQ \. SlaiUQ tit. 

Stanti 2& 

0, many a shaft, at random sent. 

Finds mark the archer little meant ! 

And many a word, at random spoken. 

May soothe, or wound, a heart that 's broken ! 

Canto T. Slatua 18. 
Where lives the man that has not tried 
How mirth can into folly glide. 
And folly intj> sin ! 

Bridal of Tritrmaia. Canto i. Slanm 11. 

A mother's pride, a father's joy. 

Sotebg. Canto iii. Aarua IS. 

0, Brignall banks are wild and fair, 

And Greta woods are green, 
And you may gather garlands there 

Would grace a summer's queen. Staiun W. 

Thus aged men, full loth and alow. 

The vanities of life forego. 

And count their youthful follies o'er. 

Till Memory lends her light no more. CaMo r. Bimma L 

SCOTT. 453 

It 's no fish ye 're buying, it 's men's lives.* 

The Antiquary. Ck, xi. 

When Israel, of the Lord beloved. 

Out of the land of bondage came. 

Her fathers' God before her moved, 

An awful guide in smoke and flame. 

Ivanhoe, Ck, xxxfx. 

Sea of upturned faces. Rob Roy, Ch, xx. 

There 's a gude time coming. Ch, xxxii. 

My foot is on my native heath, and my name is 
MacGregor. Ch, xxxiv. 

Scared out of his seven senses.^ Ibid, 

Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife ! 

To all the sensual world proclaim, 
One crowded hour of glorious life 

Is worth an age without a name. 

Old Mortality, Ch, xxxiv. 

Within that awful volume lies 

The mystery of mysteries ! The Monastery, Ch. xii. 

And better had they ne'er been bom, 

Who read to doubt, or read to scorn. ibid. 

Widowed wife and wedded maid. The Betrothed. Ch. xv. 

Woman's fsAth and woman's trust 

Write the characters in dust. Ch. xx. 

But with the morning cool reflection came.' 

Chronicles of the Canon ff ate. Ch. iv. 

^ It is not linen yoo 're wearing out, 

Bat kttman creatures' lives. — Hood, Song of the Shirt, 
^ Huzzaed out of my seven senses. 

Spectator, No, 616, Nov. 6, 1774. 
s Also quoted in the notes to the Monastery^ Ch, iii. n. 11 ; and 
with 'calm' substituted for *cool,' in the Antiquary , Ch, v.; and 
with 'repentance' for 'reflection,' in Bob Roy, Ch, xii. 
GMDpare Kowe^ The Fair Penitent, Act i, Sc 1. Page 258. 


Wliat can they see in the longest kingly lino in Eu- 
rope, save that it runs bade to a successful soldier ? ' 

Wnodiloek. Ch. xixvii. 

The playbill, which is said to have annonnced the 
Inigedy of Hamlet, the character of the Prince of 

Denmark being left out. MroilBelinn lo l/ir Talumau. 

Jock, when ye liae naethiog else to do, ye may be 
aye sticking in a tree ; it will be growing, Jock, when 
ye 're sleeping.' Tht Sean o/ UiillvMan. C*. viii. 

Althotigh too macb oi a soldier among Eovereigiui, 

no one could claim with better right to bo a sovereign 

among soldiera." Li/f of A'apoUon. 

Tlie sun never sets on the immense empire of 

Charles V.* Ibid. (Febnury, 1807.) 

LORD DENMAN. 1779-1854. 
A delusion, a mockery, and a snare. 

O'Cotmell V. Tht Quecx, II Clark amd FinHtUj. 

The mere repetition of the Cantilena of lawyers can- 
not make it law, unless it can be traced to some com- 
petent autliority ; and, if it be irreconcilable, to some 
clear legal principle. Jbu. 

) Un solilat lei que moi peul ]uiitem«nl prttcDdra 

A gDuvenier Vftat, quuid il t'> an lUfendre. 

I^ premier qui fnt roi, fnt nn loldat bearaox: • 

Qui »ert bien eon pays, n'M pu bemin d'»leim. 

VoltBire, Mcropt, Act i. Sc. t. 
I Tlw veri- vords of ■ Highland laiid, while on his death'lieil, U 

MOORE. 455 

THOMAS MOORE. 1779-1852. 

This narrow isthmus 'twizt two boundless seas, 
The past, the future, two eternities ! 

Lalla Rookk. The Veiled Prophet of Khoraisan, 

But Faith, fanatic Faith, once wedded fast 

To some dear falsehood, hugs it to the last Ibid. 

There 's a bower of roses by Bendemeer's stream. Jind, 

Like the stained web that whitens in the sun, 

Grow pure by being purely shone upon. Ibid, 

One mom a Peri at the gate 

Of Eden stood disconsolate. Paradite and the Peri. 

But the trail of the serpent is over them all. Ibid, 

0, ever thus, from childhood's hour, 

I 've seen my fondest hopes decay ; 
I never loved a tree or flower. 

But 't was the first to fade away. 
I never nursed a dear gazelle, 

To glad me with its soft black eye, 
But when it came to know me well. 

And love me, it was sure to die. The Fire- Worshippers. 

for a tongue to curse the slave, 

Whose treason, like a deadly blight, 
Comes o'er the councils of the brave. 

And blasts them in their hour of might ! Ibid. 

Beholding heaven, and feeling hell. Ibid. 

As sunshine, broken in the rill. 

Though tamed astray, is sunshine stilL Ibid. 

456 HDOBB. 

Farewell, farewell to thee, Araby's daughter. 

LaUa Sookk. The Firf Wankifp9n» 
Alas ! how light a cause may move 
Dissension between hearts that love ! 
Hearts that the world in vun had tried. 
And sorrow but more closely tied, 
That stood the storm, when waves were rough, 
Yet in a sunny hour fall oS^ 
Like ships that have gone down at sea. 
When heavea was all tranquillity. 

The Light of the Uaraw^ 

Love on through all ills, and love on till they die. iUL 

And, oh ! if there be an Elysium on earth, 

It is this, it is Uiis. IHi. 

How shall we rank thee upon glory's page ? 
Thou more than soldier and just less than sage. 

To Thomat Burnt. 

Go where glory waits thee ; 
But, while fame elates thee, 

O, still remember me ! Go where glory waite, 

O, breathe not his name ! let it sleep in the shade. 
Where cold and unhonoured his relics are laid. 

Of breathe not hit name ! 

And the tear that we shed, though in secret it rolls, 
Shall long keep his memory green in our souls. Ibid. 

The harp that once through Tara's halls 

The soul of music shed. 
Now hangs as mute on Tara*s walls 

As if that soul were fled. 
So sleeps the pride of former days. 

So glory's thrill is o'er. 
And hearts that once beat high for praise 

Now feel that pulse no more. The harp that omce. 

MOORE. 457 

Fly not yet, 't is just the hour 
When pleasure, like the midnight flower 
That scorns the eye of vulgar light, 
Begins to bloom for sons of night. 
And maids who love the moon. Fly not yet. 

O stay ! — O stay ! — 
Joy so seldom weaves a chain 
Like this to-night, that, oh ! 't is pain 
To break its links so soon. Ibid, 

And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers 
Is always the first to be touched by the thorns. 

think not my ipiritt. 

Rich and rare were the gems she wore, 

And a bright gold ring on her wand she bore. 

Rich and rare. 

There is not in the wide world a valley so sweet 
As that vale in whose bosom the bright waters meet 

The Meeting of the Watert, 

Shall I ask the brave soldier, who fights by my side 
In the cause of mankind, if our creeds agree ? 

Come, send round the wine. 

The moon looks 
On many brooks, 
" The brook can see no moon but this." * 

WhUe gazing on the moon^t light. 

No, the heart that has truly loved never forgets. 

But as truly loves on to the close ! 
As the sunflower turns on her god, when he sets. 

The same look which she turned when he rose. 

Believe me, i/ all those endearing, 

1 This image was suggested by the following thought, -which 
occurs somewhere in Sir William Jones's Works: "The moon looks 
upon many night-flowers, the night-flower sees but one moon.'* 




458 MOORE. 

Anil when once the young heart of 

a maiden is stolen, 

The nuLideu herself will steal after 


u. JU Om.«. 

But there 'h nothing half so sweet a 


As love's young dream. 


i'oaBS Drtam. 

Eyes of unholy blue. 

Bn thai I nit. 

To live with them is £ar less sweet 


'T is the last rose of summer, 

Left blooming alone. 

LaH Suu <i/ Summtr. 

When true hearts lie withered 

And fond ones are Sown, 
Oh ! who would inhabit 

This bleak world slone ? im. 

And the best of all ways 

To lengthen our days 
Is to Bt«al a few honn from the night, my dear ! 

The Youns May Jf«ea. 
You may break, you may shatter the vase, if you will. 
But the scent of the roses will hsng round it still. 

Fareatlll Bui vAenicrr you Keicanit tite kowr. 

Thus, when the lamp that lighted 

The traveller at first goes out. 
He feels awhile benighted. 

And looks around in fear and doubt. 
But soon, the prospect clearing, 

By cloudless starlight on he treads, 
And thinks no lamp so cheering 

As that light which heaven sheds. I'dnteurnlitktpti. 

I In imiUtioD of Shenstone'i InscriptioD, "Heal qunto budM 


MOORE. 459 

No eye to watch, and no tongue to woimd us, 
All earth lozgot, and all heaven around us. 

Come o^er the tea. 
The light that lies 

In woman's eyes. The time I've lo$t. 

My only books 
Were woman's looks, 
And folly 's all they 've taught me. IM, 

I know not, I ask not, if guilt 's in that heart, 

I but know that I love thee, whatever thou art. 

Come, rest in tkit bosom. 
To live and die in scenes like this, 

With some we 've left behind us. A* slov our ship. 

Wert thou all that I wish thee, great, glorious, and free. 

First flower of the earth, and first gem of the sea. 

Remember thee. 
All that 's bright must fade, — 

The brightest still the fleetest ; 

All that 's sweet was made 

But to be lost when sweetest ! All that *s bright must fade. 

Those evening bells ! those evening bells ! 

How many a tale their music tells. 

Of youth, and home, and that sweet time 

When last I heard their soothing chime ! 

Those evening bells. 
As half in shade and half in sun 

This world along its path advances, 

May that side the sun 's upon 

Be all that e'er shall meet thy glances ! 

Peace be around thee. 
If I speak to thee in Friendship's name. 

Thou think'st I speak too coldly ; 
If I mention Love's devoted flame, 

Thou say'st I speak too boldly. How shall I woo t 

A friendahip that like knw it waim, 
A love like tneudtiap Uamij. 

Oft in the etjll; night, 

Ere Simnber'i chain hu bonnd me, 
Fond Uemoi7 brings the li^t 
Of other days around me i 

The Bmiles, the tears, 

Of boyhood's yean, 
The words of lore then spoken j 

The eyes that shone 

Now dimmed and gone, 
The cheerfnl hearts now tvoken I Q/l h (t< oBlj mt 

I feel like one 

Who treads alone 
Some banquet-hall deserted, 

Whose lights are fled. 

Whose garlands dead. 
And all but he departed I 1 

0, call it by some better name, 

For Friendship sounds too oold. 

0, call it fiy MM UtUr m 
When twilight dews are falling soft 

Upon the rosy sea, love, 
I wateh the star whose beam so oft 

Has lighted me to thee, love. Wlu% iwiligkt A 

To sigh, yet feel no pain, 

To weep, yet scarce know why ; 
To sport an hour with Beauty's chain, 

Then throw it idly by. TMe Bim* Sudi 

Sound the load timbrel o'er Egypt's dark sea! 
Jehovah has triumphed,— his people are free. 

Smmd tk* Inuf tiaU 

MOORE. 461 

This world is all a fleeting show, 

For man's illusion given ; 
The smiles of joy, the tears of woe, 

Deceitful shine, deceitful flow, — 

There 's nothing true but Heaven ! 

Tkit world it all a fleeting show. 

Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish : 

Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. 

Come, ye ditcontolate. 

Where bastard Freedom waves 

Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves. 

To the Lord Viscount Forbes, 

I give thee all, — I can no more, 

Though poor the offering be ; 
My heart and lute are all the store 

That I can bring to thee.^ My Heart and Lute. 

I knew, by the smoke that so gracefully curled 
Above the green elms, that a cottage was near. 
And I said, " If there 's peace to be found in the world, 
A heart that was humble might hope for it here." 

Ballad Stanzas, 

Faintly as tolls the evening chime, 

Our voices keep tune and our oars keep time. 

A Canadian Boat Song. 

Row, brothers row, the stream runs fast. 

The rapids are near, and the daylight 's past Ibid, 

To Greece we give our shining blades. Evenings in Greece. 

Ay, down to the dust with them, slaves as they are ! 

From this hour let the blood in their dastardly veins, 
That shrunk at the first touch of Liberty's war. 

Be wasted for tyrants, or stagnant in chains. 

On the Entry of the Austrians into NapltSy 1821. 
1 This Bong ¥ras introdaced in Kemble's Lvdoiskaf Act iii. 8c, 1, 


462 ICOOBX. 


Who has not felt how sadly sweet 

The dream of home, the dream of home. 

Steals o*er the heart, too soon to fleet, 

When far o'er sea or land we roam ? 

The Dream qf E<m€» 
A Persian's heaven is easily made, 

'T is but black eyes and lemonade. 

InUreepted Letters, Letter ri. 

Humility, that low, sweet root, 

From which all heavenly virtnes shoot. 

Loves qftke AngeU, The Third Anffefe Story, 

Who ran 
Through each mode of the lyre, and was master of all. 

On the Death of Sheridan, 

Whose wit, in the combat, as gentle as bright, 

Ne'er carried a heart-stain away on its blade. JM, 

Though an angel should write, still 't is devils mubt 
print. The Fudges in England, 

Weep on ; and, as thy sorrows flow, 

I '11 taste the luxury of woe. Anacreontic, 

Good at a flght, but better at a play, 
Grodlike in giving, but the devil to pay. 

On a Cast of Sheridan*s Hand, 

The minds of some of our statesmen, like the pupil 
of the human eye, contract themselves the more, the 
stronger light there is shed upon them. 

Preface to Corruption and Intolerance, 

Like a young eagle, who has lent his plume 
To fledge the shaft by which he meets his doom. 
See their own feathers plucked, to wing the dart 
Which rank corruption destines for their heart.^ 

1 Compare Wftller. Page 176. 


HEBER. 468 

REGINALD HEBER. 1783-1826. 

Failed the bright promise of your early day ! Pakuine, 

No hammers fell, no ponderous axes rung ; 
Like some tall palm the mystic fabric sprung.^ 
Majestic silence ! Jhid. 

Brightest and best of the sons of the morning ! 

Dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid. Epiphany. 

By cool Siloam's shady rill 
How sweet the lily grows. 

First Sunday after Epiphany, No. li. 

When spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing 

soil. Seventh Sunday after Trinity. 

Death rides on every passing breeze, 
He lurks in every flower. At a Funeral. No. i. 

Thou art gone to the grave ! but we will not deplore thee, 

Though sorrows and darkness encompass the tomb. 

No. U. 
Thus heavenly hope is all serene, 

But earthly hope, how bright so e'er, 

Still fluctuates o'er this changing scene. 

As false and fleeting as 't is fair. 

On Heavenly Hope and Earthly Hope, 

From Greenland's icy mountains, 

From India's coral strand. 
Where Afric's sunny fountains 

Roll down their golden sand. Mimonary Bymn. 

^ Altered in later editions to — 

No workman steel, no ponderoas axes rung, 
Like some tall palm the noiseless fabric sprang. 

Compare Cowper, Winter Morning Walk^ Line 144. Page 363. 


Though every prospect pleasoB, 

And only man is vile. J fiuf wi sr y B$wm. 

I see them on their winding way. 

About their ranks the moonbeams play. 

Limes writUu to a MardL 


And ne'er shall the sons of Columbia be slaves. 
While the earth bears a plant, or the sea rolls its wavea. 

Adam$ and l^kmif. 


How dear to my heart arc the scenes of my childhood I 

When fond recollection presents them to view. 

Tkt Bttelet, 

The old oaken bucket, the iron-bound bucket, 

The moss-covered bucket, which hung in the well. Ibid. 

CHARLES MINER. 1780-1865. 

When I see a merchant over-polite to his customers, 
begging them to taste a little brandy and throwing half 
his goods on the counter, thinks I, that man has an axe 
to grind. Who Ul turn GrindstonesA 

^ Prom Efsayi/rom the Desk of Poor Robert the Scribe ^ DojIm- 
towD, Pa.y 1SI5. It first appeared in the Wilkesbarrt Gleaner, 


DANIEL WEBSTER. 1782-1852. 
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them 

good citizens. Firti Settlement of New England, Dec. 22, 1820. 

We wish that this colonm, rising towards heaven 
among the pointed spires of so many temples dedicated 
to God, may oontrihnte also to produce, in all minds, a 
pions feeling of dependence and gratitude. We wish, 
finally, that the last object to the sight of him who 
leaves bis native shore, and the first to gladden his who 
revisits it, may be something which shall remind him 
of the liberty and the glory of his country. Let it 
rise ! let it rise, till it meet the sun in his coming ; let 
the earliest light of the morning gild it, and the parting 
day linger and play on its summit 

Address on laying the Comer-Stone of the Bunker Hill 
Monumenty 1825. 

Let our object be, our country, our whole country, 
and nothing but our country. Ibid, 

Mind is the great lever of all things ; human thought 
is the process by which human ends are ultimately an- 
swered. Ibid. 

Sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish, I give 
my hand and my heart to this votc.^ 

Eulogy on Adamt and Jefferson^ Aug. 2, 1826. 

Lidependence now and Lidependence forever.^ Ibid. 

^ Mr. Adams, describing a conversation with Jonathan Sewall, in 
1774, says: *'l answered, that the die was now cast; I had passed 
the Rubicon. Swim or sink, live or die, sarvive or perish with my 
country, was my unalterable determination." — Adams's Worki^ 
Vol. iv. p. 8. 

Live or die, sink or swim. — Peele, Edward I. (1584 ?). 

3 Mr. Webster says of Mr. Adams: '^On the day of his death, 



I thank God, that, if I am gifted with litHe of the 
spirit which is aUe to raise mortak to the skiesy Ihanre 
yet none, as I trust, of that other spirit, which would 
drag angels down. 

Second Bpteck m Fooet Buohikm, Jam. 98, IBM. 

The past, at least, is secure. iW. 

The people's government, made for the people, made 
by the people, and answeraUe to the people.^ JkUL 

When my eyes shall be turned to behold for the last 
time the sun in heaven, may I not see him shining on 
the broken and dishonored fragments of a once gjorioas 
Union; on States dissevered, discordant, belligerent; 
on a land rent with civil feuds, or drenched, it may be, 
va. fraternal blood. IbU, 

Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and insep- 
arable. Jhd. 

He smote the rock of the national resources, and 
abundant streams of revenue gushed forth. He touched 
the dead corpse of Public Credit, and it sprung upon 

its feet.' Speech an Hamilton, March 10, 1S81. 

On this question of principle, while actual suffering 
was yet afar off, they (the Colonies) raised their flag 
against a power, to which, for purposes of foreign con- 
hearing the noise of bells mnd cannon, he asked the occasion. On 
being reminded that it was 'Independent Day,* he replied, *Iiid^ 
pendence forever.* '* — Webster's Worki, Vol. i. p. 160. See Ban- 
crofts nittory of the United States, Vol. vii. p. 65. 

1 Compare Parker. Page 643. 

s He it was that first gave to the law the air of a science. He 
found it a skeleton, and clothed it with life, colour, and oooiplexkm; 
he embraced the cold statue, and by his touch it grew into youth, 
health, and beauty. — Barry Yelverton (Lord Avonmora), on Bladb' 
. See 2 Kingi xiu. 21. 


qaest and subjugation, Rome, in the height of her 
glory, is not to be compared, — a power which has dot- 
ted over the surface of the whole globe with her pos- 
sessions and military posts, whose morning drum-beat, 
following the sun, and keeping company with the 
hours, circles the earth with one continuous and un- 
broken strain of the martial airs of England.^ 

Speech^ May 7, 1834. 

One country, one constitution, one destiny. 

Speech, March 16, 1837. 

Sea of upturned faces.^ Speech, Sept. ao, 1842. 

Knowledge is the only fountain both of the love and 
the principles of human liberty. 

Completion of Bunker Hill Monument ^ June 17, 1843. 

Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. 

On Mr. Justice Stortf^ 1845. 

I was bom an American; I live an American; I 
shall die an American. Speech of July 17, 1850. 

1 Why should the brave Spanish soldier brag the sun never sets 
in the Spanish dominions, but ever shineth on one part or other we 
have conquered for our king? — Capt. John Smith, Advertisement* 
for the Unexperienced^ ^c, Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc, Third Series, 
Vol. iii. p. 49. 

It may be said of them (the Hollanders) as of the Spaniards, tliat 
the sun never sets upon their dominions. — Gage's New Survey of 
the West Indies, Epistle Dedicatory. London, 1648. 

Ich heisse 
Der reichste Mann in der getauften Welt ; 
Die Sonne geht in meinem Staat nicbt unter. 

I am called 
The richest monarch in the Christian world ; 
The sun in my dominions never sets. 

Schiller, Don Karlos, Act i. 8c, 6. 
The son never sets on the immense empire of Charles V. 

Walter Scott, Life of Napoleon, February, 1807. 
3 This phrase, commonly supposed to have originated with Mr. 
Webiter, occurs in Rob Roy, Ch. xx. 



Free-livers on a small scale, who are prodigal within 
the compass of a guinea. The Stout G t nUln u m . 

The Almighty Dollar, that great object of nniTenal 

devotion thronghout onr land, seems to have no genu* 

ine devotees in these peculiar villages.^ 

The Crtcle 

SIR W. F. P. NAPIER. 1785-1860. 

Napoleon's troops fought in bright fields, where ev- 
ery helmet caught some beams of glory, but the British 
soldier conquered under the cool shade of aristocracy ; 
no honours awaited his daring, no despatch gave his 
name to the applauses of his countrymen ; his life of 
danger and hardship was uncheered by hope, his death 
unnoticed. Peninrndar War (1810). Vol, u. Book xi. Ck. 3. 


I would not live alway ; I ask not to stay, 

Where storm after storm rises dark o'er the way. 

/ would not live alwuf, 

1 Whilst that for which all virtue now is sold, 
And almost every vice, almighty gold. 

Ben Junson, EptMtU to EUaaktA. 
No: let the monarch^ bags and coffers hold 
The flattering, might>% nay al-mighty gold. 

Peter Pindar, Odt tr. t9 Kim Lomf, 


STEPHEN DECATUR. 1779-1820, 

Our country! In her intercourse with foreign na- 
tions, may she always be in the right ; but our country, 

right or wrong. Toatt given at Norfolk^ Aprils 1816. 

JOSEPH STORY. 1779-1845. 

Here shall the Press the People's right maintain, 
Unawed by influence and unbribed by gain ; 
Here patriot Truth her glorious precepts draw, 
Pledged to Religion, Liberty, and Law. 

Motto of the Salem RegiUtr, Lift of Story y Vol, i. p. 137. 

OLIVER H. PERRY. 1785-1820. 
We have met the enemy, and they are ours. 

Letter to General Harrison, dated '* United States Brig Niagara. 
Off the Western Sisters. Sept. 10, 1813. 4 p. m." 

PAUL MOON JAMES. 1780-1854. 

The scene was more beautiful, far, to the eye, 

Than if day in its pride had arrayed it. The Beacon. 

And o'er them the lighthouse looked lovely as hope. 
That star of life's tremulous ocean. ibid. 

470 btbom: 

LORD BTBON. 178»-18M. 

Farewell! if ever fondest prayer 

For other's weal availed on high. 
Mine will not all be lost in air, 

But waft thy name beyond the sky. FartwtUI {f < 

I only know we loved in vain : 
I only feel — Farewell! — Farewell! aUL 

When we two parted 

In silence and tears, 
Half broken-hearted, 

To sever for years. When we hfoparM. 

Fools are my theme, let sadre be my song. 

EnglUk Bardi and Scotch Beviewert, Line 6. 

'T is pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print ; 

A book 's a book, although there 's nothing in 't. Line St 

With just enough of learning to misquote. Line 6S. 

As soon 
Seek roses in December, ice in June ; 
Hope constancy in wind, or com in chaff, 
Believe a woman, or an epitaph, 
Or any other thing that 's false, before 
You trust in critics. Line 75. 

Perverts the Prophets and purloins the Psalms. Line 39S. 

O Amos Cottle I Phoebus 1 what a name ! Line 389. 

So the struck eagle, stretched upon the plain. 

No more through rolling clouds to soar agun, 

Viewed his own feather on the &tal dart. 

And winged the shaft that quivered in his heart.^ 

Line iMm 
^ Compare Waller. Pag« 176. 

BYRON. 471 

Yet tmth will sometimes lend her noblest fires, 
And decorate the verse herself inspires : 
This fact, in Virtue's name, let Crabbe attest : 
Thongh Nature's sternest painter, yet the best. 

English Bardt and Scotch Reviewers, Line 839. 

Maid of Athens, ere we part, 

Give, O, give me back my heart! Afa id of Athens, 

Had sighed to many, though he loved but one. 

Childe Harold^s Piiyriinafje, Canto i. Stanza 6. 

If ancient tales say true, nor wrong these holy men. 

Stama 7. 

Maidens, like moths, are ever caught by glare, 
And Mammon wins his way where seraphs might 
despair. Stama 9. 

Such partings break the heart they fondly hope to heal. 

Stama 10. 

Might shake the saintship of an anchorite. Stama ll. 

Adieu, adieu ! my native shore 

Fades o'er the waters blue. Stanza 13. 

My native land, good night ! Ibid. 

Christ ! it is a goodly sight to see 

What Heaven hath done for this delicious land. 

Stanza 15. 

In hope to merit heaven by making earth a hell. 

Stanza 20. 

By Heaven ! it is a splendid sight to see 

For one who hath no friend, no brother there. 

Stanza 40. 

Still from the fount of Joy's delicious springs 

Some bitter o'er the flowers its bubbling venom flings.* 

Stama 82. 

^ Medio de fonte leporum 
Surgit amari aliquid quod in ipsis iluribus aDgat. 

Lucretius, iv. 1133. 

472 BTBOir. 

War, war is still the cry,— ** war eren to the knife! *^ 

Gone, glimmering through the dream of tUogs thai 
were. CaMo U. atmmm i. 

A schoolboy's tale, the wonder of an hour ! iUL 

Dim with the mist of years, gray flits the shade of 
power. JUL 

The dome of Thought^ the palace of the SouL* Summ s. 
Ah! happy years! once more who would not be a hoy? 

None are so desolate but something dear, 

Dearer than self, possesses or possessed. 8ta%m %L 

But 'midst the crowd, the hum, the shock of men. 
To hear, to see, to feel, and to possess. 
And roam along, the world's tired denizen, 
With none who bless us, none whom we can bless. 

Cooped in their winged, sea-girt citadel. Stanm S8. 

Fair Greece ! sad relic of departed worth ! 

Immortal, though no more ; though fallen, great ! 

Hereditary bondsmen ! know ye not. 

Who would be free, themselves must strike the blow? 

8ta%sa 76. 

A thousand years scarce serve to form a state ; 

An hour may lay it in the dust. Btawn S4. 

Land of lost gods and godlike men. Btanm S6« 

^ " War even to the knife/* was the reply of Palafox, the gOTer> 
nor of Saragossa, when summoned to surrender by the French, who 
besieged that city in 1S08. 

< And keeps that palace of the soul. —Waller, Of Tta. 

BYRON. 478 

Where'er we tread, 't is haunted, holy ground. 

Ckilde HaroltPt Pilgrimage. Canto iL Stanza 88. 

Age Bhakes Athena's tower, but spares gray Marathon. 

Ada ! sole daughter of my house and heart 

Canto iii. Stanza 1. 

Once more upon the waters ! yet once more ! 

And the waves bound beneath me as a steed 

That knows his rider. Stanza S. 

I am as a weed, 
Flung from the rock, on Ocean's foam, to sail 
Where'er the surge may sweep, the tempest's breath 
prevail. Jhid. 

Years steal 
Fire from the mind as vigour from the limb ; 
And life's enchanted cup but sparkles near the brim. 


There was a sound of revelry by night. 

And Belgium's capital had gathered then 

Her beauty and her chivalry, and bright 

The lamps shone o'er fair women and brave men ; 

A thousand hearts beat happily ; and when 

Music arose with its voluptuous swell. 

Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spake again. 

And all went merry as a marriage-bell. Stanza 21. 

On with the dance ! let joy be unconfined. Stanza 22. 

And there was mounting in hot haste. Stanza 25. 

Or whispering, with white lips, "The foe! They 
come! they come!" Ibid. 

Grieving, if aught inanimate e'er grieves, 

Over the unretuming brave. Stanza 27. 

Battle's magnificently stem array. Stanza 28. 



And thus the heart will break, yet brokenly lire on. 

Childe Harold's PUgrimagt. Canto iu. Staiua «L 

But quiet to quick bosoms is a helL 


He who surpasses or subdues mankind 

Must look down on the hate of those below. Stama 45. 

All tenantless, save to the crannying wind. Stanza 47. 

The castled crag of Drachenfels 

Frowns o*er the wide and winding Rhine. Stanza 55. 

He had kept 
The whiteness of his soul, and thus men o'er him wept 

Stanza 57. 

But there are wanderers o'er Eternity 

Whose bark drives on and on, and anchored ne'er shall 

be. Stanza 70. 

By the blue rushing of the arrowy Rhone. Stanza 71. 

I live not in myself, but I become 
Portion of that around me ; ^ and to me 
High mountains are a feeling, but the hum 
Of human cities torture. 

This quiet sail is as a noiseless wing 
To waft me from distraction. 

On the ear 
Drops the light drip of the suspended oar. 

All is concentred in a life intense, 

Where not a beam, nor air, nor leaf is lost, 

But hath a part of being. 

In solitude, where we are Uitst alone. 

Stanza 7%. 

Stanza S5. 

Stanza W. 

Stanza 89. 
Stanza 90. 

^ I am a part of all that I have met. — Teni^ysoti, Dlgtzu, 

BTBON. 475 

The sky u changed, — and such a change ! O night, 
And atorm, and darkness, ye are wondrous strong, 
Yet lovely in your strength, as is the light 
Of a dark eye in woman ! Far along. 
From peak to peak, the rattling crags among 
Leaps the live thunder. 

Childe ffaroUPt Pilgrimage, Canto iii. Stanta 99. 

Sloping a solemn creed with solemn sneer. Stanta 107. 
I have not loved the world, nor the world me.^ 

Stanza 113. 

I Stood 
Among them, but not of them. Jbid. 

I stood in Venice, on the Bridge of Sighs ; 

A palace and a prison on each hand. Canto iv. Stama 1. 

Where Venice sate in state, throned on her hundred 
isles. JM. 

The thorns which I have reaped are of the tree 
I planted, they have torn me, and I bleed ; 
I should have known what fruit would spring from 
such a seed. Stoma 10. 

for one hour of blind old Dandolo, 

The octogenarian chief, Byzantium's conquering foe ! ^ 

Stoma 12. 

Striking the electric chain wherewith we are darkly 
bound. Stoma 23. 

The cold, the changed, perchance the dead, anew. 
The mourned, the loved, the lost, — too many, yet how 

few ! Stanza 24. 

I I never have sought the world; the world was not to seek me. 

Bos well's Johnson, An. 1783. 
> Compare Wordsworth. Page 412. 

476 BTBOK. 

Dies like the dolphin, whiHn eteh pang imboei 
With a new ooloor as it gasps away. 
The last still loveliest, tQl — 'tis gone— andf all is 
gray. CkiUle HanUft Mgrimagt. Canto It. flSCMuaM. 

The Ariosto of the North. Sutwrn 40. 

Italia ! O Italia! thoa who hast 

The fatal gift of heauty.^ Suimn 4a. 


The air around with bean^. Htaum 4S. 

Let these describe the ondescribable. 8tamm 5S. 

The starry Galileo with his woes. Staun 64. 

The poetry of speech. Btanaa 68. 

The hell of waters ! where they howl and hiss. 

The Niobe of nations ! there she stands. Btawm 79. 

Yet, Freedom ! yet thy banner, torn, bat flying. 
Streams like the thunder-storm against the wind. 

Heaven gives its favourites — early death.' Stanta IDS. 

Thou pendulum betwixt a smile and tear. Stamm lOS. 

Egeria ! sweet creation of some heart 

Which found no mortal resting-place so fair 

As thine ideal breast. Stauwn 116. 

The nympholepsy of some fond despair. JUd. 

1 A tnuulation of the famous aonnet of FiUcftja: Italim, ItaJia, O 
tacui feo lasortel 

s Compare Don Juan, Canto iv. Stanea IS. Page 48S. 



Like Scipio, buried by the upbraiding shore. 

ChUde Harold't Pilgrimage, Canto iv. Stanza 57. 

Thou wert a beautiful thought, and softly bodied forth. 

Stanza 115. 

Alas ! our young affections run to waste, 

Or water but the desert. Stanza 120. 

I see before me the Gladiator lie. 

Stanwa 140. 

Stanza 168. 

There were his young barbarians all at play, 
There was their Dacian mother, — he, their sire, 
Butchered to make a Roman holiday I Stanza 141. 

^* While stands the Coliseum, Rome shall stand ; 

When falls the Coliseum, Rome shall fall ; 

And when Rome falls, — the World." * stanza 145. 

Scion of chiefs and monarchs, where art thou ? 
Fond hope of many nations, art thou dead ? 
Could not the grave forget thee, and lay low 
Some less majestic, less beloved head ? 

that the desert were my dwelling-place. 
With one fair Spirit for my minister, 
That I might all forget the human race, 
Andy hating no one, love but only her ! 

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, 
There is a rapture on the lonely shore. 
There is society, where none intrudes, 
By the deep Sea, and music in its roar : 

1 love not Man the less, but Nature more. Stanza 178. 

Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean, — roll ! 
Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain ; 
Man marks the earth with ruin, — his control 
Stops with the shore. Stanza 179. 

1 Litenllj the exclamation of the piigrims in the eighth century. 

Stanza 177. 

478 BTBoar. 

He sinks into thy depths with babUing grOMiy 
Without a grave, unknelled, miooiBiiedy and imknoiwik 

CkUde HmroUPM FUpima^, Crate ir. Ammb ITi. 

Time writes no wrinkle on thine acure brow,— 
Such as creation's dawn beheld, thou roUest now.* 

Thou glorious mirror, where the Almighty's form 
Glasses itself in tempests. Sitmm VSL 

And I have loved thee. Ocean ! and my joy 
Of youthful sports was on thy breast to be 
Borne, like thy bubbles, onward : from a boy 
I wantoned with thy breakers, 

And trusted to thy billows far and near, 

And laid my hand upon thy mane, — as I do here.' 

And what is writ, is writ, — 
Would it were worthier ! Stanm iss. 

Farewell ! a word that must be, and hath been, — 
A sound which makes us linger ; yet — i^u^well ! 


Hands promiscuously applied. 

Bound the slight waist, or down the glowing side. 

Tkt WaUt. 
He who hath bent him o'er the dead 

Ere the first day of death is fled, 

The first dark day of nothingness. 

The last of danger and distress, 

Before Decay's effacing fingers 

Have swept the lines where beauty lingers. 

The Giaour. £tM tt. 

1 And thou vast ocean, on whose awful face 
Time's iron feet can print no ruin-trace. 

Robert Montgomery, The Omnipresence o/Ae Deiig, 
3 He laid his hand upon " the ocean's mane,'* 
And played familiar with his hoary locks. 

Pollok, The Coune of Time, Book It. Xhm 

BYRON. 479 

Snch 18 the aspect of this shore ; 

T IB Greece, but living Greece no more ! 

So coldly Bweet, so deadly fair, 

We start, for soul is wanting there. The Giaour. Line 90. 

Shrine of the mighty ! can it be 

That this is all remains of thee ? Line 106. 

For freedom's battle, once begun, 

Bequeathed by bleeding sire to son, 

Though baffled oft, is ever won. Line 123. 

And lovelier things have mercy shown 

To every failing but their own ; 

And every woe a tear can claim. 

Except an erring sister's shame. Line 418. 

The keenest pangs the wretched nnd 

Are rapture to the dreary void, 
The leafless desert of the mind, 

The waste of feelings unemployed. Line 957. 

Better to sink beneath the shock 

Than moulder piecemeal on the rock ! Line 969. 

The cold in clime are cold in blood, 
Their love can scarce deserve the name. Line 1099. 

I die, — but first I have possessed, 

And, come what may, I have been blest. Line 1114. 

She was a form of life and light, 
That, seen, became a part of sight ; 
And rose, where'er I turned mine eye. 
The Morning-star of Memory ! 
Yes, Love indeed is light from heaven ; 

A spark of that immortal fire 
With angels shared, by Alia given, 

To lift from earth our low desire. Line 1137. 


Know ye the land wlien Ab cypnv Mii mnpitim 

Art' omblems of deedb that an done m tlwn 
Whvrt' the rage of tlw ■■iiwti» Ik lawm d tte tsdi^ 

Now melt into aomnr, a«v laMen to crine? ' 

Wlu^n^ the virginB are aoft m iht loaea tfaej tuiDfl^ 
Auvl all, mivo the spirit off naa, it Srriae T HH 

\\\\K\ Imth not proved how ioeUy woirda enay 

To tl\ one Rpark of Beanty'a heavmly ray? 

\Vhi> (loth not feel, untO Ida hSBtigtifjbt 

Vmws into dimness with its own ddi^t, 

l\U K\u\\\^i\\g cheeky his nnkii^ heart, oonlesa 

'Dko mi^ht — the majesty of LoTelineas ? Simml 

T\w \\^\\i of lovo, the purity of grace, 
Tho niinil, the music breathing from her &oe,* 
Tlio hoart whoso softness harmonized the whole, 
Aiul oh ! that eye was in itself a Soul ! JUl 

Thv h\\\\\\ old man of Scio*s rocky isle. Canto u.Siammt 

Ih' tlioii tlko rainbow to the storms of life! 

Tito t \i hitt:; iH'am that smiles the clouds away, 

Anil tints tiwnorrow with prophetic ray! SteflsaflU 

llo nmkoM a 8t>litmU% and calls it — peace ! * Hid. 

Hark I to tlio hurritnl question of Despair: 

•'AVhtTo is my chiUI ? " — an Echo answers, "Where?"* 

1 KuttwNt thuu tho land where the lemon^rees bloom, 
\Vhon> tlio ^old (iniup) glows in the deep thicket's gloom, 
\Vht«rt« M wind ovor tmft from the blue heaven blows, 
And tho ^rttvett an« uf laurel, and myrtle, and rose ? 

Goethe, Wilktlm MeUter. 
9 Oom|¥in> I^>vrlai^. Page 179. Also Browne's ReU^ Meiits 
Part li. Nrr. ». 1»h^» 177. 

< Solitudinein fsoiuiit, |Miccm appellant. — Tacitus, Agricola^ 90. 
« I came to the jtlacc uf my birth, and cried, " The friends of mj 

BYRON. 481 

O'er the glad waters of the dark blue sea, 
Our thoughts as boundless, and our souls as free, 
Far as the breeze can bear, the billows foam,* 
Survey our empire, and behold our home ! 
These are our realms, no limit to their sway, — 
Our flag the sceptre all who meet obey. 

The Corsair, Canto i. Stama 1. 

0, who can tell, save he whose heart hath tried. Ibid. 

She walks the waters like a thing of life, 

And seems to dare the elements to strife. Stanza 3. 

The power of Thought, — the magic of the Mind I 

Stanza 8. 

The many still must labour for the one. Ibid. 

There was a laughing devil in his sneer. Stama 9. 

Hope withering fled, and Mercy sighed farewell ! Ibid. 

Farewell ! 
For in that word, — that fatal word, — howe'er 
We promise, hope, believe, — there breathes despair. 

Stanza 15. 

No words suffice the secret soul to show, 

For truth denies all eloquence to woe. Canto iii. Stanza 22. 

He left a Corsair's name to other times, 
Linked with one virtue and a thousand crimes.* 

Stanza 24. 

youth, where are they ? '* And an Echo answered, " Where are 
they?" — From an Arabic MS. 

1 To all nations their empire will be dreadful ; because their ships 
will sail wherever billows roll or winds can waft them. — Dalryraple*s 
Metnoiri, iii. 152. 

' Hannibal, as he had mighty virtues, so had he many vices ; 
imam virtuttm millt ritia comitantur. As Machiavel said of Cosmo 
de Medici, he had two distinct persons in him. — Burton, Anatomy 
qf Melancholy, Pemocritus to the Reader, . 




Lord of himself, — that heritage of woe ! 

Lara. Canto U Skmm S. 

She walks in heanty, like the night 

Of cloudless climes and starry skies ; 
And all that 's best of. dark and bright 

Meet in her aspect and her eyes ; 
Thus mellowed to that tender light 

''Vliich Heaven to gandy day denies. 

Hebrew Melodies. She walis in beautf. 

The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold. 
And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold. 

The Destruction of Sennacherib. 

It is the hour when from the boughs 

The nightingale's high note is heard ; 

It is the hour when lovers' vows 

Seem sweet in every whispered word. 

Parisina. Stanza 1. 
Yet in my lineaments they trace 

Some features of my father's face. Stanza 13. 

Fare thee well ! and if for ever, 
Still for ever fare thee weJL 

Born in the garret, in the kitchen bred. 

Fare tket well. 
A Skeifk. 

In the desert a fountain is springing, 

In the wide waste there still is a tree, 
And a bird in the solitude singing. 

Which speaks to my spirit of thee. Stanzas to Augusta. 

The careful i)ilot of my proper woe. 

Epistle to Augusta. Stanza S. 

When all of Genius which can perish dies. 

Jfonodg on the Death of Sheridan. Line 82. 

Folly loves the martyrdom of Fame. Line 68. 

Who track the steps of Glory to the grave. Line 74 

Sighing that Nature formed but one such man. 
And broke the die — in moulding Sheridan.^ 

M<mod]f om the Death of Sheridan, Line 111. 

God ! it U a fearful thing 

To see the human soul take wing ^ 

In any shape, in any mood. Priioner of ChiUon, Stama 8. 

And both were young, and one was beautiful. 

The Dream, Stanza 2. 
And to his eye 

There was but one beloved face on earth, 

And that was shining on him. Jlnd, 

She was his life, 
The ocean to the river of his thoughts,* 
Which terminated all. Ibid, 

A change came o*er the spirit of my dream. Stanaa 3. 

And they were canopied by the blue sky. 

So cloudless, clear, and purely beautiful. 

That God alone was to be seen in heaven. Stanza 4. 

There 's not a joy the world can give like that it takes 

away. Stanzas/or hfmeic. 

1 had a dream which was not all a dream. Darkneu, 

My boat is on the shore, 
And my bark is on the sea. To Thomas Moore, 

1 Natura il fece, e poi ruppe la stampa. 

Ariosto, Orlando Furioso^ Canto x. St, 84. 
The idea that Nature loAt the perfect mould has been a favorite 
one with all song writers and poets, and is found in the literatore of 
all European nations. — Booh of English Songs^ p. 28. 
3 She floats upon the river of his thoughts. 

Longfellow, The Spanish Student, Act ii. Sc, 3. 
Si che chiaro 
Per e«* scenda della mente il Hume. 

Dante, Purgatorio^ Canto xiii- 89. 

484 KYRON. 


Here 's a sigh to those who love me, 

Aiid a NinUc to those who liitte ; 
And. whiitever fiky 's above me. 

Here 's a heart for every fate.' To Thomai Xoon. 

Were 'I the last drop in the well, 

As I gasped upon the brink, 
Ere my fainting spirit fell, 

"T ia to thee Uiut I wauld drink. IM. 

So we '1! go uo more a roving 

So late into the night. So at '11 ga. 

^lont Blanc is the monarch of mountains ; 

They crowned him long ago 
On a throne of rocks, in a robe of clouds. 

With a diadem of buow. Manfrtd. Act i. Be. 1. 

But we, who name ourselves its sovereigns, we, 

Half dust, half deity, alike unfit 

To sink or soar. Act \. Se. t. 

The heart ran o'er 
With silent worship of the great of old ! 
The dead, but sceptred soverdgns, who still rule , . 
Our spirits from their urns. 4ei Hl..Be. t 

I am the very slave of circumstance 

And impulse, — borne away wit^ every breath 1 

SardaiKipahti. iv. h 

For most men (till by loung rendered sager) 
Will back their own opinions by a wager. 

Bgipo. SUaaa ST. 
Soprano, basso, even the coutra-alto, 
Wished him five fatliom under the Rialto. Btaiua Si. 

1 With m hurt for any bta. — Longfellow, A Pttttm ijfLift. 

BYRON. 485 

His heart was one of those which most enamour us 
Wax to receive, and marble to retain.* Beppo. Stama 34. 

Besides, they always smell of bread and butter. Stama 39. 

That soft bastard Latin, 
Which melts like kisses from a female mouth. Stama 44. 

Heart on her lips, and soul within her eyes. 

Soft as her clime, and sunny as her skies. Stanza 45. 

Mirth and Innocence ! O Milk and "Water ! 

Ye happy mixtures of more happy days ! Stama SO. 

And if we do but watch the hour. 

There never yet was human power 

Which could evade, if unforgiven. 

The patient search and vigil long 

Of him who treasures up a wrong. Mazeppa. Stama x. 

They never fail who die 

In a great cause. Marino FaUero. Act ii. Sc. 2. 

Whose game was empires, and whose stakes were thrones. 
Whose table earth, whose dice were human bones. 

Age of Bronze. Stanza 3. 

1 loved my country, and I hated him. 

Vision oj' Judgment, Ixxxiii. 

Sublime tobacco ! which from east to west 
Cheers the tar's labour or the Turkman's rest. 

The Island. Canto ii. Stanza 19. 

Divine in hookas, glorious in a pipe, 

When tipped with amber, mellow, rich, and ripe ; 

Like other charmers, wooing the caress 

More dazzlingly when daring in full dress ; 

Yet thy true lovers more admire by far 

Thy naked beauties — Give me a cigar ! Ibid, 

1 Comymre Cervantes, La Gitanilla. Page 574. 

436 BYRON. 


Mv ilays are in the yellow leaf; 

The dowers and fruils of love arc gone-. 
The worm, ihe canker, and the grief 

Are mine alone ! On my ni'-iy-iiit!, Tter. 

Brave men were limg before Agamemuou.' 

Don Juan. Canto i. Sl<nto ». 

In virtues nothing earthly could surpass her, 

Save thine " ineomparable oil," Macassar! BtunxaVi. 

But, ye lords of ladies Intellectual ! 

Inform us truly liave they not henpecked you nil? 

'i'be languages, especially tbe dead. 

The sciences, and most of all the abstruse, 

The arts, at least all such as could be said 
To be the most remote from common ose. Staiua to. 

Her stature talJ, — I hate a dumpy woman. Sious 81. 

Christians have burnt each other, quite persuaded 
That all the Apostles would have done as they did. 

Stoma U. 
And whispering, "I will ne'er consent," — consented. 

8tamwa 117. 

'T is sweet to hear the wateh-dog's honest bark 
Bay deep-mouthed welcome as we draw near home; 

'T is sweet to know there is an eye will mark 
Our coming, and look brighter when we come. 

Btanta 1S3. 

Sweet is revenge — especially to women. stama is*. 

And truftnt husband should return, and say, 

" My dear, I was the first who came away." Sianta lU. 

-Uor«««, Oit, iv. g.9 

BTRON. 487 

Man's love is of man's life a thing apart, 
T is woman's whole existence. 

Don Juan. Canto 1. Stanza 194. 

In my hot youth, when Gteorge the Third was king. 

Stanza 212. 

So for a good old-gentlemanly vice, 

I think I must take up with avarice. Stanta 216. 

What is the end of Fame ? 't is hut to fill 
A certain portion of uncertain paper. Stanza 218. 

At leaving even the most unpleasant people 
And places, one keeps looking at the steeple. 

Canto ii. Stanza H. 

There 's naught, no douht, so much the spirit calms 
As rum and true religion. Stanza 34. 

A solitary shriek, the bubbling cry 

Of some strong swimmer in his agony. Stanza 53. 

All who joy would win 
Must share it, — Happiness was born a twin. Stanza 172. 

A long, long kiss, a kiss of youth and love. Stanza 186. 

Alas ! the love of women ! it is known 

To be a lovely and a fearful thing. Stanza 199. 

In her first passion, woman loves her lover : 
In all the others, all she loves is love.^ 

Canto iii. Stanza 3. 

He was the mildest-mannered man 
That ever scuttled ship or cut a throat. Stanza 41. 

The isles of Greece, the isles of Greece ! 
Where burning Sappho loved and sung. Stanza 86. l. 

1 Dans les premieres passions les femmes aiment I'amant, et dans 
les autres elles aiment I'amour. — La Rochefoucauld, Maxim 471, ed. 
London, 1871. 



488 BYBOS. 

Kiernal fiiimmer gilds them yet, 


But all. escept llieir sun, is set. 

Dnn Juan. Ctnto 

lii. Stanta M. 1. 

And Marathon looks on the sefi ; 

Ami musing there an hour aloae. 

I dreamed that Greece might still be free. 

Staiaa M. 3. 

You have the Pyrrliic dance as yet. 

■\VTiere ia the Pyrrhic phahinx gom; ? 

Of two such lessons, why forget 

The nobler and tlie manlier one? 

1 You iiave the letters Cadmus gave, — 

Think ye he meant them for a slave ? 

£(aw. gS. 10. 

Place me on Sunimn's marbled steep. 

Where nothing, save the waves and I, 
May hear oar mutual murmurs sweep ; 

There, swan-like, let me sing and die. Stanza 86. 16. 

But words are things, and a small drop of ink, 
Falling, like dew, upon a thought, produces 
That which nmkes thousands, perhaps millions, think. 

And if I laugh at any mortal thiug, 

'T is that I may not weep. Canto ir. Staim i. 

The precious porcelain of human clay.' fitoMB 11. 

" Whom the gods love die young," was said of yore.' 

These two hated with a hat« 

Found only on the stage. Sunua 93. 

> Compue Dijden, Dan Stbattian, Act i. 8c, I. Va^ 2S1. 
1 Quem Di diligunt 

Adoleicem morilur. — Plautui, BaccUut, Act iv. 3e. 8. 

"Ov of ttdl ^lAovrir hwoMisKtt rial. 

Ueiuuider, apud Slob. Flor., cxx. B. 

BYRON. 489 

<' Arcades ambo/' — id est, blackguards both. 

Don Juan, Canto iv. Stanza 98. 
I 've stood upon Achilles' tomb, 
And heard Troy doubted : time will doubt of Rome. 

Stama 101. 
" darkly, deeply, beautifully blue " ! * 

As some one somewhere sings about the sky. 

Stanza 110. 
That all-softening, overpowering knell, 

The tocsin of the soul, — the dinner bell. 

Canto V. Stanza 49. 

The women pardoned all except her face. Stanza lis. 

Heroic, stoic Cato, the sententious, 

Who lent his lady to his friend Hortensius. 

Canto vi. Stanza 7. 

A " strange coincidence," to use a phrase 

By which such things are settled nowadays. Stanza 78. 

The drying up a single tear has more 

Of honest fame, than shedding seas of gore. 

Canto \nii. Stanza 3. 

Thrice happy he whose name has been well spelt 

In the despatch : I knew a man whose loss 

Was printed Grove, although his name was Grose. 

Stanza 18. 

And wrinkles, the d— d democrats, won't flatter. 

Canto X. Stama 24. 
for a forty parson power / Stanza 34. 

When Bishop Berkeley said " there was no matter," 
And proved it, — *t was no matter what he said. 

Canto xi. Stanza 1. 
And, after all, what is a lie ? 'T is but 
The truth in masquerade. Stanza 37. 

I Though in blue ocean seen 
Blue, darkly, deeply, beautifully blue. 

Souther, Madoc in WaUt, v. 


490 B VnON. — STEEHS. 

'T is strange the mind, that very fiery particle, 
Should let itself bo snufied out hy an article. 

Don Juan. CanUi xi. Staiim St. 
Of all tales 't ia the saddest, — and more sad, 
Because it makes us smile. Canio -ciii. siohm e. 

Cervantes smiled Spain's cliivalry awiij. stoBin li. 

Society is now one polished horde. 

Formed of two mighty tribes, the Sores and Bored. 

'T is strange, but true; for truth is always strange; 
Stranger than Itction. Cnnin xiv. Siunta ini. 

Tbe Devil hath not, iu all liis quii'er'a choice. 
Ad arrow for the heart like a sweet voice. 

CaiUo xr. Staiua II. 
A lovely being, scarcely formed or moulded, 
A rose with all its sweetest leaves yet folded. Stama a- 

Friendahip is Love without bis wings. 

L'Amilie til V Amour mm AUii. 

I awoke one morning and found myself famous. 

Memoraiuia/roin hii L}fi, bf MoOrt, Ci. xir. 

The best of prophets of the future is the past. 


The last link is broken 

That bomid me to thee, 
And the words thou hast spokeu 

Have rendered me free. 

1 Compare I«d]r Hontasa. F*gt 39S. 

KEY. — KNOWLES. — HUNT. 491 

F. S. KEY. 1779-1843. 

And the star-spangled banner, O long may it wave 
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave ! 

The Star^angUd Banner. 

Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a 


Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, 

And this be our motto, ^' In Grod is our trust " ; 

And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave 

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave. 

. Ibid. 


A sound so fine, there 's nothing lives 
'Twixt it and silence. Virginias. Act V. fie. 2. 

LEIGH HUNT. 1784-1859. 

Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase !) 

Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace. 

Abou Ben Adhem, 

And lo ! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest. Ibid. 

for a seat in some poetic nook, 

Just hid with trees and sparkling with a brook ! 

Politics and Poetics. 
With spots of sunny openings, and with nooks 
To lie and read in, sloping into brooks. 

The Story of Rimini. 



How wonderful is Death I 

Death and his brother Sleep. Queen Mab, i. 

Power, like a desolating pestilence, 

Pollutes whate'er it touches ; and obedience. 

Bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth, 

Makes slaves of men, and of the human frame 

A mechanized automaton. ibid, iU. 

Heaven's ebon vault, 
Studded with stars unutterably bright. 
Through which the moon's unclouded grandeur rolls, 
Seems like a canopy which love has spread 
To curtain her sleeping world. ibid. Iv. 

Then bkck despair, 
The shadow of a starless night, was thrown 
Over the world in which I moved alone. 

The Revolt of Islam, Dedication^ Stama 6. 

With hue like that when some great painter dips 
His pencil in the gloom of earthquake and eclipse. 

Canto V. Stanza 23. 

Kings are like stars, — they rise and set, they have 
The worship of the world, but no repose.^ ffellas. 

The moon of Mahomet 
Arose, and it shall set ; 
While, blazoned as on heaven's immortal noon, 

The cross leads generations on. Chorus from ndlas. 

That orbed maiden, with white fire laden. 

Whom mortals call the moon. The Cloud, iv. 

1 Compare Bacon, Essay xx., Empire. Page 138. 


All love is sweet, 

Given or returned. Common as light is love. 

And its familiar voice wearies not ever. 
• •••••• 

They who inspire it most are fortunate, 

As I am now ; but those who feel it most 

Are happier still.* Prometheus Unbound, Act ii. Sc. 5. 

Those who inflict must suffer, for they see 

The work of their own hearts, and that must be 

Our chastisement or recompense. Julian and Maddalo. 

Most wretched men 
Are cradled into poetry by wrong ; 
They learn in suffering what they teach in song.^ Ibid. 

I could lie down like a tired child, 
And weep away the life of care 
Which I have borne, and yet must bear. 

Stamas written in Dejection^ near Naples. 

The Pilgrim of Eternity, whose fame 

Over his living head like Heaven is bent, 

An early but enduring monument, 

Came, veiling all the lightnings of his song 

In sorrow. Adonais, XXX. 

A pard-like spirit, beautiful and swift. Ibid, xxxii. 

Life, like a dome of many-coloured glass, 

Stains the white radiance of eternity. Ibid. liii. 

1 The pleasure of love is in loving. We are much happier in the 
passion we feel, than in that we inspire. — Rochefoucauld, Maxim 

^ And poets by their sufferings grow. 
As if there were no more to do, 
To make a poet excellent. 
But only want and discontent. — Butler's Fragments, 


Mu^ic. when soft voices die, 
Vibniies in the memory ; 
Udours, when sweet violets Bicken, 
Live within the sense tbey tjuickeu. 

Foimi lerima I'n 1621. To . 

The desire of the moth ior the star, 

Of the night for the morrow, 
The devotion to something afur ' 

From the sphere of our sorrow ! tUd- 

Tou lie — under a mistake, 

For this is the most civil sort of lie 

That oan be given to n mun's fat'e. I now 

Say what I think. 

Traiulalion of Caldtrou't Mati'iCO Frodigioio. Sctmt i. 

Foeta are the hterophsnts of an unapprehended in- 
spiration ; the mirrors of the gigantic shadows which 
futurity casts upon the preeenU' A Dt/tae* ^Fettry. 

THOMAS DIBDIN. 1771-1841. 

O, it *B a song little island ! 

A right little, tight little bland ! Tkc Sng LittU Ida^d. 

WILLIAM L. MABCY. 178G-1857. 

They see nothing wrong in the rule that to the vifr 
tors belong the spoils of the enemy. 

Spttch in tht Uiuttd StaSa Binatt, Jamuarj, IStS- 

1 Compan Ctuapbell. Pig* M>. 



FELICIA D. HEMANS. 1794-1835. 

The stately homes of England ! 

How beautiful they stand, 
Amid their tall ancestral trees, 

0*er all the pleasant land ! 

The Homes of England. 

The breaking waves dashed high 

On a stem and rock-bound coast ; 
And the woods against a stormy sky 

Their giant branches tossed. 

Landing of the Pilgrim Fathert. 
Ay, call it holy ground, 

The soil where first they trod ; 
They have left unstained what there they found, — 

Freedom to worship God. Jind, 

Through the laburnum's dropping gold 
Rose the light shaft of Orient mould. 
And Europe's violets, faintly sweet. 
Purpled the mossbeds at its feet. 

The Palm Tree. 

They grew in beauty side by side. 
They filled one home with glee ; 
Their graves are severed far and wide, 

By mount, and stream, «iid4ea. 

The Graves of a Household. 
Alas for love, if thou wert all, 
And naught beyond, O Earth ! Ibid, 

The boy stood on the burning deck. 

Whence aU but him had fled ; 
The flame that lit the battle's wreck 

Shone round him o'er the dead. Catabianca. 



Leaves have their time to fall, 
And flowers to wither at the Norlh-wiud'a brefttli. 

All J Btara to set; — hut all. 
Thou lia^it all seasons for thioe own, Dc^th ! 

Tkt !l«ur ff Dtatk. 
Come to the sunset tree ! 

The (lay is past and gone ; 
The woodman's ase lies free. 

And the reaper's work is done. Tgrolue Emtni; Sa»g. 

In tlie busy batiuts of men. 

TaltoflhtSftretTribiiiial. FartL 

Calm oa the bosom of lliy God, 

Fltir spirit, rest thee now I Skgt of Valtncia. Seine IX. 

0, call my brother back to me ! 

I cannot play atone ; 
The summer comes with flower and bee, — 

Where is my brother gone ? Tht Child"! Firtt OAif. 
I have looked on the hills of the stormy N'orth, 
And the larch has hung his tassels forth. 

Tht Vmu o/Sprma. 


Old Simon the cellarer keeps a rare store 

Of Malmsey and Malvoisie. Siiaon tkt CtOortr. 


Babylon in all its desolation is a sight not so awfnl 
at that of the human mind in ruins. 

LtUer ta Tiomai Saiitt, JTay IS, ISH. 


LORD BROUGHAM. 1779-1868. 


Let the soldier be abroad if he will, he can do 
nothing in this age. There is another personage, a 
personage less imposing in the eyes of some, perhaps 
insignificant. The schoolmaster is abroad, and I trust 
to him, armed with his primer, against the soldier in 
full military array. Speech, Jan, 29, 1828. 

In my mind, he was guilty of no error, he was charge- 
able with no exaggeration, he was betrayed by his 
fancy into no metaphor, who once said, that all we see 
about us, kings, lords, and commons, the whole ma- 
chinery of the state, all the apparatus of the system, 
and its varied workings, end in simply bringing twelve 

good men into a box. Present State of the Law^ Feb, 7, 1828. 

Pursuit of Knowledge under Difficulties.^ 
Death was now armed with a new terror.* 

EMMA WILLARD. 1787-1870. 

Rocked in the cradle of the deep, 

I lay me down in peace to sleep. The Cradle of the Deep. 

1 The title given by Lord Brougham to a book published in 1880. 

^ Brougham delivered a very warm panegyric upon the Ex-Chan- 
cellor, and expressed a hope that he would make a good end. Al- 
though to an expiring Chancellor Death was now armed with a now 
terror. — Campbell's Lives of the Chancellors, Vol, viii. p. 163. 

Lord St. Leonards attributes this phrase to Sir Charles Wetherelli 
who used it on the occasion referred to by Lord Campbell. 

From Edmund Curll's practice of issuing miserable catch-penny 
lives of every eminent person immediatelj* after his decease, Arbuth- 
not wittily styled him "one of the new terrors of death.** — Car- 
mther's L\fe ofFope, 2d ed., p. 149. 




When Freedom from her mountain height 

UDfurled her standard to the air, 
She tore the azure robe of night, 

And set the stars of glory there. 
She mingled with its gorgeous dyes 
The milky baldric of the skies, 
And striped its pure, celestial white 
With streakings of the morning li^t 

Flag of the free heart's hope and home ! 

By angel hands to valour given ! 
Thy stars have lit the welkin dome, 

And all thy hues were bom in heaven. 
Forever float that standard sheet ! 

Where breathes the foe but falls before us. 

With Freedom's soil beneath our feet, 

And Freedom's banner streaming o'er us ? 

The American Flag, 


Her very frowns are fairer far 

Than smiles of other maidens are. She it not fair. 

HENRY HART MILMAN. 1791-1868. 

And the cold marble leapt to life a god. 

The Belvedere ApoU9. 

Too fair to worship, too divine to love. /W. 


B. E. O'MEARA. 1778-1836. 

March to the battle-field, 

The foe is now before us ; 
Each heart is Freedom's shield, 

And heaven is shining o'er us. March to the Battle-FUld, 

EATON S. BARRETT. 1785-1820. 

Not she with trait'rous kiss her Saviour stung, 
Not she denied him with unholy tongue ; 
She, while apostles shrank, could danger brave, 
Last at his cross, and earliest at his grave. 

Woman. (Ed. 1^22.) Part i. 

CHARLES SPRAGUE. 1791-1874. 

Lo, where the stage, the poor, degraded stage. 

Holds its warped mirror to a gaping age. Curiosity. 

Through life's dark road his sordid way he wends, 
An incarnation of fat dividends. Ibid. 

Behold ! in Liberty's unclouded blaze 

We lift our heads, a race of other days. 

Ctntennial Ode. Stanza 22. 
Yes, social friend, I love thee well. 

In learned doctors spite ; 
Thy clouds all other clouds dispel, 

And lap me in delight. To my Cifjar, 

FITZ-GREE^'£ HALLECK. 1790-1867. 

Eftrike — for your altars and jtmr fires j 
Strike — tor the green graves «f your sireB ; 
God, and jour native landl Jfano 

Come to the bridul chamber, Death 1 

Come to the motJier's, when she feels, 
Fw the first tjme, hcT first-born 'a breath j 

Come when Uio hlessed seals 
That dose tho itct.ii)ence are broke, 
And crowded cities wail its stroke ; 
Come in consumption's ghastly form, 
The earthquake shock, the ocean storm ; 
Come when the heart beats high and warm. 

With banquet song, and dance, and wine; 
And thou art terrible, — the t«ar. 
The groan, the knell, the pall, the bier. 
And all we know, or dream, or fear 

Of agony are thine. 

But to the hero, when his sword 

Has won the battle for the free. 
Thy voice sounds like a prophet's word; 
And in iU hollow tones are heard 

The thanks of millions yet to be. 

One of the few, the immortal names, 
That were not bom to die. 

Such graves as his are pUgrim shrines, 
Shrines to no code or creed confined, — 

The Delphian vales, the Palesdnes, 
The Meccas of the mind. 


Green be the turf above thee, 

Friend of mj better days ; 
None knew thee but to love thee,' 

Nor named thee but to praise. 

On the Death o/Joieph Rodman Drake. 

There is an evening twilight of the heart, 

When its wild passion-waves are lulled to rest. Twilight, 

They love their land, because it is their own. 
And scorn to give aught other reason why ; 

Would shake hands with a king upon his throne. 
And think it kindness to his majesty. Connecticut. 

This bank-note world. 

Lord Stafford mines for coal and salt. 
The Duke of Norfolk deals in malt, 
The Douglas in red herrings. 

Alntoick Castle, 


JOHN G. LOCKHART. 1794-1854. 

Rise up, rise up, Xarifa ! lay yoar golden cushion down ; 
Rise up, come to the window, and gaze with all the town. 

The Bridal of Andalla. 


Grand, gloomy, and peculiar, he sat upon the throne 
a sceptred hermit, wrapped in the solitude of his own 
originality. The Character of Napoleon, 

1 Compare Rogers, Jacqueline. Page 401. 

JOHN KEATS.' 1795-1821. 

A [hing of Iieanty is a joy forever; 

lU loveliiicEs iocreases ; it will never 

Pass into tiotliingnesB. Ilndymion. Lim I. 

Philosophy nil] clip an angel's wings. /.amia. Port ii. 

Muaic's golden tongue 
Flattered to tears this aged man and poor. 

The Ln of St. A^ati. Stame S. 

Asleep in lap of le^'^nda old. sianm 15. 

Sudden a thought came like a full-blown rose, 
Flushing his brow. Slants 16. 

A poor, weak, palsy-stricken, churchyard thing. 
As though a rose should shut, and be a bud again. 

Staaza 27. 

And lucent simps, tinct with cinnamon. Biaiua 30. 

That large utterance of the early gods ! Ugperioa. Book i. 

Those green-robed senalon of mighty woods, 
Tall oaks, branch-cliarmed by the earnest stars, 
Dream, and so dream all night without a stir. JUd. 

O for a beaker full of the warm South, 
Full of the true, the blushful Hippocrene ! 

Odt to a yislitmgaU. 
Charmed magic casements, opening on the foam 
Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn. ibid. 

1 He uked b) have this epitaph iDscribed upon his ^vcstone: — 
Here Ilea one whose nanui was writ in water. 

Lai-til'* Lift of Ktat*. 

KEATS. — PAYNE. 508 

Thou foster-child of Silence and slow Time. 

Ode on a Grecian Um. 
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard 

Are sweeter ; therefore, ye soft pipes, play on ; 
Not to the sensual ear, but, more endeared. 

Pipe to the spirit ditties of no tone. JlnJ. 

Beauty is truth, truth beauty, — that is all 
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. Ibid, 

Hear ye not the hum 

Of mighty workings ? Addressed to Haydon, 

Then felt I like some watcher of the skies 
When a new planet swims into his ken ; 

Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes 
He stared at the Pacific, — and all his men 

Looked at each other with a wild surmise, — 
Silent, upon a peak in Darien. 

Onjirst looking into Chapman^s Homer, 

E'en like the passage of an angel's tear 
That falls through the clear ether silently. 

To One who has been long in City pent. 

The poetry of earth is never dead. 

On the Grasshopper and Cricket, 

J. HOWARD PAYNE. 1792-1852. 

'Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam. 
Be it ever so humble, there 's no place like home.* 

Home, Sweet Home,^ 

1 "Home is home, though it be never so homely," is a proverb, 
and is found in the collections of the seventeenth century. 
S From the opera of Clari, the Maid of Milan. 


CHARLES WOLFE. 1791-1828. 

^ot a drum was heard, not a foneral note, 
As his corse to the rampart we hurried. 

n* Bmrial o/8ir Join iToorf. 

Bnt he lay like a warrior taking his rest, 

With his marUal cloak around him. Ibid. 

Slowly and sadly we laid hiqi down, 
From the field of his fame freeb and gory ; 

We carved not a line, and we nused not a stone, 
Bnt wo left him alone with his glory. Ibid. 

If I had thought thou couldst hare died, 

I might not weep for thee ; 
Bnt I forgot, when by thy side, 

That thou couldst mortal be. To Marg. 

Go, forget me, — why should sorrow 

O'er that brow a shadow fling? 
Go, forget me, — and to-morrow 

Brightly smile and sweetly sing. 
Smile, — though I shall not be near thee ; 
Sing, — though I shall never hear thee. Go,/oTget me. 


My life is like the summer rose. 

That opens to the morning sky, 
But ere the shades of evening close 

Is scattered on the ground — to die. 

Ms lift u lOt tit mniMr ro 



JOHN KEBLE. 1792-1866. 

The trivial round, the common task, 
Would furnish all we ought to ask. 


Why should we faint and fear to live alone. 
Since all alone, so Heaven has willed, we die, 

Nor even the tenderest heart, and next our own, 
Knows half the reasons why we smile and sigh ? 

The Chriitian Year, Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity, 

'T is sweet, as year by year we lose 

Friends out of sight, in faith to muse 

How grows in Paradise our store. Burial of the Dead. 

Abide with me from mom till eve. 

For without Thee I cannot live ; 

Abide with me when night is nigh. 

For without Thee I dare not die. Eveniny. 

EDWARD EVERETT. 1794-1865. 

When I am dead, no pageant train 

Shall waste their sorrows at my bier. 
Nor worthless pomp of homage vain 

Stain it with hypocritic tear. 

Alaric the Vingoth, 

You shall not pile, with servile toil. 
Your monuments upon my breast. 

Nor yet within the common soil 

Lay down the wreck of power to rest. 

Where man can boast that he lias trod 

On him that was " the scourge of God." 



THOMAS CARLTLE. 1795-1881. 
Literary men are a perpetual priesthood. 

SU,I< if Girmaii Literature. £iiin6urgli Sevier, 1827, 

Clever mi-n are good, but they arc not the best, 

Goelke. Ibid., use. 

We are firm believers in the maum that, for all 
right judgnicnt of any nun or thing, it is useful, nay, 
essential, to see his good qualities before pronounciiig 
on his bad. ibid. 

How does the poet Bpeak to men with power, but by 
being stJll more a man than they ? Banu. Ibid., 1838. 

A poet without love were a physical and metaphysi- 
cal impossibOity. Hid. 

His religion at best is an anxious wish, like that of 
Babelais, a great Perhaps. IKd. 

We must repeat the often repeated saying, that it is 
unworthy a religious man to view an irreligious one 
either with alarm or aversion j or with any other feel- 
ing than regret, and hope, and brotherly commiseration. 

Voltaire. Forei^ Beviea, 1839. 

There is no life of a man, faithfully recorded, but is 
a heroic poem of its sort, rhymed or unrhjmed. 

Sir Waiter Scott. London and Weslmintter Retrieui, 1838. 

Silence is deep as Eternity ; speech is shallow as 
Time. ibid. 

It can be said of him, when he departed, he took a 
man's life with him. No sounder piece of British 
manhood was put together in that eighteenth century 
of Ume. Ibid. 

The eye of the intellect " sees in all objects what it 
toooght with it the means of seeing." 

Varnliagtn Vim Ente't Memoire. lUd. 



So his life has flowed 
From its mysterious urn a sacred stream, 
In whose calm depth the beautiful and pure 
Alone are mirrored ; which, though shapes of ill 
May hover round its surface, glides in light, 
And takes no shadow from them. Ion, Act i. Be, 1. 

'T is a little thing 
To give a cup of water ; yet its draught 
Of cool refreshment, drained by fevered lips. 
May give a shock of pleasure to the frame 
More exquisite than when nectarean juice 
Renews the life of joy in happiest hours. Act i. 8c, 2. 

ROBERT POLLOK. 1799-1827. 
Sorrows remembered sweeten present joy. 

The Course of Time. Book i. lAne 464. 

He laid his hand upon " the Ocean's mane," 

And played familiar with his hoary locks. ^ 

Book iv. Line 389. 
He was a man 

Who stole the livery of the court of Heaven 

To serve the Devil in. Book viii. Line 616. 

With one hand he put 
A penny in the urn of poverty, 
And with the other took a shilling out. Line 632. 

1 See Bjrron, Childe Harold, Canto iv. Stanza 184. Page 478. 

608 BATLY. 


I 'd be a butterfly bom in a bower, 

Where roses and lilies and violets meet 

I'dbta butterfly, 

O, no ! we never mention her, 

Her name is never heard ; 
My lips are now forbid to speak 

That once familiar word. 0, no ! we never mention her. 

We met, — *t was in a crowd. We met, 

Gayly the Troubadour 

Touched his guitar. Welcome me home. 

Why don't the men propose, mamma ? 

Why don't the men propose ? Why don*t the men propose t 

She wore a wreath of roses. 

The night that first we met. She wore a toreath. 

Friends depart, and memory takes them 

To her caverns, pure and deep. Teach me to forget. 

Tell me the tales that to me were so dear. 

Long, long ago, long, long ago. Long, long ago. 

The rose that all are praising 

Is not the rose for me. The rote that all are praising. 

O pilot ! 't is a fearful night. 

There 's danger on the deep. The Pilot. 

Absence makes the heart grow fonder ; * 

Isle of Beauty, fare thee well ! Itle of Beauty. 

1 I find that absence still increases love. 

Charles Hopkins (1664-1699), To C. C. 

Distance sometimes endears friendship, and absence sweeteneth it. 

Ilowell, Familiar Ltitert, Book i. Sec, i. Jio, 6. 


The mistletoe liung in the castle hall, 

The holly branch shone on the old oak wall. 

The Mutletot Bough, 
O, I have roamed o*er many lands, 

And many friends I *ve met ; 

Not one fair scene or kindly smile 

Can this fond heart forget. 0^ steer my bark to Erin^t isle. 

JOHN G. C. BRAINARD. 1795-1828. 

I saw two clouds at morning, 

Tinged by the rising sun, 
And in the dawn they floated on. 

And mingled into one. J taw two clouds at moming. 

BRYAN W. PROCTER. 1787-1874. 

The sea ! the sea ! the open sea ! 

The blue, the fresh, the ever free ! The Sea. 

I 'm on the sea ! I *m on the sea ! 

I am where I would ever be, 

With the blue above and the blue below, 

And silence wheresoever I go. Ibid, 

I never was on the dull, tame shore. 

But I loved the great sea more and more. Ibid, 

Touch us gently. Time ! 

Let us glide adown thy stream 
Gently, — as we sometimes glide 

Through a quiet dream. Touch u$ gently^ Time I 


H. S. VAKDYK. 1798-1828. 

O, leave the gay and festiTe loe 
The balla of "InrTliTig li^it. 

CHARLES DANCE. 179+-1863. 

Bj the margin of fair Zorich's waters 

Dwelt a youth, wfaoae fond heart, night and day, 

For the fairest of fair Zurich's daughters, 
In a dream of love melted away, fair Zurick'i Wattru 

GEORGE LINLEY. 1798-1865. 

Ever of thee I 'm fondly dreaming. 

Thy gentle voice my spirit can cheer. Ettr<tfiktt. 

Thou art gone from my gaze like a beautifnl dream, 
And I seek thee in vain by the meadow and stream. 

Thou art gone. 

Though lost to sight, to memory dear 

Thou ever wilt remain ; 
One only hope my heart can cheer, 

The hope to meet again. Tkouyh loit to lii/hi.' 

• A song entitled " Though htt to light, to mtmcrg dtar, irritten 
by BHthven Jcofcyna in 1703," iraa pnblisbed in London, 1880. The 
compowr, in m private letter, ■cknowledged In hiTe copied it from ui 
American newspaper. Tbero U no alber aulboril; for Ibe arii;in of 
the aong, and Rutbven Jcnkjoi, beMing tnotlicr luune, i» now lirlng 


JOHN PIERPONT. 1785-1866. 

A weapon that comes down as still 

As snowflakes fall upon the sod ; 

But executes a freeman's will, 

As lightning does the will of God ; 

And from its force, nor doors nor locks 

Can shield you ; — 't is the ballot-box. 

A Word from a Petitioner, 


1 want you to see Peel, Stanley, Graham, Shiel, 
Russell, Macaulay, Old Joe, and so on. They are all 
upper-crust here.^ Sam Slick m England. Ch. xxiv. 


1 ve wandered east, I 've wandered west, 

Through many a weary way ; 
But never, never can forget 

The love of life's young day. Jeannie Morrison. 

And we, with Nature's heart in tune, 

Concerted harmonies. Ibid. 

1 Those families, you know, are our upper-crust, — not upper ten 
thousand. — Cooper, The Ways of the Hour, Ch. vi. (1850). Sam 
Slick first appeared in a weekly paper of Nova Scotia, 1835. 

512 HOOD. 

THOMAS HOOD. 1798-1845. 

There is a silence where hath been no sound, 
There is a silence where no sound may be, — 
In the cold grave, under the deep, deep sea. 
Or in the wide desert where no life is found. 

Sonnet. Silenu, 

We watched her breathing through the night. 

Her breathing soft and low, 
As in her breast the wave of life 

Kept heaving to and fro. The Death-Bed, 

Our very hopes belied our fears, 

Our fears our hopes belied ; 
We thought her dying when she slept, 

And sleeping when she died. Ibid, 

I remember, I remember. 

The fir-trees dark and high ; 

I used to think their slender tops 

Were close against the sky ; 

It was a childish ignorance. 

But now 't is little joy - 

To know I 'm farther off from heaven 

Than when I was a boy. Iremember^ T remember. 

When he is forsaken, 
Withered, and shaken, 
What can an old man do but die ? Spring it is cheery. 

And there is even a happiness 

That makes the heart afraid. Ode to Melancholy. 

There 's not a string attuned to mirth, 

But has its chord in Melancholy. Ibid, 



But evil is wrought by want of thought, 

As well as want of heart. 

The Lady*s Dream, 

A Table of Errata. 

A Plain Direction, 

Oh I would I were dead now, 
Or up in my bed now, 
To cover my head now, 
And have a good cry ! 

Straight down the crooked lane. 
And all round the square. 

For my part getting up seems not so easy 

By half as ly^ing. Morning Meditation*, 

A man that 's fond precociously of stirring^ 

Must be a spoon. Ibid. 

Seemed washing his hands with invisible soap 

In imperceptible water. J/im Kilmansegg, 

He lies like a hedgehog rolled up the wrong way. 
Tormenting himself with his prickles. Ibid. 

O l>ed ! bed ! bed I delicious bed I 

That heaven upon earth to the weary head ! Ibid. 

Gold! Gold! Gold! Goldr 

Bright and yellow, hard and cold. Ibid, 

Spurned by the young, but hugged by the old 

To the very verge of the churchyard mould. Ibid, 

How widely its agencies vary, — 
To save, to ruin, to curse, to bless, — 
As even its minted coins express, 
Now stamped with the image of Good Queen Bess, 

And now of a bloodv Marv. Ibid, 

Another tumble I That 's his precious nose I 

Parental Ode to my Infant Son, 



The Beaton 




The Bridge of Sight. 

Boughs are daily rifled 
By the gusty thkveap 
And the book of Nature 
Getteth short of leaTes. 

With fingers weary and worn. 
With eyelids heavy and red. 

It is not linen you 're wearing out. 
But human creatures' lives 1 ^ 

My tears must stop, for every drop 
Hinders needle and thread ! 

One more Unfortunate 
Weary of breath, 
Rashly importunate, 
Gone to her death. 

Take her up tenderly. 
Lift her with care ; 
Fashioned so slenderly, 
Young, and so fair i 

Alas for the rarity 
Of Christian charity 
Under the sun ! 

Even God's providence 
Seeming estranged. 

No sun, no moon, no mom, no noon, 
No dawn, no dusk, no proper time of day, 

• ••■••• 

No road, no street, no t' other side the way, 

No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, 

No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no buds. November. 




^ CompAre SootC, The Antiquary, Ch. xi. 

BBTANT. 615 


Here the free spirit of mankind, at length, 

Throws its last fetters off ; and who shall place 

A limit to the giant's unchained strength, 

Or curb his swiftness in the forward race ? 

The Af/es. xxxiii. 

To him who in the love of Nature holds 

Communion with her visible forms, she speaks 

A various language. Tkanatoptu, 

Go forth under the open sky, and list 

To Nature's teachings. Ibid. 

The hills. 
Rock-ribbed, and ancient as the sun. Ibid. 

Old ocean's gray and melancholy waste. Ibid, 

All that tread 
The globe are but a handful to the tribes 
That slumber in its bosom. Ibid. 

So live, that when thy summons comes to join, 

The innumerable caravan which moves * 

To that mysterious realm where each shall take 

lILs chamber in the silent halls of death, 

Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night, 

Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed 

By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave 

Like one that wraps the drapery of his couch 

About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams. Ibid. 

The groves were God's first temples. A Forest Hymn. 

1 The innumerable caravan that moves 
To the pale realms of shade, where each shall take. 

£dition of 1B21. 

616 BBYAm.^TMaClVAL. 

The stormy March has oome at last, 
With winds and donds and changing skies; 

I hear the rushing of the blast 
That through the snowy Tilley flies. JfardL 

But 'neath jon crimson tree, 
Lover to listening maid wif^t breathe his flame, 
Nor mark, within its roseate canopy. 

Her blush of maiden shame. Auiumn WootU, 

The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year, 

Of wailing winds, and naked woods, and meadows 

brown and sear. The Death of tk9 Flowtn. 

And sighs to find them in the wood and by the stream 
no more. Ibid. 

Loveliest of lovely things are they 
On earth that soonest pass away. 
The rose that lives its little hour 
Is prized beyond the sculptured flower. 

A Scene on the Bankt of the Hudson, 
The victory of endurance bom. The Battlt'Fltld, 

Truth crushed to earth shall rise again : 

The eternal years of God are hers ; 
But Error, wounded, writhes with pain, 

And dies among his worshippers. Ibid. 

JAMES G. PERCrVTAL. 1795-1856. 

On thy fair bosom, silver lake. 

The wild swan spreads his snowy sail, 
And round his heart the ripples break. 

As down he bears before the gale. To Seneca Lake. 


RUFUS CHOATE. 1799-1859. 

There was a state without king or nobles; there 

was a church without a bishop ; ^ there was a people 

governed by grave magistrates which it had selected, 

and equal laws which it had framed. 

Speech be/ore the New England Society^ Dec, 22, 1843. 

We join ourselves to no party that does not carry 
the flag and keep step to the music of the Union. 

Letter to the Whig CoiivefUton. 

Its constitution the glittering and sounding generali- 
ties^ of natural right which make up the Declaration 
of Independence. Letter to the Maine Whig Committee, 1856. 

Put your trust in God, my boys, and keep your 

powder dry.' Oliver's Advice, 1834. 

1 The Americans equally detest the pageantry of a king, and the 
supercilious hypocrisy of a bishop. — Junius, Letter No, 85, Dec. 
19, 1769. 

It (Calvinism) established a religion without a prelate, a govern- 
ment without a king. — George Bancroft, History of the United 
States, Vol. iii. Ch. 6. 

'^ We fear that the glittering generalities of the speaker have left 
an impression more delightful than permanent. — Franklin J. Dick- 
man, Revitw of a Lecture by Rufus Choate, in the Providence Jour' 
nal, Dec. 14, 1849. 

* Tliere is a well-authenticated anecdote of Cromwell. On a cer- 
tain occasion, when his troops were about crossing a river to attack 
the enemy, he concluded an address, coached in the usual fanatic 
terms in use among them, with these words: " Put your trust in God ; 
but mind to keep your powder dry." — Hayes's Ballads of Ireland, 
Vol. i. p. 191. 


THOMAS K. HEEVEY- 1799-1859. . 

The tomb of him who woold have made 
The world too glad and free. The DttWt Progrtv. 

He stood beside a cottage Icme, 

And listened to a lute, 
One summer's eve, when the breeze was gone^ 

And the nightingale was mute. iW. 

A love that took an early root, 

And had an early doom. JHd. 

Like ships, that sailed for sunny isles, 
But never came to shore. ibid. 

A Hebrew knelt in the dying light, 

His eye was dim and cold. 
The hairs on his brow were silver-white, 

And his blood was thin and old. Ibid. 

W. M. PRAED. 1802-1839. 

Twelve years ago I was a boy, 

A happy boy at Drury's. School and Sehoolfellows, 

Some lie beneath the churchyard stone, 
And some before the speaker. Ibid, 

1 remember, I remember 

How my childhood fleeted by, — 
The mirth of its December, 

And the warmth of its July. / remember^ J rtmtmber. 



Whilst Twilight's curtain, gathering far, 

Is pinned with a single diamond star.^ Death in Disguise. 

WILLIAM H. SEWARD. 1801-1872. 
There is a higher law than the Constitution. 

Speech, March 11, 1850. 

It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and 
enduring forces. Speech, Oct. 26, 1858. 

ALBERT G. GREENE. 1802-1868. 

Old Grimes is dead, that good old man. 

We ne'er shall see him more ; 
He used to wear a long black coat, 

All buttoned down before.*'' Old Grimes, 

1 Mrs. Child says '* he thus describes the closing day *' : — 

Now twilight lets her curtain down, 
And pins it with a star. 

Letters from New Forit, First Series, p. 92. 

2 Jolin Leo is dead, that good old man, 

"We ne'er shall see him more ; 
He used tx) wear an old drab coat. 
All buttoned down before. 
"To the Memory of John Lee, who dfed May 21st, 1828.** — 
An inscription in Mntherne churchyard. 
Old Abram Brown is dead and gone. 

You '11 never see him more; 
He used to wear a long brown coat 
That buttoned down before. 

Halliwell's Nursery Rhymes of England, p. 60. 


THOMAS B. MACAULAT. 1800-1859. 

Wherever literature consoles sorrow, or assuages 

pain, — wherever it brings gladness to eyes which fail 

with wakefulness and tears, and ache for the dark 

house and the long sleep, ^- there is exhibited, in its 

noblest form, the immortal influence of Athens. 

£itaf on Mitf^frd*9 Hittorjf qf Greece. 

Nobles by the right of an earlier creation, and priests 
by the imposition of a mightier hand. Euay on MUum. 

He had a head which statuaries loved to copy, and 
a foot the deformity of which the beggars in the streets 

mimicked. On Moore" b Life of Lord Byron. 

We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British 
public in one of its periodical fits of morality. Ibid. 

From the poetry of Lord Byron they drew a system 
of ethics, compounded of misanthropy and voluptuous- 
ness, a system in which the two great commandments 
were to hate your neighbour and to love your neigh- 
bour's wife. ibid. 

What a singular destiny has been that of this remark- 
able man ! To be regarded in his own age as a classic, 
and in ours as a companion ! To receive from his con- 
temporaries that full homage which men of genius have 
in general received only from posterity ! To be more 
intimately known to posterity than other men are known 
to their contemporaries ! On BosweWs Life ofJohmon. 

I have not the Chancellor's encyclopedic mind. He 
is indeed a kind of semi-Solomon. He half knows 
everything, from the cedar to the hyssop. 

Letter to Macvey Napier ^ Dee. 17, ISSO. 


She [the Roman Catholic Church] may still exist in 
undiminished vigour, when some traveller from New 
Zealand shall, in the midst of a vast solitude, take his 
stand on a broken arch of London Bridge to sketch the 

ruins of St. Paul's.^ Rtvitw of Rankest History of the Popes, 

The Chief Justice was rich, quiet, and infamous. 

On Warren Hattlngi, 

1 The same image was employed by Macaulay in 1824, in the con- 
cluding paragraph of a review of Mitford's Greece; and he repeated 
it in his review of Mill's Essay on Govemmtntj in 1829. 

What cities, as great as this, have .... promised themselves 
immortality ! Posterity can hardly trace the situation of some. The 

sorrowful traveller wanders over the awful ruins of others 

Here stood their citadel, but now grown over with weeds ; there their 
senate-house, but now the haunt of every noxious reptile ; temples 
and theatres stood here, now only an undistinguished heap of ruins. 
— Goldsmith, The Bee, No, iv. (1759), A City Night Piece. 

Who knows but that hereafter some traveller like myself will sit 
down upon the banks of the Seine, the Thames, or the Znydcr Zee, 
where now, in the tumult of enjoyment, the heart and the eyes are 
too slow to take in the multitude of sensations ? Who knows but he 
will sit down solitary amid silent ruins, and weep a people inumcd 
and their greatness changed into an empty name ? — Volncy*8 Ruins, 

At last some curious traveller from Lima will visit England, and 
give a description of the ruins of St. PauPs. like the editions of Baal- 
bec and Palmyra. — Horace Walpole, Letter to Mason^ Nov. 24, 1774. 
Where now is Britain ? 

• • • • • 

Even as the savage sits upon the stone 
That marks where stood her capitols, and heara 
The bittern booming in the weeds, he shrinks 
From the dismaying solitude. — Henry Kirke White, Time. 
In the firm expectation, that when London shall be an habitation 
of bitterns, when St. Paul and Westminster Abbey shall stand, shape- 
less and nameless ruins, in the midst of an unpeopled marsh, when 
tile piers of Waterloo Bridge shall become the nuclei of islets of reeds 
and osiers, and cost the jagged shadows of their broken arches on the 
solitary stream, some Transatlantic commentator will be weighing in 
the scales of sume new aud now unimagincd system of criticism tha 
respective merits of tiie Bells and the Fudges, and their historians. — 
Shelley, Dedication to Peter Bell, 


In that temple of silence and reconciliation where 
the enmities of twenty generationB lie buried^ in the 
great Abbey which has daring many ages afforded a 
quiet resting-place to those whose minds and bodies 
have been shattered by the contentions of the Great 

HalL On Warrm EiuHng$, 

In order that he might rob a neighbour whom he 
had promised to defend, black men fought on the coast 
of Coromandely and red men scalped each other by the 
Great Lakes of North America. Frederic the Great. 

We hardly know an instance of the strength and 
weakness of human nature so striking, and so grotesque, 
as the character of this haughty, vigilant, resolute, sa- 
gacious bluenstocking, half Mithridates and half Trisso- 
tin, bearing up agidnst a world in arms, with an ounce 
of poison in one pocket and a quire of bad verses in the 
other. Ibid. 

I shall cheerfully bear the reproach of having de- 
scended below the dignity of history.^ 

Hiitory of England. Vol. i. Ch, 1. 

There were gentlemen and there were seamen in the 
navy of Charles 11. But the seamen were not gentle- 
men ; and the gentlemen were not seamen.^ Vol, i. CA. 2. 

The Puritans hated bearbaiting, not because it gave 
pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the 
spectators.' Vol, i. Ch, 3. 

1 Compare Fielding. Page 308. 

* I have read their platform ; bat I see nothing In it both new and 
valuable. ** Wliat is valuable is not new, and what id new is not 
valuable." ~ Daniel Webster, Speech, March, 1848. 

If I am Sophocles, I am not mad; and if I am mad, I am not 
Sophocles. — Vtt. anon, Plnmptre, p. Ixiv. 

* Even bearbaiting was esteemed heathenish and unchristian; the 
sport of it, not the Inhimianity, gave offence. — Hume, History of 
England, Vol, i. CA. 62. 


He [Steele] was a rake among scholars, and a 
scholar among rakes.^ Review of Aikin't Life of Addison. 

Temple was a man of the world amongst men of let- 
ters, a man of letters amongst men of the world.* 

Review of Life and Letters of Sir WUliam Temple* 

To every man upon this earth 

Death cometh soon or late, 
And how can man die better 

Than facing fearful odds, 

For the ashes of his fathers 

And the temples of his gods ? 

Lays of Ancient Rome. HoratiuSy xxrii. 

How well Horatius kept the bridge 

In the brave days of old. Ibid., Ixx. 

'these be the Great Twin Brethren 

To whom the Dorians pray. The Battle of Lake Regillus. 

The sweeter sound of woman's praise. 

Lines written in August^ 1847. 


Our Country, — whether bounded by the St. John's 
and the Sabine, or however otherwise bounded or de- 
scribed, and be the measurements more or less, — still 
our Country, to be cherished in all our hearts, to be 
defended by all our hands. 

Toast at Faneuil IJall on the ith of July, 1845. 

A star for every State, and a State for every star. 

Addrtss on Boston Common in 1862. 
i Compare Juhnson. Page 315. 


SAMUEL LOVER. 1797-1868. 

A baby was sleeping, 

Its mother was weeping. The AnpeVi ^VkUper. 

Reproof on her lips, but a smile in her eye.^ Jhrg CJfort. 

For drames always go by canikrarieij my dear.' Ibid. 

** Then here goes another," says he, ^ to make sore, 

For there 's luck in odd numbers," * says Rory O'More. 


There was a place in childhood that I remember well. 
And there a voice of sweetest tone bright fairy tales 

did tell. Mif Mother Dear, 

Sure the shovel and tongs 

To each other belongs. Widow Mackree, 

SALMON P. CHASE. 1808-1873. 
An indestructible Union composed of indestructible 

States. Ttxaa y. White, 7 Wallace, 725. 

CAROLINE E. S. NORTON. 1808-1877. 

We have been friends together 

In sunsliine and in shade. We have been Friends. 

I Compare Scott, Marmion, Page 449. 

3 Ground not upon dreaniA, you know they are ever contrary. 

Middleton, The Family of Love, iv. 3. 
s Compare Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor. Page 28. 

BULWEB. 526 


Curse away ! 
And let me tell thee, Beausant, a wise proverb 
The Arabs have, — " Curses are like young chickens, 
And still come home to roost." 

The Lady of Lyons, Act v. 8c. 2. 

Beneath the rule of men entirely great. 

The pen is mightier than the sword. 

Richelieu. Act ji. Se. 2. 
Take away the sword ; 

States can be saved without it. Ibid. 

In the lexicon of youth, which fate reserves 

For a bright manhood, there is no such word 

As Fail. Ibid. 

Frank, haughty, rash, — the Rupert of debate.^ 

The New Timon. (1846.) Part i. Stanza 6. 

Alone ! — that worn-out word, 

So idly spoken, and so coldly heard ; 

Yet all that poets sing, and grief hath known. 

Of hopes laid waste, knells in that word. Alone ! 

Part ii. Stanza 7. 
When stars are in the quiet skies. 

Then most I pine for thee ; 

Bend on me then thy tender eyes, 

As stars look on the sea. When stars are in the quiet skies. 

Buy my flowers, O buy, I pray ! 

The blind girl comes from afar. Buy my Flowers. 

The man who smokes thinks like a sage, and acts 
like a Samaritan. Ni^ht and Morning. Ch. vi. 

1 In April, 1844, Mr. Disraeli thus alluded to Lord Stanley: "The 
noble lord is the Prince Kapert of Parliamentary ditcossion." 

626 vn3nta..^UBM.^maiRAM. 

(Lord Houobton.) 

But on and np, where Nature's heart 
Beats strong amid the hOla. 

Tragedjf pfik% Lae de Gaube. Stanm & 

Great thoughts, great feelings came to them. 

Like instincts, unawares. The Men of OUL 

A man's best things are nearest him. 

Lie close about his feet. ihid, 

1 wandered by the brook-side, 

I wandered by the mill, — 
I could not hear the brook flow. 

The noisy wheel was still. The BrooUide. 

The beating of my own heart 

Was all the sound I heard. ibid. 


She 's all my fancy painted her, 

She 's lovely, she 's divine. Alice Gray, 


Who fears to speak of Ninety-eight ? 

Who blushes at the name ? 

When cowards mock the patriot's fate, 

Who hangs his head for shame ? 

From The Dublin Nation, April 1, 1S43, Vol, i. p. 389. 



ALFRED BUNN. Circa 1790-1860. 

I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls, 
With vassals and serfs at my side. 

The light of other days is faded, 
And all their glories past. 

The heart bowed down by weight of woe, 
To weakest hope will cling. 




GEORGE p. MORRIS. 1802-1864. 

Woodman, spare that tree ! 

Touch not a single bough ! ^ 

In youth it sheltered me. 

And I '11 protect it now. 

Woodman, spare thai tree ! (1830.) 

A song for our banner ! The watchword recall 

Which gave the Republic her station : 
" United we stand, — divided we fall ! " 

It made and preserves us a nation ! 
The union of lakes, the union of lands, 

The union of States none can sever, 

The union of hearts, the union of hands. 

And the Flag of our Union forever ! 

The Flag of our Union, 

Near the lake where drooped the willow. 

Long time ago ! Near the Lake, 

1 Compare Campbell, The Beech Tree*i Petition, Page 445. 

528 TATUMtV^CSmiM. 


The world knows nothing of its greatest men. 

PhUip Vam ArUvMe. Part i. Ad l 8e. ^, 

An unreflected light did never yet 

Dazzle the vision feminine. Ibid, 

He that lacks time to mourn, lacks time to mend. 

Eternity mourns that. T is an ill cure 

For life's worst ills, to have no time to feel them. 

Where sorrow 's held intrusive and turned out, 

There wisdom will not enter, nor true power, 

Nor aught that dignifies humanity. ihid. 

We figure to ourselves 
The thing we like, and then we build it up 
As chance will have it, on the rock or sand : 
For thought is tired of wandering o'er the world. 
And homebound Fancy runs her bark ashore. IM. 

Such souls. 
Whose sudden visitations daze the world. 
Vanish like lightning, but they leave behind 
A voice that in the distance far away 
Wakens the slumbering ages. Act i. Sc, 7. 

GERALD GRIFFIN. 1803-1840. 

A place in thy memory, dearest, 

Is all that I claim, 
To pause and look back when thou hearest 

The sound of my name. A Place tm thy MewMry* 



J. A WADE. 1800-1875, 

Meet me by moonl ight alone, 

And then I will tell you a tale 
Must be told by the moonlight alone, 

In the grove at the end of the vale ! 

Mtet me by Moonlight. 
'T were vain to tell thee all I feel, 

Or day for l!»»i(* I *d die. T wtrt vain to tell. 

LYDIA MARIA CHILD. 1802-1880. 

England may as well dam up the waters of the Nile 
with bulrushes, as to fetter the step of Freedom, more 
proud and firm, in this youthful land, than where she 
treads the sequestered glens of Scotland, or couches her- 
self among the magnificent mountains of Switzerland. 
Supposititious Speech 0/ James Otis. Frum The Rebels^ Ch, iv. 

MARY no WITT. 1804- 

Old England is our home, and Englishmen are we ; 
Our tongue is known in every clime, our flag in every 
sea. Old Enfjland is our Home. 

" Will you walk into my parlour ? " said a spider to a 

" 'T is the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy." 

The Spider and the Fly, 



Stately and tall he moyes in the hall. 

The chief of a thousand for graoe. 

Lift at Oltfmpui. Fnm tbe Loifi Book^ Vol, xziii. p. 3S. 

G. P. B. JAME& iSOl-lSeO. 

I envy them, those monks of old. 

Their books they read, and their beads* they told. 

The Monks of Old, 

BENJAMIN DISRAELI (Lord Beaconsfield). 


A precedent embalms a principle. 

Speech in the Haute of Commons^ Feb. 22, 184S. 

Assassination has never changed the history of the 

world. Ibid., May, 1866. 

The secret of success is constancy to purpose. 

Speech at the Crystal Palace, June 24, 1870. 

The author who speaks about his own books is al- 
most as bad as a mother who talks about her own chil- 
dren. Speech at Glasgow, Nor. 19, 1870. 

Apologies only account for that which they do not 

alter. speech in the House of Commons, July 28, 1871. 

Youth is a blunder ; Manhood a struggle ; Old Age 

a regret* Coningsby, Book iii. Ck, i. 

i)i>iiAi:LJ. — r<)UTi:K. — ADAMS. ,">:!i 

The disappointment of manhood succeeds to the de- 
lusion of youth. Vivian Grey. 

That when a man fell into his anecdotage, it was a 
sign for him to retire. Lotkair, Ch, xxviii. 

You know who critics are ? the men who have failed 
in literature and art. Ch, xxxv. 

The sweet simplicity of the three per cents. Endymion, 

The Athanasian Creed is the most splendid ecclesia^ 
tical lyric ever poured forth by the genius of man. Ibid. 

Blushing like a Worcestershire orchard^ before har- 
vest. Jbid. 


Thou hast wounded the spirit that loved thee, 

And cherished thine image for years ; 
Thou hast taught me at last to forget thee, 

In secret, in silence and tears. 

Thou hast wounded the spirit. 


Nearer, my God, to Thee, 

Nearer to Thee ! 
E'en though it be a cross 

That raiseth me ; 
Still all my song shall be, 
Nearer, my God, to Thee, 

Nearer to Thee ! 

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I wiped away the weeds and foam, 

I fetched my sea-bom treasures home ; 

But the poor, unsightly, noisome things 

Had left their beauty on the shore. 

With the sun, and the sand, and the wild uproar. 

Each and AIL 
Not from a vain or shallow thought 

His awful Jove young Phidias brought. rite Problem. 

Out from the heart of Nature roUed 

The burdens of the Bible old. Ibid. 

The hand that rounded Peter's dome, 

And groined the aisles of Christian Rome, 

Wrought in a sad sincerity ; 

Himself from God he could not free ; 

He builded better than he knew ; — 

The conscious stone to beauty grew. Ibid. 

Earth proudly wears the Parthenon 

As the best gem upon her zone. Ibid. 

Grood by, proud world ! I *m going home : 

Thou art not my friend, and I 'm not thine. Good By, 

What are they all in their high conceit, 

When man in the bush with Grod may meet ? Jbid, 

If eyes were made for seeing, 
Then Beauty is its own excuse for being. The Rhodora. 

Here once the embattled farmers stood. 

And fired the shot heard round the world. 

Hymn sung at the Completion <^ihe Concord Monument, 


The silent organ loudest chants 

The master's requiem. Dirge. 

Things are in the saddle, 

And ride mankind. Ode, intcrtbed to W. H, ChanrUng. 

Nothing is more simple than greatness ; indeed, to be 

simple is to be great. Literary Ethics. 

Xext to the originator of a good sentence is the first 

quoter of it.^ Quotation and Originality. 

It is as impossible for a man to be cheated bj any 
one but himself, as for a thing to be and not to be at 
the same time.^ Estay on Compensation. 

All mankind love a lover. Essay on Love. 

The alleged power to charm down insanity, or ferocity 
in beasts, is a power behind the eye. Essay on Behaviour. 

Thought is the property of him who can entertain it, 

and of him who can adequately place it. 

Htprtsentative Men. Shaheq>eare. 

Is not marriage an open question, when it is alleged, 

from the beginning of the world, that such as are in the 

institution wish to get out, and such as are out wish to 

get in ? * Jbid. Montaigne. 

I rarely read any Latin, Greek, German, Italian, 
sometimes not a French book, in the original, which I 

1 There is not less wit, nor less invention, in applying rightly a 
thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that 
thought. Cardinal du Perron has been heard to say that the happy 
application of a verse of Virgil has deserved a talent. — Bayle, Vol. 
ii. p. 779. 

2 Man wird nie betrogen ; man betriigt sich selbst. 
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves. 

Goethe, Maxims, Vol. iii. p. 219. 
• Compare John Webster. Page 167. 

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can procure in a good venkMi. • • • • I should as aoopi 
think of swimming across Charlee Biver when I irish 
to go to Boston, as of reading all my books in originak, 
when I have them rendered for me in my mother 
tongue. Books. 

CHARLES JEFFEBY& 1807-1865. 

Come o'er the moonlit sea. 

The waves are brightly glowhig. The Moonlit 8m, 

The mom was fair, the skies were dear, 

No breath came o'er the sea. The Bose qfAlUmdaU. 

Meek and lowly, pure and holy, 

Chief among the *^ blessed three." Charity. 

Come, wander with me, for the moonbeams are bright, 
On river and forest, o'er mountain and lea. 

ComCf wander with me. 

A word in season spoken 

May calm the troubled breast. A word in season. 

The bud is on the bough again, 
The leaf is on the tree. 

The Meeting of Spring and Summer. 

I have heard the mavis singing 

Its love-song to the morn ; 
I *ve seen the dew-drop clinging 

To the rose just newly born. Mary o/ArgyU. 

We have lived and loved together 

Through many changing years, 

We have shared each other's gladness. 

And wept each other's tears. 

Wt hate lived and loved together. 


HENRY W. LONGFELLOW. 1807-1882. 
Look, then, into thine heart, and write I ^ 

Voices of the Night, Prelude, 
Tell me not, in mournful numbers, 

" Life is but an empty dream ! " * 
For the soul is dead that slumbers, 

And things are not what they seem.'' A Psalm of Life, 

Art is long, and Time is fleeting,* 

And our hearts, though stout and brave, 

Still, like muffled drums, are beating 

Funeral marches to the grave. IM, 

Trust no future, howe'er pleasant ! 

Let the dead Past bury its dead ! Ibid. 

Lives of great men all remind us 

We can make our lives sublime, 
And, departing, leave behind us 

Footprints on the sands of time. Ibid, 

Let us, then, be up and doing, 

With a heart for any fate ; * 
Still achieving, still pursuing, 

Learn to labour, and to wait. Ibid. 

1 Fool ! said my muse to me, look in thy heart, and write. 

Sidney, Astrophel and Stella, \, 

2 Singct nicht in Trauertonen 
Von der Einsamkeit der Nacht. 

Song of Ph nine in Wilhelm Meister, 

* Xon semper ea sunt quaj videntur. — Phaedrus, Book iv. Fable 2. 

* Ars lon^a, vita brevis. — Hippocrates, Aphorism i. 
Die Kunst ist lang, das I-,eben kurz. 

Goethe, Wilktlm Meister, vii. 9. 
fi Compare Byron, To Moore, Page 484. 

686 umosnauLxm. 

There is a Reaper, whose name is Death,^ 

And, with his sickle keen. 
He reaps the bearded grain at a breath. 

And the flowers that grow between. 

The Reaper and (he Flowere, 

The star of the unconquered will. The Light qfStan, 

O, fear not in a world like this, 

And thou shalt know erelong, — 
Know how sublime a thing it is 

To suffer and be strong. ibiiL 

Spake full well, in language quaint and olden. 
One who dwelleth by the castled Rhine, 

When he called the flowers, so blue and golden. 

Stars, that in earth's firmament do shine. Flowers. 

The hooded clouds, like friars, 

TeU their beads in drops of rain. Midnight Mass. 

No tears 
Dim the sweet look that Nature wears. 

Sunrise on the Hills. 

No one is so accursed by fate. 
No one so utterly desolate. 

But some heart, though unknown. 

Responds unto his own. Endgmion. 

Into each life some rain must fall, 

Some days must be dark and dreary. The Raing Dag. 

For Time will teach thee soon the truth, 
There are no birds in last year's nest ! * 

Jt is not alwags Mag. 

1 Es ist cin Schnitter, heisst der Tod. — Erntelied. From Des 
Knaben Wunderhor^ (Aniim and Brentano), ed. 1857, Vol. i. p. 59. 

^ Pues ya, en los nidos de antano, no hay pajaros ogano. — Cei^ 
vantes, Don Quijote, Part i. Book !▼. Ch. 2. 


Time has laid his hand 

Upon my heart, gently, not smiting it, 

But as a harper lays his open palm 

Upon his harp, to deaden its vibrations. 

The Golden Legend, iv. 
Standing, with reluctant feet. 

Where the brook and river meet. 

Womanhood and childhood fleet ! Maidenhood. 

O thou child of many prayers ! 

Life hath quicksands, — life hath snares ! Ibid, 

This is the place. Stand still, my steed, 

Let me review the scene. 
And summon from the shadowy Past 

The forms that once have been. A Gleam of Sunihlnt, 

The day is done, and the darkness 

Falls from the wings of Night, 
As a feather is wafted downward 

From an eagle in his flight. The Day it Done, 

A feeling of sadness and longing. 

That is not akin to pain. 
And resembles sorrow only 

As the mist resembles the rain. Ibid, 

And the night shall be filled with music, 

And the cares that infest the day 
Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs, 

And as silently steal away. Ibid. 

She floats upon the river of his thoughts.^ 

The Spanish Student, Act ii. Sc. 3. 
This is the forest primeval. Evangeline. Part i. 

1 Compare Byron, The Dream, Page 483. 


Wlien she had passed, it seemed like the ceasing of 

exquisite music Evangeline, Fart i. 1. 

Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the 

augels. Part i. 3. 

And, as she looked around, she saw how Death, the 

Laying his hand upon many a heart, had healed it for- 
ever. Fart ii. 5. 

God had sifted three kingdoms to find the wheat for 

this planting.^ The Courtship of Miles Standuh. iv. 

Into a world unknown, — the corner-stone of a nation I '^ 

Saint Augustine ! well hast thou said. 

That of our vices we can frame 
A ladder, if we will but tread 

Beneath our feet each deed of shame.^ 

The Ladder of St. Augustine. 

The heights by great men reached and kept 

Were not attained by sudden flight, 
But they, while their companions slept, 

Were toiling upward in the night. Ibid. 

Sail on, O Ship of State ! 
Sail on, O Union, strong and great ! 
Humanity with all its fears, 
With all the hopes of future years. 
Is hanging breathless on thy fate ! The Building of the Ship. 

1 God sifted a whole nation that he mi^ht send choice fiprain over 
into this wilderness. — William Stoughton, Election Sermon at 
Boston, April 29, IGOl). 

a Plymouth liock. 

* Compare Tennyson. Page 551. 


Our hearts, our hopes, are all with thee, 

Our hearts, our hopes, our prayers, our tears. 

Our faith triumphant o*er our fears, 

Are all with thee, — are all with thee ! 

The Building of the Ship. 

The leaves of memory seemed to make 

A mournful rustling in the dark. 

The Fire of Driftwood, 

A banner with the strange device. Exetlnor. 

There is no flock, however watched and tended. 

But one dead lamb is there ; 
There is no fireside, howsoever defended. 

But has one vacant chair. Retignation. 

The air is full of farewells to the dying. 

And mournings for the dead. Ihid, 

There is no Death ! Wliat seems so is transition ; 

This life of mortal breath 
Is but a suburb of the life elysian, 

Whose portal we call Death. Ibid. 

In the elder days of Art, 

Builders wrought with greatest care 
Each minute and unseen part ; 

For the gods see everywhere. The Builders. 

^Vho ne'er his bread in sorrow ate. 

Who ne'er the mournful midnight hours 

Weeping upon his bed has sate, 

He knows you not, ye Heavenly Powers. 

From Goethe's Wilhelm MeisterA Motto, Hyperion^ Book i. 

1 Wer nie sein Brod mit Thriinen ass, 
Wer nicht die kummervollen Niichte 
Auf seinem Bette weinend sass, 
Der kennt euch nicht, ihr himmlischen M'ddite. 

Wiihelm Meister, Book ii. Ch. 13. 

640 umwmjxm. 

Something the heart most have to dierish. 

Must love, and joy, and WHrrow learn ; 
Something with passion clasp or perish. 

And in itself to ashes bum. 


From Ooethe*8 Wilhelm Meitter. Motto, Hyperion^ Book iL 

Alas ! it is not till time, with reckless hand, has torn 
out half the leaves from the Book of Human Life to 
light the fires of passion with, from day to day, that 
man begins to see that the leaTCS which remain are few 
in number. ffjfptrion. Booh iv. CA. 8. 

'^ Hold the fleet angel fast untO he bless thee.'' ^ 

Kavanaghf ad Jin. 

Hospitality sitting with Gladness. 

Frithiof'i Saga, (Translation.) 

With useless endeavour 

Forever, forever, 

Is Sisyphus rolling 

His stone up the mountain I 

The Masque of Pandora, Chorus of the Eumenides, 

The prayer of Ajax was for light. The Goblet of Life. 

O stiffering, sad humanity ! 
O ye afflicted ones, who lie 
Steeped to the lips in misery, 
Longing, and yet afraid to die. 

Patient, though sorely tried ! Ibid. 

He has singed the beard of the king of Spain.^ 

The Dutch Picture, 

1 From To-morrow^ Nathaniel Cotton. Compare Genesis xxxiii. 

3 Sir Francis Drake entered the harbour of Cadiz, April 19tbf 
1687, and destroyed shipping to the amount of ten thousand tons 
lading. To use his own expressive phrase, he had singed the Span- 
ish king's beard. — Knight's Pictorial History of£ngland, Vol. iii. 
p. 815. 

WlL><)N,_\Vlirrrri.K. — Dl'FFKKIN 




What fairy-like music steals over the sea, 
Entrancing our senses with charmed melody ? 

What/airy4ik€ mmtie. 


The hope of all who suffer, 

The dread of all who wrong. 

The Mantle of St. John de Matha, 
Making their lives a prayer. 

On receiving a Basket of Sea Mouts. 

For of all sad words of tongue or pen, 

The saddest are these : *•' It might have been ! '' 

Maud Muller. 
Give lettered pomp to teeth of time, 

So Bonny Doon but tarry ; 
Blot out the epic's stately rhyme. 

But spare his Highland Mary. Linet on Burnt. 

LADY DUFFERIN. 1807-1867. 

I 'm sitting on the stile, Mary, 

Where we sat side by side. 

Lament of the Irish Emigrant. 
I 'm very lonely now, Mary, 

For the poor make no new friends ; 

But oh ! they love the better still 

The few our Father sends. Ibid. 





Sparkling and bright in Hqnid l^t 

Does the wine our goblets ^eam in ; 
With hue as red as the rosy bed 

Which a bee woold choose to dream in. 

Sparkling amd Bright. 


'T is said that absence conquers love ; 

But oh ! believe it not. 
I Ve tried, alas ! its power to prove, 

Bat thou art not forgot. 

Absence conquers Love. 


A sacred burden is this life ye bear : 
Look on it, lift it, bear it solemnly. 
Stand up and walk beneath it steadfastly. 
Fail not for sorrow, falter not for sin. 
But onward, upward, till the goal ye win. 

Lines addressed to the Yottng Gentlemen leaving the Lenox 
Academy f Mass. 

Better trust all, and be deceived, 

And weep that trust and that deceiving. 

Than doubt one heart, that, if believed, 

Had blessed one's life with tme believing. Faith. 



ABRAHAM LINCOLN. 1809-1865. 

That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth 
of freedom, and that government of the people, by the 
people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.* 

Speech at Gettytburg, Nov. 19, 1863. 

With malice towards none, with charity for all, with 
firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right. 

Second Inaugural Addreu. 

THEODORE PARKER. 1810-1860. 

There is what I call the American idea This 

idea demands, as the proximate organization thereof, a 
democracy, that is, a government of all the people, by 
all the people, for all the people ; of course, a govern- 
ment of the principles of eternal justice, the unchan- 
ging law of God : for shortness' sake I will call it the 
idea of Freedom.* 

Speech at the New England Aniislavery Convention^ 
Boston^ May 29, 1850. 


Rattle his bones over the stones ! 

He 's only a pauper, whom nobody owns ! 

The Pauperis Ride. 

^ The people's government, made for the people, made by the 
people, and answerable to the people. — Daniel Webster, Speech^ 
Jan. 2G, 1830. 

544 H0L1CE& 


Ajy tear her tattered ensigii down ! 

Long has it waved on high. 
And many an eye has danced to see 

That banner in the sky. Old Inmddu. 

Nail to the mast her holy flag. 

Set every threadbare sail. 
And give her to the god of storms. 

The lightning and the gale ! Ibid. 

hike Sentinel and Nun, they keep 

Their vigil on the green. The Cambridge Churchyard, 

The mossy marbles rest 
On the lips that he has prest 

Li their bloom ; 
And the names he loved to hear 
Have been carved for many a year 

On the tomb. The Last Leqf. 

I know it is a sin 
For me to sit and grin 

At him here ; 
But the old three-cornered hat, 
And the breeches, and all that. 

Are so queer ! IHd, 

Thou say'st an undisputed thing 

In such a solemn way. To an Insect, 

The freeman casting with unpurchased hand 

The vote that shakes the turrets of the land. 

Poetry, a Metrical Esaajf, 



Their discords sting through Burns and Moore, 

Like hedgehogs dressed in lace. The Mude^Grinders, 

You think they are crusaders, sent 

From some infernal clime, 
To pluck the eyes of Sentiment, 

And dock the tail of Rhyme, 
To crack the voice of Melody, 

And break the legs of Time. Ibid. 

And, since, I never dare to write 

As funny as I can. The Height of the Bidiculotu, 

When the last reader reads no more. The Last Reader. 

Thine eye was on the censer, 
And not the hand that bore it. 

Lines by a Clerk. 

Where go the poet's lines ? 

Answer, ye evening tapers ! 
Ye auburn locks, ye golden curls. 

Speak from your folded papers ! . The PoeVs Lot. 

Yes, child of suffering, thou mayst well be sure, 

He who ordained the Sabbath loves the poor ! Urania. 

And, when you stick on conversation's burrs. 

Don't strew your pathway with those dreadful urs. Ibid. 

You hear that boy laughing ? — you think he 's all fun ; 
But the angels laugh, too, at the good he has done ; 
The children laugh loud as they troop to his call, 
And the poor man that knows him laughs loudest of 
all ! The Boyt. 

Boston State-house is the hub of the Solar System. 

You could n't pry that out of a Boston man if you had 

the tire of all creation straightened out for a crow-bar. 

The Autocrat of the Breakfatt-Table, p. 148. 

546 SM1TH.—Tim01f ^ALDBICB. 


My country, 't is of tbee. 
Sweet land of liberty, 

Of thee I sing: 
Land where my falhen died, 
Land of the pilgriniB' pride, 
From every momitain-dde 

Let freedom ring. Natiotuil Hfmm. 

MARK LEMON. 1809-1870. 

O, would I were a boy again. 

When life seemed formed of sunny years. 

And all the heart then knew of pain 

Was wept away in transient tears ! 

0, would 1 were a bop again. 

JAMES ALDRICH. 1810-1856. 

Her suffering ended with the day, 

Tet lived she at its close. 
And breathed the long, long night away, 

In statue-like repose. A Death-Bed, 

But when the sun, in all his state. 

Illumed the eastern skies, 
She passed through Glory's morning-gate, 

And walked in Paradise. IM. 




To the Qattn, 


And statesmen at her council met 

Who knew the seasons, when to take 

Occasion by the hand, and make 
The bounds of freedom wider yet. 

Broad based upon her people's will. 
And compassed by the inviolate sea. 

For it was in the golden prime 

Of good Haroun Alraschid. 

Recolltctions of the Arabian Nights. 

Dowered with the hate of liate, the scorn of scorn. 

The Pott. 

Across the walnuts and the wine. The Miller's Daughter. 

I built my soul a lordly pleasure-house. 

Wherein at ease for aye to dwell. The Palace of Art. 

Her manners had not that repose 

Which stamps the caste of Vere de Vere. 

LfifJy Clam Vere de Vere. Stanza 6. 

From yon blue heaven above us bent, 
The grand old gardener and his wife ^ 
Smile at the claims of long descent. 

Howe'er it be, it seems to me, 

'T is only noble to be good.^ 
Kind hearts are more than coronets, 

And simple faith than Norman blood. 

Stanza 7. 


1 This line stands in the edition of 1842 (Moxon, 2 vols.), 

The gardener Adam and his wife, 
and has been restored by the author in his edition of 1873. 

2 Nobilitas sola est atque unica virtus. 

Juvenal, Satire viii. Line 20. 
To be noble, we '11 be good. — Percy's HtUqutf^ Winifrtda, 

jiK: mnrrsoN. 

H>lffncOii^! onoehedrew 

V3A ^m^ )m^ loss my whole aoul Uuongfa 

](r ^^ » sonlight drinketh dew. Fatma. Stanm 3. 

Tm WKt wake and call me early, call me eariy, 

Mother dear; 
l^MMfff^wll be the happiest time of all the glad New 

OtdD the glad New Tear, mother, the maddest, merri- 
est day; 

IVr I ^ to be Queen o' the May, mother, I *m to be 
Queen o' the May. The May Qiutu, 

Gcid gives us love. Something to love 

He lends us ; but, when love is grown 
To ripeness, that on which it throve 

FaUs off, and love is left alone. To J. 8. 

More black than ashbuds in the front of March. 

The Gardener*i Daughter. 

I am a part of all that I have met.^ Ulyuet. 

In the spring a livelier iris changes on the bumishcMi 

In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to 

thoughts of love. Locksley Hall. 

Love took up the harp of Life, and smote on all the 

chords with might; 
Smote the chord of Self, that, trembling, passed in mu> 

sic out of sight. Ibid. 

He will hold thee, when his passion shall have spent 

its novel force, 
Something better than his dog, a little dearer than his 

horse. Ifnd. 

^ Compare Byron, Childt Harold^ Canto ili. St, 72. Page 474. 


Like a dog, he hunts in dreams. Lochsley Hall. 

With a little hoard of maxims preaching down a 
daughter's heart. Ibid. 

This is truth the poet sings, 
That a sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering hap- 
pier things.^ Itdd. 

But the jingling of the guinea helps the hurt that Hon- 
our feels. Ibid. 

Men, my brothers, men the workers, ever reaping 
something new. Ibid. 

Yet I doubt not through the ages one increasing pur- 
pose runs. 

And the thoughts of men are widened with the process 
of the suns. /bid. 

I will take some savage woman, she shall rear my 
dusky race. /bid. 

I, the heir of all the ages, in the foremost files of time. 


Let the great world spin forever down the ringing 

grooves of change. Ibid. 

Better fifty years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay. 


1 Nef»sun maggior dolore 
Che ricordarsi del tempo felice 
Nella ini^eria. — Dante, Inftmo^ Canto v. 121. 
For of fortunes sharpe adversite, 
The worst kind of infortune is this, 
A man that has been in prosperite, 
And it remember, whan it passed is. 

Chaucer, Trotlus and Creteide^ Booh iii. Line 1625. 
In omni advcrsitate fortuna>, infelicissimum genus est infortunli 
foiwe felicem. — Boetbius, De Comol. Phil., Lib, ii. 

3S0 TBHinrBOK. 

I wMl for the train at Coventry ; 

I Iwi^ with grooms and porters <hi the bridge, 

T^ «»K^ the three tall spires ; and there I shaped 

TW ctly*8 ancient legend into this. Godioa. 

We are ancients of the earth. 

And in the morning of the times. 

Tk€ Da^'Dream. V Envoi, 

As she fled fast through sun and shade, 
The happy winds upon her played, 
Blowing the ringlet from the braid. 

Sir Latmcelai attd Qveew {riitiie«fr«. 

But O for the touch of a vanished hand. 
And the sound of a voice that is still ! 

Break, break, break. 
But the tender grace of a day that is dead 

Will never come back to me. Ibid, 

With prudes for proctors, dowagers for deans, 

And sweet girl-graduates in their golden hair. 

The Princeu. Prologue. 
A rosebud set with little wilful thorns, 
And sweet as English air could make her, she. Ibid, 

Jewels five-words-long, 
That on the stretched forefinger of all Time 
Sparkle for ever. Ibid ii. 

Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying, 
Blow, bugle ; answer echoes, dying, dying, dying. 

Ibid. lii. 

O love, they die in yon rich sky, 

They faint on hill or field or river : 
Our echoes roll from soul to soul. 

And grow for ever and for ever. 
Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying. 
And answer, echoes, answer, dying, dying, dying. Ibid. 



Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean. 

Tears from the depth of some divine despair 

Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, 

In looking on the happy Autumn fields. 

And thinking of the days that are no more. 

The Princeu. iv. 
Unto dying eyes 

Tlie casement slowly grows a glimmering square. Ibid. 

Dear as remembered kisses after death, 
And sweet as those by hopeless fancy feigned 
On lips that are for others ; deep as love, 
Deep as first love, and wild with all regret ; 

Death in Life ! the davs that are no more. Ibid. 

Sweet is every sound, 
Sweeter thy voice, but every sound is sweet ; 
Myriads of rivulets hurrying through the lawn, 
The moan of doves in immemorial elms, 
And murmuring of innumerable bees. vii. 

Happy he 
With sujch a mother ! faith in womankind 
Beats with his blood, and trust in all things high 
Comes easy to him, and though he trip and fall, 
He shall not blind his soul with clay. Ibid. 

Let knowledge grow from more to more. 

In Memoriam. Prologue. Line 25. 

1 held it truth, with him who sings ^ 

To one clear harp in divers tones. 
That men may rise on stepping-stones 
Of their dead selves to higher things. Ibid. U 

^ Saint Augustine! well hast thou said, 
Tliat of our vices we can frame 
A ladder, if we will but tread 
Beneath our feet each deed of shame. 

Longfellow, The Ladder of St, Augtuttine. 

If afw nurning Wore 

^fH topples round tbe dnuy west 
A Idob^ bastion fringed with Are. ibii. ■*. 

Umi boia bis uhM maj be made 
lit riolet of bis native land.* Hid. xrllL 

IA> but sing becanae I mint, 
jalpqw but as the linnets ting. HU. zxL 

n* ihadow cb>aked from head to foot, 
•m^ keeps the keys of all the creeds. iNd. zxiii. 

^■d Tbonght leaped ont to wed with Tbougbt 
(re llonght could wed itself witli Speech. Hid. 

1 b better to have loved and lost, 
^[^B never to liave loved at aU. Ibid, xzvii. 

Ber 4yes are homes of silent prayer. Hid. xxxii. 

Whose faiti) has centre everywhere, 
Mar cares to fix itself to form. tbid. zxxiii. 

Short e wallow-flights of song, that dip 
neir wingB iu tfiors, and skim away. Ibid, xlvil. 

Hold thoD the good : define it well ; 

For fear divine Philosophy 

Should push beyond her mark, and be 
Procoress to the Lords of Hell. Ibid, ill 

yet we tnut that somehow good 
Will be the final goal of ilL ibid. m. 

1 Conptn ShakMpnn, Hamlet, Att v, 3c. L Piga US. 



But what am I ? 
An infant cryiug in the night : 
An infant cryiug for the light : 
And with no language but a cry. 

So careful of the type she seems, 
So careless of the single life. 

The great world's altar-stairs, 
That slope tlirough darkness up to Gk)d. 

Who battled for the True, the Just. 

And grasps the skirts of happy chance, 
And breasts the blows of circumstance. 

And lives to clutch the golden keys. 
To mould a mighty state's decrees, 
And shape the whisper of the throne. 

So many worlds, so much to do, 
So little done, such things to be. 

Thy leaf has perished in the green. 

There lives more faith in honest doubt. 
Believe me, than in haK the creeds. 

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky. 

Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes. 
But ring the fuller minstrel in. 

Ring out old shapes of foul disease, 
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold ; 
Ring out the thousand wars of old. 

Ring in the thousand years of peace. 

Ring in the valiant man and free, 
The eager heart, the kindlier hand ; 
Ring out the darkness of the land. 

Ring in the Christ that is to be. 

In Memoriam, liii. 

Jbid, Iv. 

Ibid, It. 

Ibid. buy. 


Ibid, Ixxii. 
Ibid, IjuLiv. 

Ibid, zcv. 
Ibid. cy. 




And thua he bore withont abnn 

The grand old name of gentleoMUi, 

Defamed by every charlatan, 
And soiled with all iguoUe qm. /a Memoriam. ex. 

Some novel power 
Sprang up forever at a tondi, 
And hope could never hope too mach, 
In watching thee from hour to bonr. INi. ad. 

Large elements in order broa|^ 

And tracts of calm from teiiq>eit mode, 

And world-wide flnctnation swayed 

In vaaaal tides that followed thonght. Ibid. 

One God, one law, one element, 
And one far-off divine event, 
To which the whole creadon moves. Ibid. Contlatitn. 

That jewelled moss of millinery, 

That oiled and curled Assyrian Bull. Jhid. v. t. 

Ah Christ, that it were posuble 

For one short honr to see 

The souls we loved, that they might tell us 

What and where they be. Ibid. xzH. 8. 

For men may come and men may go, 

But I go on for ever. Tkt Brook. 

Rich in saving common-Bense, 
And, as the greatest only are. 

In his simplicity sublime. ^ 

Odt on ikt Dealk of the Dule 0/ WiUington. Btauaa 4. 

O good gray head which all men knew. Mi. 


That tower of strength 

Which stood four-square to all the winds that blew ! 

Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington. Stanza 4. 

In that fierce light which beats upon a throne. 

IdylU of the King, Dedication. 

It is the little rift within the lute, 

Tliat by and by will make the music mute, 

And ever widening slowly silence all. Vivien. 

Theirs not to make reply, 
Theu's not to reason why, 
Theirs but to do and die. Charge of the Light Brigade. 

Cannon to right of them. 

Cannon to left of them. 

Cannon in front of them. Ibid. 

Mastering the lawless science of our law, 

That codelcss myriad of precedent, 

That wilderness of single instances. Aylmer^t Field. 


The martial airs of England 

Encircle still the earth. The Martial Airt of England, 


A babe in a house is a well-spring of pleasure. 

Of Education, 

Grod, from a beautiful necessity, is Love. Of ImmortalUy. 



WILLLAJM MILLER. 1810-1872. 

Wee Willie Winkle rins through the touiiy 

Up-8tairs and doun-etairs, in his nich^gouny 

Tirlin' at the window, cryin' at the lock, 

** Are the weans in their bed, for it 's nou ten o'clock ? " 

WiUU WinkU. 

EDMUND H. SEARS. 1810-1876. 

Calm on the listening ear of night 
Come Heaven's melodious strains, 

Where wild Judea stretches far 
Her silver-mantled plains. 

It came upon the midnight clear, 
That glorious song of old. 

Christmas Song, 

TTie Angels* Song, 

EDGAR A. POE. 1811-1849. 

Perched upon a bust of Pallas, just above my chamber 
door, — 
Perched, and sat, and nothing more. The Raven. 

Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form 
from off my door ! 
Quoth the Raven, " Nevermore." Jlnd. 

And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on 
the floor 
Shall be lifted — Nevermore ! Ibid, 

To the glory that was Greece 
And the grandeur that was Rome. 

To HtUn. 



It was the calm and silent night ! 

Seven hundred years and fifty-three 
Had Rome been growing up to might, 

And now was queen of land and sea. 
No sound was heard of clashing wars, 

Peace brooded o*er the hushed domain ; 
Apollo, Pallas, Jove, and Mars 

Held undbturbed their ancient reign 
In the solemn midnight, 

Centuries ago. Chrittmat Hymn, 


Are there not, dear Michal, 
Two points in the adventure of the diver, 
One — when, a beggar, he prepares to plunge ? 
One — when, a prince, he rises with hb pearl ? 

FestUS, I plunge. Paracelsus, ii. 

Measure your mind's height by the shade it casts ! 

Ibid. iii. 

Other heights in other lives, God willing. 

One Ward More. 


Death forerunneth Love to win 

" Sweetest eves were ever seen." ^ Catarina to Camoem. 

^ From Camoeofl. 


CHARLES DICKENS. 1812-1870. 
A demd, damp, moist, unpleasant body I 

)|t life is one demd horrid grind* d. Ixiv. 

b a Pickwickian sense. Pickwick Papers, Ck, i. 

Ol a dainty plant is the Ivy green, 

That creepeth o'er ruins old I 
Ot right choice food are his meals, I ween. 

In his cell so lone and cold. 
Ore^fung where no life is seen, 

A rare old plant is the Ivy green. Ch, vi. 

He 's tough, ma'am, tough is J. B. Tough and de- 

Tllish sly. Dombey and Son, Ch, vii. 

When found, make a note of. Ck. xv. 

The bearings of this observation lays in the applica- 
tion on it. Ck, xxiii. 

Barkis is willin'. David Copperfitld. Ck. V. 

Whatever was required to be done, the Circumlocu- 
tion Office was beforehand with all the public depart- 
ments in the art of perceiving how not to do it. 

Little Dorrit. Ck, x. 

In came Mrs. Fezziwig, one vast substantial smile. 

Ckrittmat Carol. Stave Two, 


When the sun's last rays are fading 

Into twilight soft and dim. Tkau wilt tkink o/mt oyain. 




But whether on the scaffold high 

Or in the battle's van, 

The fittest place where man can die 

Is where he dies for man ! 

From The Dublin Nation^ Sept. 28, 1844, Vol ii. p. 809. 

THOMAS O. DAVIS. 1814-1845. 

Come in the evening, or come in the morning ; 
Come when you 're looked for, or come without wam- 
in<j. The Welcome, 


Cleon hath a million acres, ne'er a one have I ; 
Cleon dwelleth in a palace, in a cottage I. Cleon and J, 

But the sunshine aye shall light the sky, 

As round and round we run ; 
And the truth shall ever come uppermost, 

And justice shall be done. Eternal Justice. Stanza 4. 

Some love to roam o'er the dark sea's foam, 

Where the shrill winds whistle free. Some love to roam. 

There 's a good time coming, boys, 

A good time coming. The Good Time Coming, 

Old Tubal Cain was a man of might 

In the days when earth was young. Tubal Cain. 

sABcmra.— Maax, — aoom. 

EPES SAB6ENT. 1818-1881. 

A life on the ocean wave 1 

A home on the rolling deep, 

Vhere the scattered waten nve, 

And the winds their revela keepi £iAo«a« Octa» tTow. 

A home on the rolling leal 

A life on the ocean wave I nu. 

F. W. FABER. 1814-1868. 

For right is right, since God is God, 

And right the day must win ; 
To doubt would be disloyal tj, 

To falter would be sin. Tht Ai>A( matt vin. 

Labour itself is but a sorrowful aong, 
The protest of the weak against the strong. 

Tie Somnc/ul World. 


I slept, and dreamed that life was Beauty ; 

I woke, and found that life was Duty. 

Was thy dream then a shadowy lie? 

Toil on, poor heart, unceasingly ; 

And thou shalt find thy dream to be 

A tmth and noonday lig^t to thee. L^t a Dutt 




What are the wild waves saying, 

Sister, the whole day long, 

That ever amid our playing 

I hear but their low, lone song ? 

What are the tcild waves toying f 

MISS JULIA PARDOE. 1816-1862. 

O, the heart is a free and a fetterless thing, 

A wave of the ocean, a bird on the wing ! 

The Captive Greek Girl. 


We live in deeds, not years ; ^ in thoughts, not breaths ; 
In feelings, not in figures on a dial. 
We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives 
Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best. 
Life *s but a means unto an end, that end 
Beginning, mean, and end to all things, — God. 

Fettus. Scene^ A Country Town, 

Poets are all who love, who feel great truths. 

And tell them ; and the truth of truths is love. 

Scene ^ Another and a Better World. 

1 A life spent worthily should be measured by a nobler line, 
deedg, not rears. — Sheridan, Pitarro^ Act iv. 8e. 1. 












At pre«c 

'tit there is do 




up lie r 

ten thousai 

id of the city.' 


r a From, 


r DHrr. 

For it stira 

the blood in a: 

a old raan-B 


Aud makes bis pulses i 


To catch tl 

,0 thrUI of u h, 

'PPJ-' ^■'^<--^' 

It ia the month of June, 

The month of leaves and roses, 
When pleasunt sights salute the eyes, 

And pleusant scents the noses. Tiie J/unrt '•/June 

Let ns weep in our darkness, but weep not for him ! 
Not for him, who, departing, leaves millions in lears ! 
Not for him, who has died full of honor and yearn '. 
Not for him, who ascended Fame's ladder so high 
From the round at the top he has stepped to the skv. 

Tke Dtalh of Uarriton 


I have always believed that success would be the in- 
evitable result if the two services, the army and the 
navy, had fair play, and if we sent the right man to fill 
the right place. 

Bpttch, Jan. 15, 1865. Huuara. Parliamintarj Detain, 
Third Strie4, Vol. cxxiriu. p. 2077. 

1 (^ompuc H«UbuTtoa. Plgc SlI. 



ELIZA COOK. 1817- 

I love it, I love it, and who shall dare 
To chide me for loving that old arm-chair ? 

The Old Arm-Chair, 

How cruelly sweet are the echoes that start, 
Wlicn memory plays an old tune on the heart ! 

Old Dobinn. 


Thought is deeper than all speech, 
Feeling deeper than all thought ; 

Souls to souls can never t^ach 

What unto themselves was tauuht. 



*T is heaven alone that is given away, 

T is only God may be had for the asking. 

The Vition of Sir Laun/al, 

And what is so rare as a day in June ? 

Then, if ever, come perfect days ; 
Then heaven tries the earth if it he in tune, 

And over it softly her warm ear lays. Ilnd. 

This child is not mine as the first was, 

I cannot sing it to rest, 
I cannot lift it up fatherly 

And bless it upon my breast ; 



Yet it Iks in my little one's cradle, 

And sits in my little one's chair, 
And the light of the heaven she 's gone to 

Transfigures its golden hair. Tie Ckangtling. 

Dear common (lower, that grow'st beside the way, 
Fringing the duBty road with hannless gold. 

To tkt Daadtlion. 
Be noble ! and the nobleness thai lies 
In other men, sleeping, but never dead. 
Will rise in majesty to meet thine own. 

Bontttt It. 
Great Truths are portions of the soul of man ; 
Great souls are portions of Eternity. Sonnri vi. 

To win the secret of a weed's plain heart. Sonnri »ht. 

Two meanings liave our lightest fantasies. 
One of the flesh, and of the spirit one. 

Sonatl iixiv. irf. J8«. 

Earth's noblest thing, a. Woman perfected. /remf. 

Once to every man and nation comes ihe moment to 

In the strife of Truth with Falsehood, for the good or 

evil side ; 
Some great cause, God's new Messiah offering each the 

bloom or blight. 
Parts the goats upon the left hand, and the sheep upon 

the right ; 
And the choice goes by forever 'twi.Tt that darkness 

and that light. Thi Prtttnt CriiU. 

Truth forever on the scaffold. Wrong forever on the 
throne. IM. 

LOWELL. 565 

Then to side with Truth is noble when we ehare her 
wretched crust, 

Ere her cause bring fame and profit, and *t is prosper- 
ous to be just ; 

Then it is the brave man chooses, while the cowanl 
stands aside, 

Doubting in his abject spirit, till his Lord is crucified. 

The Present Crui». 

Before man made us citizens, great Nature made us men. 

The Caj)ture. 

Ez fer war, I call it murder, — 

There you hev it plain an* flat ; 
I don't want to go no furder 

Than my Testy ment fer tliat. The Bifjlow Papers, No. i. 

An' you 've gut to git up airly 

Ef vou want to take in God. Ihid, 

Laborin' man an' laborin' woman 

Ilev one glory an' one shame, 
Ev'y thin' thet 's done inhuman 

lujers all on 'em the same. IhUd. 

This goin' ware glory waits ye haint one agreeable 
feetur. Ihld. No, ij. 

We kind o' thought Christ went agin war an' pillage. 

Ibid, No. iii. 

But John p. 
Robmson he 
Sez they did n't know every tliin' down in Judee. Ibid. 

Of my merit 
On thet point you yourself may jedge ; 
All is, I never drink no sperit. 

Nor I haint never signed no pledge. Jbid. No. vii. 


Uiiilin' iliu jailer pines I house, 

Wlicn aunshine makes 'em all BweeL«cented, 
An' hear umoug iheir furry boughs 

The baskiu' west-wiml purr contciiUid. 

rh, /fii(/„u: 111/,, n. \„. X. Sn-vnd Utri 

Wut 's worila to them whose faith an' truth 
On War's red tochstone nng true meUl, 

Who TenWred life an' love an' jouth 
For the gret prize o' death in battle P n 

Zekle crep' up quite nnbeknown 

And peeked iu thru' the winder, 
An* there sot Huldy all alone, 

'Ith no one nigh to hender. Tit Cauni 

'T was kin' o' kingdom-come to look 

On sech a blessed cretur. lb 


Why thus longing, thus forever sighing, 

For the far-oS, unattaJued, and dim. 

While the beautiful, aU round thee Ijing, 

Offers up its low, jKrpetual hymn ? iFAj Hm loK^ng t 

DINAH M. MULOCK. 1826 . 

Two huuda ujmu the breast, 

And labour 'a done : ' 
Two pale feet crossed in rest, 

The race is won. A'ob bikI A/itnearJt. 

' Two bands upon tbs brcdi, and labour U pail. — Kumait 


CHABL£S KIN6SLEY. 1819~187& 

O Mary, go and call the cattle home, 

And call the cattle home. 
And call the cattle home. 

Across the sands o' Dee ! 



Don*t you rememher sweet Alice, Ben Bolt? 

Sweet Alice, whose hair was so hrown, 
Who wept with delight when you gave her a milet 

And trembled with fear at your frown 1 Be» BolL 

AMELIA B, WELBY. 1821-1862. 

For every wave with dimpled face, 
That leaped upon the air, 

Had caught a star in its embrace. 
And held it trembling there. 


In the days when we went gypsying 

A long time ago ; 
The lads and lassies in their best 

^Were dressed from top to toe. 

Jn the doffi wftfii w W9tii fflMfiny* 

01;i,1:Y. — ALLKN. ~ IIARTE. 

H. F. CIIORLEY. 1831-1872. 

A BOng to the oak, the hrtive old oak. 
Who hath rukil in the greenwood long. 

r*« Brave Old Oak. 

Then here 'a to iho oak, the brave old oak 
Who Btanda in liis jiriiie uloiic ; 

And still flourish he, a hale green tree, 

When a hundred years ore gone ! lUd. 


Boclnrsrd, turn backward, O lime, in your flight. 
Make me a child again, just for to-night I 

Jtoet Me to iltip. 
Backward, flow backward, tide of the years I 
I am BO weary of loU and of tears, 
Toil widiout recompense, — tears all in vain, — 
Take them, and give me my childhood again ! liiJ. 


Which I wish to remark, — 

And my language is plain, — 
That for ways that ore dark 

And for tricks that are vain. 
The heathen Chinee is peculiar. 

Flam Lanjmagtfivm TntkJ 
Ah Sin was his name. 
With the smile that was childlike and bland. 


ALEXANDER SMITH. 1830-1867. 

Like a pale martyr in his shirt of lire. 

A Life Drama. Sc. ii. 
In winter when the dismal rain 

Came down in slanting lines, 

And Wind, that grand old harper, smote 

His thunder-harp of pines. Jbid. 

A poem round and perfect as a star. Jbid, 


On fame's eternal camping ground 

Their silent tents are spread, 
And Glory guards with solemn sound 

The bivouac of the dead. The Bivouac of the Dead. 


Speak gently ! 't is a little thing, 

Dropped in the heart's deep well ; 
The good, the joy, that it may bring, 

Eternity shall tell. Speak gently. 


Ho I stand to your glasses steady ! 

This world is a world of lies ; 
A cup to the dead already, — 

Hurra for the next that dies ! Revelry in India, 

570 IllPPOCIUraS. — DAJ.-TE. — AKGELO. 



Ufe is i^liort and the art long. AphaHim i. 

Eitreme remedies are very approprkte for extreme 

DANTE. 1265-1321. 

All hope abandon ye who enter here. Btll.^ Canto iii. 9 

No greater grief than to remember days 

Of joy when misery is at hand. Canto \. 1S1 

MICHAEL ANGELO. 1474^1564. 

As when, lady mine, 

With chiselled touch 

The Btone unhewn and cold 

Becomes a living mould. 

The more the marble wastes, 

The more the statue grows.* Sanntt. 

1 Diseases deaperate grown 

By desperate appliance are relierad. 

Sbaketpean, Bamlrl, Act W. Sc. Z. 
* Gary' I translation. 
■ Tiaiitlated by Hn. Umrj RoMS*. 




Tlie moving Finger writes, and, having writ, 

Moves on ; nor all your Piety nor Wit 

Shall lure it hack to cancel half a line, 

Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it* 

From the RubaiyatA Stoma Ixxi. 

MARTIN LUTHER. 1483-1546. 

A mighty fortress is our God, 
A bulwark never failing ; 

Our helper he amid the flood 
Of mortal ills prevailing.^ 


JOHN SIRMOND. 1589 (?)-l 649. 

If on my tlieme I rightly think, 
There are five reasons why men drink : 
(iood wine, a friend, because I 'm dry, 
Or lest I should be by and by. 
Or any other reason why.' 

CauMB Bibendi, 

1 Translated by Edward Fitzgerald. Omar Khayyam was bom 
at Nai^liapur, in Khora.<an, in the latter half of our eleventh century. 
'- Translate*! by Frederic H. Hedge. 

* These lines are a translation of a Latin epigram (erroneously 
ascribed to Henry Aldrich in the Biog. Britannica, 2d ed., Vol. i. 
p. 131), which Menage and De la Monnoye attribute to P^ 
Sirmond : — 

Si Ijene conimemini, cansfe sunt qninque bibendi; 
Hospitis adventus; prsesens sitis atque futura; 
£t vini bonitas, et quielibet altera causa. 

Menagiana, Vol. i. p^ 172. 




I am just going to leap into the dark.^ 

From Mottenx's Lift, 

He left a paper sealed up, wherein were found three 

articles as his last will : " I owe much, I have nothing, 

I give the rest to the poor." Md, 

To return to our wethers.* WorU, Book i. Ch, i, n. 2. 

I drink no more than a sponge. Ch. 5. 

Appetite comes with eating, says Angeston. Ibid, 

By robbing Peter lie paid Paul, .... and hoped to 
catch larks if ever the heavens should fall. Ch.u. 

Then I began to think that it is very true which is 
commonly said, that one half of the world knoweth not 
how the other half liveth. Book U. Ch. 32, adjin. 

I '11 go his halves. Book W. Ch. 23. 

The Devil was sick, the Devil a monk would be ; 
The Devil was well, the Devil a monk was he. Ch. 24. 

Too much of a good thing. 

Don Quixote.* Part i. Book i. Ch. 6. 

He had a face like a benediction. Book ii. Ch.i. 

I tell thee, that is Mambrino's helmet. Book iii. Ch. 7. 

1 Je m'en vay chercher un fpund pout-estre. 

* Revenofu a not moutonSf a proverb taken from the French farce 
of Pierre Patelin, ed. 1762, p. 90. 

* Janris's traniiation. 


The more thou stir it, the worse it will be. 

Don Quixote, Part i. Book iii. Ch, 8. 

Every one is the son of his own works. Book iv. Ch. 20. 

I would do what I pleased, and doing what I pleased, 
I should have my will, and having my will, I should be 
contented ; and when one is contented, there is no 
more to be desired ; and when there is no more to be 
desired, there is an end of it. Ch, 23. 

Every one is as God has made him, and oftentimes 
a great deal worse. Part ii. Book i. Ch, 4.i 

Patience and shuffle the cards. CA. 6.^ 

Sancho Panza am I, unless I was changed in the 
cradle. Book U. Ch, 13.« 

Sit thee down, chaff-threshing churl ; for, let me sit 
where I will, that is the upper end to thee.* Ch, 14.* 

Blessings on him who invented sleep, the mantle that 
covers all human thoughts, the food that appeases hun- 
ger, the drink that quenches thirst, the fire that warms 
cold, the cold that moderates heat, and, lastly, the gen- 
eral coin that purchases all things, the balance and 
weight that equals the shepherd with the king, and the 
simple with the wbe. Ch, 16.« 

The painter Orbaneja of Ubeda, — if he chanced to 
draw a cock, he wrote under it, This is a cock, lest the 
people should take it for a fox. Ch, 19.7 

1 Lockhart's translation, Part ii. Ch. 4. 

52 lOuI., Ch. 23. 8 /bid., Ch. 30. 

* This is generally placed in the mouth of Macgregor: "Where 
Macgregor sits, there is the head of the table." Enierson quotes it, 
in his American Scholar, as the saying of Macdonald, and Theodore 
Parker as the saying of the Highlander. 

* Lockhart'H translation, Part ii. Ch. 31. 

e Ibid., ii. Ch, 08. ^ Ibid,, Ch, 71. 

Dou't put too fine a point to your wit for fear it 

should get blunted. The Little Gyp»y, {La Gitanilla,) 

My heart is wax to be moulded as she pleases, but 
enduring as marble to retain.* ibid. 


Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind 

exceeding small ; ^ 
Though with patience He stands waiting, with exactness 

grinds He all. Retribution. From the Sinngtdichtt.^ 

Man-like is it to fall into sin, 

Fiend-like is it to dwell therein, 

Christ-like is it for sin to grieve, 

God-like is it all sin to leave. Sin. Ibid.^ 


In bed we laugh, in bed we cry, 
And, born in bed, in bed we die ; 
The near approach a bed may show 
Of human bliss to human woe.* 

1 His heart was one of those which most enamour us, 

Wax to receive, and marble to retain. 

Byron, Beppo, Stanza 34. 

- *0\f^€ B(ov /xvKoi a\(ov(Ti rh K^Trrhy &\(vpov. — Oracula Sibyl- 
Una, Lib. viii. Line 14. 

*<hf>i dfwp iAeoutri ^uAot, iikiavci h\ Xcrrd -— Leutsch and 
Schneidewin, Corp. Parmm. Grcec.y Vol. i. p. 444. 

God's mill grinds 8h)w, but sure. — Herbert, Jacula Prudtntum. 

• Translated by H. W. Longfellow. 

^ Translated by Dr. Samuel Johnson. 





Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future 
evils, but present evils triumph over it.^ Maxim 22. 

We are never so happy or so unhappy as we sup- 
pose. Maxim 49. 

Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue. Maxim2St7. 

The pleasure of love is in lovin<r. We are happier in 
the passion we feel, than in that we inspire.'^ Maxim 259. 

AVe always like those who admire us, we do not al- 
ways like those whom we admire. Maxim 294. 

The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of 
rcccivinir jrreater benefits,' Maxim 298. 

•© o 

In their first passion women love tJbeir lovers, in all 
the others they love love.* Maxim 471. 

In the adversity of our best friends we always find 

something which is not wholly displeasing to us.* 

HeJiectiofUf xv. 

^ Tliin same philosophy is a good horse in the stable, but an ar- 
rant jade on a journey. — Goldsmith, Good-Natured Man, Act i. 

2 Compare Shelley. Page 493. 

' The gratitude of place-expectants is a lively sense of future 
favours. — Sir Robert Walpole. 

^ In her first passion, woman loves her lover: 
In all the others, all she loves is love. 

Byron, Don Juan, Canto iii. Stanza 3. 

^ I am convinced that we have a degree of delight, and that no 
small one, in the real misfortunes and pains of others. — Burke, Tkt 
6ublim& and Beautiful, Part i. Sec, 14. 


ALAIN EEN6 LE SAGE. 1668-1747. 

I wisli joii all sorts of prosperily witb a littl 
taste. Gil Btm. Book V 

Ittocrates wns in the right to insinuate, in his el^ant 
Greek oxpression, that what ia got over the Devil's back 
is spent under hia belJy. Sool viii. t'Jl, 9, 


Days of aliscncc wiil anri <lreary. 

Clothed in sorrow's dark array, — ■ 
Daji of absence, I am weary, — 

She I love is far away. Dayi iff Abttitct 

JOSEPH FOUCH^. 1763-1820. 

It is more than a crime, it is a political fault ; ' words 
wUch I record because they have been repeated and 
attribnted to otbera. Mcmnrt n/ F<mcki. 

MADAME ROLAND. 1754-1793. 

Liberty ! Liberty ! how many crimes are com- 
mitted in thy name! (1793.) 

Maouky, Mimbto*. Ed. Rtvirw, Julg, 183S. 

,AXD. 1 


BERTRAND BARtRE. 1755-1841. 

The tree of liberty only grows when watered by the 
blood of tyrants.^ Speech in the Convention Nationale^ 1792. 

A. F. F. VON KOTZEBUE. 1761-1819. 
There is another and a better world.^ 

The Stranger. Act i. 5c. 1. 

J. G. VON SALIS. 17G2-1834. 

Into the Silent Land ! 
Ah ! who shall lead us thither ? 

Who in Life's battle firm doth stand 
Shall bear Hope's tender blossoms 
Into the Silent Land ! 

The Silent Land.* 


J. M. USTERL 17G3-1827. 

Life lot us cherish, while yet the taper glows, 

And the fresh flow'ret pluck ere it close; 

Why are we fond of toil and care ? 

Why choose the rankling thorn to wear? 

Life let us Cherish. 

1 L'arbre do la liherto ne croit qu'arro?^ par le sang des tyraiu. 

2 Tran>latc(l by A. Schink. London, ITUU. 
* Translated by H. \y. Longfellow. 




Ye sons of France, awake to glory ! 

Hark ! hark ! what myriads bid you rise ! 
Your children, wives, and grandsires hoary, — 

Behold their tears and hear their cries ! 

The Marseilles Uymn.^ 

To arms ! to arms ! ye brave ! 

The avenging sword unsheathe ! 
March on ! march on ! all hearts resolved 

On victory or death ! Ibid. 

JOHANN L, UHLAND. 1787-1802. 

Take, O boatman, thrice thy fee, — 

Take, I give it willingly ; 

For, invisible to thee. 

Spirits twain have crossed with me. 

The Patsagt.^ 


Two souls with but a single thought. 
Two hearts that beat as one.' 

Ingomar the Barbarian,^ Act ii. 

1 Anonymous translation. 

2 Anonymous translation from the Edinburgh EtvicWf Oct., 1832. 
< Zwei Seelen und ein Gedaiike, 

Zwei Ilerzen und ein Schlag. 
^ Translated by Maria Lovell. 



Junius, Aprilis, Septemq ; Nouemq ; tricenos, 

Vnum plus reliqui, Februs tenet octo vicenos. 

At si bissextus fuerit superadditur vnus. 

William Harrison's Dtscription of Britainef prefixed to 
Holinshed's Chronicle, 1577. 

Thirty dayes hath Nouember, 
Aprill, June, and September, 
February hath xxviii alone, 
And all the rest have xxxi. 

Richard Grafton's Chronicles of England , 1590. 

Thirty days hath September, 

April, June, and November, 

February has twenty-eight alone. 

All the rest have thirty-one ; 

Excepting leap year, that *s the time 

When February's days are twenty-nine. 

The Return from Parnassus. London, 1606. 

Thirty days hath September, 

April, June, and November, 

All the rest have thirty-one 

Excepting February alone : 

Which hath but twenty-eight, in fine. 

Till leap year gives it twenty-nine. 

Common in the New England States. 

Fourth, eleventh, ninth, and sixth, 

Thirty days to each affix ; 

Every other thirty-one 

Except the second month alone. 

Common in Chester Count}*, Pa., among the Friends. 


Terrible he rode alone. 

With his Yemen sword for aid ; 
Ornament it carried none, 

But the notches on the blade. 

The Death Feud. An Arab War Song.l 

Be the day short or never so long, 
At length it ringeth to even-6ong. 

Quoted at the stake by George Tankerfield (1555). See 
Fox's Mai'tyrSf vii. 346; Ucj'wood's Provtrbs. 

" Be of good comfort, IVlaster 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 Eng- 
land, as I trust shall never be put out." * 

Black spirits and white, 

Red spirits and gray , 

Mingle, mingle, mingle, 

You that mingle may I Middleton, The Witch, Act v. Sc. 2. 
The first two linos arc mtroduced into Macbeth. According 
to Stcevcns, "the song was, in all probability, a traditional 
one.'* Collier say**, *' Doubtless it does not belong to Mid- 
dleton more tlinn to Shaka-^peare." Dyce says, ** There 
seems to be little doubt that MacbeUi Ls of an earlier date 
than The Witch." 

The King of France went up tlie hill. 

With twenty thousand men ; 
The King of France came down the hill, 

And ne'er wont up again. 

In a tract called Pif/rjes Cornntoe, or A't "'<'.< //'ow the \orth, 
4to, London. 1G42, p. 3. This is called Old Tarllon'ji 

1 The production of an aire earlier than that of Mahomet. — 
Anonymous translation from Talt's ^flU^azine. Jul»i, 1850. 

'^ I shall lii^Hit a candle of understanding iu thine heart, which 
shall not bi> put out. >— 2 Eidrai xiv. 20. 


Nose, nose, nose, nose, 

And who gave thee that jolly red nose ? 

Sinament and Ginger, Nutmegs and Cloves, 

And that gave me my jolly red nose. 

Ravenscroft's Deuttrumeia, Song No. 7 (1609). See Beau- 
mont and Fletcher, Tht Kniyht of the Buminy Ptitle, 
Act i. Sc. 3. 

Begone, dull Care, I prithee begone from me ; 

Begone, dull Care, thou and I shall never agree. 

Beyone, old Cart, From Playford's Musical Companion, 


Use three Physicians, 
Still-first Dr. Quiet, 
Next Dr. Mery-man 

And Dr. Dyet. 

From Regimen Sanitatis Sakrmtanum, ed. 1607. 

I see the right, and I approve it too, 

Condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong pursue. 

From Ovid, Metmnorphoses, vii. 20; translated by Tate and 
Stonestreet, ed. Garth. 

lie that had neyther been kithe nor kin 

Might have seen a full fayre sight. 

From Percy's RcUques. Guy of Gitbome. 

Late, late yestreen I saw the new moone, 

Wi' the auld moon in hir arnie.^ Jbid. Sir Patrick Spem. 

Weep no more, lady, weep no more, 

Thy sorrow is in vain ; 
For \nolets plucked, the sweetest showers 

AVlll ne'er make grow again. 

Jbid. The Friar of Ordert Gray, 

1 I siw the new moon, late yestreen, 
Wi' the auld moon in her arm. 

From Jlinstrtlsy of the Scottish Border, 


Every white will have its black, 

And every sweet its sour. 

From Percy's Re liquet. Sir Carline, 

We *1I shine iu more substantial honours, 

And to he noble we '11 be good.^ 

Jbid, Wini/reda (1726). 

And when with envy Time, transported. 

Shall think to rob us of our joys, 
You *11 in your girls again be courted, 

And I '11 go wooing in my boys. Ihid. 

He that wold not when he might, 

He shall not when he wolda.^ Ibid. The Baffied Knight. 

'\\Tiat we gave, we have ; 
What we spent, we had ; 
What we left, we lost. 

Epitaph of Edward Courtenay^ Earl of Devonshire. From 
Cleaveland's Genealogical History of the Family of Court f 
nny^ p. 142. 

TMien Adam dolve, and Eve span, 
Who was then the gentleman ? 

LinesusedbyJohn Ballfin Wat Tyler's Rebellion. HiuneVs 
History of England^ Vol. i. Ch. 17, n. 8. 

Now bething the, gentilman. 

How Adam dalf, and Eve span.' 

From a MS. of the Fifteenth Century^ in the British Museum. 

1 Compare Tonnyson. Page 547. 
- lift that will not when he mav, 
When he will, he shall liave nay. 

Heywood's Proverbs (1540); Burton, Anatomy of Mtlan- 
choly^ p. iii. Htc. 2, 3/em. 5, Subs. 5. 
* Tlic 8ame proverb existed in <jicrman : — 

So Adam reutte, und Eva span ; 
Wcr was da ein cddelman ? 

Agricola, Pror., No. 254. 


For angling-rod, he took a sturdy oak ; 
For line a cable, that in storm ne*er broke ; 

• •••••• 

His hook was baited with a dragon's tail, 
And then on rock he stood to bob for whale. 

From The Mock Romance, a rhapsody attached to The Loves 
of Hero and Leander, publuhed in London in the yean 
1653 and 1677. Chambers's Book of Days, Vol, i. p. 173; 
and Daniel's Rural Sports, Suppltmtnt, p. 57. 

I lis ungle-rod made of a sturdy oak ; 

I lis line a cable which in storms ne'er broke ; 

His hook he baited with a dragon's tail, 

And sat upon a rock, and bobbed for whale. 

In Chalmers's British Potts ascribed to William King (1668- 
1712). Upon a GianVs Angling. 

Count that day lost whose low descending sun 

Views from thy hand no worthy action done.^ 

Author unknown. From Staniford's Art of Reading, 3d ed., 
p. 27, Boston, 1803. 

I do not give you to posterity as a pattern to imitate, 
but as an example to deter. 

Letters of Junius, Letter xii. To the Duke of Grafton, 

The heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, 
or the hand to execute.^ 

Letter xxxvii. City Address and the King^s Answer, 

1 In the Preface to Mr. Nichors work on Autographs, among 
other albums noticed by him as being in the British Museum is that 
of David Krieg, with Jacob Bobart's autograph, and the venes: — 

"FiVftw sun gloria V 

Think that day lost whose descending sun 

Views from thy hand no noble action done. 

Bobart died about 1726. He was a son of the celebrated botanist of 

that name. The verses are given as an early instance of their use. 

2 Compare CUirendon. Page 168. 


prirate credit is wealth, public honour is security ; 
ihe feather that adorns the royal bird supports its flight ; 
ijrip him of liis plumage, and you fix him to the earth. 

jAtttrs of' Junius. Letter xlii. Jffair of the Falkland Islands, 

Siill 90 gently o'er me stealing, 

M«n'ry will bring back the feeling, 

Spite of all my grief revealing, 

XVai I love thee, that I dearly love thee still. 

From the Opera of La Sonnambula. 

Iljippy am I, from care I 'm free 

\Vhv ar' n't they all contented like me ? 

From the Opera of La Bayadere. 

ft is 80 soon that I am done for, 
I wonder what T was begun for. 

Epitaph on a Child who died at the Age of Three Weeks. 
( Ch eltinh am Ch urchyard.) 

Mater ait natnc, die natap, natam 
Ut moneat natiu, plangere liliolam.^ 

The mother to her daughter spake : 

Daughter, said slie, arise. 
Thy daughter to her daughter take, 

Whose dauirhter's dauijliter cri(\s.^ 

A Di»tich, aoconiing to Zwingler, on a Lndy of the Family 
of the Dnllnirfjs, who saw her descendants to the sixth 

A woman's work, grave sirs, is never done. 

From a Poem spoken by ^fr. Eusflen at a Cambridge Com- 
mtnccmcnt. It was the second time printed, London, 1714. 

1 The mother naid to lier dautrhter, Daughter, bid thy daughter 
toll her daughter that her daughter's daughter hath a daughter. — 
Translated fr(»m the Thentnnn Vitce IJumana, Vol. iii., by George 
Hakewill. Apologie, Book iii. Ch. v. Sec. 9. 


In Adam's fall, 

We sinned all. .Vetr England Primer, 

My Book and Heart 

Must never part. Ibid. 

Young Obadias, 

Davi<l, Josias, — 

All were pious. Ihid, 

Peter denyed 

His Lord, and cryed. Ibid, 

Young Timothy 

Learnt sin to fly. Jbid, 

Xerxes did die. 

And so must I. Ibid, 

Zaccheus be 

Did climb the tree 

Our Lord to Kee. Ibid, 

Our days begin with trouble here, 

Our life is but a span. 
And cruel death is always near, 

80 frail a thing is man. Ibid. 

Now I lay me down to take my sleep, 

I pray the Lord my soul to keep ; 

If I should die before I wake, 

1 pray the Lord my soul to take. Ibid, 

His wife, with nine small children and one at the 

breast, following him to the stake. 

Jbl(J. Martyrdom of Mr. John Rogers. Burnt at Smith- 
Jidd, Ftb. 14, 1554. 



It is not good that the man should be alone. 

Genesis ii. 18. 
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread. . . . 

For dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. 

iii. 19. 

The mother of all living. iii. 20. 

Am I my brother's keeper ? iv. 9. 

My punishment is greater than I can bear. iv. 13. 

There were giants in the earth in those days. vi. 4. 

The dove found no rest for the sole of her foot. viii. 9. 

'Wlioso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood 
1)6 shed. ix. 6. 

In a good old age. xv. 15. 

His hand will be against every man, and every man's 
hand against him. xvi. 12. 

Bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. 

xlii. 38. 

Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel. xlix. 4. 

I have been a stranger in a strange land. Exodus ii.22. 
A land flowing with milk and honey. 

Exodus iii. 8; Jeremiah xxxii. 22. 

Darkness which may be felt. Exodus x. 21. 

The Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a 
cloud, to lead them the way ; and by night in a pillar 
of fire. xiii. 21. 

liMien we sat by the fleshpots. xvi. 3. 


Mail dotli not live by bread only. Deuteronomy viii. 3. 

The wife of thy bosom. atiii. 6. 

Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for 
foot. xix. 21. 

Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store, xxviii. 5. 

The secret things belong unto the Lord our God. 

xxix. 29. 

He kept him as the apple of his eye. xxxii. 10. 

As thy days, so shall thy strength be. xxxiii. 25. 

His eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated. 

xxxiv. 7. 

I am going the way of all the earth. Joshua xxiii. 14. 

I arose a mother in Israel. Judges v. 7. 

The stars in their courses fought against Sisera. v. 20. 

She brought forth butter in a lordly dish. v. 25. 

Is not the gleaning of the grapes of Ephraim better 
than the vintage of Abi-ezer ? viii. 2. 

He smote them hip and thigh. xv. 8. 

The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. xvi. 9. 

The people arose as one man. xx. 8. 

Whither thou goest, I will go ; and where thou lodg- 
est, I will lodge : thy people shall be my people, and 
thy God my God. Huth i. 16. 

Quit yourselves like men. 1 Samuel iv. 9. 

Is Saul also among the prophets ? x. 11. 

A man after his own heart. xiii. 14 


David therefore departed thence and escaped to the 
cave of Adiilhim. l Samuel xxil. 1. 

Tell it not iu Gath ; publish it not in the streets of 

Askelon. 2 Samuel i. 20. 

Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their 
lives, and iu their death they were not divided. i. 23. 

How are the mighty fallen ! i. 25. 

Thy love to mo was wonderful, passing the love of 
women. i. 26. 

Tarry at Jericho until your beards be grown. x. 5. 

Tliou art the man. xii. 7. 

As water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gath- 
ered up again. , xiv. 14. 

The sweet psalmist of Israel. xxiii. l. 

So that there was neitlu'r hammer nor axe nor any 
tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in build- 
ing.^ 1 Kings vi. 7. 

A proverb and a byword. ix. 7. 

An handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a 

cruse. xvii. 12. 

How long halt ye between two opinions ? xviii. 21. 

There ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a 
man's hand. xviii. 44. 

A still, small voice. xix. 12. 

Let not him that girdetli on his harness boast him- 
self as he that putteth it off. xx. 11. 

1 See Cowpcr. Page 363. 


Death in the j)ot. 2 Kings iv, 40. 

Is thy servant a dog, that he should do this great 
thing ? viii. 13. 

Like the driving of Jehu, the son of Nimshi : for he 
driveth furiouslv. ix. 20. 

One that feared God and eschewed eviL JobL 1. 

Satan came also. i. 6. 

The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away ; 
blessed be tlie name of the Lord. i. 21. 

All that a man hath will he give for his life. ii. 4. 

There the wicked cease from troubling, and there the 
weary l)e at rest. iii. 17. 

Niglit, when deep sleep falleth on men. iv. 13; xxxiii. 15. 

Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. 

V. 7. 

He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. v. 13. 

Tliou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a 
shock <jf corn cometh in in his season. v. 26. 

How forcible are riglit words I vi. 25. 

My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle. vii. 6. 

He shall return no more to his house, neither shall 
his place know him any more.^ vii. 10; cf. xvi. 22. 

I would not live alway. Til. 16. 

The land of darkness and the shadow of death, x. 2L 

1 The place tliorcof shall know it no more. — Psalm ciii. 16. 
Usually <iuott'd, "The place that has known him s^hall know him 

no more." 


Wisdom shall die with you. Jvh xii. 2. 

Man that is bom of a woman is of few days, and full 
of trouble. xiv. i. 

Miserable comforters are ye all. xvi. 2. 

Tlie king of terrors. xviii. 14. 

I am escaped with the skin of my teeth. xix. 20. 

Seeing the root of the matter is found in me. xix. 28. 

Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though 
he hide it under his tongue. xx. 12. 

The land of the living. xxviii. 1.3. 

The price of wisdom is alwve rubies. xx\ iii. is. 

"When the ear heard me, then it blessed me ; and 
when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me. xxix. li. 

I cause<l the widow's heart to sing for joy. xxix. 13. 

I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame. 

xxix. 15. 

The house appointed for all living. xxx. 23. 

My desire is ... . that mine adversary had written 
a book. xxxi. 35. 

Great men are not alwavs wise. xxxii. 9. 

He multiplieth words without knowledge, xxx v. 16. 

Fair weather cometh out of the north. xxxvii. 22. 

Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without 
knowledge ? xxxviii. 2. 

The morning stars sang together, and all the sons of 
God shouted for joy. xxxviii. 7. 


Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further ; and here 
shall thy proud waves be stayed. Job xxxviil. 11. 

Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or 
loose the bands of Orion ? xxxviii. 31. 

Canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons ? xxxviii. 32. 

He smelleth the battle afar off. xxxix. 25. 

Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook ? xll. 1. 

Hard as a piece of the nether millstone. xH. 24. 

He maketh the deep to boil like a pot. xli. 31. 

I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear : but 
now miuo eye seeth thee. xlii. 6. 

His leaf also shall not wither. Ptalm i."3. 

Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings. viii. 2. 

Little lower than the angels. viii. 5. 

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. 

xiv. 1; liii. 1. 

He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not. 

XV. 4. 

The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places ; yea, 
I have a goodly heritage. xvi. 6. 

Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the 
shadow of thy wings. xvii. 8. 

The sorrows of death compassed me. xviii. 4. 

Fly upon the wings of the wind. xviii. 10. 

The heavens declare the glory of God ; and the fir- 
mament showeth his handiwork. xix. 1. 

Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night 
showeth knowledge. xix. 2. 


I may tell all my bones. Psalm xxii. 17. 

II maketli me to lie clown in green pastures : he 
leadeUi me besWe the still waters. xxiii. 2. 

Thv rod and tliy staff they comfort me. xxiii. 4. 

Mv cup runnetli over. xxiii. 6. 

From the strife of tongues. xxxi. 20. 

He fashioueth their hearts alike. xxxiii. 15. 

I have been young, and now am old ; yet have I not 
tlie ri'djteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. 

xxxvii. 25. 

Spreading himself like a green bay -tree, xxxvii. 35. 

^fark the prrfect man, and behold the upriglit. 

xxxvii. 37. 


While I was musing the fire burned. xxxix. 3. 

Lord, mak(; me to know mine end, and the measure 

of my days, what it is ; that I may know how frail I am. 

xxxix. 4. 

Everv man at his Inst state is altogether vanitv. 

xxxix. .^». 

He heapt.'th up riches, and knowetli not who shall 

giither them. xxxix. G. 

Blessed is he that considcreth the poor. xli. 1. 

As the hart panteth after the water brooks. xlii. 1. 

Deep calkth unto drep. xlii. 7. 

Mv tonmic is the pen of a readv writer. xlv. 1. 

Beautiful for sittiation, the joy of the whole earth, is 
Mount Zion, .... the city of the great King, xlviii.2. 

Man heiug in lumour abideth not ; he is like the 
bea.sts that perish. xlix. 12, 20. 


The cattle upon a thousand hills. Psalm 1. 10. 

Oh that I had wmgs like a dove ! It. 6. 

We took sweet counsel together. W. 14. 

The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, 
but war was in his heart. Iv. 21. 

My heart is fixed. Ivii. 7. 

They are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear ; 
which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charm- 
ing never so wisely. IvUi. 4, 5. 

Vain is the help of man. Ix. 11; cviii. 12. 

He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass. 

Ixxii. 6. 

His enemies shall lick the dust. Ixxii. 9. 

As a dream when one awaketh. Ixxiii. 20. 

Promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from 
the west, nor from the south. Ixxv. 6. 

He putteth down one and setteth up another. Ixxv. 7. 

They go from strength to strength. Ixxxiv. 7. 

A day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I 
had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my Grod 
than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. Ixxxiv. 10. 

Mercy and truth are met together: righteousness 
and peace have kissed each other. Ixxxv. lo. 

A thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday 
when it is past. xc. 4. 

We spend our years as a tale that is told. xc. 9. 



ceo 7)WT4ia9T. 


The di^« of our jewra are thfeeacore years and t^ ; 
^nd if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, 
*V j^ their strength labour and sorrow ; for it is soon 
jSt oft and we fly away. Ptalm to. 10. 

Oq teach us to number our days, that we may apply 
oyy hearts unto wisdom. xc. 12. 

The pestilence that walketh in darkness ; . . • . the 
^^gira0don that wasteth at noonday. xci. 6. 

Jhe noise of many waters, xciii. i. 

jun for man his days are as grass ; as a flower of the 
fL^ ao he flourishetb. ciii. 15. 

I^ wind passeth over it, and it is gone ; and the 
pluoe thereof shall know it no more. ciii. 16. 

. Wine that maketh glad the heart of man. dv. 15. 

.Man goetb forth unto his work and to his labour un- 
til the evening. dv. 23. 

They that go down to the sea in ships, that do busi- 
ness in great waters. cvii. 23. 

At their wit^s end. cvii. 27. 

I said in my haste, All men are liars. cxvi. ii. 

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his 
saints. cxvi. 15. 

The stone which the builders refused is become the 
head stone of the comer. cxviii. 22. 

A lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. 

cxix. 105. 

The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon 
by nighu cxzi. 0. 


Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within 
thy palaces. P«i/iii cxxii. 7. 

He giveth his beloved sleep. cxxvii. 2. 

Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them. 

cxxvii. 5. 

Thy children like olive plants round about thy table. 

cxxviii. 3. 

I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to 

mine eyelids. Psalm cxxxii. 4; Proverbs vi. 4. 

Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren 
to dwell together in unity. Psalm cxxxiii. 1. 

We hanged our harps upon the willows, cxxxvii. 2. 

If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand for- 
get her cunning. cxxxvii. 5. 

If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the 
uttermost parts of the sea. cxxxix. 9. 

I am fearfully and wonderfully made. cxxxix. U. 

Put not your trust in princes. cxlvi. 3. 

Wisdom crieth without ; she uttereth her voice in the 
street. Proverbs i. 20. 

Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths 
are peace. iii. 17. 

Wisdom is the principal thing ; therefore get wisdom ; 
and with all thy getting get understanding. iv. 7. 

The path of the just is as the shining light, that shin- 
eth more and more unto the perfect day. iv. 18. 

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, 
and be wise. vi. 6. 


« little folding ot 

' tL 10; xxir. M. 

d^ pomrtr come M one that tnreUeth, and 
^^n^Maanmed man. vi.u. 

^« ot goetb to tlifl slanj^iter. 

JVoMrf(TiI.IS| /«r«HlaisMS. 
H^lm iB better than ratdea. ProMrti -rm. ii. 

gi^ waters are sweet, and bread eaten in lecrel is 
llNMC bt.17. 

JH tnoweth not that the dead are there ; and that 
I ijj af tn are in the depths of hell. ix. 18. 

A wIk son nukketh a glad father. z. l. 

Ihe memory of the ]uBt is blessed. z. 7. 

Ite deetmction of the poor is their poverty, z. is. 

Ib the moltitnde of comuellon there is safety. 

xi. H) zzir. «. 
He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it. 

zi. IB. 

A ri^teooB man regardeth the life of his beast ; hut 

tke tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. zii. lo. 

Hope deferred maketb the heart sick. ziu. IS. 
The way of transgreBsore is hard. sili. le. 
He that apareth his rod hateth his son. ziU. u. 
Fools make a mock at sin. xiv. a. 
The heart knoweth his own bittemeBs ; and a stran- 
ger doth not intermeddle with his joy. zir. 10. 

The prudent man looketh well to his going, xiv. la. 
Bighteooaness ezalteth a nation. xlr. it. 


A soft answer tumeth away wrath. ProttHn xv. 1. 

A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance, xv. 13. 

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a 
stalled ox and hatred therewith. xv. 17. 

A word spoken in due season, how good is it ! xv. 23. 

A man's heart deviseth his way ; but the Lord di- 
recteth his steps. xvi. 9. 

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit 
before a fall. xvi. 18. 

The hoary head is a crown of glory. xvi. 31. 

A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that 
hath it. xvii. 8. 

He that repeateth a matter separateth very friends. 

xvii. 9. 

He that hath knowledge spareth his words, xvii. 27. 

Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted 
wise. xvii. 28. 

A wounded spirit who can bear ? xviii. 14. 

A man that hath friends must show himself friendly ; 
and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. 

xviii. 24. 

He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the 
Lord. xix. 17. 

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging. xx. l. 

Every fool will be meddling. xx. 3. 

The hearing ear and the seeing eye. xx. 12. 

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than 
with a brawling woman in a wide house. xzi. 9. 



\ rood name is rather to be chosen than great 

riches. Proverbs xxii. I. 

Train up a child in the way he should go ; and when 
he is old, he will not depart from it. xxii. 6. 

"The borrower is servant to the lender. xxii. 7. 

Hemove not the ancient landmark, xxii. 28; xxiii. lo. 

^eeBt thou a man diligent in his business ? he shall 
ftand before kings; he shall not stand before mean 
UCD. ^^»- 29. 

Riches certainly make themselves wings. xxiii. 5. 

As he thinketh in his heart, so is he. xxiii. 7. 

Drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags. xxiii. 21. 

Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when 
it giveth his colour in the cup ; .... at the last it 
biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. 

xxiii. 31, 32. 

A wise man is strong ; yea, a man of knowledge in- 
creaseth strength. xxiv. 5. 

If thou faint in the day of adversity thy strength is 
small. xxiv. 10. 

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures 
of silver. xxv. ii. 

Heap coals of fire upon his head. xxt. 22. 

As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news 
from a far country. xxv. 25. 

As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, 
so the curse causeless shall not come. xxvi. 2. 

Answer a fool according to his folly. xxvi. 6. 


Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit ? there is 
more hope of a fool than of him. Proverbt xxvi. la. 

There is a lion in the way ; a lion is in the streets. 

xxvi. 13. 

Wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can 
render a reason. xxri. 16. 

Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein. xxvi. 27. 

Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou knowest 
not what a day may bring forth. xxvii. 1. 

Open rebuke is better than secret love. xxvii. 5. 

Faithful are the wounds of a friend. xxvii. 6. 

A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a con- 
tentious woman are alike. xxvii. 15. 

Iron sharpeneth iron ; so a man sharpeneth the coun- 
tenance of his friend. xxvii. 17. 

Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among 
wlieat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart 
from him. xxvii. 23. 

The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the 
rigliteous are bold as a lion. xxviii. 1. 

He that maketh haste to be rich shall not be inno- 
cent, xxviii. 20. 

Give me neither poverty nor riches. xxx. 8. 

The horseleech hath two daughters, crying, Give, 
give. xxx. 15. 

Ilcr children arise up and call her blessed, xxxi. 28. 

Vanity of vanities, .... all is vanity. 

Eceltiiattei i. 2; xii. 8. 


One irenerttion passeth away, and another genera- 

jj^eometh. Zcdesioitei ii. 

j^ ere i« not aatisfied with seeing. i. 8. 

fiiere is no new thing nnder the sun. i. 9. 

r there an}'thing whereof it may be said, See, this 
^ 9 it hath been already of old time, which was 

■* i 10 

bdft>re ««• '' ^"• 

A]] 18 vanity and vexation of spirit. i. 14. 

He that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow, i. 18. 

One event happeneth to them all. ii. 14. 

To everything there is a season, and a time to every 
^gffpoBO nnder the heaven. iii. i. 

A threefold cord is not quickly broken. iv. 12. 

Jj^ thy words be few. v. 2. 

Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that 
l2ioa shouldest vow and not pay. v. 5. 

The sleep of a labouring man is sweet v. 12. 

A good name is better than precious ointment vii. 1. 

It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to 
go to the house of feasting. vii. 2. 

As the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the 
laughter of a fool. vii. c. 

In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of 
adversity consider. vii, 14. 

Be not righteous overmuch. vii. I6. 

One man among a thousand have I found; but a 
woman among all those have I not found. vii. 38. 


God hath made man upright ; but they have sought 
out many inventions. £ccUsi<utu vii. 99. 

There is no discharge in that war. viii. 8. 

To eat, and to drink, and to be merry. 

Eccletiastes viii. 15; Luke xii. 19. 

A living dog is better than a dead lion. 

Ecchiiastu iz. 4. 

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy 

might. ix. 10. 

The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the 
strong. ix. 11. 

Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to 
send forth a stinking savour. z. 1. 

A bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that 
wliich hath wings shall tell the matter. z. 90. 

Cast thy bread upon the waters ; for thou shalt find 
it after many days. zi. 1. 

In the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be. 


He that observeth the wind shall not sow ; and he 
that regardeth the clouds shall not reap. zi. 4. 

In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening 
withhold not thine hand. zi. 6. 

Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is 
for the eyes to behold the sun. zi. 7. 

Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth. zi. 9. 

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth. 


The grinders cease because they are few. zii. 8. 


The grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall 
fail; because man goeth to hk long home, and the 
moornerB go abont the st^eetB. EccUnaitti xii. &. 

Or ever tlie silver cord be loosed, or the golden bonl 
be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or 
the wheel broken at the cistern. xn. 6. 

Then shall tlie dust return to the earth as it naa ; 
and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. xii.7. 

The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fas- 
tened by the masters of assemblies. xii. 11. 

Of making many books there is no end ; and much 
Study is a weariness of ttie flesh. xii. 12. 

Let us hear the conclusion of tlie whole matter : Fear 
God, and keep his commandments; for this is the 
whole duty of man. xii. 13. 

For, lo, the winter is past, the rmn is over and gone ; 
the flowers appear on the earth ; the time of the sin;:- 
ing of birds is come, and the voice of tlie turtle is heani 

in our land. Th< Sonj 'f Solomon, ii. II, 12. 

The little foscs, that spoil the vines. ii. is- 

Terrible as an army with banners. vi. 4, lo. 

Like the best wine that goeth down sweetlj-, 

causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak, vii. S. 

Ixive is strong as death; j(.-:iIoii?_v is c^|las ihe 

Uany waters cannot qin. 

The ox knoweth liis oivi 

OLD tp:stament. 


The wlioic luad is sick, ami tlie \\liole heart faint. 

Itiiah i. 5. 
A.- :i 1«m1l'«' in a ixanhii of cucuiiil»<r-i. i. j*. 

T!i«'v shall lurat tht-ir sw(»r(l^ into |i]«.)nL'li>hare5. aii'l >jH ar> intu l)rnnin!L;-hunk^ ; naTi«»n .shall ii«»t Uh 
liji <^^^»lvl against nation, neither >hall they Irani war 
;inv ni'-re. /.•-/'.A ii. 4: Mi-.r. a'. 3 

Jn tliut «lav a man hhall cast his i«K»ls . , . . :o lb: 
iiioh.s anu to the l»at>. /<:! ;.!.^. 

C'ea>«' ve from man, whose hreath is in hh d(;>:.-:>. 


Tin* Stay and the .staff, the whole star of Lk5".:. .ii'f 
tin- ^\h^»l•• >tav of waU^r. L 1. 

(irind the faees of the pwr. lI.I' 

W.ilk \\i;h stn-tehcd forth neck? an'I n-;,!:.-; t-v. i. 
waikini: and niinein*' a.s thev •:•». .... ; 

In that (lay .seven women shtiUtJh': :••.'.'.:* .'iv il-:.. 
Woe nnto them that calJ cv:7r'.i. i:. -.;.'] ••;•;.*. 

t , ^ 

I ;ini a man of unclean ]::% • • 

i ... 

Thf Lord shall hi.<s inr :l- .7 :L: :• fi :."., •;:> .. 
u.M-t part- <»l tin; river* 0/ LV* ' *• • . -. 

Wi/anl< that jioep aL'I rL: :../:.:. .. ; ^ 

T(» tlni law ami to th: f';«± ;- 
'•ancient and liODorj-.':. 

^ . . 

volf al.^0 ?M Jt..: -.:.. r., ; ■ 
hall lie dowu vid L-. i.l. 

om benesatliiscirr-';.;:^-..- •. . 



.i. 1<). 


How art thou fallen from beaveiiy O Lucifer, son of 
the morning ! laaiah xiy. 12. 

Babylon is fallen, is fallen. xxi. 9. 

Watchman, what of the night? szi. il. 

Let us eat and drink ; for to-morrow we shall die. 

xxii. 13. 

Fasten him as a nail in a sure place. xxii. 23. 

Whose merchants are princes. xxJii. 8. 

A feast of fat things. xxv. 6. 

For precept must be upon precept, precept upon pre- 
cept ; line upon line, line upon line ; here a little, and 
there a little. xxviii. lo. 

We have made a covenant with death, and with hell 
are we at agreement xxviii. 15. 

Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it 
in a book. xxx. 8. 

The desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. 

XXXV. 1. 

Thou trustest in the staff of this broken reed, xxxvi. 6. 

Set thine house in order. xxxviii. i. 

All flesh is grass. xl. 6. 

The nations are as a drop of a bucket. xl. 15. 

A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking 
flax shall he not quench. xlii. 3. 

There is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked. 

xlviii. 22. 

He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter. liii. 7. 

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous 
man his thoughts. iv. 7. 


A little one shall become a thousand, and a small 
one a strong nation. Isaiah iz. tt. 

Give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for 
mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heavi- 
ness. Ixi. 8. 

I have trodden the wine-press alone. UUi, 3. 

We all do fade as a leaf. Izir. 6. 

Peace, peace ; when there is no peace. 

Jeremiah vi. 14; viii. 11. 

Ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and 
walk therein. vi. 16. 

Amend your ways and your doings. vii. 3} xxvi. 13. 

Is there no balm in Gilead? is there no physician 
there ? viii. 22. 

Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging-place of 
wayfaring men ! ix. 2. 

Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard 
his spots ? xiii. 23. 

He shall be buried with the burial of an ass. zxii.l9. 

As if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel. 

Ezekiel x. 10. 

The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the chil- 
dren's teeth are set on edge. 

Ezekiel xviii. 2; cf. Jeremiah xxxi. 29. 

Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found 
wanting. Daniel v. 27. 

The thing is true, according to the law of the Modes 
and Persians, which altereth not. vi. 12. 

They have sown the wind, and they shall reap the 
whirlwind. Houa viii. 7. 

I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, xii. 10. 



Your old men shall dream dreamB, your young men 
ahall see visions. Joel ii. 28. 

Multitudes in the valley of decision. ill. 14. 

They shall sit every man under his vine and under 
his fig-tree. Micah iv. 4. 

Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that 
he may run that readeth it. Eabakkuk ii. 2. 

Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, 
do they live forever ? Zechariah i. 6. 

For who hath despised the day of small things ? iv. 10. 

Prisoners of hope. is. 12. 

I was wounded in the house of my friends. xiii. 6. 

But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of 
righteousness arise with healing in his wings. 

Maiachi iv. 2. 

Great is truth, and mighty above all things.^ 

1 Esdras iv. 41. 

I shall light a candle of understanding in thine heart, 

which shall not be put out. 2 Esdras xiv. 25. 

Let us crown ourselves with rosebuds before they be 

withered. Wisdom of Solomon ii. 8. 

Wisdom is the gray hair unto men, and an unspotted 
life is old age. iv. 8. 

Miss not the discourse of the elders. 

Ecclesiasticus viii. 9. 

Forsake not an old friend : for the new is not com- 
parable unto him ; a new friend is as new wine ; when 
it is old thou shalt drink it with pleasure. ix. lo. 


I Magna est Veritas et prsevalet. — The Vulgate. Usually quoted. 
Magna est Veritas et pnevalebit.*' 


He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith. 

£ccle$iasticu$ xlii. 1. 

He will laugh thee to scorn. xiiJ. 7. 

Whose talk is of bullocks. xzxtUL S5. 

Have left a name behind them. sliv. 8. 

These were honored in their generations, and were 
the glory of the times. xliv. 7. 

Nicanor lay dead in his harness. 2 Maccabees xv, 28. 

If I have done well, and as is fitting, .... it is that 
which I desired ; but if slenderly and meanly, it is that 
which I could attain unto. zv. 38. 


Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be 
comforted, because thev are not. 

Matthew ii. 18 ; cf . Jeremiah xxxi. 15. 

Man shall not live by bread alone. 

Matthew iv. 4; cf. Deuteronomy viii. 3. 

Ye are the salt of the earth : but if the salt have lost 
his savour, wherewith shall it be salted ? Matthew v. 13. 

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on 
an hill cannot be hid. v. 14. 

When thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know 
what thy right hand doeth. vi. 8. 

Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 

W. 21. 

Ye cannot serve God and mammon. vi. 24. 



Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow ; thej 
lofl not, neither do thej spin. Matthew vL 8S. 

Take therefore no Uionght for the morrow ; for the 
morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. 
Sufilcient onto the day is Uie evil thereof. ▼!. 34. 

Neither cast ye your pearls before swine. Tii. 6. 

Ask, and it shall be given yon ; seek, and ye shall 
find ; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. vu. 7. 

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men 
should do to you, do ye even so to them : for this is 
the law and the prophets.^ vii. 12. 

The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have 
nests ; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his 
head. viu. 20. 

The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are 
few. ix. 37. 

Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as 
doves. X. 16. 

The very hairs of your head are all numbered, x. 30. 

Wisdom is justified of her children. 

Matthew xi. 19; Luke \ii. 35. 

The tree is known by his fruit. Matthew xii. 33. 

Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speak- 

eth. xii. 34. 

Pearl of great price. xiii. 46. 

A prophet is not without honour, save in his own 
country and in his own house. xiii. 57. 

Be of good cheer -. it is I ; be not afraid. xiv. 27. 

1 The "golden rule." 


li the blind lead the blind, both shall fall mto the 
ditch. Matthew xv. 14. 

The dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their 
masters* table. xv. 27. 

When it is evening, ye say it will be fair weather : 
for the sky is red. xvi. 2. 

The signs of the times. xvi. 3. 

Get thee behind me, Satan. xvi. 23. 

What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole 
world, and lose his own soul? xvi. 26. 

It is good for us to be here. xvii. 4. 

What therefore God hath joined together, let not 
man put asunder. xix. 6. 

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a 
needle, than for .. rich man to enter into the kingdom 
of God. xix. 24. 

Borne the burden and heat of the dav. xx. 12. 

Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine 
own ? XX. 15. 

For many are called, but few are chosen. xxii. u. 

They made light of it. xxii. 5. 

Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are 
Caesar's. xxii. 21. 

Woe unto you, .... for ye pay tithe of mint and 
anise and cumm. xxiii. 23. 

Blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a 

camel. xxliL 24. 



Whilod sepulchres, vhich indeed appear beautiful 
autwftnl, but are within fall of dead men's bones. 

Aa a hen gathereth her chickena nnder her winge. 

xxiji. 37. 
WoTB and rumours of wars. zxir. 6. 

Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be 
jathered together. axiv, 28. 

Abominatiou of desolation. 

MailhtiB xxiv. 15; Jf^rl Kiii. U. 

tTnto every one that hath shall be given, and he ehall 
■are abundance ; but from hhn that hath not shall be 
aken awaj' even that vrhich he hath. Jfaui<v xzv. 39. 

The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. 

xzvj. 41. 
The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the 
abbath. Marl u. 97. 

If a house be divided against itself, that house can- 
lOt stand. m. SS. 

He that hath ears to hear, let him bear. Iv. S. 

My name is Legion. v. 9. 

Clothed, and in his right mind. Markv.vb; LukttMi.K. 

Where their worm dietb not, and the fire is not 

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, 
fxA will toward men. Lvkt U. K. 

The aze is laid unto the root of the trees. lii. 8. 

Phyaician, heal thyselt t«> >& 


The labourer is worthy of his hire. 

Luke X. 7; 1 Timothy t. 18. 

Go, and do thou likewise. Luke x. 37. 

But one thing is needful : and Mary hath chosen 
that good part, which shall not be taken away from 
her. X. 42. 

He that is not with me is against me. zi. 23. 

Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years ; 
take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. xii. 19. 

Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burn- 
ing, xii. 35. 

The children of this world are in their generation 
wiser than the children of light. xvi. 8. 

It were better for him that a millstone were hanged 
about his neck, and he cast into the sea. xvii. 2. 

Remember Lot's wife. xvii. 32. 

Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee. xix. 22. 

If they do these things in a green tree, what shall 
be done in the dry ? xxiii. 31. 

He was a good man, and a just. xxiii. 50. 

Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth ? 

John i. 46. 
The wind bloweth where it listeth. iii. 8. 

He was a burning and a shining light. v. 35. 

Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing 
be lost. vi. 12. 

Judge not according to the appearance. vii. 24. 

The truth shall make you free. viii. 32. 


There is no trath in him. JiAm rili. 44. 

The night cometh when no man can work. Iz. 4. 

The poor always ye have with yon. zii. 8. 

Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come 
upon you. ' xii. 36. 

Let not your heart be troubled. ziy. i. 

In my Father's house are many mansions. sir. s. 

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay 
down his life for his friends. xv. is. 

Thy money perish with thee. Act$ viii. 90. 

It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks, iz. 5. 
Lewd fellows of the baser sort xvii. 5. 

Great is Diana of the Ephesians. xix. 28. 

The law is open. xix. 38. 

It is more blessed to give than to receive. xx. 35. 
Brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel. 

xxii. 3. 

I appeal unto Caesar. xxr. ll. 

Words of truth and soberness. xxvi. 25. 

For this thing was not done in a comer. xxvi. 26. 
There is no respect of persons with God. Romant ii. ll. 

Let us do evil, that good may come. iii. 8. 

Fear of God before their eyes. iii. 18. 

Who against hope believed in hope. iv. 18. 

Speak after the manner of men. ▼!. 19. 


The wages of ein is death. Romam vi. 23. 

All things work together for good to them that love 
God. via. 28. 

A zeal of God, but not according to knowledge, z. 2. 

Given to hospitality. xii. 13. 

Be not wise in your own conceits. xii. 16. 

If thine enemy hunger, feed him ; if he thirst, give 
him drink : for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire 
on his head. xii. 20. 

Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with 
good. xii 21. 

The powers that be are ordained of God. xiil. l. 

Render therefore to all their dues. xiii. 7. 

Owe no man anything, but to love one another. 

xui. 8. 
Love is the fulfilling of the law. xiii. 10. 

Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. 

xiv. 5. 

I have planted, Apollos watered ; but God gave the 

increase. 1 Corinthiant in, 6. 

Every man's work shall be made manifest. ill. 13. 

Not to think of men above that which is written.* 

iv. 6. 
Absent in body, but present in spirit. v. 3. 

A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. y. 6. 

The fashion of this world passeth away. viS. 31. 

I am made all things to all men. ix. 22. 

1 Usually quoted, " To be wise above that which is written." 


Let him that thinketh he ttandeth take heed lest he 

fall. 1 Carimtkiaiu z. IS. 

As sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. ziiL 1. 

When I was a child, I spake as a child. idiL U. 

Now we see through a glass, darkly. ziiL IS. 

If the trumpet give an uncertain sound. ziv. 8. 

Let all things be done decently and in order, 

Evil communications corrupt good manners.^ zr. a. 

The first man is of the earth, earthy. zv. 47. 

In the twinkling of an eye. zv. 5S. 

death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy 
victory ? xv. 5& 

Not of the letter, but of the spirit ; for the letter kill- 

eth, but the spirit giveth life. 2 Carinthiant iii. 6. 

We have such hope, we use great plainness of speech. 


We walk by faith, not by sight. v. 7. 

Now is the accepted time. vi 2. 

By evil report and good report. vi 8. 

Though I be rude in speech. xi. «. 

Forty stripes save one. xi. 24. 

A thorn in the fiesh. xii. 7. 

Strength is made perfect in weakness. xil. 9. 

1 ^0€lpovaiy Ijeri Xf^trB* 6fu\(at irajra/. — Menander. Diibner's 
edition of his Fragments^ appended to Aristophanes in Didofs BibH" 
otheea Oraca, p. 102, luu lOL 


The right hands of fellowship. Galatiant ii. 9. 

Weak and beggarly elements. iv. 9. 

Every man shall bear his own burden. ti. 5. 

Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 

Middle wall of partition. Ephaiani ii. 14* 

Be ye angry, and sin not : let not the sun go down 
upon your wrath. iv. 26. 

To live is Christ, and to die is gain. PhUippiant 1 31. 

Whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in 
their shame. iii. 19.. 

Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are 
honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things 
are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever 
things are of good report ; if there be any virtue, and if 
there be any praise, think on these things. iv. 8. 

I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith 
to be content iv. IL 

Touch not ; taste not ; handle not. Colottiant ii. 21. 

Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with 
salt. iv. 6. 

Labour of love. 1 Thessaloniatu i. 3. 

Study to be quiet. iv. 11. 

Prove all things ; hold fast that which is good. v. 2L 

The law is good, if a man use it lawfully. 

1 Timothy I 8. 

Not greedy of filthy lucre. iii 8. 


|)i^^^^.|ifi£es. speaking things which they ought not. 

1 Timothy v. 18. 

X^^&k iK^ kmger water, but use a little wine for thy 
sjike. V. 23. 


JMl > 

IV X>Te of money is the root of all evil. vi. lo. 

f^y the good fight vi. 12. 

I^icb in good works. vi. 18. 

Science falsely so called. vi. 20. 
j^ workman that needeth not to be ashamed. 

2 Timothy ii. 15. 

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, 
I luive kept the faith. iv. 7. 

Unto the pure all things are pure. Titus 1 15. 

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evi- 
dence of things not seen. Hebrews xi. 1. 

Of whom the world was not worthy. xi. 38. 

A cloud of witnesses. xii. 1. 

Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth. xii. 6. 

The spirits of just men made perfect. xii. 23. 

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby 
some have entertained angels unawares. xiii. 2. 

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation ; for 
when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life. 

James i. 12. 

I low great a matter a little fire kindle th ! iil 6. 

The tongue can no man tame ; it is an unruly evil.^ 

iii. 8. 
1 UsuftUy quoted, **The tongue is an unruly member.*' 



Resist the Devil, and he will flee from you. Jamu iv. 7. 

Hope to the end. 1 Peter i. 13. 

Fear God. Honour the king. ii. 17. 

Ornament of a meek and quiet spirit. iii* 4. 

Giving honour unto the wife as unto the weaker 
vessel. liL 7. 

Be ye all of one mind. iii. 8. 

Charity shall cover the multitude of sins. iv. 8. 

Be sober, be vigilant ; because your adversary, the 
devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom 
he may devour. v. 8. 

And the day star arise in your hearts. 2 Peter i. 19. 

The dog is turned to his own vomit again. iL 22. 

Bowels of compassion. 1 John iii. 17. 

There is no fear in love ; but perfect love casteth out 
fear. iv, 18. 

Be thou faithful unto death. Bevelation ii. 10. 

He shall rule them with a rod of iron. ii. 27. 

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, 
the first and the last. xxii. 13. 



We have left undone those things which we ought 
to have done ; and we have done those things which 

we ought not to have done. Moming Prayer. 

The noble army of martyrs. ibid. 

Afflicted, or distressed, in mind, body, or estate. 

Prayer /or all Conditions of If en. 

Have mercy upon us miserable sinners. The Litany. 

From envy, hatred, and malice, and all uncharitable- 
ness. ihid. 

The world, the flesh, and the Devil. IM. 

The kindly fruits of the earth. Ibid. 

B^ad, mark, learn, and inwardly digest 

Collect for the Second Sunday in Advent. 

Renounce the Devil and all his works. 

Baptism of Infants. 

The pomps and vanity of this wicked world. 


To keep my hands from picking and stealing. ibid. 

To do my duty in that state of life unto which it 
shall please God to call me. ibid. 

An outward and visible sign of an inward and spir- 
itual grace. Ibid. 

Let him now speak, or else hereafter for ever hold 

his peace. Solemnization of Matrimony. 

To have and to hold from this day forward, for bet- 
ter for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in 
health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part. Ibid. 



To love, cherish, aod to obey. 

Solemnization of Marriagt, 

With this ring I thee wed, with my body I thee wor- 
ship, and with all my worldly goods I thee endow. Ibid, 

In the midst of life we are in death. ^ 

The Burial Service. 

Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, in sure 
and certain hope of the resurrection. lUd, 

Whose service is perfect freedom. Collect for Peace. 

But it was even thou, my companion, my guide, and 
mine own familiar friend. The Psalter. Psalm \v. 14. 

Men to be of one mind in an house. Psalm Ixviii. 6. 

The iron entered into his soul. 

Psalm cv. 18. 

The dew of thy birth is of the womb of the morning. 

Psalm ex. 3. 


Untimely grave. 

And though he promise to his loss, 
He makes his promise good. 

The sweet remembrance of the just 
Shall flourish when he sleeps in dust. 

Psalm vii. 

Psalm XV. 5. 

Psalm cxii. 6. 

1 This is derived from a Latin antiphon, said to have been com- 
posed by Notkcr, a monk of St. Gall, in 911, while watching some 
workmen building a bridge at Martinsbriicke, in peril of their lives. 
It forms the groundwork of Luther's antiphon De Morte. 

a Nahum Tate, 1652-1715; Nicholas Brady, 1659-1726. 


Absolutism tempered by assassination. 

Count Ernst Friedrich Munster, Hanoverian Envoy at St. Peten- 
burg, discovered that Russian civilization is "merely artifi- 
cial," and first published to Europe the short description of 
the Russian Constitution, that it i? ** absolutism tempered by 

A Cadmean victory. 

A Greek proverb. 

'S,vfifinTy6yr<ov Z\ r^ vavixax^'^y KaZfitlr} ris viiai roiffi ^mkcu- 

€v<ri iyivtro. — Herodotus, i. 166. 
A Cadmean victory was one in which the victors suffered as 

much as their enemies. 

Adding insult to injury. 

A fly bit the bare pate of a bald man, who, endeavouring to 
crush it, gave himself a heavy blow. Then said the fiy, jeer- 
ingly, ** You wanted to revenge the sting of a tiny insect with 
death ; what will you do to yourself, who have added insult to 

Quid facies tibi, 
Injurise qui addidcris contumeliam ? 
Phadrus, The Bald Man and the Fly, Book v. Fable 3. 

A foreign nation is a contemporaneous posterity. 

Byron's European fame is the best eaniest of his immortality, 
for a foreign nation is a kind of contemporaneous posterity'. — 
Stanley y or the Recollections of a Man 0/ the Worlds [Horace 
Binney Wallace,] Vol. ii. p. 89. 

A hapi)y accident. 

Madame de Stael, V Allemagne^ Ch. xvi. 


All is lost save honour. 

It was from the imperial camp near Paria, that Francis the 
First, before leaving for Pizdghettone, wrote to his mother 
the memorable letter which, thanks to tradition, has become 
altered to the form of this sublime laconism : *' Madame, tout 
est perdu fors Thonneur." 

The true expression is, " Madame, poor vous fa! re savoir comme 
se porte le reste de mon infortune, de toutes choses ne m'est 
demeur^ que I'honneur et la vie qui est sauv^." — Martin, 
HUtoire de France^ Tom. viii. 

The correction of this expression was first made by Sismondi, 
Vol, xvi. pp. 241, 242. The letter itself is printed entire in 
Dulaure's HUtoire de Paris: "Four vous avertir comment 
se porte le ressort de mon infortune, de toutes choses ne m'est 
demeur^ que Phonneur et la vie, — qui est sauv^.'* 

All the brothers were valiant, and all the sisters virtuous. 

From the inscription on the tomb of the Duchess of Newcastle 
in Westminster Abbey. 

Am I not a man and a brother ? 

From a medallion by Wedgwood (1768), representing a negro in 
chains, with one knee on the ground, and both hands lifted up 
to heaven. This was adopted as a characteristic seal by the 
Antislavery Society of London. 

Appeal from Philip drunk to Philip sober. 

Inserit se tantis viris miUier alienigeni sanguinis: quie a Philippo 
rege temulento immerentcr damnata, Provocarem ad Philip- 
pum, Inquit, sed sobrium. — Val. liaximus, Lib, vi. c. 2. 

Architecture is frozen music. 

Since it (architecture) is music in space, as it were a frozen 

music If architecture in general is frozen music. — 

Schelling, Pkilosopkie der Kunttf pp. 676, 693. 

La vue d*un tel monument est comme une musique continuelle 
et fix^c. — Madame de Stael, Corinne, Livre iv. Ch, 3. 

Art and part. 

A Scotch law phrase, — an accessory before and after the fact. 
A man is said to be art and part of a crime when he contrives 
the manner of the deed, and concurs with and encourages 
those who commit the crime, although he does not put his own 
hand to the actual execution of it. — Scott, Tales of a Grand' 
faihtr^ Ch. xxii., Execution qf Morton. 


Art preservative of all arts. 

From the inscription upon the facade of the house at Harlem, 
formerly occupied by Laurent Koster, or Coster, who is charged, 
among others, with the invention of printing. Mention is first 
made of this inscription about 1G28 : — 

Memorise sacritm 


Ars artium ommum 



Circa ankum MCCCCXL 
Before you could say Jack Robinson. 

This current phrase is said to be derived from a hnmoroixs song 
bv Hudson, a tobacconist in Shoe Lane. London. He was a 
professional song-writer and vocalist, who used to be engaged 
to sing at supper-rooms and theatrical houses. 
A warke it ys as easie to be done 
As tys to save Jacke ! robys on. 

An old Play, cited by Halliwell, Arch, Dictionary. 

Begging the question. 

This is a common logical faWacy, peiitto principii f and the first 
explanation of the phrase is to be found in Aristotle's Topica, 
viii. 13, where the five ways of begging the question are set 
forth. The earliest English work in which the expression is 
found is The Arte of Logike plainlie »tt forth in our Engliik 
Tongue^ ij-c. 1584. 

Beginning of the end. 

Foumicr asserts, on the written authority of Talleyrand^s brother, 
that the only breviarj* used by the ex-bishop was VImprovi' 
tateur Fran^i*^ a compilation of anecdotes and bon~mot»^ in 
twenty-one duodecimo volumes. "Whenever a good thing was 
wandering about in search of a parent, he adopted it; amongst 
others, **C*est le commencement de la fin.*' 
To show our simple skill. 
That is the true beginning of our end. 

Shakespeare, Midsummer NighV$ Drtam, 

Best of all possible worlds. ^ 

Que dans ce meilleur des mondes possibles, le ch&teau de mon- 
seigneur le baron ^tait le plus bean des ch&teaux, et madame 
la meilleore des baronnes possibles. — Voltaire, Candide, Ch. i. 


Better to wear out than to mst oat 

When a friend told Biehop Cnmberland (1683-1718) he would 
wear himself out by his inceataat application, '*It it better," 
replied the Bishop, "to wear out than to mst oat." — Bishop 
Home, Sermon on ik€ Dmif of Contending for ikt Truth. 

See Boswell's Tour to the Hthridu^ p. 18, note. 

Beware of a man of one book. 

When St. Thomas Aqninas was asked in what manner a man 
might best become learned, he answered, **By reading one 
book.*' The homo uniut lihri is indeed proverbially formi- 
dable to all conversatioxud iSgurantee. — Southey, The Doctor^ 
p. 164. 

Bitter end. 

This phrase is nearly without meaning as it is used. The tme 
phrase, "better end,*' is used properly to designate a crisis, 
or the moment of an extremity. When, in a gale, a vessel 
has paid out all her cable, her cable has run out to the " better 
end," — the end which is secured within the vessel and little 
used. Robinson Crusoe, in describing the terrible storm in 
Yarmouth Roads, says, "We rode vrith two anchors ahead, 
and the cables veered out to the better end." 

Blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church. 

Plures efBcimur, quoties raetimur a vobis; semen est sanguis 
Christianorum. — Tertullian, Apologet,, c. 60. 

In a note to this passage in Tertullian, ed. 1641, is the following 
quotation from St. Jerome: "Est sanguis martyrum semina- 
rium Ecclesiarum.*' 

CsBsar's wife should be above suspicion. 

Cesar was asked why he had divorced his wife. "Because,** 
said he, "I would have the chastity of my wife clear even of 
suspicion.'* — Plutarch, Life of CcBtar, 

Call a spade a spade. 

Plutarch, Reg. et Imp. Apoph, PhUip,, xv. 

T^ ovKa ervKOj t^v OK^iniv 8^ erxd^f 6ro/idCup. — Aristophap 

nes, as quoted in Lucian, Quom, HiU. tit contcrib,^ 41. 
Brought up like a rude Maoedtm, and taught to caU a spade a 

spade. — Gosson, Ephemeridei qf Fhialo. 1679. 


Cohesive power of public plunder. 

This phraAC has grown out of words used by John C. Cmlhonn in 
a speech, May 27, 1836: '* A power has risen up in the gov- 
ernment greater than the people themselves, consisting of 
many and various and powerful interests, combined into one 
mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast sur- 
plus in the banks.'* 

Consistency, thou art a jewel. 

Thi.4 is one of those popular sayings, like ** Be good, and you 
will be happy,** or " Virtue is its own reward,'* that, like 
Topsy, ** never toas born, only jist growed." From the earli- 
est times it has been the popular tendency to call this or that 
cardinal virtue, or bright and shining excellence, a jewel, by 
way of emphasis. For example, lago says: — 

** Good nam€f in man or woman, dear my lord. 
Is the immediate yetre/ of their souls.** 

Shakespeare elsewhere calls experience a jewel; Miranda says 
her moflesty is the Jewel in her dower; and in ^1// '# Well that 
Ends Well, Diana terms her chastity the Jewel of her house. — 
R. A. Wight. 
O discretion, thou art a jewel. — From The Skylark j a Collection 
of well-chosen English Songs. Loudon, 1772. 

Conspicuous by his absence. 

Sed prtrfulgebant Cassius atquc Brutus, co ipso quod effigies 

eorum non videbantur. — Tacitus, Annals^ iii. 70. 
Lord John Russell, alluding to an expression used by him in his 

address to the electors of the city of London, said, **It is not 

an original expression of mine, but is taken from one of tha 

greatest historians of antiquity.** 

Dead as Chelsea. 

To get Chelsea; to obtain the benefit of that hospital. "Dead 
as Chelsea, by G — d! " an exclamation uttered by a grenadier 
ut Fontenoy, on having his leg carried away by a cannon-ball. 
— Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue^ 1758, quoted by Brady, 
Var. of Lit., 182C. 

Defend me from my friends. 

The French Ana assign to Marechal Villars taking leave of Louis 
XIV. this aphorism: "Defend nic from my friends; I can 
defend mvsolf from mv enemies." 

But of all plagues, good Heaven, thy wrath can send, 
Save, save, 0, save me from the candid friend! 

Canning, Tht Ntvo Morality, 


Die in the last ditch. 

To William of Orange may be ascribed this sajring. When 
Buckingham urged the inevitable destruction which hung over 
the United Provinces, and asked him whether he did not see 
that the commonwealth was ruined, ''There is one certain 
means/' replied the Prince, " by which I can be sure never to 
see my country's ruin, — / will die in the last ditch,** — 
Hume, History of England, 1672. 

Eclipse first, the rest nowhere. 

Declared by Captain 0*Kelley at Epsom, May 3, 1769. — Annals 
of Sporting^ Vol, ii. p. 271. 

Emerald Isle. 

This expression was first used in a song called £rtn, to her oum 
Tune, by Dr. William Drennan (1754-1820). 

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. 

Author unknown. 

Every man is the architect of his own fortune. 

Sed res docuit id verum esse quod in carminibus Appius ait, 
** Fabruni esse suos quemque fortunau." — Pseudo^Sallust. 
Kitiit. de Bep. Ordin., ii. 1. 

Exceptions prove the rule. 

This enigmatical phrase has not been traced to any source. 
** Prove'* must mean bring to the test. 

Fiat justitia ruat coclum. 

Pryune's Fresh Discovery of Prodigious Neir Wandering-Blai^ 
ing Stars, 2d ed., Ix)ndon, 1646. Ward's Simple Cobler of 
Aggawam in Americnf 1647. Fiat Justicia et ruat Mundus. 
Kgerton Papers, 1552, p. 25. Camden SoCt,J340, Aikin's 
Court and Times of James /., Vol. ii. p. 500, 1625. 

First in a village than second in Rome. 

Ca-sar said, " For my part, I had rather be the first man among 
these fellows than the second man in Rome.** — Plutarch, Life 
uf C<esar. 

Gentle craft, 

AM'ording to Brady (Clavis Calendaria)^ this designation arose 
from the fact, that, in an old romance, a prince of the name ol 


Crispin is made to exercise, in honour of his namesake, St. 

Crispin, the trade of ahoemaking. 
There is a tradition that King Edward lY., in one of Iiis di«u 

guises, once drank with a party of shoemakers, and pledged 

them. The story is alluded to in the old play : — 

Marry because you have drank with the King, 
And the King hath so graciously pledged you 
You sliall no more be called shoemakers; 
But you and yours, to the world's end. 
Shall be called the trade of the gentle craft. 

George a-Grttnt, 1599. 

God always favours the heaviest battalions. 

Dcos fortioribuB adesse. — Tacitus, Hist.^ iv. 17. 

Fortes Fortuna adjuvat. — Terence, Phor.^ i. 4. 26. 

Dieu est d'ordinaire pour les gros cscudrons contre les petits. — 

Bussy Rabutin, Ltttrcs, iv. 91. Oct. 18, 1677. 
Le nombre des sages sera toujours petit. II est vrai qu'il est 

augracnt<5; mais ce n*est rien en comparaison des sots, ct par 

malheur on dit que Dieu est toujours pour les gros bataillons. 

— Voltaire to M. It Riche. Feb. 6, 1770. 
La fortune est toujours pour les gros bataillons. — S^vign^, 

Lettre a sa Fille, 202. 
Napoleon said, ** Providence is always on the side of the last 


Good as a play. 

An exclamation of Charles IT. when in Parliament attending the 
discussion of Lord Ross's Divon*e Bill. 

The king remained in the House of Peers while his speech wan 
taken into consideration, — a common practice with him; for 
the debates amused his sated mind, and were sometimes, he 
used to say, as good as a comedy. — Macaulay, Bevieto oJ'th€ 
Life and Writinffg of Sir William Tftnple. 

Nullos his mallem ludos sjMictasse. — Horace, Sat. ii. 8. 79. 

Greatest happiness of the greatest nnmber. 

That action is best, which procures the greatest happiness for the 
greatest numbers. — Ilutcheson's Irnjuinj : Conceminf/ Moral 
Good and Evil^ Sec, 3. 1720. 

Priestley was the first (unless it was Beccaria) who taught my 
lips to pronounce this sacred truth, — that the greatest happi- 
ness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and 
legislation. — Iknthani's WorkSj Vol. x. p. 142. 

The expression is used by Beccaria in the introduction to his 
Essay on Crimes and Punishmtnts, 1764. 


Habit is second nature. 

MontaignCf Essay g^ Book iii. Ch. x. 

Half is more than the whole. 

N^vioi* obBh tercuritfUff^wKdor ^fuovwairrSs, — Hesiod, Works 
and DaySj v. 40. 

Hobson*s choice. 

Tobias Ilobson was the first man in England that let out hack- 
nev horses. When a man came for a horse he was led into the 
stable, where there was a great choice, but he obliged him to 
talkC the horse which stood next to the stable door; so that 
even' customer was alike well served according to his chance, 
from whence it became a proverb, when what ought to be your 
election was forced upon you, to say, ** Uobson^s choice." — 
Sjfectator^ No. 509. 

I am the things that are, and those that are to be, and 

those that have been. No one ever lifted mv 

skirts ; the fruit which I bore was the Sun. 

Inscription in the temple of Neith at Sais, in Egj'pt. — Proclus, 
On Plato*8 TimauSf p. 30 D. See also Plutarch, Isis and 
Osiris, § 9, p. 354. 

I believe it, because it is impossible. 

Certum est, quia inipossibile est. — Tertullian, De Came Christi^ 
r. 5. Usually misquoted, Credo quia impossibilc. 

I c^me, I saw, I conquered. 

Veni, vidi, vici. — The briof despatch in which Julius C&sar 
announced to the Senate his victory over I^hamaces. 

I too was born in Arcadia. 

Tliis is the motto which Goethe adopted for his Travels in Italy. 
It is said to be a raying of the painter Schidoni (or Schedone). 

Leave no stone unturned. 

ndirra Kiyrjacu "wirpov. — Euripides, Ileraclid. 1002. 

This may be traced to a response of the Delphic Oracle given to 
Polycrates, aa the best means of finding a treasure buried by 
Xerxfoi' general, Mardonius, on the field of Plat«a. The 
Oracle replied, ndrra KiBo^ nivu^ Turn every stone, — Leotsch 
and Schnetdewin, Corp, Paramiogr. Grac, Vol, i. p. 146. 

Al'PEXDIX. 629 \ 

Man is a two-legged animal without feathers. 

Plato having defined man to be a two-legged animal without 
feathers, he (Diogene») plucked acock, and, bringing him into 
the Rchool, said, ** Here is Plato's man. " From which there was 
added to the definition, '* with broad flat nails." — Diogenes 
Laertius, Lib, vi. c. ii. Vit. Dioy.^ Ch. vi. § 40. 

Medicine for the soul. 

Inscription over the door of the Library at Thebes. — Diodorus 
Siculuii, i. 49. 3. 

Men, women, and Herveys. 

Lord Wharncliffe says, "The well-known sentence, almost a 
proverb, * that this world consisted of men, women, and Her- 
veys,' was originally Lady Montagu's." (Montagu's Letters^ 
Vvl. I. p. 64.) Wraxall says, it was a saying of the Dowager 
Viscountess Townsend, Mtmoirs^ %l Ser., Vol, ii. p. 117. 

Months without an R. 

It is unseasonable and unwholesome in all months that have not 
an R in their name to eat an oyster. — Butler, DytVt Dry 
Dinner, 1599. 

Nation of shopkeepers. 

From an oration purporting to have been delivered by Samuel 
Adams at the State House in Philadelphia, August 1, 1776. 
Philadelphia f printed^ London, reprinttd for E, Johnson^ 
No. 4, Ludi/ate Hill. MDCCIJCXVI. 

No such American edition has ever been seen, but at least four 
copies are known of the London issue. A German translation 
of this oration was printed in 1778, perhaps at Berne ; the 
place of publication is not given. — Wells's Li/e of Adams. 

To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a peo- 
ple of customers may at first sight appear a project fit only for 
a nation of shopkeepers. — Adam Smith, Wealth of Nationt^ 
Vol. ii. Book iv. Ch. vii. Part 3. 1775. 

And what is true of a shopkeeper is true of a shopkeeping na- 
tion. — Tucker, Dean of Gloucester, Tract. 1766. 

Let Pitt then boast of his victory- to his nation of shopkeepers. — 
Bertrand Bar^re. June 11, 1794. 

Nothing succeeds like success. 
A French proverb. 




No one is a hero to his valet 

This phrase is commonly attribnted to Madame de S^rign^, bnt, 
on the authority of Ifadame Aisse, belongs to Madame Cor- 
nuel. — Ltttr€4 edit. J. Ravtnal. 1853. 

Few men are admired b}* their servants. — Montaigne, Etaayt^ 
Book iii. Ch. 11. 

When Hemiodotus in his poems described Antigonus as the son 
of Helios (the sun), " My valet*de-chambre," said he, ** is not 
aware of this.'' — Plutarch, Dt Jtide et Otiridef Ch. xxiv. 

Old wood to burn ! Old wine to drink ! Old friends 
to trust ! Old authors to read ! 

Alonso of Aragon was wont to say, in commendation of age, 
that age appeared to be best in these four things. — Melchior, 
FloTftta Espaiiola de Apothegmas o SerUtnciaSy etc.^ ii. 1. 20. 
Bacon, Apothegms, 97. 

Is not old wine wholesomest, old pippins toothsomest, old wood 
bums brightest, old linen wash whitest ? Old soldiers, sweet- 
heart, are surest, and old lovers are soundest. — John Web- 
ster (-1638), Westward Hoe, Act ii. Sc. 2. 

What find you better or more honourable than age 7 Take the 
preheminence of it in everything: in an old friend, in old 
wine, in an old pedigree. — Shackerley Marmion (1602-1639), 
The Antiquary. 

I love everything that 's old. Old friends, old times, old man- 
ners, old books, old wine. — Goldsmith, She Stoops to Con- 
quer, Act i. 

Order reigns in Warsaw. 

General Sebastiani announced the &11 of Warsaw in the Cham- 
ber of Deputies, Sept. 16, 1831 : *' Des lettres que je re^ois de 
Pologne ni'annoncent que la tranquillity regne a Varsovie." — 
Dumas, AfemoirtSj 2d Series, Vol. iv, Ch. iii. 

Orthodoxy is my doxy, Heterodoxy is another man's 


'* I have heard frequent use,'' said the late I^rd Sandwich, in a 
debate on the Test Laws, *'of the words * orthodoxy' and 
* heterodoxy ' ; but I confess myself at a loss to know precisely 
what they mean." "Orthodoxy, my Lord," said Bishop 
Warburton, in a whisper, — "orUiodoxy is my doxy, — het- 
erodoxy is another man's doxy.*' — Priestky's Memoirs, Vol. 
i. p. 572. 


Paying through the nose. 

Grimm says that Odin had a poll-tax which was called in Swe- 
den a nose-tax; it was a penny per nose or poll. — Deutiche 
Rtckti Alterthumer. 

Reading between the lines. 

The sagacious reader, who is capable of reading between these 
lines what does not stand written, or is only implied. — Goethe, 
Autobiography f Book xviii., edited by Park Godwin. 

Rebellion to tyrants b obedience to God. 

From an inscription on the cannon near which the ashes of Pres- 
ident John Bradshaw were lodged, on the top of a high hill 
near Martha Bay in Jamaica. — Stiles's History of the Three 
Judges of King Charles I, 

This supposititious epitaph was found among the papers of BIr. 
Jefferson, and in his handynriting. It was supposed to be one 
of Dr. Franklin*s spirit-stirring inspirations. — Randall's Life 
of Jefferson^ Vol, iii. p. 585. 

Ridicule the test of truth. 

We have, oftener than once, endeavoured to attach some mean- 
ing to that aphorism, vulgarly imputed to Shaftesbury, which, 
however, we can find nowhere in liis worics, that ridicule is the 
test of truth. — Carlyle, Miscellanies: Voltaire, 

How comes it to pass, then, that wc appear such cowards in rea- 
soning, and are so afraid to stand the test of ridicule? — 
Shaftesbury, Characteristics: A Letter concerning Enthu* 
siasm, Sec. 2. 

Truth, 't is supposed, may bear all lights; and one of those prin- 
cipal lights or natural mediums by which things are to be 
viewed, in order to a thorough recognition, is ridicule itself. — 
Shaftesburj-, Essay on the Freedom of Wit and Humour^ 
Sec. 1. 

'T was the saying of an ancient sage (Gorgias Leontinus, apud 
Arist. Rhetor.^ Lib. iii. c. 18), that humour was the only test 
of gravity ; and gravity of humour. For a subject which would 
not hear raillery was suspicious ; and a jest which would not 
bear a serious examination was certainly false wit. — Ihid.^ 
Sec. 5. 

Rowland for an Oliver. 

These were two of the most famous in the list of Charlemagne's 
twelve peers ; and their exploits are rendered so ridiculously 
and equally extravagant by the old romancers, tliat from 


thence arose that saying, amongst our plain and sensible an- 
cestors, of giving one a "Rowland for his Oliver," to signify 
the matching one incredible lie with another. — Thomas War- 

Sardonic smile. 

The island of Sardinia, consisting chiefly of marshes or of moun- 
tains, has, from the earliest period to the present, been cursed 
with a noxious air, an ill-cultivated soil, and a scanty popula- 
tion. The convulsions produced by its poisonous plants gave 
rise to the expression of sardonic smile, which is as old as 
Homer {Odyuey, xx. 803). — MahoQ, History of England^ 
V(A. i. p. 287. 

See how these Christians love one another. 

Vide, inquiunt, ut invicem se diligant. — Tertulliao, Apologtt.^ 
c. 39. 

Sinews of war. 

^schines {Adv. Ctesiph.y c. 68) ascribes to Demosthenes the 
expression inrortrfirirai tA ¥9vpa rS»v irpay^drw^ **the sin- 
ews of affairs arc cut." Diogenes LaertiuB, in his Life of Bion 
{Lib, iv. c. 7, § 3), represents that philosopher as saying 
rhv irKovrov *Xvai ytvpa irpayfidrw, **that riches were the 
sinews of business," or, as the phrase may mean, *'of the 
state." Referring, perhaps, to this maxim of Bion, Plutarch 
says in his Life of Clcomcnes (c. 27), **Hc who first called 
money the sinews of the state seems to have said this with 
special reference to irar." Accordingly, we find money called 
expressly tA vcOpa tow xoX^/iov, "the sinews of war," in 
Libanius, Oral. xlvi. ( Vol. ii. p. 477, ed. Reiske), and by the 
Scholiast on Pindar, Ohjmp.^ i. 4 (comp. Photius, Lex. s. v. 
fUtyJivopos irXoorov). So Cicero, Philipp., v. 2, "nervos 
belli, infinitam pecuniam." 

Smell of the lamp. 

Plutarch, Life oj" Demosthenes. 

Speech was given to man to conceal his thoughts. 

lis n'employent les paroles que pour d^guiser Icurs pensees. — 
Voltaire, Dialogue xiv. 1763. 

Wlien Harel wished to put a joke or witticism into circulation, 
he was in the habit of connecting it with some celebrated 
name, on the chance of reclaiming it if it took. Thus he as- 
signed to Talleyrand in the Nain Jaune the phrase, *' Speech 
was given to man to disguise his thoughts." — Foumier, 
L* Esprit dans VHistoire. See Young, ante, p. 266. 


Strike, but hear. 

Eurybiades lifting up his staff as if he was going to strike, 
Themistocles said, ** Strike if you will, but hear." — Plutarch, 
Life of Thtmistoclet. 

Style is a man's own. 

Le style est rhomme m§me. — Buffon, (Euvrtt ComplHes^ VoL 
XXV. p. 269. 

Talk of nothing but business, and despatch that busi- 
ness quickly. 

A placard of Aldus on the door of his printing-office. — Dibdin's 
Introduction^ Vol. i. p. 436. 

Tempest in a teapot. 

C'est une tempete dans une verre d'eau. — This was said of the 
insurrectiunarv movement in Geneva. It is attributed to Paul, 
Grand-Due de Russie, and also to Linguet. 

The empire, it is peace. 

An exclamation of Napoleon III. at a public banquet at Bor- 
deaux, Oct. 9, 1852. 

The Guard dies, but never surrenders. 

This phrase, attributed to Cambroime, who was made prisoner 
at Waterloo, was vehemently denied by him. It was invented 
by Rougemont, a prolific author of mots^ two days after the 
battle, in the Independant. — Foumicr, L^ Esprit dans VHi&- 

The King is dead ! Long live the King ! 

The death of I^uis XIV. was announced by the captain of the 
body-guard from the window of the state apartment. Raising 
his truncheon above his head, he broke it in the centre, and, 
throwing the pieces among the crowd, exclaimed in a loud 
voice, Le Roi est mort! then, taking another staff, he flour- 
ished it in the air as he shouted, Vive It Roi ! 

** There is no other royal path wliich leads to geom- 
etry," said Euclid to Ptolemy I. 

Proclus, Commentary on Euclid's Elements, Book ii. Ch, 4. 

We have changed all that. 

Moliere, Lt yfedecin malgri Lui, Act ii. 8c, 6. 


We are dancing on a volcano. 

In the midst of a f dte given by the Dnke of Orleani to the King 
of Naples, in 1830, a few days before the events of tbe three 
days of July, M. de Salvandy said to the Duke, *' Kotis dan- 
sons sur an volcano.*' 

When at Rome, do as the Romans do. 

St. Augustine was in the habit of dining upon Saturday as upon 
Sunday ; but, being puzzled with the diilerent practices then 
prevailing (for they had begun to fast at Rome on Saturday), 
consulted St Ambrose on the subject. Now at Milan they 
did not fast on Saturday, and the answer of the Milan saint 
was this: ** When I am here, I do not fast on Saturday; when 
at Rome, I do fast on Saturdiay." 

"Quando hie sum, non jejuno Sabbato: quando Roms sum, 
jejuno Sabbato." — St. Augustine, Epistle xxxvi. to Cam' 

When they are at Rome, they do there as they see done. — Burton, 
Anatomy of Melancholy y Part iil. Sec, 4, J/em. 2, S%Aa. 1. 

When in doubt, win the trick. 

Hoylc, Twenty-four Rules for Learners^ Rule 12. 

Where the shoe pinches. 

Plutarch relates the story of a Roman being divorced from his 
wife. '* This person, being highly blamed by his friends, who 
demanded, Was she not chaste ? Was she not fair ? holding 
out his shoe, asked them whether it was not new and well 
made. Tct, added he, none of you cau tell where it pinches 
me.'* — Plutarch, Lift of JSmilius Paulus. 

Wisdom of many and the wit of one. 

A definition of a proverb which Lord John Russell gave one 
morning at breakfast at Mardock's, — *^ One man's wit, and 
all men's wisdom." — Memoirs of Mackintosh ^ Vol. ii. p. 473. 

Wooden 'Walls of England. 

The creditc of the Rcalme, by defending the same with our 
Wodden Walles, as Thembtocles called the Ship of Athens. — 
Preface to the English translation of Linschoten. London^ 

You carry Caesar and hb fortunes. 
Plutarch, L\fe (if Ccssar, 





A brown study. 

It seemes to me ... . that jou are in some brown stndy. — 
Lyiy, EuphueSf 1580, Arber's reprint, p. 80. 

A curtain lecture. 

Part of the title of a volume printed in 1637. 

A diiy after the fair. 

John Ileywood, WorUf Ch, viii., 1662; Thomas Hejwood, Jf 
you know not me, etc.^ 1606; Tarlton's Jesttf 1611. 

All is fish that cometh to net. 

Heywood'H Proverbs^ 1646; Tosser, Five Hundred Points of 
Good Husbandry ; Gascoigne's Steele Glaty 1575. 

All that glisters is not gold. 

Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice ^ Act ii. Sc. 7; He3r«rood'i 
ProrerbSf 1546 ; Herbert, Jacula Prudentum ; Googe's Eglogt, 
Epitaphs, etc., 1563. 

All is not gold that glisteneth. 
Middleton, A Fair Quarrel, Act v. 8c, 1. 

But all thing which that shineth as the gold 
Ne is no gold, as I have herd it told.^ 
Chaucer, The Chanonet Temannes Tale, Line 16430. 

^ T3'rwhitt says this is taken from the Parabolcs of Alanoi d« 
Insulis, who died in 1294: — 

** Kon teneas aurum totum qood splendet et aiirun.** 


All is not golde that outward shewith bright 
Lydgate, On the MutabilUy of Human Affain, 

Gold all is not that doth golden seem. 
Spenser, Faerie Queene, Book ii. Canto viii. St. IL 

All, as they say, that glitters is not gold. 
Dr^-den, The Ilind and Panther, 

Que tout n'est pas ors c*od voit luire. 
Li Diz de freire Deniae Cordelier^ circa 1800. 

Another, yet the same. 

Pope, Dunciadf Book iii.; Tickell, From a Lady in England f 
Johnson, Life of Dryden ; Darwin, Botanic Garden^ Part i. 
Canto h\ Line Z90; Wordsworth, The Fxcursion^ Book ix.; 
Scott, The Abbot, Ch. i.; Horace, Carm. Sec, Line 10. 

Anything for a Quiet Life. 
Title of a play by Mlddleton. 

As cold as a cucumber. 

Fletcher, Cupid^s Revenge, 1615. 

As the case stands. 

Mlddleton, The Old Law, Act i. Sc. 1; Henry's Commentaries, 
Psalm cxix. 

At my finger's end. 

Heywood's Proverbs, 1546; Shakespeare, Ticelfth Night, Act i, 

At six and seven. 

Heywood's Proverbs; Middleton, The Widow, Act i. Sc. 2. 
Beat the bush. 

Heywood's Proverbs, 1546; Pettowe's Philochasander and Ela- 
nirn, 1599. 

Beggars should [must] be no choosers. 

Heywood's Proverbs, 1546; Beaumont and Fletcher, Scornful 
Lady, Act v. Sc. 3. 

Better day the better deed. 

Ray's Proverbs, 1670; Sir John Holt (1642-1709), Sir IV. 
Moore*t Cote, 2 Ld. Raym. 1028. 


Better day the worse deed. 

Matthew Henry, CommentarieSf Genetlt iii. 

Better late than never. 

Hej-wood's Proverbs^ 1548; Tusser, Five Hundred Points of 
Good Husbandry ; Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress; Murphy, 
The School /or Guardians. 

Between two stools. 

A proverb found in a French MS. of the fourteenth cencor}'. 

Entre deux ardours chet cul h terre. 

Les Prorerbfs des Vilain^ MS. Bodleian, circa 1300; Rabelais, 
Gargantua, Lit, i. CA. ii. 

By hook or by crook. 

WyclifFe's Controversial Tracts^ circa 1370; Spenser, Faerie 
Queeney Booh iii. Canto i. St. 17; Skelton, Colin Clout^ 1520; 
Heywood's Proverbs, 1546; Du Bartas, The Map of Man; 
Beaumont and Fletcher, Women Pleased, Act i. Sc. 3. 

This phrase derives its origin from the custom of certain manors 
vrhere tenants are authorized to take iire>bote by hook or by 
crook ; that is, so much of the underwood aa may be cut with 
a crook, and so much of the loose timber as may be collected 
from the boughs by means of a hook. 

Candle to the sun. 

Selden, Preface to Mare Clausum ; Burton, Anatomy of Mel' 
anchohj, Part iii. Sec. 2; Surrey, A Praise of Love; Sidney, 
Discourses on Government, Vol. i. Ch. ii. Sec. 23; Young; 
Love of Fame, Satire vii. Line 07. 

Carpet knights. 

Du Bartas, 1621. p. 311; Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy, 
Part i. Sec. 2. 

Castles in the air. 

Sterling, Sonnets, JVo. 6; Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy, The 
Author's Abstract; Sidney, Defence of Potty ; Massinger, 
A Very Wovian; Sir Thomas Browne, Letter to a Friend; 
Giles Fletcher, Christ's Victory; IIerl>ert, The Synagogue; 
Swift, Duke Grafton's Ansiner ; Broome, Poverty and Poetry ; 
Fielding, Epistle to Wnlpole ; Cibber, Non Juror, Act ii.; 
Churchill, Epistle to Lloyd; Shenstone, On Taste, Part ii.; 
Lloyd, Epistle to Colman. 


Chip of the old block. 

Ra7*8 Proverbif Burke, ante^ p. 8SS. 

Coast was clear. 

Drayton, Nymphidia; Somervflle, The Night Walker. 

Compare great things with small. 

Virgil, Eclogues^ i. 24; Georgia^ iv. 176 ; Milton, Paradise Lott^ 
Booh ii. Line 921; Cowley, The Motto; Dryden, Ovi^t 
Metamorphoses^ Booh 1. Line 727; TickcU, Poem on Hunt- 
i^g » Pope, Windsor Forest. 

Comparisons are odious. 

Fortescae, De Laudibus Leg. AnglitBy Ch. zix., 1394-1484; Don 
Quixotey Part ii. Ch. i., ed. Lockhart; Ljiy, EuphueSy 1580; 
Marlowe, LusVs DominioUy Act iii. 8c. 4; Burton, Anatomy 
of Melancholyy Part iii. Sec. 8; Hcywood, A Woman hilled 
with Kindnessy Act i. Sc. 1; Donne, Elegy viii.; Herbert, 
Jacula Prudentum; Grange, Golden Aphroditis. 

Comparisons are odorous. 

Shakespeare, Much Ado about Nothing, Act iii. Sc, 5. 

Dark as pitch. 

Ray*8 Proverbs; Biinyan, Pilgrim'' s Progress, Part i.; Gay, 
The Shepherd's Wtth, Wtdnesday. 

Deeds, not words. 

Beaumont and Fletcher, The Lover^s Progrtssy Act iii. Sc. 1; 
Butler, Hudibras, Part i. Canto i. Line 867. 

Devil take the hindmost. 

Beaumont and Fletcher, BonducOy Act iv. Sc. 3; Butler. Jludi" 
bras, Part i. Canto ii. Line 633 ; Prior, Ode on taking Xemur : 
Pope, Dunciady Book ii. Line 60; Burns, To a Haggis. 

Diamonds cut diamonds. 

Ford, The Lover's Mdancholyy Act i. Sc. 1. 

Discretion is the better part of valour. 

Shakespeare, Henry IV., Part i. Act v. Sc. 4; Churchill, The 
Ghosty Book i. Line 232. 

Discretion the best part of valour. 

Beaumont and Fletcher, A King and no Kingy Act iv. Sc. 3. 


* Early to bed, and early to rise, 
Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. 

Clarkc*8 Parmniologia^ 1639 ; Franklin, Poor Richard, 

My hour is eight o'clock, though it is an infallible 

Rule, *^ Sanat, santificat, et ditat, surgere mane." 

A Health to the Gtntl. Prof, of Servingmen^ 1598, reprinted 
in Roxburghc Librar}% p. 121. 

Eat thy cake and have it too. 

Ilej'wood's ProverbSy 1646; Herbert, The Size; Bickerstaff, 
Thomas and Sallif. 

Enough is good as a feast. 

Dives and Pauper^ 1493; Ga8Coigne*8 Memories^ 1575; Ray*8 
Proverbs; Fielding, Covtnt Garden Tragedy ^ Act vi.; Bick- 
erstaff, Love in a Village ^ Act iii. Sc. 1. 

Every tub must stand upon its own bottom. 

Ray* 9 Proverbs; Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress; Macklin, Tht 
Man of the World, Act i. Sc, 2. 

Every why hath a wherefore. 

Shakespeare, Comedy of Errors, Act ii. 8c. 2 ; Butler, HudibraSf 
Part \. Canto i. Lint 132. 

Facts are stubborn things. 

Smollett, Translation of Gil Bias, Booh x. Ch. i. ; Elliot, Essay 
on Field Husbandry, p. 35, note^ 1747. 

Faint heart ne'er won fair lady. 

Britain's Ida, Canto v. St. 1; George a-Greene ; Ballad by W. 
Elderton, 1569; Roch of litgard, 1576; King, Orpheus and 
Eurydict; Bums, To Dr. Blachlock; Colman, Love Laughs 
at Locksmiths, Act I. 

Fast and loose. 

Shakespeare, Lovers Labour *8 Lost, Act i.Sc.l; Clarke's ParoR^ 
miologia, 1639. 

Fast bind, fast find. 

Heywood's Proverbs, 1546; Shakespeare, ^ferchant of Venice, 
Act ii. Sc. 5; Jests of Scogin, 1565. 


Fish nor flesh, nor good red herring. 

Heywood*s Proverbi, 1546; Sir H. Sheen, Satifr on the Sea 
Officers; Tom Brown, jEneui 8iflnut*t Letter f DrydeOf 
Epilogue to the Duke of Guise. 

Fret and fume. 

Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew, Act ii. Sc. 1. 

Frieth in her own grease. 
Heywood's Proverbs^ 1546. 

In his own grees I made him frie. 
Chaucer, Wi/ of Bathes Prologue, 

Give an inch, he '11 take an ell. 

Heywood*s Proverbs^ 1646 ; John Webster, Sir Thomas Wyatt ; 
Hobbes, Liberty and Necessityy No. iii. 

Give ruffles to a man who wants a shirt. 

Sorbi^re, 1610-1670; Tom Brown, Laconics; Goldsmith, The 
Haunch of Venison, 

Give the Devil his due. 

Shakespeare, Henry IV. Part i. Act i. Sc. 2; Nash, Have with 
you to Saffron Walden, 1596 ; Dryden, Epilogue to the Duke 
of Guise. 

God helps those who help themselves. 

Sidney, Discourses concerning Govemmenty Vol. i. Ch. ii. Sec. 
23 ; Franklin, Poor Richard. 

Heaven ne'er helps the men who will not act. 
Sophocles, Fragment 288, Plumptre^s translation. 

Help thyself, and God will help thee. 
Herbert, Jacula Prudentum. 

Aide toi et le ciel t'aidera. 
La Fontaine, Book vi. Fable 18. 

God sends meat, and the Devil sends cooks. 

Ray's Proivrft* ; Thomfif English Prose Romance^ S5: Taylor, 
Works, 1630, Vol. ii. p. 85; Garrick, Epigram on Goldsmitk*t 


Golden mean. 

Horace, Book ii. Ode x. 5; Afy Mind to me a Kingdom it; 
Du Bartas, Map of Man ; Massinger, The Great Duke of 
Florence^ Act i. Sc. 1; Pope, Moral Etaayt^ Ejntile iii. Line 
246; Rowe, The Golden Verses. 

Happy mean. 
Du Bartas, Map of Man, 

Good to be merry and wise. 

Hej-wood'sProrerA*, 1546; Eastward ffoe^ 160b; BumM, Hereof 
a health to them that *s awa\ 

Gray mare will prove the better horse. 

Heywood'8 Proverbs, 1546; Pryde and Abuse of Women^ 1560; 
The Marriage of True Wit and Science; Butler, Hudibras, 
Part ii. Canto ii. Line 698; Fielding, The Grub Street Opera, 
Act ii. Sc. 4; Prior, Epilogue to Lucius. 

Mr. Macaulay thinks that this proverb originated in the prefer- 
ence generally given to the gray mares of Flanders over the 
finest coach-horses of England. — History of England, Vol. i. 
Ch. 3. Macaulay is writing of the latter half of the seven- 
teenth century, while the proverb was used a century eariier. 

Great cry and little wool. 

Fortescue, Treatise on Monarchy ; Ray*8 Proverbs; Butler, 
Iludibras, Part i. Canto i. Line 852. 

Great [good] wits will jump. 

Stenie, Tristram Shandy; Byrom, The Nimmers; Cougham, 
Camden Society* s Publications, p. 20; Duke of Buckingham, 
The Chances, Act v. Sc. I. 

Hail fellow, well met. 

Lyiy, Euphues, 1580; Ray*8 Proverbs; Rowland, Knave of 
Harts, 1612; Tom Brown, Amusement, viii.; Swift, My 

Lady's Lamtntation. 

He knew what *s what. 

Skelton, Why come ye not to courte t Line 1106; Butler, Hudi' 
bras. Part i. Canto i. Line 149. 

He must go that the Devil drives. 

Heywood's Johan Johan the Ilusbande, etc., 1533; Peele, 
Edward L ; Shakespeare, All '* Well that Ends Well^ Act i. 
Sc. 3; Gosson's Ephemeridet of Phialo, 



He must have a long spoon that must eat with the 

Chaucer, The Squitrt't Tale, Fart fl. Line 10916 ; Bearwood's 
Proverbt; Marlowe, The Jew qfMatta^ Act iii. 8c b; Shake- 
speare, Comedy of Erran, Act iy. 8c, 3; Apitu and Virginia, 

Hold a candle. 

Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, Act ii. 8c. 6 ; Beware of 
Pickpockets; Byrom, FewU between Handel and Bononcini. 

Honesty is the best policy. 

Don Quixote, Part ii. Ch, zxxiii.; Matthew Henry, Commen- 
taries, Job viii. ; Byroniy The Nimmersi North's Life of Lord 
Keeper GuHford, 1740; FnuikUn, Poor Richard, 

How we apples swim. 

^y'% Proverb*; Mallet, Tyburn; Swift, Brother ProtestanU. 

I don't see it. 

Cibber, The Careleu Htuband, Act ii. Sc. 2. 

Ill blows the wind that profits nobody. 
Shakespeare, Henry VL, Part iii. Act ii. Sc. 6. 

Ill wind turns none to good. 

Tusser, Moral Rejlectiont on the Wind, 

HI wind which blows no man good. 

Shakespeare, Henry /F., Part ii. Act v. Sc. 3; Heywood's 
Proverbs, 1546 ; Marriage of Wit and Wisdom^ circa 1670. 

I name no parties. 

Beaumont and Fletcher, Wit at several Weapons, Act ii. Sc. 3. 

The use of part}"^ in the sense of person occurs in the Book of 
Common Prayer, More's Utopia, Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, 
Fuller's A Pisgah Sight, and other old English writers. 

Ignorance is the mother of devotion. 

Jeremy Taylor, Letter to a Perstm newly converted; Dryden, 
The Maiden Queen, Act i. Sc. 2; Hume, Natural History of 

In spite of my [thy] teeth. 

Middleton, A Trick to catch the Old One, Act i. Sc. 2; South- 
erne, Sir Anthony Love, Act iii. Sc. 1 ; Fielding, Eurydict 
Hissed; Garrick, The Country Girl, Act iy. 8c, 8. 


It was no chylden's game. 

Pilkington, Tournament of Tottenham^ 1631. 

Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee. 

Easticnrd Hot^ 1605, by Chapman^ Marston, and Jonson; 
Franklin, Poor Richard, 

Labour for his pains. 

Edward Moore, The Boy and the Rainbow; Preface to Don 
Quixote^ Lockhart's edition. 

Let the world slide. 

Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew^ Induction^ 8c. 1; 
John Heywood, Be mei^y, Friends ; Beaumont and Fletcher, 
Wit without Money. 

Let US do or die. 

Beaumont and Fletcher, The Island Princess^ Act ii. 8e. 4; 

Bums, Bannockbum ; Campbell, Gertrude of Wyomingf Part 

ill. St. 37. 
Scott says, ''This expression is a kind of common property, 

being the motto, we believe, of a Scottish family." — Review 

of Gertrude^ ScotVs Miscellanies, Vol. i. p. 153. 

Look a gift horse in the mouth. 

Rabelais, Book i. Ch, xi.; Vulgarin Stambrigi, circa 1510; 
Butler, IludibraSy Part i. Canto i. Line 490; also quoted by 
St. Jerome. 

Look before you ere you leap. 

Butler, Iludihras, Part ii. Canto ii. Line 502. 

Look ere thou leap, see ere thou go. 

Heywood's ProKtrbs, 1546; Tottel's Miscellany , 1557; Tusser, 
Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry, Ch. Ivii. 

Love me little, love me long. 

Heywood ' s Pr(/rer6<, 1546; Marlowe, Jew of Malta, Act iv. ; 
Bacon's Formularies ; Herrick, Song. 

Love me, love my dog. 

Hey wood's ProrerfeiT, 1546; Chapman, Widow's Tears, 
This was a proverb in the time of Saint Bernard: " Dicitur certe 
vulgari quoflam proverbio: Qui me amat, amet et canem 
meum." — In Ftsto S. Mickaelis, Sermo Primus, 


Lucid interval. 

Bacon, Henry VII. ; Sidnej, Om (TovemmeiK, Vol, i. Ck. ii. 
Btc. 24 ; Fuller, A FUgah Sight qf Palestine, Book iv. Ch. ii. ; 
South, Sermomf Vol. yiH, p. 409; Diyden, MacFlteknoei 
Matthew Heniy, Comtnemtariu^ Paalm Ixxxviii.; Johnson, 
Ltfe of Lyttelton; Burke, On tkt Frtneh Revolution, 

Nisi suadeat intervallis. 
Bimcton, /o/. 1248, and/o/. 420 6; Segitter Original, 267 a, 

Mad as a March hare. 

Skelton, Reply cation againtt ctrtagne Young Scholen, 1520; 
Hevwood*8 Froverbi, 1546. 

Made no more bones. 

Du Bartas, The Maiden Bluth, 

Main diance. 

Shakespeare, Henry VI., Part ii. Act i. 8c, 1 ; Butler, Hudi- 
bras. Part ii. Canto ii.; Drvden, Persius, Satire vi. 

Many-headed monster. 

Daniel, Civil War$, Booh ii.; Du Bartas, Paradox againtt 
Libertie ; Massinger, The Roman Actor, Act iii. Sc. 2; Vol- 
taire, Merope, Act i. 5c. 4; Pope, Epistle i. Book ii. Line 805; 
Scott, Lady of the Lake, Canto v. St. 30. 

Midnight oil. 

Gar, Shepherd and Philosopher; Shenstone, Elegy zi.; Cow- 
per, Retirement ; Lloyd, On Rhyme. 

Mince the matter. 

King, 1668-1712, IHysses and Tiresias. 

Mine ease in mine inn. 

Heywood*8 Proverbs, 1546; Shakespeare, Henry IV., Part i. 
Act iii. 8c. 3. 

Moon is made of green cheese. 

Jack Jugler, p. 46; Rabelain, Book i. Ch. zi.; Blacklock's 
Hatchet of Heresies, 1565; Butler, Hudibras, Part ii. Canto 
iii. Line 263. 

More goodness [wit] in his little finger than you have 

in your whole body. 
Ray's Proverbs; Swift, 3£ary the Cookmaid's Letter. 


More the merrier. 

Hey wood's Proverbtf 1546; Ga8Coigne*8 Potiet^ 1576; Title of a 
Book of Epigramt^ 1608 ; Beaumont and Fletcher, The Scorn- 
ful Ladtfy Act i. 8c, 1; The Sea Voyage^ Act i. Sc. 2. 

Much water goeth by the mill, 

That the miller knoweth not of. 

Heywood's Proverbs^ 1546; Shakespeare, Tittu Andronicus, 
Act ii. Sc. 1. 


Spenser, Faerie Queene^ Book iv. Canto x. St. 21; Marlowe, 
Prologue to Tamberlaine the Greatj Part i.; Middleton, 
Your Fire Gallants^ Act i. Sc. 1; Shakespeare, Taming of 
the Shrew f Act ii. Sc. 1. 

Music of the spheres. 

Montaigne, Essays^ Book i. Ch. xxii. ; Shakespeare, Periclet^ Act 
V. Sc. 1 ; Middleton, The Roaring Girly Act iv. Sc. 1 ; Antony 
Brewer, Act iii. Sc. 7; Milton, IJytnn on Christ's Nativity; 
Donne's Devotions; Webster, Duchess of Malf ; Sir Thomas 
Browne, Religio ^fediciy Part ii. Sec. 9; Pope, Essay on Man^ 
Epistle i. Line 202. 

Necessity the mother of invention. 

Franck's Northern Memoirs, Writ in the Year 1Q5S, printed 
1694; Wycherly, Love in a Wood, Act iii. Sc. 3, 1672; Far- 
quhar, Ticin Rivals, Act i., 1705. 

Magister artis ingentque largitor venter. 
Persius, Prolog., Line 10. 

Nine clays' wonder. 

Chaucer, Troilus and Creseide ; Ascham's Schoolmaster; Hey- 
wood's Proverbs; Beaumont and Fletcher, The Noble Gentle- 
man, Act iii. Sc. 4; Quarles, Emblems, Book i. viii. 

No better than vou should be. 

Beaumont and Fletcher, The Coxcomb, Act iv. Sc. 3; Fielding, 
The Temple Beau, Sc. 3. 

No love lost between us. 

Middleton, The Witch, Sc. 3; Goldsmith, She Stoops to Con- 
quer, Act iv.; Garrick, Correspondence^ 1759; Fielding, The 
Grub Street Opera, Act i. Sc. 4. 


Of harmes two the lesse is for to cheese. 

Chaucer, rrot/tw and CrcteMfa, Boot ii. Line 470. 

Of two evils the less is always to be chosen. 

Thomas k KempU, Imitation of Ckriit, Book ii. Ch. xii.; Hook- 
er*8 Polity, Book v. Ch. Izzxi. 

Of two evils I have chose the least. 

Prior, Imitation offforaee. 

£ dnobus malis minimam eligendnm. 
Erasmus, Adages; Qoero, De OJSeiis, ui. 1. 

Out of the frying-pan into the fire. 

Hejwood^s Proverbs, IbiS; BonTan, Pilgrim'' s Progress; Don 
Quixote, ed. Lockhart, Part i. Book ili. Ch. iv. 

On his last legs. 

Middleton, The Old Law, Act v. 8c. 1. 

Outrun the constable. 

Bay's Proverbs ; Butler, Hudibras, Part i. Canto iii. Line 1145. 

Over the hills and far away. 

D*Urfey, Pills to Purge Melancholy; Farquhar's Recruiting 
Officer , Jockey*s Lamentation, from WiVs Mirth, Vol, iv. ; 
(jay, Beg gar* s Opera, Act i. Be. 1. 

Paradise of fools. Fools' paradise. 

William Bullein's Dialogue, p. 28, 1573; Handful of Pleasant 
Delights, 1584, Arber's reprint, 1878; John Day, Humour out 
of Breath, 1608; Middleton, The Family of Love, Act 1. 8c. 1; 
Shakespeare, Borneo and Juliet, Act ii. Sc.i; Milton, Paradise 
Lost, Book iii. Line 496; Pope, Dunciad, Book iii.; Fielding, 
The Modem Hudnind, Act \. Be. 9; Crabbe, The Borough, 
Letter xii.; Quevedo, Visions, iv., L' Estrange* s Translation; 
Murphy, All in the Wrong, Act i. 

Picked up his crumbs. 

Murphy, The Upholsterer, Act i. 

Plain as a pike-staff. 

Terence in English, 1641; Duke of Buckingham, Bpeech in the 
House of Lords, 1675; Smollett, Translation of Gil Bias, 
Book xii. Ch. viii. 


Remedy worse than the disease. 


Publius SyruBf Maxim 301; Bacon, Of Seditions and Troubles; 
Beaumont and Fletcher, Love's Cure^ Act iii. Sc. 2 ; Quarles, 
Judgment and Mercy ; Suckling's Letters^ A Dissuanon from 
Love ; Dryden's Juvenal, Satire xvi. 

Rhyme nor reason. 

Pierre Pateliny quoted by Tyndale, 1530; Farce du Vendeur 
dts LieureSj sixteenth century; Spenser, On his Promised 
Pension; Peele, Edward J.; Shakespeare, As You Like Itj 
Act Vii. Sc. 2; Merry Wives of Windsor , Act v. Sc. 5; Comedy 
of Errors, Act ii. Sc. 2. 

Sir Thomas More advised an author, who had sent him his manu- 
script to read, "to put it in rhyme." Which being done, Sir 
Thomas said, '* Tea, m&rry, now it is somewhat, for now it is 
rhyme ; before it was neither rhyme nor reason." 

lioUing stone gathers no moss. 

Publius Syrus, Maxim 524; Hej'wood's Proverbs, 1546; Tusser, 
Fire Hundred Points of Good Husbandry ; Gosson's Ephe- 
meridts of Phialo ; Marston, The Fawn, 

Rule the rost. 

Skelton, Colyn Cloute, circa 1518; Hej'wood's Proverbs^ 1546; 
Shakespeare, Henry IV., Part ii. Act i. Sc, 1; Thomas Hey- 
wood, History of Women. 

Set my ten commandments in your face. 

Shakespeare, Henry VL, Part ii. Act i. Sc. 3; Selimus, Em- 
peror of the Turks, 1594; Westward Hoe, 1607; Erasmas, 

Silence gives consent. 

U&y's Proverbs ; Fuller, Wise Sentences; Goldsmith, The Good' 
Natured Man, Act ii. 

Sleveless errand. 

Hey wood's Prarerfti, 1546; Addison, Spectator. 

The origin of the word "sleveless," in the sense of unprofitable, 
has defied the most careful research. It is frequently found 
allied to other substantives. Bij<hop Hall speaks of the '* sleve- 
less tale of transubstantiation," and Milton writes of a "sieve- 
less reason." Chaucer uses it in the Testament of Love . — 

648 AmHDIX. 

Smell a rat 

Bay*8 Proterht; MiddletOD, Tk% FamiUff ofLov, Act W. 8e. 8; 
Ben Jonson, Tale of a Tuk, Act hr. 8e, 8; Butler, ffmdibras. 
Part i. Canto i. Lkie S81; Faiqnhftr, Love and a Bottle, 

Sober as a judge. 

Fielding, Don QtMsote in Englamd, 8c U; Uunb, LetUr to Mr. 
and Mn. Moxom. 

Spare the rod, and spoil the child. 

Bay's Proverhs; Butler, HrndSbras, Part iL Canto i. Line 844. 

Speech is silvern, Silence la golden ; Speech is human* 

Silence is divine. 
A Gennan pioveib. 

Speech b like cloth of Arras, opened and put abroad, 
whereby the imagery doth appear in figure ; 
whereas in thoughts they lie but as in packs. 

Platarch, Life of Themittoclei; from Bacon, Etsayt^ On 

Spick and span new. 

Ba7*sProrer6<; Middleton, The Family of Love, Act v. Sc. 3; 
Ford, The Lover* t Melancholy, Act i. 8c. 1; Farquhar, Pref- 
ace to his Works. 

Strike while the iron is hot. 

Rabelais, Book ii. Ch. xxxi.; Heywood's Proverbs, 1546; John 
Webster, Westward Hoe, Act ii. 8e. 1, 1607 ; Tom A Lincolne ; 
Farqubar, The Beaux" Stratagem, Act iv. 8c. 1. 

Tell truth, and shame the Devil. 

Shakespeare, Henry /F., Part i. Act iii. 8c. 1 ; Beaomont and 
Fletcher, Wit without Money, Act iv. 8c, 1; Swift, Mary the 
Cookmaid^s Letter. 

That is a sdn/^er. 

ICiddleton, More Dissemblers besides Women, Act iii. Sc. 2. 

This is a sure card. 

Thtrsytes, circa 15G0. 

The lion is not so fierce as they paint him. 

Herbert, Jacula Prudentmm ; Fuller, On Expecting Preferment, 


They laugh that win. 

Shakespeare, Othello^ Act v. Sc, 1 ; LockhAit's Tranttatian of 
Don Quixottf Part ii. Ch. i. 

This story will not go down. 

Fielding, Tumble Down Dick, 

Though I say it that should not say it 

Beaumont and Fletcher, Wit at several Weaponry Act ii. 8c, 3; 
Fielding, The Miser, Act iii. 8c, 2; Gibber, The Rival Fools, 
Act ii. ; The Fall of British Tyranny, Act iv. 8c, 2. 

Through thick and thin. 

Spenser, Faerie Queene, Booh Iii. Canto i. 8t. 17; Drayton, 
Nymphidia; Middleton, The Roaring Girl, Act iv. 8c. 2; 
Kemp, Nine Days' Wonder; Butler, Hudibras, Part i. Canto 
ii. Line 369; Drvden, Absalom and Achitophel, Part ii. Lint 
414; Pope, Dunciad, Book ii.; Cowper, John Gilpin, 

To be in the wrong box. 

Ileywood's Proverbs, 1646; Fox, Book of Martyrs, vi. 

To make a virtue of necessity. 

Rabelais, Book i. Ch, xi.; Chaucer, Knightes Tale, Lint 3044; 

Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act iv. Sc. 2; 

Matthew Henry, Commentaries, Psalm xxxvii. ; Dryden, 

Pa lam on and Arcite, 
In the additions of Hadrianus Junius to the Adages of Erasmus, 

he remarks, under the head of Necessitatem edere, that a very 

familiar proverb was current among his countrymen, viz. 

'' Necessitatem in virtutem commutare." 

Laudem virtutis necessitate damus. 
Quintilian, Inst. Orat., i. 8. 14. 

Too much of a good thing. 

Don Quixote, Part i. Book i. Ch, vi.; Shakespeare, As You Like 
Jt, Act iv. Sc, 1. 

To run with the hare and hold with the hound. 

Humphrey Rol>ert, Complaynt for Reformation^ 1572; Lyly, 
Euphuts, 1580, Arber's reprint, p. 107. 

To see and to be seen. 

Chaucer, Wif of Bathes Prologue, Line 652; Ben Jonsoo, 
Epilhnlamion, St, iii. Zi'ne 4; Dryden, Ovid^s Art of Love^ 
Book i. Line 109; Goldsmith, Citixenofthe World, LetUrll. 



Tom over a new leaf. 

Hiddleton, Anyikmgfor a QniMt Xjf«» Aei iii. 8d\ A HeaUh 
to the Gentl, Prof, of iServJn^me*, 1698; Burke, Letter to 
Mrs, HavUand. 

Twinkling of a bed-post 

Shadwell, Virtuoso, 1676; Ben Jonson, Every Man m his 
Humour f Colnun, ffetr at Law, 

Two of a trade seldom agree. 

Ba/s Proverbs; Gfty, The Old Hem and the Cock; Mnrphy, 
The Apprentice, Act iii. 

Two strings to his bow. 

Heywood*8 Proverbs, 1646 ; Letter qf Queen Elizabeth to James 
VI., June, 1686; Hooker's Polity, Book v. Ch. Ixxx.; But- 
ler, ffudibras, Part iii. Canto i. Line 1 : Churchill, The Ghost, 
Book iv. ; Fielding, Love in Several Masquetf Sc. 13. 

Up to the times, clever fellows. 

Sidney, Discourses on Government, Vol. i. Ch. ii. 

Virtue a reward to itself. 

Walton, Angler, Pari i. Ch. 1. 

ITirtue is her own reward. 

, Diyden, Tyrannic Love, Act iii. 8c, 1. 

Virtue is to herself the best reward. 

Henry More, Cupid's Conflict, 

Virtue is its own reward. 

Prior, Imitations of Horace, Book iii. Ode 2; Gay, Epistle to 
Methuen ; Home, Douglas, Act iii. Sc. 1. 

Ipsa quidem Virtus sibimet pulcherrima meroes. 
Silius Italicus, Punica, Lib. xiii. Line 663. 

Where Grod hath a temple, the Devil will have a 

Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy, Part iii. Sec. iT. 

Wherever Grod erects a house of prayer, 
The Devil always builds a chapel there. 

De Foe, The True-born Englishman, Part 1. Line 1, 


God never had a church but there, men say, 
The Devil a chapel hath raised by some wylea. 
I doubted of thia saw, till on a day 
I westward spied great Edinburgh's Saint Gyles. 
Drummond, Posthumous Poems, 

No sooner is a temple built to God, but the Devil bailds 
a chai)el hard by. 
Greorge Herbert, Jacula Pntdentum, 

\\Tiistle and she '11 come to vou. 

Beaumont and Fletcher, Wit without Money, Act iv. Sc. 4. 

What the dickens. 

Ile^nvood, King Edward /V., Act iii. Sc, 1; Shakespeare, 
Merry Wires of Windsor , Act iii. Sc. 2. 

Will for the deed. 

Gibber, Rival Fools, Act iii. 

Within one of her. 

Gibber, Rival Fools, Act v. 

Wrong sow by the ear. 

Hey wood's Proverbs, 1546; Ben Jonson, Every Man in hit 
Humour, Act ii. 8c. 7; Butler, Hudibras, Part ii. Canto iii. 
Line 580; Golman, Heir at Law, Act i. Sc, 1. 

Word and a blow. 

Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act iii. Sc, 1; Drydcn, Amphi" 
iryon. Act i. Sc, 1 j Banyan, PiUjrim^s Progress, Part i. 

But me no buts. 

Fielding, Rape upon Rape, Act ii. Sc, 2; Aaron Hill, Bnakt in 
the Grass, Sc. 1, 

Cause me no causes. 

Massinger, A New Way to Pay Old Debts, Act i. Sc. 3. 
Clerk me no clerks. 

Scott, Ivanhoe, Ch. xx. 

Diamond me no diamonds ! prize me no prizes. 

Tennyson, Idylls of the King, Elaine. 

662 APFBaiDDL 

End me no ends. 

Maseinger, A New Wa^ to Pa^ Old D^fU^ Act v. 8c. 1. 

Fool me no fools. 

Bolwer, Latt Days ofPomptii^ Booh ill. Ch, vi. 

Front me no fronts. 

Ford, Tht Lady's Trials Act ii. Be, 1. 

Grace me no grace, nor undo me no uncle. 

Shakespeare, Richard 11^ Act !i. 8c, 8. 

Madam me no madam. 

Diyden, The Wild GaUaiU^ Act iL 8c, 2. 

Map me no maps. 

Fielding, Rape upon Rape, Act i, 8c, 5. 

Midas me no Midas. 

Diyden, The Wild Gallant, Act ii. 8c, 1. 

O me no O's. 

Ben Jonson, The Case is Altered, Act v. Sc. 1. 

Parish me no parishes. 
Peele, The Old WiveU Tale. 

Petition me no petitions. 

Fielding, Tom Thumb, Act i. Sc, 2. 

Play me no plays. 

Foote, The Knight, Act ii. 

Plot me no plots. 

Beaumont and Fletcher, The Knight of the Burning Pestle^ Act 
ii. 8c. 6. 

Thank me no thanks, nor proud me no prouds. 

Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act in, Sc, 5. 

Virgin me no virgins. 

Massinger, A New Way to Pay Old DebU, Act iii. Sc, 2. 

Vow me no vows. 

Beaumont and Fletcher, Wit without Money, Act W, 8c, 4. 


Aaron's serpent, like, 270. 
Abandon, all hope, 570. 
Abashed the devil stood, 190. 
Abbey. In the great, 622. 
Abbots, where slumber, 285. 
Abdiel, flo spake the seraph, 191. 
Abhorred in my imagination, 119. 
Abide with me, 505. 
Abi-evr, vintage of. 587. 
Ability to execute, d48. 

out of my lean and low, 51. 
Abode, dread, 880. 
Abodes, blest, 269. 
Abominable, newnpapers are, 379. 
Abomination of desolation, 610. 
Abora, Mount, singing of, 435. 
Abou Ben Adhem, 491. 
Above all Greek fame, 283. 

all lioman flune, 283. 

any Greek or Roman, 221. 

Lord descended from, 7. 

that which is written, 618. 

the reach of ordinary men, 406. 

the smoke and stir, 198. 

the vulgar flight, 867. 
Abra was mady ere I called, 242. 
Abraham's bosom, sleep In, 71. 
Abridgment of all that was pleasant 

in man, 342. 
Abroad, came flying all, 7, 281. 

schoolmaster Ls, 497. 
Absence conquers love, 542. 

conspicuous by his, 625. 

days of, sad and dreary, 676. 

heart grow fonder, in, 508. 

I dote on his very, 37. 

of mind, your, 431. 

of occupation is not rest,%7. 

still increases love, 608. 
Absent from him I roam, 440. 

from the body, 430. 

in body, present in spirit, 613. 

thee from felicity awhile, 121. 
Absents, presents endear, 431. 
Absolute, how, the knave is, 118 

rule, eye sublime declared, 188. 

sway, with, 234. 
Absolutism tempered by assassiaation, 

Abstinence, eaaioen to the iMZt, 110. 
Abstract and brief ehronklM, 109. 
Absurd to reason, 102. 
Abundance, he shall have, 610. 

ofthe heart, 608. 
Abuse, bore without, 664. 

stumbling on, 80. 
Abused, better to be much, 129. 

or disabused, by himself, 270. 
Abuses me to damn m«, 110. 
Abusing the king's English, 22. 
Abysm of time, 19. 
Abyss, into this wild, 186. 
Abyssinia, Prince of, 814. 
Abyssinian maid, it was an, 4^ 
Academe, grove of, 197. 
Academes that nourish all the world, 

Accents flow with artless ease, 878. 
Accept a miracle instead of wit, 267. 
Accepted time, now is the, 614. 
Accident, happy, 621. 

of an accident, 396. 
Accidents by flood and field, 126. 

chapter of, 298. 
Accommodated, excellent to be, 64. 
Accomplishment of verse, 421. 
Accompt, more for numosr than, 25. 
According to his folly, 698. 

to knowledge, not^ 618. 

to the appearance. 611. 
Account, beggarly, of empty boxes, 82. 

sent to my, 107. 
Accoutred as I was I plunged in, 83. 
Accuse not nature, 194. 
Accusing spirit, 232. 
Ace, coldest that ever turned up, 134. 
Achaians, again to the battle, 4A. 
Ache, charm, with air, 30. 

penury and imprisonment, 26. 

while his hesrt doth, 21& 
Aches, flU all thy bones with, 19. 
Achilles assumed, what name, 177. 
Achilles's tomb, stood upon, 489. 

wrath to Greece, 290. 
Aching void, left an, 364. 
Acorns, tall oaks from little, 894. 
Acquaintance, decreasa upon better, 



AcqaaintaDce, people for a Tislting, 

Bhoukl auld, 887. 
Acquire and b«get a temperance, 112. 
Acre of barren i;roand, 1^. 

of hifl neighbor's com, 402. 
Acref, Gleon hath a million, 669. 

few paternal, 288. 

OTer whofie, walked, 67. 
Act and Icnow, does both, 282. 

prologuefi to the swelling, 90. 

that blurs the grace, 116. 

that roars so loud. 116. 

well your part, 272. 
AoUng of a dreadful thing, 86. 

only when off the stage, 848. 
Action and counteraction, 849. 


fine, makes that and the, 100. 

liow like an angel in. 109. 

in the tented field, 126. 

is transitory, 402. 

loee the name of. 111. 

no noble, done, 683. 

of the tiger, imitate in war, 66. 

pious, we sugar o'er, 110. 

suit the, to the word, 112. 

Tioe dignified by, 80. 
Actions, all her words and, 194. 

no other speaker of my liTing, 76. 

of the just, 168. 

of the last age, 171. 

Tirtuous, are bom and die, 234. 
Actor, condemn not the, 24. 

well graced, after a, o6. 
Actors, fiU with, 170. 

these our, were all spirits, 20. 
Acts being seren ages, 44. 

four first, 260. 

illustrious, high raptures do in- 
tvM, 176. 

like a Samaritan, 526. 

little nameless. 406. 

nobly does well, 268- 

our, our angels are, 160. 

the best who thinks most, 561 

thoee gracefhl, 194. 

nnremembered, 406. 
Ada! solo daughter, 478 
Adage, like the poor cat in the, 92. 
Adam and ISre, son of, 242. 

Cupid, young, 78. 

dolve and Eve span, 582. 

gardener, and his wife, [ril. 

the goodliest man of men, 188. 

the offending, 65. 

waked so customed, 19<). 
Adam's ear, in, 192. 

fldl, we sinned all in, 585. 
Adamant, cased in, 415. 
Add to golden numbers, 166. 

Adder, like the deaf, 598. 

stingeth like an, 698. 
Adding fuel to the flame, 1C8. 

insult to injury, 621. 
Addison, days and nights to, 314. 
Address, wiped with a little, 869. 
Adds a precious seeing to the eye, 32. 
Adhem, Abou Ben, 491. 
Adhere, nor time nor place did, 92. 
Adieu, drop a tear and bid, 806. 

my natiTe shore, 471. 

she cried, 294. 

so sweetly she bade me, 824. 
A(Unnct, learning is but an, 82. 
Administered, but, is b«st, 271. 
Administrations, most competent, 860. 
Admiral, last of all an, 426. 
Admiration of virtue, 210. 

of weak minds, 196. 

season your^or a while, 108. 
Admire, fools, 278. 

thoee we like, 676. 

where none, 821. 
Admired, all who saw, 882. 

disorder, with most, 97. 
Admit impediments, 186. 
Admitted to that equal 8ky, 2G9. 
Adolescens moritur, 488. 
Adoption tried, their, 104. 
Adoration, breathless with, 409. 
Adore the hand. 243. 
Adored by saint by saTage, 287. 

through fear, 368. 
Adores and burno, 269. 
Adorn a tale, point a moral, 811. 

nothing he did not, 318. 

the cottage might, 842. 
Adorned in her hunband's eye, 393. 

the most when unadorned, 302. 

whatever he spoke upon, 813. 
Adorning with so much art, 178. 
Adorns and cheers the way, 846. 
AduUam, care of, 588. 
Adulteries of art, than all the, 147. 
Advantage, feet nailed for our, 67. 

nature to, drewed, 277. 
Advantageous to life, 20. 
Adventure of the diver, 557. 
Adventuring both, oft found both, 36 
Adversaries, as, do in law, 47. 

souls of fearful, 69. 
Adversary had written a book . 600. 

the devil, because your, 617. 
Adversite, fortunes sliarpe, 4. 
Adversity ble<i8iug of the New Testa- 
ment, 137. 

bruised with, 27. 

crossed with, a man I am, 21. 

day of, 598, 600. 

of our bwt friends, 676. 

•weet are the uses of, C2. 



Adretnity's sweet milk. 81. 
Advice, 't wu good, 882. 
Advices, longttieDed ra^. 384. 
Advlfie, whoDi nono could, 16. 
AdvL«er, than erer did the, 386. 
iEgroto dum anima est, 286. 
Aerial, upon rock, 421. 
Aery-light, his sleep was, 190. 
Afar off shine bright, 167. 
Afeard, soldier and, 9U. 
Affidrs of love, office aod. 27. 

of men, tide in the, %. 
Affect, study what you most, 47. 
Affecting, natural simple, 848. 
Affection cannot bold the bent, GO. 

hateth nicer hands, 11. 

preferment goes by letter and, 124. 

strong to me-wards, 166. 
Affections dark as Erebus, 41. 

mild, of, 289. 

run to waste, 477. 
Aflccts to nod, 224. 
Afflict the best, 826. 
Afflicted or distressed, 618. 
Affliction may smile SA'aiu, 81. 

tries our virtue, 8^. 
Affliction's heaviest shower, 410. 

sons are brothers, 886. 
Affrighted nature recoils, 861. 
Affront, fear is, 261. 

me, a well-bred man will not, 857. 
Afraid, be not, it is I, 608. 

whistling to keep from being, 281. 
Afric maps, geographers in, 245. 
Afric's burning shore, 806. 

sunny fountains, 4i38. 
Africa and golden joys, 64. 
After death the doctor, 161 

the high Roman fashion, 188. 

times, light for, 425. 

times, written to, 210. 

which was before come, 217. 
After-loss, drop in for an, 18B. 
Afternoon, custom of the, 107. 

multitude call the, 83. 

of her best day.<(, 71. 
Afterwards he taught, 2. 
Afton, flow gently sweet, 38C. 
Against me, not with me is, 611. 
Agamemnon , brave men before. 486. 
Agate-stone, no bigger than an, 78. 
Ige ache penury, 26. 

actions of the last, 171. 

and body of the time, 112. 

and dust, pays us with. 14. 

beautlAil is their old, 417. 

be comfort to my, 42. 

cannot wither her. 182. 

crabbed, and youth. 135. 

cradle of reposing, 282. 

dallies like the old, 50. 

Age, grow dim with, 260. 

he was not of an, 148. 

in a full, come to thy grftTe, 680. 

in a good old, 686. 

in a green old, 280. 

in every, in every clime, 287. 

is as a lusty winter, 42. 

is grown so picked, 119. 

is in the wit is out, when the, 29. 

labor of an, 208. 

make the, to come my own, 172. 

master spirits of iliis, 86. 

mirror to a gaping, ^&. 

monumental pomp of, 414. 

most remote from infancy, 140. 

naked in mine, tomineeDemios, 74. 

of chivalry is gone, 860. 

of ease, youth of labor, 840. 

of gold, fetch the, 207. 

of revolution and reformation, 870. 

of sophisters, 860. 

old, comes on apace, 808. 

old, of cai-ds, 274. 

old, of this unireraal man. 140. 

old, serene and bright, 40o. 

old, which should accompany, V9. 

or antiquity is accounted, 189. 

prayer-books are the tors of, 271. 

pyramids doting with, 212. 

root of, worm at the, 866. 

scarce expect one of my, 894. 

shakes Athena's tower, 478. 

should accompany old, 99* 

silvered o'er with, 29B. 

smack of, in you, 62. 

soul of the, 148. 

staff of my, 88. 

summer of her, in the, 280. 

talking, made for, 889. 

that melts in uuperceived decay, 

thou art shamed, 84. 

to perform promises of youth, 814. 

too late or cold, 194. 

torrent of a down ward, 808. 

'twixt boy and youth, 449. 

uniipotted life is old, 6U6 

what more honorable than, 680. 

without a name, 453. 
Age's tooth, poirton for the, 62. 
Aged boMoni, confidence in an, 819. 

ears play truant at his tales, 82. 

later times arc more, 140. 

men full loth and slow, ^i. 
Agencies vary, how widely its, 618. 
Aj»ent, trust no, 27. 
Age^, alike all, 339. 

elapwii ere Homer's lamp, 366. 

ere the Mantuan swan, 806. 

famous to all, 210. 

heir of all the, 649. 



Agts, his acts being Mfmn, 44. 

on ages, 390. 

once m the flight of, 488. 

rock of, 371. 

stamp and esteem of, 194. 

time poets in three, 224. 

through the, M9. 

to the next, 141. 

walcens the slumbeiingi 628. 

ye unborn, 828. 
A-giey, gang aft, 886. 
Agony, all we Iluow of, 600. 

cannot be remembered, 487. 

distrest, though eft to, 407. 

■wimmer in his, 487. 

wHh words, charm, 80. 
Agree as angels do^ 17o. 

cm the stage, 8i9. 

though all things difkr, aU, 287. 
Agreement with hell, 604. 
Ah h»ppy hills, 826. 
Ah Sin was his name, 668. 
Aid, after war, 161. 

alliteration's artfhl, 868. 

for some wretch's, 286. 

of ornament, the foreign, 802. 

wisdom's, 886. 
Aide toi et le ciel t'aidera. 810. 
Aim, our being's end and, 272. 
Air a chartered libertine, 66. 

ampler ether, diviner, 408. 

and harmony of shape, 241. 

around with beauty, 476. 

babbling gossip of the, 49. 

be nhook to, 7o. 

bird of the, 601. 

bite« shrewdly, 106. 

breastM the keen, 888. 

bums frmv, the parching, 138 

castles in the, 681. 

charm ache with. 80. 

couriers of the, 92. 

do not saw the, 112. 

every flower enjoys the, 416. 

ikirer than the eTening, 18. 

field of, 872. 

fills the sUent. 424. 

hearen's sweetest, 186. 

her, her manners, 882. 

hurtles in the darkened, 880. 

into the murky, 196. 

Is c-ilm and pleasant, 210. 

is delicate, 91. 

isfhiloffkrewells, 689. 

let out to warm the, 246. 

lore fk«eaii, 286. 

melted into thin, 20. 

mocking the, with color*, 64. 

most excellent canopy, 109. 

nippiofc and an eager, 106. 

of ddightftil stndks, 210. 

Air of glory, walking in an, 214. 

recommends itself, 91. 

says with solemn, 889. 

■cent the morning, 107. 

•ewers annoy the, 194. 

spread his sweet leaves to the, 77. 

summer's noontide, 1£8. 

sweetness in the desert, 868. 

sweetness on the desert, 8:^. 

their lungs receive our, 860. 

thou^ts shut up want, 268. 

to rain in the, 12. 

trifics light as, 129. 

with barbarous dissonance, 201. 

with beauty, fills the, 476. 

with idle state, mock the, 327- 
AhMteawn dagger, 96. 
Airly, gut to get up, 666. 
Airs from heaven ,bring with thee, 105 

lap me in soft Lydian, 206. 

melting, or martial, 868. 

of Kngland, martisl. 467, 665. 

whispered, gentle, 198. 

who shall silence all the. 211. 
Airy hopes my children. 421. 

nothing, a local habitation. 85. 

purpoMS, execute their, 179. 

reveries so, 861. 

servitors, nimble and. 210. 

tongues that nyllable, l99. 
Aisle, long drawn, 328. 
Aisles of Christian Rome, 682. 
Ajax, prayer of, was for light, 540. 

strives to throw, 278. 

the great, himself a host, 290. 
Akin to love, pity 's, 248. 
Alabaster, as monumental, 181. 

grandi'ire cut in, 86. 
Alacrity in Hnking, a kind of, 28. 
Alarms, serene amidst, 866. 
Alarums changed to merry meetings, 

Aldeborontiphoscophomio, 244. 
Alderman's forefinger, 78. 
Aldivalloch, Rov's wife of, 880. 
Ale, God w*nd thee good, 7. 

no more cakes and, 49. 

quart of mighty, 2. 

siae of pots of, 216. 

spicy, nut'brown, 206. 
Alexander, noble dust of, 119. 
Alexandrine, needleM, 277. 
Algebra, tell what hour by, 215. 
Alice, don't yon remember sweet, 667. 
Alike all ages 889. 

fantastic if too new or old, 277. 
Alive, blim to be, 428. 
All above is grace, 228. 

below i^ strength. 22& 
chance direction , 270. 
crowd who foremost, 286. 



All cry and no wool, 216. 

discord hannouy, 27U. 

earth furiTOt, 45U. 

Europe rin^'v, 209. 

flesh is graw, 604. 

for love, 381. 

good to me is lost, 187. 

hell broke loone, 190. 

in nil, take him for, lOS. 

in the Downs, 294. 

is fish that cometh to net, 6, 685. 

is lost save honour, 622. 

i4 not gold that glitters, 635, 636. 

is not lost, 178. 

is vanity, 591S 600. 

mankind's concern, 271. 

umnkimrs epitome, 222. 

mankind's wundcr, 235. 

men arc created equal, d6U. 

men are linrs, 5!)4. 

men have their price, 253. 

men's wiMlom, 634. 

my pretty chickens, 98. 

my sius remembered, 111. 

of death to die, 4i£). 

of one mind, bo ye, 617. 

on a rock reclined, 2M. 

other things give place, 295. 

pa.i<«ions nil delights, 431. 

places Khali bo hell, 18. 

shall die, t>4. 

silent and all damned, 409. 

that a man liath, 58!). 

that faire is. 12. 

that gliNters is not gold, fj3'>. 

that is bright must fade, 450 

that livcit mu.<«t die, 102. 

that men held wlije, 170. 

the brothers valiant, (S22. 

the sisters virtuou'*, 622. 

the world *s a stsige, 44. 

things that are, w, 150. 

things to all men, 613 

things work together. 613. 

tliis and heaven too, 233. 

thou2;ht^ all pa.<tsions, 434. 

thy ends thy country's, 74. 

was fab»e and hollow 1S2. 

we know or dream , 500. 

who dwell below the skie«, 255. 
Allaying Tham&'<, with no, 172. 

Tiber, not a drop of, 76. 
A He night with o|K'n eye, 1. 
.Allegory, head-^trong as an, 378. 
Alliances, entangling, 3(i!i. 
AUii*}*, thou hast great, 412 
Allitemtion's artful nid, 353. 
Allureil to brighter worlds, .'MO. 
Almanacs of the last year, 171. 
Almighty dollar, the, 468. 

gold, 147, 4^. 

Almighty Lord, Tiour of the, 4. 

Almighty's orders, the. 251. 

Alms, prayers which are old affe's, 142. 

when thou doest, 607. 
Aloft, cherub that sitii ap, 381. 
Aloue, all, all alone, 482. 

I did it— Boy! 77. 

least io solitude, 474. 

man should not be, 686. 

never, appear the Immortals, 435. 

never leas, 355, 400. 

on a wide, wide sea, 482. 

that worn-out word, 625. 

with Ids glory, 504. 

with noble thoughts, 16. 
Aloof, they stood, 488. 
.\lp, many a fiery, 184. 
Aiph, the sacred river, 435. 
Alpha and Omega, 617. 
Alps on Alpa arise, 277. 

though perched on, 266. 
Alraschid, Uaroun, 64t. 
Altama murmurs, wikl, 842. 
Altar, bow before thine, 387. 

reach the skies, let its. 40l. 
Altars, priests, victims, ^6. 

strike for your, 600. 
Altar-stairs, world's, 653. 
Alteration finds, alten when it, 186. 
.\ltissima queeque flumina, 18. 
Alway, I would not live, 468, 689. 
Am I not a man and a brother i 622. 
Amaranthine flower of faith, 410. 
Amaryllis in the shade, 208. 
Amaze the unlearned, 277. 
Amazed the gazing rustics, 341. 
Amazing brightness, 287. ^ 

.Ambassador is an honest mao sent to 

lie abroad, 144. 
Amber, flie in a beade of, 164. 

flies in, 139. 

scent of odorous perfume, 198. 

snuff-box, 279. 

straws In, 280. 

tippe<l with, 486. 

whoiw foam is, 171. 
Amber-«ln)pping hair, 202 
Ambition finds such joy, 187. 

fling away, 74. 

heart's supreme, 821. 

high,lowly laid, 447. 

loves to slide not stand. 221. 

low, and thirst of praise, 856. 

matlo of sterner stuff, 87. 

of a private man, 860. 

of man, crueltio and, 15. 

the Soulier's virtue, 133. 

thriftless 95. 

to low, 268. 

to reign is worth, 179. 

vaulting, which o'erkftps itself, 9J. 




Ambition virtue, wan thftt make, 180. 
Ambition '8 ladder, lowlineM in, M. 
Ambrosial curlit, 2M. 
Ambuscadoes, breaches, 78. 
Amen stuck in my throat, 96. 
Amend your ways, 605. 
America, cpocha in history of, 868. 
American book, play, iiicture, 428. 

I was bom an, 467. 

idea, what 1 call the, 548. 

ifl were an, 820. 

strand. 161. 
Amiable weakness, 806, 380. 

weaknesses, 855. 
Amicably if they can, 896. 
Amice grav, in, 197. 
Amid the blaxo of noon, 197- 

the melancholy main, 808. 
Amiss, nothing comes, 4/. 
Ammiral. mast of some great, 179. 
Among tnem but not of them, 475. 
Amorous causes, springs fh>m, 2i9. 

delay, reluctant, 1^. 

descant sung, 188. 

fond and billing, 220. 

looking-glass, court an, 69. 
Amos IJottle ! what a name ! 470. 
Amphitryon, true, 281. 
Ample room and verge enough, 827. 
Ampler ether, 409. 
Amuck, to run, 282. 
Anarch, great, 286. 
Anarchy, digcHt of, 849. 

utcrual, hold, 185. 
Anatomy , a mere, 27. 
AnceHtors are good kind of folk)*, 878. 

of nature, 185. 

that come after him, 21. 

wisdom of our, 352. 
Ancestral voices, 485. 
Anchor of our peace at home. 370. 
Anchorite, salntship of an, 471. 
Anchors, great. 71. 
Ancient and fish-like smell, 20. 

and honorable, 003. 

as the sun, hillfi, 515. 

ears, ring in my, 80. 

grudge I bear him, 37. 

landmark rt'mov<> not, 5dS. 

tales say true, if, 471. 

Umc.^, these are the, 189. 

trusty drouthy crony, 384. 
Ancients say wisely, as the. '_'l!». 

of the earth, wo are, 550. 
Anecdotagc, man in his, 531. 
Angel appear to each lover, 258. 

conpideration like an, (15. 

death and his Maker, 430. 

down, she drew an, 22&. 

dn>pped from the clouds, 61. 

eoded, th«, 192. 

Angel guardian, 400. 

uandB to valour, given, tfS. 

hold the fleet, 810,640. 

hope thou hovering, 199. 

in action, how like an, 1(A. 

in his motion like an, sinc>, 41. 

ministering, 119, 450. 

on the outward side, 26. 

presiding o'er his life, 400. 

recording, 822. 

should write, though an, 462 

visits few and far between, 442. 

whiteness, 29. 

yet in this, of habits devil, is, lia 
Aogel's face shyned bright, 10. 

tear, passage of an, 508. 

wingH, olipan, 502 

wing, dropiied from an, 415. 

wing, pluckt fh>m an, iUt. 
Angelical fiend, 81. 
Angels, R^ree as, do above, 176. 

alone eiyoy such liberty, 172. 

und ministers of gracv, Ki5. 

arc bright still, 98. 

arc painted fair. 287. 

could no uiurc, 268. 

ontcrtaini'd, unawares, 616. 

f«>ar to tread, where, 278. 

fell by that.«in, 74 

forget-me-nots of tlie. 588. 

help, make assay, 115. 

holy, guard thy bed, 255. 

in Pomc brighter drcanu*, 214. 

laugli too at the good, 545 

listen when she speakf, 285. 

iittk! lower than the, 591. 

nn"n would be, 269. 

music, 'tis, KK). 

ne'iT like, till passion dic«, 16<i. 

<»ur nctM our, are, LW. 

plead like, 92. 

pure in thought as are, 401. 

sad a.4, 442. 

^ay Kislcr spirit come away, 288. 

shared with, 479. 

.•iun^ the Ktruin, guardian. df>4. 

tears .«;uch as, weep, 18(). 

thou.«and liveried, 201. 

tremble while they gaae, 82G. 

trunipet-tongued, 92. 

visits like tha<i« of. 800. 

visitH short and bright, 288. 

wake the«, 313. 

weep, make the, 25. 

which would drag, down, 466. 

would lie go<ls, 269. 
Angi'ls' ken, far as, 178. 
Anger, biting for, 213. 

more in corrow than, 103 

of hiH lip, contempt and, £Ql 
Angle, a brother of the, I5i. 



Angler, if he be an hone«t, 157. 

no man in born an, 157. 
Anglers or very honest men, 158. 
Angling, bo quiet and go a. 158. 

innocent recreation, 15o. 

is somcwliat like poetry, 157. 

lilte mathematics, 157. 

wagered on your, 132. 
Angling-rod, a Rtuni;)^ oak his, 588. 
Angry, be ye, and sin not, 615. 

heaven is not always, 243. 

(»assious rise, never let yoar, 254. 
Angui.sli, another's, 77. 

here tell your, 461. 

hopcleiM, poured hii groan, 312. 

wring the brow, 450. 
Animal, man is a noble, 177. 

man is a two-legged, 629. 
Aniniat(>d bust, 328. 

only by faith and hope, 314. 
Anise and cumin, 609 
Anna, hear thou great, 279. 
Annals of the poor, 328. 

writ your, true, 77. 
Annihilate .<*paceand time, 284. 
Annihilating all that's made, 282. 

die, cannot but by ,192. 
Anointed, mil on the Lord's. 71. 

sovereign of sigtis and groans, 32. 
Another and a better world, 577. 

and the same, 423. 

man's doxy, 630. 

man's ground, built on, 22. 

morn ri.><eu on mid-noon, l9l, 423. 

yet the same, 636. 
Another's and another's, 442. 

eyes, to choose love by, 84. 

fare commend, 323. 

joy, envy withers at, 301, 

sword laid him low, 442. 

woe, to feel, 288. 
Answer a fool, CQ8. 

echoes answer. 550. 

him, ye owls, 285. 

soft, turneth away wrath, 507. 

ye evening tapers, 545. 
Answers till a husband cools, 275. 
Ant, go to the, thou sluggard, 595. 
Antagonist is our helper, our, 351. 
.\nthem, pealing, 328. 
.\othems, singing of, 63. 
Anthropophagi, the, 126. 
Antic, old father, the law, 57. 
Anticipate the past, 878. 
Antidote, bane and, 250. 

some sweet oblivious, 99. 
Antique towers, ye, 325. 

world, service of the, 42. 
Antiquity, a little skill in, 212. 

is accounted, 139. 
Aot^uitM sncoU, 139. 

Anti-republican tendencies, 370. 
Antros vast and deserts idle, 125. 
Anvil, iron did cool on the, 54. 
Anytliing but history, 258. 

fbr a quiet life, 63S. 

owe no man, 613. 

what is worth in, 218. 

whereof it may be said, 000. 
Ape, like an ang^, 25. 
Apert, prive and, 8. 
Apollo from his shrine, 207. 

Pallas Jove and Han, 557. 
Apollo's laurel bough, bamed is, 18. 

lute, musical as bright, 82. 201. 
ApoUos watered, 613. 
Apologies account for what they do 

not alter, 530. 
Apology too prompt, 195. 
Apostles shrank, while. 499. 

twelve, he taught, 2. 

would have done as they did, 486. 
Apostolic blows and knocks, 216. 
.\pothocary, I remember an, 82. 

ounce of civet, good, 128 
.\pparcl, every true man's, 26. 

foj^hion wears out more, 28. 

oft proclaims the man, 104. 
Apparelled in more precious habit, 29. 
Apparition, lovely, 401. 
Apparitions, blushing, 29. 

MHsn ami gone, 2^. 
.\ppeal from IMiilip drunlt, 622. 

unto Caesar, 612. 
Appear the immortals, 485 
.\ppearance, not according to the. Oil. 
Appetite, breakfast with, 73. 

cloy the hungry edge of, 65. 

comes with eating, 572. 

digestion wait en, 96. 

grown by what it fi*d on, 102. 

may sicken and so die, 48. 

were then to me an, 406. 

with sauce sharpen his, 132. 
Applaud to the ver>' echo, 99. 
Applause, attentive to his own, 281. 

<leliglit the wonder, 148. 

of listening senates, 329. 
Applauses of his countrymen, 468. 
.\pple of the eye, 587, 591. 

rotten at the heart, 37. 
Appl&<4 of gold, 598. 

small choice in rotten, 47. 

swim, how we, 642. 
Appliance, desperate, 117. 
.\ppliances and means, 63. 
.Application, lays in the, 558. 
.\pprehend some joy, 3o. 
Apprehension, death most in, 26w 

how like a god in, 109. 

of the good, 55. 
Apprentice, nature but an, 385. 



Approach like the rugged RoMiaii 
bear, 97. 

of even or mom, 186. 
Approaches make the pronpect leM, 

Approbation from Sir Hubert Stanley, 

Appropinque nn end, 217. 
Approved yood maxters, 125. 
Approviufc lleaTcn, SOI. 
April day, unr«'rtain glory of ao, 21. 

June nnd November, 570. 

of her prime, 1%. 

proud-pied, l<i6. 

when men woo, 46. 

with his shourei*, 1. 
Aprons, with g^reasy. 184. 
Apt alliteration's artflil aid, 863. 

and gracious words, 82. 
Arabia, all, broathes, 279. 

jierfumeH of. 99 
Arabian trees, 182 
Arable the blost, 187. 
Arab^, proverb of the, 525. 

folil their tents like, 537. 
Araby's dauglitor, larewell, 45G. 
Arbitress, moon sits, ISl. 
Arborett with painted bla^oms. 11. 
Arrnd(*s aintm, 489. 
Arcadia, I too was bom in, 628. 
Apch, nij?ht> black, 384. 

ni}?hfH blue, 372. 

triumphal, 444. 
Archanp>l ruined, 180. 
Archer, inrntinte, 262. 

mark the, little meant, 452. 

well-ex|)erlcnced, lJi'>. 
Architect of his own fortunes, 626. 
.\pchitectuni '\n frozen mu«ic, tV£i 
.\n'tic sky, Ophiuchus in the, 184. 
.\ returns with his sons, 5*.>1. 
Ardour, compulsive, gives the clmrge, 

Are you good men and true. 28. 
Argue not against heaven. 2()!i. 

though vanquishe<l, ;j41. 
.\rgu»« an insenmibility, 431. 

yourselves unknown, 190. 
Arguiuf;, owned his skill in, 'Ml. 
Argument for a week, 58. 

for lack of, sheathed their swords, 

height of this gn-at, ITS. 

T have found you an, 318- 

knock-down, 231. 

not to ntlr without great. 117. 

of tvrantJ*, ne<'<*nsity im tlu', 3!»2. 

.xtaple of hU, 3.3. 

stateliest and most regal, 2l0. 

wrong, his, 342. 
Ar^uients usj wagets, fools for, 21S. 

Ariadne, minuet in, 879. 
ArioAto of the North, 476. 
Arise, my lady sweet, 181. 
Aristocraoy, cool shade of. 468. 
Aristotle and liis philosophie, 1. 
Ark, hand upon the, 360. 

hunt it into Noah's. 358. 

monlJy rolls of Noah's, 222. 
Ann, sits upon mine, 149. 

the obdured breast, 183. 
Arm-chair, old. 563. 
Armed at all ])oints, 108 

at point exactly, cap-a-ne, 103. 

■o strong in honesty, 88. 

thrice is he, 68 

thus am I doubly, 250. 

with more than complete steel, 17. 

with resolution, 247. 

without, he is, 288. 
Armies clad in iron. 197. 

swore ti'rribly, 322. 

whole have sunk, where, 183. 
Arminian clergy, 320. 
Armour against fate, 158. 

clashing, brayud, 191. 

is his honest thought, 143. 
Armourers accomplishing knights, 66. 
Arms against a sea of troubles, 110. 

against a world in, 522. 

and the man, I sing, 228. 

had sevrn years' pith, 125. 

Impanidi.'tKKl in one another's, 18S. 

invincible in. 3<i<). 

lord of folded, 82. 

man at, mus^t now serve, 142. 

my soul 's in, 248. 

never would lay down my, 820. 

nnrse of, Inntl of scholars, 339. 

of s<?emlng, 227. 

on armour rla.<iliing, 191. 

our brui.Ho*!, hung up, 69. 

take your Itvt embrace, 82. 

TimoleonV, .3.34. 

to, ye brave, .OTS 
Amiy.hum of either, srtilly PCUDd>',0>}. 

of marty.", the noble 618 

with banners, terrible as an, 6* "2. 
Aromatic pain, die of a rose in, 2(j9. 

plants, 'Mi. 
Arrant, tb.inkless, 14. 
Arms, like cloth of, 648. 
Army, battle's luagniflcently stern, 

sorniw'.xj dark. 576. 
Arrayed for mutual slaughter, 413. 
Arrest, death !.>» strict in his. 121. 
Arrow for the heart. 490. 

fn>m a well-<'X|iericnced archer. 135- 

o'er the house f«hot mine, 120. 
Arrows, Cupid kills with. 28. 

of light, swift-wiDged, 356. 



ArmwR of ontingeoufl fortiin«, 110. 

Arrowy Rhone, ruMhing of the, 474. 

ArMual, 9hook Che. 1^. 

A rs loDga, rita breru, 535. 

Art, adorning with so much, 173. 

udulteries of, than all the, 147. 

all the glo«8 of, d41. 

and part, (i22. 

4.*onccaled by, 266. 

i^am? in writing fh>m, 277. 

elder days of, 531). 

every walk of, 35^7. 

fdiletl in litoraturR and, 631. 

first profHs.*or of our, 228. 

glib and oily, 121. 

her guilt to corer, 344. 

iinitacert nature, 2^. 

if* lung tinx) iH fleeting, 533. 

i* too prcK'iiie, lt)6. 

l-ju^t a.ud grcat<>«t, 283. 

made tongue-tied, 136. 

inay err, 226. 

mifltrcM of her, 385. 

more matter with le«, 108. 

nature is abore, in thai rospeci, 123. 

nature is but, 270. 

nature lo^t in. 336. 

of arti«an«, 373. 

of Go<l, nature In the, 177, 2(S6. 

|>lcaj<un; di.^guised by. 311. 

pre!M>rTative of all art-*. ti23. 

reacti of, beyond the, 27t). 

^o nearly allied to invention, 379. 

»o rxKi U, 276. 

to blot, 283. 

to fmd themind><»iutaroctioD,90. 

triwl earh. 'WO. 

war'«i gloriou.<«,267. 

with curious, 3>>3. 
ArtaxerxeK' throne, 197. 
Artery, oach petty, 106. 
Article, KnufTed out by an. 490. 
Artificer, another Icaa unwa!<hcd, SI. 
Artist, no man U bom an, 157. 
ArtlftM jesilou«y, 117. 
Arts, fa.xhion'8 brightest, ^1. 

(jrreeco mother of, IS)6. 

inglorious, of peace, 232. 

in wliich the wim; exoel, 23'V 

remote from common use. 4^. 

that nourii^h all the world, 32. 

»he4>dling, 214. 

which I loved, 173. 

with lenient. 2H2. 
As good luck would haT« it, 23. 

he thiuketh in his heart, 598. 

it fell upon a day, 145. 

the caM stands, 636. 
.\-«rent, laborious at the first, 210. 
A-ihamad, needeth not to be, 016. 
Adhbouroi down tbjr hill, diJO. 

Ashbuds, more black than, 548. 
Ashen cold i-^ fire yrekeu, 3. 
Ashed, beauty for, 605. 

in itielf to, bum, 540. 

laid old Troy in, 287. 

of his fathers, 523. 

splendid in, 177. 

to aahes, dust to dust, 619. 

violet made firom his. 552. 

wonted fires live in our, 330. 
Aside, human to step, 8^. 

bust to lay the old, 277. 
Ask and it shall be given, 608. 

dtsath-beds, they can tell, 262. 

me no queHtions, 346. 

the brave soldier, 457. 

where is the North, 271. 
Attkelon, in the streets of, 588. 
Asking ey«, explain the, 282. 
Asleep in lap of legends old, 502. 

lips of those tl)atare,602. 

the very houses seem, 410. 
Asonder, houses fer, 2. 
Aspect, sweet, of prinoM, 78. 

with grave, he rose, 182. 
A.xpen, light quivering, 450. 
A.spics^ tongues, 180. 
A'<piring youth, 247. 
Ass, burial of an, 005. 

egregioiinly an, 127. 

knoweth his master's cri%, 602. 

writfi mc down an, 30. 
Assiiilant on perche<l roosts, 11)8. 
A^isxiMti nation, absolutisni tempered 
by, 621 

ha« never changed history, 530. 

trammel up, 'M. 
As.<ay, help, angels! maki», 115. 

ao haril, 4. 
Assayed, tiirice he, 180. 
A.xfiembled souls, 170. 
As!4<«mbiiei), masters of, 002. • 
.\.*«ent with civil leer, 281. 
Asi^ert eternal I'ruvidence, 178. 
A.ssuiite a pleasing shape, llO. 

a virtue, if you have it not, 116. 
As-ounies the god, 224. 
Assurance double sure, I 'II make, 98. 

given by lookes, 8. 

of a man, give the world, 115. 
Assur(>d, ignorant of what he 't most, 

As.«yrian bull. 554. 

came down like the wolf, 482. 
Astray, light that led, 888. 
Astronomer, undevout, is mad, 266. 
Astyanax, young, 291. 
Asunder, let not man put, 609. 

villain and he many miles, 83. 
At my fingers^ ends, 49, 636. 

aix and aeveu, 636. 



Atp into itMlf, 216. 

AthaDaaian Creed, 631. 

Atheism, philosophy inclineth to, 188. 

the owlet 484. 
Atheint by night half belierca a God, 

Atheist 'fl laugh, 886. 
Athena-K tower, age shakes, 478- 
AthoDK, immortal iDfluence of, 620. 

maid of, 471. 

refiDvd as ever, heard, 808. 

the eye of Greece, 196. 
Atiantean shoulders, 182. 
Atlantic Ocean and Sirs. Partington, 

Atlas unrenioved, 190. 
Atomies, team of little, 78. 
Atoms or systems, 268. 
AtoMH cursed with granted prayer, 

Attack is the reaction, 817. 
Attain her, in hope to, 11. 

unto, that which J could, 607. 
Attempt and not the deed, iiS. 

by fcarini? to, 24. 

the end, 166. 
AttumlHucc, to dance, 75. 
Attention like deep harmony, 66. 

still M night, 188. 
AttentiTo to his own applause, 281. 
Attic binl trills, 197. 

Uste, 208. 

tragedies, 210. 
AttlcuB were he, 281. 
Attire, wild in their. 89. 
Attractive kinde of grace, 8. 

metal more, 118. 
Attribute of God. 427. 

to awe and majesty, 89. 

to God himself, 40. 
Auburn loTcliest Tillage, 839. 
Audience, his look drew, 188. 

fit though few, 1<(2. 
Aught dlTiuo or holy, 180. 

in malice, nor sot down, 131. 

in the world beside, 388. 

Ko good, 8o. 

that dignifies hnmanity, 628. 

that ever I rould I'ead , 83. 
Auld acquaintntice, 387. 

clat's, gJirs, 38l). 

moon in hrr arm. .581. 

nature swears, SHT). 
Aurora shows her tace. 808. 
Auspicious eye. 102. 9 
Authentic scripture, 266. 

watch, 1<]3. 
Author choose as a friend, 281. 

man of rank as an, 818. 

no, ever spared a brother, 295. 

teaches such beauty , 82. 

Author who 8Mak« about his owm 
books, 680. 

would his brother klU, 171. 
Authority and show of truth, 29l 

art made tongue-tied by, 186. 

dre«t in a little brief, 2b. 

from others' books, 81. 
Authors, most, steal, 278. 

old, to read, 680. 
Automaton, mechanised, 492. 
Autumn fniit, fell like, 280. 

nodding oVr the plain, 802. 

that grow more by reaping, 183. 
Avarice, dreams of, 818, 828. 

old-gentlemanly rice, 487. 
ATaunt, conscience, 248. 
Avenging day, that great, 290. 
Avoid what is to come, 116. 
Avon, sweet swan of, 148. 

to the Severn runs, 416. 
Awake, He ten nights, 28. 

my St. John, 268. 

my soul, 307. 

or he foH'ver fallen, 179. 
Awakes from the tumb. 867. 
Awe and majesty, attribute to, 89. 

of such a thing as 1 , 88 

the soul «>f Riclisrd, 248. 
Awe>inspiriiig God, 422. 
Awful goodness is, how, 190. 

guidf, in smoke and flsme, 468. 

moment, face some, 418. 

pnuge, 2t>2. 

volume, within that, 458. 
Axe, head ofTwith a golden. 81. 

is laid unto the root, 610. 

many strokes with little. 69. 

neither hammer nor, 68o. 

to grind, 4<54. 

woodnian-s, lies free, 496. 
Axes, no pondert>us, rung, 468. 
Axle, sleeps on her soft, ll>8. 
Ayont the twal, short hour, 886. 
Azure brow, no wrinkle on thiue,476- 

hue, mountain in its. 441. 

main, from out the, 804. 

robe of night, 4U8. 

Baalim and Peor, 207. 
Babbled of green fields, 66- 
Babbling dreams, hence, 248. 

gc^^ip of the air, 49. 
Bab*', Iwnt o'er her, 872. 

in a hou.«!e, 65.5. 

pity like a naked new«bom, ^2. 

she l().st in infiincy. 424. 

sinews of the new-bom, 116. 
Baliel. stir of the great, 862. 
Babes and sucklings, 691. 
Baby figure of the giuit man, 76. 

wa.s sleeping, 524. 



Babylon in all it« decoUttion, 496. 

is fallen Lb fallen, 604. 

learned and wIm, 414. 
Baochu5 oTer fair and young. 225. 

plumpy, with pink oyne, 182. 
Bachelor, I would die a, 28. 

of threescore, shalllneTeriee a, 27. 
Back and side go bare, 7. 

borne me on his, 119. 

got orer the derll's, 676. 

harneHS on our, lOU. 

on itself recoils, 194. 

resounded death, 185. 

their opinions by a wager, 484. 

thumping on your. SV). 

thumps upon the, Ml. 

to the field, with his 442. 

to thy punishment, 184. 
Backing of your friend!*, 5i>. 

plague upon such, 59. 
Backward and abysm of time. Id. 

mutters, 202. 

turn backward time, 668. 

ye!«tertiay^s look, 2u3. 
Bacon or brave Raleigh spoke, 284. 

shined, think how, 272. 
Bad affright, the, 326. 

b<^ins and worse remains, 117. 

begun, thingH, 93. 

emiucuco, to that. 181. 

for being a little, 26. 

in the bent, 13'>. 

man, a bold, 10. 

two nations, good and the, 232. 
Bade me adieu, sweetly, 324. 

the worltl tirewell, 441. 
Badge, nobility's true, 77. 

of all our tribe, sufferance is the, 37. 
Baffleil oft is ever won, 479. 
Bag and baggage, 45. 
Bailey, unfortunate Miss, 392. 
Baitf^d !iko eagles, GO. 

with a dragon-s tail, 583. 

with many a doailly curse, 387. 
Balance, in uic(>, 281. 

of powur, 2f>i. 

of the old world, 3.19. 
Balances, Wii?Iie<l in the, 605. 
Baldric, uiilky, of the ski<w, 49S. 
Bales unopened to the sun, 263. 
Balla.1 of Sir Patrick Spence, 436. 

woful to hi.i mistress* eyebrow, 44. 

world was gxiilty of a, 31. 
Ballad-mongers, same metre, 60. 
Ballads from a cart, sung, 228. 

of a nation, 239. 

to make ail the, 230. 
BAllad-!*in(fer's joy, 411. 
Bolloch, o'er the braes of, 880. 
Balloon, something in a huge, 409. 
Ballot-box, 't la the, 511. 

Balm tmm an anointed king, 66. 

in Uilead, C05. 

of hurt minds, 91. 
Balmy sweets, 314. 
Band, blustering, 227. 
Bands of Orion, loose the, 691. 

political, dissoWe the, 369. 
Baue and antidote, 250. 

of all genius, 638. 

of all tliat dread the Devil. 408. 

precious, 180. 
Bang, with many a, 216. 
Banish plump Jack, 69. 

strong potations. 888. 
Banishment, bitter bread of, 65. 
Bank and bush, over, 11. 

and shoal of time, 91. 

moonlight sleeps upon thin, 40. 

of violets, breathes upon a, 48. 

on a g^raasy^^^^. 

to make a, 232. 

wliere wild thyme blows, 35. 
Bank-noto world, this. 501. 
BaniKr, freedom's, 49o. 

in the sky, to see that, 644. 

star-spangled^ 491. 

the royal, IJJ). 

with the strange devioe. 639. 
Brmnen, army wit'i, 602. 

confu.tion on tliy, 327. 

flout tlie sky, 89. 

hang out our, 9J. 
Banquet *s oVr, wlien the, 294. 

song and dance, fiOO. 
Banquet-hall deserted, 460. 
Baptism o'er the flowers, 166. 
Biptized in ti>ar«, 372. 
B.-ir uiy constant feet, 808. 
Barbariam* all at play, 477. 
Barbaric p(«rl an<l gold. 181. 
Barbarous dissonance, 201. 

skill, is but a, 174. 
Barber and a collier flirht, 308. 
Bard, be that blin<l, 43S. 

here dwelt more fat, 808. 
Bare, h-ick and side go, 7. 

imagination of a feast, 55. 

the mean heart, 282. 

too, to hide offences, 76 
Bancnin catch cold, lest the, 134. 

hath ^ol<l him a, 32. 

in the way of, 60. 
Barge, drag the slow, 372. 

she sat in, 132. 
Bark and bite, dogs delight to, 254. 

att4>ndant sail, 273. 

drives on and <»n, 474. 

fatal and |N*rfld)ons, 203. 

is on the sea, 483. 

is worM« than bis bite, 16L 

scarfed, fti. 



Bark, waUrh-<log'« honeet, 486. 
Barkiii b willin', 658. 
Borlnyconi, bold John, 884. 
Barren srejitrc in my gripo, 96. 

tU all, 322. 
Baao onry withera, 801. 

fly from itj» Ann, 451. 

Ilungnrian wight, 22. 

in kind. 856. 

ill the fflare that pays, 66. 

\ue« vie may return, 119. 

who ifl here ra, 86. 
Bafel«M fabric of this Tidon, 20. 
Baiicnera to write lUr, hold it, 120. 
Bashaw, three-tailed, 892. 
Baithful fifteen, maiden of, 879. 

finrerity and comely lore. 20. 

virgin's sidelong looks, 839. 
Basket and store, 687. 
Bastard Freedom, 461. 

Latin, soft. 485. 

to the time, he is but a, 62. 
Bastards, nature^s, 202. 
Bastion frin^^^ with fire, 652. 
Bat, wool of, and tonguo of dog, 97. 
Bate a jot of heart or hope, 20^. 
Batetl breath, 37. 
Bath, sore lalwur's, 94. 
Bathe in fiery fioodH, 25. 
Bats and to the moles, 003. 
Biitrilions, hvaTiotit, 627. 

sorrows come in, 117. 
Battle, ngnin to the, 414. 

and the breeai», 44'J. 

dirision of a, 124. 

feats of broil and, 125. 

for the free, won the, 500. 

freedom's, once begun, 470. 

front of, lour, 887. 

in the lot^t, 440. 

is lost and won, when the, 89. 

lost and battle won, 400. 

not to the strung, fiOl. 

perilous edge of, 179. 

pri» of death in, (jtllH. 

rages loud and long, 443. 

sees the other's umbered flice, 6C. 

smelleth the, afar off, 591. 

what a charming thing is a, 854. 

who in life')*, 577. 
Battle's magnificently stem array , 473. 

Tan, in the, 55!*. 
Battled for the true, 553. 
Battle-field, march to the. 499 
Battlement.* bore stars, 421. 
Battle*, fought his, o'er again, 225. 

long ago, 411. 

nleee«« fortunes, 126. 
Bauble, pleai«ed with this, 271. 
Biiy of Bisray, 304. 

the moon, be a dog aad, 88. 

Bay-tree, like a grceo, 502L 
Be-«U and the end-all, 91. 
Be bold eTerywhcre, 12. 

Jnafc and fear not, 74. 

luxury to, 436. 

noble, 664. 

not afraid, it is 1, 608. 

not overcome of evil, 618. 

not righteous orermuch, 600. 

not the first to try, 277. 

not worldly wl«ie,'l60. 

ofgood cheer, «308. 

of good comfort, 680. 

or not to be, 110. 

plain in dress, 2i^. 

quiet and go angling, 158 

she fiiirer tlian the day, 166. 

sober lie vigilant, 617. 

wise to-day, 262. 

wise with speed, 266. 

wisely worldly, 159. 

ye all of one mind, 617. 

ye angry and sin not, 616. 
Beach, there ramo Ut the. 444. 
Bttule of amber, file within a, 164. 
Beadle U) a humorous sigh, S2. 
Beadroll, Fame's etemall, 12. 
Beads and prayer-books, 271. 

in drop-s of rain, tell their, 596. 

pictures rosaries, 22<J. 

they told, their. 63i). 
Beaker full of the warm south, 5(i2. 
Beam, full niidilay, 211. 

on the outward shape, cast a. 2i>L 

that smilcft the clouds away, 480. 

unpolluted in his, 140. 
Beams, little candle throws bis, 41. 

spreads his orient, 189. 

tricks his, 204. 
Bear a charmed life, 100. 

another's misfortunes, 2f 0. 

how i:* a bu><h suppofred a, 3-> 


like the Turk, 281. 

me not m swiftly o'er, 3i>l. 

I>ain to the, 522. 

rugpe<l Russian, i'7. 

the palm alone, 83. 

thosi; ills we have. 111. 

t^), is to conquer our fate, 444. 

to live or dare to die, 272. 

np antl stt-er right onwanl, 209. 

wide, muskets. 383. 
Bear-lmiting hc>HthenishJ522. 
Beard nnri hoar>' hair, 327. 

of formal rut, 44 

singeil the Spanish king's, 540. 

the lion in his den, 449. 

was as white as snow, 118. 

was grisleil. 108. 
I Bearded like the pard, 44. 



Bearded men, tears of, 449. 
n(>ard« be grown, till your, 588. 

vrag all. in hall where. 6. 
neariagu of this observation, 558. 
Beani and lionH crow I, 254 

his Mushing uonours. 73. 
Bea-tt, familiar, to man, 21. 

that wantfl diKcounw ofreanon, 108. 

the righteous man regardeth the 
life of his, 596. 
Bea!«tJ<, brutish, 87. 

that perish, like the, 592. 
Beat the bush, 63(). 

this ample field, 268. 

with fij«t instead of a stick, 215. 

your pate, 290 
Beaten, he that is, 217. 

some haTo been, 218. 
Koatiflc Tision, 180. 
Boating of my own heart. 526. 
] tea tings of my heart, 406. 
Beatitude, eighth, 292. 
Beaumont lie a little ftirther, 148. 

rare, lie a little nearer Spenser, 168. 
Beauteou!), all that is most, 406. 

eye of heaven, 54. 

ruin lay, lovely in death the, 264. 

ruin lies, prostrate the, 302. 
Beauties, modestly conceals her, 823 

of exulting Qreece, 302. 

of the night, meaner, 143. 

of the north, unripened, 249. 

we just, see, 147. 

you meaner, 143. 
Beautiful, all round thee lying, 666. 

and free, old age is, 41<. 

and to be wooed, 67. 

a^ sweet and young as, 264. 

l»eneuth hb touch, grow, 442. 

beyond compare, 440. 

exceedinijly, 433. 

for situation, 5!i2. 

is night, how, 424. 

mouth in the world, most, 299. 

necessity, from a, 555. 

old rhyme, 13G. 

one wa.**, both were young, 483. 

outward, appear, 610. 

purely, 483. 

the house, 213. 

thought, thou wert a, 477. 

tyrant fiend angelical, 81. 
Beautifully blue, 425, 489. 

less, 241. 
Beauty, a thing of, 502. 

adorned in naked, 189. 

and her chivalry, 473. 

as much, as could die, 147. 

bertrft of, 47. 

bom of murmuring soand, 405. 

calls and glory shows the way , 238. 

BeautVt come near with my nails, 67. 

daily, in his life, 131. 

dead, black chaos comes again, 135. 

dedicate his, to the sun, 77. 

draws as with a hair, 2<9. 

dreamed that life was, 600. 

dwells in deep retreats, 408. 

e'er gave, all that, 328. 

elysian, 407. 

fatal gift of, 476. 

fills the air around with, 476. 

fires the blood. 226. 

flower of glorious, 230. 

for ashes, 605. 

form of manliest, 381. 

hath strange power, 198. 

if she unmask her, 104. 

imaged there in happier, 406. 

immortal awakes, 367. 

in a brow of Egypt, 9S. 

i* its own excuse, 532. 

i.H truth truth beauty, 603. 

isle of. fare thee well, 608. 

like the night, walks in. 482. 

lines where, lingers, 478. 

makes thU vault a feasting pres- 
ence, 82. 

making beautiful old rhvme, ISS. 

there is music in the. 1<7. 

of a thousand stars, claii In the, 18. 

of the good old cause, 413. 

on the shore, left their, 532. 

ornament of, is suspect, 136. 

l»ensive, 441. 

power of, 226. 

provoketh thieves, 41. 

she walks in, 482. 

smile from partial, 441. 

smiling in her tears, 441. 

soon growH familiar, 249. 

stands in the admiration . 196. 

such, as a woman's eye, 32. 

they grew in, 495. 

thou art all, 256. 

though injurious, 198. 

truly blent, 4H. 

upon the chi'ek of night, 78. 

waking or asleep, l!H). 

winds of March with, 52. 
Beauty's chain, hour with, 460. 

ears, hangs from, 372. 

ensign is criuisfnii 82. 

heavenly ray, 48<). 
Beaux, where none are, 321. 
Beaver on, Harry with hi#, 61. 
lieckoning ghost, 2H8. 

shadows dire, 199. 
Beckons me away ^293. 
Kecks, nods and, 204. 
Becomes him ill, nothing, 81. 

the throned monarch, 89. 



Becoming mirth, limit of, 31. 
Bed at Ware, 25!) 

betwixt a wall, feather. 216. 

bom in, die in bed, 674. 

bravely thou becomest thy, 181. 

by night, 841 

delicioaH bed, 513. 

early to, early to rine, 639. 

go iiober to. 150. 

goes to, mellow, 150. 

goes to, Hober, 150. 

sraTity out of hit. 59. 

holy angelB guard thy, 255. 

hue red as the rosy, 542. 

laugh in, cry in bed, 574. 

lies in hit, 53. 

made his pendent, 282. 

mighty large, 259. 

of death, emooth the, 2B2. 

of down, my thrice-driTen, 126. 

of honour, 217, 259. 

on my grave as now my, 177. 

up in my, now, 513. 

weeping upon his, 539. 

with the lark to, 895. 
Beddes hod, lever han at his, 1. 
Bedfellows, strange, 2(). 
Bed-post, twinklinfc of a, 650. 
Beds of raging fire, from, 184. 

of roses, m«ko theo, 17. 
Bedtime, would it were, 61. 
Bee. brisk as a. 315. 

buried in Its own juice, 139. 

iiad stung it newlv, 1G3. 

the little busy,2r]4. 

where sucks the, 21. 

would choose to dream in, 542. 
Beeohen tree, spare the, 446. 
Beehive's hum, 401 
Beer, bemusM in, 280 

chronicle small, 127. 

felony to drink small. 68. 

poor creature, small, 63. 
Beentheba, Dan to, 322. 
Bees, hive for, his helmet, 142. 

innumerable, 551. 
Beetle, that we tread upon. 25. 

three-man, 63. 
Beeves and home-bred kino. 412. 
Before and after, looking, 117. 

the better foot, 54. 

wliich was, come after, 217. 

you couM say .lack Kobiuson, 623. 
IV>gor borrow or t^et a man's own, 235. 
Begsar maid, ]ove<i the, 78. 

that I am I am poor in thanks, lOi). 

that is dumb may clmlleuge double 
pity, 14. 
Beggareil all description, l."2. 
Beggarly account of empty boxes, 82. 

elements, weak and, 61o. 

Beggarly last dolt, 863. 
Beggars die, when, 86. 

in the streets mimicked. 690. 

must be no choosers, 686. 
Beggary in the love, 1^. 
Begging bread, nor his seed, 6&2L 

the question, 628. 
Beginning and the end, 617. 

late, choosing and, 194. 

mean and end, 561. 

never ending, still, 225. 

no great love in the. 22. 

of our end, the true, 3i]. 

of the end, 628. 
Begone dull care, 581. 
B^t, by whom, 289. 

of nothing but vain fkntasy, 78. 
Begun for, wonder wlutt I was, 584. 
Beguile her of her tears, 126. 

the thing J am, 127. 

the time look like the time, !ll. 
Beguiled by one. 130. 
Behaviour, check to loose. 252. 
Behind, worse remains, 117. 
Behold, hath power to sny, .34. 

how good and how pleasant, 595. 

our home, 481. 

the child, 271. 

the upright man, 592. 
Beholding heaven, 455. 
Beinf^, God a nei^e.-sary, 232. 

hath a part of. 474! 

intellectual. l82. 

pleasing anxious, 880. 

scarcely formed, 490. 

shot my, through, 434. 
Being's end and aim, 2?2. 
Belated peasant, 181. 
Beleriuni, old. 287, 
Belgium's capital, 473. 
Belial, sons of, 179. 
Belief ripened into faith, 422. 

within the prospect of, 90. 
Belitfve, have heanl and do in part, !0L 

it becHUH<> it is impo^^ibie, 628. 

oft ref>eatlrig they, 242. 
Believes his own, each, 276. 
lielioving, with true, 642. 
Bell, as a sullen, (i2. 

churrh-goiiip, l^. 

each matin, 433. 

in a cowslip's, 1 lie, 21. 

silence that dreadful, 127. 

strikes one. 2<2. 

the dinner. 489. 
Belle, it i» vain to \x> a, 321. 
Belligerent discordant SStatvs, 466. 
Bellman, fatal, the owl, 93. 
Ik'lls and the Fudj^s, 521. 

do chime, think when the, 160. 

have kuulled to chnreh, 43. 



Bells jangled out of tane, 112. 

muriic of thorn village, au8 

ring out wild, 563. 

those eTeoing, 4fi9. 
Belly, Uod tend thee good ale, 7. 

upent uuder the deviPii, 676. 

whoM Ood is their, 615. 

with good capon lined, 44. 
R«>loDgings, thyoolf and thy, *23. 
HcloTod face on earth, one, 483. 

from pole to pole, 432. 

in Tain, tleldp, 325. 
Relow, & little hearen, 255. 
itemuxed in beer, a parson. 280. 
Bon Adhem'8 name led, 491. 
Ben Jon.«on, rare, 147. 
Itench of heedless bishojM, 824 
Bend a knotted oak, 2d<. 

your eye on vacancy, 116. 
Bendemeer's stream, 45o. 
liene. good for a booties, 418. 
Beneath the churchyard stone, 518. 

the good how far, 327. 

the milk-white thorn, 389. 

the rule of men, 525. 
Benedick, the married nian, 27. 
BtMHMliction. face like a, 572. 

perpetual, doth breed. 420. 
Reuotit of men, use and, 232. 
Benefits, desire for greater, 575. 
Beuig!itod, feels awhile, 458 

walks under the midday sun, 200. 
Bont, aSiection cannot hold the, 50. 

tm the twig is, 273. 

him o'er the dead, 478. 

o'er her babe, 372. 

top ot my, 114. 
Bei|ueathed by bleeding sire, 470. 
Berkuley, coxcombs vanquish. 333. 

said there was no matter, 4^. 

to, every virtue under heaven, 282. 
Beriiioothes, still-vexed, 19. 
Berries, come to pluck your, 203. 

moulded on one Rtem. 35. 
Berry, God could have inade a better, 

Berth of the wombe, 11. 
Beside a human door, 402. 

the springs of Dove, 403. 

the still watenf, 692. 
Besier semed than he was, 2. 
BeKotttMl bane ingratitude, 202. 
Be^t administered is best, 271. 

are but shadows, 38. . 

bad in the, 135. 

can paint them, 286. 

companions, 340. 

contentment, 10. 

days, afternoon of her, 71. 

dLscreetest, 194. 

fear not to touch the, 14. 

Best fools be littto wise, 144. 

good man, 285. 

he loves me, 170. 

his circumstance allows, 268. 

lads and lassies In their, 667. 

laid schemes, 386. 

men moulded out of fkulU, 26. 

men of few words are the, 66. 

of all possible worlds, 628. 

of all w&ys, 458. 

of dark and bright. 482. 

of me is diligence, 121. 

of men that e>r wore earth, 166l 

of what we do and are, 41L 

old friends are, 156. 

part of valour, discretion the, 638. 

past and to come seems, 68. 

portion of a good man's life, 406. 

state, every man at his, 66S. 

stolen sweets are, 248. 

who does the, 268. 
Best-conditioned and unwearied, 39. 
Bestial, what remains is, 128. 
Bestride the narrow world, 84. 
Besy a man, nowher so, 2. 
Beteem the winds of heaven, 102. 
Bethumped with words, 52 
Betray, nature never did, 407. 
Better a bad epitaph, 109. 

bo d-d, 876. 

be with the dead. 96. 

berry , never made a, 168. 

bettered expectation, he bath, 27. 

day, the better deed, iK^ 

day, the worse deed, 687. 

days, if ever you have looked on,48. 

days, friend of my, 601. 

days, we have seen, 83. 

did I say, 88. 

eliicr, not a, 88. 

fifty years of Europe, 549. 

foot Wfore, 54. 

for, for worse, 618. 

gmcfl, does it with a, 49. 

grow wi.<H>r and, 234. 

hml they iio'er been bom, 453. 

half, my dear, my, 16. 

horw. gray mare the, 641. 

is a dinner of herbs, 597. 

late than never, 6, 637 

mnile by ill, good are, 401. 

much more the, 26. 

or for worse, 64*]. 

part of valour is discretion. 62, 688. 

reck the rede, may yoa, 8o6. 

spared a better man, 62. 

strangers, desire we may be, 45. 

striving to, 121. 

than &lse knaves, 80. 

than his dog. something. 548. 

than one of the wickedf 67. 



Better than jon shonld be, 615. 

the inntructioD, 38. 

tbe worm* appear the, 182. 

thoa shoaldcot not tow, 600. 

to be lowly bom, 72. 

to be much abuwd, 129. 

to dwell in a comer, bifl. 

to have loved and lost, S62. 

to hunt in fields, 223. 

to reigrn iu hell, 179. 

to sink beneath the shock, 479. 

to wear out than to rust, C24. 

trust all and be deeelTed, 6^ 

world, another and a, 577. 
Bettered expectation, 27. 
Bettering of my mind, 19. 
Between the cradle and the f^Te, 290. 

two blades, two dogs^ two girls, 67. 

two hawks, two horses, 67. 

two stools, 687. 
Bery of fldr women, 196. 
Beware my lord of jealousy, 129. 

of a man of one book, 624. 

of desperate steps. 861. 

of entrance to a quarrel, 104. 

the furv of a patient man, 222. 

the ides of5f arch. 88. 
Bewilder, leads to, 867. 
Beaonian, under which king. 64. 
Bias, rules with strongest, 276. 
Bible, burdens of the, 582. 

knows her, true, 356. 

stndie was but litel on the, 2. 
Bibles laid open, 100. 
Bid me discourse, 135. 
Bidding, at his, speed, 208. 
Bids expectation riw, 344 
Hiennial elections, 233. 
Bier, waste sorrows at my, 505 
Big manly voice, 44. 

with the fate of Rome, 249. 

with vengeance, 308. 
Bigger, in shape no, 78. 

than his head, seems no, 123. 
Bigness which you sec, 213. 
Bilbow, the word it was, 297. 
HllUng, amorous fond and, 220 
Billows, bounding, 391. 

distinct as the, 43'J. 

foam, 481. 

never break, wherp, 256. 

swelling and limitless, 434. 

trusted to thv,478. 
Bind, fast, fast find, 639. 

sale, safe find, 6 

up my wounds, 71. 
Binding natnre fk.«t in fate, 287. 
Bini, Attic, ll»7. 

by wandering, as the, 508. 

each fond endearment tries, 340. 

In tlia soUtude, 482. 

Bird, night with her solemn, 18!». 

of dawning singeth all night, 101. 

oftheair, 601. 

on the wing, 561. 

shall I call thee, 401 

that shunn'st the noise, 206. 
Bird-cage in a garden, 107. 
Birds, cborai of earliest, 189. 

confabulste, if, 859. 

esgle su(Ten> little, to sing, 77. 

in habit a, 51. 

in lost year*s nest, 536. 

in their little nests sgree, 254. 

Joyoos the, I'JB. 

melodious, sing madripils, 17. 

of the sir have nests. (i08. 

time of the singing of. 602. 

without despair to get in, 167. 
Biroam wood, 100. 
Birth, death borders upon our, 14G. 

dew of thy, 619. 

fW>wned not on his humble, 330. 

is but a sleep. 4^. 

nothing but our ilcath begun, 20& 

of fhst sijrnSficant wonl, 'ZMD 

our 8Hvi()ur'i». is celebrated, iCl. 

place of my, 4fcO. 

n*peats tbe story of her, U51. 

revolts from true, 80l 

smiled on my, 446. 
BiJ«cay, bay of. 3i>4. 
BiKcuit, dry as the remainder. iH. 
Bishop, church without a, 51 7. 
Bifhops, bench of hccdlefs, 324. 
Bit me, though he hod, 124. 
Bite, bNfk woific than his, IGl. 

recovered of tlie, 344. 

the hand that fed them, 351. 
Biteth like a serpent, 596. 
Biting for anger, ea^r snul, 213. 
Bitter as cctloqulntidn. 127. 

change, fccU the, 183. 

end, 624. 

i* a scomfhl jest. 312. 

nieuif)ry, wakes the, 186. 

o'er the flowers, 471. 

past, more welcome is the sweet, 48b 
Bittern booming in the weeds, 521. 
Blttemess, knoweth his own. bM. 

of things, from out the, 419. 
Bitterns. JiOndon an habitation of,52L 
Bivouac of the dead. 5()9. 
Blabbing and remonieful day, 68. 

ensteni scout, 199. 
BUck and midnight hags, 98. 

customary suits ol'solenm, 102. 

dei<palr. 538. 

eye, a white wench's, 80. 

eyes and lemonaile, 462 

hung be the heavens with, 67. 

is not so black, 399. 



Black it stood as night, 184. 

let the devil wear, 113. 

nieD uf Coromandei, 622. 

more, than aohbuds. 648. 

or rod, bokcs clothed in, 1. 

Hpirits and while, 680 

to red began to turn, 218. 

white will have its, 682. 

with tarnished gold, 396. 
Blackberries, plentiful as, 669. 
Blackbird to whit^tle, 216. 
Biarkzuard.4 both. 534. 
BlaiMer, blows a man up like a. 60. 
Ilhidilors, boys that swim on. 73. 
Blade, lieart-Rtain away on its, 4U2. 

notches on the, 580. 

f'heathe'* the vengeful. 3H8. 

trcncnant, Tole<lo trusty, 210. 
Blades, our shining, 4G1 

Sp:unHh, 78. 

two, of Kra.*s to grow, 246. 
Blai/.<*, l;iuient tor mruLoni, 345. 
Blame, in part to, is she, 160, 236. 
BlamcleMS vestars lot, 286. 
Bbud. childlike and, 668. 
BlanOiMhmenUi of life, 298. 

wilt not fascinate us, 377. 
Blank, cnation*s. 333. 

misgivings, 420. 

my lord, a, 50. 

of Nature's works, 186. 
Bla.«pbomes his feeder, 202. 
Bla.sphemy in the soldier, 26. 
Bla.^t, he die<i of no, 230. 

of that dreail horn, 460. 

of war blows in our ears, 65< 

ni.'*hin;j of the, 616. 

.Htri'ling the, *J2. 

upon his bugle horn, 462. 
Blasted, no sooner blown liut, 200. 

with cxces.s of light, 326. 
Blastment.4. contagious, 104. 
Blasts from hell, 1<J6. 

c.f win<l, hollow, 294. 
lihi/jc, huTrit out into sudden, 203. 

Ltla>rty's uncloude«l, 401). 

of iu>oii, 107- 
HIa»>d >vith light. 82 
Blazon, etenuil, must not be, 106. 
Blazoning pens, quirks of, 127. 
BU^k our lot, though, 446. 
BUn? I. heart for which others, 257. 
Bleeiling country save, my, 441. 

piece of earth, 8^5. 
Blend our pleasure, 40»>. 
Ble;!«s, none whom we can, 472. 

the hand that gave the blow, 230. 

thee Bottom, dTi. 

thi>e, hold faj<t till he, 310. 540. 
Blesxed, ariAe and call her, 691'. 

dejected, whii« auothsr'i, 273. 

Blessed do above, 176. 

feet nailed on the bitter erou, 67. 

he alone is, 243. 

he that considereth the poor, 602. 

he who expects nothing, 292. 

man , half part of a, 62. 

mood, that, 406. 

more, to give, 612. 

part to heaven, gave bis, 74. 

shall be thy basket, 687. 

them unaware, 432. 

three, chief among the, 634. 

who ne'er was bom, 24i3. 
Blessednet>8, single, 33. 
Bles>es his stars, 249. 
Bles.«eth him that gives, 39. 
Ble?<.<«ing dear, makes a, ll£3. 

health is the second, 168. 

I had most need of. 93. 

Lord, dismiss us with thy, 330. 

no h.irm in, 297. 

of the Old Testament, 137. 

steal immortal, from her lips, 81. 

that money cannot buy, 168. 
Ble*<>ing.^ be with them, 418 

brighten as they take their flight, 

from whom all, flow, 235. 

on him that invented olcep, 673. 

wait on virtuous deeds, 267. 

without number, 266. 
Blest, never is, but always to be, 2G8. 

I have been, 479. 

it is twice, 39. 

paper-credit, 276. 

with some new Joy a, 229. 

with temper, 2<4. 
Blight, bloom or, 664. 

treason like a deadly, 456. 
Blind bard, be that, 438. 

be to her faults a little, 241. 

dazzles to, 367. 

eyes to the, feet to the lame, 590. 

fury, comes the, ii03. 

girl comes from afar, 525. 

guides. 6lX». 

he that l* strucken, 77. 

his M)ul with cluy, 661. 

lead the blind, if the, 600. 

love i", and lovers cannot fcc. 33. 

love must needs be, 437. 

man*s erring judgment, 276. 

none so, 2X1. 

old man of Scio's isle, 480. 

wiuged < -upid is painted, 34. 
Blindlv, loved soe, 387. 
Blindness, or I all, 266. 
Bli.<s, all that poets feign of, 68. 

bowers of, 293. 

centres in the mind, 389. 

certainty of waking, 900. 



BUM, domestic happiness, 961. 

excels all other, 8^ 

gained by itome degree of woe, 821. 

health the viUl principle of, 808. 

bow exquisite the, 885. 

hues of, 331. 

ignorance is, 326. 

in pos8et»ion^|489. 

momentary, 325. 

of paradise, thou only, 861. 

of solitude, inward eye, 405. 

source of all my, 842. 

sum of earthly, 198. 

that earth affords, 8. 

to be alive, 428. 

Tirtue makes the, 278, 38S. 

winged hours of, 442. 
Blithe, no lark more, 854. 
Block, chip of the old, 862, 638. 
Hlockhead, the booklbl, 2«8. 
Blood, beats with his, 651 

beauty fires the, 226. 

bums, when the, 105. 

clean from my hand, wash this, 94. 

cold in, cold in clime, 479. 

drenched in firatemal, 466. 

drisiled upon the Capitol, 85. 

dyed waters. 441. 

felt in the, ^. 

tieeh and, can't bear it, 297. 

flash and, strong as. 417. 

flreeie thy young, 1U6. 

Frenzy's fevered, 451. 

glories of our, 153. 

hand raised to shed his, 268. 

her pure and eloquent, 144. 

hey-day in the, 115. 

in an old man's heart, 562. 

in their dastardly veins, 461. 

Is very snow-broth, 24. 

Is warm within, 86. 

know the gentle, 12. 

ofaBritiHh roan, 123. 

of all the HowanlA, 272. 

of the martyrs. 624. 

of tyrants, 577. 

rebellious liquors in my , 42. 

so much, in him, 9!K 

spcke in her checks, 144. 

stepped so far in. 97 ' 

stirs to rouse a Hon, 58. 

summon up the, 05. 

unreclaimed, 108. 

was thin and old, 518. 

weltering in his, 225. 

whoso sheddeth nianV. 5SG. 

will follow the knife, 207. 
Bloods, breed of noble, 84. 
Bloodshed, fear and, 418. 
Bloody instructions, we but teach, 92. 

Miury, image of, 513» 

Bloom, drives fhll on thy, 886. 

is shed, its, 884. 

of young desire, 826. 

or blight, 564. 

sight of vernal, 186. 

that kill the, 408. 
Blooming alone, left, 468. 
Blossom as the rose, 604. 

in the dust, 158. 
Blossomed the lovely stars, 688. 
Blossoms, arborett with painted, 11. 

hope's tender, 677. 

in the trees, 269. 

of my sin. cut off in the, 107. 
Blot, art to, 288. 

creation's, 88a 

discreeUy, 176. 

not one line he could wish to, 821. 

on his name, no, 442. 
Blotted it out forever, 822. 
Blow bugle blow, 650. 

deals the deadly, 898. 

death loves a signal, 265. 

hand that dealt the, 442. 

hand that gave the. 280. 

hand that gives the, 243. 

liberty is in every. 388. 

might be the be-all, 91. 

on whom I please, 48. 

perhaps may turn his, 899. 

remember thy swashing, 77. 

the horrid deed in every eye, 92. 

tlieniselves mutit strike the, 472. 

thou winter wind, 44. 

till they have wakened death, 127. 

wind ! come wrack, 100. 

winds and crack your cheeks, 122. 

word and a, 81,^1.651. 
Blown, no sooner, but lilasted, 209. 

with restless violence, 25. 
Blows and buffettt of the world, 95 

apostolic, 216. 

of circumstance, 553. 
Blue above and blue Ix'Iow, 509. 

and gold, clad in, 396. 

bide by the buff and. 389. 

darkly deeply beautifully, 425. 

ethereal sky, 251. 

eyes of unholy, 458. 

heaven above us bent, 547. 

meagre hag, 200. 

pre-sbyteriau true, 216. 

rur<hin{; of the Rhone. 474. 

sky beuds over all, 433. 

sky, canopied by the, 483. 

the fresh the ever free, 609 

why does thy nose look so, 374. 
Blue-stucking, siigacious, 522. 
Blunder free us, tree monic a, 886. 

in men this, 876. 

worse than a crime, 67G. 



Bluoder. youth is a, 530. 
liluoUerbudd against religion^lG. 
Blundering kind of melody, 228 
Blunden about a mcaniog, 280. 
Ului»h of maiden shame, 616. 

of modesty, grace and, 115. 

fihaine where Is thy, lltf. 

to find it fame, 282. 

to give it in, 442. 

un.«t«n, born to, 329. 
BlUvibed as ho gare it in, 322. 

the conscious water. Iti9. 

we never, before, 178. 
Blushes at the uame, 526. 

bear away tho!«e, 29. 

man that, not quite a brute, 265. 
Blu.^hful llippocrenc, 502. 
Blu.-«hing apparitions, 29. 

honours, bears his. 73 

like a Worcestershire orcliard, 531 . 

like the mom, 193. 
Blu<ttering band, 227. 

railer, 837. 
B'»irdi!. ships are but, 37. 
Bo u4t, can imagination. 801. 

he lives to build not, 3^. 

independence be our, 401. 

not thyself of to-morrow, 599. 

of heraldry, 328. 

tiuch is the patriot's, 33S. 

veil the matchless, 302. 
Bo.t.Htful neighs, high and, 66. 
Boat if* on the shore, 483 

swiniy glides the bonnio, 397. 
Boatman, tike thrice thy fee, 578. 
tloats should keep near shore, 311. 
Bobbed for whale, 588. 
Bobcaii tike, 123. 
Hocara^s vaunted gold, 373. 
Bodes some strange eruption, 101. 
Bodied forth, softly, 47 <. 
Bodies, conceit in weakest, 116. 

ghosts of defunct, 215. 

of unburied men, 163. 

pressed the dead, 01. 

princes like to heavenly, 188. 

soldiers bore dead, by, 57. 
Bodiless creation, 116. 
Boding tremblers, 341 
liodkin, with a l>are. 111. 
Body, absent from the, 430. 

absent in, 613. 

cleanness of, 141. 

clog of his, 213. 

demd damp moist, 558. 

distressed in mind, or estate, 618. 

filled and vacant mind, 66. 

form doth take, of the soule, 12. 

is under hatches, 381. 

nature is, 269. 

nought cared thia, 480. 

Body at the time, rtry age and, 112. 

one of a lean, 213. 

pent, here in the, 440. 

presence of, 4S1. 

sickuefls-broken, 212. 

so young with so old a b«ad, 89. 

than you hare in your whole, ($44. 

thought, almost tay her, 144 

to that pleasant country 's earth , 56. 

with my, I thee worship, 619. 
Body's guest, soul the, 14. 
Bog or steep, 185. 

ii^erbonian, 188. 
Boll an egg, the vulgar, 264. 

like a pot, maketh the deep, 591. 
Bokes clothed in black or red, 1. 
Bold bad man, 10, 72. 

everywhere be, 12. 

1 can meet his blow, 809. 

John Barleycorn, 884. 

virtue is, 26. 
Boldest held bis breath, 448 
liolingbroke was a scoundrel 816. 
Bolt of Cupid fell, where the, 84. 
Bom bastes, must meet, 806. 
Bond, nominated in the, if). 

of fate, Ukea, 96. 

't is not in the, 40. 
Bondage, eternity in, 249. 

out of the land of, 458 
Bondman let me live. 418. 

so base that would be a, 86. 
Boudman-s key, in a, 87. 
Bondsmen, hereditary, 472. 
Bono and skin, two millers, 297. 

as curs mouth a, 858. 

bites him to the, 806. 

uf manhood. 848. 
Bones are coral made, of his, 19. 

canonized, 105. 

cover to our, paste and, 56. 

dice were human, 485. 

fill all thy, with aches, 19. 

full of d<»d men*s, 610. 

grKxi oft interred with their, 86. 

hiit honoured, 208. 

inaile no more, 644. 

misery worn him to the, 82. 

murine in a matron's. 116 

rattle his, ov«r the stones, 548. 

sit in my, 427. 

tell all my, 592. 

to lay his weary, among ye, 74. 

weave thread with, 60 
Bononcini, compared to. 297. 
Booby son. father crares a, 266. 

who 'd give her, 295. 
Book, adversary had vrrltten a, 590. 

and heart must never part, 686. 

and Tolume of my brain, 107- 

beware of a man of one, 6M. 



Book contaiDnsK such Tile matter, 8L 

dainties brctl iu a, 32k 

ftce is OA a, 91. 

good kill a man as kill a good, 210. 

half a library to make one, 817. 

I -11 drown my, 20. 

in bn;eclie8, Macaulay is a, 427. 

in gold clasp.*, 77. 

in sour misfortune's, 82. 

is a book, 470. 

note it in a, (i04. 

of fate, lieavvu hides the, ^S8. 

ot human life, &40. 

of knowledge fkir, 186. 

of nature short of ieares, 514. 

of songs and sonnets, 22. 

only read perhaps by me, 404. 

or fViend, with a religious, 143. 

so fairly bound, 81. 

the precious life-blood, 211. 

when a nobleman writes a, 318. 

who r«uis an American, 428. 
Bookes, out of old, 4. 
Bookfal 'blockhead. 278. 
Bookish theoric, 124. 
Books and money placed for show, 220. 

are a substantial world, 417. 

are each a world, 417. 

assume the care of, 266. 

authority from others'. 31. 

by which the printers lout, 212. 

cannot alwnvs please, 382. 

deep versed in, 107. 

else appear so mean, all, 236. 

forefathers had no other, tj8. 

in origlnaU, 584. 

in the running brooks, 42. 

lilce proverbs, 234. 

must follow sciences, 138. 

next o'er his, 284. 

not in your, 27. 

of honour razed from the, 135. 

of m&king many, t302. 

or work or healthful play, 256. 

preserved and stored up in, 211. 

quit your, 416. 

some, to be tasted, 138. 

speaks about his own, 530. 

spectacles of. 231. 

talismans nnd spelli(,3j4. 

tenets with, 274. 

that nourish all the world, 32. 

they read, their, 530. 

to hold in the hand, 318. 

toil o'er, 295. 

upon hi-« head, so manv, 397. 

were woman's looks, 4.')9. 

which are no books, 431. 

wiser gn)w without, STjS. 

yon need, Homer all the, 230. 
Booted and spurred, 236. 

Bootlera bene, good for a, 418. 

Boota displace, dares this pair of, 80& 

It at one gate, 197. 
Bo-peep, plaved at. 164. 
Bolder, let that aye be your, 886. 
Borders, death, 146. 
Bore a bright golden flower, 201. 

without abuse, 554. 
Boreas, cease rude, 387. 
Bores and bored, the, 490. 

through his castle wail. &6. 
Bom, better ne'er been, 463. 

better to be lowly, 72. 

blessed who ne'er was, 243. 

for immortaUty, 416. 

for the universe, 342. 

great, some are, 60. 

bow happy is he, 148. 

in Arcadia, I too was, 628. 

in a cellar, 267. 

in l)ed in bed we die, 674. 

in the garret, 482. 

or taught, happy is he, 148. 

that ever I was, 108. 

to be a slave, 3o6. 

to blush unseen, 829. 

to die. were not, 500. 

to set it right, 108. 

to the manner, 106. 

under a rhyming planet, 30. 
Bonie away with every breath, 484. 

down by the fl\ Ing. 449. 

like thy bubblett, onward, 478. 
Borrow, to bog or to, 235. 
Borrowed wit, wings of, 155. 
Borrower, bt'ttered by the, 209. 

nor a lender he, 105. 

of the night, !«5. 

servant to the lender, 598. 
Borrowing dulls the edge, 105. 

such kind of, 2(>9. 

who go«ah a, g<K»th a .sorrowing, 
Bosom, cleanse tliestufTed, 99. 

come n»fit in this, 459. 

confldenco in an aged, 319. 

of (ioil. her seat is the, 18. 

of his Father and Im Ood, 300. 

of the oooan, buried iu the, 09. 

of the «'a, «>S. 

of thy Ood. calm on the, 40C. 

on thy lair, silvt-r lake. 51G. 

sleep in Abraham's, 71. . 

sw»>ll, with thy fraught, 130. 

third in your, 80. 

thorns that in her, lodge, 107. 

wa-* younjc, when ray, 444. 

what, Jw-ats not. 289. 

wife of thy, 587. 

wring hi", 344. 
i Bosom's lonl ."iits lii;htly^82. 
Bosomed deep in vines, 285. 



Bosomed hiffh in tufted tree*, 206. 
BosoDiM, coDie home to men's, 187. 

quiet to quick, 474. 
Bosom-weight, your stubborn gift, 

Boston, solid men of, 883. 
Botanize upon bin mother's gniTe, 416. 
Boteler iiaid of strawberries, 167. 
Both in the wrong, 2M. 

sides, much may h« said on, 252. 

thHnk!>and use. 28. 

were voung, 483. 
Dottle, little for the, 881. 
Bottom of the deep, dive into the, 58. 

of the sea, 71. 

search not his, 171. 

thou art translated, 85. 

tub upon its own, 63l> 
Bough, Apollo's laurel, 18. 

touch not a single, 627. 
Doughs art) daily rided, 614. 
liought, now ch«Aply, 3n6. 
Bound in shallows and miseries, 88. 

in those icy chains, 151. 

into sauov doubts. 1)6. 
Bounding billows, 8U1. 
Duundic.<-4 contiguity of shade, 3j0. 

his wealth, 44S. 

our thoughtK as, 481. 
Dound.«, dance.** in bis crystal, 202. 

of freakish youth, 3j1. 

of free^lom wider yet, 647. 

of mo«ie*ty, 82. 

of place and time, 320. 

Tulgar, 276. 
Bounties of an hour, 2B2. 
Bounty fe<l, those his former, 226. 

large was his. 330. 

no winter in his, 133 

not till judgment guide his, 76. 
Bourbon or Nassau, 242. 
Bourn no traveller returns. 111. 
Bout, many a winding, 2l¥> 
Bow before thine altar. 337. 

stubborn knees, 116. 

to that whose course is run, 882. 

two strings to his, 650 
Bowels of compassion, 617. 

of the hanuloss earth, 68. 

of the land, 71. 
Bower, bom in a, 608. 

leil her to the nuptial, 103. 

of roses, 455. 
Bowers of bliss, 293. 

silver, leave, 11. 
Bowl, golden, be broken, 602. 

mingie« with my friendly, 282. 
Bow.4, *t is penning, 332. 
Box, breathes from yonder, 279. 

to be in the wrong, 649. 

twelve good men Into a, 497. 

Box where sweeti compacted lie. 160. 
Boxes, beggarly account of empty, 82, 
Boy and youth, Uwixt, 449. 

Ket money, 149. 

lad of mettle a good , 68. 

love is a, by poeta styled, 218. 

marvellous, 406. 

O would I were a, again, 646. 

playing on the sea-ahore, 289 

stood on tb« burning deck, 406. 

than when I was a, 612. 

twelve yc«rs ago, 618. 

who would not be a, 472. 

you hear that, laughioff, 646. 
Boyhood's years, tears of, 460. 
Boyish days, even fhwD my, 126. 
Boys, cUuet the liquor tor, 317. 

fear, with bugs, 47. 

go wooing in my, 682. 

like little wanton, 78. 

three merry, are we, 161. 
Brach or lym, 123. 
Bradshaw bullied, 806. 
Braes, among thy green, 888. 

of Balloch, o'er the, 8^. 
Braggart with my tongue, 96. 
Braids of lilies, 202. 
Brain, book and volume of my, 107. 

children of an idle, 78. 

coinage of your, 110. 

dry as the remainder biscuit, 48. 

heat-oppressed, 98. 

him with his lady's fim, 68. 

intoxicate the, 276. 

like madness in the, 488. 

memory warder of the, i)3. 

mint of phrases In his. 81. 

out of the carver's, 471. 

paper bullets of the, 28. 

should possess a poet's, 146. 

too finely wrought, 868. 

vex the, with researches, 882. 

written troubles of the, 09. 
Brains could not move, 9^. 

cudgel thy, no more about l!, 118 

steal away their, 128. 

when the, were out, 96. 
Branch, out is the, 18. 
Branch-charmed oaks, 602. 
Branches, giant, tossed, 4^. 

of learning, 88. 
Branching elm, star-proof, 207. 
Brandy and water, sipped, 892. 

for heroes, 317. 
Branksome Hall, custom of, 447. 
Brass, evil manners live in, 74. 

sounding, 614. 
Brave, councils of ths, 466. 

days of old, 628. 

deserves the Ikir, 221 

feus of the, 812. 




Bimve, home of the, 491. 

how sleep the, ftW. 

liTe 00. 296. 

man chooeee, 666. 

man stiuggllng, 288. 

men before Agnmemooo, 486. 

that are no mere, 886. 

toll fbr the, 886. 

unreturniog, 478. 

who nuh to glorjr, 448. 
BraTeljr beoomeet thy bed, 184. 

Ile«hed thy maiden twcwd, 81. 
BimTery, all her, 196. 

ofhisgrfeT, lao. 
Brawling woman, 687. 
Braw braes collar, 886. 
Bray a fool in a mortar, 698. 
Brayed with minstrelay. 62. 
Brann throat of war, 168. 
Breach, imminent deadly, 126. 

more honoured In the, 1U6. 

once more unto the, 66. 
Breaches, ambuscades, 78. 
Bread and butter, smell of, 486. 

oruflt of, and liberty, 2Bi. 

crammed with diftreesftil, 66. 

eaten in secret, 68d. 

half-peonT worth of, 69. 

he took the, and brake it, 144. 

Homer beggisd his, 170. 

In sorrow ate, 689. 

is the staff of life, 288, 246. 

looked to goTernment for, 861. 

num doth not live by, only, 687. 

nutn shall not live by, alone, 007. 

nor his seed begging, 682. 

of banishment, eating the bitter, 66. 

upon the waters, east thy, 601. 

whole stay of, 608. 

wondering for bis, 862. 
Break it to our hope. 100. 

of day, eyes the, 28. 

of the ware, 428. 
Breakers, wantoned with thy, 478. 
Bnaklhst on a lion^s lip, 66. 

•oheme for her own, 267. 

with what appetite you have, 78. 
Breaking waves dashed high, 486. 
Breast, arm the obdured, 188. 

bless it upon my, 668. 

calm the troubled, 684. 

eternal in the human, 288. 

feeble woman''0, 407. 

knock the, 19a 

marble of her snowy, 176. 

master>passion in the, 270. 

monuments upon my, 605. 

neVr learned to glow, 288. 

on her white, 279. 

round Its, the roHlmr clouds, 841. 

footho the MTage, 267. 

BwMl, nmahine of the, 826. 

tamer of the human, 826. 

thine ideal, 476. 

tdd bnt to her mutoal, 444. 

toes him to my, 161. 

truth hath a quiet, 64. 

two liands npon the, 686. 

when learning lies, 288.^ 

within his own dear, 200. 

within cor, this Jewel lies. 809L 
Breastplate, what stronger, W. 
Breath, bated, 87. 

boldest held bis, 448. 

b«me away with every, 484. 

call the fleeting, 828. 

can make them, 840. 

CythereaX 62. 

•xtend a mother's. 282. 

Kod man yields hi*. 489. 
pe's perpetual, 418. 

is in his nostrils, 608. 

life of mortal, 689. 

lightly draws It, 402. 

mouth-honour, 99 

no, came o'er the sea, 634. 

north-wind's, 496. 

of heaven, 858. 

of kings, princes aiv, 889. 

of mom, sweet is the, 189. 

overthrows, 288. 

one more wearv of, 614. 

revivtjs him, 288. 

smells wooinglv. heaven's, 91. 

suck my last, 286. 

summer's ripening, 79. 

tempest's, prevail, 478. 

to the latest, 274. 

thou art, a, 26. 
Breathe not his name, 466 

thooghtM that, 826. 
Breathed tbe long long night, 646. 
Breathes despair. 481. 

from yonder box, 279. 

must suffer, who, 248. 

there the man, 448. 
Breathing househoM laws, 418. 

of tbe common wind, 412. 

time of day with me. 12U. 

time, peace only a, 848. 

we watched her, 612. 
Breathless with adoration. 408. 
Bred in a book, dainties toat are, 82. 

in the kitchen, 482. 

where is fancy, 88. 
Breech where honour 's lodged, 219. 
Breeches are so queer, 644. 

cost but a crown, 127. 

Macaolay is a book in, 427. 
Breed a habit, use doth, 21. 

for barren metal, 88. 

of men, this h^py, 66. 



Breed of noble blood*, R4- 
BrtMMliDg, to dhow your, 880. 
Bruedn by a composture, 88. 
Breeae, battle and the, 448. 

every parsing, 468. 

far ag the, can b<»r, 481. 

refreshea in the, 260. 

without a, without a tide. 432. 
Bivesy hill, mine b« the, 836. 
Brentford, two kings or^861l. 
Brethren, great twin. 628. 

to dwell together in unity, 503. 
Brevity is the noul of wit, 108. 
Bribe, too poor for a, 881. 
Itrick-dust man, the, 806. 
Ilricka are alive this day, 68. 
Bridal chamber, come to the, 600. 

of the earth and sky, 160. 
Bride, society my glittering. 421. 

wife dearer than the, 821. 
Bride-bed to have decked. 119. 
Bridegroom, fresh as a, 57. 
Bridge, Uoratius kept the, 523. 

of sighs, on the, 475. 
Bridle, taxed, 428. 
Brief as the lightning. 84. 

as woman's love, 118. 

authority, dreat in a Uttle, 25. 

let me be, 107. 

't is, my lord, 118. 
Briers, working-day full of, 41. 
Bright, angels are still, 96. 

as young diamonds, 229. 

best of dark and, 482. 

consummate flower, 191* 

dark with excessive, 186. 

Uwe iihyned, 10. 

honour, pluck, 58. 

must fade, all that is, 459. 

particular star, a, 47. 

promiM of early day, 463. 

things come to conftision, 84. 

waters meet, where the, 457. 
Brighten, blessings, as Uiey take their 

flight, 263. 
Brightening to the last, 840. 
Brightens his crest. Joy, 194. 

how the wit, 278. 
HrighteMt and best of the sons, 463 

meanest, wisest, 272. 

still the fleetest, 459. 
Bright-eyed fancy, 826. 

science watches, 328. 
Brightly breaks the morning, 445. 

smile and sweetly sing, 604. 
Brightness, amiizing, 287. 

lost her original, 180. 
Brignall banks are wild, 452. 
Urilliant Frenchman, 856. 
Brim, sparkles near the, 478. 
Bring me to the test, 116. 

Bring the day, Phosphor, 159. 

the rathe primrose, 204. 

your wounded hearts, 461. 
Bringer of that joy, 85. 

of unwelcome news, 62. 
Brisk and giddy-paced times, 49. 

as a bee in conversation, 815. 
Britain at Heaven's command, 804. 

where now is, 521. 
Britain's monarch UDCOvered, 806. 
Britannia needs no bulwarks, 448. 

rules the waves, 804. 
Rrither, like a vera, 884. 
British man. smell blood of, 128. 

manhood, piece of, 506. 

oak, shadow of the, 851. 

soldier, the, 468. 
Briton even in love, 408. 
Britons never shall be slaves, 804. 
Broad-tMsed upon her people's will, 

Broad-brimmed hat, 806. 
Broadcloth without, 8J4. 
Broke the die, nature. 488. 

the good meeting, 97. 
Broken with the storms of state, 74. 
Broken-hearted, half, 470. 

ne'er been, 88it. 
Brokenly live on, 474. 
Bruil and battle, feats of. 125. 
Brook and river meet, where, 587. 

as thou these ashes little, 414. 

can see no moon but this, 467. 

fiist by a, 866. 

is deep, where the, 67. 

noise like of a hidden, 482. 

sparkling with a, 491. 

that turns a mill, 401. 
Brooks, books in the roimiiig, 42. 

in Vallombrom, 179. 

make rivers, 228. 

moon looks on many, 457. 

near the running, 417. 

panteth after the water, 502. 

shallow, rivers wide, 204. 

sloping into, 491. 
Drook-siido, I wandered by the, 526. 
Broomstick, write finely upon a, 247 
Brother, call my, back to me, 496. 

clowr than a, 597. 

every author would hist kill, 171» 

exquisite to relieve a, 885. 

followed brother, tUt haa, 420. 

hurt my, 120. 

like a very, 884. 

man and a, am I not a, 622. 

my other's, 108. 

near the throne, 281. 

no author ever spared a, 21}6* 

no friend no, there, 471. 

of tha angle, 167. 



Brother to his ulster, u a, 29. 

we are both In the wrong, 294. 
Brotherhood, mooaatie, 421. 

of Teoerable treea, 411. 
Brothers all Taliaot, 622. 

forty thousand, 120. 

in distress, offlktion's sons, 8S6. 

men my,&49. 

row. the streaoi runs ftat, 461. 

sons and kindred slain, 171. 

we are both in the wrong, 294. 
Brother's father dad, called, 62. 

keeper, am I my, 686. 

murder, a, 114. 
Brow, anguish wring the, 460. 

flushing his, 602. 

furrows on another's. 264. 

grace was seated on this, 115 

no wrinkle on thine asure, 478. 

o'er that, a shadow fling, 604. 

of Egypt, beauty in a, So. 
Brown study, a, 6S^. 
Brows bound, now are oar, 69. 

gathering her, 884. 

whose shady, 198 
Bruise, parmareti for an inward, 58. 
nrui.«ed reed shall he not break, 604. 

with adversity , 27. 
Brunt of cannon ball, 216 
Brushing with hasty steps, 880. 
Brute, et tu, 86 
Brute, not quite a, 265. 
Brutes without you, we hod been, 237. 
Bniti^h, life of man, 155. 
Brutus, Ca>!*ar had his, 871. 

grows so covetous, 88, 

u an honourable man, 87. 

no orator as, is, 87. 

there wa.« a, once, 84. 

will sfart a spirit, 84. 
Bubble, honour but an empty, 223. 

now a, burst now a world, 268. 

on the fountain, 451. 

reputation, seeking the, 44. 

whose life is a. 158. 

world is a, 141. 
Bubbles, borne like thy, 478 

the earth hath, 90. 
Bubbling cry of a strong swimmer, 487. 

groan, sinks with. 478. 

loud-hissing urn, 862. 

venom, flings its, 471. 
Bucket, as a drop of a, 604. 

moss-covered, 464. 

old oaken, iron-bound, 464. 
Buckets into empty wells, 8^1 
Buckingham, so much for, 248 
Buckram, rogues in. 59. 
Bud bit with an envious worm, 77. 

flower offered in the, 254. 

is on the bough again, 634. 

Bttd, like a worm in the, SO. 

of love, this, 79. 

of youth, worm is in the, 86S. 

out fidre, 11. 

shut and be a, again. 602. 

to heaven conveyed, 486. 
Budding rose above the rose, 428. 

roue is fldrest when 'tis, 451. 
Budge an inch. I '11 not, 47. 

doctors of the Stoic fhr, 292. 

significant and, 857. 
Buds the promise, 267. 
Buffand the blue, 889. 
Buflbts and rewards, fortune's, 113. 

of the world, blows and, U5. 
Buflbon, statesman and, 2SS2. 
Bug in a rug, snug as a, 811. 
Bugle, blow, 560. 

horn, blast upon his, 452. 
Bugs, fear boys with , 47. 
Build as chance will have It, 528. 

beneath the stars, 265. 

for him, others should, 405. 

not boast, he lives to, 3U0. 

the lofty rhyme, 203. 
Builded better than he knew, 532. 
Builders refused, stone which tlu> 594 

wrought with greatest care, 589. 
Building, stole the life of the, 91. 
Builds a church to God, 275. 
Built a lordly pleasure-house, 547. 

a {laper-mill, 68. 

God a church, 857. 

he la almost lost that, 177. 

In the eclipse, 208. 

on stubble, earth's base, 201. 
Bull, Assyrian, 554 
Bullen's eyes, gospel-light from, 381. 
Bullets of the brain, pa{>er, 28. 
Bullocks at Stamford fair, G4. 

whose talk Is of, 607. 
Bully, like a UU, 275. 
Bulrushes, dam the Nile with, 519 
Bulwark, floating, 333. 

never-foiling, 571 
Bulwarks, against anti-republican ten- 
dencies, 370. 

Britannia needs no, 448. 
Bunghole, stopping a, 119. 
Burden and heat of the day, 609 

every man bears his own, 615. 

grasshopper shall be a. 602. 

of some merry song, 282^ 

of the mystery, 406. 

of three-.«corc, 889. 

sacred, is this life. 542. 

superfluous, loads the day, 20i). 
Burdens of the Bible old, 682. 
Burglary, flat, 30. 
Burial of an ass, 606. 
Bum daylight, 22. 



Eum to the socket, 421. 

words that, 326. 
Burned is Apollo's laurel botigh, 18. 
Burning and a shining light, 611. 
burns out another's, i7. 

deck, boy stood on the, 486. 

marie, over the, 179. 
Burnished dove, 548. 

sun, livery of the, SS. 
Burn-mill meadow, sweets of, 412. 
Burns with one love, 291. 
Burnt, half his Troy wsa, C2. 
Burrs, conversation's, 646. 
lUirst in ignorance, let me not, 105. 
Burth<in of his song, 851. 
Bury Cipsar, I come to, 80. 

in oblivion. 158. 
BuKh an*l bank, over, 11. 

beat the, G86. 

good wine needs no, 40. 

hawthorn, with scats beneath, 839. 

mnn in the, 682. 

suppo.4od a bear, how easy is a, 85. 

the thief doth fear each, 69. 
Bu:<ine»s, every man has, 107. 

come home to men^s, 137. 

despatch is the soul of, 296. 

dinner lubricates, 875. 

end of this day'«, 89. 

everybody's, U nobody's, 157. 

hours Eet apart for, 3^7. 

in great waters, 594. 

in this state, 2C. 

man diligent in, 508. 

man to double, bound, 115. 

men some to take, 274. 

nobody's, 157. 

no feeling of his, 118. 

of the day, be drank the, 227. 

prayer all his, 258. 

Ulk of nothing but, 683. 

that we love, 133 

will never hold water, 248. 
Businesses and customs, dJ5. 
Bust, animated, 328. 
Bustle of resort, various, 20. 
Busts between, placed the, 260. 
Busy bee, how doth the, 1&4 

companies of men, 282. 

curious, thirsty fly, 805. 

hammers clotdng rivets up, 66. 

haunts of men, 496. 

hum of men. 205. 

whisper circling round, 8il. 

world an idler to, 3J1. 
Busybodles. 618. 
But me no buts, 651. 

on and up. 526 

what am I, 553. 
Butchered to make a Bomaa holiday, 

Butchers, gentle with tbe«e, 8«$. 
Butter in a lordly dish, 58i . 

words smoother than. 688. 
Butterflies no bees, no, 614. 
Butterfly, I'd be a, 606. 

upon a wheel, ^1. 
Button on fortune's cap, 109. 
Buttoned down before, 619. 
Button-hole lower, let me takoyou, 33 
Buttons b« disclosed, 104. 

I had a soul above, 8^. 
Buy it, they loMf it that do, S3. 

my flowers O buy, &25. 

with you sell with you, 87. 
Buying or selling of pig, 6. 
By and by is easily said, 114. 

hook or crook, 637. 

strangers mourned, 288. 

that sin fell the angels, 74. 
Byword, proverb and a, 6w. 
Cyamtium's conquering foe, 475. 

Cabined cribbed confluMl, 06. 

loop-hole, 11^. 
C ible for a lino, 588. , 
C.uJcnco harsh, 22^. 

8wcct, ^53. 
Codmean victory, 621. 
Cadmus gave, letters, 488* 
CoDsar dead and turned to oUj, 119. 

great, fell, 87. 

h:ul hii Brutus, 87L 

liatli wept, 87. 

I appeal unto, 612. 

I come to bury, 86. 

imperious, dead, 119. 

in every wound of, 87. 

not that I bved, leas, 86. 

rebellion ftuud and, 249. 

render therefore unto, 609. 

start a spirit as soon as, 84. 

upon what meat doth, feed. 84. 

with senate at his heeU. 272. 

yesterday the word of, 87. 

you carry, and his fortunes, CS4. 
Cae:iar*s, thiugs which are. 609. 

wifu above suspicion, 624. 
Cage, nor iron bars a, 1T2. 
Cages, it happens as with, 167. 

young ladies make nets not, 246. 
Cain, old Tubal, 659. 

the first city made, 174. 
Cake, cat thy, and have it, 161, 6SJ. 

my, is dough, 47. 
Cakes and ale, no more, 49. 
Calamity is man's true touohstone^^ 

of so long lifu, 110. 
Caledonia stern and wild, 448. 
Caledonia's cause, support, 889. 
Calf s-skin on thote Ttrtant Uiiib0,68. 



Oall a spade a upade, 624. 

back yesterday, 66. 

eril good good eril, 603. 

for the robin-redbreast, 168. 

it by some better name, 460. 

it holy ground, 486. 

it not vain, 447. 

me early mother dear, 648. 

my brother back to me, 496. 

nothing but coach, coach, 244. 

shapes that come not at an earthly, 

the breezy, 328- 

the cattle home, 667. 

these delicate creatures ours. 129. 

things by their right names, 897. 

to-day his own, 227. 

us to penance, 181. 

you that backingyonr Mends, G9. 
Called, many are, 609. 

the new world into existence, 8. 9. 
Callen daisies in our toun, 4. 
Caller, him who calleth bo the. 244. 
Calling, in bis, let him nothing call, 

shapes, 199. 
Calls back tlie lovely April, 135. 
Calm, hero find that. 813. 

lights of philoifophy, 249. 

on the bosom of thy God, 4S6. 

on the listening ear, 566. 

so deep, I never felt, 410. 

the troubled breast, 534. 

thou mayst smile, 873. 

tracts of, ftom tempest, 664. 
Calmness, keeps the law in, 418. 
Calms after tempest, 127. 
Calumnious strokes, 104. 
Calumny, shalt not escape. 111. 
CalTinistio creed, 820. 
Cambascan bold, story of, 206. 
Cambyscs' vein, 69. 
Came 1 saw I conquered, 628. 

prologue, excuse, lii5. 

■aw and overcame, 64 
Camel, cloud in shape of a, Hi. 

like a, indeed, 114. 

•wallow a, 600. 

through eye of needle, 609, 

to thread the i)06tern. 56. 
Camilla scours the plain, 278. 
Camping-ground, fame's eternal, 669. 
Can any mortal mixture, li>9. 

imagination boast. 801. 

it be that this is all, 479. 

such things be. 97. 

this be cif>ath, 288. 
Canadian hills, cold on, 872. 
Candid fViend, the, 399. 

where we can, be, 268. 
Candied tongue, let the, 113. 

CukUe, hold a, 297. 642. 

light such a, 680. 

not worth the, 161. 

of nndwrstaoding, 606. 

out out brief, 1(X). 

•hall never be put out, 680. 

throws his beams, 4L 

to the sun, 267, 6S7. 

to thy merit, thy modesty's a, 307. 
Candles are all out, r3. 

night's, are burnt out, 81. 

of the night, 41. 
Can4y, glorified, 430. 
Cane, conduct of a clouded. 279. 
Canker and the grief are mine, ^6. 

galls the infants, 104. 
Oinkers of a calm world, 61. 
Cannibals that eat each other, 1C6. 
Cannon ball, brunt of, 216. 

by our sides, 120. 

to right of them, 665. 
Cannon's mouth, even in the, 44. 
Cannot come to good, 103. 

tell how the truth be, 447. 
Canon 'gainst self-slaughter, 102. 
Canonized bones, 106. 
Canopied by the blue sky, 4S3. 
Canopy, most excellent, the air, 1-.9. 

under the, 76. 

which love has spread, 4C2. 
Canst not say 1 did it, iJ6. 

thou guide Arcturus, 691. 
C-ant of criticism, 822. 

of hypocrites, 322. 
Cantilena of the law, 464. 
Cants which are canted, 322. 
Cap, button on fortuned, 109. 

of youth, riband in the, 118. 

whiter than driven snow, 334. 
Cap-a-p«, armed at point exactly , 103. 
Capability and godlike reason, 117. 
Capable of nothing but dumb-thows, 

Caparisons don't become a young 

woman, 378. 
Capers nimbly in a lady's cbambw, 60. 
('apital, Belgium's, 473. 
Capitol, drizzled blood upon the, 86. 

who Wtrayed the, 23i. 
Capon, lined with good, 44. 
Captain, a choleric word in the, 25. 

becomes his captain's, 133. 

Christ, Roul unto bisj56. 

ill, good attending, 186. 

jewels in the carcanet, 136. 

of complements, 82. 

Wattle, ever hear of, 881. 
Captive good, attending, ill, 186. 

whofte words all ears took, 48. 
Capultrts, family vault of all tl»e, 868. 

tomb of the, 352. 



Car, arirc the ropid, 872. 
Cararao , innumerable, 51&. 
Carcanet, jewels in the, 133. 
CareaM is. wheresoever the, 61(X 

of Robinson Crusoe, 837. 
Card, he 's a sure, 230. 

reason the, passioQ the gale, 270l 

speak by the, 118. 

this is a sure, 648. 
Cards, old age of, 274. 

jMttience and shufEUs the^ 573. 
rare, begone dull, 581. 

beyond to-day, 325^ 

disapproves that, 200. 

earliest latest, 321. 

fig for, and fig for woe, 14). 

for me, if naebody , 88/. 

for nobody no not I, 364. 

his useful, was ever nigh, 812. 

I ho^^ chaste she bev 15. 

I how fair she be, 14. 

I 'm free from, 5&4. 

in heaven is there, 11. 

is an enemy to life, 41). 

keeps his watch, 80. 

lodge.s where sleep will newr lie^ 80. 

make pale my ch«eks with, loo. 

neither cauld nor, 395 

not. I may although I. Idi 

of the main chance, 219^ 

ravelled sleave of, 94. 

that buy it with much, 36. 

the least a.<i feeling her, 18. 

to our coffin adds a naii, 375i 

weep away the life of, 4d& 

will kill a cat, 155. 

wrinkled, 204. 
Cared not to be at all, 181. 
("areer of his humour, 2i^. 
Careful of the type, 5Ij3. 
Careless childhood. 32& 

of the single lifc, 553. 

shoe-string, 165. 

song now and then, 331. 

their merits or faults, 34'). 

trifle, as 't were a. 90. 
Cares beguiled by sports, 838. 

depressed with, 294. 

dividing, 400. 

ever against eating, 205. 

lar from mortal, 446. 

fret thy soul with. 13. 

humble, and fears, ¥J2, 

if no one, for me, 354. 

nobler loves and, 418. 

that infest the day, 587. 

unvexed with all the, of gain, 295. 

whose constant. 335. 
Caress, wooing the, 4S5. 
Carnage is his daughter, 413. 
Carnegie, Johnnie lab heer, 242. 

Carols a« he goes, SSBw 
Carpet knights, 687. 
Carry Cesar, you, 634. 

gentle pe.i^ce, 74. 
Carrying three inskles, ^X 
Cart, ballads from a, 223. 

now traversetl the, 242. 
Carved for manv a y«ar, 544. 

not a line, 604. 

with flgurea utrange, 488b 
Carver's brain, made out of the^ 488. 
Casca, the envious, 87. 
Case, reason of the, 283. 

stands, a* the, (SS6. 

when a lady is in the, 296. 
Casement slowly grows, 661. 
Casements, charmed magio^ 608. 
Casius, old Mount, 188. 
Cassio, I love thee, 128. 
Cassius has a lean and hangrj look^84. 

help me, or 1 sink, 83. 

should I have answered, lo, 88. 
Cast bread upon the waters, tf)l. 

of thought, the pale, 111. 

o£r his (Mends, 848. 

set my life upon a, 72. 

the darkness of tho slgr , 7. 

your pearls before fvrine, 008. 
Casting a dim religions light, 207. 
Castlo, a man's house is his, 9. 

hath a pleasant seat, 91. 

house of every one as his, 10 

wall, bores through his, 66. 
Castled crag of Draebenfels, 474. 

Rhine, dwelleth by the, 683. 
Castle's strength will laugh a siege, 99. 
Castles In the air, 687. 

In the clouds, 803. 
Casuists, soundest, donbt, 275. 
Cat, care will kfll a, 166. 

endow a college or a, 276. 

harmless necessary, 89. 

in the adage, like the poor, f 2. 

monstrous tall our, has, 244. 

will mew, 120. 
Catalogue, go for men in tlie, 95. 
Cataract, sounding. 406. 
Cataracts, silent, 435. 
Catastrophe, I Ml tickleyour, 63. 
Catch ere she changej2j4. 

larks, hoped to, 5<2. 

my flying soul, 286. 

the conscience of the king, 110. 

the driving gale, 271. 

the manners, 268. 

the transient hour, 812. 
Catechism, so ends my, 62. 
(^aters for the sparrow, 42. 
(Cathay, ofeAa of, 540. 
Cato, big with the fate of, 249. 

give hii wnate laws, 281, 282. 



Cato, heroic stoic, 489. 

the lenteutloiut, 489. 
Cattlo aro gnudni;, i06. 

call the, home, 667. 

thoasandfl of great, 861. 

apon a thoumod hills, 696. 
Caucasus, thinking on the ftosty, 66. 
Canght by glare, maidens, 471. 

my heavenly jewel, have I, 16 

with his sweete perfections, 9. 
Cauld nor care, there '*• neither, 896. 
Cauldron bubble, fire bum and, 97. 
Causie sunt quinqne bibendl. 671. 
Cause, beauty of the good old, 418. 

die in a great, 486. 

effect defectiye cornea by, 108. 

great first, 287. 

near me for my. 86. 

his country's, 289,291. 

how light a, 466 

Uttle shall I grace my, 126. 

magnificent and awftil, 800. 

me no causes, 651. 

of all men's misery, 18. 

of covetousness. It. 

of mankind, In the, 457. 

of policy, turn him to any, 65. 

ofthis defect, 108. 

of this eflect, 108. 

report mo and my, aright, 121. 

that wit is in other men, 62. 

their, J plead, 882. 

when our, it is just, 491. 
Causes and occasions, 67. 

oflence from amorous, 279. 

which conspire, all the^ 276. 
Caution, cold-pausing, 88o. 
Caution's lesson scorning, 885 
Cave, that darksome, 11. 

vacant interlunar. 197. 
Cavern, misery's dariieet, 812. 
Caverns measureless to man, 485. 

memory's, pure and deep, 508. 
Caves, dark un&thomed. 829. 
Caviare to the (general, 1()9. 
Caw says he, 965. 
Cease every joy, 442. 

ftom troublinir. the wicked, 589. 

rude Boreas, 887- 

ye from man, 603. 
Ceases to be a virtue, 848. 
Ceasing of exquisite muf>ic, 53S. 
Odar to the hyssop, from the, 520. 
Celebrated, Saviour's birth is, 101. 
Celestial rosy rod. IM. 

temper, touch of. 190. 

worth, promise of, 2B7. 
Cell, dwell on a rock or in a, 14. 

4*ach in bin nnrrow, 828. 

prophetic, 207. 

BO lone and cold, 668. 

Cellar, bom in a, 267. 
Cellarage, fellow in the, 108. 
CelUuvr, old Simon the, 496. 
Celuy qui fhit de bonne heure, 846 
Cement of the soul, 800. 
Censer, eye was on the, 645. 
Cenaore u the tax, 247. 

mouths of wisest, 127. 

take each man's, 104. 
Cent, not one, for tribute. 392. 
Centre, feith has, every where, 662i. 

may sit in the, 200. 
Centric and eccentric, 198. 
Coituries ago, 657. 
Century for a reader, wait a, 158. 
Cerberus, not lilte, 8t8. 
Cerements, burst their, 106^ 
Ceremony, enforced, 87. 

that to great ones 'longs, 24. 
Certain as a gun, 230. 
Certainty, sober, 200. 

to please, 400. 
Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry 

away, 490. 
Cervantes' serioup nir, 284. 
C'est un verre qui luit, 340. 
Chaff, com in, 470 

two bushels of, 36. 
Chaff-threshing churl, 673. 
Chain, beauty's, 460. 

death broke the vital, 318. 

electric, Ftriking the, 475. 

hanging in a Rolden, 185. 

lengthening, 838. 

of all virtues, 146. 

seldom weaves a, 457. 

slumber's, 460. 
Chains and slavery. 371. 

at curfew time, 200. 

bound in thof e icy, 151. 

stagnant in, 461.' 

untwibtinf; all the, 205. 
Chair, my little one's, 564. 

one vacant, 539. 

rack of a too easy, 2P5. 
Cluillco, our poiiioned, 92 
Chaliced flower>», 134. 
Challenge double pitv, 14. 

to his end, 10l>. 
Chamber, come to the bridsl, 500. 

get you to my lady'p, 119. 

in the silent halls of death, 515- 

where the good man meets his 
fate, 263. 
Chambers, whisper softness in, 211. 
Champagne and a chicken, 296. 
Champion cased in adamant, 415. 

thou fortune's, 53. 
Champions four, fierce. 185. 
Chance, all, direction, 270. 

by happy, 428. 



Chance, comes from art, 277. 

decides &to of monarehs, 801. 

erring men call, 201. 

maiu, 219, 614. 

may crown roe. 90. 

or death, nativity, 28. 

Bet my life on any, 06. 

sliirtc of happy , 568. 
Chancellur in embryo, 824. 
Chancellor's foot, 156. 
Uuancery, up to heaTen's, 822. 
rhanccs, moHt dimstrous, 125. 
Change came o'er my dream, 488. 

can give no more, 287. 

fear of, perplexes monarehs, 180. 

hi'ary, the, 203. 

of fierce extremes, 188. 

of many-coloured life, 812. 

old lore for new, 142. 

ringing grooves of, 549. 

seasons and their, 189. 

studious of, 369. 

such a, 476 

the place but keep the pain, 266. 

the iitamp of nature, 116. 
Changed all that, we liave, 688. 

and such a change, 475. 

in the cradle, 573 

mind not to be, 179. 
Changeful drtjam, fickle as a, 451. 
Changing years, through many, 684. 
Chanticleer, crow like, 48. 
Chaos and old night, 180. 

black, comes again, 186. 

eldest night and. lo6. 

is come again, 128. 

is restored, 286. 

of thought and paaaion, 270. 
Chaos-like, crashed, 287. 
Chapel, Deril builds a, 161, 289, 660. 
Chapels had lieen churebaa, 87. 
Chap-fallen, quite, 119. 
Chapter of accidents, 296. 
Character dead at every word, 879. 

I leave behind me, my, 879. 

of Hamlet left out, 454. 
Characters ftt>m high lilb, 278 

high, l(3a 

in dust, write the, 453. 

of hell to trace, 827. 
Charge Chester charge, 460. 

compulsive ardour givM th«, 116. 

Ifitbein his. 2. 

in peace, a, 227. 

is prepared, the. 294. 

to keep I have, 3(>5. 
Chariei*t maid is prodigal enough, 104. 
Chariots, bracen, raged, I'Jl. 
Charitable intents, wicked or, 106. 

speeches, leave it to roeu's, 141. 
Charities that soothe, 428. 

Charity, a little earth for, 74. 

all manldnd's concern ta, 271. 

covers multitudes of aiiM, 617. 

for all, malice towards Dooe, 648. 

hand open as day for melting, 64. 

pity gave ere, began, 340. 

rarity of Christian, 614. 
Charm ache with air, 80. 

blest with that, 400. 

can soothe, what, 844. 

in melancholy, such a, 401. 

mutter and mock a broken, 434. 

no, can tame, 284. 

no need of a remoter, 406. 

nor witch hath power to, lOL 

of earliest biids, 189 

of poetry and love, 416. 

one native, 841. 

that lulU to sleep, 848. 

to stay the morning star, 486. 
Charmed lifc, I bear a, 100. 

with distant views of hi^piness, 

with the foolish whiRtling, 174. 
Charmer, hope the, 441. 

sinner it or saint it, 274. 

were t' other dear, away. 294. 
Charmers, hearken to tlie voioe of^ 68& 

like other, 486. 
Charming, ever, ever new, 200 

harp of Orpheus not more, 210. 

he saw her, 802. 

is divine philosophy, 201. 

left his voice so, 192. 

never so wisely, 696. 
Charms ear or sight, 486. 

freedom has a thousand, 866. 

her modesty concealed, 802. 

music hath, to sootlie, 267. 

solitude where are the, 868. 

strike the sight, 280. 
Charter large as the wind, 4& 

of her land, 804. 
Chartered libertine, air a. 66. 
Charvbdis your mother, 89. 
Chase a panting syllable, 858. 

big round tears in piteous, 42. 

brave employment, 160. 
Chased with more spirit. 88. 
Chasm, horrid, disclosed, 202. 
Chasms and watery depths, 487. 
Chaste and unexpreasive atie, 44. 

as ice, be thou, HI. 

as morning dew, 264. 

as Um icicle, 76. 

as unsunned snow, 184. 

to me, if she seem not, 16. 

what care I how, slie be, 16. 
Chasteneth whom ho loveth, 616. 
Chastises whom most he likes, 248. 
GhwU^ Bj lMEotti«r, 900. 



ChAttity of honour, 860. 

80 dear is sainUy, 201. 
Chathun's langnge, 860. 
Chfttlexton marTeUoos lK»y, 406. 
Ghaooer, I wiU not lodgs thee by, 148. 

leam«d, 168. 
Cheap defence of naUom, 860. 

Ihme then was, 829. 
Cheat, life 'tis aU a, 229. 
Cheated, impoentble to bo. 688. 

of feature by dimmbiteg nafenv, 

plearare of being, 219. 

wat ye how she, me, 889. 
Check to looee behaTloar, 268. 
Cheeicered paths of Joy, 810. 
Cheek, changins, sinking heart, 480. 

IJMd on her diunadc, 60. 

he that lores a rocyt 164. 

o'er her warm, 826. 

of night, hangs upon the, 78. 

tear down rirtne's manly, 872. 

tears down Pluto^s, 206. 

that I might touch that, 79. 

the roses firom yoor, 828. 

upon her hand, 79. 
Cheeks, blow winds crsck your, 122. 

eloquent blood spoke in her, 144. 

(iunlne is in thy, 82. 

make pale my, with care, 166. 

of sorry grain, 202. 

stain my man's, 122. 
Cheer, be of good, 608. 

but not inebriate, 260, 862. 

make good, play and, 6. 

small, and great welcome, 27. 
Cheef«d up himself, 217. 
Cheerful at mom he wakes, 888. 

conntenuice 697. 

dawn, may-time and, 404. 

godliness, 418. 

to-morrow, as to-day, 274. 

ways of men, 186- 

yesterdays, man of, 423- 
Chosrs the tar's labour, 4H6. 
Cheese, moon made of gr«>en. €Ai. 
Che e s e paring, man made of, 64. 
Chelsea, dead as, 626. 
Chequered shade, 206. 
Cherish and to obey, 619. 

heart something to, 640. 

those hearts that hate thee, 74. 

to lore and to, 618. 
Cherries hang that none may buy , 142. 

those, ikirly do enclose. 142. 
Cherry, like to a double, 86. 

ripe, ripe, ripe, I cry, 166. 

ripe themselres do ciy, 142. 
Cherry-isle, Julia's Hm, 166. 
Cherub, sweet little, 881. 
Chembnn, boned, hearen^s, 98. 

Chembims, on ebembi and ob, 7. 
CbemMiis, yoong-eyed, 4L 
Cbembs and on eherablma, 7> 
Chest of drawers by day, 841. 
Chew the cud and are sitont, 861. 
Chewed and digested, books to be, 188. 
Chewing the food of tknoj, 46. 
Chi tk ingluria non pertlona mal, 828. 
Chiaa strand, on the, 488. 
Chieken and champagne, 298. 
Chickens, all my pretty, 96. 

count their. 219. 

eurses are like young, 626. 

hen gathereth her, uO. 
Chief among the blessed thrae, 68ft. 

a rod, 272. 

hail to the, 461. 

Justice was rich, 621. 

octogenarian, 476. 

of a thousand fbr grace, 680l 
Chief's pride, rain the, 284. 
Chiefr, scion of, 477. 
Chlel 's amang ye takhi* notes, 887. 
OhUd, a curious, 422. 

again, make me a, 668. 

a naked new-bwn, 878. 

a simple, 402. 

as yet a, 280. 

behold the, 271. 

happy ChrisUan, 446. 

her innocence a, 224. 

in fdmplicity a, 288. 

is fiUher of the man, 402. 

is not mine as the flrnt was, 668. 

like a three years', 428. 

like a tired, 493. 

meet nur»e for a poetic, 448. 

of many prayers, 687. 

of mivery, baptised in tears. 378. 

of our grandmother Ere, 81. 

of sufiering. 646. 

of the Pkies, 390. 

room of my absent, 63. 

Rowland to the dark tower came. 

Shakespeare, (kncy's, 2Ci6. 

ppake as a, 614. 

spare the rod spoil the, 218, 648. 

sports of children satisfy tb«, 288. 

to have a thankless, 121. 

train up a, 698. 

when 1 WBS a, 614. 

where la my, 480. 

wine father knows his own, 88. 
Childhood, careless, 826. 

fears a painted deril, 04. 

fleeted by, how my, 618. 

gire me my, again, 668. 

in my days of, 480. 

Boenes of my, 464. 

shows tlie man, 19& 



Childhood, there was a plaee tn, 624. 

womjtnhood and, fleet. 687. 
Childbood'n hour, ftocn, 466. 
Childish days, sweet, 4(n. 

ignorance, it was a, 612. 

tean*. dim with, 417. 

treble, turning again to ard, 44. 
ChildUbnees, second, 44. 
Childless with all her childreo, 274. 
Childlike and bland, 668. 
Cliildren, airy hopes my, 421. 

as gypsies senre stolen, 879. 

call her blessed, 699. 

childless with all her, 274. 

followed with endearing wile, 841. 

gathering pebble*, 197. 

impelinients to great enterprifes, 

like olive plants, 695. 

nine small, 5%. 

of a larger growth. 228. 

of an idle brain, 7o. 

of light, 611. 

of one family fall out, 264. 

of the nun, 267. 

of this world, 611. 

Rachel w«.>eping for her, 007. 

sports of, 338. 

tale which holdeth, from pby, 16. 

talle.4 about her own, 680. 

through the mirthful maae, 889. 

toy A to the great, 308. 

wisdom justified of her, 606. 

wives and grandsires, 678. 
CbildreD\« teeth set on e<i^, 606. 
Chill penury, 320. 
Chills the lap of May, 388. 
t'liimsems dire, Hydras and, 184. 
Ctiime, bells do, 160. 

faintly as tolls the eTenlng, 461. 

heard their soothing, 459. 

tu guide their, 232. 
Chimes at midnight, 64. 
(.'himuey in my tether's hoaie, 68. 

stockings hung by the, 446. 
Cliimney-comer, men from the, 16. 
('himney>pots, what tiles and, 431. 
Chimney-sweepers come to dost, 185. 
Chin, clo^-buttoned to the, 864- 

new-reaped, like a stubble-land, 57. 

some bee hod stung, 168- 
China fall, though, 275. 

to Peru, mankind from, 811* 
Chinee, the heathen, 568. 
Chink, importunate, 351. 
Chink-* of lier body, 212. 

shall have the, 78- 

that time has made, 175, 400. 
Chip of the old block, 352, 688. 
Chisel, ne'er did Grecian. 460. 
OhiTalry, age of. Is gone, ttO. 

Chiralry, beauty and bar. 478. 

charge with all thy, 448. 

Spain's, 490. 
Choice and master nlrita, 86. 

goes by forever, 664. 

Hobson's, 628. 

in rotten apples, there -• mall, 47. 


of loss, 188. 

word and phrase, 406. 
Choicely good, oid-fiiahioiMd bat, 157. 
(.'holeric word in the captain, 85. 
Choose a firm cloud, 274. 

an author as you, a friend, 28L 

lore by another's eyes, 84. 

not alone a proper mate, 869. 

thine own time, 874. 

where to, their place, 196. 

which of the two to, 249. 
Choosers, beggars must be no, 683. 
Choosing and beginning lata, 194. 
Chord in melancholy, 512. 

in unison is tooehed, 863. 

smote the, of self, 548. 
Chords, smote on all the, 618. 

that vibrate, 387. 
Chorus, laugh was ready, 894. 
Chorus-note, the fisher's, 897. 
Chosen, but few are, 609. 

that good part, 611. 

the less is to be, 5, 646. 
Christ, it is a goodly sight, 47L 

ring in the, 068. 

that it were possible, 664. 

to live is, 615. 

unto his captain, gave his soal,66. 

went agin war an' pillage, 666. 
Christian charity, rarity of, 614. 

child, a happy, 4^6. 

dupe, gamester, 8SB2. 

fidthful man, as I am *|70. 

ground, every vice on|l86. 

highest style of man, 964. 

is Ood Almighty -s gentlsniao, 222. 

perfectly like a, 290. 
Christians have burnt eaoh otbcr, 486. 

good, good citiwns, 466. 

love one another, how these, 632. 
Christ-like for sin to grieve, 674. 
Christmas comes bat onoe a year, 6. 

desire a rose at, 81. 

't was the night before, 446. 
Chronicle small beer, 127. 
(chronicler, such an honest, 76. 
Chronicles of the time, 109. 
Chrononhotonthologos, 244. 
Chrysolite, one en tire and perfiBct, 131 
Chuckle, make one's Ikncy, 21& 
Church army physic, 866. 

built Ood a, %7. 

fiorgottan tba tniida ofa, M. 



Chnroh, plain u way to parish, 48. 

Mad of the, 621 

Bome repair to, 277. 

to be of no, to dangeBOOif 814 . 

where bells haTe kaolled to, 48. 

who builds to God a, 275. 

without a bishop, 617. 
Churdi-door, wide as a, 81. 
Chovohes, chapeto had been, 87. 

■eab of, 144. 

with siMre steeples, 488. 
Ohoroh-going bell. 858. 
Churahj^urd mould. 618. 

stone, braeath the, 518. 

thing, a palsy-stxidMm, 602. 
Ghiuehyards yawn, when, 114. 
Chwt ehaff-threshing. 578. 
Churiish, the reply, 46. 
Chylden's game, it was no. 643. 
Chynlrt. fiddler, 222. 
Ciosro, liemostheoefi or, 894 
Cigar, give me a, 486. 
drnmedan darkness, 442. 
Cinnamon, tinet with, 602. 
CIreto spreads, the dseert, 424. 

within that, none durst walk, 220. 
Gireled orb. changes In her, 79. 
Circuit to Elysium, within whom, 68. 

runs the great, 862. 
Cireumcised dog, 182. 
Cireumlocution oflloe, 668. 
Cireumstanoe allows, best his, 268. 

breasts the blows of, 668. 

lie with, 46. 

of glorious war, ISO. 

slave of, and impulse, 484. 
rireomtent God, one that would, 118. 
Cistem, wheel broken at the, 602. 
Citadel, towered, 183. 

winged sea-girt, 472. 
Cities, crowded, wail its stroke, 600. 

ilur fkom gay, 291. 

hum of human, 474. 

ramota from, liTed a swain. 2^6. 

seven, warred for Homer, 170. 

t o w er ed, please us, 206. 
CitiMBii, fkt and greasy, 42. 

good Ohristtans good, 466. 

man made us, 6w. 
City, Gain the first, made, 174. 

long In populous, pent, 194. 

of the great king, 692. 

that to set on an hill , 607. 
City's ancient legend, 560. 
(SVet, give me an ounce of, 123. 

In the room, talk with, 857. 
Civil dtoeord, eflSects from. 260. 

sea grew, at her song, 84. 

too, by half. 878. 
CIviUtlaB of Ufe, the sweet, 226. 

Clad in blue and gold. 896. 

in complete steel, 20O. 

in russet mantle. lOL 
Claea, gars anld, 889. 
dairn higher, Bourbon or Ka«an , 242. 
Clidms of long descent. 647. 
OlaBSoaia. Jove*s dread. 180. 
Clapper-clawing one another, 218. 
Clarst to the liquor for boys, 817. 
Clarion, sound the, 468. 
Clasp hto teeth, drunkard, 149. 
Ctosiw, that book in gold, 77. 
Ctoasic ground, 261. 
Claarical quotation, 818. 
Ci^r, bund hto soul with, 561. 

Oesar dead and turned to, 119. 

If. could think, 4ia 

of humankind, 281. 

porcelain of human, 488. 

tenement of, 221. 

turf that wraps their, 836. 
Cleanliness next to godliucM, 809. 
Cleanness of body, 141. 
Cleanse the stnfiied bottom, 99. 
Clear as a whittle, 297. 

deep yet, 171. 

in hto great office, €2. 

your lookd, 416. 
Cleon dwelleth in a palace. 559. 

hath a million acres, 669. 
Clerk foredoomed, 280. 

me no clerks, 651. 

scarce less illustrious, 358. 

ther was of Oxeofonle, 1. 
Clever man by nature, 397. 

men are good. 506. 
Clicked behind the door, 341. 
Clients, nest-^Qcs to make, 220. 
Cliir, assome tall, 341. 
Clifls rent asunder, 433. 
(/limate, cold, or years, 194. 
Climb, fain would 1, 15. 

how hard it is to, 366. 

why then, at all, 15. 
Climber upward, 84. 
I Climbing sorrow, down thou, 121. 
Clime, cold in, cold in blood, 479. 

deeds done in their. 480. 

in every, adored, 287. 

in some brighter, 874. 

in the eastern, l!K). 

ravage all the, 866. 

soft as her, 486. 
Climes beyond the western main, 8C3 

cloudless, and starry skiee, 4S2. 

humours turn with, 274. 
Clink of hammers, 248. 
Clip an angel's wings, 602 
Cloak, marttol, around him. 604. 

not alone my inky, 108. 
Cloaked flrom head to Ibot, 668i 



Clock, like the finger of a, 362. 

Shrewnhury, hour by, 62. 

tlio variiiflhed, 341 

worn oat with eating time, 230. 
Clol, to become a kneaded, 25. 
ru>g of his body, 213. 
(Moi{«tere<i virtue, 211. 
riose againHt the i>ky, 512. 

oftheday,at the, 3t)6. 

the shutters fost, 362. 

the wall up with English dead, 65. 

up his eyes and draw the cartain,68. 
riof«e-buttoned to the chin, 861 
('lu(teDe!i.«, all dedicated to. 19. 
< 'loset, do very well Id a, 298. 
riothof Arras, like, 648. 
Clothe a nian with rag4 698. 

my nake<l yillany, 70. 
riothed and in his right mind, 610. 

iu black or red, 1. 

in sorruw^s dark amy, 676. 
Clothes, through tattered, 124. 

up he rcKse and donned his, 117. 

wantonness in, 166. 

when he put on his. 343. 
Clothing the palpable. 487. 
(^loud eappe*! towers, 20. 
(Moud, a fast-flying, 429. 

choo!*e a firm, 274. 

in shape of a camel. 114. 

joy the luminous, 436. 

like a man's hand, 588. 

like a summer's 97. 

of witnesses, 616. 

out of the sea, 588. 

pillar of a, 686. 

sable, 199. 

sits in a foggy, 97. 

so fades a summer, 874. 

that 's dragonish, 138. 

through a fleecy, 206. 

which wraps the preeent, 838. 

with silver lining, 199. 
Clouds, castles in the, 3U3. 

dropping from the, 301. 

f )ught upon the, SS. 

he tiiat regnrdeth the, 601. 

heavily in, brings the day, 249. 

hooded like friars, 636. 

I saw two, at morning, 509. 

iniprogns the. 188. 

looks in the, 85. 

play i' the plighted, 200. 

robe of, throne of rocks, 484. 

rolling, are spread, 341. 

sees God in, ^69. 

sit in the, and mock as, 63. 

smiles the, away, 480. 

that gather round the tatting tun, 

that ktored npoa oar bouM, 68. 

C\oads that shed May floii«n, 188. 

thy. dispel all other, 489. 

traUing, of glory, 420. 
Cloudlew vlear and beaattfbl, 48& 
Clouted shoon, 201. 
Cloy the hungry edge of appeCit*, 66. 
Clubs typical of strife, 362. 
Cluster, woes, 263. 
Clutch the golden keyi, 563. 

thee, come let me, US. 
Coach, go caU a, 244. 

O for a, ye gods, 244 
Coachmakera, the fairies', 78. 
Coal and salt, mines for, 501. 
Coals of fire on his head, 586, 61& 
Coarse, fiuniliar but not, 314. 
Coast, rock-bound, 485- 

to reach the distant, 368. 

was clear, 688. 
Coat buttoned down beibrs, 519. 

herald's, without sleares^l. 
Coats, glittering in golden, 60. 

hole in a' your, 387. 
Cobham, brave, 274. 
Cock, early village, 72. 

this is a, 578. 
Cockloft is empty, often the, 212. 
Code, to no, or creed confined, 500. 
Codeless myriad of precedent. 565. 
Cofiee which makes the politician wise, 

Coffin, care adds a nail to oar, 375. 
Coflre, litel gold in, 1. 
Cogibundity of cogitation, 244. 
Cogitative Ihcalties, 244. 
Cohesive power of public plaDder,61d. 
Cohorts were gleaming, ^2. 
Coign of vantage, 91. 
Coil, not worth thb, 52. 

qhuflled off this mortal, 110. 
Coin that purchases all thinga, 573. 
Coinage of your brain, lid. 
Coincidence, strange, 488. 
Cold and unhonoured, 456. 

as a cucumber, 686. 

ashen, is fire yreken, 3. 

ear of death, 828. 

foot and hand go, 7. 

in clime are cold in blood, 479. 

indifference came, 258. 

In the summer of her age. 1L30. 

iron, meddles with, 217. 

lest the bargain catch, 134. 

marble leapt to life, 496. 

neutrality, 351. 

obstruction, to Ue 10,25. 

on Canadian hilbi, 372. 

performs the effect of fire, 183. 

that moderates heat, 678. 

ttie changed, 476. 

watan to a thin^ tool, 883. 



Coldest that eTer tarned up ace, 181 
Coldly fUraisb forth, lOa 

heard, so, 625. 

sweet so deadly &ir, so, 479. 

think *st 1 speak too, 469. 
Gohlness still retumhig, 416. 
Ookl-pausiog caution, 8Sb. 
Coleridge, mortal power of, 419, 
CoUaenm, when fiiLlbi the, 477. 
Collar, braw bnus, 886. 
College joke to cure the dumps, 240. 

or a cat, endow a, 275. 
ColUed night, lightning in the, 81 
Collier and a barber fight, 808 
Cologne, wash your city ot, 487. 
Coloquintida, bitter as, 127. 
CokMBUs bestride the world, 84. 
Colour, imbues with a new. 476. 
Cokmring, take a sober. 421. 
Coloon a suffusion, 486. 

idly spread, mocking the air, 64. 

of the rainbow, 200. 
Colombia happy land, 401. 

sons of, 464 

to glory arise, 390. 
Column rising towards heaven, 466. 

throws np a steamy, 862. 

where London^s, 2t5. 
Combat deepens, the, 448. 

whose wit in the, 462. 
Combination and a form, 116. 
('ombine, when bad men , 848. 
Combustion and confused erents, 71 
Come again, cut and, 882. 

and trip it as you go, 204. 

as the wares come, 462. 

as the winds come, 462. 

forth into the light,416. 

gentle spring. 801. 

home to men s bosoms, 137. 

In tlie eTening or morning, 669. 

in the rearward of a woe, 186. 

like shadows so depart, 98. 

liTS with me and be my Iotc, 17. 

men may, 664. 

o^er the moonlit sea, 684. 

one come all, 461 

past and to, seems best. 63. 

perfect days, if erer, 668. 

rest in this bosom, 469 

send round the wine, 457. 

then expressive silence, 803- 

thou monarch of the vine, 132. 

to the bridal chamber, 600. 

to the sunset tree, 496- 

to this, that it sbouid, 102. 

unto these yellow sands, 19. 

wander with me, 684. 

what come may , 90. 

what may. 479. 

when it wUl ooom, 86. 

Come when the heart beatt 6dO. 

when you 're looked for 669. 

when you call them, 60 

without warning, 659. 
Comedy, the world is a, 884. 
Comes a reckoning, 294. 

but once. Christmas, 6 

the blind fury, 208. 

the brick-dust man. 808. 

this way sailing, 198. 

to be denied, 160. 

to paM, never never, 891. 

unlooked for, 287. 
Comet, like a, burned, 184. 
Cometh al this new come, 1 

■1 this new science, 4. 

to net, all 's fish that, 0. 
Comets seen, no, 85. 
Comfort and command, 406. 

be to my age, 42. 

contluuall. in a face, 8. 

flows fh)m ignorance, 241. 

friends and foes, 348. 

from above, 890. 

speak, to that grief, 80. 

spring, whence can, 418. 
Comforted, wonld not be, 007. 
Comforters, miserable, 6fK). 
Comfortlesse dispaires, 18. 
Comforts, our creature, 288. 
Coming events cast shadows, 442. 

eye will mark our, 486. 

&r off his, shone, 192. 

meet thee at thy. 608. 
Command, correspondent to, 19. 

my heart and me, 169. 

sncre«s, not in mortals to, 249. 
Commandments, keep his, G02. 

set my ten, 67,647. 
Commend, another's Ikce, 328. 
Commendations, good at sudden, 75. 
Commends the ingredients, 92. 
Comment, meek nature's evening, 414 
Commentator, transatlantic, 521. 
Commentators plain, gire me, 8^. 

shun each dark passage, 267. 
Commerce long prevails, where, 338. 

to promote, 266. 
Commercing with the skies, 206. 
Commiseration, brotherly, 606. 
Commit the olde'«t sins, 64. 
Commodity of good names, 57. 
Common as light is love, 4S3. 

growth of mother earth, 409. 

he nothing, did, 282. 

make it too, 63. 

men, in the roll of, 69. 

mind, education forms. 278. 

natures, same with, 26l. 

people of the skies, 148. 

souls, vulgar flight of, 867. 



Common sun the air the iikfef, 881. 

t&Ak, trivial round, £06. 

uae, remote from, 480. 

walk, beyond the, 268. 
Commonplace of nature, 404. 
iJommon-eenae, rich in oaving, 654. 
Commonwealth, an ordinary, 816. 

to lie abroad for the, 144. 
Communicated, good the more, 190. 
Communications, eril, 614. 
Communion sweet, quaff In, 191. 

with nature's risible forms, 516 
(^ompact, are of imagination all, 86. 
Companies, busy, of men, 282. 
(Companion, even thou my, 619. 
Companions, his beet, innocence ond 
health. 940. 

I have had, playmates, 480. 

muring on, gone, 449. 

of the spring, 877. 

thou 'dst unfold, 181. 
Company, crowds without, 865. 

high-liTcd, 344. 

shirt and a half in my, 61. 

villanous, the spoil of me, 60. 

with pain and fear, In, 418. 
Compare, beautiful beyond, 440. 

great things with small, 638. 
Comparisons are odious, 17, 144, 688. 

are odorous, 29, 638. 

of a disturbed imagination, 862. 
Compass, a narrow, 1(6. 

I mind my, 293. 

of a guinea, within the, 468. 

of the notes, 224. 
Compassed by the inriolate aea, 647. 
Compassion, bowels of, 617. 

courage and, joined, 251. 
Compelled sins, our, 26. 
Competence, peace and, 272. 
Competency lives longer, 87. 
Complements, captain of, 80. 
Complete steel, clad in, 200. 

steel, armed with more than, 17. 
Complexion , mislike mo notfor my ,88. 
Complexions, coarse, 202. 
Complies against his will, 220. 
Compliments are loss of time, 882. 
Com posture of excrement, 88. 
Compound for sins, 216. 

of Tlllanous smell, 28. 
Comprehend all vagrom men, 28. 
Comprehends some bringer of Joy, 85. 
Compromise, founded on, 849. 
Compulsion, a reason on, 60. 

fools by heavenly, 121. 

in muMc, sweet, 207. 
Compulsive ardour gives the charge, 

Compunctious yisltinga, 91. 
Computetion backward, 1£9. 

Compute, what ^s done, 886. 
Comus and midnight crew, 828. 
Concatenation accordingly, 84ft. 
Concave, that tore hell's, 180. 
Conceal his thoughts, speech to, 682. 

the miud. talk only to, 266. 
Concealing, haard of, 886. 
Concealment like a worm, 60. 
Conceit in weakest bodies, 116. 

what are they in thdr high, 688. 

wise in his own, 690. 

wiser in hb own, 090. 
Conceits, wise in your own. 618. 
Conceive nor name thee, 94. 
Concentred in a life intense, 474. 
Conception of Joyous prime. IL 
Concern, all mankind's, 271. 
Concerted harmonies, 511. 
Conclusion, a foregone, 180. 

lame and Impotent, 127. 

of the whole matter, 608. 
Concord, heart with heart in, 403. 

holds, firm, 188. 

of sweet sounds, 41. 

sweet milk of, 98. 
Condemn the fault, 24 

the vrrong >ot pursue it, 681. 

you mc, 167. 
Condemned alike to groan, 826. 

into everlasting redemption, 80. 

the wmtcli, 844. 
Condescend, men of wit will, 246. 
Condition, wearisome, 9. 
Conduct and cquipAgej^244. 

of a clouded cane, 279. 

still right, 312. 
ConfabuUto, if birds, 860. 
Confer, minds nothing to, 408. 
Conference maketh a ready man, 188. 
Confess, I freely, 849. 

yourself to beav«n, 116. 
Conadoncc, filial, insph:«d, 868. 

of reason give, 41o. 

plant of slow growth ^19. 
Confident to-morrows, 428. 
Confine, on the very verge of ber, 122. 

Jirit hicH to his, 101. 
DCS of daylight, 211. 

of earth, on the, 898. 
Confirm the Udings, 251. 
Confirmations strong, 129. 
Conflict, (lire was ttw noise of, 191. < 

heat of, 418. 

irrepressible, 619. 

the rueftil, 411. 
Confusion made his maaterpleca, 94. 

on thy banners, 827. 

so quick bright things come to, 84. 

worse confounded, 186. 
Congenial to my heart, 841. 
Congregate, merBtaante iiHwt do, 37. 



Congreg&tion,deyil hms the IaiiKett,280. 

of rapours, 109. 
Co^jectureii, 1 am weary of, 260. 
Conquer, like Douglas, 885. 

lore, they that run, 154. 

our fkte, to bear is to, 444. 

twenty worldi, 166. 

we must, then, 491. 
Conquering, m> sharpe the, 4. 
Conqueror, erery , creates a muM, 175. 

great Emathian, 208. 

lie at the proud foot of a, 54. 
Conquerors, beats all, 166. 
Conquest, eTer since the, 285. 
Conquest's crimson wing, 8S27. 
Conquests, tramplings of three, 177- 
Conscience araunt, 248. 

coward, 72. 

does make cowards of ua all. 111. 

hath a thousand tongues, 72. 

hare Tacation, 219 

is corrupted with injustice, 68. 

of her worth, 103. 

of the king, catch the, 110. 

still and quiet, 73. 

wakes despair, 186. 

with galUntry, 380. 
Conscious fitone to beauty grew, 582. 

water blushed, 169. 
Consoiousnesfl remained, a, 423. 
Consecrated hour, 396. 
Consecration and the poet's dream ,419. 
Conpent, I will ne'er, 486. 

silence gives, 647. 
Consequence, deepest, 90. 

trammel up the, 91. 
Consider the lilies of the field, 608. 

too curiously, 119. 
Consideration like an nnffcl, 65. 
Considercth the poor, 592. 
Consistency thou art a jewel, 625. 
Consoler, death the, 588. 
Conspicuous by his absence, 625. 
Constable, outrun the, 217, 646. 
Constancy in wind, 470. 

lives in realnts above, 483. 

to purpose, success is, 530- 
Constant as the northern star, 86. 

friendship 19, save in lore, 27. 

in a wondrous excellence, 136. 

to one thing, never, 28. 
Constellations, happy, 103. 
Constitution, higher law than, 519. 

one, one country, 467. 
Construction, mind's, in the face, 90. 
Consumed the midnight oil, 2r.5. 
Consumedly, they laughed, 259. 
Consummate flower, bright, 191. 
Consummation devoutly to be wished, 

ConiompCioii, birds are in, 167. 

Couamption^s ghastly form, 600. 
Contagion, hell itself breathes out, 114. 
Contagious blastments, 104. 
Contemplation, formed for, 188. 

her best nurse, 200. 

of my travels, 45. 
Contemporaneous posterity, 621. 
Contemporaries, homage from, f 20. 
Contimipt and anger of his lip, i.0. 

upon fiunillarity, 22. 
Content, fkrewell, 190. 

humble livers in, 72. 

if hence the unlearned, 279. 

myself with wishing, 819. 

poor and, is rich, 129. 

shut up in measureless, 93L 

therewith to be, 615. 

to dwell in decencies, 274. 

travellers must be, 42. 

wants money means and, 45. 
Contented, when one is, 573. 

why ar' n't they all, like me, 584. 
Contention!!, fat, 210. 
Contentious woman, 599 
Contentment fails and hononr sinks, 

of noblest mind, 10. 
Contest follows, great, 961. 
Contests from trivial things. 279. 
Conthmries. drames go by, 524. 
Contiguity of shade, 860. 
Continent, whole boundloES, 429. 
Continual dropping, 699. 

plodders, small have won, 31. 
Continual! comfbrt in a fsce, 8. 
Contortions of the sibyl, 852. 
Contradiction, woman 's a, 275. 
Contrary, runneth not to the, S88. 

wills and tates run so, 113. 
Contrive, head to, 168. 
Control stops with the shore, 477. 
ControlH them and subdues. 418. 
Contumely, proud man's. 111. 
Convents, happy. 1S5. 
Conversation, brif>k in, 815. 

coped withal, 113. 

perfectly delightful, 427. 
Conversation's burrs. 545. 
Converse, formed by thy, 278. 

with heavenly habitants, 201. 

with the mighty dead, 302. 
Conversing I fbrget all time, 169. 
Convey the wise It call, 22. 
Conveyed, bud to heaven, 486. 

the dismal tidings, 341. 
Convince<l me, unwillingly. 819. 
Convincing, thought of, 842. 
Convolutions of a shell, 422. 
Cooks, devil sends, 640. 

epicurean, 182. 
Cool reflection came, 468. 



Cool sequestered vale, 320. 

shade of orbtocrucy, -WP. 

Hwoi't (lay BO, 100. 
Cop© of hoaven, the starry, 190. 
Copliotua, king, 78. 
Copious Dryden, 283. 
Copy, leave the world no, 49. 

natiire-M, \* not eterae, *j6. 

princep8, 396. 
Corag»'.'*, nature In hir, 1. 
Oirai. Ids bones are, 19. 

lip iKJmire^, 154. 
Cotd, a threefold, 600. 

.-ilvcr, be loosed, 602. 
Cor lial, gold in phLsike ii a, 2. 

julep, this, 202 

to the soul, 212. 
Core, wear him In ray heart*!", 113. 
Corinthian lad of mettle, 58. 
Corioli. V'olM^ianii In, 77 
^'onnonint, Mt like u, 187. 
Corn in chafT, 470. 

HioH o'er the UDbending, 278. 

like as a .<«hock of, 68U. 

reap an nere of neighbour's, 402. 

two ears of, where one grew, 246. 
Come. Cometh al this new, 4. 

i\w stJifTe of life, 233. 
Corner, headstone of the, 594. 

of the hou.Ho-top, 597. 

tiit^ the wind in that, 28. 

wa.s not done in a, 612. 
Corner-i of the world, the three, 54. 
Corncr-.^tone of a nation, 538. 
Coroniandel, black men of, 522. 
(.'oroaation day, kings upon, 223. 
Coronet.s, more than, 54j. 
Corporal fiuflcrance, 25. 
Corporations have no souls, 10. 
C^•^p•^.• of public credit, 40<>. 
('orrector of enormous times, 153. 
Correggio.H and stuff, 343 
("orre.spondent to command, 19. 
Corrupt good manners, 614. 
Corrupted freemen, 332. 

the youth of the realm, 68. 
Corruption destines for their heart, 


honour from, 75. 

lighter wings, lends, 275. 

win.s not more than honesty, 74. 
Corsair's name, he left a, 481. 
('ors<», slovenly unhandsome, 57. 
<'ortez, like stout, 5(»3. 
('o!^t a sigh a tear, 374. 
Co-stard, rational hind, 31. 
Co-ctly thy habit, li>4 
Cot l)esido the hill, 401. 
Cottane might adorn, 312. 

of gentility, 425. 

poorest uian ia his, 320. 

Cottage, stood beside a, 518. 

the soul's dark, 175. 

was near, knew that a, 461. 

with double coach-house, 425. 
Cottages, poor men's, 37- 
Couch, drapery of his, 515. 

frowsy, in sorrow steep. 388. 

grassy, they to their, 188. 

of war, flinty and steel, 120. 
Coude sooges diake, 1. 
Could bear to be no more, 440. 

ever hear by tale or history, 33 

I How like thee, 171. 

I fly with thee, 377. 

not the grave forget thee, 477. 

we forb^r dispute, 176. 
Councils of the brave, 455. 
Counsel and speak comfort. 30. 

by words darkeneth, COO. 

in his face yet shone, 182. 

take and sometimes tea, 279. 

took sweet, together, 593. 
Counsellors, multitude of, 596. 
Counsels, dash maturest, 182. 

monie, sweet, 384. 
Count our spoons, let us, 316. 

that day lost, 583. 

their chickens. 219. 

time by heart-throbs, B6\. 
Countenance and profit, 137. 

bright, of truth, 210. 

disinheriting, 380. 

man sharpeneth the, 590. 

merry heart makoth a cheerful, 

more in .sorrow than in anger, 103. 

never fading serenity of, 260. 
Counteraction, action and, 349. 
Countercheck quarrelsome, 46. 
Counterfeit a gloom, 206. 

presentment, 115. 
Counterfeited glee, 341. 
Counters, such rascal, 88. 

words are wise men's, 155. 
Countless thousands mourn, 395. 
Country, dared to love their, 290. 

die to save our, 250. 

essential service to his, 246. 

for the good of my, 259. 891. 

God made the, 360. 

he sighed for his, 444. 

his fin^t best, .338. 

I loved my, 485. 

In another, 201. 

left for country's good, 391. 

man dear to all the, 340. 

my bleeding, save, 441. 

my. 't is of thee, 546. 

nothing but our. 465. 

one, one constitution, 467. 

our, howvrer bounded, 528. 




Country, our whole country, 466. 

right or wrong, 469. 

save in hia own, 608. 

the undiiiooTered, 111. 

to be cherished and defended, 623. 

undone iiij>, 249. 

who serres his, best, 291. 

with all her faults «he is my, 363. 
Country's cause, his, 289, 291. 

ends thou aim'st at be thy, 74. 

wishes blet«md, 336. 
Countrymen, applauses of bifl, 468. 

hearts of his, 896. 
founts hi.s 8uro gains. 439. 
Courage and compaMtoo, 261. 

mountcth with occasion, 63. 

never to submit, 178. 

screw your,to the 8Ucking-place,92. 

stout will be put out, 14. 

up, whistling to bear his, 300. 
Courageous captain of coropleiuentit, 

Couriers of the air, 92. 
Course, her silent, advance, 193. 

I have finished my, 61G. 

impediments in fancy's, 48. 

I must stand the. 123. 

nature's secoud, 94. 

of human event**, in the, 389. 

of justice, iu the, 40. 

of love, my whole, 125. 

of nature is the art of Ood. 26G. 

of one revolving moon, 222. 

of true love, 33. 

planets iu their, 400. 

time roIlM his ceaf^eless, 461. 

westward the, of empire, 260. 

whose, is run, 3.32. 
Coursoil down his innocent nose, 42. 
Course.^, xtnrs in their, 587. 

steer their, 21G. 
Courted by ail the wind.«, 198. 

in your girls again, 682. 
Courteou.i, the ri'tort, 46. 

thou;jC'a f''>y. 3S2. 
Courtt^sies, unwearied spirit in doing, 

Courte<»y. heart of. 16. 

very pink of. 8<). 
Courtier, het'l of the, 110, 
Courtier's ."irholar's eve, 111. 
Courts, a day in thy, 51^. 

other, of the nation, 210. 
Courtsied when you have, 19. 
Covenant with death, (504. 
Coventry, march through, 61. 

waited for the train ut, 550. 
Cover m.v head now, 513. 

the friendless bodies, 108. 

to our bonec, which serves ft.«, 56. 
Covert >leld, try what tbe, 268. 

Covetous sordid fellow, 298. 

when Brutus grows so, 88. 
Covetousuess, cause of, 17. 
Coward conscience, 72. 

flattery to name a, 393. 

on instinct, I was a, 69. 

ineaks to death, 298. 

itands a«ide, 66D. 

(hat would not dare, 449. 

thou slave thou wretch, 63 
Cowards, conscience malces, 111. 

die many times, 86. 

mannish, many other, 41. 

may fear to dio, 14. 

mock the patriot's &te, 626. 

plague of all, 58. 
Cowslip's bell, in a, I lie, 21. 
Cowslips wan, 204. 
Coxcombs vanquish Berkeley, 333. 
Coy and hard to pleaM, 460.' 

courteous though, 382 

submission, yielded, 188. 
Cozenage, .strange, 220. 
Crabbed age and youth, 135. 

not harsh and, 201 . 
Crab-treo and old iron rang, 216. 
Crack of doom, stretch out to the, 98. 

the voice ol" melody, 546. 

your cheeks, blow winds, 122. 
Crackling of thorns, as the, 600. 
Cradle ami the grave, 200. 

changeil in the, 573. 

little ones, in my . 564. 

of neimsiug age, '282. 

of the deep, 407. 

our, stands in the grave, 146. 

procreant, 91. 
Cradk'd into poetry by wrong, 493. 
Cradles mck us nearer, 266. 
Craft, gentle, 626. 

so long to leme, 4. 
Craftiness, wise in their own, 689. 
Crammed, as they on earth «ere, 409. 

with distressful br»'ad, 66. 

with observation, 43. 
Crams and blasphemes, 202. 
Cranny, every, but the right. 866. 
Cranny ing wind, save to the, 474. 
Crape, saint in, 21S. 
Cras amet qui nunquani amavit, 268. 
Cnivc, my mind forbids to, 8. 
Cream and mantle like a standing 

pond, 3»3. 
Create a soul under ribs of death, 201. 
Created equal, all men, 309. 

half to rife and half to fall, 270. 
Creating, of nature's own, 304. 
Creation, amid its gay, 901. 

bo<]iless, IIG. 

by right of an earlier, 620. 

from every scene of the, 897. 



Creation.from heat-oppros^ed bndn,93. 

hangman of, 387. 

of some heftrr, 470. 

of the king's, you may be, 8^. 

ploughHhar« o'er, 2(>o. 

since the world's, l^). 

uleepj, 2»»2. 
Crefttion'? blank, 883. 

blot, 3^33. 

d:iwn beheld, .ouch as, 478. 

heir tho world, .38S. 
<Jrea,or dn>wr hw spirit, 224. 

endowed l)y their, 3d9. 

glory (>r the. 140. 

remember now thy, 6<>1 . 
Oreator'^ praise ari«e, let the, 265. 
Crwituro comforts, our, 233. 

drink pretty, 4<»2. 

every, livej in a state of war, 245. 

every, shall Ikj puriflinl, 18. 

felicitie can fall to, 12. 

good wino i;* a jrood (iimiliar, 128. 

heaven eyetl. 419. 

is .it his dirty work again, 280. 

miiigivings of a, 420. 

not too bright or good, 404. 

small b<'er, (>3 

smart.s so little as a fool, 280. 

was stirring, not a, 41-5. 

why should every, drink but 1,173. 
Creature? base, heavenly spirits to, 11, 

millioui of spiritual, 18j). 

of the element, 200. 

ratiomd, 183. 

these delicate, 129. 

yoji dissect, 273. 
Cre.iture^' lives, human, 514. 
(,'reblilon, romances of, 331. 
Credit, blest paper, 275. 

his O.VU lie. I J. 

private, is wealth, 584. 
Creditor, glory of a, 28. 
• 'redulity ye who listen with, 314. 
Creed, Athanasian, 581. 

Calvinistic, 320. 

of slave", necessity is the, 392. 

sapping a solemn, 475. 

suckled in a, outworn. 410. 
Creeds agree, ask if our, 457. 

keys of all the, 652. 

than in half the, 553. 
Creep in one dull line, 277. 

into his study of imagination, 29. 

wit that can, 2H1. 
Creepeth o'er ruins old, 568, 
'reeping like snail to school, 44. 

where no life is seen, 558 
Treepa in this petty pace, 100. 
Crc.Ht. joy brightens hi-, 194. 

rears her snakv, 3 »1. 
Crested fortune, .372. 

Cretur, on tech a blessed, 58G 
Crib, the ass his master's, (J02. 
Cribbed confined, 96. 
Cricket on the hearth, 206. 
Cried razors up and down, 375. 
Cries, hear their, 578. 
Crime, forgive the, 438. 

madden to, 480. 

more than a, 576. 

numbers sanctified the, 347. 

of being a young man, 319. 

without the owner's, 403, 

worse than a, 576. 
Crime.'', all his, broad blown, 115 

dignity of, may reach the, 376. 

done in my days of nature. 106. 

history is tho register of, 356. 

in tho name of liberty, 676. 

one virtue and a thooMUMl, 481. 

undivulged, 122. 
Crimson in thy lips. 82. 

wing, conquest's, 327 
Crisis doih portend, what mortal, 217 
Crispian, feast of, 66 

rouse him at the name of, 66. 
Cristes lore and his apo«)tles, 2 
Critic, each day a, on tho last, 278. 
Critical, nothing if not, 127 
Criticl-je, not even critics, 352. 
Criticising elves, 858. 
Criticism, cant of, 322. 
Critics, before you trust In, 470. 

gallery, 361 

men who have failed, 631. 

not even, criticise, .3-32. 
Critic's eye, not view me with, 3M. 

part, too nicely knew thej336. 
Cromwell damned to fome, 2t2. 

guiltless of his country^s blood,329. 

if thou fallest, 0, 74. 
Crony, trusty drouthy, 3A4. 
Crook, by hook or, 11, ^7 

the pregnant hinges, 113. 
Crooked lane, straight down the, 613. 
Crops the flowery food, 268. 
Cros."*, last at his, 49D. 

leads generations on, 492. 

nailed on the bitter, 67. 

sparkling, she swore. 279 
Cransed in love, oyster, 379 

with tidversity, a man I am, 21. 
Crosses, fret thy soul with, 18 

relics, crucifixes, 220. 
Crotchets in thy liead, 22. 
Crow like chanticleer, 48. 

that flies in heaven's air, 13u. 
Crowche, to fawne, to, 13 
Crowd, madding. ',i2U. 

midst the, the hum, 472. 

not feel the, 862. 

not on my sool, 828. 



Crowd of common men, 153. 

wc met 't was in a, 508. 

who forpmwt, 285. 
Crowded hour of gloriotw life, 453. 
Crowds without compAny, 855. 
Crown, bctt«?r than his, 39. 

chance may, me, 90. 

emperor without his, 263. 

fmiMeiiH, upon my head, 95. 

head that wears a, 63. 

Immortal, 30". 

nor the king's, 24. 

of glorv, hoary head is a, 597. 

of life,'receive the, 616. 

of sorrow, a sorrow's, 549. 

old winter's head. 169. 

ourselves with rosebuds, 606. 

sweet to wear a, 68. 
Crown's disguise, through a, 334. 
Crowner's quest law, 118. 
Crowning good, 873. 
Crowns a youth of labour. 340. 

all, the end, 76. 

twenty mortal murders on their, 
Crow-toe, tufted, 204 
Crucifixes bead?* pictures, 220. 
Crude surfeit reigns, where no. 201. 
Cruel as death, 302. 

as the grave, j«'alousy is, 602. 

death in always near. 5B5. 

mercies of the wicked are, 596. 

only to be kind, 117. 
Cruell'st she alive, you are the, 49. 
Cruelly sweet, 5«>3. 
(^rueltie and ambition of man, 15. 
Cruelty to load a falling man, 75. 
Crumbs, dogs eat of the, t)09. 

picked up his, 046. 
Cru.«»ader8, think thev are, 545. 
Cruse, little oil in a "588. 
Crush of worlds, 250. 
Crushed, odours, 401. 
Crusoe, poor Robin-son, .337. 
Crust of bn»ad and liberty. 2-82. 

share her wretched. 5<>5. 
Crutch, shouldered his. 340. 
Cry and little wool, great, 641. 

and no wool, all, 216. 

bubbling, 487. 

have a good, 513. 

havoc and let slip the dogs, 80. 

in bed we, 574. 

is still they come. 09. 

no language but a. 55.3. 

not when his father dies, 318. 

war i.s still the, 472. 
Crying give give, 509. 
Cr>stal bound.-*, dances in hi.«, 202. 

river, fair and. 167. 
Cuckoo buds of yellow hae, 33. 

Cuckoo, shall I call thee bird, 404. 
Cucamber, cold as a, 686. 
Cucumbers, lodge in a garden of, 60& 

sunbeams out of, 246. 
Cud, chew the, and are silent, 351. 

of bitter fancy, 46. 
Cudgel know by the blow, 218. 

thy brains no more about it, 118. 
Cuisses on his thighs, 61. 
Cumin and anise, 609. 
Cumnor Uall, the walls of, 367. 
Cunning in fence, 51. 

livery of hell, 25. 

right hand forget her, 5C5. 

sin cover it«elf, 29. 

stagers, old, 218. 

unfold what plaited, hides, 121. 
Cunningest pattern, 131. 
Cup, inordinate, is unbleswd, 128. 

leave a kiss but in the, 146. 

life's enchanted, 473. 

of hot wine, 76. 

of serious thought, secret, 417. 

of water, little thing, 507. 

runneth over, my, 592. 

to the d<*ad already, 569. 
Cupid, bolt of. fell, 34. 

is painted blind, 34. 

kills with arrows, 28. 

note which, strikes, 177- 

young Adam. 78. 
Cupid's curse, l42 
Cups, in their flowing, remembered,66. 

flowing, pass swiftly round, 172. 

that chetT but not inebriate, 862. 
Curdied by the froHt, 76. 
Cure, cheap and universal, 174. 

for lifers worst ills, 528. 

on exercise depend for, 223. 

the dumps, college joke to. 246. 
Curfew time, ningic chains at, 200. 

tolls the knell, 328. 
Curious child, 422. 

thirsty flv,305. 

Curiosity, by way of, 298. 
Curiously, consider too, 119. 
Curled A.«.«yrian bull, 554. 

darlings, 125. 
Curls, shakes Uxa ambrosial, 2C0. 

ye golilcn, 545. 
Current name, that is the, 397. 

of a woman's will, 253. 

of dome.«tlc joy, 313 

of the !*ouI, the genial, 829. 

when it serves, take the, 88. 
Current,"* turn awry. 111 
Curs mouth a bone, as, 353. 

of low degree, 343. 
Curse all his virtues, 249. 

away, 525. 



Curse causeless shall not come, 598. 

deadly, many a, 387. 

of luarriagt', 12*.). 

of service, "t is the, 124. 

on all laws, 286. 

primal eldest, 114. 
Cursed be the verse, 281. 

the spot is, 406. 
Curses are like young chickens, 525. 

dark, ri^^ged with, 203. 

not loud but deep, 99. 
Cursing like a very drab, 110. 
Cur*t by heaven's decree, 342. 

hard rea^ling, easy writing %jS80. 
Curtain, Anarch lets the, fall, 286. 

close liis eyes and draw the, 68. 

drew Priam's, 62. 

lecture, a, 035. 

twilight's, 519. 
Curtains, fringed, of thine eye, 20. 

let fiill the, 362. 
Curule chair, Tully's, 334. 
Cushion and soft dean, 27G. 

lay your golden, down, 501. 
Custom, a thing of, 96. 

more honoured in the breach, 105. 

nature her, holds, 118. 

of Branksome Ilall, 447. 

of the afternoon, 107. 

stale her infinite variety, 132. 

who all sense doth eat, 116. 

tyrant, 126. 
(Customary suits of solemn black. 102. 
'(.'ustonied hill, missed him on, 330. 
Customs and its businesses, 365. 
Cut and come again, 382. 

beard of formal, 44. 

him out in little stars, 81. 

is the branch, 18. 

most unkindest, of all, 87. 
Cutpurse of the empire, 116. 
Cutt'st my head off with a golden axe, 

Cycle and epicycle, 193. 

of Cathay, 549. 
Cymbal, tinkling, 614. 
t'ynosure of neighbouring eyes, 205. 
Cynthia fair regent of the night, 367. 

of this minut*!, 274. 

Ralph to, bowl.s, 285 
Cypress and myrtle, land of, 480. 
Cytherea's breath, 52. 

Dab at an index, 346. 
Dacian mother, there was there, 477. 
Dail, called my brother's father, 52. 
Dafled the world a-^idc, 60. 
DafTadilLs fair, we weep to see, 165. 
DaiTodilii before the swallow, 52. 
Dagger, air-drawn, %. 
I we before me, 98. 

Dagger of the mind a false creation , 93. 

smiles at the drawn, 250. 
Daggers, I will speak, to her, 114. 

in men's smiles, there 's, 95. 
Daggers-drawing, been at, 218. 
Daily beauty in his life, 181. 

life, lies before us in, 198. 
Daintie flowre or herbe, 11. 
Daintier sense, hath the, 118. 
Dainties bred in a book, 32 

might hurt their health, 346. 
Daintiest last to make the end most 

sweet, 54. 
Dainty plant is the ivy green, 558. 
Daisie the eye of the day, 4. 
Daisies, mvrinds of, 415. 

ple<l, 33, 204 

that men caltcn. in our toun, 4. 
Daisy protects the dewdrop,4l9. 

there 's a, 118. 
Dale, hawthorn in the. 204. 

musk-rose of the, 201. 
Dales and fields hills and Talleys, 17. 
Dalliance, primrose path of, 104 
Dallies like the old age, 50. 

with the innocence of love, 50. 
Daily with wrong, 434. 
Dam, pretty chickens and their, 96. 

the waters of the Nile, 529. 
Damask cheek, feed on her, 50. 
Dame of Ephesus, 247. 

sulky sullen, 384 
Dames, ah gentle, 384 

of ancient days, 339. 
Damiata and Mount Casius, 183. 
Damn me, abuses me to, 110. 

with faint praise, 281. 
Damnable deceitful woman, 237. 

iteration, thou hast, 57. 
Damnation, distilled^?. 
. of his taking off, 92. 

round the land, 287. 

wet, to suffer, 149 
Damned all silent and all. 409. 

b«) him that first cries nold, 100. 

better be, 375 

seen him, ere I would, 51. 

spot, out I sav, JW. 

tofame, 285, 300. 

use that word in hell, 81. 
Damning those they have no mind to, 

Damp fell sound, when a, 410. 

my intended wing, 194. 
Damsel lay deploring, 294. 

with a dulcimer, 435. 
Dan Chaucer, well of English onde- 
fyled, 12. 

Cupid, giant-dwarf, 32. 

to Beersheba, travel lh>m, 322L 
Dance aad jollity, 199. 



Dance attendance, 75. 

QUI i*ha]l, loo. 

on with the, 473. 

their wayward round, 405. 

when you do, 52. 

who liave learned to, 277 
Danced, laughed and, 445. 
Dances in hii! crvstal bounds, 202. 

in the wiod,l227. 

midnight, and the public 8how,289 

8uch a way, 162. 
Dancing days, iMiat our, 78. 

drinking time, 226 

in the chequered shade, 205. 

on a volcano, 634 
Dandoio. hour of blind old. 475. 
Dane, an antique Roni&n than a, 121. 

royal, Hamlet I^ing, 105. 
Danger on the deep, wS, 

out of thi.'* nettle, 58. 

plea9ed with the, 221. 

pbape of, con dismay, 418. 
Danger's troubled night, 443. 
Dangerous, delays are, 230. 

endi, delays have, (57. 

little learning is, 276 

something in me, 119. 

such men are, 84. 

to be of no church, 314. 
Dangers, loved nie for the, 126. 

of the seas, 162. 

sing the, of the sea, 337 

thou canHt make us scorn, 384. 
Daniel come to judgment, 40. 

Webster, a steam-engine, 427. 

woll-languaged, ir>3. 
Dank and <lropping weeds, 209. 
Dtppled turf, 404 
Dare and yet I may not, 13. 

do all i»econie8 a man , id. 

fain would I but I, not, 13. 

not wait upon I would, 92. 

the elements to strife, 481. 

to be true, 1 X). 

to chide me, who shall, 563. 

to die, bear to live or, 272. 

what man, I dare, 117. 

what men, do. 29. 
Dared to love their country, 290. 

what none hath, 15. 
Dares stir abroad, lUl. 

think one thing, 20l. 

this pair of boots displaco, 9^. 
Darcrtt thou, Cassius, leap in, 83. 
Darien, silent upon a peak iu, 503- 
Daring dined, 285- 

in full dress, 485. 
Dark ami J the blaze of noon, 197. 

and bright, best of, 482 

•od doubtful, from the, 3»2. 

and draary, soiuo days, 536. 

Dark and lonely biding<place, 43&. 

and silent grave, 14. 

as Erebus. iifTvctious, 41. 

as pitch, 63S. 

backward in the, 19. 

blue depths, 424. 

blue sea, glad waters of, 481. 

cottage, tlie houl's, 175. 

ever-during, surrouuds me, 186. 

eye in woman. 476- 

illumine wliat in me is, 178. 

Irrecoverably, 197. 

leap into the. 572. 

mournful rustling in the. 539. 

shining nowhere but iu the, 214. 

sun to me is, 197 

unfathomed cavc.« of ocean , 329. 

ways that are, 568. 

with excessive bright, 186. 

words, with these, 418. 
Darkeneth counf'el bv words, 690. 
Darkest dav. the. .3tM. 
Darkish, the leaf vul<, 201. 
Darkly dee|»ly iioautifully blue, i2^. 

see throuph a pia.<!*, 014. 
Darkne.^x and tin- worm, 264. 

Cimmerian, 442. 

dawn i>n our, 463. 

encompnsj* the tontb, 46.3 

falls fn»ni the wings, 537. 

in.<truni(>nt.'< of, tell us truths, 90. 

jaw.«< of, devour it, 34. 

land of, f)«9. 

leave."* the world to, 328 

let us weep in our, 562. 

nlKht and storm and, 475. 

not ill ut«'r. 42(K 

of the land, ring out the, C53. 

of the sky, ca«t the, 7. 

pestilence that walketh in, C94. 

prince of, 12:3, ir»3. 

rnven down of, llK). 

thn>uijli, up to tJod. 5.53. 

universal, burie* all, 286. 

visible, no liaht but. 178 

which may be felt, 586. 
Darksome cave tbey enter, 11. 
Darling sin, his, 4.'J4. 

the Fn-nrhnmu's, 362. 

the iKH-t's, 404. 
Darlings, wealthy curled, 126- 
Dart, death sho<ik his, lS«5. 

like the poisoning of a, 174 

on the fatal. 470. 

shook a dreadful, 184 

time shall throw a, at thee, 148. 
Dash him to pieces, 88. 
Daughter, carnage is his, 413- 

harping on my. 108. 

of hi.1 voice, sole, 105. 

of Jove, relentless power, 823. 



Dauzhtor of my houM und hoirt, 473. 

of the Toico of God, 418. 

uDe fair, and no more, 109. 

thiM old man'ii, 125. 

to her daughter take, 584. 
Daughter'8 dauf^hter rries, 584. 

heart, preaching down a, 54.0. 
Daughters, fairest of fair Zurich'!, 510. 

fjiiroMt of her, 188. 

honieleeoh hath two, 599. 

of oarth, words are the, 314. 

«r my father's house, 50. 

words are men's. 314. 
Dau|)hine$i« at Versailles, 350. 
David Garrick, here lies, 842. 

not only hating. 222. 
Daw, no wiwr than a, 67. 
Dawn, belong not to the, 190. 

creation's, 478. 

golden exhalations of the, 487. 

U breaking, gray, 382. 

i< overcast. 249. 

later star of, 404. 

may-time and cheerful, 404. 

no, no dusk, no noon, 514. 

on our darkness, 468. 
Dawning, bird of, 101. 

of morn, with the, 444. 
Daw* to peck at, 124. 
Dav after the fair, 635. 

and night, 0, 108. 

vl» it fell upon a, 145. 

as she lay on that, 8t)4. 

at the claHo of the, 8»i6. 

be she fairer than the, 155. 

better, the better deed, 638. 

break of, 20 

breathing time of, with me. 120. 

brought back my night, 21)9. 

burden and heat of the, 609. 

business of the, be drunk, 227. 

by day, that see we, 3. 

cares that infest the, 537. 

chent of drawers bv,341. 

close tlie eye of, 208. 

count that, lost, 583 

dai-ie the eve of the, 4. 

darke!«t, the, S>A. 

dearly lore but one, 245. 

deceased, of every, 263. 

deficiencies of the preeent, 814. 

denies to gaudy, 482. 

dies like the dolphin. 476. 

dog will have his, 120 

each, critic on the last, 278. 

c-nte»tains the hamilcKs. 143. 

eye of, shuts the, Jj74 

for ever and a, 46. 

t^audy blabbing and remorseful, 68. 

grea*^ ayenging, 290. 

great the Important, 249. 

Day, hand open as, 64 

he that outliyes this, 66. 

her suffering ended with the, 546. 

I ve lost a, 263. 

in cloud4 brings on the, 249. 

in its pride, 469. 

in .1 une, what so rare as a, 668. 

in thy courts, 5{(3. 

infinite, excludes the night, 251 

i^ aye fair, Sdb. 

is done and darkness falls, 587. 

is past and gone, 19^. 

jocund, stands tiptoe, 81. 

joint labourer with the, 101. 

kings upon coronation, 228. 

knell of parting, 328. 

light of common. 420. 

live-long, the, 83. 

love of life's young, 511. 

maddest merriest, 548. 

makes man a slave, whatever, 291. 

may bring forth, what a, 599. 

merry as the, is long, 27. 

merry heart goes all the, 51. 

more sure, 436. 

morning shows the, 196. 

night follows the, 1(>5. 

no proper time of, 514. 

not to me returns, 186. 

now 's the, now 's the hour, 887. 

of adversity, 593, 600. 

of death, ere the first, 478. 

of deliverance, 368. 

of nothingness, first dark, 478. 

of prosperity, (jOO. 

of small things. 606. 

of virtuous liberty, 249. 

of woe the watchtul night, 42lL 

of wn^ng, I have seen the, 83. 

or ever I had seen that, 108. 

parting, lirger and play, 465. 

peaceful night from busy, 881. 

peep of, 165. 

posteriors of this, 83 

powerful king of, 3fU. 

precincts of the chwrful, 880. 

ralneth every, ("1 

right must win the. 5^10. 

rival in the light of, 412. 

short or never so long, 580. 

so calm so cool, 10(X 

steal something every, 254. 

sufficient unto the, 608. 

summer's, as one shall see in a. 84. 

summer's, hath a, 16J». 

stiperfiuout burden loatls the. 209. 

Kun shall not smite thee by, 594. 

sw«>et I*hosphor bring the, 159. 

that comes betwixt a SaUurdi^y aad 

Monday, 245. 
that U dead, 5Ga 



Daj, thlok th&t, lost. 68a 

thouaand such a, 282. 

through the roughe«t, 90. 

uncertain glory of an April, 21. 

unto day utt«reth 0peech, 601. 

unto the perfect, 685. 

very r^ny, 599. 

without all hope of, 197. 

yield, to night, 67. 
Day'c business, end of this, 89. 

garish eye. 207. 

march nearer honM, 440. 
Daylight and truUi meet, 211. 

sick, this night is but the, 41. 

we bum, 22. 
Day-star arise in your hearts, 617. 

so sinks the, 204. 
Days, afternoon of her best, 71. 

among the dead, 426. 

are as grass, hi8j^694. 

are dwindled, 877. 

are in the yellow leaf, 486. 

are swifter than a shuttle, 589. 

as thy, no thy Htrength, 5iB7. 

begin with trouble here, 685. 

br^hten all our future, 388. 

dames of ancient. 339. 

degenerate, men in these, 290. 

even (Vom my boyish, 125. 

fallen on evil, though, 192. 

find it after many, GOl. 

flight of future, 182. 

Mend of my better, 501. 

full of sweet, and rose:*, 100. 

happy mixtures of happy, 485. 

heavenly, one of those, 404. 

in the brave, of old, 523. 

light of other, 460,527. 

live laborious, 203. 

long as twenty, are now, 402. 

looked on better, 43. 

measure of my, 592. 

melancholy, are come, 516. 

my, are dull and hoary, 214. 

of absence sad and dreary, 576. 

o* auld lang syne, 887. 

of childhood, in my, 43». 

of few, and Ail I of trouble, 590. 

of my distracting grief, Sob. 

of nature, in my, 106. 

of our years are three score, 694. 

of thy youth, in the, 601. 

on evil, though fiillen, 192. 

one of tbo!«e heavenly, 404. 

past our dancing, 78. 

perfect , if ever come, 563. 

pride of former, 456. 

promise of your early, 463. 

race ot other. 491). 

salad, when I was green, 132. 

fthats up the story of cor, 14. 

Days, some, must be dark, 636. 

sweet childish, 402. 

teach us to number our, 69i. 

that are no more, 551. 

that need borrow, 169. 

to lengthen our, 458. 

to lose good, 13. 

trample on my, 214. 

we have seen better, 88. 

when earth was young, 6C9. 

when we went gypaying, 667. 

vrindingup, with toil, 66. 

with God he passed the, 268. 

world of happy. 70. 
Daae the world, sA. 
Daade as Uiey fade, 462. 

the vision feminine, 528. 
Dattles to blind, 3(^. 
Dasiling fence of rhetoric, 202. 
Dead and turned to clay, 119. 

are there, 596. 

as Chelsea, 625. 

being, with him is beauty slaiD,lS6. 

bent him o'er the, 478. 

better be with tlic, 96. 

bivouac of the. 50f). 

converse with the mightv, 302. 

day that is, 530. 

days among the, ^5. 

fading honours of the. 447. 

fault against the, 102. 

flies a stinking savour, 601. 

for a ducat, dead, 115. 

he mourns the, 262. 

in his hamesd, 607. 

in look, 62 

languagi^, 486. 

men's bones, full of, GIO. 

men's skulls, 71. 

mournings for the, 589. 

nature Rcems, !)3. 

not, but gone before, 400. 

of midnight, 374. 

of night, 62. 

past bur>- its dead, 535. 

poets in their misery, 406. 

say 1 'm sick, 1 'm,!^. 

sheeted, did t>qucak, 101. 

sleeping but never, 664. 

vast and middle of the night, 103. 

when I am, 5(»5. 

would I were, now, 513. 
Deadly fair so coldly sweet, 479. 
Deaf adder, like the, 693. 

as the sea in rage, 64. 

none so, 233. 
Deal damnation round, 287. 

of scorn, what a, 60. 
Deals the deully blow, 398. 
Dean, cushion and soft, 276. 
' Deans, dowagers for, 650. 



Dear M remembered kiues, 651. 

Via the light thAt ▼Isitt*, 327. 

aa the rudtly drops, 85, 327. 

AH the vital warmth, 287. 

ad these e>efl that weep, 237. 

bi'autcouH duatb, 214. 

charmer away. 294. 

common flower, 664. 

tlvc hundred friends, S61. 

fDr his whi-Htle, 311. 

hut our home, 3U9. 

man to ail the country, 340. 

uiy, my better half, 16. 

remembmnce, 48. 

son of memory, 208. 

to (Jo.l, 210. 

to memory, 510. 

to my heart, 464. 
Dearer than hi.<i horse, 648. 

than .self, 472. 
Dearest foe in heaven, met my, 103- 

thing he owed, 90. 
D(^arly let or let alone, 159. 
De.ii-s, the lovely, 385. 
Death a nece.Hsary end, 86. 

after, the iloctor, 161. 

aim!) with fouler spite, 159. 

all of, to dii-, 43y. 

umi hi.4 brother sleep, 492. 

atid life, bane and antidote, 250. 

armed with new terror, 497. 

back resounded, 185. 

be thou fiiithful unto, 617. 

begun, birth is nothing but, 265. 

bones hearsed in, 105. 

borders upon our birth, 146. 

broke the vital chain, 313. 

by .<4landerous tongues, done to, 30. 

calls ye, 163. 

came with friendly care, 436. 

can this be, 288. 

certaiu to all, 04. 

come to the bridal chamber, 600. 

Cometh soon or late, 523. 

covenant with, 004. 

cowanl sneaks to, 298. 

cruel as, 3<>2. 

cruel, is always near, 686. 

dear beauteous, 214. 

drawing near her, 212. 

dread of something after, HI. 

dull cold ear of, ^. 

early, to favourites, 476. 

eclipsed the ga> ety of nations, 315. 

ere thou hast slain another, 148. 

faithful unto. 017. 

Ml sergeant, 121. 

first day of, 478 

forerunneth love to win, 657. 

give me liberty, or, 371. 

gone to her, 614. 

Death, grim, 149. 185. 
grinned horrible, 186. 
guilty of his own, 118. 
hath a thousand doors, 149. 
hath so many doors, 149. 
herald after my , 76. 
how wonderful is, 492. 
I would fain die a dry, 19. 
in battle, prise of, 666. 
in life, 561. 
in that »leep of, 110. 
in the midst of life, 619 
in the pot, 689. 
into the world, broaght, 178. 
intrenched, 204. 
is strict in bis arrest, 121. 
just and mightie, 16. 
hiid low in, 442. 
lays his icy hands, 168. 
love is strong as, 602. 
lovely in, the beauteous rain, 264. 
loves a shining mark, 266. 
lurks in every flower, 468. 
makes equal the high and low, 141. 
man mako(> a, 264. 
most in apprehension, 26. 
nativity chance or, 23. 
not divided in, 588. 
nothing our own but, 66. 
of each day's life, 94. 
of his saints, 694. 
of kings, sad stories of the, 66. 
of princes, heavens blaw forth, 86. 
quiet us in, so noble, 196. 
remembered kisses after, 661. 
rides on every breeze, 463. 
ruling passion strong in, 274. 
shades of, 184. 
shadow of, 689. 
shook his dart, 196. 
silence deep as, 443. 
silent halls of, 516. 
slavery or, 249. 
sleep is a, 177. 
smooth the be<l of, 282. 
sorrows of, com passed me. 591. 
soul under the ribs of, 20l. 
speak me fair in, 40. 
studied in his, 90. 
.succeeded life so softly, 223. 
.ouch ugly sights of, 70. 
sweats to, 68. 
tlie consoler, 538. 
there is no, 539. 
till they have wakened, 127. 
till, us do i>art, 618. 
thou ha.«t all seasons, 496. 
to us play to you, 236. 
under the ribs of, 2Ul. 
untimely stopped, 289. 
urges koelU call, 268. 



Duath, mcancies by, are few, 870. 

Taliaut tatte but once of, 8d. 

▼Ictory or, resolved ou, 578. 

wage« of pin la, 618. 

way to duKty, 100. 

what should it know of, 402. 

what we fear of, 26. 

where Is thy sUng? 288, 614. 

which nature neyer wade, 264. 

whose portal we call, 639. 
Death 'm pale flaf^, 82. 
Death-bed a detector of the heart, 263. 

of fame, from the, 442. 
Death-bed9, a«k, they can tell, 262. 
Deaths, feels a thousand, 264. 
Debate, Rupert of, 525. 
Debt, a double, to pay, 341. 

to nature ^s quickly paid, 150. 
Debtor to his profeflsion, 187 
Debts, he that dien pays all, 20. 
Decalogue, can hear the, 419. 
Decay, gradations of, 813. 

hastes to swift, 314. 

melts in unpercelvcd, 311. 

muddy vesture of, 41. 
Decay ^8 eSacing fingers, 478. 
Decays, glimmering and, 214. 
Deceased, he first, 143. 

spirit of every day, 263 
Deceit, hug the dear, 310. 

In gorgeous palace, 81. 
Deceitful (thine deceitful flow, 461. 

woman, 237. 
Deceive ourselves, we, 533. 

practise to, 450. 
Deceived, tru^t all and be, 542. 

we are never, 583. 
Deceivers, men were, ever, 28. 
December, mirth of its, 518. 

seek ro.^fi in, 470. 

snow, wallow naked in, 55. 

when men wod. 4<J. 
Decencies content to dwell in, 274. 

that dHily flow, 194. 

tho'HJ thousand, 194. 
Decency, right meet of, 324. 

want of, is want of sense, 231. 
Decent limbs composed, 288. 
D«cently and in order, 614. 
Decide, moment to, 564. 

who shall, 275. 
Decider of dusty and old titles, 153. 
Decision, valley of, 606. 
Deck, boy stood on the burning, 405. 
Declined into the vale of years, 129. 
Decrease, life is in, 2^35. 
Decrees, a mighty state's, 553. 
Dedes, geutil. to do the, 3. 
Dedicate his oeauty to the sun, 77. 
Dedicated to closeness, 19 
Dedis, gentil that doth gentil, 8. 

Dee, aercss the sands o*, 567. 

livtHl on the river, 354. 

rises o'er the source of, 8991 
Deed, attempt and not the. lliBL 

better dav the better, 6&6. 

dignified by the doer's, 48. 

go with it, unless the, 98. 

kind of good, to say well, 72. 

of dreadful note, 96. 

of shame, each, 538. 

purpose is equal to the. 263. 

shall blow the horrid, 92. 

so shines a good, 41. 

will for the, 661. 

without a name, 98. 
Deeds are men, 102. 

are the sous of heaven, 814. 

blessings wait on virtuous, 257. 

done in their clime, 480. 

excused his devilish, 188. 

foul, will 104. 

kind, with coldness, 416. 

means to do ill, make ill, done, 54. 

not words, <>38. 

of men, loi)kH quite through the. 84. 

of mercy, t^'ach us to render, 40. 

we live in, not rears, 561. 

words are no, 7*^. 
Deep and dark blue ocean, 477. 

and gloomy wood, 406. 

are dumb, 13. 

ns a well, 't is not so, 91. 

as death, silence, 448. 

as first love. 5.51. 

l>ottom of the, dive into the, 5S. 

calU'th unto dwp, 692. 

cradle of the, 497, 

cursci* not loud but, 99. 

damnation of his taking oflT, 92. 

danper on the, 508. 

deep sea, under the, 512. 

drink, or taste not, 276. 

embf>somed in the, 339. 

Gshen that tIppU' in the, 172. 

for his hearers, too, 342. 

home is on the, 443. 

homo on tlie rolliiifr, 560. 

in the lowest, a lo%vfr, 187. 

malice to conceal, 1S7. 

of ui}2:ht is crept upon our talk,88L 

on hi.t front engraven, 182. 

philo.'4ophy, search of, 178. 

plough the watery , 290. 

potations pottle. 127. 

sleep falleth on men, 589. 

spirits from the vasty , 60. 

thoughts too, for tears, 421. 

to boil like a pot, 591. 

versed in books, 197. 

where the brook is, 67. 

yet clear, 171. 


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Descent, claims of long, 547. 
Describe the undescri^ble, 476. 
Description, bei^gared all, 182. 
Desdemona would incline, 126. 
Desert blossom as the rose, 604. 

but water in the, 477. 

fountain in the, 482. 

in the wid», 512. 

of a thousand lines, 288 

of the mind, the leafless, 479. 

use erery man after his, 109. 

were my dwelling-place, 477. 

wildernesses, 199. 
Deserted at his utmost need. 225. 
Denerter, looked upon him as a, 299. 
Deserts, hi.^, are small, 214. 

idle and antres vast, 125. 
Deserve better of mankind, 246. 

the precious bane, 180. 

we'll do more we 'II, 249. 
Desire, bloom of young. 828. 

every man has businens and, 107. 

fierce, liveth not in, 448. 

hope thou nurse of young, 854. 

kindle soft, 225. 

lift from earth our low, 470. 

of receiving greater benefits, 575. 

of the moth for the star, 494. 

shall fail, G«J2. 

thiM foud. 250. 
Desired, it is that which I, 607. 

no more to be, 573 
Desires of the mind, 140. 

sordid hopen and vain, 446. 
Desk's dead wood, 4drt. 
Desolate, no one so utterly, 586. 

none are m>, 472. 
Dew)lntion, abomination of, 610. 
Despair, black, 492 

conjvience wakes. ISrt. 

depth of gome divine, 651. 

fiercer by, 181. 

hurried question of. 480. 

infinite, and wrath, 187. 

message of, 442. 

nympholeprty of fond, 476. 

of getting out, 167. 

our final hope is flat, 182. 

reason would, .321. 

shall I wasting in, 155. 

that slumbered. 186. 

where reason would, 321. 
Despairing, sweeter for thee, 388. 
Despatch i« the soul of buMiness, 298. 

that bu5inesH quickly, 633. 
Despatchfbl looks, 191. 
Desperate appliance, relieved by, 117. 

di!*ea«».<» grown. 117. 

step<i, l»eware of, 3**4. 
Despiae<l, 1 like to be, 854. 

wMk aad, old m&n, 122. 

Despond, slough of, 213. 
Despondency and maduMS, 405. 
Destined page, 396. 
Destinies, fiites and, 38 
Destiny, in shady leaves of, 169. 

one, one country, 467. 

worst condition of mun>. 318. 
Destroy his fib or sophistry , 280. 

strong only to, 363. 
Destroyed by thought, 353 

once, never supplied, 340. 
Destruction of the poor is their pov* 

pride goeth before, 597. 

sUrtles at, 250. 

that wasteth at noonday, 591. 
Destructive man, 288 

woman, 237. 
Desultory man, 359. 
Detect, in the moment yon, 273. 
Iietector of the heart. 263. 
Detest the offence, 286 
Detraction at your heels, 50. 

will not suffer it, 62. 
Deviates Into i«cnKe, never, 223. 
Device, banner with the Btrauge. 539. 
Devices still are overthrown, 113. 
Devil a monk was he, 572. 

as a roaring lion, 617. 

bane of all that dread the. 4^*3 

builds a chapel, 161, 289, 650, 661. 

can cite .Scripture, 37. 

did grin, the, 434. 

don't let him go to the, 317. 

drives, 48, 641. 

eat with the, 642. 

fears a painted, iH. 

give the, his due, 57, 640. 

go poor, get thee gone, 322. 

go to the, 317. 

Ood or, every man was. 222