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Your great goodness, out of holy pity,
p. Henry VIII. Act III. Sc. 2.
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.
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.
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
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
Hamlet, Act IV. Sc. 7.
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
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. POPE—Essay on Criticism. Line 152.
For several virtues
Tempest. Act III. Sc. 1.
Love's Labour's Lost. Act. IV. Sc. 3.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
Low in the ground.
rest, And blended lie th'oppressor and th’op
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.
An untimely grave.
j. CAREW-- On the Duke of Buckingham.
Graves they say are warm'd by glory;
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.
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
Canto IV. St. 29.
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
Julius Cæsar. Act V. Sc. 3.
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.
Hymn 63. GREATNESS.
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.
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.
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.
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.
g. Othello. Act II. Sc. 3.
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
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,