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Oft expectation fails, and most oft there
Where most it promises; and oft it hits
Where hope is coldest, and despair most fits.
All's Well That Ends Well, Act II.

Sc. 1.
Promising is the very air o' the time;
It opens the eyes of expectation:
Performance is ever the duller for his act;
And, but in the plainer and simpler kind of

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.



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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!


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,
If, rising on its wrecks, at last

To something nobler we attain.
9. LONGFELLOW— The Luder of St.

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.
Experience, next to thee I owe,
Best guide; not following thee, I had remain'd
In ignorance; thou open'st wisdom's way,
And giv'st access, though secret she retire.
t. MILTON - Paradise Lost. Bk. IX.

Line 807. What man would be wise, let him drink of

the river That bears on its waters the record of

A message to him every wave can deliver
To teach him to creep till he knows how

to climb.
John BOYLE O'REILLY-- Rules of the

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.

Se. 1.


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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.

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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.





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Expression is actionyant of 's beauty is repase.
1. J. C. and A.' wt!

HARE--Guesses at

Truth. be

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.
Eyes of gentianellas azure,
Staring, winking at the skies.
E. B. BROWNING--Hector in the

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.

Eyes that displace
The neighbor diamond, and out-face
That sunshine, by their own sweet grace.
y. CRASHAW – Wishes,

To his supposed


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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.
To Truth's house there is a single door,
Which is Experience. He teaches best,
Who feels the hearts of all men in his breast,
And knows their strength or weakness

through his own.
BAYARD TAYLOR— Temptation of Hassan

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






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Long-travell'il in the ways of men.
J. Young--Night Thoughts. Night IX.

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From the looks -not the lips, is the soul re

flected. k. M'DONALD CLARKE The Rrjected Lover.

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Dark eyes-eternal soul of pride!

Deep life of all that's true!
Away, away to other skies!

Away o'er sea and sands!
Such eyes as those were never made

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.


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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;
A sea of blue thoughts is spreading
Over my heart the while.
HEINE- New Spring. Pt. XVIII.

St. 2.
We credit most our sight, one eye doth please
Our trust farre more than ten ear-witnesses.
f. HERRICK Hesperides. The Eyes

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.





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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
The sweet soul shining through them.

Canto II. St. 3.
Ladies, whose bright eyes
Rain influence.

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.

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All men's faces are true, whatsoe'er their

hands are.
Antony and Cleopatra. Act. II.

Sc. 6.
Black brows they say
Become some women best, in a semicircle
Or a half-moon, made with a pen.

Winter's Tale. Act. II. 1. Compare her face with some that I shall

show, And I will make thee think thy swan

crow. 9.

Romeo and Juliet. Act I. Sc. 2.



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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

LONGFELLOW— The Masque of

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.

Line 44.

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.
Quoted by Daniel Webster. Speech.

Sept. 30, 42.

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