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COUNTRI, LOVE OF
Where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valour to dare to live. 1. Sir THOMAS BROWNE--Religio Medici.
Pt. XLIV. O friends, be men; so act that none may feel Ashamed to meet the eyes of other men. Think each one of his children and his wife, His home, his parents, living yet or dead. For them, the absent ones, I supplicate, And bid you rally here, and scorn to fly. BRYANT's Homer's Iliad. Bk. XV.
Line 843. And let us mind faint heart ne'er wan A lady fair.
BURNS--To Dr. Blackclock.
Nono but the brave deserves the fair.
0. DRYDEN -- Alexander's Feast. St. 1.
Breathes there a man with soul so dead,
Canto VI. St. 1.
Canto VI. St. 2. My foot is on my native heath, and my name
I do love My country's good, with a respect more ten
der, More holy and profound, than mine own life, My dear wife's estimate.
I. Coriolanus. Act III. Sc. 3.
Of thee I sing :
Let freedom ring.
I was born an American ; I live an American ; I shall die an American. h. DANIEL WEBSTER-Speech.
July 17, 1850. Let our object be, our country, our whole country, and nothing but our country.
DANIEL WEBSTER--An address delivered at the laying of the corner-stone of
the Bunker Hill Monument. Our country-whether bounded by the St. John's and the Sabine, or however otherwise bounded or described, and be the measurements more or less;--still our country, to be cherished in all our hearts, to be defended by all our hands. ). ROBT. C. WINTHROP--- Toast at Faneuil
Hall on the 4th of July, 1845.
The charm of the best courages is that they are inventions, inspirations, flashes of genius. p. EMERSON --Society and Solitude.
Courage. Courage the highest gift, that scorns to bend To mean devices for a sordid end. Courage--an independent spark from Heav
en's bright throne, By which the soul stands raised, triumphant,
high, alone. Great in itself, not praises of the crowd, Above all vice, it stoops not to be proud. Courage, the mighty attribute of powers
above, By which those great in war, are great in love. The spring of all brave acts is seated here, As falsehoods draw their sordid birth from
fear. 9. FARQUHAR -- Love and a Bottle. Part of dedication to the Lord Marquis
of Carmarthen. Courage is, on all hands, considered as an essential of high character.
FROU DE--Representative Ven. Few persons have courage enough to appear as good as they really are. J. C. and A. W. HARE - Guesses at
COURAGE. The soul, secured in her existence, smiles at the draw dagger, and defies its point.
k. ADDISON-Cato. Act V. Sc. 1.
There's a brave fellow ! There's a man of
John Endicott. Act II. Sc. 2.
I dare do all that may become a man: Who dares do more, is none.
Macbeth. Act 1. Sc. 7.
Write on your doors the saying wise and old, • Be bold! be bold!" and everywhere--"Be
bold; Be not too bold !" Yet better the excess Than the defect; better the more than less; Better like Hector in the field to die, Than like a perfumed Paris turn and fly. LONGFELLOW--Morituri Salutamus.
I have set my life upon a cast,
In that day's feats
'Tis more brave To live, than to die. d. OWEN MEREDITH--Lucile. Pt. II.
Canto VI. St. 11.
I argue not Against Heaven's hand or will, nor bate a
jot Of heart or hope; but still bear up and steer Right onward.
MILTON--Sonnet. To Cyriack Skinner. Stand fast and all temptation to transgress
repel. f. MILTON -- Paradise Lost. Bk. VIII.
Lilie 640. Courage in danger is half the battle.
9. PLAUTUS. Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base, as soon as I. h. SCOTT--Lady of the Lake. Canto V.
St. 10. But how much unexpected, by so much We must awake endeavour for defence: For courage mounteth with occasion.
i. King John. Act II. Sc. 1.
He prov'd the best man i' the field ; and for
his meed Was brow-bound with the oak. P. Coriolanus. Act II. Sc. 2.
The blood more stirs To rouse a lion than to start a hare. 9 Henry IV. Pt. I. Act I. Sc. 3.
The thing of courage, As rous'd with rage, with rage doth sympa
thise, And, with an accent tun'd in self-same key, Returns to chiding fortune.
Troilus and Cressida. Act I, Sc. 3. Think you, a little din can dannt mine ears? Have I not in my time heard lions roar? Have I not heard great ordnance in the field, And heaven's artillery thunder in the skies? And do you tell me of a woman's tongue, That gives not half so great a blow to hear, As will a chestnut in a farmer's fire ? Taming of the Shrew. Act I. Sc. 2.
"Tis much he dares; And, to that daụntless temper of his mind, He hath a wisdom that doth guide his valour To act in safety,
t. Macbeth. Act III. Sc. 1. To be, or not to be, that is the question:Whether 'tis nobler in the mind, to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune; Or, to take arms against a sea of troubles, And, by opposing, end them ? Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 1.
We fail! But screw your courage to the sticking-place, And we'll not fail.
Macbeth. Act I. Sc. 7. What man daro, I dare: Approach thou like the rugged Russian bear, The arm'd rhinoceros, or the Hyrcan tiger, Take any shape but that, and my firm nerves Shall never tremble.
Macbeth. Act III. Sc. 4. Why, courage, then ! what cannot be avoided, 'Twere childish weakness to lament, or fear.
Henry VI. Pt. III. Act V. Sc. 4. Wise men ne'er wail their present woes, But presently prevent the ways to wail.
y. Richard II. Act III. Sc. 2. A man of courage is also full of faith. YONGE's Cicero. The Tusculan
Come let us take a muster speedily:
). Henry IV. Pt. I. Act IV. Sc. 1. Fearless minds climb soonest unto crowns.
k. Henry VI. Pt. III. Act IV. Sc. 7.
He hath borne himself beyond the promise of his age; doing in the figure of a lamb, the feats of a lion. 1. Much Ado About Nothing. Act I.
Sc. 1. He's truly valiant that can wisely suffer The worst that man can breath
Timon of Athens. Act III. Sc. 5.
COWPER— Conversation. Line 193. Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy.
b. EMERSON- Social Aims. In thy discourse, if thou desire to please: All such is courteous, useful, new or wittie: Usefulness comes by labour, wit by ease; Courtesie grows in court; news in the citie. c. HERBERT— The Church. Church Porch.
St. 49. Shepard I take thy word, And trust thy honest offer'd courtesy, Which oft is sooner found in lowly sheds With smoky rafters, than in tap'stry hall And courts of princes.
d. MILTON--Comus. Line 322. I am the very pink of courtesy. e. Romeo and Juliet. Act II. Sc. 4.
The thorny point Of bare distress hath ta'en trom me the show Of smooth Civility.
f. As You Like It. Act II. Sc. 7. Too civil by half. g. SHERIDAN— The Rivals. Act III.
Cowards (may) fear to die; but courage
stout Rather than live in snuff, will be put out.
Sir WALTER RALEIGH – On the Snuff of
a Candle the night before he died. He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that is in battle slain Will never rise to fight again. p. Ray-History of the Rebellion.
Bristol, 1752. Where's the coward that would not dare To fight for such a land!
9. SCOTT-Marmion. Canto IV. St. 30. When all the blandishments of life are gone, The coward sneaks to death, the brave live
Ep. LV. By this good light, this is a very shallow monster:-I afear'd of him?--a very weak monster:--The man i' the moon ?-a most poor credulous monster :--Well drawn, mon. ster, in good sooth.
Tempest. Act II. Sc. 2. Cowards die many times before their deaths: The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should
fear; Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come, when it will come.
t. Julius Cæsar. Act II. Sc. 2. Dost thou now fall over to my foes? Thou wear a lion's hide! doff it for shame, And hang a calf's skin on those recreant
King John. Act III. Sc. 1. How many cowards, whose hearts are all as
I hold it cowardice,
Henry VI. Pt. III. Act. IV. Sc. 2.
1 may speak it to my shame, I have a truant been to chivalry.
Henry IV. Pt I. Act V. Sc. 1.
It was great pity, so it was, That villainous saltpetre should be digg'd Out of the bowels of the harmless earth, Which many a good tall fellow had destroy'd So cowardly; and but for these vile guns He would himself have been a soldier.
y. Henry IV. Pt. I. Act I, Sc. 3. I would give all my fame for a pot of ale, and
COWARDICE For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain. BUTLER--Hudibras. Pt. III. Canto III.
Line 243. For those that run away, and fly, Take place at least o'th' enemy. BUTLER- Hudibras. Pt. I. Canto III.
Line 609. That all men would be cowards if they dare, Some men we know have courage to declare.
j. CRABBE—Tale I. The Dumb Orators. That same man, that runnith awaie, Maie again fight another daie. k. ERASMUS— Apothegms. Trans. by
Udall. He who fights and runs away May live to fight another day. I GOLDSMITH – The Art of Poetry on a
New Plan. When desp'rate ills demand a speedy cure, Distrust is cowardice, and prudence folly. m. SAM'L JOHNSON— Irene. Act. IV.
He That kills himself to 'void misery, fears it, And, at the best, shows but a bastard valour. This life's a fort committed to my trust, Which I must not yield up, till it be forced : Nor will I. He's not valiant that dares die, But he that boldly bears calamity. The MASSINGER- Maid of Honour. Act IV.
Plague on't; an I thought he had been valiant, and so cunning in fence, I'd have seen him damned ere I'd have challenged him. Tre'fth Night. Act III.
Act III. Sc. 4. So bees with smoke, and doves with noisome
stench, Are from their hives, and houses, driven
away. They call'd us, for our fierceness, English
dogs; Now, like whelps, we crying run away.
b. Henry VI. Pt. İ. Act. I. Sc. 5. So cowards fight when they can fly no
further; As doves do peck the falcon's piercing talons; So desperate thieves, all hopeless of their
lives, Breathe out invectives 'gainst the officers.
Henry VI. Pt. III. Act I. Sc. 4. What a slave art thou, to hack thy sword as thou hast done; and then say, it was in fight. d. Henry IV. Pt. I. Act II. Sc. 4.
Who knows himself a braggart, Let him fear this ; for it will come to pass, That every braggart shall be found an ass. All's Well That Ends Weil. Act IV.
Sc. 3. Would'st thou have that Which thou esteem'st the ornament of life, And live a coward in thine own esteem; Letting I dare not wait upon I would, Like the poor cat i' the adage ? Macbeth. Act I. Sc. 7.
You souls of geese, That bear the shapes of men, how have you
run From slaves that apes would beat!
g. Coriolanus. Act I. Sc. 4.
My valour is certainly going! it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out, as it were, at the palms of my hands. h. SHERIDAN -- The Rivals. Act V.
Sc. 3. Ah, Fool! faint heart fair lady n'er could
St. I. The man that lays his hand on woman, save in the way of kindness, is a wretch whom 'twere gross flattery to name a coward. TOBIN--- The Honeymoon. Act II.
O mighty nothing! unto thee,
CRASHAW --Steps to the Temple.
BISHOP HEBER-- Palestine. Line 137. Open, ye heavens, your living doors! let in The great Creator, from his work returned Magnificent, his six days' work, a world. MILTON-- Paradise Lost. Bk. VII.
Line 566. To recount almighty works What words of tongue or seraph can suffice, Or heart of man suffice to comprehend? p. MILTON--Paradise Lost. Bk. VII.
Line 89. All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul. POPE- Essay on Man. Ep. I.
Line 267. No man saw the building of the New Jeru: salem, the workmen crowded together, the unfinished walls and unpaved streets; no man heard the clink of trowel and pickaxe; it descended out of heaven from God.
SEELEY--Ecce Ilomo. Ch. XXIV. Through knowledge we behould the World's
creation, How in his cradle first he fostred was, And judge of Nature's cunning operation, How things she formed of a formless mass. t. SPENSER-- Tears of the Muses. Urania.
CRIME. If Poverty is the Mother of Crimes, want of Sense is the Father.
DE LA BRUYERE— The Characters or
in France. Blood only serves to wash Ambition's hands.
BYRON--Don Juan. Canto IX. St. 59. Crime is not punished as an offense against God, but as prejadicial to society.
FROUDE-Short Studies on Great Subjects. Reciprocal Duties of State
CREATION. Creation is great, and cannot be understood. k. CARLYLE-Essays.
1. COWPER-- The Task. Bk. V. Line 144.