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Press on ! for it is godlike to unloose
In this dim world of clouding cares, The spirit, and forget yourself in thought; We rarely know, till 'wildered eyes Bending a pinion for the deeper sky,
See white wings lessening up the skies, And, in the very fetters of your flesh,
The Angels with us unawares. Mating with the pure essences of heaven! k. GERALD MASSEY- The Ballad of Babe Press on !-"for in the grave there is no work
Cristabel. And no device."--Press on! while yet you
As far as Angel's ken.
I. MILTON—Paradise Lost. Bk. 1.
Line 59. Ambition has but one reward for all :
God will deign
To visit oft the dwellings of just men A little power, a little transient fame,
Delighted, and with frequent intercourse A grave to rest in, and a fading name!
Thither will send his winged messengers 7. WILLIAM WINTER — The Queen's
Domain. Line 90.
On errands of supernal grace.
m. MILTON- Paradise Lost. Bk. VII. Talents angel-bright,
Line 569. If wanting worth, are shining instruments
Sweetly did they float upon the wings In false ambition's hand, to finish faults
Of silence through the empty-vaulted night, Illustrious, and give infamy renown. c. YOUNG--Night Thoughts
At every fall smoothing the raven down
Of darkness till it smiled!
11. MILTON- Comus. Line 249. Too low they build who build beneath the
The helmed Cherubim, stars. d. YOUNG – Night Thoughts. Night VIII. | And sworded Seraphim,
Are seen in glittering ranks with wings
MILTON— Hymn on the Nativity. St. 110. Angels for the good man's sin
Angel voices sung Weep to record, and blush to give it in. The mercy of their God, and strung e. CAMPBELL, Pleasures of Hope. Pt. II. Their harps.
P. MOORE- Loves of the Angels. Third Angel visits, few and far between.
Angel's Story. f. CAMPBELL- Pleasures of Hope. Pt. II.
A guardian angel o'er his life presiding,
Doubling his pleasures, and his cares 0, though oft depressed and lonely,
dividing. All my fears are laid aside,
9. ROGERS—Human Life. If I but remember only Such as these have lived and died !
And Alights of angels sing thee to thy rest. g. LONGFELLOW— Footsteps of Angels.
r. Hamlet. Act v. Sc. 2. The good one, after every action closes Angels are bright still, though the brightest His volume, and ascends with it to God.
fell. The other keeps his dreadful day-book open s. Macbeth. Act IV. Sc. 3. Till sunset, that we may repent; which doing,
| We hold the keys of Heaven within our The record of the action fades away, And leaves a line of white across the page.
hands, Now if my act be good, as I believe,
The gift and heirloom of a former state, It cannot be recalled. It is already
And lie in infancy at Heaven's gate, Sealed up in heaven, as a good deed accom
Trunsfigured in the light that streams along plished.
the lands! The rest is yours.
Around our pillow's golden ladders rise, h. LONGFELLOW-Christus, The Golden And up and down the skies,
Legend. Pt. VI.
With winged sandals shod,
The angels come, and go, the Messengers of All God's angels come to us disguised ;
God! Sorrow and sickness, poverty and death, t. STODDARD- Hymn to the Beautiful. One after other lift their frowning masks, And we behold the seraph's face beneath, All radiant with the glory and the calm
ANGER. Of having looked upon the front of God. i LOWELL- On the Death of a Friend's | Nursing her wrath to keep it warm.
Child. Line 21. u. BURNS— Tam O'Shanter. Line 5. An angel stood and met my gaze,
But curb thon the high spirit in thy breast, Through the low doorway of my tent;
For gentle ways are best, and keep aloof The tent is struck, the vision stays ;
From sharp contentions. I only know she came and went.
0. BRYANT's Homer's Iliad. Bk. IX. LOWELL-She Came and Went.
St. 3. ANGER.
Beware the fury of a patient man.
What, drunk with choler ? a. DBYDEN-- Absalom and Achitophel. p. Henry IV. Pt. I. Act I. Sc. 3. Pt. I. Line 1005.
Senseless, and deformed, A man deep-wounded may feel too much pain | Convulsive anger storms at large; or, pale To feel much anger.
And silent settles into fell revenge. b. GEORGE ELIOT— Spanish Gypsy. . 9. THOMSON—The Seasons. Spring. Bk. I.
Anger seeks its prey,Something to tear with sharp-edged tooth
and claw, Likes not to go off hungry, leaving Love To feast on milk and honeycomb at will. c. GEORGE ELIOT-Spanish Gypsy.
Bk. I. Anger is one of the sinews of the soul. d. FULLER-- The Holy and Profane States.
Anger. Anger wishes that all mankind had only one neck ; love, that it had only one heart ; grief, two tear-glands ; pride, two bent knees. €. RICHTER. Flower, Fruit and Thorn
Pieces. Ch. IV.
Of recreation there is none
My hand alone my work can do ;
So, I can fish and study too. r. WILLIAM BASSE- The Angler's Song.
The first men that our Saviour dear
I theretore strive to follow those,
WILLIAM BASSE- The Angler's Song.
The pleas'nt angling is to see the fish
In rage deaf as the sea, hasty as fire.
I. Richard II. Act I. Sc. 1.
m. Coriolanus. Act III. Sc. 3.
Touch me with noble anger! And le: not women's weapon, water drops Stain my man's cheeks.
0. King Lear. Act II. Sc. 4
I shall stay him no longer than to wish
Th' unwieldy elephant, * • * that if he be an honest angler, To make them mirth, us'd all his might, and the east wind may never blow when he goes
wreathed a fishing.
His lithe proboscis. a. WALTON— The Complete Angler.
n. MILTON—Paradise Lost. Bk. IV. The Author's Preface.
Line 345. Thus use your frog: put your hook, I mean
Who knows not Circe, the arming wire, through his mouth, and out The daughter of the Sun? whose charmed at his gills, and then with a fine needle and
cup silk sew the upper part of his leg with only Whoever tasted, lost his upright shape, one stitch to the arming wire of your hook, And downward fell into a groveling swine. or tie the frog's leg above the upper joint to 0. MILTON— Comus. Line 50. the armed wire ; and in so doing use him as though you loved him.
The mountain sheep were sweeter, b. WALTON—The Complete Angler. Pt. I. But the valley sheep were fatter. Ch. V. p. Thos. L. PEACOCK— The Misfortunes of
Ephur. (P. 141.) We may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries : “Doubtless God could have
But thinks, admitted to that equal sky, made a better berry, but doubtless God never His faithful dog shall bear him company. did ;" and so, if I might be judge, God never q. POPE- Essay on Man. Ep. I. did make a more calm, quiet, innocent re.
Line 111. creation than angling. c. WALTON~ The Complete Angler. Pt. I. | How Instinct varies in the grov'ling swine. Chy. r. POPE- Essay on Man. Ep. I.
Line 221. ANIMALS.
I am his Highness' dog at Kew; The jackal's troop, in gather'd cry,
Pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you? Bay'd from afar complainingly,
s. Pope-On the Collar of a Dog. With a mix'd and mournful sound,
The hog that ploughs not, nor obeys thy call, Like crying babe, and beaten hound.
Lives on the labours of this lord of all. d. BYRON---Siege of Corinth. Pt. XXXIII.
t. POPE-Essay on Man. Ep. III. His faithful dog salutes the smiling guest.
Line 41. e. CAMPBELL-Pleasures of Hope. Pt. I.
Line 86. The fur that warms a monarch, warm'd a
bear. I hold a mouse's hert not worth a leek,
POPE- Essay on Man. Ep. III. That hatn but oon hole to sterte to.
Line 44 f. CHAUCER-Prologue of the Wyfe of
Bathe, v. 572. The mouse that always trusts to one poor If 'twere not for my cat and dog,
hole, I think I could not live.
Can never be a mouse of any soul. g. EBENEZER ELLIOTT-Poor Andreu.
v. POPE- The Wife of Bath. Her Prologue, St. I.
Line 298 The lion is not so fierce as painted.
Rouse the lion from his lair. h. FULLER— Of Expecting Preferment. W. SCOTT— The Talisman. Ch. VI. The gazelles so gentle and clever,
A horse, a horse ! my kingdom for a horse ! Skip lightly in frolicsome mood.
x. Richard III. Act V. Sc. 4. i. HEINE-Book of Songs, Lyrical.
Interlude No. 9. Give me another horse, bind up my wounds. The lion is not so fierce as they paint him.
y. Richard III. Act V. Sc. 3. . HERBERT--Jacula Prudentum.
Mine enemy's dog, The mouse that hath but one hole is
Though he had bit me, should have stood quickly taken.
Against my fire. k. HEREERT--Jacula Prudentum.
z. King Lear. Act IV. Sc. 7. The swift stag from underground Bore up his branching head.
Steed threatens steed, in high and boastful 1. MILTON- Paradise Lost. Bk. VII.
aa. King Henry V. Chorus to Act IV. Each with their kind, lion with lioness,
The Elephant liath joints, but none for So fitly them in pairs thou hast combined. I courtesy ; bis legs are legs for necessity, not m. MILTON - Paradise Lost. Bk. VIII. | for flexure.
Line 392. | bb. Troilus and Cressida. Act II. Sc. 3.
The little dogs and all, He that is proud of the rustling of his Tray, Blanche, and Sweet-heart, see, they silks, like a madman, laughs at the rattling bark at me.
of his fetters. For, indeed, clothes ought to a. King Lear. Act III. Sc. 6.
be our remembrancers of our lost innocency.
I FULLER— The Holy and Profane States. The mouse ne'er shunn'd the cat, as they did
Apparel. budge From rascals worse than they
Still to be neat, still to be drest, b. Coriolanus. Act I. Sc. 6.
As you were going to a feast,
Still to be powder'd, still perfum'd. Thou hast seen a farmer's dog bark at a
m. BEN JOxsonThe Silent Woman. beggar?
Act I. Sc. 5 (Song,. c. King Lear. Act IV. Sc. 6.
So tedious is this day,
As in the night before some festival
To an impatient child, that hath new robes, dies. d. VOLTAIRE-A Philosophical Dictionary.
And may not wear them.
n. Romeo and Juliet. Act III. Sc. 2. Serpents.
The soul of this man is his clothes. ANTIQUITY. o. All's Well That Ends Well. Act II.
Sc. 5. Among so many things as are by men possessed or pursued in the whole course of With silken coats, and caps, and golden their lives, all the rest are baubles besides
rings, (sic.), old wood to burn, old wine to drink, With ruffs, and cuffs, and farthingales, and old friends to converse with, and old books
things ; to read.
With scarfs, and fans, and double change of e. ALFONSO, KING OF ARAGON.
bravery, (Quoted by Sir William Temple.) | With amber bracelets, beads, and all this
knavery. I love everything that's old. Old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
p. Taming of the Shrew. Act IV. Sc. 3. f. GOLDSMITH--She Sloops to Conquer. O fair undress, best dress! it checks no vein,
Act I. Sc. 1.
But every flowing limb in pleasure drowns,
Canto I. St. 26.
Govern well thy appetite, lest Sin
Line 35. Surprise thee, and her black attendant Death. My copper-lamps, at any rate,
s. MILTON- Paradise Lost. Bk. VII. For being true antique, I bought ;
Line 546. Yet wisely melted down my plate,
Appetite comes with eating, says Angeston. On modern models to be wrought ;
7. RABELAIS — Works. Bk. 1. Ch. 5. And trifles I alike pursue, Because they're old, because they're new.
Doth not the appetite alter? A man loves i PRIOR--Alma. Canto III.
the meat in his youth, that he cannot endure
in his age.
In an age When men were men, and not ashamed of
u. Much Ado About Nothing. Act II.
Sc. 3. heaven. j. Young- Night Thoughts. Night VIII.
Sharpen with cloyless sauce his appetite.
v. Antony and Cleopatra. Act II. Sc. 1.
Now good digestion wait on appetite,
And health on both !
Read o'er this ; Where peace and hospitality might reign. And after, this; and then to breakfast, with k. COOPER—The Task. Bk. II.
What appetite you have.
Who can cloy the hungry edge of appetite? I have found you an argument, I am not a. Richard II. Act I. Sc. 3.
obliged to find you an understanding.
L n. SAM'L JOHNSON- Boswell's Life of And through the hall there walked to and
Johnson. An. 1784. fro, A jolly yeoman, marshall of the same, If he take you in hand, sir, with an arguWhose name was Appetite; he did bestow
...ment, Both guestes and meate, whenever in they | He'll bray you in a mortar. came,
0. BEN JONSON - The Alchemist. And knew them how to order without
Act II. Sc. i blame. b. SPENSER—Faerie Queene. Bk. II. In argument with men a woman ever Canto IX. St. 28. | Goes by the worse, whatever be her cause. 1. MILTON- Samson Agonistes.
Line 903. APPLAUSE.
Reason not impossibility, may meet Applause is the spur of noble minds, the Some specious object by the foe suborn'd end and aim of weak ones.
And fall into deception unaware. c. C. C. COLTON—Lacon.
9. MILTON--Paradise Lost. Bk. IX. The silence that accepts merit as the most
Line 360 natural thing in the world, is the highest
By force who reason for their law refused. EMERSON-An Address. July 15, 1838.
Right reason for their law. I love the people, r. MILTON--Paradise Lost. Bk. VI.
Line 40. But do not like to stage me to their eyes ; Though it do well, I do not relish well
In argument Their loud applause, and aves vehement;
Similes are like songs in love: Nor do I think the man of safe discretion,
They must describe ; they nothing prove. That does affect it.
s. PRIOR- Alma. Canto III. e. Measure for Measure. Act I. Sc. 1.
*And sheath'd their swords for lack of arguI would applaud thee to the very echo,
ment. That should applaud again.
to Henry V. Act III. Sc. 1. f. Macbeth. Act V. Sc. 3.
His reasons are two grains of wheat hid in They ihrew their caps
two bushels of chaff; you shall seek all day As they would hang thea on the horns o'
ere you find them ; and, when you have the moon,
them, they are not worth the search.. Shouting their emulation.
u. Merchant of Venice. Act I. Sc. 1. g. Coriolanus. Act I. Sc. 1.
If reasons were as plenty as blackberries, I
would give no man a reason upon com pulARGUMENT.
v. Henry IV. Pt. I. Act II. Sc. 4. Much may be said on both sides. h. ADDISON-Spectator. No. 122.
I have no other but a woman's reason ;
I think him so, because I think him so. I've heard old cunning stagers say, fools 20. Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act I. Sc 2. for arguments use wagers. i. BUTLER-Hudibras. Pt. II. Canto I. Leave this keen encounter of our wits,
Line 297. And fall somewhat into a slower method.
X. Richard III. Act I. Sc. 2.
Romans, countrymen, and lovers! hear
y. Julius Cæsar. Act III. Sc. 2. A knock-down argument: 'tis but a word and a blow.
She hath prosperous art k. DYRDEN- Amphitryon. Act I. Sc. 1. When she will play with reason and dis
course, In arguing, too, the parson own'd his skill,
And well she can persuade. For, e'en though vanquish'a, he could argue z. Measure for Measure. Act I. So. 3.
still. 1. GOLDSMITH --Deserted Village.
Strong reasons make strong actions.
Line 211. aa. King John. Act III. Sc. 4. His conduct still right with his argument There is occasions and causes why and wrong.
wherefore in all things. m. GOLDSMITH--Retaliation. Line 46. 1 bb. Henry V. Act V. Sc. 1.