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JOHN BUNYAN. 1628 – 1688.
And so I penned It down, until at last it came to be, For length and breadth, the bigness which you see.
Apology for His Book. Some said, “John, print it,” others said, “Not so," Some said, “It might do good,” others said, “No.”
Ibid. The name of the slough was Despond.
Pilgrim's Progress. Part i. It beareth the name of Vanity Fair, because the town where 't is kept is lighter than vanity.
Ibid. Part 1. Some things are of that nature as to make One’s fancy chuckle, while his heart doth ache. The Author's Way of sending forth his Second Part of
the Pilgrim. He that is down needs fear no fall."
Ibid. Part ii.
RICHARD BAXTER. 1615 – 1691.
I preached as never sure to preach again,
Love breathing Thanks and Praise.
I Compare Butler, Hudibras, Part i. Conto iii. Line 877.
EARL OF ROSCOMMON. 1633 – 1684.
Remember Milo's end, Wedged in that timber which he strove to rend.
Essay on Translated Verse. Line 87. And choose an author as you choose a friend.
Ibid. Line 96. Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense.
Ibid. Line 113. The multitude is always in the wrong.
• Ibid. Line 184. My God, my Father, and my friend, Do not forsake me at my end.
Translation of Dies Ire.
ROGER L'ESTRANGE. 1616 - 1704.
Though this may be play to you, 'T is death to us.
Fables from Several Authors. Fable 398.
JOHN TILLOTSON. 1630 – 1694. If God were not a necessary Being of himself, he might almost seem to be made for the use and benefit of men.'
Sermon 93, 1712.
i Si Dieu n'existait pas, il faudroit l'inventer. – Vol. taire, A l'Auteur du livre des trois imposteurs, Epit. cxi.
THOMAS KEN. 1637-1711:
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow,
Morning and Evening Hymn.
MATTHEW HENRY. 1662 – 1714.
To their own second and sober thoughts."
Exposition, Job vi. 29. (London, 1710.) If ill thoughts at any time enter into the mind of a good man, he doth not roll them under his tongue as a sweet morsel. Commentaries. Psalm lxxviii. and Sermon on Uncleanness.
Here is bread, which strengthens man's heart, and therefore called the staff of life.?
Ibid. Psalm civ.
| Among mortals second thoughts are the wisest.
Euripides, Hippolytus, 438. I consider biennial elections as a security that the sober, second thought of the people shall be law.
Fisher Ames, Speech on Biennial Elections, 1788. ? Compare Swift, Tale of a Tub, fost, p. 262.
Corne which is the staffe of life. — Winslow's Good Newes from New England, p. 47. London, 1624.
The stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water. - Isaiah iïi. I.
248 Rumbold.- Pope. - Holt. — Powell.
RICHARD RUMBOLD. —-1685.
I never could believe that Providence had sent a few men into the world, ready booted and spurred to ride, and millions ready saddled and bridled to be ridden. When on the Scaffold (1685). Macaulay, Hist. of England.
DR. WALTER POPE. 1630 – 1714.
May I govern my passion with absolute sway, And grow wiser and better as my strength wears away.
The Old Man's Wish.
SIR JOHN HOLT. 1642 – 1709.
The better day the better deed.1
SIR JOHN POWELL.
Let us consider the reason of the case. For nothing is law that is not reason.?
Coggs vs. Bernard, 2 Ld. Raym. 911. 1 A proverb found in Ray. 2 Compare Coke, Institute, Book i. Fol. 976.
EARL OF ROCHESTER. 1647 – 1680.
Angels listen when she speaks :
She's my delight, all mankind's wonder; But my jealous heart would break,
Should we live one day asunder. Song.
Here lies our sovereign lord the king,
Whose word no man relies on;
Written on the Bedchamber Door of Charles II.
And ever since the conquest have been fools.
Artemisia in the Town to Chloe in the Country.
For pointed satire I would Buckhurst choose, The best good man with the worst-natured muse.
An Allusion to Satire x. Horace. Book i.
A merry monarch, scandalous and poor.
On the K’ing
SIR CHARLES SEDLEY. 1639 - 1701.
When change itself can give no more, 'T is easy to be true.
Reasons for Constancy.