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Some friendships are made by nature, Friendship's the wine of life; but friendship some by contract, some by interest, and some by souls.
* * is neither strong, nor pure. a. 'JEREMY TAYLOR--The Measures and 1. YOUNG-Night Thoughts. Night II. Offices of Friendship.
Line 582. When we speak of friendship, which is
FUTURITY. the best thing in the world (for it is love and beneficence, it is charity that is fitted for
What will come, and must come, shall come society), we cannot suppose a brave pile
well. should be built up with nothing.
m. EDWIN ARNOLD-Light of Asia. b. JEREMY TAYLOR-- The Measures and
Bk. VI. Line 274. Offices of Friendship. Some day Love shall claim his own For tho' the faults were thick as dust in
Some day Right ascend his throne, vacant chambers, I could trust your kind
Some day hidden Truth be known;
Some day-some sweet day. C. TENNYSON -- To the Queen. St. 5.
1. LEWIS J. BATES - Some Sweet Day. More years had made me love thee more.
The year goes wrong, and tares grow strong, d. TENNYSON- In Memoriam. Pt. LXXX.
Hope starves without a crumb;
But God's time is our harvest time, O friendship, equal-poised control,
And that is sure to come. O heart, with kindliest motion warm,
0. LEWIS J. BATES-Our Betier Day. O sacred essence, other form, O solemn ghost, О crowned soul!
God keeps a niche e TENNYSON--In Memoriam.
In Heaven to hold our idols; and albeit Pt. LXXXIV.
He brake them to our faces, and denied
That our close kisses should impair their Once let friendship be given that is born
white, of God, nor time nor circumstance can I know we shall behold them raised, comchange it to a lessening; it must be mutual
plete, growth, increasing trust, widening faith, en The dust shook off, their beauty glorified, during patience, forgiving love, unselfish New Memnons singing in the great Godambition, and an affection built before the
light. Throne, which will bear the test of time and
E. B. BROWNING-Sonnet. Futurity trial.
with the Departed f. ALLAN THROCKMORTON- On Friendship.
But ask not bodies doomed to die, Friendship is the holiest of gifts;
To what abode they go; God can bestow nothing more sacred upon
Since knowledge is but sorrow's spy, us!
It is not safe to know It enhances every joy, mitigates every pain.
9. DAVENANT — The Just Italian. Act V. Everyone can have a friend,
Sc. 1. Who himself knows how to be a friend. g. TIEDGE.
Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant!
Let the dead Past bury its dead. Friendship-our friendship--is like the
r. LONGFELLOW-A Psalm of Life. beautiful shadows of evening, Spreading and growing till life and its light Dear Land to which Desire forever flees; pass away.
Time doth no present to our grasp allow, h. MICHAEL VITKOVICS-Love and
Say in the fixed Eternal shall we seize
Friendship. At last the fleeting how? True friendship is a plant of slow growth, S. BULWER-LYTTON— The First Violets, and must undergo and withstand the shocks
1 O visions ill forseen! Better had I of adversity, before it is entitled to the ap
| Liv'd ignorant of future, so had borne pellation.
My part of evil only. i GEO. WASHINGTON-Social Maxims.
Line 763. The surest bulwark against evil is that of friendship.
Beyond this vale of tears
There is a life above, j. Yonge's Cicero. De Finibus.
Unmeasured by the flight of years; What room can there be for friendship, or
And all that life is love. who can be a friend to any one whom he u. MONTGOMERY — The Issues of Life and does not love for his own sake? And what is loving, from which verb (amo) the very name of friendship (amicitia) is derived, but Oh blindness to the future! kindly giv'n. wishing a certain person to enjoy the great That each may fill the circle mark'd' by est possible good fortune, even if none of it
heaven. accrues to oneself?
v. POPE-Essay on Man. Ep. I. le. YONGE's Cicero. De Finibus.
When we die, we shall find we have not
Who would fardels bear, lost our dreams; we have only lost our sleep. To grunt and sweat under a weary life; a. RICHTER.
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscover'd country, from whose bour Haste, holy Friar,
No traveller returns, puzzles the will; Haste, ere the sinner shall expire!
And makes us rather bear those ills we have, Of all his guilt let him be shriven,
Than fly to others, that we know not of? And smooth his path from earth to heaven!
f. Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 1. O. SCOTT- Lay of the Last Minstrel.
What a world were this
How unendurable its weight, if they
Whom Death hath sundered did not meet That we shall see and know our friends in
g. SOUTHEY- Inscription XVII. Epitaph. If that be true, I shall see my boy again; The glories of the Possible are ours. For, since the birth of Cain, the first male ! h. BAYARD TAYLOR - The Picture of St. child,
John. Bk. II. St. 71. To him that did but yesterday suspire,
The great world's altar-stairs There was not such a gracious creature | That slope thro’ darkness up to God. born.
i. TENNYSON-In Memoriam. Pt. LIV. c. King John. Act III. Sc. 4.
Happy he whose inward ear Ay, but to die and go we know not where; Angel comfortings can hear, To lie in cold obstruction, and to rot.
O'er the rabble's laughter;
Glimpses through the smoke discern
A time there is, like a thrice-told tale, With smiling plenty, and fair prosperous | Long-rifled life of sweet can yield no more. days!
k. YOUNG-Night Thoughts Night IV. e. Richard III. Act V. Sc. 4.
A little garden square and wall'd;
Genius must be born, and never can be And in it throve an ancient evergreen,
taught. A yew-tree, and all round it ran a walk
I. DRYDEN- Epistle X. To Congreve. Of shingle, and a walk divided it.
Line 60. 4. TENNYSON- Enoch Arden. Line 754.
Genius and its rewards are briefly told:
The garden lies A liberal nature and a niggard doom, A league of grass, wash'd by a slow broad A difficult journey to a splendid tomb. stream.
m. FORSTER-Dedication of the Life and b. TENNYSON--The Gardener's Daughter.
Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith.
Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use. Of fountains spouted up and showering
n. HAZLITT-- Table Talk. On Application down
to Study. In meshes of the jasmine and the rose: And all about us peal'd the nightingale,
Nature is the master of talent; genius is
the master of nature. Rapt in her song, and careless of the spare. TENNYSON- The Princess. Pt. I.
0. HOLLAND--Plain Talk on Familiar Line 217.
Subjects. Art and Life. Let no rash hand invade these sacred bowers, Not oft near home does genius brightly Irreverent pluck the fruit, or touch the
No more than precious stones while in the Fragrance and beauty here their charms
p. OMAR KHAYYAM--Bodenstedt. And e'en Hesperia's garden yields to mine;
Translator. For tho' no golden apples glitter round, A dragon yet more furious guards the ground. Many a genius has been slow of growth. d. ANONYMOUS-Inscription for the
Oaks that flourish for a thousand years do Entrance to a Garden. not spring up into beauty like a reed.
9. GEO. HENRY LEWES— The Spanish GENIUS.
Drama. Ch. II. As diamond cuts diamond, and one hone
All the means of actionsmooths a second, all the parts of intellect The shapeless mass, the materialsare whetstones to each other; and genius,
Lie everywhere about us. What we need which is but the result of their mutual sharp Is the celestial fire to change the flint ening is character too.
Into transparent crystal, bright and clear.
That fire is genius!
r. LONGFELLOW— The Spanish Student. Genius is to Wit as the whole is in propor
Act I. Sc. 5. tion to its parts. f. DE LA BRUYERE-- The Characters or He is gifted with genius who knoweth Manners of the Present Age.
| much by natural talent.
S. PINDAR. Every work of genius is tinctured by the feelings, and often originates in the events
There is none but he of times.
Whose being I do fear; and under him g. Isaac DISRAELI— Literary Character My genius is rebuk'd; as, it is said, of Men of Genius. Ch. XXV. Mark Antony's was by Cæsar.
t. Macbeth. Act III. Sc. 1. Fortune has rarely condescended to be the companion of genius.
Genius inspires this thirst for fame: there h. Isaac DISRAELI-- Curiosities of Litera
is no blessing undesired by those to whom ture. Poverty of the Learned. Heaven gave the means of winning it.
u MADAME DE STAËL-Corinne. Bk. XVI. Many men of genius must arise before a
Ch. I. particular man of genius can appear. i LAAC DISRAELI- Literary Character Genius is essentially creative; it bears the of Men of Genius. Ch. XXV. | character of the individual who possesses it.
0. MADAME DE STAËL-Corinne. Bk. VII. Philosophy becomes poetry, and science imagination, in the enthusiam of genius.
Ch. I. 1. Isaac DISRAELI - Literary Character When genius is united with true feeling, of Men of Genius. Ch. XII. our talents multiply our woes.
W. MADAME DE STAËL--Corinne. Bk. XV. To think, and to feel, constitute the two grand divisions of men of genius--the men
Ch. VI. of reasoning and the men of imagination. Genius can never despise labour. k. Isaac DISRAELI -- Literary Character of 2. ABEL STEVENS— Life of Madame de Men of Genius. Ch. II. |
Staël. Ch. XXXVIII.
GENTLEMEN. A gentleman born, master parson; who writes himself armigero; in any bill, warrant, quittance, or obligation, armigero. a. Merry Wives of Windsor. Act I.
St. 1. An affable and courteous gentleman.
b. Taming of the Shrero. Act I, Sc. 2. "I am a gentleman "--I'll be sworn thou art; Thy tongue, thy face, thy limbs, actions and
spirit, Do give thee five-fold blazon.
c. Twelfth Night. Act I. St. 5. ..
He ne'er consider'd it, as loth
n. BUTLER- Hudibras. Pt. I. Canto I.
I freely told you, all the wealth I had
d. Merchant of Venice. Act III. Sc. 2.
The prophet's mantle, ere his flight began, Dropt on the world--a sacred gift to man. 2. CAMPBELL-Pleasures of Hope.
Pt. I. Line 44. The gift, to be true, must be the flowing of the giver unto me, correspondent to my flowing unto him.
p. EMERSON – Essay. Of Gifts.
In giving, a man receives more than he gives, and the more is in proportion to the worth of the thing given. q. GEORGE MACDONALD--Mary Marston.
Ch. v. Take gifts with a sigh: most men give to be
s. Taming of the Shrew. Induction.
Cel. Let us sit, and mock the good housewife, Fortune, from her wheel, that her gifts may henceforth be bestowed equally.
Ros. I would we could do so; for her bene. fits are mightily misplaced: and the bountiful blind woman doth most mistake in her gifts to women.
t. As You Like It. Act I. Sc. 2. Rich gifts wax poor, when givers prove un
kind. u. Hamlet. Act III. Sc. I. Win her with gifts, if she respect not words; Dumb jewels otten, in their silent kind, More than quick words, do move a woman's
mind. v. Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act III.
They are as gentle As zephyrs, blowing below the violet. j. Cymbeline. Act V. Sc. 2.
Those that do teach young babes, Do it with gentle means and easy tasks: He might have chid me so; for, in good faith, I am a child to chiding.
k. Othello. Act IV. Sc. 2. Let mildness ever attend thy tongue.
1. THEOGIUS-- Maxims. Line 368.
GLORY. The glory dies not, and the grief is past. W. BRYDGES -- On the Death of Sir Walter
Scott. Who track the steps of glory to the grave. X. BYRON--Monody on the Death of
Glory built On selfish principles, is shame and guilt.
y. COWPER -- Table Talk. Line 1. | The paths of glory lead but to the grave. z. GRAY-Elegy in a Country Churchyard.
Of gifts, there seems none more becoming to offer a friend than a beautiful book. m. Amos BRONSON ALCOTT--- Concord Days.
Visions of glory, spare my aching sight!
“There is no god but God!- to prayer-Ye unborn ages, crowd not on my soul! lo! God is great! a. GRAY– Progress of Poesy. III. I. m. BYRON-- Childe Harold. Canto IJ, Line 2.
St. 59. The glory of him who
| “God!" sing, ye meadow-streams, with Hung His masonry pendant on naught, when
gladsome voice! the world he created.
Ye pine-groves, with your soft and soul-like LONGFELLOW-Children of the Lord's
sounds! Supper. Line 174.
And they too have a voice, yon piles of snow, Who pants for glory, finds but short repose; And in their perilous fall shall thunder A breath revives him, or a breath o'erthrows.
“God!" C. Pope--Second Book of Norace. Ep. I. N. COLERIDGE-Hymn before Sunrise in Line 300.
the Vale of Chamouni. Glory is like a circle in the water,
Acquaint thyself with God, if thou would'st Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself,
taste Till, by broad spreading, it disperse to His works. Admitted once to his embrace, naught.
Thou shalt perceive that thou wast blind d. llenry VI. Pt. I. Act I. Sc. 2.
before: I have ventura Thine eye shall be instructed; and thine Like little wanton boys that swim
Made pure shall relish, with divine delight This many summers in a sea of glory;
Till then unfelt, what hands divine have But far beyond my depth: my high-blown
0. COWPER— The Task. Bk. V. At length broke under me.
Line 782. e. Henry VIII. Act III. Sc. 2.
God moves in a mysterious way Like madness is the glory of this life. His wonders to perform; f. Timon of Athens. Act I. Sc. 2. He plants his footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm. Who'd be so mock'd with glory? or to live
p. COWPER—Light Shining out of But in a dream of friendship?
Darkness. To have his pomp, and all what state compounds,
God never meant that man should scale the But only painted, like his varnish'd friends?
heavens Timon of Athens. Act IV. Sc. 2. By strides of human wisdom. In his works, Avoid shame, but do not seek glory,-
Though wondrous, he commands us in his nothing so expensive as glory.
word h. SYDNEY SMITH-- Lady Holland's
To seek him rather where his mercy shines. Memoir. Vol. I. P. 88. g. CowPER- The Task. Bk. III.
Line 217. 'Twas glory once to be a Roman; She makes it glory now to be a man.
Not a flower i BAYARD TAYLOR--- The National Ode. But shows some touch, in freckle, streak, or
stain, Glories, like glow-worms, afar off shine Of His unrivall'd pencil. bright.
r. COWPER- The Task. Bk. VI. But look'd at near have neither heat nor
Line 240. light. j. JOHN WEBSTER— The White Devil.
'Twas much, that man was made like God Act IV. Sc. 4.
But, that God should be made like man, Great is the glory, for the strife is hard!
much more. k. WORDSWORTA -- To B. R. Haydon.
S. DONNE-Holy Sonnets.
Who rule the world with absolute decrees, God's wisdom and God's goodness!--Ay, but And write whatever time shall bring to pass, fools
With pens of Adamant, on plates of brass. Mis-define thee, till God knows them no more.
t. DRYDEN- Palamon and Arcite. Bk. I. Wisdom and goodness, they are God! what
Line 478. schools Have yet as much as heard this simple
He who loves love?
God and his law must hate the foes of God. This no Saint preaches, and this no Church u. GEORGE ELICT-- Spanish Gypsy, Bk. I.
rules; 'Tis in the desert, now and heretofore.
God enters by a private door into every MATTHEW ARNOLD--The Divinity. individual.
St. 3. ' v. EMERSON -- Essay. Of Intellect.