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Your great goodness, out of holy pity,
Absolv'd him with an axe.

p. Henry VIII. Act III. Sc. 2.
Only the actions of the just
Smell sweet and blossom in the dust.
9. SHIRLEY- Contention of Ajax and

Ulysses. Sc. 3. He has more goodness in his little finger than you have in your whole body. SWIFT -- Mary the Coolemaid's Letter to

Dr. Sheridan. Howe'er it be, it seems to me, "Tis only noble to be good. Kind hearts are more than coronets, And simple faith than Norman blood. TENNYSON -- Lady Ciara Vere De Vere.

St. 7. GOSSIP Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it; it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker. t. GEORGE ELIOT-- Daniel Deronda.

Bk. II. Ch. XIII. He's gone, and who knows how may he re

port Thy words by adding fuel to the flame? Milton-- Samson Agonistes.

Line 1350. Foul whisperings are abroad.

Macbeth. Act V. Sc. 1.

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None But such as are good men can give good

things; And that which is not good is not delicious To a well-governed and wise appetite.

i. MILTON--Comus. Line 702. Long may such goodness live!

ROGERS Pleasures of Memory. How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.

k. Merchant of Venice. Act V. Sc. 1.

My meaning in saying he is a good man is, to have you understand me that he is sufficient. 1. Merchant of Venice. Act I. Sc. 3.

One good deed dying tongueless Slaughters a thousand, waiting upon that, Our praises are our wages.

Winter's Tale. Act I. Sc. 2. There is some soul of goodness in things

evil, Would men observingly distil it out.

llenry V. Act IV. Sc. 1.

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GOVERNMENT. States are great engines moving slowly. y. BACON -- Advancement of Learning,

Bk. II. There was a State without Kings or nobles: there was a church without a Bishop; there was a people governed by grave magistrates which it had selected, and equal laws which it had framed. Rufus CHOATE--Speech Before the New

England Society.

December 22, 1843. Those that think must govern those that toil.

GOLDSMITH -- The Traveller. Line 372. All your strength is in your union, All your danger is in discord. bb. LONGFELLOW--Hiawatha. Pt. I.

Line 112. Let wealth and commerce, laws and learning,

die, But leave us still our oli nobility. LORD JOHN MANNERS -- Enolanul's Trust.

Pt. III. Line 227.



There lives within the very flame of love
A kind of wick, or snuff, that will abate it;
And nothing is at a like goodness still;
For goodness, growing to a pleurisy,
Dies in its own too-much.

Hamlet, Act IV. Sc. 7.





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Hope nothing from foreign governments. They will never be really willing to aiil you until you have shown that you are strong enough to conquer without them. Mazzini -- Life and Writings. Young

Italy. If the sovereign of the State love benevolence, he will have no enemy in the empire.

b. MENCIUS-- On Government.

The government will take the fairest of names, but the worst of realities--mob rule.

POLYBIUS-VI. 57. The right (livine of kings to govern wrong. d. POPE- The Dunciad. Bk. IV.

Line 188. Party has no doubt its evils; but all the evils of party put together would be scarcely a grain in the balance, when compared to the dissolution of honorable friendships, the pursuit of selfish ends, the want of concert in council, the absence of a settled policy in foreiyn affairs, the corruption of separate statesmen. LORD JOHN RUSSELL-- Introduction to

the Correspondence of the

Duke of Bedford. A man busied about decrees; Condemning some to death, and some to

exile; Ransoming him, or pitying, threat'ning the

other. f. Coriolanus. Act I. Sc. 6. For government, thiouzh high, and low, and

Put into parts, doth keep in one consent;
Congreeing in a full and natural close,
Like music.

g. Henry V. Act I. Sc. 2. Why this it is, when men are rul'd by women.

h. Richard III. Act I. Sc. 1.

The school boy whips his taxed top, the beardless youth manages his taxed horse, with a taxed bridle, on a taxed road; and the dying Englishman, pouring his medicine, which has paid seven per cent., flings himself back on his chintz bed, which has paid twenty-two per cent., and expires in the arms of an apothecary who has paid a license of a hundred pounds for the privilege of putting him to death, i. SYDNEY SMITH -- Review of Seybert's

Annals. United States. I can be rule the great that cannot reach

the small. j. SPENSER- Færie Queene. Bk. V.

Canto II. St. 51.

Whatever he did was done with so much

ease, In him alone 'twas natural to please. 1. DRYDEN-- Absalom and Achitophel.

Pt. I. Line 27. Noiseless as a feather or a snow-flake falls, did her feet touch the earth. She seemed to float in the air, and the floor to ten | and wave under her, as a branch when a bird alights upon it and takes wing again. LONGFELLOW- Hyperion. Bk. II.

Ch. VII. From vulgar bounds with brave disorder

part, And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art. POPEEssay on Criticism. Line 152.

For several virtues
Have I lik'd several women; never any
With so full soul, but some defect in her
Diil quarrel with the noblest grace she ow'd,
And put it to the foil.

Tempest. Act III. Sc. 1.
God give him grace to groan.

Love's Labour's Lost. Act. IV. Sc. 3.
Hail to thee, lady! and the grace of heaven,
Before, behind thee, and on every hand,
Enwheel thee round!

Othello. Act II. Sc. 1. 0, mickle is the powerful grace that lies In plants, herbs, stones, and their true quali


Romeo and Juliet. Act II. Sc. 3. O then, what graces in my love do dwell, That he hath turn'd a heaven unto a hell! Midsummer Night's Dream. Act 1.

Sc. I. But the tender grace of a day that is deal Will never come back to me.

t. TENNYSON - Break, Break, Break.



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GRATITUDE. Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul; and the heart of man knoweth none more fragrant.

HOSEA BALLOU -- USS. Sermons. Gratitude is expensive. GIBBON--Decline and Fall of the Roman

Empire. The still small voice of gratitude.

GRAY-- For Music. St. 5. Th' unwilling gratitude of base mankind! POPE-Second Book of Morace. Ep. I,

Line 14. I can no other answer make, but, thanks, And thanks: and ever oft good turns Are sbuffled off with such uncurrent pay.

y. Twelfth Night Act III. Sc. 3. “I thank you for your voices,--thank

you, Your most sweet voices."

Coriolanus. Act II. Sc, 3.

GRACE. Who hath not own'l, with rapture-smitten

frame, The power of grace, the magic of a name? k. CAMPBELL -- Pleasures of Hope.

Pt. II. Line 5.

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Now the good gods forbid, That our renowned Rome, whose gratitude Towards her deserved children is enroll'd In Jove's own book, like an unnatural dam Should now eat up her own.

6. Coriolanus. Act III. Sc. 1.

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GRAVE, THE Lie lightly on my ashes, gentle Earth! BEAUMONT and FLETCHER-- Bonduca.

Act IV. Sc. 3.

The grave, dread thing! Men shiver when thou'rt named: Nature

appallid Shakes off her wonted firmness.

d. BLAIR— The Grave. The lawn-robed prelate and plain presbyter, Erewhilo that stood aloof, as to meet Familiar mingle here, like sister streams That some rude interposing rock had split.

BLAIR--The Grave. Gravestones tell truth scarce forty years. Sir THOMAS BROWNE-Hydriotaphia.

Ch. V. I gazed upon the glorious sky

And the green mountains round, And thought that when I came to lie

At rest within the ground, "Twere pleasant, that in flowery June When brooks send up a cheerful tune,

And groves a joyous sound, The sexton's hand, my grave to make The rich, green mountain turf should break.

g. BRYANT--June.

I would rather sleep in the southern corner of a little country churchyard, than in the tombs of the Capulets.

h. BURKE--Letter to Matthew Smith. The dead are thy inheritors.

i. Byron-- A Fragment.

There are slave-drivers quietly whipt under

ground, There bookbinders, done up in boards are

fast bound, There card-players wait till the last trump be

played, There all the choice spirits get finally laid, There the babe that's unborn is supplied

with a berth, There men without legs get their six feet of

earth, There lawyers repose, each wrapt up in his

case, There seekers of office are sure of a place, There defendant and plaintiff get equally

cast, There shoemakers quietly stick to the last.

LOWELL-- Fable for Critics. Line 1656. There is a calm for those who weep,

A rest for weary pilgrims found,
They softly lie and sweetly sleep

Low in the ground.

The grave unites; where e'en the great find

rest, And blended lie th'oppressor and th’op

pressed! 9.

POPE- Windsor Forest. Line 317. Thy grave shall with rising flow'rs be drest, And the green turf lie lightly on thy breast. There shall the morn her earliest tears bestow, There the first roses of the year shall blow. POPE--Elegy on an Unfortunate Lady.

Line 65. Never the Grave gives back what it has won! SCHILLER- A Funeral Fantasy.

Last Line. Bear from hence his body, And mourn you for him: let him be regarded As the most noble corse that ever herald Did follow to his urn.

t. Coriolanus. Act V. Sc. 5.

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An untimely grave.

j. CAREW-- On the Duke of Buckingham.

Graves they say are warm'd by glory;
Foolish words and empty story.

k. HEINE--Latest Poems. Epilogue.

Then to the grave I turned me to see what

therein lay; 'Twas the garment of the Christian, worn out

and thrown away. 1. KOUMACHER--Death and the Christian.

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He who comes up to his own idea of greatness, must always have had a very low standard of it in his mind. P. HAZLITT - Table Talk. Whether Genius

is Conscious of its ouen Power ? No really great man ever thought himself SO. 9. HAZLITT -- Table Talk. Whether Genius

is Conscious of its own Power. For he that once is good, is ever great. 1. BEN JONSON --- The Forest.

To Lady Aubigny. Hear ye not the hum Of mighty workings?

KEATS-- Addressed to Haydon. Great men stand like solitary towers in the city of God, and secret passages running deep beneath external nature give their thoughts intercourse with higher intelligences, which strengthens and consoles them, and of which the laborers on the surface do not even dream.

t. LONGFELLOW-Kavanagh. Ch. I.

Great of heart, magnanimous, courtly, courageous. LONGFELLOW-Courtship of Miles

Standish. Pt. III. The men who impress the world as the mightiest are those often who can the least-never those who can the most in their natural kingdom; generally those whose frontiers lie openest to the inroads of temptation. GEORGE MacDONALD--The Marquis

of Lossie. Ch. LIX. The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart.

MENCIUS-- Metaphysics and Morals.

Are not great
Men the models of nations !
OWEN MEREDITH -- Lucile. Pt. II.

Canto IV. St. 29.
That man is great, and he alone,
Who serves a greatness not his own,

For neither praise nor pelf : Content to know and be unknown:

Whole in himself. y.

OWEN MEREDITH-A Great Man. A mighty deed is like the Heaven's thunder, That wakes the nation's slumberers from

their rest.

Are yet two Romans living, such as these?
The last of all the Romans, fare thee well!

Julius Cæsar. Act V. Sc. 3.
But thou art fair; and at thy birth, dear hoy,
Nature and fortune join'à to make thee

bb. King in. Act III. Sc. 1.

And on his grave rains many a tear.

d. Hamlet. Act IV. Sc. 5. Within their chiefest temple I'll erect A tomb, wherein his corpse shall be interr'd.

Henry VI, Pt. I. Act II. Sc. 2. O heart, and mind, and thoughts! what thing Hope to inherit in the grave below?

SHELLEY-- Posthumous Poems. Sonnet. The lone couch of his everlasting sleep.

9. SHELLEY--Alastor. Line 57. Kings have no such couch as thine, As the green that folds thy grave.

h. TENNYSON--A Dirge. St. 6. Our father's dust is left alone And silent under other shows.

TENNYSON--In Memoriam. Pt. CIV. Hark! from the tombs a doleful sound. ). Watts - Funeral Thoughts. Bk. II.


Burn to be great, Pay not thy praise to lofty things alone. The plains are everlasting as the hills, The bard cannot have two pursuits; aught else Comes on the mind with the like shock as

though Two worlds had gone to war, and met in air. And now that thou hast heard thus much

from one Not wont to seek, nor give, nor take advice, Remember, whatsoe'er thou art as man, Suffer the world, entreat it and forgive. They who forgive most shall be most forgiven.

k. BAILEY--Festus. Sc. Home. We have not the love of greatness, but the love of the love of greatness. La

CARLYLE- Essays. Characteristics. The great man who thinks greatly of himself

, is not diminishing that greatness in heaping fuel on his fire. Isaac DISRAELI - Literary Character of

Men of Genius. Ch. XV. Nature never sends a great man into the planet, without confiding the secret to another soul.

EMERSON --Uses of Great Men.

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Greatness knows itself.

a. Henry IV. Pt. I. Act IV. Sc. 3.

It is as great to be a woman as to be a man. 0. WALT WHITMAN - Leaves of Grass. Walt Whitman, Pt. XXI.

St. 108.

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Great let me call him, for he conquered me.

p. Young- The Revenge. Act 1. Sc. 1. High stations, tumults, but not bliss, create; None think the great unhappy, but the great. 9. YOUNG- Love of Fame. Satire I.

Line 237. GRIEF. Why wilt thou add to all the griefs I suffer Imaginary ills, and fancy'd tortures?

ADDISON- Cato. Act IV. Sc. 1. Thank God, bless God, all ye who suffer not More grief than ye can weep for. That is

wellThat is light grieving'

E. B. BROWNING-- Tears.

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They that stand high have many blasts to

shake them; And if they fall they dash themselves to


Richard III. Act I, Sc. 3.



Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow

world, Like a Colossus; and we petty men Walk under his huge legs, and peep about To find ourselves dishonorable graves. f. Julius Cæsar. Act I. Sc. 2.

Your name is great In mouths of wisest censure.

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Not that the heavens the little can make

great, But many a man has lived an age too late. h. STODDARD-- To Edmund Clarence

Stedman. Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.

i. SWIFT— Thoughts on Various Subjects.

The world knows nothing of its greatest men. j. HENRY TAYLOR--Philip Van Artevelde.

Act I. Sc. 5.

We grieved, we sighed, we wept: we never

blushed before, t. COWLEY-- The Government of Oliver

Cromwell. No greater grief than to remember days Of joy when misery is at hand.

DANTE--Hell. Canto V. Line 121. 'Tis better that our griefs should not spread

GEORGE ELIOT--Legend of Jubal.

Armgart. Sc. 5. In all the silent manliness of grief. GOLDSMITH --Deserted Village.

Line 384. Small griefs find tongues; full casques are

ever found To give, if any, yet but little sound: Deep waters noyselesse are; and this we

know, That chiding streams betray small depth be


HERRICK--Hesperides. The only cure for grief is action. y. Geo. HENRY LEWES-- The Spanish

Drama. Ch. II. O, well has it been said, that there is no grief like the grief which does not speak! LONGFELLOW--Hyperion. Bk. II.

Ch. II. Thou speakest truly, poet! and methinks More hearts are breaking in this world of

ours Than one would say. aa. LONGFELLOW--Spanish Student.

Act II. Sc. 4. But O! the heavy change, now thou art gone, Now thou art gone, and never must return!

bb. MILTON - Lycidas. Line 37. I wak'd, she fled, and day brought back my


MILTON- On His Deceased ife.

Man should be ever better than he seems.

k. Sir AUBREY DE VERE-- A Song of Fuith.

O, happy they that never saw the court, Nor ever knew great men but by report! 1. JOHN WEBSTER— The White Devil; or,

Vittoria Corombona.

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