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A cloud lay cradled near the setting sun; When fate has allowed to any man more A gleam of crimson tinged its braided snow; than one great gift, accident or necessity

seems usually to contrive that one shall enTranquil its spirit seemed and floated slow; cumber and impede the other. Even in its very motion there was rest ;

k. SWINBURNE- Essays and Studies. While every breath of eve that chanced to

The Poems of DANTE, GABRIEL blow

ROSSETTI Wafted the traveller to the beauteous West. | Not a moth with vain desire a. JOHN WILSON- Isle of Palms and

Is shrivel'd in a fruitless fire,
Other Poems. The Evening Cloud. Or but subserves another's gain.

TENNYSON- In Mernoriam. Pt. LIII.
To liken them to your auld-warld squad,

COMPLIMENTS. I must needs say comparisons are odd.

Though all compliments are lies, yet beb. BURNS Brigs of Ayr. Lide 177.

cause they are known to be such, nobody Comparisons are odious.

depends on them, so there is no hurt in them; BURTON -- Anatomy of Melancholy. you return them in the same manner you re

Pt. III. Sec. 3.

ceive them ; yet it is best to make as few as DONNE - Elegy 8. Line 54.

one can. GEORGE HERBERT-Jacula Prudentum.

m. LADY GETHIN. HEYWOOD-A Woman Killed With

A compliment is usually accompanied with Kindness. Act I. Sc. 1. 1 a bow, as it to beg pardon for paying it. Comparisons are offensive.

n. J. C. and A. W. HARE-Guesses at Truth. d. CERVANTES Don Quixote. Pt. II.

What honour that,

Ch. I. | But tedious waste of time, to sit and hear O God, show compassion on the wicked, So many hollow compliments. The virtuous have already been blessed by 1 0. MILTON- Paradise Regained. Thee in being virtuous.

Bk. IV. Line 122 e. Prayer of a Persian Dervish.

'Twas never merry world

Since lowly feigning was call'd compliment. Comparisons are odorous.

p. Twelfth Night. Act III. Sc. 1. f. Much Ado About Nothing. Act III.

Sc. 5.

Current among men

Like coin, the tinsel clink of compliment. What, is the jay more precious than the lark,

q. TENNYSON - The Princess. Pt. II. Because his feathers are more beautiful?

Line 40. Or is the adder better than the eel, Because his painted skin contents the eye?

CONFESSION. 9. Taming of the Shrew. Act IV. Sc. 3.

Confess thee freely of thy sin;

For to deny each article with oath

Cannot remove, or choke, the strong concepWhat we gave, we have:


That I do groan withal.
What we spent, we had:
What we left, we lost,

7. Othello. Act V. Sc. 2. h. Epitaph of Ellward, Earl of Devon.

Confess yourself to heaven; O weary hearts! O slumbering eyes!

Repent what's past; avoid what is to come. O drooping souls, whose destinies

8. Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 4. Are frrught with fear and pain,

I own the soft impeachment. Ye shall be loved again.

t. LONGFELLOW- Endymion. St. 7.

SHERIDAN- The Rivals. Act V. Sc. 3. i. Earth gets its price for what Earth gives us;

CONCEIT. The beggar is taxed for a corner to die in,

I've never any pity for conceited people, The priest hath his fee who comes and

because I think they carry their comfort "shrives us,

about with them. We bargain for the graves we lie in;

u. GEORGE ELIOT--The Mill on the Floss. At the devil's booth are all things sold,

Bk. V. Ch. VI. Each ounce of dross costs its ounce of gold; For a cap and bells our lives we pay,

When self-esteem expresses itself in conBubbles we buy with a whole soul's tasking: tempt of another, be it the meanest, it must

'Tis heaven alone that is given away, be repellant. A Rippant, frivolous man may 'Tis only God may be had for the asking, ridicule others, may controvert them, scorn No price is set on the lavish summer;

them; but he who has any respect for himJune may be had by the poorest comer. self seems to have renounced the right of j. LOWELL --The Vision of Sir Launfal. I thinking meanly of others.

Prelude to Pt. I. v. GOETHE - Lewes Life of Goethe. Bk. V.

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In men this blunder still you find,

Be as just and gracious unto me, All think their little set mankind.

As I am confident and kind to thee. a. HannaH MORE- Florio. Pt. I.

p. Titus Andronicus. Act I, Sc. 1. We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow; | I renounce all confidence. Our wiser sons, no doubt, will think us so. 9. Henry VI. Pt. I. Act I. Sc. 2. b. POPE-Essay on Criticism. Line 438.

I would have some confidence with you If she undervalue me,

that decerns you nearly. What care I how fair she be.

1. Much Ado About Nothing. Act III. c. Sir WALTER RALEIGH-Oldy's Life of

Sc. 5, Raleigh.

Trust not him that hath once broken faith. Conceit may puff a man up, but never S. Henry VI. Pt. III. Act IV. Sc. 4. prop him up. d. RUSKIN-- True and Beautiful. Morals

Your wisdom is consum'd in confidence and Religion. Functions of the Artist.

Do not go forth to-day.

t. Julius Cæsar. Act II. Sc. 2. Conceit in weakest bodies strongest works. e. Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 4.


A good conscience is to the soul what I am not in the roll of common men.

health is to the body: it preserves a constant f. Henry IV. Pt. I. Act III. Sc. 1.

ease and serenity within us, and more than countervails all the calamities and afflictions

which can possibly befal us. I know nothCONFIDENCE.

ing so hard for a generous mind to get over He who does not respect confidence, will

as calumny and reproach, and cannot find

any method of quieting the soul under them, never find happiness in his path. The belief

besides this single one, of our being conin virtue vanishes from his heart, the source

scious to ourselves that we do not deserve of nobler actions becomes extinct in him.

them. 9. AUFFENBERG.

U. ADDISON-- The Guardian. No. 135. He who has lost confidence can lose nothing Why should not conscience have vacation more.

As well as other courts o' th' nation? h. BOISTE.

Have equal power to adjourn, Confidence is a plant of slow growth.

Appoint appearance and return? i. EARL OF CHATHAM-Speech.

v. BUTLER --Hudibrus. Pt. II. January 14, 1766.

Canto II. Line 317, Confidence is that feeling by which the

But quiet to quick bosoms is a hell,

And there hath been thy bane. mind embarks in great and honourable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.

w. BYRON -Childe Harold. Canto III. 3. CICERO- Rhetorical Invention.

St. 42.

Nor ear can hear, nor tongue can tell Self-trust is the essence of heroism,

The tortures of that inward hell ! k. EMERSON--Essay. On Heroism.

&.. BYRON- The Giaour. Line 748. The hearing ear is always found close to

There is no future pang the speaking tongue; and no genius can long | Can deal that justice on the self condemn'd or often utter anything which is not invited He deals on his own soul. and gladly entertained by men around him.

y. BYRON-Manfred. Act III. Sc. 1. 1. EMERSON--Race.

Yet still there whispers the small voice within, Trust men, and they will be true to you;

Heard through Gain's silence, and o'er treat them greatly, and they will show them

Glory's din; selves great.

Whatever creed be taught or land be trod, m. EMERSON – Essay. On Prudence.

Man's conscience is the oracle of God. In tracing the shade, I shall find out the sun.

2. BYRON- The Island. Canto I. St. 6. Trust to me!

The great theatre for virtue is conscience. n. OWEN MEREDITH-Lucile. Pt. II.

aa. CICERO. Canto VI. St. 15.

The still small voice is wanted. Though Wisdom wake, Suspicion sleeps

bb. COWPER- The Task. Bk. V. At Wisdom's gate, and to Simplicity

Line 685. Resigns her charge, while Goodness thinks no ill

Conscience is harder than our enemies, Where Do ill seems.

Knows more, accuses with more nicety. Q MILION- Paradise Lost. Bk. III.

cc. GEORGE ELIOT- Spanish Gypsy. Line 686.

Bk 1.

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Conscience is a coward, and tbose faults it | What Conscience dictates to be done, has not strength to prevent, it seldom has Or warns me not to do, justice enough to accuse.

This, teach me more than Hell to shun, a. GOLDSMITH – Vicar of Walefield.

That, more than Heav'n pursue.
Ch. XIII. m. POPE- Universal Prayer.

'Tis the first constant punishment of sin, There is a higher law than the constitution. That no bad man absolves himself within. n. WM. SEWARD-Speech. b. JUVENAL-XIII. 2.

March 11, 1850. Let his tormentor, conscience, find him out.

Ah, what a sign it is of evil life, C. MILTON- Paradise Regained. Bk. IV.

Where death's approach is seen so terrible! Line 130.

0. Henry VI. Pt. II. Act. III. Sc. 3. Now conscience wakes despair

Better be with the dead, That slumbered; wakes the bitter memory

Whom we, to gain our peace, have sent to Of what he was, what he is, and what must

peace, be

Than on the torture of the mind to lie Worse; of worse deeds worse sufferings

In restless ecstacy. must ensue!

p. Macbeth. Act III. Sc. 2. d. MILTON--Paradise Lost. Bk. IV.

Line 23.

Conscience is a blushing shame-faced spirit

That mutinies in a man's bosom; it fills O conscience ! into what abyss of fears

One full of obstacles. And horrors hast thou driven me; out of

9. Richard III. Act. I. Sc. 4. which

Conscience is a word that cowards use, I find no way, from deep to deeper plunged!

Devised at first to keep the strong in awe. e. MILTON-Paradise Lost. Bk. X.

r. Richard III. Act V. Sc. 3. Line 842.

Every subject's duty is the king's; but The hell within him.

every subject's soul is his own. f. Milton-Paradise Lost. Bk. III.

s. Henry V. Act IV. Sc. 1. Line 20.

I hate the murderer, love him murdered. Whom conscience, ne'er asleep, The guilt of conscience take thou for thy Wounds with incessant strokes, not loud, but

labour, deep.

But neither my good word, nor princely g. MONTAIGNE--Essays. Bk. II. Ch. V.

favour; Of Conscience.

With Cain go wander through the shade of

night, Despotic conscience rules our hopes and

And never show thy head by day, nor light. fears.

t. Richard II. Act V. Sc. 6. h. OVID—Fast. I. 485.

I know myself now; and I feel within me Let Joy or Ease, let Affluence or Content, A peace above all earthly dignities; And the gay Conscience of a life well spent, | A still and quiet conscience. Calm ev'ry thought, inspirit ev'ry grace,

u. Henry VIII. Act III. Sc. 2. Glow in thy heart, and smile upon thy face. i. POPE--To Mrs. M. B.

I know thou art religious,

And hast a thing within thee called conOne self-approving hour whole years out

science; weighs.

With twenty popish tricks and ceremonies, j. POPEEssay on Man. Ep. IV. Which I have seen thee careful to observe.

Line 255. v. Titus Andronicus. Act V. So. 1. Some scruple rose, but thus he eas'd his

My conscience had a thousand several

tongues, thought, "I'll now give sixpence where I gave a groat;

And every tongue brings in a several tale,

And every tale condemns me for a villain. Where once I went to Church, I'll now go twice

2. Richard III. Act V. Sc. 3. And am so clear too of all other vice.” k. POPE - Moral Essays. Ep. III.

Now, if you can blush, and cry guilty, car-
Line 365.

You'll show a little honesty.

x. Henry VIII. Act III. Sc. 2.
True, conscious Honour, is to feel no sin,
He's arm'd without that's innocent within;

Soft, I did but dream. Be this thy screen, and this thy wall of Brass. O coward conscience, how dost thou aflict POPE-First Book of Horace.

Ep. I. Line 93. y. Richard III. Act V. Sc. 3.



Sc. 2.

The worm of conscience still be-gnaw thy The drying up a single tear has more sonl!

Of honest fame, than shedding seas of gore. Thy friends suspect for traitors whilst thou k. BYRON-Don Juan. Canto VIII. St. 3.

liv'st, And take deep traitors for thy dearest God has commanded time to console the unfriends!

happy. a. Richard III. Act I. Sc. 3.

I. JOUBERT. Thus conscience does make cowards of us Empty heads console with empty sound. all;

mi POPE-- The Dunciad. Bk. IV. And thus the native hue of resolution

Line 542. Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought. 6. Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 1.

Grief is crowned with consolation.

n. Antony and Cleopatra. Act. I. Sc. 2. Trust that man in nothing, who has not a conscience in everything.

I will be gone; C. STERNE-Tristram Shandy. Ch. XVII. That pitiful rumour may report my flight,

To consolate thine ear. Labor to keep alive in your breast that 0. AU's Well That Ends Well. Act III. little spark of celestial fire, called Conscience. d. GEO. WASHINGTON—Moral Maxims. Virtue and Vice. Conscience.


Conspiracies no sooner should be formed

Than executed. A stirring dwarf we do allowance give

p. ADDISON-Cato. Act I. Sc. 2. Before a sleeping giant. e. Troilus and Cressida. Act II. Sc. 3.

I had forgot that foul conspiracy

1 Of the beast Caliban, and his confederates, Consideration like an angel came,

Against my life.
And whipp'd the offending Adam out of a. Tempest. Act IV. Sc. 1.

Leaving his body as a paradise,

O conspiracy! To envelope and contain celestial spirits.

Sham'st thou to show thy dang'rous brow by f. Henry V. Act I, Sc. 1.


When evils are most free? What you have said,

1. Julius Cæsar. Act II. Sc. 1. I will consider; what you have to say, I will with patience hear; and find a time

Open-eye Conspiracy Both meet to hear and answer.

His time doth take. g. Julius Cæsar. Act I. Sc. 2.

s. Tempest. Act II. Sc. 1. Song.

Take no care CONSISTENCY.

Who chafes, who frets, and where conspirers

are: Of right and wrong he taught

Macbeth shall never vanquish'd be. Truths as retin'd as eves Athens heard;

t. Macbeth. Act IV. Sc. 1. And, strange to tell, he practic'd what he preached.

Thou dost conspire against thy friend, Iago, h. JOHN ARMSTRONG- Art of Preserving If thou but think'st him wrong'd, and mak'st Health. Bk. IV. Line 302.

his ear

As stranger to thy thoughts. Tush! tush! my lassie such thoughts re

u. Othello. Act III. Sc. 3.
Comparisons are cruele:
Fine pictures suit in frames as fine

Consistencie's a jewell.
For thee and me coarse cloathes are best

Death cannot sever

The ties that bind our souls through mortal Rude folks in homelye raiment drest Wife Joan and goodman Robin.

yearsi Jolly Robyn-Roughhead. From Mur

They last forever! tagh's Collection of Scotch Ballads,

V. KATE B. W. BARNESThe Departed. Pub. in 1754. (Doubted.)

Thro' perils both of wind and limb,

Thro' thick and thin she follow'd him.

w. BUTLER-Hudibras. Pt. I. Canto II.

Line 369. All are not taken! there are left behind Living Beloveds, tender looks to bring, Trne as the dial to the sun, And make the daylight still a happy thing, Although it be not shined upon. And tender voices, to make soft the wind.

BUTLER--Hudibras. Pt. III. Canto II. 1. E. B. BROWNING -- Consolation.

Line 175.

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Only a sweet and virtuous soul,

Whose worth's unknown, although his height Like seasoned timber, never gives.

be taken. HERBERT— Virtue.

Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and

and cheeks 'Tis often constancy to change the mind. Within his bending sickle's compass come; b. HOOLE's Anastatio. Sieves.

Love alters not with his brief hours and

weeks, Keep your love true, I can engage that mine! But bears it out even to the edge of doom. Shall, like my soul, immortal prove.

m. Sonnet CXVI. c. JOHN MORRIS - Damon and Pythias.

Out upon it! I have lov'd
On Friendship and Perfection.

Three whole days together;

And am like to love three more, Be true to your word and your work and

If it prove fair weather. your friend.

n. Sir JOHN SUCKLING- Constancy. d. JOHN BOYLE O'REILLY-Rules of the


CONTAMINATION. Abra was ready ere I call'd her name;

The sun, too, shines into cess-pools, and And, though I call'd another, Abra came.

is not polluted. e. PRIOR-Solomon on the Vanity of the

0. DIOGENES LAERTIUS-Lib. VI. Sec. 63. World. Bk. II. Line 364.

Shall we now He that parts us, shall bring a brand from Contaminate our fingers with base bribes? heaven,

p. Julius Cæsar. Act IV. Sc. 3. And fire us hence, like foxes.

They that touch pitch will be defiled. f. King Lear. Act V. Sc. 3.

q. Much Ado About Nothing. Act III.

Sc. 3. I could be well nerv'd if I were as you; If I could pray to move, prayers would move

CONTEMPLATION. me; But I am constant as the northern star

The act of contemplation then creates the

thing contemplated. Of whose true fix'd and resting quality There is no fellow in the firmament.

r. ISAAC DISRAELI— Literary Character.

Ch. XII. g. Julius Cæsar. Act III. Sc. 1. .

But first, and chiefest, with thee bring
If ever thou shalt love,

Him that yon soars on golden wing,
In the sweet pangs of it remember me; Guiding the fiery-wheeled throne,
For such as I am all true lovers are:

The cherub Contemplation. Unstaid and skittish in all motions else,

S. MILTON-11 Penseroso. Line 51. Save in the constant image of the creature

In discourse more sweet, That is belov’d.

For Eloquence the Soul, Song charms the Twelfth Night Act II. Sc. 4.


Others apart sat on a hill retired, I would have men of such constancy put

In thoughts more elevate, and reasoned high to sea, that their business might be every

Of Providence, Foreknowledge, Will and thing, and their intent everywhere; for that's

Fate. it that always makes a good voyage of noth

Fixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute; ing.

And found no end, in wand'ring mazes lost. i Twelfth Night. Act II. Sc. 4.

t. MILTON-Paradise Lost. Bk. II.

Line 555. Now from head to foot I am marble-constant: now the fleeting moon | Contemplation makes a rare turkey-cock of No planet is of mine.

him! how he jets j. Antony and Cleopatra. Act V. Sc. 2. | Under his advanced plumes!

u. Twelfth Night. Act II. Sc. 5. O constancy, be strong upon my side!

When holy and devout religious men Set a huge mountain 'tween my heart and

Are at their beads, 'tis hard to draw them tongue!

thence; I have a man's mind, but a woman's might.

So sweet is zealous contemplation. le. Julius Cæsar. Act II. Sc. 4.

v. Richard III. Act III. Sc. 7. O heaven! were man But constant, he were perfect; that one


He hears Fills him with faults; makes him run through | On all sides, from innumerable tongues all th' sins.

| A dismal universal hiss, the sound Inconstancy falls off ere it begins.

Of public scorn.
Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act V. w. MILTON - Paradise Lost. Bk. X.
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