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Oft expectation fails, and most oft there
people, The deed of saying is quite out of use. b. Tinnon of Athens. Act. V. Sc. 1.
There have sat The livelong day, with patient expectation, To see great Pompey pass the streets of Rome.
Julius Cæsar. Act I. Sc. 1.
When clouds are seen, wise men put on their
cloaks; When great leaves fall, then winter is at hand; When the sun sets, who doth not look for
night? Untimely storms make men expect a dearth.
d. Richard III. Act II. Sc. 3.
Behold, we live through all things,-famine,
thirst, Bereavement, pain; all grief and misery, All woe and sorrow; life inflicts its worst
On soul and body,--but we cannot die Though we be sick, and tired, and faint,
and worn, -Lo, all things can be borne!
ELIZABETH AKERS- Endurance.
Only so much do I know, as I have lived.
1. EMERSON – The American Scholar.
Experience is no more transferable in morals than in art. m. FROUDE— Short Studies on Great
Subjects. Elucation. Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes. FROUDE -- Short Studies on Great
Subjects. Party Politics. We read the past by the light of the present, and the forms vary as the shadows fall, or as the point of vision alters.
FROUDE - Short Studies on Great
Subjects. Society in Italy in the
Last days of the Roman Republic. The burnt child dreads the fire. P. BEN JOHNSON- The Devil is an Ass.
Act I. Sc. 2. Nor deem the irrevocable Past,
As wholly wasted, wholly vain,
To something nobler we attain.
Augustine. This life of ours is a wild wolian harp of
many a joyous strain, But under them all there runs a loud per
petual wail as of souls in pain. LONGFELLOW-- Christus. The Golden
Legend. Pt. IV.
We gain Justice, judgment, with years, or else years
are in vain.
Canto III. St. 16.
Line 807. What man would be wise, let him drink of
the river That bears on its waters the record of
Road. Who heeds not experience, trust him not. John BOYLE O'REILLY- Rules of the
Men Can counsel, and speak comfort to that grief Which they themselves not feel; but tasting
it, Their counsel turns to passion, which before Would give preceptial medicine to rage, Fetter strong madness in a silken thread, Charm ache with air, and agony with words. Much Ado About Nothing. Act V.
Making all fntures fruits of all the pasts. 1. EDWIN ARNOLD— The Light of Asia.
Bk. V. Line 32.
He who hath most of heart knows most of sorrow.
9. BAILEY-- Festus. Sc. Home. A sadder and a wiser man, He rose the morrow morn. h. COLERIDGE— The Ancient Mariner.
Pt. VI. Last St.
In her experience all her friends relied, Heaven was her help and nature was her
guide. i. CRABBE- Parish Register. Pt. III. To show the world what long experience
gains, Requires not courage, though it calls for
pains; But at life's outset to inform mankind, Is a bold effort of a valiant mind. j. CRABBE- The Borough.
I think there are stores laid up in our human nature that our understandings can make no complete inventory of. k. GEORGE ELIOT— The Ill on the Foss.
Bk, V. Ch. I.
Expression is actionyant of 's beauty is repase.
tion Extremes are vicious, and prou Ceed from Men: Compensation is Just, and pau "aceeds from God. DE LA BRUYERE--The Characters or Manners of the Present Age.
Ch. XVI. He that had never seen a river imagined the first he met with to be the sea; and the greatest things that have fallen within our knowledge we conclude the extremes that nature makes of the kind. MONTAIGNE- Essays. Bk. I.
Ch. XXVI. Avoid Extremes; and shun the fault of such, Who still are pleas'd too little or too much.
0. POPE--Essay on Criticism. Line 385. Like to the time o' the year between the
extremes Of hot and cold: he was nor sad nor merry.
p. Antony and Cleopatra. Act I, Sc. 1. Not fearing death, nor shrinking for dis
tress, But always resolute in most extremes. 9. İlenry VI. Pt. I. Act IV. Sc. 1.
Where two raging fires meet together, They do consume the thing that feeds their
fury: Though little fire grows great with little
wind, Yet extreme gusts will blow out fire and all.
Taming of the Shrew. Act II. Sc. 1. Who can be patient in such extremes ? Henry VI. Pt. III. Act I. Sc. 1.
EYES. There are whole veins of diamonds in thine
eyes, Might furnish crowns for all the Queens of
earth. t. BAILEY— Festus. Sc. A Drawing Room. His eyes are songs without words.
BOVEE--Summaries of Thought.
Garden. With eyes that look'd into the
soul Bright-and as black and burning as a coal. BYRON-- Don Juan. Canto IV.
St. 94. My eyes make pictures, when they are shut.
To his supposed
Conflicts bring experience, and experience brings that growth in grace which is not to be attained by any other means. SPURGEON--Gleanings Among The
Sheaves. Divine Teaching.
through his own.
Ben Khaled. St. 3. We ought not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors and for the purpose of profiting by dear-bought experience. h. GEO. WASHINGTON – Moral Maxims.
Approbation and Censure. Love had he found in huts where poor men His daily teachers had been woods and rills, The silence that is in the starry sky, The sleep that is among the lonely hills. i. WORDSWORTH - Feast of Brougham
Long-travell'il in the ways of men.
From the looks -not the lips, is the soul re
flected. k. M'DONALD CLARKE – The Rrjected Lover.
Dark eyes-eternal soul of pride!
Deep life of all that's true!
Away o'er sea and sands!
To shine in other lands. j. LELAND--Callirhoe. I dislike an eye that twinkles like a star. Those only are beautiful which, like the planets, have a steady, lambent light,--are Îuminous, but not sparkling, k. LONGFELLOW-Hyperion. Bk. III.
Ch. IV. O lovely eyes of azure, Clear as the waters of a brook that run Limpid and laughing in the summer sun! 1. LONGFELLOW— The Masque of
Pandora. Pt. I. The flash of his keen, black eyes Forerunning the thunder? LONGFELLOW-Christus. The Golden
Legend, Pt. IV. Thy deep eyes, amid the gloom, Shine like jewels in a shroud. LONGFELLOW-Christus. The Golden
Legend. Pt. IV.
Within her tender eye The heaven of April, with its changing light. LONGFELLOW— The Spirit of Poetry.
Line 45. The learned compute that seven hundred and seven millions of millions of vibrations have penetrated the eye before the eye can distinguish the tints of a violet. p. BULWER-LYTTON -- What Will Ile Do
With It. Bk. VIII. Ch. II. Those dark eyes—so dark and so deep! 9. OWEN MEREDITH-Lucile. Pt. I.
Canto VI. St. 4.
Eyes are bold as lions, roving, running, leaping, here and there, far and near. They speak all languages. They wait for no introduction; they are no Englishmen; ask no leave of age or rank; they respect neither poverty nor riches, neither learning nor power, nor virtue, nor sex, but intrude, and come again, and go through and through you in a moment of time. What inundation of life and thought is discharged from one soul into another through them!
EMERSON — Conduct of Life. Behavior. Eyes so transparent, That through them one sees the soul. d. THEOPHILE GAUTIER— To Two
Beautiful Eyes. I every where am thinking
Of thy blue eyes' sweet smile;
Before the Ears. Thine eye was on the censer, And not the hand that bore it.
9. HOLMES — Lines by a Clerk.
The eyes of a man are of no use without the observing power.
h. PAXTON HOOD.
Blue! "Tis the life of heaven,--the domain
Of Cynthia, -the wide palace of the sun,The tent of Hesperus, and all his train,The bosomer of clouds, gold, grey, and
dunBlue! 'Tis the life of waters--ocean And all its vassal streams: pools number
less May rage, and foam, and fret, but never can
Subside, if not to dark-blue nativeness. Blue! gentle cousin of the forest-green,
Married to green in all the sweetest flowForget-me-not, - the blue-bells,--and, that
queen Of secrecy, the violet: what strange powers Hast thou, as a mere shadow! But how great, When in an Eye thou art alive with fate! KEATS--Answer to a Sonnet by J. II.
Too pure and too honest in aught to disguise
Canto II. St. 3.
MILTON-L'Allegro. Line 121. Thy rapt soul sitting in thine eyes.
t. MILTON-11 Penseroso. Line 40. The world's so rich in resplendent eyes, 'Twere a pity to liinit one's love to a pair.
MOORE-- 'Tis Sweet to Think, Violets, transform’d to eyes. Inshrined a soul within their blue. MOORE-Evenings in Greece.
Second Evening. Why has not man a microscopic eye? For this plain reason, Man is not a Fly. Say what the use, were finer optics giv'n, T'inspect a mite, not comprehend the heav'n? POPE- Essay on Jan. Ep. I.
All men's faces are true, whatsoe'er their
Winter's Tale. Act. II. 1. Compare her face with some that I shall
show, And I will make thee think thy swan
Romeo and Juliet. Act I. Sc. 2.
The old familiar faces-How some they have died, and some they
have left me, And some are taken from me; all are de
parted; All, all are gone, the old familiar faces.
LAMB— The Old Familiar Faces. A face that had a story to tell. How different faces are in this particular! Some of them speak not. They are books in which not a line is written, save perhaps a date. d. LONGFELLOW-Hyperion. Bk. I.
Ch. IV. These faces in the mirrors Are but the shadows and phantoms of my
Pandora. Pt. VII. If a good face is a letter of recommendation, a good heart is a letter of credit. f. BULWER-LYTTON–What Will He Do
With It? Bk. II. Ch. XI. Dusk faces with white silken turbans wreath'd. 9. Muron-Paradise Regained. Bk. IV.
Line 76. Human face divine. h. MILTON-Paradise Lost. Bk. III.
In her face excuse Came prologue, and apology too prompt. i. MILTON- Paradise Lost. Bk. IX.
Line 853, Cheek Flushing white and soften'd red; Mingling tints, as when there glows In snowy milk the bashful rose.
). MOORE-Odes of Anacreon. Ode xvi. With faces like dead lovers who died true.
k D. M. MULOCK - Indian Summer. If to her share some female errors fall Look on her face, and you'll forget 'em all. 1. POPE-Rape of the Lock. Canto II.
Line 17. Sea of upturned faces. m.
SCOTT-Rob Roy. Vol. I. Ch. XX.
Sept. 30, 42.