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THOMAS FULLER. 1608-1C61.
Drawing near her death, she sent most pious thoughts as harbingers to heaven; and her soul saw a glimpse of happiness through the chinks of her sickness-broken
body.1 Holy and Profane State. Life of Monica.
But our captain counts the image of God, nevertheless his image, cut in ebony as if done in ivory.
Their heads sometimes so little, that there is no room for wit; sometimes so long, that there is no wit for so
much room. Of Natural Fvolt.
The Pyramids themselves, doting with age, have forgotten the names of their founders. Of Tombs.
Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost. Of Boots.
They that marry ancient people, merely in expectation to bury them, hang themselves, in hope that one will come and cut the halter. Of ifarriage.
To smell to a turf of fresh earth is wholesome for the body; no less are thoughts of mortality cordial to
the soul. Court Lady.
The lion is not so fierce as painted.2 Of Preferment.
A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery; but depth in that study brings him about again to our
religion. True Church Antiquary.
Often the cockloft is empty, in those whom Nature hath built many stories high.8 Andronicus, Sect. vi. Par. 18.1.
i Compare Waller. Page 175.
» Compare Herbert. Page 162.
3 Compare Bacon, Apothegm No. 17. Page 139.
FULLER. — BUNYAN. — BAXTER. 213
He was one of a lean body and visage, as if his eager soul, biting for anger at the clog of his body, desired to fret a passage through it. Life, of Duke of Alva.
JOHN BUNYAN. 1C28-1688.
And so I penned
Pilgrim's Progress. Apology for his Book.
Some said, 'John, print it,' others said, 'Not so,'
The name of the slough was Despond. Pari i.
It beareth the name of Vanity Fair, because the town where 't is kept is lighter than vanity. Ibid.
The house Beautiful. Ibid.
Some things are of that nature as to make
lie that is down needs fear no fall.1 Ibid. Part ii.
RICHARD BAXTER. 1615-1691.
I preached as never sure to preach again,
Lore breathing Thanks and Praise.
1 Compare Butler, Hudibras. Page 217.
214 MONTROSE. — VAUGHAN.
MARQUIS OF MONTROSE. 1G12-1G50.
He either fears his fate too much,
Or his deserts are small,
To gain or lose it all. My Dear and only Lore.1
I 'll make thee glorious by my pen,
And famous by my sword.8 Ibid.
HENRY VAUGHAN. 1G21-1G95.
I see them walking in an air of glory
My days, which are at best but dull and hoary,
Mere glimmering and decays. They are all <?one.
Dear, beauteous death, the jewel of the just!
Shining nowhere but in the dark; What mysteries do lie beyond thy dust,
Could man outlook that mark! Ibid.
And yet, as angels in some brighter dreams
Call to the soul when man doth sleep,
So some strange thoughts transcend our wonted themes.
And into glory peep. Ibid.
1 Napier's Memoir of Montroie, Vol. i. App. xxxiv.
Napier's Montrose and the Cortnanten, Vol. ii. p. 566. 'The more popular reading is given by Scott, Ltgend of Montroie, Ch. xv.: —
I 'll make thee famous by my pen,
SAMUEL BUTLER. 1600-1G80.
And pulpit, drum ecclesiastick,
Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 11.
Beside, 't is known he could speak Greek
As naturally as pigs squeak;
That Latin was no more difficile
Than to a blackbird 't is to whistle. Line 51.
He could distinguish, and divide
A hair, 'twixt south and southwest side. Lint 67.
For rhetoric, he could not ope
His mouth, but out there flew a trope. Line 81.
For all a rhetorician's rules
Teach nothing but to name his tools. Line 80.
For he, by geometric scale,
Could take the size of pots of ale. Line 121.
And wisely tell what hour o' the day
The clock does strike, by Algebra. Line 125.
Whatever sceptic could inquire for,
For every why he had a wherefore.1 line 131.
Where entity and quiddity,
The ghosts of defunct bodies, fly. Line 145.
He knew what 's what, and that 's as high 2
As metaphysic wit can fly. Line 143.
1 Compare Shakespeare, Comedy of Errors. Page 27.
Such as take lodgings in a head
Hudihras. Part 1. Canto i. Line 161.
'T was Preshyterian true hlue. Line 191.
And prove their doctrine orthodox,
By apostolie blows and knocks. Line 190.
As if religion was intended
For nothing else but to be mended. Line 205.
Compound for sins they are inclined to,
By damning those they have no mind to. Line 215.
The trenehant Blade, Toledo trusty,
For want of fighting was grown rusty,
And ate into itself for lack
Of somebody to hew and hack. Line 359.
For rhyme the rudder is of verses,
With which, like ships, they steer their courses.
Line 463. And foree them, though it was in spite Of nature, and their stars, to write. Line 647.
Quoth Hudihras, 'I smell a rat;a
lialpho, thou dost prevaricate.' Line 821.
Or shear swine, all cry and no wool.'' Line 852.
With many a stiff thwaek, many a bang,
Hard erah-tree and old iron rang. Canto ii. Line 831.
Like feather bed betwixt a wall,
And heavy brunt of cannon ball. Line 872.
i Compare Fuller, Andronieut. Page 212.
2 See Appendix, p. 648.
z And so his Highness sehal have thereof, but as had the man that scheryd his Hogge, moehe Crye and no Wnll. — Forteseue, (1395-1485), Treatise on Absolute and Limited Monarchy, Ch. x.