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Like the race of leaves
"Passing away" is written on the world, Is that of humankind. Upon the ground and all the world contains. The winds strew one year's leaves ; the m. Mrs. HEMANS--Passing Away.
Old Time is still a-flying,
To-morrow will be dying. a. Bryant's Homer's Iliad.
N. HERRICK -- To the Virgins to make much Bk. VI. Line 186.
of Time. All that's bright must fade,-
Now stamped with the image of Good Queen The brightest still the sweetest;
Bess, All that's sweet was made,
And now of a Bloody Mary. But to be lost when sweetest.
0. HOOD--Miss Kilmansegg. Her Moral. b. MOORE- All That's Bright Must Fade.
As the rolling stone gathers no moss, so Perhaps it may turn out a song,
the roving heart gathers no affections. Perhaps turn out a sermon.
p. Mrs. JAMESON--Studies. Detached C. BURNS--Epistle to a Young Friend.
Thoughts. Full from the fount of joy's delicious springs Time fleeth on, Some bitter o'er the flowers its bubbling Youth soon is gone, venom flings.
Naught earthly may abide ; d. BYRON--Childe Harold. Canto I.
Life seemeth fast,
St. 82. But may not last, --
It runs as runs the tide.
9. LELAND-- Many in One. Pt. II. St. 21. That which I have been. e. BYRON--Childe Harold. Canto IV.
All things must change
To something new, to something strange. Shrine of the mighty ! can it be
r. LONGFELLOW--Kéramos. Line 32. That this is all remains of thee?
But the nearer the dawn, the darker the j. BYRON--The Guiour. Line 106.
night, To-day is not yesterday : we ourselves
And by going wrong all things come right; change; how can our Works and Thoughts,
Things have been mended that were worse, if they are always to be the fittest, continue
And the worse, the nearer they are to mend. always the same? Change, indeed, is pain
S. LONGFELLOW--The Baron of St. Castine. ful ; yet ever needful; and if Memory have
Line 264. its force and worth, so also has hope.
Nothing that is can pause or stay; g. CARLYLE- Essays. Characteristics.
The moon will wax, the inoon will wane, Sancho Panza am I, unless I was changed
The mist and cloud will turn to rain, in the cradle.
The rain to mist and cloud again, h. CERVANTES—Don Quixote. Pt. II.
To-morrow be to-day.
t. LONGFELLOW-- Kéramos. Line 34 Still ending, and beginning still.
Do not think that years leave us and find i CowPER— The Task. Bk. III.
us the same!
Line 627. u. OWEN MEREDITH -- Lucile. Pt. II. Variety 's the very spice of life,
Canto II. St. 3. That gives it all its flavor.
Weary the cloud falleth out of the sky, J. COWPER- The Task. Bk. II.
Dreary the leaf lieth low. “ The Timepiece, I., 606. | All things must come to the earth by and by,
Out of which all things grow. Heaven gave him all at once; then snatched v. OWEN MEREDITH --The Wanderer. away,
Earth's Havings. Bk. III. Ere mortals all his beauties could survey ; Just like the flower that buds and withers in
This world a day.
Is full of change, change, change, --nothing k. DEYDEN - On the Death of Amyntas.
D. M. MULOCK -- Immutable. Everything lives, flourishes, and decays : everything dies, but nothing is lost : for the | My merry, merry, merry roundelay great principle of life only changes its form, Concludes with Cupid's curse : and the destruction of one generation is the | They that do change old love for new, vivification of the next.
Pray gods, they change for worse ! 1. GOOD— The Book of Nature. Series I. X. GEORGE PEELE--Cupid's Curse ; Lecture VIII. |
From the Arruignment of Paris.
Alas ! in truth, the man but chang'd his
mind, Perhaps was sick, in love, or had not dined. a. POPE--Moral Essays. Ep. I.
Extremes in nature equal good produce,
Line 161. From the mid-most the nutation spreads Round and more round, o'er all the sea of
Line 410. Manners with Fortunes, Humours turn with
Line 172 See dying vegetables life sustain, See life dissolving vegetate again; All forms that perish other forms supply ; (By turns we catch the vital breath, and die.) é POPE-- Essay on Man. Ep. III.
Line 15. Hope and fear alternate chase Our course through life's uncertain race.
f. Scori-- Rokeby. Canto VI. St. 2. When change itself can give no more, 'Tis easy to be true. 4. 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.
aces, The 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.
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. 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. Richurů 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
him. n. Henry VIII. Act III. Sc. 2. This world is not for aye; nor'tis not strange, That even our loves should with our fortunes
Thou hast describ'd
p. Julius Cæsar. Act IV. Sc. 2. When we were happy, we had other names.
q. King John. Act V. Sc. 4. Men must reap the things they sow, Force from force must ever flow, Or worse ; but 'tis a bitter woo That love or reason cannot change. r. SHELLEY - Lines Written among the
Enganean Hills. Line 232. The loppéd tree in time may grow again, Most naked plants renew both fruit and
flower, The sorriest wight may find release from
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.
s. SouriWELL -- 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.
2. WILLIAM WINTER--Light and Shadow. As high as we have mounted in delight In our dejection do we sink as low. v. WORDSWORTH--Resolution and
Independence. Si. 4.
Early, bright, transient, chaste, as morning Many men are mere warehouses full of dew,
merchandise--the head, the heart, are stuffed She sparkled, was exhal'd, and went to with goods. * * * * * There are heaven.
apartments in their souls which were once a. YOUNG--Night Thoughts. Night V. tenanted by taste, and love, and joy, and
Line 600 worship, but they are all deserted now, and
the rooms are filled with earthy and material
Many men build as cathedrals were built, b. BYRON--Childe Harold. Canto IV.
the part nearest the ground finished; but that St. 80. part which soars toward heaven, the turrets
and the spires, forever incomplete. The chaos of events.
HENRY WARD BEECHER--Life
In a wicked man there is not wherewithal The world was void, to make a good man. Tho populous and the powerful was a lump, 0. DE LA BRUYERE-- Of Judgments and Seasonless, herbless, treeless, manless, life
Opinions. lessA lump of death--a chaos of hard clay.
Incivility is not a Vice of the Soul, but the d . Bynon-Darkness. Line 69.
effect of several Vices; of Vanity, Ignorance
of Duty, Laziness, Stupidity, Distraction, Chaos, that reigns here
Contempt of uthers, and Jealousy. In double night of darkness and of shades. p. DE LA BRUYERE--The Characters or MILTON -- Comus. Line 334.
Manners of the Present Age.
Vol. II. Ch. XI. Fate shall yield To fickle Chance, and Chaos judge the strife.
All men that are ruined are ruined on the f. MILTON- Paradise Lost. Bk. II.
side of their natural propensities. Line 232
9. BURKE--On a Regicidc Peace.
He was not merely a chip of the old block, Night
but the old block itself. And Chaos, ancestors of Nature, hold
r. BURKE-- On Pitt's First Speech. Eternal anarchy, amidst the noise Of endless wars, and by confusion stand. Everywhere in life, the true question is, not g. MILTON- Paradise Lost. Bk. II.
what we gain, but what we do.
Line 894. s. ČARLYLE--Essays. Goethe's Helena. Then rose the seed of Chaos, and of Night, It is in general more profitable to reckon To ulot out order, and extinguish light. up our defects than to boast of our attainh POPE-- The Dunciad. Bk. Iỹ.
ments. Line 13.
CARLYLE--Essays. Signs of the Times. Nay. bad I power, I should
Every one is as God made has made him Pour the swe milk o. concord into hell, and oftentimes a great deal worse. Uproar the universal peace, confound
CERVANTES--Don Quixote. Pt. II. All unity on earth.
Bk. I. Ch. IV. i. Macbeth. Act IV. Sc. 3.
Every one is the son of his own works.
V. CERVANTES--Don Quixote. Pt. I.
Bk. IV. Ch. XX. Young men Soon give, and soon forget
Ourselves are to ourselves the cause of ill; affronts;
We may be independent if we will. Old age is slow in both.
2. CHURCHILL-- Independence. Line 471. ADDISON -- Cato. Act II. Sc. 5.
There is the love of firmness without the No great genius was ever without some
love of learning ; the beclouding here leads mixture of madness, nor can anything grand
to extravagant conduct. or superior to the voice of common mortals
X. CONFUCIUS--Analects. be spoken ex. pt by me agitated soul.
What the superior man seeks is in himself; k. ARISTOTLE.
what the small ma:: seeks is in others.
y. CONFUCIUS - Analects. Both man and womankind belie their nature When they are not kind.
His mind his kingdom, and his will his law. 1 BAILEY-Festus. Sc. Home.
| 2. COWPER— Truth. Line 405.
Hands, that the rod of empire might have
swayed, | Or waked to ecstasy the living lyre. n. GRAY— Elegy in a Country Churchyard.
Rugged strength and radiant beauty
These were one in nature's plan; Humble toil and heavenward duty-
These will form the perfect man.
Let thy labors one by one go forth: Some happier scrap capricious wits may find On a fair day, and be profusely kind; Which, buried in the rubbish of a throng, Had pleased as little as a new-year's song.
CRABBE--The Candidate. O could I flow like thee! and make thy
stream My great example, as it is my theme; Tho' deep yet clear, tho gentle yet not dull; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full. b. Sir John DENHAM-Cooper's Hill.
Line 189. Plain without pomp, and rich without a
Line 187. There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in explanation of our gusts and storms. d. GEORGE ELIOT—Daniel Deronda.
Bk. III. Ch. XXIV. Character is higher than intellect. **
* A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
e. EMERSON — The American Scholar.
None knew thee but to love thee,
None named thee but to praise. p. Fitz-GREENE HALLECK-On the Death
of Joseph Rodman Drake.
Most painters have painted themselves. So have most poets ; not so palpably in. deed and confessedly, but still more assidiously. Some have done nothing else. q. J. C. and A. W. HARE-Guesses at
Truth Any one must be mainly ignorant or thoughtless, who is surprised at everything he sees; or wonderfully conceited, who expects everything to conform to his standard of propriety. rii Wả. HAZLITT- Lectures on the English
Comic Writers. Wit and Humour.
Character is the centrality, the impossibility of being di«placed or overset.
f. EMERSON -- Essay. Un Character.
Only a sweet and vertuous soul,
Like season'd timber, never gives ;
Then chiefly live.
No circumstances can repair a defect of character.
g. EMERSON -- Essay. On Character.
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. ŠROUDE-- 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. m. GOLDSMITH-- The Vicar of Wakefield.
'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. People 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. U. HOLMES – The Professor at the
Breakfast Table. Ch. III. Iris.
The love of moral beauty, and that retention of the spirit of youth, which is implied by the indulgence of a poetical taste, are evidences of good disposition in any man, and argue well for the largeness of his mind in other respects. v. LEIGH HUNT- Men, Women and Books. Of Statesmen Who Have
Written Verses. A Soul of power, a well of lofty Thought, A chastened Hope that ever points to Heaven. w. John HUNTER-Sonnet. A Replication
Conflict, which rouses up the best and highest powers in some characters, in others not only jars the whole being, but paralyzes the faculties. 4. 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.
C. 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.
e. 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 Endicoti. 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. m. 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. n. 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.
0. 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
Whichever way it shift.
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.
1. MICKLE— The Sailor's Wife. Great thoughts, great feelings, came to them, Like instincts, unawares, s. 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.
U. 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.
v. MILTON- Comus. Line 410. To those who know thee not, no words can
paint! And those who know thee, know all words
are faint! W. Hannah MORE--Sensibility. | I see the right, and I approve it too, Condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong
pursue. 1 t. *OVID--Metamorphoses, VII. 20.