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O dearer far than light and life are dear. WORDSWORTH—Poems Founded on the Affections. No. XIX. To
VII. 114. (Knight's ed.) 2 While all the future, for thy purer soul, With “sober certainties” of love is blest. WORDSWORTH-Poems Founded on the Affections. VII. 115. (Knight's ed.)
(See also MILTON)
Felix ille tamen corvo quoque rarior albo.
A lucky man is rarer than a white crow.
13 Happy art thou, as if every day thou hadst
picked up a horseshoe. LONGFELLOW_Evangeline. Pt. I. St. 2.
Farewell, Love, and all thy laws for ever.
Renouncing of Love.
LOVE LIES BLEEDING
Roses lean with smiling mouths or pleading: Earth lies laughing where the sun's dart clove
her: Love lies bleeding. SWINBURNE—Love Lies Bleeding.
"Then here goes another," says he, "to make
sure, For there's luck in odd numbers," says Rory
(See also MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR) Good luck befriend thee, Son; for at thy birth The fairy ladies danced upon the hearth.
MILTON—At a Vacation Exercise in the College.
16 By the luckiest stars. All's Well That Ends Well. Act I, Sc. 3. L.
252. 17 When mine hours were nice and lucky. Antony and Cleopatra. Act III. Sc. 13. L.
This flower that first appeared as summer's guest
And good luck go with thee.
Henry V. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 11.
LOYALTY (See FIDELITY,PATRIOTISM, ROYALTY)
As good luck would have it.
Thev say there is divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, chance, or death. Merry Wives of Windsor. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 2.
(See also LOVER) And wheresoe'er thou move, good luck Shall fling her old shoe after. TENNYSON–Will Waterproof's Lyrical Monologue. St. 27.
(See also HEYWOOD)
Good luck knocks at his door;
Need never hunger more.
Good luck beside his fire,
And conquers its desire.
7 As ill-luck would have it. CERVANTES—Don Quixote. Pt. I. Bk. I. Ch.
As they who make Good luck a god count all unlucky men.
GEORGE ELIOT—The Spanish Gypsy. Bk. I.
ADDISON-Cato. Act I. Sc. 4.
To treat a poor wretch with a bottle of Burgundy, and fill his snuff-box, is like giving a pair of laced ruffles to a man that has never a shirt on his back. Tom BROWN-Laconics.
(See also SORBIENNE)
A farmer travelling with his load
JAMES T. FIELDS—The Lucky Horseshoe.
Now for good lucke, cast an old shooe after mee. HEYWOOD-Proverbs. Pt. I. Ch. IX.
(See also TENNYSON)
Blest hour! It was a luxury-to be! COLERIDGE-Reflections on having left a Place
of Retirement. L. 43.
Some people are so fond of ill-luck that they run half-way to meet it. DOUGLAS JERROLD-Jerrold's Wit. Meeting
O Luxury! thou curst by Heaven's decree.
GOLDSMITH-Deserted Village. L. 385.
Such dainties to them, their health it might
hurt: It's like sending them ruffles, when wanting a
shirt. GOLDSMITH-Haunch of Venison.
(See alsɔ SORBIENNE) Then there is that glorious Epicurean paradox, uttered by my friend, the Historian in one of his flashing moments: “Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries.''
HOLMES—Autocrat of the Breakfast Table. VI. Fell luxury! more perilous to youth Than storms or quicksands, poverty or chains.
You lieunder a mistake
(See also BYRON) Ita enim finitima sunt falsa veris ut in præcipitem locum non debeat se sapiens committere.
So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not to trust himself on the narrow edge. CICERO Academici. IV. 21.
Mendaci homini ne verum quidem dicenti credere solemus.
A liar is not believed even though he tell the truth. CICERO-De Divinatione, II. 71. Same idea
in PHÆDRUS–Fables. I. 10. 1.
Like sending them ruffles, when wanting a shirt. SORBIENNE.
(See also BROWN, GOLDSMITH)
Un menteur est toujours prodigue de serments.
A liar is always lavish of oaths.
Hercle audivi esse optimum mendacium.
An evil soul producing holy witness Quicquid dei dicunt, id rectum est dicere. Is like a villain with a smiling cheek; By Hercules!
have often heard that your A goodly apple rotten at the heart: piping-hot lie is the best of lies: what the gods 0, what a goodly outside falsehood hath! dictate, that is right.
Merchant of Venice. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 100. PLAUTUS—Mostellaria. III. 1. 134.
Had I a heart for falsehood framed. Playing the Cretan with the Cretans (i.e. lying I ne'er could injure you. to liars).
R. B. SHERIDAN–The Duenna, Act I, Sc. 5. PLUTARCH, quoting Greek prov. used by Paulus Æmilius.
This shows that liars ought to have good
memories. Some lie beneath the churchyard stone,
ALGERNON SIDNEY-Discourses on Government. And some before the Speaker.
Ch. II. Sec. XV. PRAEDSchool and School Fellows.
(See also CORNEILLE) I said in my haste. All men are liars.
A lie never lives to be old. Psalms. CXVI. 11.
SOPHOCLES—Acrisius. Frag. 59.
The riches of Heaven's pavement, trodden gold,
Than aught divine or holy else enjoyed
In vision beatific. Fragrant o'er all the western groves
MILTON-Paradise Lost. Bk. I. L. 678. The tall magnolia towers unshaded. MARIA BROOKS—Written on Seeing Phara- Who sees pale Mammon pine amidst his store, mond.
Sees but a backward steward for the poor.
POPE-Moral Essays. Ep. III. L. 171. Majestic flower! How purely beautiful
Thou art, as rising from thy bower of green, What treasures here do Mammon's sons behold! Those dark and glossy leaves so thick and full, Yet know that all that which glitters is not gold.
Thou standest like a high-born forest queen QUARLES-Emblems. Bk. II. Emblem V. Among thy maidens clustering round so fair,- (See also QUOTATIONS under APPEARANCES)
I love to watch thy sculptured form unfolding, And look into thy depths, to image there
MAN A fairy cavern, and while thus beholding,
The man forget not, though in rags he lies, And while thy breeze floats o'er thee, matchless
And know the mortal through a crown's disguise. flower, I breathe the perfume, delicate and strong,
AKENSIDE-Epistle to Curio.
15 That comes like incense from thy petal-bower; My fancy roams those southern woods along,
Man only, -rash, refined, presumptuous ManBeneath that glorious tree, where deep among
Starts from his rank, and mars Creation's plan!
Born the free heir of nature's wide domain, The unsunned leaves thy large white flower
To art's strict limits bounds his narrow'd reign; cups hung!
Resigns his native rights for meaner things, C. P. CRANCH-Poem to the Magnolia Grandi
For Faith and Fetters, Laws and Priests and flora.
Kings. MAMMON (See also MONEY, WEALTH)
Poetry of the Anti-Jacobin. The Progress of
Man. L. 55.
16 I rose up at the dawn of day,—
Non è un si bello in tante altre persone, "Get thee away! get thee away!
Natura il fece, e poi roppa la stampa.
There never was such beauty in another man. WILLIAM BLAKE-Mammon.
Nature made him, and then broke the mould.
ARIOSTO-Orlando Furioso. Canto X. St. 84. Maidens, like moths, are ever caught by glare,
L'on peut dire sars hyperbole, que la nature, And Mammon wins his way where seraphs might
que la après l'avoir fait en cassa la moule.
ANGELO CONSTANTINI -La Vie de Scaradespair.
mouche. BYRON—Childe Harold. Canto I. St. 9.
L. 107. (Ed. 1690)
Protracted with sorrow from day to day, Cursed when for soft, indulgent leisures,
Naked and featherless, feeble and querulous, He lays for us the pillows straight.
Sickly, calamitous creatures of clay. GOETHE-Faust.
ARISTOPHANES — Birds. Trans. by JOHN 10
HOOKHAM FRERE. We cannot serve God and Mammon.
18 Matthew. VI. 24.
Let each man think himself an act of God.
His mind a thought, his life a breath of God. Mammon led them on
BAILEY-Festus. Proem. L. 162. Mammon, the least erected Spirit that fell From Heaven: for even in Heaven his looks and Man is the nobler growth our realms supply thoughts
And souls are ripened in our northern sky. Were always downward bent, admiring more ANNA LETITIA BARBAULD-The Invitation.
Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes and pompous in the grave.
SIR THOMAS BROWNE-Urn Burial. Ch. V.
4 A man's a man for a' that!
BURNS— For A' That and A' That.
A marquis, duke, and a' that;
Guid faith, he maunna fa' that.
BURNS-For A' That and A' That. (See also GOWER, WYCHERLY; also Watts under
The stamp of kings imparts no more
(See also BURNS) No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness than disbelief in great men. CARLYLE—Heroes and Hero Worship. Lec
ture 1. 17
Charms and a man I sing, to wit-a most superior person,
Myself, who bear the fitting name of George Nathaniel Curzon. Charma Virumque Cano. Pub. in Poetry of the Crabbet Club, 1892. P. 36.
(See also VERGIL under WAR) La vraie science et le vrai étude de l'homme c'est l'homme.
The proper Science and Subject for Man's Contemplation is Man himself. CHARRON-Of Wisdom. Bk. I. Ch. I. STANHOPE's trans.
(See also POPE) Men the most infamous are fond of fame: And those who fear not guilt, yet start at shame.
CHURCHILL—The Author. L. 233.
The rank is but the guinea's stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that. BURNS-For A' That and A' That.
(See also CAREW) Man,—whose heaven-erected face
The smiles of love adorn, -
Makes countless thousands mourn!
Where the virgins are soft as the roses they twine,
BYRON—Childe Harold. Canto IV, St. 109.
The first man is of the earth, earthy.
I Corinthians. XV. 47.
An honest man, close-buttoned to the chin, Broadcloth without, and a warm heart within.
COWPER—Epistle to Joseph Hill.
The precious porcelain of human clay. BYRON—Don Juan Canto IV. St. 11.
(See also DRYDEN)
Lord of himself;—that heritage of woe!
BYRON—Lara. Canto I. St. 2.
12 But we, who name ourselves its sovereigns, we, Half dust, half deity, alike unfit To sink or soar.
BYRON—Manfred. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 39.
But strive still to be a man before your mother. COWPER—Motto of No. III. Connoisseur.
(See also BEAUMONT) 25 So man, the moth, is not afraid, it seems, To span Omnipotence, and measure might That knows no measure, by the scanty rule And standard of his own, that is to-day, And is not ere to-morrow's sun go down.
COWPER—The Task. Bk. VI. L. 211. A sacred spark created by his breath,
The immortal mind of man his image bears; A spirit living 'midst the forms of death,
Oppressed, but not subdued, by mortal cares. SIR H. Davy-Written After Recovery from a
Dangerous Illness. His tribe were God Almighty's gentlemen. DRYDEN-Absalom and Achitophel. Pt. I. L.
Sighing that Nature formed but one such man, And broke the die-in moulding Sheridan. BYRON—Monody on the Death of the Rt. Hon. R. B. Sheridan. L. 117.
(See also ARIOSTO)