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CHARACTER.

CHARACTER.

soul.

Every man has at times in his mind the Virtuous and vicious ev'ry Man must be, Ideal of what he should be, but is not. This Few in th' extreme, but all in the degree; ideal may be high and complete, or it may The rogue and fool by fits is fair and wise; be quite low and insufficient; yet in all men And ev'n the best, by fits, what they despise. that really seek to improve, it is better than j. POPE---Essay on Man. Ep. II. the actual character. * * * Man never

Line 231. falls so low, that he can see nothing higher than himself.

Worth makes the man, and want of it the a. THEODORE PARKER— Critical and

fellow, Miscellaneous Writings. Essay I.

The rest is all but leather or prunella,

k. Pope - Essay on Man. Ep. IV Yet, if he would, man cannot live all to

Line 203. this world. If not religious, he will be superstitious. If he worship not the true

No man's defects sought they to know, God, he will have his idols.

So never made themselves a foe. b. THEODORE PARKER --Critical and

No man's good deeds did they commend; Miscellaneous Writings. Essay I.

So never rais'd themselves a friend.

l. PRIOR--An Epitaph. Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the

It is of the utmost importance that a nac. Pope-Rape of the Lock. Canto V. tion should have a correct standard by which

Line 123. | to weigh the character of its rulers.

m. LORD JOHN RUSSELL-Introduction to Heav'n forming each on other to depend,

the Correspondence of the Duke of A master, or a servant, or a friend,

Bedford Bids each on other for assistance call, Till one Man's weakness grows the strength

| Be absolute for death ; either death, or life, of all.

shall thereby be the sweeter. d. POPE Essay on Man. Ep. II.

n. Measure for Measure. Act III. Sc. 1. Line 250.

Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar. Matchless his pen, victorious was his lance, 0. Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 3. Bold in the lists, and graceful in the dance,

| But I have that within which passeth show; e. POPE -- Windsor Forest. Line 293.

These, but the trappings and the suits of Men, some to business, some to pleasure

woe. take;

p. Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 2. But every woman is at heart a rake.

But I remember now Men, some to quiet, some to public strife;

I am in this earthly world; where, to do But every lady would be queen for life.

harm, f. POPE — Moral Essays. Ep. II.

Is often laudable; to do good, sometime, Line 215.

Accounted dangerous folly. Oh! blest with temper, whose unclouded ray

9. Macbeth. Act IV. Sc. 2. Can make to-morrow cheerful as to-day;

Good name in man and woman, dear my She, who can own a sister's charms, and hear

lord, Sighs for a daughter with unwounded ear;

Is the immediate jewel of their souls: She who ne'er answers till a husband cools,

Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis someAnd if she rules him, never shows she rules.

thing, nothing; POPE- Moral Essays. Ep. II.

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But he that filches from me my good name, See the same man, in vigour, in the gout; Robs me of that which not enriches him, Alone, in company; in place or out:

And makes me poor indeed. Early at Business and at Hazard late;

r. Othello. ---Act III. Sc. 3. Mad at a Fox-chase, wise at a debate; Drunk at a borough, civil at a Ball;

He hath a daily beauty in his life Friendly at Hackney, faithless at Whitehall. That makes me ugly.

h. POPE--Moral Essays. Ep. I. Line 71. s. Othello. Act V. Sc. 1. 'Tis from high Life high Characters are He wants wit that wants resolved will. drawn;

t. Troo Gentlemen of Verona. Act II. A Saint in Crape is twice a Saint in Lawn;

Sc. 6. A Judge is just, a Chanc'llor juster still; A Gown-man, learn'd; a Bishop, what you His words are bonds, his oaths are oracles; will;

His love sincere, his thoughts immaculate; Wise, if a minister; but, if a King, More wise, more learn'd, more just, more His heart as far from fraud as heaven from ev'ry thing.

earth. i. POPEMoral Essays. Ep. I.

u. Troo Gentlemen of Verona. Act II. Line 135. 1

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How this grace Now the melancholy god protect thee: and Speaks his own standing! what a mental the tailor make thy doublet of changeable power

taffata, for thy mind is a very opal, This eye shoots forth! How big imagination k. Twelfth Night Act II. Sc. 4. Moves in this lip! to the dumbness of the gesture

O, he sits high in all the people's hearts: One might interpret.

| And that which would appear offence in us, a. Timon of Athens. Act I, Sc. 1.

His countenance, like richest alchymy, I do profess to be no less than I seem; to

Will change to virtue and to worthiness. serve him truly, that will put me in trust; to

l. Julius Cæsar. Act I, Sc. 3. love him that is honest; to converse with him that is wise, and says little; to fear

They say, best men are moulded out of faults. judgment; to fight, when I cannot choose; And, for the most, become much more the and to eat no fish.

better, b. King Lear. Act I. Sc. 4.

For being a little bad.

m. Measure for Measure. Act V. Sc. 1. I know him a notorious liar, Think him a great way fool, solely a coward; I Thou art, most rich, being poor: Yet these fix'd evils sit so fit in him,

Most choice, forsaken; and most lov'd, That they take place, when virtue's steely

despis'd. bones

Thee and thy virtues here I seize upon. Look bleak in the cold wind.

n. King Lear. Act I. Sc. 1. C. All's Well That Ends Well. Act I, Sc.1. Long is it since I saw him,

Though I am not splenetive and rash, But time hath nothing blur'd those lines of

Yet have I something in me dangerous. favour

0. Hamlet. Act V. Sc. 1. Which he wore. d. Cymbeline. Act IV. Sc. 2.

Unknit that threat'ning unkind brow;

And dart not scornful glances from those Look, as I blow this feather from my face,

eyes, And as the air blows it to me again,

To wound thy lord, thy king, thy governor; Obeying with my wind when I do blow, It blots thy beauty, as frosts do bite the And yielding to another when it blows,

meads; Commanded always by the greater gust; Confounds thy fame, as whirlwinds shake Such is the lightness of you common men.

fair buds. e Henry VI. Pt. II. Act III. Sc. 1. I p. Taming of the Shrew. Act V. Sc. 2. Look, what thy soul holds dear, imagine it

What thou would'st highly, To lie that way thou go'st, not whence thou That would'st thou holily; would'st not play com'st;

false, Suppose the singing birds, musicians;

And yet would'st wrongly win. The grass whereon thou tread'st, the presence q. Macbeth. Act I. Sc. 5.

strew'd; The flowers, fair ladies; and thy steps, no Why, now I see there's mettle in thee, and more

even, from this instant, do build on thee a Than a delightful measure, or a dance.

better opinion than ever before. f. Richard II. Act I. Sc. 3.

r. Olhello. Act IV. Sc. 2. Men's evil manners live in brass; their

I'm called away by particular business, but virtues we write in water.

I leave my character behind me. g. Henry VIII. Act IV. Sc. 2.

S. SHERIDANSchool for Scandal. Act II. My nature is subdued To what it works in. h. Sonnet CXI.

Daniel Webster struck me much like a Nature hath fram'd strange fellows in her

steam engine in trousers time:

t. SYDNEY SMITH-- Lady Holland's Some that will evermore peep through their

Memoir. eyes, And langh, like parrots, at a bagpiper:

The most reasoning characters are often And other of such vinegar aspect,

the easiest abashed. That they'll not show their teeth in way of

1 U. MADAME DE STAËL-Corinne. Bk. I.

Ch. III. smile, Though Nestor swear the jest be laughable. i Merchant of Venice. Act I, Sc. 1.

Nothing can work me damage, except my

self; the harm that I sustain I carry abont Now do I play the touch,

with me, and never am a real sufferer but by To try if thou be current gold indeed.

my own fault. j. Richard III. Act IV. Sc. 2.

v. St, BERNARD.

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A man's body and his mind (with the ut

Formed on the good old plan, most reverence to both I speak it) are exactly A true and brave and downright honest man! like a jerkin, and a jerkin's lining; rumple He blew no trumpet in the market-place, the one, you rnmple the other.

Nor in the church, with hypocritic face a. STERNE- Tristam Shandy.

Supplied with cant the lack of Christian Ch. XLVIII. grace;

Loathing pretence, he did with cheerful The True Grandeur of Nations is in those

will qualities which constitute the true greatness What others talked of, while their hands of the individual.

were still. b. CHARLES SUMNER-Oration on the

m. WHITTIER—Daniel Neall. True Grandeur of Nations.

Whom neither shape of anger can dismay, Fame is what you have taken,

Nor thought of tender happiness betray. Character's what you give;

n. WORDSWORTH-Character of the When to this truth you waken,

Happy Warrior. Then you begin to live. C. BAYARD TAYLOR-Improvisations.

And let men so conduct themselves in life St. II. |

As to be always strangers to defeat.

0. YONGE's Cicero- A precept of Atreus. The hearts that dare are quick to feel;

Tusculan Disp. "Bk. V. Div. 18. The hands that wound are soft to heal. BAYARD TAYLOR- Soldiers of Peace.

| The man that makes a character, makes foes. I p. YOUNG-- Epistles to Mr. Pope. Ep. 1.

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Such souls,
Whose sudden visitations daze the world,

CHARITY.
Vanish like lightning, but they leave behind
A voice that in the distance far away

Charity is a virtue of the heart, and not of Wakens the slumbering ages.

the hands. e, HENRY TAYLOR-Philip Van Artevelde.

9. ADDISON--The Guardian. No. 166. Pt. I. Act I. Sc. b.

Gifts and alms are the expressions, not the

essence of this virtue. He makes no friend who never made a foe. f.

ADLISON—The Guardian. No. 166. TENNYSON-Idyls of the King. Elaine.

1. Line 1109. The desire of power in excess caused the

angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in exNone but himself can be his parallel.

cess caused man to fali; but in charity there g. LOUIS THEOBALDThe Double

is no excess, neither can angel or man come Falsehood. in danger by it.

s. Bacon- Essay. On Goodness. Whoe'er amidst the sons Of reason, valour, liberty, and virtue,

No sound ought to be heard in the church Displays distinguished merit, is a noble but the healing voice of Christian charity. Of Nature's own creating.

1 t. BURKE-Reflections on the Revolution THOMSON-Coriolanus. Act III. Sc. 3.

in France. 1790. Though lone the way as that already trod, | Now, at a certain time, in pleasant mood, Cling to thine own integrity and God! | He tried the luxury of doing good. i. TUCKERMAN- Sonnet. To One

u. CRABBE- Tales of the Hall. Bk. III. Deceived.

GOLDSMITH --The Traveller. Line 22. I hope I shall always possess firmness and

Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, virtue enough, to maintain, what I consider

| And e'en his failings lean'd to virtue's side. the most enviable of all titles, the character

v. GOLDSMITH - The Deserted Village. of an “Honest Man."

Line 163. j. GEO. WASHINGTON- Moral Maxims. Virtue and Vice. The Most Enviable

Alas for the rarity
of Christian charity
Under the sun!

w. HooD-The Bridge of Sighs.
Charity and personal force are the only
investments worth anything.

In silence, . . .
ke. War WHITMAN-Leaves of Grass. Steals on soft-handed Charity,
Manhattan's Streets I Sauntered, Tempering her gifts, that seem so free,
Pondering. St. 6.

By time and place,

Till not a woe the bleak world see, Nothing endures but personal qualities.

But finds her grace. 1. WALT WHITMAN- Song of the Broad- X, KEBLE- The Christian Year. Sunday Axe. Pt. 4. St. 5.

After Ascension. St. 6.

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He is truly great, that is great in charity.

For his bounty a. THOMAS À KEMPIS-Imitation of

There was no winter in't; an autumn 'twas Christ. Bk. I. Ch. III. That grew the more by reaping. His delights

Were dolphin like. Act a charity sometimes.

n. Antony and Cleopatra. Act V. Sc. 2. 6. LAMB-Complaint of the Decay of Beggars in the Metropolis.

For this relief, much thanks; 'tis bitter cold, Shut not thy purse-strings

And I am sick at heart. Always against painted distress.

0. Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 1. c. LAMB-Complaint of the Decay of

So may he rest; his faults lie gently on him! Beggars in the Metropolis.

p. Henry VIII. Act IV. Sc. 2. With malice towards none, with charity for

We are born to do benefits. * all, with firmness in the right, as God gives

* * 0, us to see the right.

what a precious comfort 'tis to have so many, d. LINCOLN--Second Inaugural Address.

like brothers, commanding one another's for

tunes! O chime of sweet Saint Charity,

q. Timon of Athens. Act I. Sc. 2. Peal soon that Easter morn

'Tis a little thing When Christ for all shall risen be, And in all hearts new-born!

To give a cup of water; yet its draught That Pentecost when utterance clear

Of cool refreshment; drain'd by fever'd lips, To all men shall be given,

May give a shock of pleasure to the frame When all can say My Brother here,

More exquisite than when nectarean juice And hear My Son in heaven!

Renews the life of joy in happiest hours. . LOWELL--Godminster Chimes.

TALFOURD-Ion. Act I. Sc. 2. The soul of the truly benevolent man does

CHASE, THE. not seem to reside much in its own body. Its life, to a great extent, is a mere reflex of Broad are these streams-my steed obeys, the lives of others. It migrates into their Plunges, and bears me through the tide. bodies, and, identifying its existence with Wide are these woods-I thread the maze their existence, finds its own happiness in Of giant stems, nor ask a guide. increasing and prolonging their pleasures, in I hunt till day's last glimmer dies extinguishing or solacing their pains.

O'er woody vale and grassy height; f. HORACE MANN- Lectures on Education. | And kind the voice, and glad the eyes

Lecture IV. That welcome my return at night. To pity distress is but human; to relieve

BRYANT- The Hunter of the Prairies. it is Godlike. HORACE MANN-Lectures on Education.

Soon as Aurora drives away the night,

And edges eastern clouds with rosy light, Lecture VI.

The healthy huntsman, with the cheerful They serve God well,

horn, Who serves His creatures.

Summons the dogs, and greets the dappled h. MRS. NORTON--The Lady of La Garaye. morn.

Conclusion. Line 9. t. GAY-Rural Sports. Canto II. Line 93. With one hand he put A penny in the urn of poverty,

Love's torments made me seek the chace; And with the other took a shilling out.

Rifle in hand, I roam'd apace.
POLLOK—Course of Time. Bk. VIII.

Down from the tree, with hollow scoff,
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The raven cried: “head off! head off !"
In Faith and Hope the world will disagree, u. HEINE-Book of Songs. Youthful
But all mankind's concern is charity.

Sorrows. No. 8. j. POPE--Essay on Man. Ep. III.

Together let us beat this ample field,
Line 307.

Try what the open, what the covert yield. So much his courage and his mercy strive,

POPE- Essay on Man. Ep. I. Line 9. He wounds to cure, anıl conquers to forgive. R. PRIOR-Ode in Imitation of Horace.

Bk. III. Ode II.

| Come, shall we go and kill us venison ?

I w. As You Like It. Act II. Sc. 1.
An old man, broken with the storms of state,
Is come to lay his weary bones among ye;
Give him a little earth for charity!

CHASTITY. 1. Henry VIII. Act IV. Sc. 2.

So dear to Heaven is saintly Chastity,

Charity, That, when a soul is found sincerely so, Which renders good for bad, blessings for A thousand hovered angels lacky here, curses.

Driving far off each thing of sin and guilt, Fr. Richard III. Act I. Sc. 2.

2. MILTON-Comus. Line 453.

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'Tis Chastity, my brother, Chastity;

Look cheerfully upon me. She that has that is clad in complete steel, Here, love; thou see'st how diligent I am. And, like a quiver'd nymph, with arrows | P. Taming of the Shrew. Act IV. Sc. 3.

keen, May trace huge forests, and unharbour'd Pluck up thy spirits, look cheerfully upon

heaths, Infamous hills, and sandy perilous wilds; I q. Taming of the Shrew. Act IV. Sc. 3. Where, through the sacred rays of Chastity, No savage tierce, bandite, or mountaineer, We keep the day. With festal cheer, Will dare to soil her virgin purity.

With books and music. a. MILTON — Comus. Line 420.

r. TENNYSON- In Memoriam. Pt. CVI. As chaste as unsunn'd snow, b. Cymbeline. Act II. Sc. 5. Chaste as the icicle,

CHILDREN. That's curded by the frost from purest snow,

'Tis not a life; And hangs on Dian's temple.

'Tis but a piece of childhood thrown away. c. Coriolanus. Act V. Sc. 3.

s. BEAUMONT and FLETCHER--Philaster. My chastity's the jewel of our house,

Act V. Sc. 2. Bequeathed down from my ancestors. d. All's Weil That Ends Well. Act IV. Do ye hear the children weeping, O my

Sc. 2.

brothers,

Ere the sorrow comes with years? The very ice of chastity is in them.

They are leaning their young heads against e. As You Like Il. Act III. Sc. 4.

their mothers, Whiter than new snow on a raven's back.

And that cannot stop their tears. f. Romeo and Juliet. Act III. Sc. 2.

t. E. B. BROWNING -- The Cry of the

Children. To the pure all things are pure! g. SHELLEYThe Revolt of Islam.

Thy daughters bright thy walks adorn! Canto VI. St. 30. Gay as the gilded summer sky,

Sweet as the dewy milk-white thorn,
Then she rode forth, clothed on with chastity:

Dear as the rapture thrill of joy.
The deep air listen'd round her as she rode, u. BURNS-- Address to Edinburgh.
And all the low wind hardly breathed for fear.
TENNYSON—Godiva. Line 53.

Better to be driven out from among men,

than to be disliked of children, CHEERFULNESS.

v. Dana -- The Idle Man. Domestic Life. A cheerful tamper, joined with innocence, will make beauty attractive, knowledge de They are idols of hearts and of households; lightful, and wit good-natured.

They are angels of God in disguise. i. ADDISON- The Tattler. No. 192,

w. CHARLES M. DICKINSON--The Children. Cheerfulness is an offshoot of goodness and of wisdom.

Childhood has no forebodings; but then, it j. BOVEE--Summaries of Thought.

is soothed by no memories of outlived sorCheerfulness.

row.

2. GEORGE ELIOT--The Mill on the Floss. And if I laugh at any mortal thing,

Bk. I. Ch. IX. 'Tis that I may not weep.

k. BYRON - Don Juan. Canto IV. St. 4. Children are what the mothers are. Cheerful at morn he wakes from short repose,

y. LANDOR--Children. Breathes the keen air, and carols as he goes. l. GOLDSMITH - The Traveller. Line 185.

Ah! what would the world be to us,

If the children were no more? A merry heart goes all the day,

We should dread the desert behind us Your sad tires in a mile-a.

Worse than the dark before. m. A Winter's Tale. Act IV. Sc. 2. 2. LONGFELLOW-Children. St. 4.

Had she been light, like you, Of such a merry, nimble, stirring spirit,

O child! O new-born denizen She might have been a grandam ere she died;

Of life's great city! on thy head

The glory of the morn is shed And so may you; for a light heart lives long.

| Like a celestial benison! n. Love's Labour's Lost. Act V. Sc. 2.

Here at the portal thou dost stand,
He makes a July's day short as December; And with thy little hand
And, with his varying childness, cures in me Thou openest the mysterious gate
Thoughts that would thick my blood.

Into the future's undiscovered land. 0. A Winter's Tale. Act I, Sc. 2. i aa. LONGFELLOW-- To a Child.

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