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Nerer sleeping, still awake,
Pleasing most when most I speak;
The delight of old and young,
Though I speak without a tongue
Nought but one thing can coniound me,
Many voices joining round me;
Then I fret, and rave, and gabble,
Like the labourers of Babel.

SWIFT -- An Echo.
A million horrible bellowing echoes broke
From the red-ribb'd hollow behind the wood,
And thunderd up into Heaven.

I heard

the great echo flap And buffet round the hills from bluff to bluff.

TENNYSON The Golden Yeur. Line 75.
Our echoes roll from soul to soul,
And grow for ever and for ever.
Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying,
And answer, echoes, answer, dying, dying,

TENNYSON - Princess. Canto III.

Bugle Song.
Like--but ob! how different!
WORDSWORTH - Yes, it was tite

Mountain Echo.

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ECONOMY. There are but two ways of paying debt: increase of industry in raising income, increase of thrist in layin; out. f CARLYLE-Past and Present. Ch. X. I knew once a very covetous sordid fellow, who used to say, Take care of the pence; for the pounds will take care of themselves. g. EARL OF CHESTERFIELD-Letter.

Nov. 6, 1747.

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A penny saved is two pence clear,
A pin a day's a groat a year.
BENJ. FRANKLIN -- Necessary Hints to

those that would be Rich. To balance Fortune by a just expense, Join with Economy, Magnificence. i. Pope -- Moral Essays. Ep. III.

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Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and intinite in quantity. t. Maxn--Lectures and Reports on

Education. Lecture I.

Every school boy and school girl who las arrived at the age of reflection ought to know something about the history of the art iť printing: MANN-- The Common School Journal. February, 1813. Printing and

Paper making.

EDUCATION. Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile ; natural philosophy, deep; morals, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend. j. Bacon-- Essay. Of Studies.

Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearsay of little children tends towards the formation of character.

ki HOSEA BALLOU - MSS. Sermons. How much a dunce, that has been sent to

roam, Excels a dunce, that has been kept at home. 1. COWPER- Progress of Error.

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Say, she be mute, and will not speak a

word; Then I'll commend her volubility, And say she uttereth piercing eloquence.

Taming of the Shrew. Act II. Sc. 1.


That aged ears play truant at his tales,
And younger hearings are quite ravished;
So sweet and voluble is his discourse.

P. Love's Labour's Lo Act II.


True ease in writing comes from art, not

chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to


POPE--Essay on Criticism. Line 362. God hath blessed you with a good name: to be a well-lavored man is the gift of fortune; but to write and read comes by nature. d. Much Ado About Nothing. Act III.

Sc. 3. Smith.--He can write and read, and cast ac

compt. Cade.- monstrous ! Smith.-- We took him setting of boy's copies. Cade.-Here's a villain.

Henry IV. Pt. II. Act IV. Sc. 2. Only the refined and delicate pleasures that spring from research and education can build up barriers between different ranks. j: MADAME DE STAËL--Corinne. Bk. IX.

Ch. I.

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ELOQUENCE. There is a gift beyond the reach of art, of being eloquently silent.

y. BOVEE- Summaries of Thought.

ΕΙ ce is to the Sublime, what the Whole is to its Part. h. DE LA BRUYERE - The Characters or

Manners of the Present Age. Ch. I. Eloquence may be found in Conversation and all kinds of Writings; 'tis rarely where we seek it, and sometimes where 'tis least expected. i. DE LA BRUYERE -- The Characters or

Manners of the Present Aye. Ch I. Profane Eloquence is transfer'd from the Bar, where it formerly reign'd, to the Pulpit, where it never ought to come. j. DE LA BRUYERE -- The Characters or

Manners of the Present Age. Ch. XV. Were we as eloquent as angels, we shouldl please some men, some women, and some children much more by listening than by talking.

k. C. C. COLTON-Lacon. Pour the full tide of eloquence along, Serenely pure, and yet divinely strong. I. POPE- Imitation of lioruce. Bk. II.

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ENJOYMENT. Solomon, he lived at ease, and, full Of honour, wealth, high fare, aimed not

beyond Higher design than to enjoy his state. MILTON--Paradise Regained. Bk. II.

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Enthusiasm is grave, inward, self-controlled; mere excitement outward, fantastic, hysterical, and passing in a moment from tears to laughter. I. STERLING - Essays and Tales.

Crystals from a Cavern.

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Throned on highest bliss
Equal to God, and equally enjoying
God-like fruition.
b. MILTON- Paradise Lost. Bk. III.

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Whether with Reason, or with Instinct

blest, Know, all enjoy that pow'r which suits them

best. d. POPE--Essay on Man. Ep. III.

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Envy which turns pale, And sickens, even if a friend prevail.

CHURCHILL--The Rosciad. Line 127. Fools may our scorn, not envy raise, For envy is a kind of praise.

GAY- The Hound and the Iluntsman. But, O! what mighty magician can assuage A woman's envy? GEO. GRANVILLE (Lord Lansdowne)

- Progress of Beauty. Envie not greatnesse; for thou mak'st thereby Thyself the worse, and the distance

greater. P. HERBERT- The Church. Church Porch.

St. 44. Envy, to which th' ignoble mind's a slave, Is emulation in the learn'd or brave. 9. POPE--Essay on Van. Ep. II.

Line 191. It is the practice of the multitude to bark at eminent men, as little dogs do at strangers.

SEXECA-Of a Happy Life. Ch. XV. Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief, That thou her muid art far more fair than

she. Be not her maid, since she is envious.

Romeo and Juliel. Act II. Sc 2. In seeking tales and informations Against this man, (whose honesty the devil And his disciples only envy at,) Ye blew the fire that burns ye. t. llenry VIII. Act V. Sc.2.

No metal can, No, not the hangman's axe, bear half the

keenness Of thy sharp envy.

Merchant of Venice. Act IV. Sc. 1.

Fast asleep! It is no matter; Enjoy the honey-heavy dew of slumber: Thou hast no tigures, nor no fantasies, Which busy care draws in the brains of men. f. Julius Cæsar. Act II. Sc. 1.

They most enjoy the world, who least admire. 9. Young- Night Thoughts. Night VIII.

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ENTHUSIASM. However, 'tis expedient to be wary:

Indifference certes don't produce distress; And rash enthusiasm in good society Were nothing but a moral inebriety. h. BYRON- Don Juan. Canto XIII.

St. 35.


Enthusiasm is that secret and harmonious spirit which hovers over the production of genius, throwing the reader of a book, or the spectator of a statue, into the very ideal presence whence these works have really originated. A great work always leaves us in a state of musing. i, ISAAC DISRAELI--Literary Character.

Ch. XII.

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Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

j. EMERSON -- Essay. On Circles. His rash fierce blaze of riot cannot last; For violent fires soon burn out themselves; Small showers last long, but sudden storms

are short. k. Richard II. Act II. Sc. 1.

The general's disdain'd By him one step below; he, by the next; That next, by him beneath; so every step, Exampled by the first pace that is sick Of his superior, grows to an envious fever Of pale and bloodless emulation.

Troilus and Cressida, Act I, Sc. 3.




We make ourselves fools to disport our

selves; And spend our flatteries, to drink those men, Upon whose age we void it up again, With poisonous spitz and envy,

Timon of Athens. Act I. Sc. 2.


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Base envy withers at another's joy, And hates that excellence it cannot reach. b. THOMSON--The Seasons. Spring.

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Kind reader! take your choice to cry or

laugh; Here HAROLD lies--but where's his epitaph? If such you seek, try Westminster and view Ten thousand, just as fit for him as you.

BYRON-- Substitute for an Epitaph.

Men are made by nature unequal. It is vain, therefore, to treat them as if they were equal. FROUDE--Short Studies on Great

Subjects. Party Politics. For some must follow, and some command, Though all are made of clay!

LONGFELLOW-- Keramos. Line 6.
Equality of two domestic powers
Breeds scrupulous faction.

Intony and Ceopatra. Act I. Sc. 3.
Heralds, from off our towers we might behold,
From first to last, the onset and retire
Of both your armies; whose equality
By our best eyes cannot be censured:
Blood hath bought blood, and blows have

answer'd blows; Strength match'd with strength, and power

contronted power: Both are alike; and both alike we like. P. king John. Act I. Sc. 2.

Mean and mighty, rotting Together, have our dust. q Cymbdine. Act IV. Sc. 2.

She in beauty, education, blood, Holds hand with any princess of the world.

king John. Act II. Sc. 2. The tall, the wise, the reverend head, Must lie as low as ours.

WATTS--A Funeral Thought.


And many a holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die. d. Gray-- Elegy in a Country Churchyard.

St. 21. After your death you were better have a bad epitaph, than their ill report while you lived. Ilamlet. Act II. Sc. 2.

And, if your love
Can labour aught in sad invention,
Hang her an epitaph upon her tomb,
And sing it to her bones: sing it to-night.
f. Much Ado About Nothing. Act V.

Sc. 1.


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Either our history shall, with full mouth Speak freely of our acts, or else our grave, Like Turkish mute, shall have a tongueless

mouth, Not worshipp'd with a waxen epitaph. 9. llenry V. Act I. Sc. 2.

Of comfort no man speak: Let's talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs.

h. Richard II. Act III. Sc. 2.

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On your family's old monument Hang mournful epitaphs. i. Much Ado About Nothing. Act IV.

Sc. 1. You cannot better be employd Bassanio, Than to live still, and write mine epitaph.

). Merchant of Venice. Act IV. Sc. 1.



What is sauce for the goose is sauce for a gander.

k. Tom Brown-New Jaxims. P. 123.

Errors like straws upon the surface flow;
He who would search for pearls must dire


DRYDEN - A' for Love. Prologue. Brother, brother; we are both in the wrong.

y GAY- Beggar's Opera. Act II. Sc. 2.

Knowledge being to be had only of visible and certain truth, error is not a fault of our knowledge, but a mistake of our judgment, giving assent to that which is not true.

LOCKE--Essay Concerning Human
Understanding. Bk. IV. Of Wrong,

Assent or Error. Ch. XX.

There is no great and no small
To the Soul that maketh all:
And when it cometh, all things are;
And it cometh everywhere.
I. EMERSON-- İntroduction to Essay on







Sometimes we may learn more from a man's errors than from his virtues. LONGFELLOW--Hyperion. Bk. IV.

Ch. III. How far your eyes may pierce, I cannot

tell; Striving to better, oft we mar what's well.

. king Lear. Act I. Sc. 4. It may be right; but you are in the wrong To speak before your time.

Jeasure for Measure. Act V. Sc. 1. Omission to do what is necessary Seals a commission to a blank of danger. d. Troilus and Cressida. Act III. Sc 3.

Purposes mistook
Fall’n on the inventor's heads.

Hamlet. Act V. Sc. 2.
The error of our eye directs our mind.
What error leads must err.

j. Troilus and Cressida. Act V. Sc. 2. Yon lie--under a mistake. g. SHELLEY- From Calderon.

The progress of rivers to the ocean is not 80 rapid as that of man to error. h. VOLTAIRE-A Philosophical Dictionary.

Rivers. ETERNITY. Eternity! thou pleasing, dreadful thought.

i ADDISON-Cato. Act V. Sc. 1. "Tis the divinity that stirs within us; Tis heaven itself that points out an here

after, And intimates eternity to man,

). ADDISON--Cato. Act V. Sc. 1. Eternity forbids thee to forget.

k. BYRON --Lura. Canto I. St. 23. This narrow isthmus 'twixt two boundless

The past, the future, two eternities.
MOORE --Lalla Rookh. The Veiled

Prophet of Khorassan. The time will come when every change shall This quick revolvirg wheel shall rest in

peace: No summer then shall glow, nor winter

freeze; Nothing shall be to come, and nothing past, But an eternal now shall ever last. PETRARCH - The Triumph of Eternity.

Line 119. Those spacious regions where our fancies Pain'd by the past, expecting ills to come, In some dread moment, by the fates assign'd, Shall pass away, nor leave a rack behind; And Time's revolving wheels shall lose at

last, The speed that spins the future and the past: And, sovereign of an undisputed throne, Awful eternity shall reign alone.

PETRARCH -- The Triumph of Eternity.

In adamantine chains shall Death be bound, And Hell's grin Tyrant feel th' eternal


POPE- Messiah. Line 47. Brothers, God grant when this life be o'er, In the life to come that we meet once more! P.

SCHILLER--The Butlle. In time there is no present, In eternity no future, In eternity no past. 9. TENNYSON-- The Howand Why."

St. 1. And can eternity belong to me, Poor pensioner on the bounties of an hour? 1. YOUNG--Night Thoughts. Night I.

Line 64. EVENING. It is the huur when from the boughs

The nightingale's high note is heard; It is the hour when lover's vows

Seem sweet in every whispered word; And gentle winds, and waters near, Make music to the lonely ear. Each flower the dews have lightly wet, And in the sky the stars are met, And on the wave is deeper blue, And on the leaf a browner hue, And in the heaven that clear obscure, So softly dark and darkly pure, Which follows the decline of day, As twilight melts beneath the moon away.

BYRON- Parasina. St. 1. Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let fall the curtain, wheel the sofa round, And, while the bubbling and loud hissing

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Throws up a steamy column, and the cups,
That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each,
So let us welcome peacefui evening in.
1. COWPER The Tusk. Bk. IV.

Line 36. When dny is done, and clouds are low,

And tlowers are honey-dew,
And Hesper's lamp begins to glow

Along the western blue;
And homeward wing the turtle-doves,
Then comes the hour the poet loves.

GEORGE CROLY--- The Poet's Ilour.
The curfew tolls the knell of parting day,
The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the lea,
The ploughman homeward plods his weary

way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me.

GRAY-Elegy ina Country Churchyard. When the moon begins her radiant race, Then the stars swim after her track so bright.

HEINE Book of Songs. Quite True. Eve's silent foot-fall steals

Along the eastern sky, And one by one to earth reveals Those purer fires on high. KEBLE--The Christian Year. Fourth

Sunday After Trinity.




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