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Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.

MULTON - Areopagitica. For books are as meats and viands are; some of good, some of evil substance.

b. MILTON--Areopagitica. Silent companions of the lonely hour, Friends, who can alter or forsake, Who for inconstant roving have no power, And all neglect, perforce, must calmly take.

Mrs. NORTON--Sonnet. To My Books. Next o'er his books his eyes began to roll, In pleasing memory of all he stole. d. POPE--Dunciad. Bk. I. Line 127.

Chiefs of elder Art! Teachers of wisdom ! who could once be

guile My tedious hours, and lighten every toil, I now resign you. WILLIAM Roscoe--Poetical Works. To my Books on Parting with

Them. Within that awful volume lies The mystery of mysteries ! f. Scort- The Monastery. Vol. I.

Ch. XII. No book can be so good, as to be profitable when negligently read. g.

SENECA.
Deeper than did ever plummet sound,
I'll drown my book.

h. The Tempest. Act V. Sc. 1. I had rather than forty shillings, I had my book. i. The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act I.

Sc. 1. Keep thy pen from lender's books, and defy

the foul fiend. j. King Lear. Act III. Sc. 4.

Knowing I lov'd my books, he furnished me with volumes that I prize above my dukedom.

k. The Tempest. Act I. Sc. 2. 0, let my books be then the eloquence And dumb presager of my speaking breast; Who plead for love, and look for recom

pense, More than that tongue that more hath more

express'd. 2. Sonnet XXIII.

O, sir, we quarrel in print, by the book ; as you have books for good manners.

As You Like It. Act V. Sc. 4.

That book, in many's eyes doth show the

glory, That in gold clasps, locks in the golden story.

Romeo and Juliet. Act I. Sc. 3. We turn'd o'er many books together. p. Merchant of Venice. Act IV. Sc. 1.

You shall see them on a beautiful quarto page, where a neat rivulet of text shall meander through a meadow of margin. 9. SHERIDAN-School for Scandal.

Act I. Sc. 1. Books like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of ages through which they have passed. Sir WM. TEMPLE- Ancient and

Modern Learning. But every page having an ample marge, An every marge enclosing in the midst A square of text that looks a little blot. TENNYSON— Idyls of the King. Vivien.

Line 520. A small number of choice books are suffi. cient. t. VOLTAIRE-A Philosophical

Dictionary. Books. Sec. 1. Books are made from books. VOLTAIRE-A Philosophical

Dictionary. Books. Sec. 1. It is with books as with men; a very small number play a great part; the rest are confounded with the multitude. VOLTAIRE-A Philosophical

Dictionary. Books. Sec. 1. You despise books; you whose whole lives are absorbed in the vanities of ambition, the pursuit of pleasure, or in indolence; but remember that all the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books. VOLTAIRE-- A Philosophical

Dictionary. Books. Sec. 1. They are for company the best friends in Doubts Counsellors, in Damps Comforters, Time's Prospective, the Home Traveller's Ship or Horse, the busie Man's best Recreation, the Opiate of idle Weariness, the Mindes best Ordinary, Nature's Garden and Seed-plot of Immortality BULSTRODE WHITELOCK-Zootamia. 1654.

Books, we know, Are a substantial world, both pure and good: Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh

and blood, Our pastime and our happiness will grow. y. WORDSWORTH--Poetical Works.

Personal Talk. Some future strain, in which the muse shall

tell How science dwindles, and how volumes

swell. How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun. YOUNG- Love of Fame. Satire VII.

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BRAVERY. Better to sink beneath the shock Than moulder piecemeal on the rock! 9. BYRON--The Giaour. Line 969.

The truly brave, When they behold the brave oppressed

with odds, Are touched with a desire to shield and

save;A mixture of wild beasts and demi-gods Are they-now furious as the sweeping wave, Now moved with pity; even as sometimes

nods The rugged tree unto the summer wind, Compassion breathes along the savage mind. h. BYRON- Don Juan. Canto VIII.

St. 106.

BROOKS. The streams, rejoiced that winter's work is

done, Talk of to-morrow's cowslips as they run. t. EBENEZER ELLIOTT— The Village

Patriarch. Love and Other

Poems. Spring. Sweet are the little brooks that run O’er pebbles glancing in the sun,

Singing to soothing tones.

Hood-Town and Country. St. 10. Thou hastenest down between the hills to

meet me at the road, The secret scarcely lisping of thy beautiful

abode Among the pines and mosses of yonder

shadowy height, Where thou dost sparkle into song, and fill

the woods with light.

LUCY LARCOM- Friend Brook.

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Toll for the brave--
The brave that are no more !
i. COWPER--On the Loss of the Royal

George. So that my life be brave, what though not

long? j. DRUMMOND-Sonnet.

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And dashed through thick and thin.
k. DRYDEN-- Absalom and Achitophel.

Pt. II. Line 414.

See, how the stream has overflowed
Its banks, and o'er the meadow road

Is spreading far and wide!
w. LONGFELLOW-Christus. The Golden

Legend. Pt. IIJ. The Nativity.

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A nickname a man may chance to wear out; but a system of calumny, pursued by a faction, may descend even to posterity. This principle has taken full effect on this state favorite. f. Isaac DISRAELI — Amenities of Literuture. The First Jesuits in

England. There are calumnies against which even innocence loses courage. g.

NAPOLEON. Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny.

h. Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 1.

Calumny will sear Virtue itself ;-these shrugs, these hums, and

ha's. i. Winter's Tale. Act II. Sc. 1.

No might nor greatness in mortality
Can censure 'scape ; back-wounding calumny
The whitest virtue strikes.

j. Measure for Measure. Act III. Sc. 2.

CARE.
Begone, dull Care, I prithee begone from me;
Begone, dull Care, thou and I shall never

agree.
Begone, old Care.

PLAYFORD's Musical Companion.
Care is no care, but rather a corrosive,
For things that are not to be remedied.

p. Henry VI. Pt. I. Act III. Sc. 3. Care keeps his watch in every old man's eye, And where care lodges, sleep will never lie; But where unbruised youth with unstuff"d

brain Doth couch his limbs, there golden sleep

doth reign. 9.

Romeo and Juliet. Act II. Sc. 3. He cannot long hold out these pangs; The incessant care and labour of his mind Hath wrought the mure, that should confine

it in, So thin, that life looks through and will

break out.

Henry IV. Pt. II. Act IV. Sc. 4. I am sure, care's an enemy to life.

Twelfth Night Act I. Sc. 3. O polished perturbation ! golden care! That keep'st the ports of slumber open wide To many a watchful night.

t. Henry IV. Pt. II. Act IV. Sc. 4. Some must watch, while some must sleep; So runs the world away.

Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 2.
I could lie down like a tired child,
And weep away the life of care
Which I have borne, and yet must bear.
SHELLEY- Stanzas written in

Dejection, near Naples.

1.

Virtue itself 'scapes not calumnious strokes.

k. Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 3.

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CANDOR. Candor is the seal of a noble mind, the ornament and pride of man, the sweetest charm of woman, the scorn of rascals, and the rarest virtue of sociability. 1.

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Learn to live well that thou may'st die so too; To live and die is all we have to do.

Sir John DENHAM--Of Prudence. According to her cloth she cut her coat.

0. DBYDEN-- Cock and the Fox. Line 20.

Lock up my doors; and when you hear the

drum, And the vile squealing of the wry-neck'd

fife, Clamber not you up to the casements then.

Merchant of Venice. Act II. Sc. 5.

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When me mean to build, We first survey the plot, then draw the model, And, then we see the figure of the house, Then must we rate the cost of the eroction; Which if we find outweighs ability, What do we then, but draw anew the model In fewer offices, or, at least desist To build at all ?

d. Henry IV. Pt. II. Act I. Sc. 3.

Discouragement seizes us only when we can no longer count on chance. p. GEORGES SAND- Handsome Lawrence.

Ch. II.

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Chance will not do the work chance sends

the breeze; But if the pilot slumber at the helm, The very wind that wafts us towards the port May dash us on the shelves. The steersman's

part Is vigilance, blow it rough or smooth. 9. SCOTT-- Fortunes of Nigel. Ch. XXII.

Old Play. Against ill chances, men are ever merry; But heaviness foreruns the good event.

Henry IV. Pt. II. Act IV. Sc. 2. I shall show the cinders of my spirits Through the ashes of my chance.

Antony and Cleopatra. Act V. Sc. 2.

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Safe bind, safe find. g. Thos. TUSSER— Five Hundred Points

of Good Husbandry.

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CEREMONY. Ceremony was but devis'd at first To set a gloss on faint deeds, hollow wel

comes, Recanting goodness, sorry ere 'tis shown.

h. Timon of Athens. Act. I. Sc. 2.

And grasps the skirts of happy chance,
And breasts the blows of circumstance.

t. TENNYSON--In Memoriam. Pt. LXIII.

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O ceremony, show me but thy worth !
What is thy soul of adoration ?
Art thou aught else but place, degree, and

form,
Creating awe and fear in other men ?

i. Ilenry V. Act IV. Sc. 1.

Naught venture, naught have. Thos. TUSSER-Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry. October's

Extract. Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.

VOLTAIRE-- A Philosophical Dictionary.

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