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Impartially their talents scan, Just education forms the man. 9. Gay-The Owl, Swan, Spider, Ass, and
the Farmer. To a Mother. Line 9.
The true purpose of education is to cherish and unfold the seed of immortality already sown within us; to develop, to their fullest extent, the capacities of every kind with which the God who made us has endowed
Never sleeping, still awake,
the great echo flap And buffet round the hills from bluff to bluff.
TENNYSON— The Golden Year. Line 75.
Mountain Echo. ECONOMY. There are but two ways of paying debt: increase of industry in raising income, increase of thrist in laying out. f. CARLYLE-Past and Present. Ch. X.
I knew once a very covetous sordid fellow, who used to say, Take care of the pence; for the pounds will take care of themselves. g. EARL OF CHESTERFIELD-Letter.
Nov. 6, 1747. A penny saved is two pence clear, A pin a day's a groat a year. BENJ. FRANKLIN - Necessary Hints to
those that would be Rich. To balance Fortune by a just expense, Join with Economy, Magnificence. POPE-Moral Essays. Ep. III.
Line 223. EDUCATION. Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile ; natural philosophy, deep; morals, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend. j. Bacon- Essay. Of Studies.
Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearsay of little children tends towards the formation of character.
k. Hosea BalloU-- MSS. Sermons. How much a dunce, that has been sent to
roam, Excels & dunce, that has been kept at home. COWPER --Progress of Error.
Education is the only interest worthy the deep, controlling anxiety of the thoughtful
WENDELL PHILLIPS --Speeches. Idols.
Action is eloquence.
m. Coriolanus. Act III. Sc. 2.
Do not then train boys to learning by force and harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be the better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.
Every tongue, that speaks But Romeo's name, speaks heavenly elo
'Tis education forms the common mind, Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined. b. POPEMoral Essays. Ep. I.
True ease in writing comes from art, not
chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to
POPE--Essay on Criticism. Line 362. God hath blessed you with a good name: to be a well-favored man is the gift of fortune; but to write and read comes by nature. d. Much Ado About Nothing Act III.
Sc. 3. Smith.--He can write and read, and cast ac
compt. Cade.- monstrous ! Smith.-We took him setting of boy's copies. Cade.--Here's a villain.
e. Henry IV. Pt. II. Act IV. Sc. 2.
Only the refined and delicate pleasures that spring from research and education can build up barriers between different ranks. MADAME DE STAËL--Corinne. Bk. IX.
ELOQUENCE. There is a gift beyond the reach of art, of being eloquently silent. g. BOVEE
Summaries of Thought. Eloquence is to the Sublime, what the Whole is to its Part. h. DE LA BRUYERE - The Characters or
Manners of the Present Age. Ch. I. Eloquence may be found in Conversation and all kinds of Writings; 'tis rarely where we seek it, and sometimes where 'tis least expected.
DE LA BRUYERE- The Characters or
Manners of the Present Age. Ch I. Profane Eloquence is transfer'd from the Bar, where it formerly reign'd, to the Pulpit, where it never ought to come. 3.
DE LA BRUYERE --- The Characters or
Manners of the Present Age. Ch. XV. Were we as eloquent as nngels, we should please some men, some women, and some children much more by listening than by talking
k. C. C. COLTON-Lacon. Pour the full tide of eloquence along, Serenely pure, and yet divinely strong. 1. Pope-Imitation of llorace. Bk. II.
Ep. II. Line 171.
Enthusiasm is grave, inward, self-controlled; mere excitement outward, fantastic, hygterical, and passing in a moment from tears to laughter. 1. STERLING - Essays anel Tales.
Crystals from a Cavern.
ENJOYMENT. Solomon, he lived at ease, and, full or honour, wealth, high fare, aimed not
beyond Higher design than to enjoy his state. a. MILTON -- Paradise Regained. Bk. II.
Line 201. Throned on highest bliss Equal to God, and equally enjoying God-like fruition. b. MILTON - Paradise Lost. Bk. III.
Line 305. Who can enjoy alone, Or, all enjoying, what contentment find? MILTON - Paradise Lost. Bk. VIII.
Fast asleep! It is no matter; Enjoy the honey-heavy dew of slumber: Thou hast no figures, nor no fantasies, Which busy care draws in the brains of men. j. Julius Cæsar. Act II. Sc. 1.
They most enjoy the world, who least a.l. mire. 9. Young-Night Thoughts. Night VIII.
Envy which turns pale, And sickens, even if a friend prevail. m.
CHURCHILL--The Rosciau. Line 127. Fools may our scorn, not envy raise, For envy is a kind of praise.
GAY-The Hound and the Huntsman. But, O! what mighty magician can assuage A woman's envy? GEO. GRANVILLE (Lord Lansdowne)
--Progress of Beauty. Envie not greatnesse; for thou mak'st thereby Thyself the worse, and so the distance
greater. p. HERBERT- The Church. Church Porch.
St. 44. Envy, to which th' ignoble mind's a slave, Is emulation in the learn'd or brave. 9. Pope-Essay on Man. Ep. II.
Line 191. It is the practice of the multitude to bark at eminent men, as little dogs do nt strangers.
SENECA- Of a llappy Life. Ch. XV. Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief, That thou her maid art far more fair than
she. Be not her maid, since she is envious.
Romeo and Juliel. Act II. Sc 2. In seeking tales and informations Against this man, (whose honesty the devil And his disciples only envy at,) Ye blew the fire that burns ye. t. Henry VIII. Act V. Sc. 2.
No metal can, No, not the hangman's axe, bear half the
keenness Of thy sharp envy.
Merchant of Venice. Act IV. Sc. 1. See, what a rent the envious Casca made.
Julius Cæsar. Act III. Sc. 2. Such men as he be never at heart's ease, Whiles they behold a greater than then
The general's disdain'd
Troilus and Cressidla. Act I. Sc. 3.
ENTHUSIASM. However, 'tis expedient to be wary:
Indifference certes don't produce distress; And rash enthusiasm in good society Were nothing but a moral inebriety. A. BYRON -- Don Juan. Canto XIII.
St. 35. Enthusiasm is that secret and harmonious spirit which hovers over the production of genius, throwing the reader of a book, or the spectator of a statue, into the very ideal presence whence these works have really originated. A great work always leaves us in a state of musing. Isaac DISRAELI - Lilerary Character.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
EMERSON -- Essay. On Circles. His rash fierce blaze of riot cannot last; For violent fires soon burn out themselves; Small showers last long, but sudden storms
are short. k. Richard II. Act II. Sc. 1.
We make ourselves fools to disport our
selves; And spend our flatteries, to drink those men, Upon whose age we void it up again, With poisonous spite and envy,
Timon of Athens. Act I. Sc. 2.
Base envy withers at another's joy, And hates that excellence it cannot reach. b. THOMSON -- The Seasons. Spring.
EPITAPH. Kind reader! take your choice to cry or
laugh; Here Harold lies--but where's his epitaph ? If such you seek, try Westminster and view Ten thousand, just as fit for him as you.
BYRON -- Substitute for an Epitaph. And many a holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die. d. GRAY- Elegy in a Country Churchyard.
Men are made by nature unequal. It is vain, therefore, to treat them as if they were equal. FROUDE--Short Studies on Great
Subjects. Party Politics. For some must follow, and some command, Though all are made of clay!
LONGFELLOW--Keramos. Line 6. Equality of two domestic powers Breeds scrupulous faction.
Antony and Cleopatra. Act I. Sc. 3. Heralds, from off our towers we might behold, From first to last, the onset and retire Of both your armies; whose equality By our best eyes cannot be censured: Blood hath bonght blood, and blows have
answer'd blows; Strength match'd with strength, and power
confronted power: Both are alike; and both alike we like. p. King John. Act I. Sc. 2.
Mean and mighty, rotting Together, have our dust. 9. Cymbeline. Act IV. Sc. 2.
She in beauty, education, blood, Holds hand with any princess of the world.
King John. Act II. Sc. 2. The tall, the wise, the reverend head, Must lie as low as ours.
Watts--A Funeral Thought.
After your death you were better have a bad epitaph, than their ill report while you lived. IIamlet. Act II. Sc. 2.
And, if your love
Sc. 1. Either our history shall, with full mouth Speak freely of our acts, or else our grave, Like Turkish mute, shall have a tongueless
mouth, Not worshipp'd with a waxen epitaph. g. Henry V. Act I. Sc. 2.
Of comfort no man speak: Let's talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs.
h. Richard II. Act III. Sc. 2.
ERROR. The truth is perilous never to the true, Nor knowledge to the wise; and to the fool, And to the false, error and truth alike, Error is worse than ignorance.
t. BAILEY-Festus. Sc. A Mountain. Mistake, error, is the discipline through which we advance.
CHANNING--The Present Age. Man on the dubious waves of error tost.
COWPER -- Poem on Truth. Line 1. The multitude is always in the wrong.
WENTWORTH DILLON (Earl of Roscommon)-Essay on Translated Verse.
EQUALITY What is sauce for the goose is sauce for a gander
k. Tom BROWN--New Maxims. P. 123.
Errors like straws upon the surface flow; He who would search for pearls inust dive
DRYDEN- All for Love. Prologue. Brother, brother; we are both in the wrong.
y. Gar - Beggar's Opera. Act II. Sc. 2.
Knowledge being to be had only of visible and certiin truth, error is not a fault of our knowledge, but a mistake of our judgment, giving assent to that which is not true.
LOCKE--Essay Concerning Human
Assent or Error. Ch. XX.
There is no great and no small