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Alas ! in truth, the man but chang'd his
mind, Perhaps was sick, in love, or had not dined. a. Pope-- Morul Essays. Ep. I.
Line 127. Extremes in nature equal good produce, Extremes in man concur to general use. b. POPE-- Morul Essays. Ep. III.
Line 161. From the mid-most the nutation spreads Round and more round, o'er all the sea of
Line 410. Manners with Fortunes, Humours turn with
Climes, Tenets with Books, and Principles with
Times. el. PuPE-- Moral Essays. Ep. I.
Line 172. See dying vegetables life sustain, See lite dissolving vegetate again ; All forms that perish other forms supply ; (By turns we catch the vital breath, and die.) ė. POPE-- Essay on Jan. Ep. III.
Line 15. Hope and fear alternate chase Our course through life's uncertain race.
f. Scorr-- Rokeby.. Cunto VI. St. 2. When change itself can give no more, 'Tis easy to be true. g. Sir Chas. SEDLEY-- Reasons for
h. Romeo and Juliet. Act IV. Sc. 5.
I am not so nice,
J. Taming of the Shrew. Act III. Sc. 1. Our revels now are ended : these our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits, and Are melted into air, into thin nir; And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, 1 The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous pal
aces, . The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve; And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind.
k. Tempest. Act IV. Sc. 1.
That we woull do, We should do when we would ; for this
“would” changes, And hath abatements and delays as many, As there are tongues, are hands, are acci
dents ; And then this “shoulıl” is like a spend
thrift's sigh, That hurts by easing.
I. IIamlet. Act IV. c. 7. The love of wicked friends converts to fear ; That fear, to hate ; and hate turns one or both, To worthy danger, and deserved death.
m. Richard 11. Act V. Sc. 1. This is the state of man ; To-day he puts
forth The tender leaves of hope, to-morrow blos
soms, And bears his blushing honours thick upon
him. 11. Henry VIII. Act III. Sc. 2. This world is not for ave; nor'tis not strange, That even our loves should with our fortunes
change. 0. Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 2.
Thou hast describ'd A lot friend cooling: Ever note, Lucilius, When love begins to sicken and decay, It useth an enforced ceremony.
p. Julius Cæsar. Act IV. Sc. 2. When we were happy, we had other names.
9. King John. Act V. Sc. 4. Men must reap the things they sow, Force from force must ever tlow, Or worse ; but 'tis a bitter woe That love or reason cannot change. r. SHELLEY -- Lines Written among the
Enganeun IIills. Line 232. The loppéd tree in time may grow again, Most naked plants renew both fruit and
flower, The sorriest wight may find release from
pain, The driest soil suck in some moistening
shower ; Time goes by turns, and chances change by
course, From foul to fair, from bctter hap to worse.
S. SOUTHWELL -- Time Go by Turns. His honour rooted in dishonour stood, And faith unfaithful kept him falsely true. t. TENNYSON. Idyls of the King. Elaine.
Line 885. Life is arched with changing skies:
Rarely are they what they seem: Children we of smiles and sighs -Much we know but more we dream.
2. WILLIAJ WINTER- Light and Shadou. As high as we have mounted in delight In our dejection do we sink as low. 2. WORDSWORTH -- Resolution and
Independence. Si. 4.
Early, bright, transient, chaste, as morning Many men are mere warehouses full of dew,
merchandise--the head, the heart, are stuffed She sparkled, was exhal'd, and went to with goods. * * *
There are heaven.
apartments in their souls which were once Q. Young- Night Thoughts. Night V. tenanted by taste, and love, and joy, and
Line 600 worship, but they are all deserted now, and
the rooms are filled with earthy and material
m. HENRY WARD BEECHER--Life Temple and tower went down, nor left a site:
Thoughts. Chaos of ruins !
Many men build as cathedrals were built, ll. Byron-- Childe Harold. Canto IV.
the part nearest the ground finished; but that St. 80. 1 part which soars toward heaven, the turrets
and the spires, forever incomplete. The chaos of events.
1. HENRY WARD BEECHER--Life C. BYRON--- The Prophecy of Dante.
. Thoughts. Canto II. Line 6.
In a wicked man there is not wherewithal The world was void,
| to make a good man. The populous and the powerful was a lump, 0. DE LA BRUYERE-- Of Judgments and Seasonless, herbless, treeless, manless, life
Opinions. less— A lump of death --a chaos of hard clay.
Incivility is not a Vice of the Soul, but the d. Byron- Darkness. Line 69.
effect of several Vices; of Vanity, Ignorance
of Duty, Laziness, Stupidity, Distraction, Chaos, that reigns here Contempt of others, and Jealousy. In double night of darkness and of shades. p. DE LA BRUYERE--The Characters or & MutON--Comus. Line 334.
Manners of the Present Age.
'Vol. II. Ch. XI. Fate shall yield To fickle Chance, and Chaos judge the strife.
All men that are ruined are ruined on the . MILTON - Paradise Lost. Bk. II.
side of their natural propensities. Line 232
9. BURKE-- On a Regicid. Peace.
He was not merely a chip of the old block, Night
but the old block itself. And Chaos, ancestors of Nature, hold
1. BURKE-- On Pitt's First Speech. Eternal anarchy, amidst the noise Oi endless wars, and by confusion stand. Everywhere in life, the true question is, not J. Hilton-Paradise Lost. Bk. II. what we gain, but what we do.
Line 894. s. CARLYLE--Essays. Goethe's Ilelena. Then rose the seed of Chaos, and of Night, It is in general more profitable to reckon To blot out order, and extinguish lig?it. up our defects than to boast of our attainPOPE-- The Duncuad. Bk. IV.
ments. Line 13. 1. CARLYLE-- Essays. Signs of the Times.
Let thy labors one by one go forth: Hands, that the rod of empire might have Some happier scrap capricious wits may find
swayed, On a fair day, and be profusely kind;
| Or waked to ecstasy the living lyre. Which, buried in the rubbish of a throng, 1 1. GRAY-- Elegy in a Country Churchyard. Had pleased as little as a new-year's song.
St. 12. a. CRABBE-- The Candidate.
Rugged strength and radiant beauty-O could I flow like thee! and make thy These were one in nature's plan; stream
Humble toil and heavenward duty--
These will form the perfect man.
None named thee but to praise.
p. Fitz-GREENE HALLECK On the Death Plain without pomp, and rich without a
of Joseph Rodman Drake. show. C. DRYDEN--The Flower and the Leaf.
Most painters have painted themselves. Line 187.
So have most poets ; not so palpably inThere is a great deal of unmapped country
deed and confessedly, but still more as
| sidiously. Some have done nothing else. within us which would have to be taken into
q. J. C. and A. W. HARE-Guesses at account in explanation of our gusts and
Truth storms. d. GEORGE ELIOT - Daniel Deronda.
Any one must be mainly ignorant or Bk. III. Ch. XXIV. | thoughtless, who is surprised at everything Character is higher than intellect. *
he sees ; or wonderfully conceited, wlio ex*
pects everything to conform to his standard
A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
7. WM. HAZLITT -- Lectures on the English e. EJERSON- The American Scholar.
Comic Writers. Wit and Humour. Character is the centrality, the impossibil.
Only a sweet and vertuous soul, ity of being displaced or overset
Like season'd timber, never gives ; 1. EMERSON -- Essay. Dit Character.
But though the whole world turn to coal, No circumstances can repair a defect of
Then chietly lives.
8. HERBERT – The Church. Vertue. character. g. EMERSON -- Issay. On Character.
'Tis the same with common natures :
Use 'em kindly, they rebel ; Belief and practice tend in the long run,
But be rough as nutmeg-graters, and in some degree, to correspond; but in
And the rogues obey you well. detail and in particular instances they may
t. Hill - Verses Written on a Window in be wide ajunder as the poles. h. FROUDE-- Short Sudies on Great
Scotland. Subjects. On Progress. Pt. II. We must have a weak spot or two in a
character before we can love it much. Peo. Every one of us, whatever our speculative
ple that do not laugh or cry, or take more opinions, knows better than he practices,
of anything than is good for them, or use and recognizes a better law than he obeys.
anything but dictionary-words, are admirable i. FROUDE-- Short Studies on Great
subjects for biographies. But we don't care Subjects. On Progress. Pt. II.
most for those flat-pattern flowers that press Iluman improvement is from within out
best in the herbarium. wards.
II. HOLMES — The Professor at the j. Froude-Short Studies on Great
Breakfast Table. Ch. III. Iris Subjects. Dirus Cesar.
The love of moral beauty, and that reten. Our thoughts and our conduct are our own. tion of the spirit of youth, which is implied ki FROUDE--Short Studies on Great by the indulgence of a poetical taste, are Subjects. Elucation. evidences of good disposition in any man,
and argue well for the largeness of his mind In every deel of mischief, he had in heart in other respects.. to resolve, a head to contrive, and it hanıl to v. Leigh HUNT - Men, Women and execute,
Books. Of Statesmen Who Have I GIBBON- Decline and Fall of the Roman !
Written Verses. Empire. Ch. XLVIII.,
A Soul of power, a well of lofty Thought, Hin Isone is that handsome does.
! A chastene I Hope that ever powisto nieaven. m. GULDSMITH -- The Vicar o Fakefieid. W. John HUNTER - Sonnet. A Replication Ch. I
Conflict, which rouses up the best and To judge human character rightly, a man highest powers in some characters, in others | may sometimes have very small experience not only jars the whole being, but paralyzes provided he has a very large heart. the faculties.
m. BULWER-LYTTON -- What Will He Do 4. Mrs. JAMESON -- The Communion of
With It. Bk. V. Ch. IV. Labor; The Influence of Legislation on the Morals and Happiness of Men
The hearts of men are their books; events
and women. | are their tutors ; great actions are their elo. Where the vivacity of the intellect and the
n. MACAULAY-- Essay. Conversation strength of the passions, exceed the development of the moral faculties, the character is
Touching the Great Civil War. likely to be embittered or corrupted by ex Now will I show myself to have more of tremes, either of adversity or prosperity.
the serpent than the dove; that is, more b. Mrs. JAMESON -Studies. On the
knare than fool.
Female Character. 0. MARLOWE- The Jew of Malta. Act II. Heart to conceive, the understanding to
Rather the ground that's deep enough for direct, or the hand to execute. C. JUNIUS – Letter XXXVII.
Rather the stream that's strong enough for He is truly great that is little in himself,
waves, and that maketh no account of any height of
Than the loose sandy drift honors.
Whose shifting surface cherishes no seed d. THOMAS À KEYPIS - Imitation of
Either of any flower or any weed,
Whichever way it shift.
p. OWEN MEREDITH-- The Wanderer.
Bk. IV. A Confession and Apology. ask what property he has left behind. The
St. 14. angel who bends over the dying man asks what good deeds he has sent before him.
Who knows nothing base, €. Koran.
Fears nothing known.
q. Owen MEREDITH- A Great Man. St. 8. They eat, and drink, and scheme, and plod, And go to church on Sunday;
Sae true his heart, sae smooth his speech, And many are afraid of God,
His breath like caller air; And more of Mrs. Grundy.
His very foot has music in't, . FREDERICK LOCKER — The Jester's Plea. As he comes up the stair.
r. MICKLE— The Sailor's Wife. A tender heart ; a will inflexible. g. LONGFELLOW-Christus. Pt. III. Great thoughts, great feelings, came to them, John Endicott. Act III. Sc. 2.
Like instincts, unawares,
s. Rich. MONCKTON MILNES—The Men In this world a man must either be anvil
of Old. or hammer. h. LONGFELLOW-- Hyperion. Bk. IV.
Her virtue, and the conscience of her worth, Ch. VII. That would be wooed, and not unsought be
won. Not in the clamor of the crowded street, Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng,
t. Milton-Paradise Lost. Bk. VIII. But in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.
Line 502. i LONGFELLOW-The Poets.
He that has light within his own clear breast, Sensitive, swift to resent, but as kwist in
May sit i'th' centre, and enjoy bright day: atoning for error.
| But he that hides a dark soul, and foul
Benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
U. MILTON-Comus. Line 381.
Where an equal poise of hope and fear k. LONGFELLOW-Christus. Pt. III. Does arbitrate the event, my nature is John Endicott. Act III. Sc. 3.
That I incline to hope rather than fear,
And gladly banish squint suspicion.
v. MILTON-- Comus. Line 410.
To those who know thee not, no words can time What things to be are visible in the gleams
| And those who know thee, know all words Thrown forward on them from the luminous
are faint! past,
W. Hannah MORE --Sensibility. Wise with the history of its own frail heart, | I see the right, and I approve it too, With reverence and sorrow, and with love, Condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong Broad as the world, for freedom and for men.
pursue. I. LOWELL-Prometheus. Line 221. I 2. OviD--Metamorphoses, VII. 20.
Every man has at times in his mind the Virtuous and vicious ev'ry Man must be, Ideal of what he should be, but is not. This Few in th' extreme, but all in the degree; ideal may be high and complete, or it may The rogue and fool by fits is fair and wise; be quite low and insufficient; yet in all men | And ev'n the best, by fits, what they despise. that really seek to in prove, it is better than L j. POPE- Essay on Man. Ep. II. the actual character. * * g Man never
Line 231. falls so low, that he can see nothing higher than himself.
Worth makes the man, and want of it the u. THEODORE PARKER--Critical and
fellow, Miscellaneous Writings. Essay I.
The rest is all but leather or prunella.
k. POPE- Essay on Man. Ep. IV. Yet, if he would, man cannot live all to
Line 203. this world. If not religious, he will be superstitious. If he worship not the true
No man's defects sought they to know, God, he will have his idols.
So never made themselves a foe. b. THEODORE PARKER-Critical and
No man's good deeds did they commend; . Miscellaneous Writings. Essay I.
So never rais'd themselves a friend.
I. PRIOR-An Epitaph. Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
It is of the utmost importance that a naC. POPE-Rape of the Lock. Canto V. tion should have a correct standard by which
Line 123. | to weigh the character of its rulers.
m. LORD JOHN RUSSELL-btroduction to Heav'n forming each on other to depend,
the Correspondence of the Duke of A master, or a servant, or a friend,
Belford. Bids each on other for assistance call, Till one Man's weakness grows the strength
Be absolute for death ; either death, or life, of all.
shall thereby be the sweeter. d. POPE - Essay on Man. Ep. II.
n. Measure for Jeasure. Act III. Sc. 1. Line 250.
Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar. Matchless his pen, victorious was his lance,
0. Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 3. Bold in the lists, and graceful in the dance,
But I have that within which passeth show; €. POPE -- Windsor Forest. Line 293.
These, but the trappings and the suits of Men, some to business, some to pleasure
p. Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 2. But every woman is at heart a rake.
But I remember now Men, some to quiet, some to public strife;
I am in this earthly world; where, to do But every lady would be queen for life.
harm, f. POPE -- Moral Essays. Ep. II.
Is often laudable; to do good, sometime,
Accounted dangerous folly.
Good name in man and woman, dear my She, who can own a sister's charms, and hear
lord, Sighs for a daughter with unwounded ear;
Is the immediate jewel of their souls: She who ne'er answers till a husband cools,
Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis someAnd if she rules him, never shows she rules.
thing, nothing; g. POPE--Moral Essays. Ep. II.
But he that filches from me my good name, See the same man, in vigour, in the gout; Robs me of that which not enriches him, Aloue, in company; in place or out:
And makes me poor indeed. Early at Bus'ness and at Hazard late;
r. Othello. ---Act III. Sc. 3. Mad at a Fox-chase, wise at a debate; Drunk at a borough, civil at a Ball;
He hath a daily beauty in his life · Friendly at Hackney, faithless at Whitehall. That makes me ugly.
h. PoPE-- Moral Essays. Ep. I. Line 71. s. Othello. Act v. Sc. 1. 'Tis from high Life high Characters are He wants wit that wants resolved will. drawn;
t. Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act II. A Saint in Crape is twice a Saint in Lawn;
Sc. 6. A Judge is just, a Chanc'llor juster still; A Gown-man, learn'd; a Bishop, what you | His words are bonds, his oaths are oracles;
His love sincere, bis thoughts immaculate; Wise, if a minister; but, if a King, More wise, more learn'd, more just, more | His heart as far from fraud as heaven from ev'ry thing.
earth. i. Pope - Moral Essays. Ep. I.
u. Tuo Genilemen of Verona. Act II. Line 135.