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Like the race of leaves Is that of humankind. Upon the ground The winds strew one year's leaves ; the
sprouting grove Puts forth another brood, that shoot and
Bk. VI. Line 186. All that's bright must fade, -
The brightest still the sweetest; All that's sweet was made,
But to be lost when sweetest.
b. MOORE- All That's Bright Must Fade. Perhaps it may turn out a song, Perhaps turn out a sermon.
BURNS-- Epistle to a Young Friend. Full from the fount of joy's delicious springs Some bitter o'er the flowers its bubbling
venom flings. d. BYRON-- Childe Harold. Canto I.
As the rolling stone gathers no moss, so the roving heart gathers no affections. p. Mrs. JAMESON--Studies. Detached
Naught earthly may abide ;
It runs as runs the tide. 9. LELAND-- Many in One. Pt. II. St. 21.
All things must change To something new, to something strange.
LONGFELLOW--Kéramos. Line 32.
Shrine of the mighty ! can it be
To-day is not yesterday : we ourselves change; how can our Works and Thoughts, if they are always to be the fittest, continue always the same? Change, indeed, is painful; yet ever needful; and if Memory have its force and worth, so also has hope. 9. CARLYLE- Essays. Characteristics.
Sancho Panza am I, unless I was changed in the cradle. h. CERVANTES—Don Quixote. Pt. II.
Bk. II. Ch. XIII.
Still ending, and beginning still.
The Timepiece, I., 606. Heaven gave him all at once; then snatched
away, Ere mortals all his beauties could survey ; Just like the flower that buds and withers in
a day. k. DRYDEN – On the Death of Amyntas.
Everything lives, flourishes, and decays : everything dies, but nothing is lost : for the great principle of life only changes its form, and the destruction of one generation is the vivification of the next. 2. GOOD— The Book of Nature. Series I.
Weary the cloud falleth out of the sky,
Dreary the leaf lieth low. All things must come to the earth by and by, Out of which all things grow. OWEN MEREDITH--The Wanderer. Earth's Havings. Bk. III.
This world Is full of change, change, change, --nothing
D. M. MULOCK -- Immutable.
GEORGE PEELE--Cupid's Curse;
From the Arruignment of Paris,
Alas ! in truth, the man but chang'd his
mind, Perhaps was sick, in love, or had not dined. POPE--Moral Essays. Ep. I.
That we woulil do, We should do when we would ; for this
" would" changes, And hath abatements and delays as many, As there are tongues, are hands, are acci.
dents ; And then this “should” is like a spend.
thrift's sigh, That hurts by easing.
1. Hamlet. Act IV. Sc. 7.
Extremes in nature equal good produce, Extremes in man concur to general use. b. POPE-- Morul Essays. Ep. III.
The love of wicked friends converts to fear That fear, to hate ; and hate turns one or both, To worthy danger, and deserved death.
m. Richard II. Act V. Sc. 1. This is the state of man ; To-day he puts
forth The tender leaves of hope, to-morrow blos
soms, And bears his blushing honours thick upon
Henry VIII. Act III. Sc. 2. This world is not for aye; nor'tis not strange That even our loves should with our fortunes
Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 2.
Manners with Fortunes, Humours turn with
Line 15. Hope and fear alternate chase Our course through life's uncertain race.
f. Scoti-- Rokeby. Canto VI. St. 2. When change itself can give no more, 'Tis easy to be true. g. Sir Chas. SEDLEY-- Reasons for
h. Romeo and Juliet. Act IV. Sc. 5.
I am not so nice,
j. Taming of the Shrew. Act III. Sc. 1. Our revels now are ended : these our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits, and Are inelted into air, into thin air ; And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palThe solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve ; And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind.
k. Tempest. Act IV. Sc. 1.
Thou hast describ'd A hot friend cooling: Ever note, Lucilius, When love begins to sicken and decay, It useth an enforced ceremony. P.
Julius Cæsar. Act IV. Sc. 2. When we were happy, we had other names.
9. King John. Act V. Sc. 4.
Enganean Hills. Line 232 The loppéd tree in time may grow again, Most naked plants renew both fruit ani
flower, The sorriest wight may find release fron
pain, The driest soil suck in some moistening
shower ; Time goes by turns, and chances change by
course, From foul to fair, from better hap to worse.
SOU THWELL -- Time Go by Turns. His honour rooted in dishonour stood, And faith unfaithful kept him falsely true. t. TENNYSON. Idyls of the king. Elaine
Line 885 Life is arched with changing skies:
Rarely are they what they seem: Children we of smiles and sighsMuch we know but more we dream.
WILLIAM WINTER--Light and Shadow As high as we have mounted in delight In our dejection do we sink as low. WORDSWORTH--Resolution and
Independence. Si. 4
CHAOS. Temple and tower went down, nor left a site:Chaos of ruins ! b. BYRON--Childe Harold. Canto IV.
St. 80. The chaos of events. c. BYRON--- The Prophecy of Dante.
Canto II. Line 6.
Many men are mere warehouses full of merchandise--the head, the heart, are stuffed with goods.
There are apartments in their souls which were once tenanted by taste, and love, and joy, and worship, but they are all deserted now, and the rooms are filled with earthy and material things. HENRY WARD BEECHER--Life
Thoughts. Many men build as cathedrals were built, the part nearest the ground finished; but that part which soars toward heaven, the turrets and the spires, forever incomplete. HENRY WARD BEECHER--Life
Thoughts. In a wicked man there is not wherewithal to make a good man. DE LA BRUYERE--Of Judgments and
Opinions. Incivility is not a Vice of the Soul, but the effect of several Vices; of Vanity, Ignorance of Duty, Laziness, Stupidity, Distraction, Contempt of uthers, and Jealousy. p. DE LA BRUYERE--The Characters or Manners of the Present Age.
Vol. II. Ch. XI.
The world was void, Tho populous and the powerful was a lump, Seasonless, herbless, treeless, manless, life
lessA lump of death--a chaos of hard clay.
d. BYRON-Darkness. Line 69.
Chaos, that reigns here in double night of darkness and of shades.
MILTON-- Comus. Line 334.
Fate shall yield To fickle Chance, and Chaos judge the strife. f. MILTON- Paradise Lost. Bk. II.
Then rose the seed of Chaos, and of Night, To vlot out order, and extinguish light. h. POPE-- The Dunciad. Bk. IV.
Nay. bad I power, I should Pour the swe milk o. concord into hell, Uproar the universal peace, confound All unity on earth.
i. Macbeth. Act IV. Sc. 3.
All men that are ruined are ruined on the side of their natural propensities.
9. BURKE-- On a Regicidc Peace.
He was not merely a chip of the old block, but the old block itself.
BURKE-- On Pitt's First Speech. Everywhere in life, the true question is, not what we gain, but what we do.
ČARLYLE-- Essays. Goethe's Helena. It is in general more profitable to reckon up our defects than to boast of our attainments.
t. CARLYLE--Essays. Signs of the Times,
Every one is as God made has made him and oftentimes a great deal worse. CERVANTES -- Don Quixote. Pt. II.
Bk. I. Ch. IV. Every one is the son of his own works. CERVANTES--Don Quixote. Pt. I.
Bk. IV. Ch. XX. Ourselves are to ourselves the cause of ill; We may be independent if we will.
CHURCHILL- Independence. Line 471. There is the love of firmness without the love of learning ; the beclouding here leads to extravagant conduct.
CONFUCIUS--Analects. What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small ma:: seeks is in others.
y. CONFUCIUS - Analects. His mind his kingdom, and his will his law.
COWPER— Truth. Line 405.
CHARACTER. Young men soon give, and soon forget
affronts; Old age is slow in both. j. ADDISON - Cato. Act II. Sc. 5.
No great genius was ever without some mixture of madness, nor can anything grand or superior to the voice of common mortals be spoken ex. -pt by we agitated soul.
k. ARISTOTLE. Both man and womankind belie their nature When they are not kind.
1 BAILEY-Festus. Sc. Home.
No circumstances can repair a defect of character. 9.
EMERSON--Essay. On Character.
'Tis the same with common natures : Use 'em kindly, they rebel ; But be rough as nutmeg-graters, And the rogues obey you well. t. HILL-Verses Written on a Window in
Scotland. We must have a weak spot or two in a character before we can love it much. Peo. ple that do not laugh or cry, or take more of anything than is good for them, or use anything but dictionary-words, are admirable subjects for biographies. But we don't care most for those flat-pattern flowers that press best in the herbarium.
HOLMES — The Professor at the
Breakfast Table. Ch. III. Iris.
Belief and practice tend in the long run, and in some degree, to correspond; but in detail and in particular instances they may be wide asunder as the poles. h. FROUDE--Short Studies on Great
Subjects. On Progress. Pt. II. Every one of us, whatever our speculative opinions, knows better than he practices, and recognizes a better law than he obeys. i. FROUDE-- Short Studies on Great
Subjects. On Progress. Pt. II. Human improvement is from within outwards. j. FROUDE-Short Studies on Great
Subjects. Dirus Cæsar. Our thoughts and our conduct are our own. k. FROUDE--Short Studies on Great
Subjects. Education. In every deed of mischief, he had a heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute. 1. GIBBON--Decline and Fall of the Roman
Empire. Ch. XLVIII. Handsome is that handsome does. GOLDSMITH-The Vicar of Wakefield.
The love of moral beauty, and that retention of the spirit of youth, which is implied by the indulgence of a poetical tasto, are evidences of good disposition in any man, and argue well for the largeness of his mind in other respects.
LEIGH HUNT- Men, Women and
Conflict, which rouses up the best and highest powers in some characters, in others not only jars the whole being, but paralyzes the faculties.
Mrs. JAMESON - The Communion of
Labor; The Influence of Legislation on the Morals and Happiness of Men
and Women. Where the vivacity of the intellect and the strength of the passions, exceed the development of the moral faculties, the character is likely to be embittered or corrupted by extremes, either of adversity or prosperity. 6. Mrs. JAMESON-Studies. On the
Female Character. Heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, or the hand to execute.
JUNIUS- Letter XXXVII. He is truly great that is little in himself, and that maketh no account of any height of honors. d. THOMAS À KEMPIS --- Imitation of
Christ. Bk. I. Ch. III. When a man dies they who survive him ask what property he has left behind. The angel who bends over the dying man asks what good deeds he has sent before him.
Koran. They eat, and drink, and scheme, and plod,
And go to church on Sunday; And many are afraid of God,
And more of Mrs. Grundy. f. FREDERICK LOCKER- The Jester's Plea. A tender heart; a will inflexible. g. LONGFELLOW -- Christus. Pt. III.
John Endicott. Act III. Sc. 2. In this world a man must either be anvil or hammer. h. LONGFELLOW--Hyperion. Bk. IV.
Ch. VII. Not in the clamor of the crowded streets, Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, But in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.
i. LONGFELLOW-- The Poets. Sensitive, swift to resent, but as swist in atoning for error. j. LONGFELLOW-Courtship of Miles Standish Pt. IX. The Wedding
Day. Thou hast the patience and the faith of
Saints. k. LONGFELLOW-Christus. Pt. III. John Endicott. Act III. Sc. 3.
A nature wise With finding in itself the types of all,With watching from the dim verge of the
time What things to be are visible in the gleams Thrown forward on them from the luminous
past, Wise with the history of its own frail heart, With reverence and sorrow, and with love, Broad as the world, for freedom and for men. 1.
LOWELL-Prometheus. Line 221.
To judge human character rightly, a man may sometimes have very small experience provided he has a very large heart. BULWER-LYTTON -- What Will He Do
With It. Bk. V. Ch. IV. The hearts of men are their books; events are their tutors ; great actions are their elo, quence. MACAULAY-- Essay. Conversation
Touching the Great Civil War. Now will I show myself to have more of the serpent than the dove; that is, more knave than fool.
MARLOWE- The Jew of Malta. Act II. Rather the ground that's deep enough for
graves, Rather the stream that's strong enough for
Than the loose sandy drift Whose shifting surface cherishes no seed Either of any flower or any weed,
Whichever way it shift. p. OWEN MEREDITI --The Wanderer. Bk. IV. A Confession and Apology.
St. 14. Who knows nothing base, Fears nothing known. 9.
OWEN MEREDITH - A Great Man. St. 8. Sae true his heart, sae smooth his speech,
His breath like caller air; His very foot has music in't, As he comes up the stair.
MICKLE— The Sailor's Wife. Great thoughts, great feelings, came to them, Like instincts, unawares, Rich. MONCKTON MILNES—The Men
of Old. Her virtue, and the conscience of her worth, That would be wooed, and not unsought be
won. t. MILTON--Paradise Lost. Bk. VIII.
Line 502. He that has light within his own clear breast, May sit i'th' centre, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul, and foul
thoughts, Benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself is his own dungeon.
MILTON- Comus. Line 381. Where an equal poise of hope and fear Does arbitrate the event, my nature is That I incline to hope rather than fear, And gladly banish squint suspicion.
MILTON- Comus. Line 410. To those who know thee not, no words can
paint! And those who know thee, know all words
Hannah MORE--Sensibility. I see the right, and I approve it too, Condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong
OVID--Metamorphoses, VII. 20.