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The homely whistle to sweet music's strain; Lord of himself, though not of lands; And having nothing, yet hath all.

Our contert Is our best having.

Henry VIII. Act II. Sc. 3. In measureless content. b. Macbeth. Act II. Sc. 1.

The shepherd's homely curds, His cold thin drink out of his leathern bottle, His wonted sleep under a fresh tree's shade, All which secure and sweetly he enjoys, Is far beyond a prince's delicates, His viands sparkling in a golden cup, His body couched in a curious bed, When care, mistrust, and treason wait on


Henry VI, Pt. III. Act II. Sc. 5. 'Tis better to be lowly born, And range with humble livers in content, Than to be perk'd up in a glittering grief, And wear a golden sorrow. d. Henry VIII. Act II. Sc. 3. 'Tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church door, but'tis enough, 'twill serve.

Romeo and Juliet. Act III. Sc. 1. Fear not the future, weep not for the past. f. SHELLEY--Revolt of Islam. Canto XI.

St. 18. The noblest mind the best contentment has. g. SPENSER— Faerie Queene. Bk. I.

Canto II. Line 35. Dear little head, that lies in calm content Within the gracious hollow that God made In every human shoulder, where He meant Some tired head for comfort should be laid. h.

CELIA THAXTER---Song. An elegant sufficiency, content, Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books, Ease and alternate labor, useful life Progressive virtue, and approving Heaven ! i THOMSON— The Seasons. Spring.

Line 1158. There is a jewel which no Indian mine can No chemic art can counterfeit; It makes men rich in greatest poverty, Makes water wine, turns wooden cups to

gold, Seldom it comes-- to few from heaven sentThat much in little--all in nought-content.

WILBYE- Madrigal.
A man he seems of cheerful yesterdays
And confident to-morrows.
WORDSWORTH-The Excursion.

Bk. VII.

Contention is a hydra's head; the more they strive the more they may: and as Praxiteles did by his glass, when he saw a scurvy face in it, brake it in pieces: but for that one he saw many more as bad in a moment. BURTON- Anat. of Mel. Pt. II.

Sec. 3. Mem. 7. Have always been at daggers-drawing, And one another clapper-clawing. BUTLER--Hudibras. Pt. II.

Canto II. Line 79. That each pull'd different ways with many

an oath, “ Arcades ambo,” id est-blackguards both.

BYRON— Don Juan. Canto IV. St. 96. Dissensions, like small streams, are first be

gun, Scarce seen they rise, but gather as they run: So lines that from their parallel decline, More they proceed the more they still dis

join. p. Sir SAM'L GARTH The Dispensary.

Canto III. Line 184. Those who in quarrels interpose, Must often wipe a bloody nose.

9. Gay-- Fable. The Mastiffs. Line 1. Seven cities warrd for Homer being dead; Who living, had no roofe to shrowd his head. JOHN HEYWOOD— The Hierarchie of

the Blessed Angels.

Contentions fierce, Ardent, and dire, spring from no petty cause

SCOTT- Peveril of the Peak. Ch. XL. Por. A quarrel, ho, already! what's the mat

ter? Gra. About a hoop of gold, a paltry ring.

t. Merchant of Venice. Act. V. Sc. 1. Greatly to find quarrel in a straw, When honour's at the stake.

Hamlet. Act IV. Sc. 4.
In a false quarrel there is no true valour.
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The Retort Courteous; the Quip Modest; the Reply Churlish; the Reproof Valiant; the Counter check Quarrelsome; the Lie with Circumstance; the Lie Direct.

As You Like II. Act V. Sc. 4. Thou! why thou wilt quarrel with a man that hath a bair more, or a hair less, in his beard than thou hast. Thou wilt quarrel with a man for cracking nuts, having no other reason, but because thou hast hazel eyes.

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of a Happy Life.

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O we fell out I know not why, And kiss'd again with tears. b. TENNYSON The Princess. Canto I.

Song. Weakness on both sides is, as we know, the motto of all quarrels. VOLTAIRE-A Philosophical Dictionary.

Weakness on Both Sides.

Discourse may want an animated "No,"
To brush the surface, and to make it flow;
But still remember, if you mean to please,
To press your point with modesty and ease.

COWPER-Conversation. Line 101. Abstruse and mystic thoughts you must ex

press With painful care, but seeming easiness, For truth shines brightest thro' the plainest

Roscommon)-- Miscellanies. Essay

on Translated Verse. Line 217. Conversation is a game of circles.

EMERSON Essays. Circles, Conversation is the laboratory and workshop of the student.

p. EMERSON--Society and Solitude, Clubs. I never, with important air, In conversation overbear.




Let dogs delight to bark and bite,
For God hath made them so;
Let bears and lions growl and fight,
For 'tis their nature too.
d. WATTS--Divine Songs.

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CONTRAST. "Tis light translateth night; 'tis inspiration Expounds experience; 'tis the west explains The east ; 'tis time unfolds eternity.

BAILEY -- Festus. Sc. A Ruined Temple. And homeless near a thousand homes I

stood, And near a thousand tables pined and wanted

food. f. WORDSWORTH --Guill and Sorrow.

St. 41. The rose and the thorn, sorrow and gladness, are linked together. g.

SAADI. Nature hath meal and bran, contempt and grace.

h. Cymbeline. Act IV. Sc. 2.

Those that are good manners at the court are as ridiculous in the country, as the behaviour of the country is most mockable at the court.

i. As You Like It. Act III. Sc. 2.

The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colors contrast ; but there are also colors contrary to each other, that is, which produce an ill effect because they shock the eye when brought very near it.

j. VOLTAIRB--Essay. Contrast.

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CONVERSATION. Method is not less requisite in ordinary conversation than in writing, providing a man would talk to make himself understood. k. ADDISON-- The Spectator. No. 476.

When with greatest art he spoke, You'd think he talked like other folk. For all a Rhetorician's rules Teach nothing but to name his tools. 1. BUTLER-Hudibras. Pt. I. Canto I.

Line 89.


Like a lovely tree She grew to womanhood, and between whiles Rejected several suitors, just to learn How to accept a better in his turn.

BYRON-- Don Juan. Canto II. St. 128. 'Tis good in every case, you know, To have two strings unto your bow.

CHURCHILL-- The Ghost. Bk. IV.

lleywood's Proverbs, 1546; Letters of Queen Elizabeth to James VI., June, 1585; Hooker's Polity, Bk. V., Ch. LXXX; Butler's Hudibras, Pt. III., Ch. I., Line 1; Fielding, Love in Several Masques, Sc. 13.

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What might'st thou do, that honour would
Were all thy children kind and natural!
But see thy fault!

Coquetry whets the appetite; Alirtation depraves it. Coquetry is the thorn that guards the rose -- easily trimmed off when once plucked. Flirtation is like the slime on water-plants, making them hard to handle, and when caught only to be cherished in slimy waters. IK MARVEL-Reveries of a Bachelor.

Give me but one hour of Scotland,
Let me see it ere I die.
b. AYTOUN-A Scotch Ballad. Charles

Edward at Verscilles.
America! half brother of the world!
With something good and bad of every land.

C. BAILEY- Festus. Sc. The Surface. England! my country, great and free! Heart of the world, I leap to thee!

d. BAILEY Festus. Sc. The Surface. Egypt ! from whose all dateless tombs arose Forgotten Pharaohs from their long repose, And shook within their pyramids to hear A new Cambyses thundering in their ear; While the dark shades of forty ages stood Like startled giants by Nile's famous flood.

BYRON— The Age of Bronze. Pt. V. Fair Greece ! sad relic of departed worth! Immortal, though no more; though fallen,

great! f. BYRON - Childe Harold. Canto II.

St. 73. The mountains look on MarathonAnd Marathon looks on the sea; And musing there an hour alone, I dreamed that Greece might still be free. 9. BYRON- Don Juan. Canto III. St.86.

Be England what she will, With all her faults she is my country still.

CHURCHILL- The Farewell. The noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high-road that leads him to SAN'L JOHNSON-Boswell's Life of

Johnson. An. 1763. The Americans equally detest the pageantry of a King, and the supercilious hypocrisy of a Bishop. ). JUNIUS-- Letter No. 35.

Britain is A world by itself ; and we will nothing pay wearing

Cymbeline. Act III. Sc. 1. 0. England!- model to thy inward greatness, Like little body with a mighty heart



This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise;
This fortress built by nature for herself,
Against infection and the hand of war;
This happy breed of men, this little world;
This precious stone set in the silver sea.
Richard 11. Act II. Sc. 1.

Your isle, which stands
As Neptune's park, ribbed and paled in
With rocks unscaleable, and roaring waters.

Cymbeline. Act III. Sc. 1. Month after month the gather'd rains de

scend, Drenching yon secret Ethiopian dells, And from the Desert's ice-girt pinnacles, Where Frost and Heat in strange embraces

blend On Atlas, fields of moist snow half depend.

SHELLEY-Sonnet. To the Nile. In the four quarters of the globe, who reads an American book? or goes to an American play? or looks at an American picture or statue ? p. SYDNEY SMITH - Review on Seybert's

Annals of the United States.
Rule Britannia, Britannia rules the waves;
Britons never shall be slaves.
9 THOMPSON- Alfred. Act II. Sc. 5.

God Almighty first planted a garden.

Of Gardens.
Nor rural sights alone, but rural sounds
Exhilarate the spirit, and restore
The tone of languid nature.

COWPER-- The Task. Bk. I. Line 181.
I hate the countrie's dirt and manners, yet
I love the silence; I embrace the wit
A courtship, flowing here in full tide.
But loathe the expence, the vanity, and

pride. No place each way is happy. t. WILLIAM HABINGTON--- Tomy Noblest

Friend, 1. C., Esquire. To one who has been long in city pent, 'Tis very sweet to look into the fair And open face of heaven, to breathe a

prayer Full in the smile of the blue firmament. KEATS— Sonnet I. Line 1.

As I read
I hear the crowing cock, I hear the note
Of lark and linnet, and from every page
Rise odors of ploughed field or flowery mead.

Somewhat back from the village street
Stands the old-fashion'd country seat.
Across its antique portico
Tall poplar-trees their shadows throw
And from its station in the hall
An ancient timepiece says to all,

“ Forever! never !

Never-forever !"
LONGFELLOW--Old Ciock on the

Stairs. St. 1.

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If the pulse of the patriot, soldier, or lover, Have throbb'd at our lay, 'tis thy glory alone; I was but as the wind, passing heedlessly over, And all the wild sweetness I wak'd was thy

Where life is more terrible than death, is then the truest valour to dare to live. 1. Sir THOMAS BROWNE--Religio Medici.



MOORE - Dear Harp of My Country.

St. 2.

Who dare to love their country, and be poor.

b. Pope-On his Grotto at Trickenham.

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Nono but the brave deserves the fair.

0. DRYDEN Alexander's Feast. St. 1.


Breathes there a man with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
This is my own, my native land!
Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn'd,
As home his footsteps he hath turn'd,
From wandering on a foreign strand!
Scott--Lay of the Last Minstrel.

Canto VI. St. 1.
Land of my sires! what mortal hand,
Can e'er untie the filial band
That knits me to thy rugged strand!
Scott--Lay of the Last Minstrel.

Canto VI. St. 2. My foot is on my native heath, and my name

is MacGregor.
SCOTT-- Rob Roy. Ch. XXXIV.

I do love
My country's good, with a respect more ten-

der, More holy and profound, than mine own life, My dear wifo's estimate.

Coriolanus. Act III. Sc. 3.
My country, 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty, --

Of thee I sing :
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrim's pride,
From every mountain side
Let freedom ring.
g. SAM'L F. SMITH--National Hymn.

I was born an American ; I live an American ; I shall die an American. DANIEL WEBSTER--Speech.

July 17, 1850. Let our object be, our country, our whole country, and nothing but our country.

DANIEL WEBSTER-- An address delivered at the laying of the corner-stone of

the Bunker Hill Monumeni. Our country--whether bounded by the St. John's and the Sabine, or however otherwise bounded or described, and be the measurements more or less; still our country, to be cherished in all our hearts, to be defended by all our hands. ). Robr. C. WINTHROP-- Toast at Faneuil

Hall on the 4th of July, 1845.

The charm of the best courages is that they are inventions, inspirations, flashes of genius. p. EMERSON --Society and Solitude.

Courage. Courage the highest gift, that scorns to bend To mean devices for a sordid end. Courage--an independent spark from Heav

en's bright throne, By which the soul stands raised, triumphant,

high, alone. Great in itself, not praises of the crowd, Above all vice, it stoops not to be proud. Courage, the mighty attribute of powers

above, By which those great in war, are great in love. The spring of all brave acts is seated here, As falsehoods draw their sordid birth from

fear. 9. FARQUHAR--Love and a Bottle. Part of dedication to the Lord Marquis

of Carmarthen. Courage is, on all hands, considered as an essential of high character.

FROUDE--Representative Men. Few persons have courage enough to appear as good as they really are. J. C. and Å. W. HARE--Guesses at





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COURAGE. The soul, secured in her existence, smiles at the drawn dagger, and defies its point.

ADDISON -- Cato. Act V. So. 1.

There's a brave fellow ! There's a man of

A man who's not afraid to say his say,
Though a whole town's against him.
LONGFELLOW--Christus. Pt. III.

John Endicott. Act II. Sc. 2.


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