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Late, late, so late! but we can enter still.
Guinevere. Line 169.
The fear that kills; And hope that is unwilling to be fed. WORDSWORIH--Resolution and
Independence. When pain can't bless, heaven quits us in
I would, that I were low laid in my grave;
Let me have
breath As violently, as hasty powder fir'd Doth hurry from the fatal cannon's womb.
k. Romeo and Juliet, Act V. Sc. 1.
No living man can send me to the shades Before my time; no man of woman born, Coward or brave, can shun his destiny.
BRYANT's Horner's Iliad. Bk. VI.
Art and power will go on as they have done, --will make day out of night, time out of space, and space out of time. b. EMERSON – Society and Solitude.
Work and Days. Take life too seriously, and what is it worth? If the morning wake us to no new joys, if the evening bring us not the hope of new pleasures, is it worth while to dress and undress? Does the sun shine on me to-day that I may reflect on yesterday? That I may endeavour to foresee and to control what can neither be foreseen nor controlled-the destiny of to-morrow? C. GOETHE-Egmont. (Leices' Life of
Goethe.) That each thing, both in small and in great, fulfilleth the task which destiny hath set down. d.
Christ. Bk. I. Ch. XIX.
Ch. VI. The future works out great men’s destinies; The present is enough for common souls, Who, never looking forward, are indeed Mere clay wherein the footprints of their age Are petrified forever.
g. LOWELL-- Act for Truth. We are but as the instrument of Heaven. Our work is not design, but destiny. h. OWEN MEREDITH-- Clytemnestra.
The irrevocable Hand That opes the year's fair gate, doth ope and
shut The portals of our earthly destinies; We walk through blinfold, and the noiseless
doors Close after us, forever.
i. D. M. MULOCK--April.
A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king; and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm. j. Hamlet. Act IV. Sc. 3.
For it is a knell That summons thee to heaven, or to hell.
k. Macbeth. Act II. Sc. 1. Here burns my candle out, ay, here it dies, Which, whiles it lasted, gave king Henry
light. 1. Henry VI. Pt. II. Act II. So.
Into the wild abyss, the wary Fiend Stood on the brink of hell, and look'd awhile, Pond'ring his voyage. MILTON- Paradise Lost. Bk. II.
Satan exalted sat, by merit raised
Satan; so call him now, his former name
Every dew-drop and rain-drop had a whole heaven within it. LONGFELLOW– Hyperion. Bk. III.
Ch. VII. Stars of morning, dew-drops, which the sun Impearls on every leaf and every flower. P. MILTON- Paradise Lost. Bk. V.
Line 746. The dew-drops in the breeze of morn, Trembling and sparkling on the thorn, Falls to the ground, escapes the eye, Yet mounts on sunbeams to the sky. 9. MONTGOMERY-A Recollection of
Mary F. I must go seek some dew-drops here, And hang a pearl in evory cowslip's ear. Midsummer Night's Dream. Act II.
So. 1. And every dew-drop paints a bow. TENNYSON
In Memoriam. Pt. CXXI.
The Devil was sick, the Devil a monk would
be; The Devil was well, the Devil a monk was he. d. RABELAIS— Works. Bk, IV. Ch. XXIV. Let me say amen betimes, lest the devil cross my prayers.
Merchant of Venice. Act III. Sc. 1.
The dignity of truth is lost With much protesting.
t. BEN JONSON-- Catiline. Act III. Sc. 2, Virtue, I grant you, is an empty boast; But shall the Dignity of Vice be lost? POPE- Epilogue to Satires. Dialogue I.
Line 113. Clay and clay differs in dignity, Whose dust is both alike.
Cymbeline. Act IV. So. 2.
Let none presume. To wear an undeserved dignity.
Merchant of Venice. Act II. Sc. 9.
The prince of darkness is a gentleman. ኢ h. King Lear. Act III. Sc. 4.
What, man! defy the devil: consider, he's an enemy to mankind.
i. Twelfth Night. Act III. Sc. 4.
DEW-DROP. The dewdrop slips into the shining sea! j. EDWIN ARNOLD— Light of Asia.
Bk. VIII. Last Line. Dewdrops, Nature's tears which she Sheds in her own breast for the fair which
die. The sun insists on gladness; but at night When he is gone, poor Nature loves to weep. k. BAILEY-Festus. Sc. Water and Wood.
Gang aft a-gley,
For promised joy.
BURNS--To a Mouse, St. 7.
Line 188. He pass'd the flaming bounds of space and
GRAY— The Progress of Poesy. III. 2.
After the Fire.
No great thought, no great object, satisfies the mind at first view--hor at the last. i. ABEL STEVENS-- Madame de Staël.
Oh! ever thus, from childhood's hour,
I've seen my fondest hopes decay; I never loved a tree or flower,
But 'twas the first to fade away.
To glad me with its soft black eye,
Worshippers. Line 278. A friend should bear his friend's infirmities, But Brutus makes mine greater than they are.
b. Julius Cæsar. Act IV. Sc. 3.
We love in others what we lack ourselves, and would be everything but what we are.
). STODDARD--- Arcadian Idyl. Line 30. Poor in abundance, famish'd at a feast. k. Young--Night Thoughts. Night VII.
But earthly happier is the rose distillid, Than that, which, with'ring on the virgin
thorn, Grows, lives, and dies, in single blessedness. d. Midsummer Night's Dream. Act I.
Sc. 1. Full little knowest thou that hast not tride, What hell it is in suing long to bide; To loose good dayes that might be better
spent, To waste long nights in pensive discontent; To speed to-day, to be put back to-morrow; To feed on hope, to pine with feare and sor
DISCRETION. Discretion, the best part of valour. 1. BEAUMONT and FLETCHER-A King
and no King. Act IV. Sc. 3. A sound discretion is not so much indi. cated by never making a mistake, as by never repeating it. BOVEE--Summaries of Thought.
Discretion. Covering discretion with a coat of folly.
Henry V. Act II. Sc. 4. For 'tis not good that children should know any wickedness: old folks, you know, have discretion, as they say, and know the world. Merry Wives of Windsor. Act II.
Sc, 2. I bave seen the day of wrong through the little hole of discretion. p.
Love's Labour's Lost. Act V. Sc. 2. Let's teach ourselves that honourable stop, Not to out-sport discretion.
9. Othello. Act II. Sc. 3.
Let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action to the word, the word to the action.
Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 2. The better part of valor is discretion; in the which better part I have saved my life.
Henry IV. Pt. I. Act V. Sc. 4.
Your loss is worse than common,
for the Loss of his Watch. To sigh, yet feel no pain, To weep, yet scarce know why; To sport an hour with Beauty's chain, Then throw it idly by. 9. MOORE-- The Blue Stocking.
O how wretched Is that poor man that hangs on princes'
favors! There is, betwixt that smile we would aspire
to, That sweet aspect of princes, and their ruin, More pangs and tears than wars or woman
have; And when he falls, he falls like Lucifer, Never to hope again.
h. Henry VIII. Act III. Sc. 2.
DISEASE. That dire disease, whose ruthless power Withers the beauty's transient flower. t. GOLDSMITH - Double Transformation.
Line 75. Just disease to luxury succeeds, And ev'ry death its own avenger breeds. POPE- Essay on Man. Ep. III.
I'll forbear; And am fallen out with my more lieаdio:
King Lear. Act II. Sc. 4.
Coriolanus. Act III. Sc. 1.
Therefore, the moon, the governess of foods,
Sc, 2. This apoplexy is, as I take it, a kind of lethargy, an't please your lordship; a kind of sleeping in the blood, a'whoreson tingling. b. Henry IV. Pt. II. Act I, Sc. 2.
This sickness doth infect The very life-blood of our enterprise.
Henry IP. Pt. I. Act IŴ. Sc. 1. So when a raging fever burns, We shift from side to side by turns, And ’tis a poor relief we gain To change the place, but keep the pain. d. WATTS-Hymns and Spiritual Songs.
Bk. II. Hymn 146.
Believe me, lords, my tender years can tell,
Pt. I. Act. III. Sc. 1.
voked To wilful disobedience and rebel?
Henry VI. Pt. I. Act. IV. Sc. 1. Now join your hands, and with your hands
your hearts, That no dissension hinder government. Henry VI. Pt. III. Act IV. Sc. 6.
DISTRUST. Self-distrust is the cause of most of our failures. In the assurance of strength there is strength, and they are the weakest, lowever strong, who have no faith in themselves or their powers. p. BOVEE--Summaries of Thought.
Self-Reliance. What loneliness is more lonely tan distrust? 9 GEORGE ELIOT- Middlemarch. Bk. V.
Ch. XLIV. A certain amount of distrust wholesome, but not so much of others as of ourselves; neither vanity nor conceit can exist in the Sune atmosphere with it.
Pt. XXII. Line 51.
DISGRACE. The unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise, is gone. BURKE- Reflection on the Revolution
in France. Come, Death, and snatch me from disgrace. f. BULWER-LYTTON -- Richelieu. Act IV.
Sc. 1. And wilt thou still be hammering treachery, To tumble down thy husband and thyself, From top of honour to disgrace's feet? 9. Henry VI. Pt. II. Act I. Sc. 2.
DISSENSION. Doubt and Discord step 'twixt thine and
thee. h. BYRON— The Prophecy of Dante.
Canto II. Line 140. In every age and clime we see, Two of a trade can ne'er agree. i. GAY-- Fable. Rat Catcher and Cats.
An old affront will stir the heart
Bitter waxed the fray; Brother with brother spake no word
When they met in the way. k. JEAN INGELOW--Poems. Strife and
Peace. Alas! how light a cause may move Dissension between hearts that love! Hearts that the world in vair had tried, And sorrow but moro closely tied; That stood the storm when waves were
rough, Yet in a sunny hour fall off. MOORE -- Lalla Rookh. The Light of
'Twas Presbyterian true blue;
Decide all controversies by
Infallible artillery; And prove their doctrine orthodox, By apostolic blows and knocks. t. BUTLER--Hudibras. Pt. I. Canto I.
Line 189. "Get Money, Money still! And then let virtue follow, if she will." This, this the saving doctrine, preach'd to
all, From low St. James' up to high St. Paul. POPE--First Book of Horace. Ep. I.
Line 79. Live to explain thy doctrine by thy life. PRIOR- To Dr. Sherlock.
On his Practical Discourse Concerning