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To gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
To throw a períume on the violet,
To smooth the ice, or add another hue
Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light.

a. king John. Act IV. Sc. 2. It was Homer who gave laws to the artist. 1. FRANCIS WAYLAND- The Iliad and the


AUTHORITY. All authority must be out of a man's self, turned * * either upon an art, or upon a man. k. BACON-Natural History. Century X.

Of the Secret Virtue of Sympathy. All people said she had authority. 1. TENNYSON--The Princess. Pt. V.

Line 221. Authority forgets a dying king, Laid widow'd of the power in his eye That bow'd the will.

m. TENNYSON--Morte d'Arthur. Line 121.

See that some one with authority Be near her still. n. TENNISON--The Princess, Pt. VI.

Line 219.

AURORA Aurora had but newly chased the night, And purpled o'er the sky with blushing light. C. DRYDEN- Palamon and Arcite. Bk. I.

Line 186. Zephyr, with Aurora playing, As he met her once a maying.

d. Milton-L'Allegro. Line 19.

See now, that radiant bow of pillared fires Spanning the hills like dawn, until they lie

In soft tranquillity, And all night's ghastly glooms asunder roll. e. D. M. Mulock - The Aurora on the

Clyde. For night's swift dragons cut the clouds full

fast, And yonder shines Aurora's harbinger ; At whose approach, ghosts, wandering here

and there, Troop home to churchyards : f. Midsummer Night's Dream. Act III.

Sc. 2.

And though authority be a stubborn bear, yet

he is oft led by the nose with gold. 0. A Winter's Tale. Act IV. Sec. 3. There is no fettering of authority. p. All's Well that Ends Well. Act II.

Sc. 4. Those he commands, move only in command, Nothing in love: now does he feel the title Hang loose about him, like a giant's robe Upon a dwarfish thief.

9. Macbeth. Act V. Sc. 2. Thou hast seen a farmer's dog bark at a beg

gar. And the creature run from the cur: There, There, thou might'st behold the great image

of authority; A dog's obey'd in office.

r. King Lear. Act IV. Sc. 6. Thus can the demi-god, Authority Make us pay down for our offense by weight.

8. Jeasure for Measure. Act i. Sc. 3. Keep cool and you command everybody.

t. Sr. Just.

Hark! hark! the lark at heaven's gute sings.

And Phæbus 'gins arise,
His steeds to water at those springs

On chalic'd flowers that lies ;
And winking Mary-buds begin

To ope their golden eyes ;
With every thing that pretty bin :
My lady sweet, arise ;

Arise, arise.
g. Cymbeline. Act II. Sc. 3. Song.

The wolves have prey'd : and look, the gentle

day, Before the wheels of Phæbus, round about, Dapples the drowsy east with spots of gray. h. Much Ado About Nothing. Act V.

Sc. 3.

At last, the golden orientall gate
Of greatest heaven gan to open fayre,
And Phæbus, fresh as brydegroome to his

Came dnuncing forth, shaking his crawie

buyre; And huri'l his glistering beams through

gloomy ayre. i. "SPENSER -- Færie Queene. Ch. V. St. 2.

So for a good old gentlemanly vice,
I think I must take up with avarice.

u. BYRON-- Don Juan. Canto I. St. 216. Hoards after hoards his rising raptures fill; Yet still he sighs, for hoards are wanting

still. V. GOLDSMITH-The Traveller.

The unsunn'd heaps Of miser's treasures.

W. MILTON- Comus. Line 398. He sat among his bags, and, with a look Which hell might be ashamed of, drove the Away "unalmsed ; and midst abundance

diedSorest of evils !--died of utter want. a. POLLOK - Course of Time. Bk. III.

Line 276.


Aurora doth with gold adorn The ever beauteous eyelids of the morn. j. ROGER WALCOTT- A Brief Account

of the Agency of the Hon.

John Winthrop.

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Be niggards of advice on no pretense;
For the worst avarice is that of sense.

a. Pope-Essay on Criticism. Line 578.

'Tis strange the miser should his cares em

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

b. POPE-- Moral Essays. Ep. IV.

Line 1.1
Decrepit miser; base, ignoble wretch;
I am descended of a gentler blood.
c. Henry VI. Pt. I. Act V. Sc. 4.

There grows,
In my most ill-compos'd affection, such
A stanchless avarice, that, were I king,
I should cut off the nobles for their lands.

d. Macbeth. Act IV. Sc. 3.
There is thy gold ; worse poison to men's

souls. e. Romeo and Juliet. Act V. Sc. 1.

This avarice
Strikes deeper, grows with more pernicious

f. Macbeth. Act IV. Sc. 3.

Poverty is in want of much, but avarice of everything.



| Who doth not feel, until his failing sight Thespis, the first professor of our art,

Faints into dimness with its own delight, At country wakes sung ballads from a cart.

His changing cheek, his sinking heart confess, h. DRYDEN— Prologue to Lee's Sophonisba.

The might the majesty of Loveliness?

p. BYRON- The Bride of Abydos. Canto I. I knew a very wise man that believed that,

St. 6. if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who should make the

We do love beauty at first sight; and we do laws of a nation.

cease to love it, if it is not accompanied by ANDREW FLETCHER— Letter tothe Marquis

amiable qualities. of Montrose, the Earl of Rothes.


A delusion, a mockery, and a snare. I have a passion for ballads.

r. LORD DENMAN-O'Connell. The Queen. They are the gypsy-children of song, born

Clark and Finnelly. under green hedgerows, in the leafy lanes

old as I am, for ladies' love unfit, and by-paths of literature,-in the genial

The power of beauty I remember yet, Summer-time.

Which once inflam'd my soul, and still LONGFELLOWHyperion. Bk. II. Ch. II.

inspires my wit.

8. DRYDEN-- Cymon and Iphigenia. I had rather be a kitten, and cry mew!

Line 1. Than one of these same meter ballad-mongers. k. Henry IV. Pt. I. Act III. Sc. 1. The beautiful rests on the foundations of

the necessary. I love a ballad but even too well; if it be ! t. EMERSON-Essay. On the Poet. doleful matter, merrily set down, or a very pleasant thing indeed, and sung lamentably. |

In beauty, faults conspicuous grow; cho Winter's Tale. Act IV. Sc. 3.

The smallest speck is seen on snow.
u. Gay-Fable. The Peacock, Turkey

and Goose. Line 1. BEAUTY.

'Tis impious pleasure to delight in harm, Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover,

| And beauty should be kind as well as charm. Fades in his eye, and pales upon the sense.

v. GEO. GRANVILLE (Lord Lansdowne)-1. ADDISONCato. Act I. Sc. 4.

To Myra. Line 21. There's nothing that allays an angry mind Beauty was lent to nature as the type So 800n as a sweet beauty.

Of heaven's unspeakable and holy joy, 1. BEAUMONT and FLETCHER—The Elder

Where all perfection makes the sum of bliss. Brother. Act. III. Sc. 5. W. S. J. HALEBeauty. In Dict. of Poetical

Quotations. Thou who hast The fatal gift of beauty.

Cheeks like the mountain-pink that grows 0. BYRON—Childe Haroid. Canto IV. Among white-headed majesties.

St. 42. X. JEAN INGELOW-Reflections. Pt. II.

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A thing of beauty is a joy for ever;

Is she not more than painting can express, Its loveliness increases; it will never

Or youthful poets fancy when they love? Pass into nothingness; but still will keep n. Rowe- The Fair Penitent. Act III. A bower quiet for us, and a sleep

Sc. 1. Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.

The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes a. KEATS -- Endymion. Bk. I. Line 1. is only the spell of the moment; the eye of

the body is not always that of the soul. Beauty is truth, truth beauty.

0. w Iron

GEORGES SAND- Handsome Lawrence. 16. KEATS ---Oue on a Grecian Urn.

Ch. I. 'Tis beauty calls, and glory shows the way. C. NATHANIEL LEE- Alexander the Great.

What as Beauty here is won
Act IV. Sc. 2.

We shall as Truth in some hereafter know.

p. SCHILLERThe Artists. St. 5. Beautiful in form and feature, Lovely as the day,

Beauty comes, we scarce know how, as an Can there be so fair a creature

emanation from sources deeper than itself. Formed of common clay?

q. SHAIRP-Studies in Poetry and Phila d. LONGFELLOW — Masque of Pandora.

sophy. Moral Motive Power. The Workshop of Hephæstus. Chorus of the Graces. Beauty doth varnish age.

9. Love's Labour's Lost. Act IV. Sc. 3. Blue were her eyes as the fairy-flax, Her cheeks like the dawn of day,

Beauty is a witch, And her bosom white as the hawthorn buds, | Against whose charms faith melteth into That ope in the month of May.

blood. e. LONGFELLOWThe Wrecic of the

S. Much Ado About Nothing. Act II. llesperus. St. 2.

Sc. 1, Beauty like wit, to judge should be shown;

Beauty is bought by judgment of the eye, Both most are valued where they best are

Not utter'd by base sale of chapmen's known.

tongues. LYTTLETON – Soliloquy of a Beauty.

t. Love's Labour's Lost. Act II. Sc. 1.

Line 11. 0, thou art fairer than the evening air,

Beauty is but a vain and doubtful good; Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.

A shining gloss that vadeth suddenly; g. MARLOWE- Fuustus.

A flower that dies when first it'gins to bud;

A brittle glass that's broken presently;
Beauty stands

A doubtful good, a gloss, a glass, a
In the admiration only of weak minds

flower, Led captive; cease to admire, and all her

Lost, vaded, broken, dead within an plumes

hour. Fall flat, and shrink into a trivial toy, At every sudden slighting quite abash'd. And as goods lost are seld or never found, h. Milton - Paradise Regained. Bk. II. As vaded gloss no rubbing will refresh,

Line 220. As flowers dead lie wither'd on the ground,

As broken glass no cement can redress,
Beauty, which, neither waking or asleep,
Shot forth peculiar graces.

So beauty blemish'd once's forever lost,

In spite of physic, painting, pain, and i MILTON- Paradise Lost. Bk. V.

cost. Line 14.

U. The Passionate Pilgrim. St. 13. Not more the rose, the queen of flowers,

Beauty provoketh thieves sooner than gold. Outblushes all the bloom of bowers, Than she unrivall'd grace discloses

v. As You Like It. Act I. Sc. 3. The sweetest rose, where all are roses.

Beauty's ensign yet
MOORE - Odes of Anacreon.

Is crimson in thy lips, and in thy cheeks,

And death's pale flag is not advanced there. To weave a garland for the rose,

w. Romeo and Juliet. Act V. Sc. 3. And think thus crown'd 'twould lovelier be, Were far less vain than to suppose

For her own person, That silks and gems add grace to thee. It beggar'il all description. k. MOORE - Songs from the Greek

x. Antony and Cleopatra. Act II. Sc. 2. Anthology. To W'eave a Garland.

Her beauty makes 'Tis not a lip, or eye, we beauty call,

This vault a feasting presence full of light. But the joint force and full result of all.

y. Romeo and Juliet. Act. V. Sc. 3. 1. POPE--Essay. On Criticism. Pt. II.

Line 45.

I'll not shed her blood; For when with beauty we can virtue join, Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow, We paint the semblance of a point divine. And smooth as monumental alabaster, m. PRIOR— To the Countess of Oxford.

Othello. Act V. Sc. 2.

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Of Nature's gifts thou may'st with lilies boast, The bed has become a place of luxury to And with the half-blown rose.

me! I would not exchange it for all the a. King John. Act III. Sc. 1.

thrones in the world. O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!

q. NAPOLEON. Her beauty hangs upon the cheek of night, Early to bed and early to rise, As a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear:

Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear! r. RICHARD SAUNDERS (Benj. Franklin) b. Romeo and Juliet. Act I. Sc. 5.

Poor Richard's Almanac. Say that she frown; I'll say she looks as clear As morning roses newly wash'd with dew.

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

Beggars should (must) be no choosers. See where she comes, apparell'd like the 8. BEAUMONT and FLETCHER-- Scornful Spring

Lady. Act V. Sc. 3. d. Pericles. Act. I. Sc. 1.

A beggar that is dumb, you know, There's nothing ill can dwellin such a temple:

May challenge double pity. If the ill spirit Lave so fair a house,

t. Sir WALTER RALEIGHThe Silent Good things will strive to dwell with't.

Lover. e Tempest. Act I. Sc. 2.

Beggar that I am, I am even poor in thanks. 'Tis beauty truly blent, whose red and white, u. Hamlet. Act II. Sc. 2. Nature's own sweet and cunning hand laid on. f. Tucelfth Night. Act 1. Sc. 5.

I see, Sir, you are liberal in offers :

You taught me first to beg; and now, meI pray thee, O God, that I may be beautiful thinks, within

You teach me how a beggar should be an9. SOCRATES.

swer'd. Her face so faire, as flesh it seemed not, v. Merchant of Venice. Act IV. Sc. 1. But hevenly pourtraict of bright angels hew,

Speak with me, pity me, open the door, Cleare as the skye withouten blame or blot,

A beggar begs that never begg'd before. Through goodly mixture of complexion's dew.

20. Richard II. Act V. Sc. 3. h. SPENSER -- Faerie Queené. Canto III.

St. 22.

The old adage must be verified, Her face is like the milky way i' the sky,

That beggars mounted, run their horse to

death. A meeting of gentle lights without a name. i Sir John SUCKLING-- Brennoralt.

2. Henry VI. Pt. III. Act I. Sc. 4.

Act III. Well, whiles I am a beggar, I will rail, She stood a sight to make an old man young. And say,--there is no sin but to be rich; ). TENNYSON-- The Gardener's Daughter.

And being rich, my virtue then shall be,

To say,--there is no vice but beggary.

y. King John. Act II. So. 2.
Needs not the foreign aid of ornament,
But is, when unadorn'd, adorn'd the most.

BELIEF. k. THOMSON The Seasons. Autumn.

Line 204. They that deny a God destroy man's nobilThoughtless of beauty, she was beauty's self. | ity, for certainly man is of kin to the beasts 1. THOMSON--The Seasons. Autumn.

by his body; and if he be not of kin to God

Line 209. by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creaBeauty with a bloodless conquest, finds

ture. A welcome soy'reignty in rudest minds.

2. Bacon- Essays. Of Atheism. m. WALLER--Upon His Majesty's

O how far removed, Repairing of St. Paul's. | Predestination! is thy foot from such And beauty born of murmuring sound.

As see not the First Cause entire: and ye,

O mortal men! be wary how ye judge: it. WORDSWORTH Three Years she Grero

For we, who see the Maker, know not yet in Sun and Shower.

The number of the chosen; and esteem What's female beauty but an air divine Such scantiness of knowledge our delight: Through which the mind's all-gentle graces For all our good is, in that primal good, shine.

Concentrate; and God's will and ours are 0. YOUNG- Satire Vi. Line 151.


aa. DANTE-Vision of Paradise. BED.

Canto XX. Line 122. In bed we laugh, in bed we cry,

You can and you can't, And born in bed, in bed we die;

You will and you won't; The near approach a bed may show

You'll be damn'd if you do, Of human bliss to human woe.

You'll be damn'd if you don't. p. Isaac DE BENSERADE-- Translated by bb. LORENZO Dow - Chain (Definition of Dr. Johnson. 1


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Belief consists in accepting the affirma

I always thought, tions of the soul; unbeliet, in denying them. It was both impious and unnatural, a. EMERSON- Montaigne.

That such immanity and bloody strife

Should reign among professors of one faith. The practical effect of a belief is the real

m. llenry VI. Pt. I. Act V. Sc. 1. test of its soundness. b. FROUDE --Short Studies on Great

Stands not within the prospect of belief. Subjects. Calvinism.

. Macbeth. Act I. Sc. 3. When in God thou believest, near God thou wilt certainly be!

To add greater honours to his age

Than man could give him, he died fearing C. LELAND-- The Return of the Gods.

Line 150.


0. Henry VIII. Act IV. Sc. 2. O thou, whose days are yet all spring, Faith, blightel once is past retrieving;

What ardently we wish, we soon believe. Experience is a dumb, dead thing;

p. YOUNG- Night Thoughts. Night VII. The victory's in believing.

Pt. II. Line 1311. d. LOWELL~70

BELLS. A man may be a heretic in the truth; and if he believe things only because his pastor

How sweet the tuneful bells' responsive peal! says so, or the assembly so determines, with Q. BOWLES Fourteen Sonnets. Ostend. out knowing other reason, though his belief

On Hearing the Bells at Sea. be true, yet the very truth he holds becomes his heresy.

But just as he began to tell, e. MILTON- Areopagitica.

The auld kirk-hammer strak the bell,

Some wee short hour ayont the twal, Shall I ask the brave soldier, who fights by

Which raised us baith. my side

i BURNS-Death and Dr. Hornbook. In the cause of mankind, if our creeds

St. 31, agree?

That all-softening, overpowering knell, f. MOORE-- Come Send Round the Wine.

The tocsin of the Soul-the dinner bell. For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, |

S. BYRON – Don Juan. Canto V. St. 49. His can't be wrong whose life is in the right.

How soft the music of those village bells, g. POPE- Essuy on Man. Ep. III.

Falling at intervals upon the ear
Line 305.

In cadence sweet.
If I am right thy grace impart,

t. COWPER- The Task. Winter Walk at Still in the right to stay;

Noon. Line 1. If I am wrong, o teach my heart

The church-going bell. To find that better way!

u. Cowper – Alexander Selkirk. h. POPE- Universal Prayer.

Wanwordy, crazy, dinsome thing, Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, As e'er was framed to jow or ring! But looks through nature up to nature's God. What gar'd them sic in steeple hing, i. Pope-- Essay on Man. Line 330.

They ken themsel;

But weel wot I, they couldna bring And when religious sects ran mad,

Waur sounds frae hell. He held, in spite of all his learning,

v. FERGUSSONTo the Ton-Kirk Bell. That if a man's beliet is bad, It will not be improved by burning. I call the Living-I mourn the DeadPRAED-Poems of Life and Manners. | I break the Lightning. Pt. II. The Vicar. St. 9.

Inscribed on the Great Bell of the

Minster of Schaffhausen - also on “Orthodoxy, my Lord,” said Bishop War

that of the Church of Art, near burton, in a whisper, --“ orthodoxy is my

Lucerne. doxy, - heterodoxy is another man's doxy." k. JOSEPH PRIESTLY- Jemoirs.

The cheerful Sabbath bells, where ever

heard, No one is so much alone in the universe Strike pleasant on the sense, most like the as a denier of God. With an orphaned

voice heart, which has lost the greatest of fathers, 1 Of one, who from the far-off bills proclaims he stands mourning by the immeasurable

Tidings of good to Zion. corpse of nature, no longer moved or sus

x. LAMB -- The Sabbath Bells. Line 1. ! tained by the Spirit of the universe, but growing in its grave; and he mourns, until He heard the convent bell, he himself crumbles away from the dead Suddenly in the silence ringing body.

For the service of noonday.
RICHTER--Flower, Fruit, and Thorn y. LONGFELLOW---Christus. The Golden
Pieces. First Flower Piece.

Legend. Pt. II.

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