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Which of you, shall we say, doth love us
most? That we our largest bounty may extend Where nature doth with merit challenge.
m. King Lear. Act I. Sc. 1. Small service is true service.
n. WORDSWORTH - To a Child.
Men still had faults, and men will have
them still, He that hath none, and lives as angels do, Must be an angel.
WENTWORTH DILLON (Earl of
Mr. Dryden's Religio Laici. Line 8. Do you wish to find out a person's weak points? Note the failings he has the quickest eye for in others. They may not be the very failings he is himself conscious of; but they will be their next-door neighbors. No man keeps such a jealous look out as a rival. b. A. W. and J. C. HARE-Guesses at
d. Measure for Measure. Act III. So. 2.
Every one fault seeming monstrous, till his fellow fault came to match it. As You Like It. Act III. Sc. 2.
Excusing of a fault
f. King John. Act IV. Sc. 2.
Go to your bozom;
h. Measure for Measure. Act II. Sc. 2.
Patches set upon a little breath,
j. King John. Act IV. Sc. 2.
faults; i And, for the most, b come much more the
better For being a little bad: so may my husband.
k. Measure for Measure. Act V. Sc. 1.
To haud the wretch in order;
Let that aye be your border. P. BURNS - Epistle to a Young Friend. Fear is an ague, that forsakes And haunts, by fits, those whom it takes; And they opine they feel the pain And blows they felt to-day, again. 9. BUTLER – Hudibras. Pt. I. Canto IIL
Line 471 His fear was greater than his haste; For fear, though fleeter than the wind, Believes 'tis always left behind. BUTLER – Hudibrasant P.I.T.
Canto III. Line 64. Whistling to keep myself from being afraid. DRYDEN- Amphitryon. Act III.
Sc. 1. We are not apt to fear for the fearless, when we are companions in their danger. t. GEORGE ELIOT — The Mill on the Floss.
Bk. VII. Ch. V, Fear always springs from ignorance.
EMERSON— The American Scholar.“
Subjects. Party Politics. The direst foe of courage is the fear itself, not the object of it; and the man who can overcome his own terror is a hero and more. GEORGE MACDONALD-Sir Gibbie.
Ch. XX. There is but one thing of which I am afraid, and that is fear.
y MONTAIGNE. Then flash'd the livid lightning from her
eyes, And screams of horror rend th' affrighted
skies, Not louder shrieks to pitying heaven are
cast, When husbands, or when lap-dogs, breathe
their last! Or when rich China vessels fallen from
high, In glittering dust and painted fragments
FAVOR. Sickness is catching; 0, were favour so, (Your words I catch,) fair Hermia, ere I go. 1. Midsummer Night's Dream. Act I.
A man should always allow his fears to rise to their highest possible pitch, and then some consolation or other will suddenly fall, like a warm rain-drop, upon his heart. b. RICHTER-Flower, Fruit, and Thorn
Pieces. Ch. VI. Scared out of his seven senses.
SCOTT— Rob Roy. Ch. XXXIV. A dagger of the mind; a false creation, Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain.
d. Macbeth. Act II. Sc. 1. A faint cold fear thrills through my veins, That almost freezes up the heart of life.
Romeo and Juliet. Act IV. Sc. 3.
Take any shape but that, and my firm nerves Shall never tremble.
Macbeth. Act III. Sc. 4.
There is not such a word Spoke of in Scotland, as the term of fear. p. Henry IV. Pt. I. Act IV. Sc. 1.
They spake not a word; But, like dumb statues or breathing stones, Star'd each on other, and look'd deadly pale. 9. Richard III, Act III. Sc. 7.
Things done well, And with a care, exempt themselves from
fear; Things done without example, in their issue Are to be feared.
Henry VIII. Act I. Sc. 2.
Macbeth. Act III. Sc. 4.
And, being thus frighted, swears a prayer or
two, And sleeps again.
Romeo and Juliet. Act I. Sc. 4, And make my seated heart knock at my
Vacbeth. Act I, Sc. 3. His flight was madness: When our actions do
not, Our fears do make us traitors. h. Macbeth. Act IV. Sc. 2.
I am sick and capable of fears; Opress'd with wrongs, and therefore full of
fears; A widow, husbandless, subject to fears; A woman, naturally born to fears.
i. king John. Act III. Sc. 1. I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul; freeze thy young
blood; Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from
If ever fearful
k. Winter's Tale. Act I. Sc. 2. Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand?
I. Macbeth. Act II. Sc. 1. Or in the night, imagining some fear, How easy is a bush suppos'd a bear? TN. Midsummer Night's Dream. Act V.
Thou tremblest and the whiteness in thy
cheek Is apter than thy tongue to tell thy errand.
t. Henry IV. Pt. II. Act I. Sc. 1. 'Tis time to fear, when tyrants seem to kiss.
Pericles. Act I. Sc. 2. To fear the foe, since fear oppresseth strength, Gives, in your weakness, strength unto your
Richard II. Act III. Sc. 2.
Richard III. "Act II. Sc. 3.
Macbeth. Act III. Sc. 2.
You can behold such sights, And keep the natural ruby of your cheeks, When mine is blanch'd with fear. y. Macbeth. Act III. Sc. 4.
Fear Stared in her eyes, and chalk'd her face. TENNYSON- The Princess. Pt. IV.
Line 366. Desponding fear, of feeble fancies full, Weak and unmanly loosens every power. THOMSON— The Seasons. Spring.
Line 285. Less base the fear of death than fear of life. 0. Young-Night Thoughts. Night V.
Present fears Are less than horrible imaginings.
n. Macbeth. Act I. Sc. 3.
FICKLENESS. A man so various that he seem'd to be, Not one, but all mankind's epitome; Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong; Was everything by starts, and nothing long; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chymist, fiddler, statesman and buf
foon. 1. DRYDEN— Absalom and Achitophel.
Pt. I. Line 545. He cast off his friends, as a huntsman his
pack, For he knew when he pleased, he could .
whistle them back.
GOLDSMITH-Retaliation. Line 107.
But, firstOr last, your fine Egyptian cookery Shall have the fame. I have heard that Ju
lius Cæsar Grew fat with feasting there.
Antony and Cleopatra. Act II. Sc. 6. Each man to his stool, with that spur as he would to the lip of his mistress; your diet shall be in all places alike. Make not a city feast of it, to let the meat cool ere we can agree upon the first place.
d. Timon of Athens. Act III. Sc. 6. My cake is dough: But I'll in among the rest; Out of hope of all, - but my share of the feast.
Taming of the Shrew. Act V. Sc. 1.
Our feasts In every mess have folly, and the feeders Digest with it a custom, I should blush To see you so attir'd.
Winter's Tale. Act IV. Sc. 3.
Was ever feather so lightly blown to and fro,
as this multitude? p. Henry VI. Pt. II. Act II. Sc. 8.
Fickleness is the source of every misfortune, that threatens us. 9.
This night I hold an old accustom'd feast,
True as the needle to the pole, Or as the dial to the sun. 1.
BARTON BOOTH --Song.
Who rises from a feast With that keen appetite that he sits down?
h. Merchant of Venice. Act II. Sc. 6.
FEELING. For there are moments in life, when the
heart is so full of emotion, That if by chance it be shaken, or into its
depths like a pebble Drops some careless word, it overflows, and
its secret, Spilt on the ground like water, can never be
LONGFELLOW-Courtship of Miles i.
Standish Pt. VI. Line 12. The wealth of rich feelings, the deep-the
pure; With strength to meet sorrow, and faith to
endure. j. FRANCES S. Osgood-To F. D. Maurice. Some feelings are to mortals given With less of earth in them than heaven k. SCOTT- Lady of the Lake. Canto II.
No man can mortgage his injustice as & pawn for his fidelity. EDMUND BURKE-Reflections on the
Revolution in France. Then come the wild weather, come sleet or
come snow, We will stand by each other, however it
blow. t. Simon Dach - Annie of Tharav.
Trans. by Longfellow.
He who, being bold
Friend in Bereavement.
So spake the seraph Abdiel, faithful found Among the faithless, faithful only he. Muros- Paradise Lost. Bk. V.
It is unseasonable and unwhoisome in all months that have not an R in their names to eat an oyster.
1. BUTLER---Dyet's Dry Dinner. 1599.
Be not the first by whom the new are try'd, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
b. POPE- Essay on Criticism. Line 336.
You draw me, you hard-hearted adamant;
heart Is true as steel. c. Midsummer Night's Dream. Act II.
To God, thy country, and thy friend be true.
d. VAUGHAN-Rules and Lessons. St. 8.
FIRE. Whirlwinds of tempestuous fire. e. MILTON- Paradise Lost. Bk. I.
Line 77. And see-the Sun himself !--on wings Of glory up the East he springs. Angel of Light! wbo from the time Those heavens began their march sublime, Hath first of all the starry choir Trod in his Maker's steps of fire! f. MOORE-Lalla Rookh. The Fire
Worshippers. Divert her eyes with pictures in the fire. 9. POPE--Epistle to Miss Blount, on her
leaving the Touon after the Coronation. A little fire is quickly trodden out; which, being suffer'd, rivers cannot quench.
h. Henry VI. Pt. III. Act IV. Sc. 8. Fire that's closest kept burns most of all. i. Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act I.
Sc. 2. The fire i' the flint Shows not till it be struck.
Timon of Alhens. Act I, Sc. 1.
As when the salmon seeks a fresher stream to
find, Which hither from the sea comes yearly by
his kind, As he tow'rds season grows; and stems the
wat'ry tract Where Tivy, falling down, makes an high
cataract, Forced by the rising rocks that there her
course oppose, As though within her bounds they meant her
to inclose;Here, when the labouring fish does at the foot
arrive, And finds that by his strength he does but
vainly strive; His tail takes in his mouth, and bending like
a bow That's to full compass drawn, aloft himself
doth throw-Then springing at his height, as doth a little
wand That, bended end to end, and started from
man's hand, Far off itself doth cast, so does the salmon
vault; And if at first he fail, his second summer
sault He instantly essays, and from his nimble
ring Still jerking, never leaves until himself he
fling Above the opposing stream.
FISH A rod twelve feet long and a ring of wire, A winder and barrel, will help thy desire In killing a Pike; but the forked stick, With a slit and a bladder,--and that other
fine trick, Which our artists call snap, with a goose or a
duck, Will kill two for one, if you have any luck; The gentry of Shropshire do merrily smile, To see a goose and å belt the fish to beguile: When a Pike suns himself, and a-frogging The two-inched hook is better, I know, Than the ord'nary snaring. But still I must
cry, When the Pike is at home, mind the cook
ery." k. BARKER— Art of Angling.
You strange, astonish'd-looking angled, faced,
graced And mute, though dwellers in the roaring
waste; And you, all shapes beside, that fishy be, --Some round, some flat, some long, all devilry, Legless, unloving, infamously chaste:-O scaly, slippery, wet, swift, staring wights, What is't ye do? what life lead? eh, dull
goggles ? How do ye vary your vile days and nights ? How pass your Sundays? Are ye still but
joggles In ceaseless wash? Still nought but gapes
and bites, And drinks, and stares, diversified with
Man, and the Spirit.
The sooty flag of Acheron,
1. MILTON - Comus. Line 604.
Under spread ensigns marching.
Under spread ensigns moving nigh, in slow But firm battalion, ኺ N. MILTON - Paradise Lost. Bk. VI.
Cut off my head, and singular I am,
MACAULAY – Enigma. On the Codfish. Our plenteous streams a various race supply, The bright-eyed perch with fins of Tyrian
dye, The silver eel, in shining volums roll'a, The yellow carp, in scales bedropp'd with
gold, Swift trouts, diversified with crimson stains, And pikes, the tyrants of the wat'ry plains.
6. POPE--Windsor Forest. Line 141. 'Tis true, no Turbots, dignify my boards, But gudgeons, flounders, what my Thames
Satire II. Line 141.
Should you lure From his dark haunt beneath the tangled
roots Of pendant trees, the monarch of the brook, Behoves you then to ply your finest art. d. THOMSON--The Seasons. Spring.
FLAGS. The meteor flag of England.
CAMPBELL-- Ye Mariners of England. Ye mariners of England!
That guard our native seas.
The battle and the breeze!
9 DRAKE – The American Flag. 'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh, long may
it wave O'er the land of the free, and the home of the
brave! h. KEY- The Star-Spangled Banner. Forth with from the glittering staff unfurled The imperial ensign; which, full high ad
vanced, Shone like a meteor streaming to the wind, With gems and golden lustre rich emblazed, Seraphic arms and trophies. i. MILTON - Paradise Lost. Bk. I.
Line 535. Ten thousand thousand ensigns high ad
vanced, Standards and gonfalons. J. MILTON - Paradise Lost. Bk. V.
Line 588. The ensigns of their power. k. MILTON -- Paradise Regained. Bk. IV.