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For 'tis sweet to stammer one letter of the Eternal's language ;-on earth it is
Lord's Supper, Line 215.
These evils I deserve,
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.
Ill fortune seldom comes alone.
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
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
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.
Oh, fair flower,
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
To a Friend in Distress.
Fortune, ne'er turns the key to the poor.
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
Fortune, my friend, I've often thought,
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. TUCKER—Going 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.
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.
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.
Ye gods, it doth amaze me,
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
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.
Bk. IV. Line 1.
FREEDOM. Hereditary bondsmen! Know ye not Who would be free themselves must strike the
blow? C. BYRON- Childe Harold. Canto II,
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.
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!
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.
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
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,
Battle Hymn of the Republic.
For I am the only one of my friends that I can rely upon.
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
His sense of your great merit,
To pardon or to bear it.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness! GEORGE ELIOT-- The Spanish Gypsy.
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
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.
LONGFELLOW-Christus. Pt. III.
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
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.
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.