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For 'tis sweet to stammer one letter of the Eternal's language ;-on earth it is

called Forgiveness!
LONGFELLOW-The Children of the

Lord's Supper, Line 215.

These evils I deserve,
Yet despair not of his final pardon,
Whose ear is ever open, and his eye
Gracious to re-admit the suppliant.
b. MILTON-Samson Agonistes.

Line 1170. Mistakes remember'd are not faults forgot.

R. H. NEWELL-Columbia's Agony. Forgiveness is better than revenge.

d. PITTACUS. Good-nature and good sense must ever join; To err is human, to forgive, divine.

Pope - Essay on Criticism. Line 522. I pardon him, as heaven shall pardon me.

Richard II. Act V. Sc. 3. The more we know, the better we forgive, Whoe'er feels deeply, feels for all who live. g. MADAME DE STAËL-Corinne.

Bk. XVIII. Ch. V. Pardon, not Wrath, is God's best attribute. h. BAYARD TAYLOR- Temptation of

Hassan Ben Khaled. St. 11.


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Ill fortune seldom comes alone.
DRYDEN— Cymon and Iphigenia.

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Let fortune empty her whole quiver on me.
I have a soul that, like an ample shield,
Can take in all, and verge enough for more.

DRYDEN- Don Sebastian. Never thinke you Fortune can beare the

sway, Where Virtue's force can cause her to obay. p. QUEEN ELIZABETH ---Preserved by Put

tenham, which" (he says) our sovereign Lady wrote in defence of

Fortune." Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to im

portune; He had not the method of making a fortune.

9. GRAY- On his own Character. Fortune, men say, doth give too much to

many, But yet she never gave enough to any.

Sir John HARRINGTON— Of Fortune. Fortune comes well to all that comes not

LONGFELLOW --Spanish Student.

Act III. Sc. 5. Fortune in Men has some small diff'rence

made, One flaunts in rags, one flutters in brocade; The cobbler apron'd and the parson gown'd, The friar hooded, and the monarch crown'd. t. POPE--Essay on Man. Ep. IV.

Line 195 Who thinks that Fortune cannot change her

mind, Prepares a dreadful jest for all mankind, And who stands safest? tell me, is it he That spreads and swells in puff'd prosperity, Or blest with little, whose preventing care In peace provides fit arms against a War. POPE-Second Book of Horace.

Satire II. Line 123. Every one is the architect of his own fortune. v. PSEUDO-SALLUST-Ep. de Rep. Ordin.

II. 1. A good man's fortune may grow out at heels.

10. King Lear. Act II. Sc. 2. All other doubts, by time let them be clear'd: Fortune brings in some boats, that are not


Cymbeline. Act IV. Sc. 3. And rail'd on lady Fortune in good terms. y. As You Like It. Act II. Sc. 7.

Fortune is merry, And in this mood will give us any thing. Julius Cæsar. Act III. Sc. 2.

Fortune knows, We scorn her most, when most she offers

a. Antony and Cleopatra. Act III.

Sc. 9.


FORTUNE. The mould of a man's fortune is in his own

hands. i. BACON-Essay of Fortune.

Time and Death Ye have done your worst. -Fortune, now see,

now proudly Pluck off thy veil, and view thy triumph.

Look what thou hast brought this land to.

Oh, fair flower,
How lovely yet thy ruins show! how sweetly
Even death embraces thee! The peace of

Heaven The fellowship of all great souls be with

thee! j. BEAUMONT and FLETCHER— The

Tragedy of Bonduca. He that is down needs fear no fall; He that is low no pride.

k. BUNYAN-Pilgrim's Progress. Pt. II. Could he with reason murmur at his case, Himself sole author of his own disgrace ?

I. CO WPER— Hope. Line 316. I wish thy lot, now bad, still worse, my

friend, For when at worst, they say, things always

COWPER- Translation from Owen.

To a Friend in Distress.


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Fortune, ne'er turns the key to the poor.
King Lear. Act II. Sc. 4.

Happy is your grace, That can translate the stubbornness of for

tune Into so quiet and so sweet a style.

b. As You Like It. Act II. Sc. 1. How some men creep in skittish Fortune's

hall, While others play the idiots in her eyes ! Troilus and Cressida. Act III.

Sc. 3. I find my zenith, doth depend upon A most auspicious star; whose influence If now I court not, but omit, my fortunes Will ever after droop.

d. Tempest. Act I. Sc. 2. O fortune, fortune! all men call thee fickle.

Romeo and Juliet, Act III, Sc. 5, They are a pipe for Fortune's finger To sound what stop she please. Give me that

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Fortune, my friend, I've often thought,
Is weak, if Art assist her not:
So equally all arts are vain,
If Fortune help them not again.
l. SHERIDAN—Love Epistles of

Aristaenetus. Ep. XIII. Forever, Fortune, wilt thou prove an unre

lenting foe to love; And when we meet a mutual heart, come in

between and bid as part ?

THOMSON- Song. Forever, Fortune. For fortune's wheel is on the turn, And some go up and some go down. MARY F. TUCKERGoing up and

Coming Down. Except wind stands as never it stood, It is an ill wind turns none to good. 0. TUSSER- Description of the Properties

of Wind. Fortune befriends the bold.

p. VIRGIL- Æn. X. 284.




Fortune favors the bold.
9. YONGE's Cicero. De Finibus.

Bk. III. Div. 4.

That is not passion's slave, and I will wear

him In my heart's core, aye, in my heart of heart, As I do thee.

f. Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 2. Well, heaven forgive him and forgive us all! Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall: Some run from brakes of vice, and answer

none, And some condemned for a fault alone. 9. Measure for Measure. Act II. Sc. 1.

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

h. King John. Act III. Sc. 4.

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Will fortune never come with both hands

full, But write her fair words still in foulest

letters? She either gives a stomach, and no foodSuch as are the poor, in health; or else a

feast, And takes away the stomach--such are the

rich, That have abundance, and enjoy it not. is

Henry IV, Act IV. Sc. 4.

I thank thee, who hast taught My frail mortality to know itself.

Pericles. Act I. Sc. 1. Sometimes we are devils to ourselves, When we will tempt the frailty of our powers, Presuming on their changeful potency.

Troilus and Cressida. Act. IV. Sc. 4.

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Ye gods, it doth amaze me,
A man of such feeble temper should
So get the start of the majestic world,
And bear the palm alone.
j. Julius Cæsar. Act. I. Sc. 2.

So is Hope Changed for Despair-one laid upon the

shelf, We take the other. Under heaven's high

cope Fortune is God-all you endure and do Depends on circumstance as much as you. lc. SHELLEY--Paraphrase of a Greek


Glistered the dire Snake, and into fraud
Led Eve, our credulous mother, to the Tree
Of Prohibition, root of all our woe.
MILTON -Paradise Lost. Bk. IX.

Line 643. Perplexed and troubled at his bad success The Tempter turned, nor had what to reply, Discovered in his fraud, thrown from his

hope. y. MILTON-- Paradise Regained.

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FREEDOM. Hereditary bondsmen! Know ye not Who would be free themselves must strike the

blow? C. BYRON- Childe Harold. Canto II,

St. 67.


Hope for a season bade the world farewell, And Freedom shrieked as Kosciusko fell! O'er Prague's proud arch the fires of ruin

glow. d. CAMPBELL, Pleasures of Hope.

Line 381.


Freedom has a thousand charms to show, That slaves howe'er contented, never know.

COWPER— Table Talk, Line 260.

Oh let me live my own, and die so too!
(To live and die is all I have to do:)
Maintain a Poet's dignity and ease,
And see what friends, and read what books

I please.

Pope-Prologue to Satires. Line 261. Freedom is only in the land of Dreams; And only blooms the Beautiful in Song! SCHILLER-Commencement of the Nero

Century. Last Line. Come, there's no more tribute to be paid. Our kingdom is stronger than it was at that time; and, as I said, there is no more such Cæsars

other of them may have crooked noses; but, to owe such straight arms, none. P. Cymbeline. Act III. Sc. 1.

When the mind's free, The body's delicate.

9. King Lear. Act III Sc. 4. We must be free or die, who speak the tongue That Shakespeare spake; the faith and morals

hold Which Milton held.

WORDSWORTH-Sonnets to National

Independence and Liberty. Pt. XVI.

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He is the freeman, whom the truth makes free, And all are slaves besides.

f. CowPER— The Task. Bk. V. Line 733. When Freedom from her mountain height

Unfurled her standard to the air, She tore the azure robe of night,

And set the stars of glory there. 9. DRAKE-- The American Flag. I am as free as Nature first made man, Ere the base laws of servitude began, When wild in woods the noble savage ran. h. DRYDEN-- Conquest of Granada. Act I.

Sc. 1. My angel, -his name is Freedom, Choose him to be your king; He shall cut pathways east and west, And fend you with his wing.

i EMERSON – Boston Hymn. Yes, to this thought I hold with firm persist

The last result of wisdom stamps it true;
He only earns his freedom and existence
Who daily conquers them anew.

1. GOETHE-Faust. In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born

across the sea, With a glory in his bosom that transfigures

you and me; As he died to make men holy, let us die to

make men free,
While God is marching on.
JULIA WARD Howe-Later Lyrics.

Battle Hymn of the Republic.

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For I am the only one of my friends that I can rely upon.

My friends! There are no friends.



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False friends are like our shadows, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade. d. BOVEE--Summaries of Thoughls.

False Friends. I have loved my friends, as I do virtue, My soul, my God. Sir Thomas BROWNE- Religio Medici.

Pt. II. Sec. 5.



With my friend I desire not to share or participate, but to engross his sorrows; that, by making them mine own, I may more easily discuss them: for in mine own reason, and within myself, I can command that which I cannot entreat without myself, and within the circle of another. f. Sir THOMAS BROWNE--Religio Medici.

Pt. 1. Sec. 5.

There are plenty of acquaintances in the world, but very few real friends. Chinese Moral Maxims. Compiled by John Francis Davis, F.R.S.

China, 1823 Our very best friends have a tincture of jealousy even in their friendship: and when they hear us praised by others, will ascribe it to sinister and interested motives if they can.

C. C. COLTON--Lacon. Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles. Have no friends not equal to yourself. When you have faults do not fear to abandon them.

CONFUCIUS-Analects. Bk. I. Ch. IV. Who heart-whole, pure in faith, once written

friend, In life and death are true, unto the end! p. JOHN ESTEN COOKE-Sonnet. Old

Friends to Love. O friends, whom chance and change can never harm. 9. BARRY CORNWALL--An Autobiographical

Fragment. I would not enter on my list of friends (Though graced with polish'd manners and

fine sense,
Yet wanting sensibility) the man
Who needlessly sets foot upon a worm.
CowPER-- The Task. Bk. VI.

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She that asks
Her dear five hundred friends.
COWPER-- The Task. Bk, II.

Line 612.
The man who 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.
t. COWPER-- On Friendship.

“Wal'r, my boy," replied the captain. "in the Proverbs of Solomon you will find the following words, May we never want a friend in need, nor a bottle to give him! When found, make a note of.'.

DICKENS- Dombey and Son. Ch. XV.


One faithful Friend is enough for a man's self; 'tis much to meet with such an one, yet we can't have too many for the sake of others. g. DE LA BRUYERE -- The Characters or Manners of the Present Age.

Ch. XV.

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For to cast away a virtuous friend, I call as bad as to cast away one's own life, which one loves best. h. BUCKLEY's Sophocles. Edipus

Tyrannis. Whoever knows how to return a kindness he has received, must be a friend above all price.

i BUCKLEY's Sophocles. Philocteles. Ah! were I sever'd from thy side, Where were thy friend, and who my guide ? Years have not seen --Time shall not see The hour that tears my soul from thee. j. BYRON-- The Bride of Abydos.

Canto I. St. 11.

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Be kind to my remains; and 0 defend, Against your judgment, your departed friend.

DRYDEN-- Epistle to Congreve. Line 72. The poor make no new friends;

But O, they love the better still The few our Father sends. LADY DUFFERIN -- Lament of the Irish

Emigrant. Animals are such agreeable friends-they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. GEORGE ELIOT- Mr. Gilfil's Love

Story. Ch. VII.

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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, oh! save me from the candid friend.

1. GEORGE CANNING--Neo Morality.

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Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness! GEORGE ELIOT-- The Spanish Gypsy.

Bk. III.




Friend more divine than all divinities. b. GEORGE ELIOT-- The Spanish Gypsy.

Bk. IV. To act the part of a true friend requires more conscientious feeling than to fill with credit and complacency any other station or capacity in social life. Mrs. Ellis-- Pictures of Private Life.

Second Series. The Pains

of Pleasing. Ch. IV. A day for toil, an hour for sport, But for a friend is life too short. d. EMERSON-- Considerations by the Way.

Our chief want in life, is, somebody who shall make us do what we can. This is the service of a friend. With him we are easily great. There is a sublime attraction in him to whatever virtue is in us. How he flings wide the doors of existence! What questions we ask of him! what an understanding we have! how few words are needed! It is the only

real society.
EMERSON -- Considerations by the Way.



We never know the true value of friends. While they live, we are too sensitive of their faults; when we have lost them, we only see their virtues. J. C. and A. W. HARE—Guesses at

Truth. For my boyhood's friend hath fallen, the

pillar of my trust, The true, the wise, the beautiful, is sleeping

in the dust.

HILLARD-On Death of Motley.

The new is older than the old; And newest friend is oldest friend in this, That, waiting him, we longest grieved to miss One thing we sought. p. HELEN HUNT- My New Friend.

True happiness Consists not in the multitude of friends, But in the worth and choice. Nor would I

have Virtue a popular regard pursue: Let them be good that love me, though but

few. 9. BEN JONSON - Cynthia's Revels.

Act III. Sc. 2. 'Tis sweet, as year by year we lose Friends out of sight, in faith to muse How grows in Paradise our store.

KEBLE - Burial of the Dead. Friend of my bosom, thou more than a

brother, Why wert not thou born in niy father's


LAMB - The Old Familiar Faces. A friend is most a friend of whom the best remains to learn.

t. Lucy LARCOM - Friend Brook. Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend.


John Endicoul. Act IV. So. 1. Alas! to-day I would give everything To see a friend's face, or hear a voice That had the slighest tone of comfort in it. LONGFELLOW--Judas Maccabačus.

Act IV. Sc. 3. My designs and labors And aspirations are my only friends. LONGFELLOW-— The Masque of

Pandora. Pt. III. O friend! 0 best of friends! Thy absence

more Than the impending night darkens the land

scape o'er!
LONGFELLOW --Christus. The Golden

Legend. Pt. II. Yes, we must ever be friends; and of all who

offer you friendship Let me be ever the first, the truest, the near

est and dearest! y. LONGFELLOW The Courtship of Miles

Standish. Pt. VI." Line 71.

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Our friends early appear to us as representatives of certain ideas, which they never pass or exceed. They stand on the brink of the ocean of thought and power, but they never take a single step that would bring them there.

f. EMERSON – Essay. Of Experience. The only way to have a friend is to be one.

9. EMERSON -- Essay. Of Friendship.

Take the advice of a faithful friend, and submit thy inventions to his censure. A. FULLER The Holy and Profane States.

Fancy. On the choice of friends Onr good or evil name depends. i Gar-- The Old Woman and Her Cais.

Pt. I. A favorite has no friend. ji GRAY-On a Favorite Cat Drowned.

St. 6. Dear lost companions of my tuneful art, Dear, as the light that visits these sad eyes, Dear, as the riddy drops that warm my heart.

k. GRAY- The Bard. St. 3. Line 2. Behold thy friend, and of thyself the pattern

see. L GRIMOALD-Of Friendship. Line 15. Of all the heavenly gifts that mortal men

commend, What trusty treasure in the world can coun

tervail a friend?

GRLMOALD-Of Friendship. Line 1.


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