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GOD.

GOD.

When the Master of the universe has points | God is truth and light his shadow.
to carry in his government he impresses his m. PLATO.
will in the structure of minds.
a. EMERSON- Letters and Social Aims.

Father of All! in ev'ry Age,
Immortality.

In ev'ry clime ador'a,

By Saint, by Savage, and by Sage,
Restore to God his due in tithe and time: Jehovah, Jove, or Lord!
A tithe purloin'd cankers the whole estate. n. POPE- Universal Prayer.
b. HERBERT The Temple. The Church

Porch.
| He mounts the storm, and walks upon the

wind.
Thou art what I want.

0. POPE--Essay on Man. Ep. II. I am athirst for God, the Living God.

Line 110. C. JEAN INGELOW--A Parson's Letter to a Young Poet. Pt. II.

Laugh where we must, be candid where we

can,

But vindicate the ways of God to man. Thou think'st of Him as one that will not

p. POPE- Essay on Man. Ep. I. Line 15. wait. A father, and not wait! He waited long Thou great First Cause, least understood. For us, and yet perchance He thinks not long,

q. POPE- Universal Prayer. And will not count the time. There are no dates

To Him no high, no low, no great, no small; In His fine leisure.

He fills, he bounds, connects, and equals all. d. JEAN INGELOW-A Parson's Letter to r. POPE- Essay on Man. Ep. I. a Young Poet. Pt. II.

Line 277.

In danger heroes, and in doubt
The sun and every vassal star,

Poets find gods to help them out.
All space, beyond the soar of angel wings,
Wait on his word: and yet He stays His

S. PRIOR--Alma.Canto III.
car

The Omnipotent has sown His name on For every sigh a contrite suppliant brings. the heavens in glittering stars, but upon KEBLE- Ascension Day.

earth He planteth His name by tender flowers.

t. RICHTER- Hesperus. There is no God but God, the living, the God is our fortress; in whose conquering self subsisting. f. Koran.

Let us resolve to scale their finty bulwarks. 'Tis heaven alone that is given away,

u. Henry VI. Pt. I. Act II. Sc. 1. 'Tis only God may be had for the asking.

God shall be my hope, g. LOWELL- The Vision of Sir Luunfal.

My stay, my guide, and lantern to my feet. A voice is in the wind I do not know:

v. Henry VI. Pt. II. Act II. Sc. 3. A meaning on the face of the high hills

Heaven is above all yet; there sits a Judge Whose utterance I canrot comprehend.

That no king can corrupt. A something is behind them: that is God.

w. Henry VIII. Act III. Sc. 1. h. GEORGE MACDONALD- Within and Without. Pt. I. Sc. 1.

But I lose

Myself in Him, in Light ineffable! And justify the ways of God to men.

Come then, expressive Silence muse i. MİLTON -- Paradise Lost, Bk. I.

His praise.

Line 26. 2. THOMSON --Hymn. These are thy glorious works, Parent of These as they change, Almighty Father! these good,

Are but the varied God. The rolling year j. Milton--Paradise Lost. Bk. V. Is full of thee.

Line 153. y. THOMSONHymn.
Who best

What, but God ?
Bear his mild yoke, they serve him best.

Inspiring God! who, boundless spirit all, His state

And unremitting Energy, pervades, Is kingly; thousands at his bidding speed, Adjusts, sustains, and agitates the whole. And post o'er land and ocean without rest.

z. THOMSON - The Seasons. Spring. k. MILTON -Sonnet. On His Blindness.

Line 849.

God, from a beautiful necessity, is Love. Yes, thou art ever present, Power supreme!

aa. TUPPER---Of Immortality. Not circumscribed by time, nor fixed to space, Confined to altars, nor to temples bound,

God sendeth and giveth, both mouth and In wealth, in want, in freedom, or in chains, | the meat. In dungeons, or on thrones, the faithful find bb. · TUSSER— Five Hundred Points of thee.

Good Husbandry. Good 1. HANNAH MORE Belshazzar.

Husbandry Lessons.

Let name

GOD.

GOODNESS.

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A God all mercy is a God unjust.

How quickly nature falls into revolt, a. YOUNG- Night Thoughts. Night IV. When gold becomes her object!

Line 234. For this the foolish over-careful fathers

Have broke their sleep with thoughts, their A God alone can comprehend a God.

brains with care. b. YOUNG-Night Thoughts. Night IX. Their bones with industry;

Line 835. For this they have engrossed and pil'd up

The canker'd heaps of strange-achieved Though man sits still and takes his ease;

gold; God is at work on man;

For this they have been thoughtful to invest No means, no moment unemploy'd,

Their sons with arts and martial exercises. To bless him, if he can.

l. Henry IV. Pt. II. Act IV. Sc. 4. C. YOUNG- Resignation. St. 122.

There is gold for you; sell me your good re

Thou, my all! My theme! my inspiration! and my crown! | m. Cymbeline. Act II. Sc. 3. My strength in age! my rise in low estate! My soul's ambition, pleasure, wealth! my There is thy gold; worse poison to men's

souls, My light in darkness! and my life in death! | Doing more murther in this loathsome My boast through time! bliss through eter

world, nity!

Than these poor compounds that thou mayst Eternity, too short to speak thy praise!

not sell: Or fathom thy profound of love to man! I sell thee poison, thou hast sold me none. d. Young- Night Thoughts. Night IV. n. Romeo and Juliet. Act V. Sc. 1.

Line 586.

Thou that so stoutly hast resisted me,
GOLD.

Give me thy gold, if thou hast any gold,

For I have bought it with an hundred blows. For gold in phisike is a cordial;

0. Henry VI. Pt. III. Act. II. Sc. 5. Therefore he loveth gold in special. e. CHAUCER- Canterbury Tales. Prologue.

'Tis gold Line 445 Which buys admittance; oft it doth; yea,

and makes Gold begets in brethren bate;

Diana's rangers false themselves, yield up Gold in families debate;

Their deer to the stand o' the stealer: and Gold does friendships separate;

'tis gold Gold does civil wars create.

Which makes the true man kill'd, and saves f. COWLEY- Anacreontics. Gold.

the thief;

Nay, sometime, hangs both thief and true Stronger than thunder's winged force

man All powerful gold can speed its course;

p. Cymbeline. Act III. Sc. 3. Through watchful guards its passage make,

Commerce has set the mark of selfishness; And loves through solid walls to break.

The signet of its all-enslaving power g. FRANCIS' Horace, Ode XVI.

Upon a shining ore, and called it gold:
Line 12.

Before whose image bow the vulgar great, Gold! gold! gold! gold!

The vainly rich, the miserable proud, Bright and yellow, hard and cold.

The mob of peasants, nobles, priests, and

kings, h Hood— Miss Kilmansegg. Her Moral.

And with blind feelings reverence the power

That grinds them to the dust of misery, Judges and Senates have been bought for But in the temple of their hireling hearts gold,

Gold is a living god, and rules in scorn Esteem and Love were never to be sold.

All earthly things but virtue. i. POPE-- Essay on Man. Ep. IV.

9. SHELLEY - Queen Mal. Pt. V. St. 4.

Line 187. Trade it may help, Society extend,

GOODNESS. But lures the Pirate, and corrupts the Friend:

Whatever anyone does or says, I must be It raises Armies in a nation's aid,

good. But bribes a Senate, and the Land's be

7. AURELIUS ANTONINUS Thoughts. tray'd.

Ch. VII. j. POPE, Moral Essays. Ep. III.

Line 29 What good I see humbly I seek to do,

And live obedient to the law, in trust A mere hoard of gold, kept by a devil; till That what will come, and must come, shall sack commences it, and sets it in act and

come well. use.

s. EDWIN ARNOLDThe Light of Asia . k. Henry IV. Pt. II. Act IV. Sc. 3.

Bk. VI. Line 273

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GOODNESS.

GOVERNMENT.

There was never law, or sect, or opinion Your great goodness, out of holy pity, did so much magnify goodness as the Chris- | Absolv'd him with an axe. tian religion doth.

p. Henry VIII. Act III. Sc. 2. a. BACON - Essays. Of Goodness, &c.

Only the actions of the just
Who soweth good seed shall surely reap; Smell sweet and blossom in the dust.
The year grows rich as it groweth old,

9. SHIRLEY-- Contention of Ajax and And life's latest sands are its sands of gold!

Ulysses. Sc. 3. b. JULIA C. R. DORR-- To the Bouquet

Club."

He has more goodness in his little finger

than you have in your whole body. If you would be good, first believe that r. SWIFT-- Mary the Cookmaid's Letter to you are bad.

Dr. Sheridan. c. EPICTETUS.

Howe'er it be, it seems to me, And learn the luxury of doing good.

'Tis only noble to be good. d. GOLDSMITH The Traveller. Line 22. Kind hearts are inore than coronets,

And simple faith than Norman blood. True goodness is like the glowworm in S. TENNYSON- Lady Clara Vere De Vere. this, that it shines most when no eyes, ex

St. 7. cept those of heaven, are upon it.

GOSSIP ē. J. C. and A. W. HARE--Guesses at

Truth.. Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from

the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse How near to good is what is fair!

it; it proves nothing but the bad taste of the f. BEN JONSON -- Love Freed from

smoker.
Ignorance and Folly. . GEORGE ELIOT-- Daniel Deronda.

Bk. II. Ch. XIII. Great hearts alone understand how much glory there is in being good.

He's gone, and who knows how may he reg. MICHELET.

port

Thy words by adding fuel to the flame? Good, the more

U. MILTON--Samson Agonistes. Communicated, the more abundant grows.

Line 1350. h. MILTON--Paradise Lost. Bk. V.

Line 71.

Foul whisperings are abroad.

v. Macbeth. Act V. Sc. 1.

None But such as are good men can give good | If my gossip report, be an honest woman of things;

her word. And that which is not good is not delicious W. Merchant of Venice. Act III. Sc. 1. To a well-governed and wise appetite. i. MILTON- Comus. Line 702.

The nature of bad news infects the teller.

X. Antony and Cleopatra. Act I. Sc. 2. Long may such goodness live! D. ROGERS Pleasures of Memory.

GOVERNMENT. How far that little candle throws his beams! | States are great engines moving slowly. So shines a good deed in a naughty world. y. BACON -- Advancement of Learning. k. Merchant of Venice. Act V. Sc. 1.

Bk. II. My meaning in saying he is a good man

There was a State without Kings or nobles: is, to have you understand me that he is

there was a church without a Bishop; there sufficient.

was a people governed by grave magistrates l. Merchant of Venice. Act I. Sc. 3.

which it had selected, and equal laws which

it had framed. One good deed dying tongueless

2. Rufus CHOATE--Speech Before the New Slaughters a thousand, waiting upon that,

England Society. Our praises are our wages.

December 22, 1843. m. Winter's Tale. Act I. Sc. 2.

Those that think must govern those that toil. There is some soul of goodness in things aa. GOLDSMITH -- The Traveller. Line 372.

evil, Would men observingly distil it out.

All your strength is in your union, 1. Henry V. Act IV. Sc. 1.

All your danger is in discord.

06. LONGFELLOW-- Hiawatha. Pt. I. There lives within the very flame of love

Line 112. A kind of wick, or snuff, that will abate it; Let wealth and commerce, laws and learning, And nothing is at a like goodness still;

die, For goodness, growing to a pleurisy,

But leave us still our old nobility. Dies in its own too-much.

cc. LORD JOHN MANNERS -- England's Trust. 0. Hamlet. Act IV. Sc. 7.

Pt. III. Line 227.

GOVERNMENT.

GRATITUDE.

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Hope nothing from foreign governments. Whatever he did was done with so much They will never be really willing to aid you

ease, until you have shown that you are strong In him alone 'twas natural to please. enough to conquer without them.

I. DRYDEN- Absalom and Achitophel. a. MAZZINILife and Writings. Young

Pt. I. Line 27. Italy.

Noiseless as a feather or a snow-flake falls, If the sovereign of the State love benevo. | did her feet touch the earth. She seemed lence, he will have no enemy in the empire. to float in the air, and the floor to ben 1 and b. MENCIUS-- On Government.

wave under her, as a branch when a bird

alights upon it and takes wing again. The government will take the fairest of

m. LONGFELLOW- Hyperion. Bk. II. names, but the worst of realities--mob rule.

Ch. VII. C. POLYBIUS-VI. 57.

From vulgar bounds with brave disorder The right divine of kings to govern wrong.

part, d. POPE- The Dunciad. Bk. IV.

And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art.

Line 188. 11. POPE-Essay on Criticism. Line 152. Party has no doubt its evils; but all the

For several virtues evils of party put together would be scarcely Have I lik'd several women; never any a grain in the balance, when compared to With so full soul, but some defect in her the dissolution of honorable friendships, the Did quarrel with the noblest grace she ow'd, pursuit of selfish ends, the want of concert And put it to the foil. in council, the absence of a settled policy 0. Tempest. Act III. Sc. 1. in foreign affairs, the corruption of separate statesmen.

God give him grace to groan. e LORD JOHN RUSSELL-- Introduction to p. Love's Labour's Lost. Act. IV. Sc. 3. the Correspondence of the

Hail to thee, lady! and the grace of heaven, Duke of Bedford.

Before, behind thee, and on every hand, A man busied about decrees; Enwheel thee round! Condemning some to death, and some to 9. Othello. Act II. Sc. 1.

exile; Ransoming him, or pitving, threat'ning the | O, mickle is the powerful grace that lies other.

In plants, herbs, stones, and their true qualiCoriolanus. Act I. Sc. 6.

ties.

1. Romeo and Juliet. Act II. Sc. 3. For government, through high, and low, and othen, what graces in my love do dwell.

lower, Put into parts, doth keep in one consent;

That he hath turn'd a heaven unto a hell!

s. Midsummer Night's Dream. Act 1. Congreeing in a full and natural close, Like music. g. Henry V. Act I. Sc. 2.

But the tender grace of a day that is dead

Will never come back to me.
Why this it is, when men are rul'd by women. t. TENNYSON- Break, Break, Break.

Richard III. Act I. Sc. 1.
The school boy whips his taxed top, the

GRATITUDE. beardless youth manages his taxed horse, Gratitude is the fairest blossom which with a taxed bridle, on a taxed road; and the

springs from the soul; and the heart of man dying Englishman, pouring his medicine,

knoweth none more fragrant. which has paid seven per cent., flings him

U. HOSEA BALLOU-- MSS. Sermons. self back on his chintz bed, which has paid twenty-two per cent., and expires in the

Gratitude is expensive. arms of an apothecary who has paid a license V. GIBBON -- Decline and Fall of the Roman of a hundred pounds for the privilege of put

Empire. ting him to death.

The still small voice of gratitude. i. SYDNEY SMITH Review of Seybert's

W. GRAY--For Music. St. 5.
Annals. United States.

Th' unwilling gratitude of base mankind! Ill can be rule the great that cannot reach

x. POPE- Second Book of Horace. Ep. I, the small.

Line 14, j. SPENSER— Færie Queene. Bk. V.

Canto II. St. 51. | I can no other answer make, but, thanks,

And thanks: and ever oft good turns
GRACE.

Are shuffled off with such uncurrent pay.

y. Troelfth Night Act III. Sc. 3. Who hath not own'd, with rapture-smitten frame,

"I thank you for your voices,--thank The power of grace, the magic of a name?

you,-k. CAMPBELL-- Pleasures of Hope. | Your most sweet voices.”

Pt. II. Line 5. 2. Coriolanus. Act II. Sc. 3.

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GRATITUDE.

GRAVE, THE

grass.

Let but the commons hear this testament, I see their scattered gravestones gleaming (Which, pardon me, I do not mean to read,)

white And they would go and kiss dead Cæsar's Through the pale dusk of the impending wounds,

night; And dip their napkins in his sacred blood; O'er all alike the imperial sunset throws Yea, beg a hair of him for memory,

Its golden lilies mingled with the rose; And, dying, mention it within their wills, We give to each a tender thought, and pass Bequeathing it, as a rich legacy,

Out of the graveyards with their tangled Unto their issue. a. Julius Cæsar. Act III. Sc. 2.

m. LONGFELLOW--Morituri Salutamus.

Line 121. Now the good gods forbid, That our renowned Rome, whose gratitude This is the field and Acre of our God, Towards her deserved children is enroll'd This is the place where human harvests In Jove's own book, like an unnatural dam

grow! Should now eat up her own.

12. LONGFELLOW--God's Acre. b. Coriolanus. Act III. Sc. 1.

There are slave-drivers quietly whipt under

ground, GRAVE, THE

There bookbinders, done up in boards are Lie lightly on my ashes, gentle Earth!

fast bound, C. BEAUMONT and FLETCHER -- Bonduca.

There card-players wait till the last trump be Act IV. Sc. 3.

played,

There all the choice spirits get finally laid, The grave, dread thing! There the babe that's unborn is supplied Men shiver when thou’rt named: Nature

with a berth, appall'd

There men without legs get their six feet of Shakes off her wonted firmness.

earth, d. BLAIR- The Grave.

There lawyers repose, each wrapt up in his

case, The lawn-robad prelate and plain presbyter, There seekers of office are sure of a place, Erewhilo that stood aloof, as shy to meet, There defendant and plaintiff get equally Familiar mingle here, like sister streams

cast, That some rude interposing rock had split. There shoemakers quietly stick to the last. e. BLAIR -- The Grave.

0. LOWELL-- Fable for Critics. Line 1656. Gravestones tell truth scarce forty years. There is a calm for those who weep, f. Sir THOMAS BROWNE-Hydriotaphia. A rest for weary pilgrims found,

Ch. V. They softly lie and sweetly sleep I gazed upon the glorious sky

Low in the ground. And the green mountains round,

p. MONTGOMERY-- The Grave. And thought that when I came to lie

The grave unites; where e'en the great find At rest within the ground,

rest, I'were pleasant, that in flowery June And blended lie th'oppressor and th'opWhen brooks send up a cheerful tune,

pressed! And groves a joyous sound,

9. POPE - Windsor Forest. Line 317. The sexton's hand, my grave to make The rich, green mountain turf should break. | Thy grave shall with rising flow'rs be drest, g. BRYANT-- June.

And the green turf lie lightly on thy breast.

There shall the morn her earliest tears bestow, I would rather sleep in the southern cor There the first roses of the year shall blow. ner of a little country churchyard, than in r. POPE--Elegy on an Unfortunate Lady. the tombs of the Capulets.

Line 65. h. BURKE --Letter to Matthew Smith.

Never the Grave gives back what it has won! The dead are thy inheritors.

S. SCHILLER-A Funeral Fantasy. i. BYRON--A Fragment.

Last Line. An untimely grave.

Beai from hence his body, CAREW --- On the Dulce of Buckingham.

And mourn you for him: let him be regarded

As the most noble corse that ever herald Graves they say are warm'd by glory;

Did follow to his urn. Foolish words and empty story.

t. Coriolanus. Act V. Sc. 5. k. HEINE-- Latest Poems. Epilogue.

Gilded tombs do worms infoli.

u. Merchant of Venice. Act II. Sc. 7. Then to the grave I turned me to see what therein lay;

Lay her i’ the earth; 'Twas the garment of the Christian, worn out | And from her fair and unpolluted flesk, and thrown away.

May violets spring! 1. KOUMACHER-- Death and the Christian. l . llamlet. Act V. Sc. 1.

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