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I shall stay him no longer than to wish
that it he be an honest angler, the east wind may never blow when he goes a tishiug. WALTON— The Complete Angler.
The Author's Preface. Thus use your frog: put your hook, I mean the arming wire, through his mouth, and out at his gills, and then with a tine needle and silk sew tho upper part of his leg with only one stitch to the arming wire of your hook, or tie the
frog's leg above the upper joint to the armed wire ; and in so doing use him as though you loved him. b. WALTON—The Complete Angler. Pt. I.
Ch. V. We may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries : “Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did;" and so, if I might be judge, God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent re. creation than angling. WALTON— The Complete Angler. Pt. I.
Who knows not Circe, The daughter of the Sun? whose charmed
cup Whoever tasted, lost his upright shape, And downward fell into a groveling swine.
MILTON— Comus. Line 50. The mountain sheep were'sweeter,
But the valley sheep were fatter. p. Thos. L. PEACOCK— The Misfortunes of
Ephur. (P. 141.) But thinks, admitted to that equal sky, His faithful dog shall bear him company. 9. POPE- Essay on Man. Ep. I.
Line 111. How Instinct varies in the grov'ling swine. POPE- Essay on Man.
d. BYRON-Siege of Corinth. Pt. XXXIII. His faithful dog salutes the smiling guest. CAMPBELL-Pleasures of Hope. Pt. I.
Line 86. I hold a mouse's hert not worth a leek, That hath but oon hole to sterte to. f. CHAUCER-Prologue of the Wyfe of
Bathe, V. 572. If 'twere not for my cat and dog,
I think I could not live.
St. I, The lion is not so fierce as painted.
h. FULLER— Of Expecting Preferment. The gazelles so gentle and clever,
Skip lightly in frolicsome mood.
Interlude No. 9. The lion is not so fierce as they paint him.
The mouse that hath but one hole is quickly taken.
k. HERPERT -Jacula Prudentum. The swift stag from underground
Bore up his branching head.
They rejoice Each with their kind, lion with lioness, So fitly them in pairs thou hast combined. MILTON - Paradise Lost. Bk. VIII.
Give me another horse, bind up my wounds, y. Richard III. Act V. Sc. 3.
Mine enemy's dog, Though he had bit me, should have stood
that night Against my fire. King Lear.
Act IV. Sc. 7. Steed threatens steed, in high and boastful
neighs, Piercing the night's dull ear.
King Henry V. Chorus to Act IV. The Elephant hath joints, but none for courtesy ; bis legs are legs for necessity, not for flexure.
bb. Troilus and Cressida. Act II. Sc. 3.
He that is proud of the rustling of his silks, like a madman, laughs at the rattling of his fetters. For, indeed, clothes ought to be our remembrancers of our lost innocency. 1. FULLER— The Holy and Profane States.
Apparel. Still to be neat, still to be drest, As you were going to a feast, Still to be powder'd, still perfum'd. BEN JONSON- The Silent Woman.
Act I. Sc. 5 (Song.. So tedious is this day, As in the night before some festival To an impatient child, that hath new robes, And may not wear them.
Romeo and Juliet. Act III. Sc. 2.
The soul of this map is his clothes. 0. All's Well That Ends Well. Act II.
The little dogs and all, Tray, Blanche, and Sweet-heart, see, they
bark at me.
King Lear. Act III. Sc. 6. The mouse ne'er shunn'd the cat, as they did
budge From rascals worse than they. 6. Coriolanus. Act I. Sc. 6.
Thou hast seen a farmer's dog bark at a beggar?
King Lear. Act IV. Sc. 6. Spit on a serpent, and his vigor flies, He straight devours himself, and quickly
dies. d. VOLTAIRE-A Philosophical Dictionary.
Serpents. ANTIQUITY. Among so many things as are by men possessed or pursued in the whole course of their lives, all the rest are baubles besides (sic.), old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to converse with, and old books to read.
ALFONSO, KING OF ARAGON.
(Quoted by Sir William Temple.) I love everything that's old. Old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine. f. GOLDSMITH-She Stoops to Conquer.
Act I. Sc. 1. Old wood to burn! Old wine to drink! Old friends to trust! Old authors to read ! g. MELCHIÒR– Floresta Española de
Apothegmaso sentencais, 11, 1, 20.
Bacon - Apolhegms, 97. With sharpen'd sight pale Antiquaries pore, Th' inscription value, but the rust adore. This the blue varnish, that the green endears; The sacred rust of twice ten hundred years. h. POPE— Moral Essays. Ep. V.
Line 35. My copper-lamps, at any rate, For being true antique, I bought; Yet wisely melted down my plate, On modern models to be wrought ; And trifles I alike pursue, Because they're old, because they're new.
i. PRIOR--Alma Canto III,
Epicurean cooks Sharpen with cloyless sauce his appetite.
Antony and Cleopatra. Act II. Sc. 1. Now good digestion wait on appetite, And health on both !
Macbeth. Act III. . Sc. 4.
Dress drains our cellar dry
Read o'er this ; And after, this ; and then to breakfast, with What appetite you have.
Henry VIII, Act III. Sc. 2.
Reason not impossibility, may meet
The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world, is the highest applause. d. EMERSON—An Address. July 15, 1838.
I love the people, But do not like to stage me to their eyes ; Though it do well, I do not relish well Their loud applause, and aves vehement; Nor do I think the man of safe discretion, That does affect it.
Measure for Measure. Act I. Sc. 1. I would applaud thee to the very echo, That should applaud again. Macbeth. Act V. Sc. 3.
They chrew their caps As they would hang thera on the horns o'
the moon, Shouting their emulation.
g. Coriolanus. Act I, Sc. 1.
PRIOR--Alma. Canto III. And sheath'd their swords for lack of argument.
t. Henry V. Act III. Sc. 1.
His reasons are two grains of wheat liid in two bushels of chaff ; you shall seek all day ere you find them ; and, when you have them, they are not worth the search..
Merchant of Venice. Act I. Sc. 1. If reasons were as plenty as blackberries, I would give no man a reason upon compulsion.
Henry IV. Pt. I. Act II. Sc. 4.
Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act I. Sc 2.
Richard III. Act I. Sc. 2.
Much may be said on both sides.
h. ADDISON- Spectator. No. 122.
I've heard old cunning stagers say, fools for arguments use wagers. i. BUTLER-Hudibras. Pt. II. Canto I.
Whatever sceptic could inquire for, For every why he had a wherefore. j. BUTLER— Hudibras. Pt. I. Canto I.
A knock-down argument: 'tis but a word and a blow.
k. DYRDEN— Amphitryon. Act I. Sc. 1. In arguing, too, the parson own'd his skill, For, e'en though vanquish’d, he could argue
still. 1. GOLDSMITH — Deserted Village.
Romans, countrymen, and lovers! hear me for my cause ; and be silent, that you y. Julius Cæsar. Act III. Sc. 2.
She hath prosperous art When she will play with reason and dis
course, And well she can persuade.
Measure for Measure. Act I. Sc. 3. Strong reasons make strong actions.
King John. Act III. Sc. 4. There is occasions and causes why and wherefore in all things. bb. Henry V.
Act V. Sc. 1.
The one thing that marks the true artist is a clear perception and a firm, bold hand, in distinction from that imperfect mental vision and uncertain touch which give us the feeble pictures and the lumpy statues of the mere artisans on canvas or in stone, k. HOLMES—The Professor at the Break
fast Table. Ch. IX. Piety in art-poetry in art--puseyism in art, let us be careful how we confound them. 1. Mrs. JAMESON -- Memoirs and Essays.
The House of Titian. Art is Power.
m. LONGFELLOW-. Hyperion. Bk. 3. Ch. V. Art is the child of Nature; yes, Her darling child in whom we trace The features of the mother's face; Her aspect and her attitude.
LONGFELLOW-- Kéramos. Line 382. The counterfeit and counterpart Of Nature reproduced in art.
LONGFELLOW-Kéramos. Line 380. Art in fact is the effort of man to express the ideas which Nature suggests to him of a power above Nature, whether that power be within the recesses of his own being, or in the Great First Cause of which Nature, like himself, is but the effect. P. BULWER LYTTON - Caxtoniana. On the
Moral Effect of Writers. Artists may produce excellent designs, but they will avail little, unless the taste of the public is sufficiently cultivated to appreciate them, 9. GEORGE C. Mason-Art Manufactures
The conscious utterance of thought by speech or action, to any end, is art. 1. EMERSON – Society and Solitude. Art.
The power depends on the depth of the artist's insight of that object he contemplates. g. EMERSON-Essay on Art.
The perfection of an art consists in the employment of a comprehensive system of laws, commensurate to every purpose within its scope, but concealed from the eye of the spectator; and in the production of effects that seem to flow forth spontaneously, as though uncontrolled by their influence, and which are equally excellent, whether regarded individually, or in reference to the proposed result. h Good- The Book of Nature. Series I.
Lecture IX. There are two kinds of artists in this world; those that work because the spirit is in them, and they cannot be silent if they would, and those that speak from a conscientious desire to make apparent to others the beauty that has awakened their own admiration. i. ANNA KATHARINE GREEN -- The Sword
of Damocles. Bk. I. Ch. V. The temple of art is built of words. Painting and sculpture and music are but the blazon of its windows, borrowing all their significance from the light, and suggestive only of the temple's uses. HOLLAND ---Plain Talks on Familiar
Subjects. Art and Life.
AUTHORITY. All authority must be out of a man's self, turned either upon an art, or upon a man. k. BACON— Natural History. Century X.
Of the Secret Virtue of Sympathy. All people said she had authority. 1. TENNYSON--The Princess. Pt. V.
Line 221. Authority forgets a dying king, Laid widow'd of the power in his eye That bow'd the will.
TENNYSON -- Morte d'Arthur. Line 121. See that some one with authority Be near her still. TENNISON-- The Princess. Pt. VI.
ayr, with Aurora playing, As he met her once a maying:
d. MILTON—L'Allegro. Line 19. See now, that radiant bow of pillared fires Spanning the hills like dawn, until they lie
In soft tranquillity, And all night's ghastly glooms asunder roll. D. M. MULOCK-The Aurora on the
Clyde. For night's swift dragons cut the clouds full
fast, And yonder shines Aurora's harbinger; At whose approach, ghosts, wandering here
and there, Troop home to churchyards : f. Midsummer Night's Dream. Act III.
And though authority be a stubborn bear, yet
he is oft led by the nose with gold.
A Winter's Pale. Act IV. Sec. 3. There is no fettering of authority. p. All's Well that Ends Well. Act II.
Sc. 4, Those he commands, move only in command, Nothing in love: now does he feel the title Hang loose about him, like a giant's robu Upon a dwarfish thief. 9
Macbeth. Act V. Sc. 2. Thou hast seen a farmer's dog bark at a leg
gar. And the creature run from the cur: There, There, thou might'st behold the great image
of authority; A dog's obey'd in office.
King Lear. Act IV. Sc. 6. Thus can the demi-god, Authority Make us pay down for our offense by weight.
Measure for Measure. Act I. Sc. 3. Keep cool and you command everybody.
1. Sr. JUST
Hark! hark! the lark at heaven's gate sings.
And Phæbus 'gins arise,
On chalic'd flowers that lies ;
To ope their golden eyes ;
Arise, arise. g. Cymbeline. Song. Act. II. Sc. 3. The wolves have prey'd : and look, the gentle
day, Before the wheels of Phæbus, round about, Dapples the drowsy east with spots of gray. h. Much Ado About Nothing Act V.
At last, the golden orientall gate
hayre; And huri'd his glistering beams through
gloomy ayre. i.
SPENSER— Færie Queene. Ch. V. St. 2.
u. BYRON -- Don Juan. Canto I. St. 2:6. Hoards after hoards his rising raptures 1.1l ; Yet still he sighs, for hoards are wanting
MILTON- Comus. Line 398.
poor Away unalmsed; and midst abundance
died -Sorest of evils !--died of utter want. POLLOK — Course of T'ime. Bk. III.
Aurora doth with gold adorn The ever beauteous eyelids of the morn. ji ROGER WALCOTT-A Brief Account
of the Agency of the Hon.