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Be niggards of advice on no pretense;
POPE- Essay on Criticism. Line 578.
'Tis strange the miser should his cares em
ploy To gain those riches he can ne'er enjoy; Is it less strange the prodigal should waste His wealth to purchase what he ne'er can
taste? b. POPE- Moral Essays. Ep. IV.
In my most ill-compos'd affection, such
d. Macbeth. Act IV. Sc. 3. There is thy gold ; worse poison to men's
This avarice Strikes deeper, grows with more pernicious
root. f. Macbeth. Act IV. Sc. 3.
Poverty is in want of much, but avarice of everything. g.
Decrepit miser; base, ignoble wretch;
Henry VI. Pt. I. Act V. Sc. 4.
Who doth not feel, until his failing sight
BALLADS. Thespis, the first professor of our art, At country wakes sung ballads from a cart.
h. DRYDEN—Prologue to Lee's Sophonisba.
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. i. ANDREW FLETCHER-Letter to the Marquis
of Montrose, the Earl of Rothes. I have a passion for ballads. They are the gypsy-children of song, born under green hedgerows, in the leafy lanes and by-paths of literature,—in the genial Summer-time.
j. LONGFELLOW-Hyperion. Bk.II.Ch. II. "I had rather be a kitten, and cry mew! Than one of these same meter ballad-mongers.”
k. Ilenry IV. Pt. I. Act III. Sc. 1.
I love a ballad but even too well; if it be doleful matter, merrily set down, or a very pleasant thing indeed, and sung lamentably. 1
Winter's Tale. Act IV. Sc. 3.
We'do love beauty at first sight; and we do cease to love it, if it is not accompanied by amiable qualities. 9.
LYDIA Maria CHILD— Deauty. A delusion, a mockery, and a snare. LORD DENMAN-O'Connell. The Queen.
Clark and Finnelly.
inspires my wit.
BEAUTY. Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover, Fades in his eye, and pales upon the sense.
ADDISON-Cato. Act I. Sc. 4.
There's nothing that allays an angry mind
Brother. Act. III. Sc. 5.
"Tis impious pleasure to delight in harm, And beauty should be kind as well as charm. GEO. GRANVILLE (Lord Lansdowne),
To Myra. Line 21. Beauty was lent to nature as the type Of heaven's unspeakable and holy joy, Where all perfection makes the sum of bliss. S. J. HALE- Beauty. In Dict. of Poetical
Quotations. Cheeks like the mountain-pink that grows Among white-headed majesties.
JEAN INGELOW— Reflections. Pt. II.
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever;
KEATS-Endymion. Bk. I. Line 1. Beauty is truth, truth beauty.
1. KEATS- Ode on a Grecian Urn. 'Tis beauty calls, and glory shows the way. NATHANIEL LEE- Alexander the Great.
Act IV. Se, 2. Beautiful in form and feature,
Lovely as the day,
Formed of common clay?
The Workshop of Hephæstus.
Chorus of the Graces. Blue were her eyes as the fairy-flax,
Her cheeks like the dawn of day, And her bosom white as the hawthorn buds, That ope in the month of May. LONGFELLOW-The Wreck of the
Hesperus. St. 2. Beauty like wit, to judge should be shown; Both most are valued where they best are
Line 11. 0, thou art fairer than the evening air, Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars. 9. MARLOWE- Faustus.
plumes Fall flat, and shrink into a trivial toy, At every sudden slighting quite abash'd. h. MILTON- Paradise Regained. Bk. II.
Line 220. Beauty, which, neither waking or asleep, Shot forth peculiar graces. i. MILTON- Paradise Lost. Bk. V.
Line 14. Not more the rose, the queen of flowers, Outblushes all the bloom of bowers, Than she unrivall'd grace discloses The sweetest rose, where all are roses. MOORE-Odes of Anacreon.
Ode LXVI. To weave a garland for the rose, And think thus crown'd 'twould lovelier be, Were far less vain than to suppose That silks and gems add grace to thee. k. MOORE - Songs from the Greek
Anthology. To Weave a Garland. "Tis not a lip, or eye, we beauty call, But the joint force and full result of all. I. POPE- Essay. On Criticism. Pt. II.
Line 45. For when with beauty we can virtue join, We paint the semblance of a point divine.
PRIOR- To the Countess of Oxford.
Of Nature's gifts thou may'st with lilies boast, And with the half-blown rose.
King John. Act III. Sc. 1. 0, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! Her beauty hangs upon the cheek of night, As a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear: Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear!
b. Romeo and Juliet. Act I, Sc. 5. Say that she frown; I'll say she looks as clear As morning roses newly wash'd with dew.
Taming of the Shrew. Act II. Sc. 1. See where she comes, apparell'd like the
Spring d d Pericles. Act. I. Sc. 1. There's nothing ill can dwellin such a temple: If the ill spirit have so fair a house, Good things will strive to dwell with't.
Tempest. Act I. Sc. 2. 'Tis beauty truly blent, whose red and white, Nature's own sweet and cunning hand laid on. f. Twelfth Night Act 1. Sc. 5.
I pray thee, O God, that I may be beautiful within.
g. SOCRATES. Her face so faire, as flesh it seemed not, But hevenly pourtraict of bright angels hew, Cleare as the skye withouten blame or blot, Through goodly mixture of complexion's dew. h. SPENSER-- Faerie Queené. Canto III.
St. 22. Her face is like the milky way i’ the sky, A meeting of gentle lights without a name. i. Sir John SUCKLING--Brennoralt.
Act III. She stood a sight to make an old man young. ). TENNYSON-- The Gardener's Daughter.
Loveliness Needs not the foreign aid of ornament, But is, when unadorn'd, adorn'd the most. k. THOMSON- The Seasons. Autumn.
Line 204. Thoughtless of beauty, she was beauty's self. I. THOMSON-- The Seasons. Autumn.
Line 209. Beauty with a bloodless conquest, finds A welcome soy'reignty in rudest minds. WALLER-- Upon His Majesty's
Repairing of St. Paul's. And beauty born of murmuring sound. WORDSWORTH -- Three Years she Grew
in Sun and Shower. What's female beauty but an air divine Through which the mind's all-gentle graces
YOUNG-Satire VI. Line 151.
BEGGARS. Beggars should (must) be no choosers. BEAUMONT and FLETCHER-Scornful
Lady. Act V. Sc. 3. A beggar that is dumb, you know, May challenge double pity. t. Sir WALTER RALEIGH-- The Silent
Lover. Beggar that I am, I am even poor in thanks.
Hamlet. Act II. Sc. 2. I see, Sir, you are liberal in offers : You taught me first to beg ; and now, me
thinks, You teach me how a beggar should be an
Merchant of Venice. Act IV. Sc. 1. Speak with me, pity me, open the door, A beggar begs that never sg'd before.
Richard II. Act V. Sc. 3. The old adage must be verified, That beggars mounted, run their horse to
Henry Vl. Pt. III. Act I. Sc. 4. Well, whiles I am a beggar, I will rail, And say,--there is no sin but to be rich; And being rich, my virtue then shall be, To say,--there is no vice but beggary,
y. King John. Act II. Sc. 2.
BELIEF. They that deny a God destroy man's nobility, for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and if he be not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature. BACON-Essays. Of Atheism.
O how far removed, Predestination! is thy foot from such As see not the First Cause entire: and ye, O mortal men! be wary how ye judge: For we, who see the Maker, know not yet The number of the chosen; and esteem Such scantiness of knowledge our delight: For all our good is, in that primal good, Concentrate; and God's will and ours are
BED. In bed we laugh, in bed we cry, And born in bed, in bed we die; The near approach a bed may show Of human bliss to human woe. P. Isaac DE BENSERADE--- Translated by
DANTE-Vision of Paradise.
Canto XX. Line 122. You can and you can't, You will and you won't; You'll be damn'd if you do, You'll be damn'd if you don't. bb. LORENZO Dow- Chain (Definition of
O thou, whose days are yet all spring,
Faith, blighted once is past retrieving; Experience is a dumb, dead thing;
The victory's in believing. d. LOWELL-To
A man may be a heretic in the truth ; and if he believe things only because his pastor says so, or the assembly so determines, without knowing other reason, though his belief be true, yet the very truth he holds becomes his heresy.
Milton- Areopagitica. Shall I ask the brave soldier, who fights by
In the cause of mankind, if our creeds
agree? f. MOORE-- Come Send Round the Wine.
For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, His can't be wrong whose life is in the right. g. POPE--- Essuy on Man. Ep. III.
Line 305. If I am right thy grace impart,
Still in the right to stay;
To find that better way!
h. POPE – C'niversal Prayer. Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks through nature up to nature's God.
i. Pope-Essay on Man. Line 330. And when religious sects ran mad,
He held, in spite of all his learning, That if a man's beliet' is bad,
It will not be improved by burning. ). PRAED-- Poems of Life and Manners.
The Vicar. St. 9. Orthodoxy, my Lord,” said Bishop Warburton, in a whisper,-“ orthodoxy is my doxy, - heterodoxy is another man's doxy.
k. JOSEPH PRIESTLY-- Memoirs.
No one is so much alone in the universe as a denier of God. With an orphaned heart, which has lost the greatest of fathers, he stands mourning by the immeasurable corpse of nature, no longer moved or sustained by the Spirit of the universe, but growing in its grave; and he mourns, until he himself crumbles away from the dead body. 1. RICHTER--Flower, Fruit, and Thorn
Pieces. First Flower Piece.
BELLS. How sweet the tuneful bells' responsive peal! 9. BOWLES-Fourteen Sonnets. Ostend.
On Hearing the Bells at Sea.
Which raised us baith.
BYRON – Don Juan. Canto V. St. 49. How soft the music of those village bells, Falling at intervals upon the ear In cadence sweet. t. COWPER— The Task. Winter Walk at
Noon. Line 1. The church-going bell.
COWPER – Alexander Selkirk.
They ken themsel ;
Waur sounds frae hell.
Inscribed on the Great Bell of the
also on that of the Church of Art, near
Lucerne. The cheerful Sabbath bells, where ever
heard, Strike pleasant on the sense, most like the
voice Of one, who from the far-off hills proclaims Tidings of good to Zion.
LAMB--The Sabbath Bells. Line 1. He heard the convent bell, Suddenly in the silence ringing For the service of noonday. y. LONGFELLOW-Christus. The Golden
Legend. Pt. II.