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Book i. Chapter 11. He looked a gift horse in the mouthi.
By robbing Peter he paid Paul, ..... and hoped to
, catch larks if ever the heavens should fall.
He did make of necessity virtue.
Book iv. Chapter 23.
Book iv. Chapter 24.
MIGUEL DE CERVANTES.
Part i. Book iv. Ch. 20.
Part i. Book iv. Ch. 23. I would do what I pleased, and doing what I pleasell, I should have my will, and having my will, I should lic contented; and when one is contented, there is no more to be desired; and when there is no more to be desireci, there is an end of it.
Part ii. Book i. Ch. 4. Every one is as God made him, and oftentimes a great deal worse
Part ii. Book iv. Ch. 16. Blessings on him who invented sleep, the mantle that covers all human thoughts.
SIR PHILIP SIDNEY.
The Defence of Poesy. He cometh unto you with a tale which holdeth children from play, and old men from the chimney-corner.
I never heard the old song of Percy and Douglass, that I found not my heart moved more than with a trumpet.
Arcadia. Book i. There is no man suddenly either excellently good, or extremely evil.
They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.
The Leviathan. Part i. Chap. 4. For words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon by them; but they are the money of fools.
Essay viii. Of Marriage and Single Life. He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune, for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
Essay 1. Of Studies. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready inan, and writing an exact man.
Histories make men wise, poets witty; the mathematies, subtle; natural philosophy, deep, moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.
1608--1661. Iloly State. Book ii. Ch. 20.
The Good Sea-captain. But our captain counts the image of God, nevertheless his image cut in ebony, as if done in ivory.
Book iïi. Ch. 12. Of Natural Fools. Their heads sometimes so little, that there is no more room for wit; sometimes so long, that there is no wit for so much room.
Book iii. Ch. 22. Of Marriage. They that marry ancient people merely in expectation to bury them, hang themselves in hope that one will come and cut the halter.
Book iv. Ch. 13. To smell a turf of fresh earth, is wholesome for the body; no less are thoughts of mortality, cordial to the soul.
Andronicus. Ad. fin. 1. Often the cockloft is empty, in those which Nature hath built many stories high.
ANDREW FLETCHER OF SALTOUN.
1653-1716. From a Letter to the Marquis of Montrose, the Earl of
Rothes, etc. I knew a very wise man that believed that, if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who should make the laws of a nation.
HENRY ST. JOHN, VISCOUNT BOLINGBROKE.
1672-1751. On the Study and Use of History. Letter 2 I have read somewhere or other, in Dionysius Ilalicarnassus, I think, that History is Philosophy teaching by examples.
Dost thou love life, then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
Three removes are as bad as a fire.
Vessels large may venture more,
You pay too much for
From a Letter to Miss Georgiana Shipley, on the Loss
of her American Squirrel.