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Press on ! for it is godlike to unloose
a. WILLIS- From a Poem delivered at
Yale College in 1827. Ambition has but one reward for all : A little power, a little transient fame, A grave to rest in, and a fading name! b. WILLIAM WINTER - The Queen's
Domain. Line 90.
Talents angel-bright, If wanting worth, are shining instruments In false ambition's hand, to finish faults Illustrious, and give infamy renown. YOUNG-- Night Thoughts. Night VI.
Line 273. Too low they build who build beneath the stars. d. YOUNG— Night Thoughls. Night VIII.
In this dim world of clouding cares,
We rarely know, till 'wildered eyes
See white wings lessening up the skies, The Angels with us unawares. k. GERALD MASSEY— The Ballad of Babe
Cristabel. As far as Angel's ken. 1. MILTON- Paradise Lost. Bk. 1.
God will deign
MILTON-- Comus. Line 249.
Angel voices sung
Angel's Story A guardian angel o'er his life presiding, Doubling his pleasures, and his cares
Hamlet. Act V. Sc. 2.
Macbeth. Act IV. Sc. 3.
And lie in infancy at Heaven's gate, Trunsfigured in the light that streams along
the lands! Around our pillow's golden ladders rise,
And up and down the skies,
ANGELS, Angels for the good man's sin, Weep to record, and blush to give it in. CAMPBELL- Pleasures of Hope. Pt. II.
Line 357. Angel visits, few and far between. f. CAMPBELL- Pleasures of Hope. Pt. II.
Line 386. O, though oft depressed and lonely,
All my fears are laid aside, If I but remember only
Such as these have lived and died !
g. LONGFELLOW— Footsteps of Angels. The good one, after every action closes His volume, and ascends with it to God. The other keeps his dreadful day-book open Till sunset, that we may repent; which doing, The record of the action fades away, And leaves a line of white across the page. Now if my act be good, as I believe, It cannot be recalled. It is already Sealed up in heaven, as a good deed accom
plished. The rest is yours. h. LONGFELLOW-Christus, The Golden
Legend. Pt. VI. All God's angels come to us disguised ; Sorrow and sickness, poverty and death, One after other lift their frowning masks, And we behold the seraph's face beneath, All radiant with the glory and the calm Of having looked upon the front of God. i. LOWELL- On the Death of a Friend's
Child. Line 21. An angel stood and met my gaze, Through the low doorway of my tent; The tent is struck, the vision stays ;I only know she came and went.
j. LOWELL- She Came and Went.
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.
Alas why gnaw you so your nether lip?
Othello. Act V. Sc. 2.
The first men that our Saviour dear
I theretore strive to follow those,
WILLIAM BASSE- The Angler's Song.
mead, The patient fisher takes his silent stand, Intent, his angle trembling in his hand; With looks unmov'd, he hopes the scaly
breed, And eyes the dancing cork, and bending
reed. 1. POPE- Windsor Forest Line 135.
Anger is like A full-hot horse ; who being allow'd his way, Self-mettle tires him.
4. Henry VIII. Act I. Sc. 1.
Anger's my meat ; I sup upon myself, And so shall starve with feeding.
h. Coriolanus. Act. IV. Sc. 2.
Give me mine angle, we'll to the river; there, My music playing far off, I will betray Tawney-tinn'd tishes; my bended hook shall
pierce Their slimy jaws.
Antony and Cleopatra. Act II. Sc. 5.
Being once chaf'd, he cannot Be rein'd again to temperance; then he speaks What's in his heart.
i. Coriolanus. Act III. Sc. 3. Come not within the measure of my wrath. j. Two Gentlemen of Verona Act V.
3 Fish. Master I marvel how the fishes live in the sea.
1 Fish. Why, as men do a-land: the great ones eat up the little ones.
v. Pericles. Act II. Sc. 1.
If I had a thunderbolt in mine eye,
k. As You Like II. Act I. Sc. 2.
rage deaf as the sea, hasty as fire. 1. Richard II. Act I. Sc. 1.
Put him to choler straight; He hath been us'd
m. Coriolanus. Act III. Sc. 3.
Measure for Measure. Act II. Sc. 2.
Touch me with noble anger! And let not women's weapon, water drops Stain my man's cheeks.
King Lear. Act II. Sc. 4
Th' unwieldy elephant, To make them mirth, us'd all his might, and
wreathed His lithe proboscis. MILTON— Paradise Lost. Bk. IV.
I shall stay him no longer than to wish
that if he be an honest angler, the east wind may never blow when he goes a fishing. WALTON—The Complete Angler.
The Author's Preface. Thus use your frog: put your hook, I mean the arming wire, through his mouth, and out at his gills, and then with a fine needle and silk sew the upper part of his leg with only one stitch to the arming wire of your hook, or tie the
frog's leg above the upper joint to the armed wire ; and in so doing use him as though you loved him. b. WALTON—The Complete Angler. Pt. I.
Ch. V. We may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries : “Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did;" and so, if I might be judge, God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent re. creation than angling. WALTON— The Complete Angler. Pt. I.
The fur that warms a monarch, warm'd a bear. POPE- Essay on Man. Ep. III.
d. BYRON--Siege of Corinth. Pt. XXXIII. His faithful dog salutes the smiling guest. CAMPBELL—Pleasures of Hope. Pt. I.
Line 86. I hold a mouse's hert not worth a leek, That hath but oon hole to sterte to. f. CHAUCER – Prologue of the Wyfe of
Bathe, v. 572. If 'twere not for my cat and dog,
I think I could not live.
St. I. The lion is not so fierce as painted.
h. FULLER— Of Expecting Preferment. The gazelles so gentle and clever,
Skip lightly in frolicsome mood.
Interlude No. 9. The lion is not so fierce as they paint him.
The mouse that always trusts to one poor
hole, Can never be a mouse of any soul. POPE- The Wife of Bath. Her Prologue.
Rouse the lion from his lair,
SCOTT— The Talisman. Ch. VI. A horse, a horse ! my kingdom for a horse !
Richard III. Act V. Sc. 4. Give me another horse, bind up my wounds. y. Richard III. Act V. Sc. 3.
Mine enemy's dog, Though he had bit me, should have stood
that night Against my fire.
King Lear. Act IV. Sc. 7. Steed threatens steed, in high and boastful
neighs, Piercing the night's dull ear.
King Henry V. Chorus to Act IV. The Elephant hath joints, but none for courtesy ; bis legs are legs for necessity, not for flexure.
bb. Troilus and Cressida. Act II. Sc. 3.
The mouse that hath but one hole is quickly taken.
k. HERPERT--Jacula Prudentum. The swift stag from underground
Bore up his branching head.
They rejoice Each with their kind, lion with lioness, So fitly them in pairs thou hast combined. MILTON- Paradise Lost. Bk. VIII.
He that is proud of the rustling of his silks, like a madman, laughs at the rattling of his fetters. For, indeed, clothes ought to be our remembrancers of our lost innocency. I. FULLER— The Holy and Profane States.
Apparel. Still to be neat, still to be drest, As you were going to a feast, Still to be powder'd, still perfum'd. BEN Joxson- The Silent Woman.
Act I. Sc. (Song,
Romeo and Juliet. Act III. Sc. 2.
The little dogs and all, Tray, Blanche, and Sweet-heart, see, they
bark at me.
King Lear. Act III. Sc. 6. The mouse ne'er shunnid the cat, as they did
budge From rascals worse than they.
b. Coriolanus. Act I. Sc. 6.
Thou hast seen a farmer's dog bark at a beggar?
King Lear. Act IV. Sc. 6. Spit on a serpent, and his vigor flies, He straight devours himself, and quickly
dies. d. VOLTAIRE-A Philosophical Dictionary.
Serpents. ANTIQUITY. Among so many things as are by men possessed or pursued in the whole course of their lives, all the rest are baubles besides (sic.), old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to converse with, and old books to read.
ALFONSO, KING OF ARAGON.
(Quoted by Sir William Temple.) I love everything that's old. Old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine. f. GOLDSMITH--She Sloops to Conquer.
Act I. Sc. 1. Old wood to burn! Old wine to drink ! old friends to trust! Old authors to read ! g. MELCHIÒR— Floresta Española de
Apothegmaso sentencais, 11, 1, 20.
Bacon - Apolhegms, 97. With sharpen'd sight pale Antiquaries pore, Th' inscription value, but the rust adore. This the blue varnish, that the green endears; The sacred rust of twice ten hundred years. A. POPE— Moral Essays. Ep. V.
Line 35. My copper-lamps, at any rate, For being true antique, I bought ; Yet wisely melted down my plate, On modern models to be wrought; And trifles I alike pursue, Because they're old, because they're new.
i PRIOR--Alma. Canto III.
In an age
in his age.
When men were men, and not ashamed of
fires, And introduces hunger, frost, and woe, Where peace and hospitality might reign. k. COOPER- The Task, Bk. II.
Much Ado About Nothing. Act II.
Epicurean cooks Sharpen with cloyless sauce his appetite.
Antony and Cleopatra. Act II. Sc. 1. Now good digestion wait on appetite, And health on both !
Macbeth. Act III. Sc. 4.
Read o'er this ; And after, this ; and then to breakfast, with What appetite you have.
Henry VIII. Act III. Sc. 2.
Reason not impossibility, may meet
The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world, is the highest applause. d. EMERSON—An Address. July 15, 1838.
I love the people, But do not like to stage me to their eyes ; Though it do well, I do not relish weil Their loud applause, and aves vehement; Nor do I think the man of safe discretion, That does affect it.
e. Measure for Measure. Act I. Sc. 1. I would applaud thee to the very echo, That should applaud again. f. Macbeth. Act V. Sc. 3.
They ihrew their caps As they would hang the on the horns o'
the moon, Shouting their emulation.
g. Coriolanus. Act I, Sc. 1.
PRIOR-Alma, Canto III. * And sheath'd their swords for lack of argument.
t. Henry V. Act III. Sc. 1.
His reasons are two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff; you shall seek all day ere you find them ; and, when you have them, they are not worth the search..
Merchant of Venice. Act I. Sc. 1. If reasons were as plenty as blackberries, I would give no man a reason upon com pulsion.
Henry IV. Pt. I. Act II. Sc. 4.
Troo Gentlemen of Verona. Act I. Sc 2.
Richard III. Act I. Sc. 2.
Much may be said on both sides.
h. ADDISON-Spectator. No. 122.
I've heard old cunning stagers say, fools for arguments use wagers. i. BUTLER — Hudibras. Pt. II. Canto I.
Line 297. Whatever sceptic could inquire for, For every why he had a wherefore, j. BUTLER— Hudibras. Pt. I. Canto I.
A knock-down argument: 'tis but a word and a blow.
k. DYRDEN - Amphitryon. Act I. Sc. 1. In arguing, too, the parson own'd his skill, For, e'en though vanquish’d, he could argue
still. I. GOLDSMITH-Deserted Village.
Line 211. His conduct still right with his argument wrong
GOLDSMITH--Retaliation. Line 46.
She hath prosperous art When she will play with reason and dis
course, And well she can persuade.
Measure for Measure. Act I. So. 3. Strong reasons make strong actions.
King John. Act III. Sc. 4. There is occasions and causes why and wherefore in all things.
bb. Henry V. Act V. Sc. 1.