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The marigold abroad her leaves doth spread, Because the sun's and her power is the same.



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Slayer of the winter, art thou here again?
O welcome, thou that bring'st the summer

The bitter wind makes not the victory vain,

Nor will we mock thee for thy faint blue sky. WILLIAM MORRIS—March. št. 1.

10 The ides of March are come.

Julius Casar. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 1.

In fierce March weather
White waves break tether,
And whirled together

At either hand,
Like weeds uplifted,
The tree-trunks rifted
In spars are drifted,

Like foam or sand.
SWINBURNE-Four Songs of Four Seasons. St.


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With rushing winds and gloomy skies
The dark and stubborn Winter dies:
Far-o unseen, Spring faintly cries,
Bidding her earliest child arise;


And winking Mary-buds begin
To ope their golden eyes.

Cymbeline. Act II. Sc. 3. Song. L. 25.

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Caltha Palustris The seal and guerdon of wealth untold We clasp in the wild marsh marigold.

ELAINE GOODALE—Nature's Coinage.


Fair is the marigold, for pottage meet.

Gay-Shepherd's Week. Monday. L. 46.

His wife and children, being eleven in number, ten able to walk, and one sucking on her breast, met him by the way as he went towards Smithfield: this sorrowful sight of his own flesh and blood, dear as they were to him, could yet nothing move him, but that he constantly and cheerfully took his death with wonderful patience, in the defence and support of Christ's Gospel. Martyrdom of JOHN ROGERS. See Rich

MOND's Selection from the Writings of the Reformers and Early Protestant Divines of the Church of England.

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Like a pale martyr in his shirt of fire.

ALEX. SMITH-A Life Drama. Sc. 2. L. 225.



The elder of them, being put to nurse,
Was by a beggar-woman stolen away;
And, ignorant of his birth and parentage,
Became a bricklayer when he came to age.

Henry VI. Pt. II. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 150.



The martlet Builds in the weather on the outward wall, Even in the force and road of casualty.

Merchant of Venice. Act II. Sc. 9. L. 28. 7

This guest of summer, The temple-haunting martlet, does approve, By his lov'd mansionry, that the heaven's breath Smells wooingly here; no jutty, frieze, Buttress, nor coign of vantage, but this bird Hath made its pendent bed, and procreant cradle: Where they most breed and haunt, I have ob

serv'd, The air is delicate.

Macbeth. Act I. Sc. 6. L. 3.


Sir, he made a chimney in my father's house, and the bricks are alive at this day to testify it.

Henry VI. Pt. II. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 156.

19 The crowded line of masons with trowels in their

right hands, rapidly laying the long side

wall, The flexible rise and fall of backs, the continual

click of the trowels striking the bricks, The bricks, one after another, each laid so work

manlike in its place, and set with a knock of the trowel-handle. WALT WHITMAN–Song of the Broad-Axe. Pt.

III. St. 4.

MARTYRDOM & For a tear is an intellectual thing; And a sigh is the sword of an angel-king; And the bitter groan of a martyr's woe Is an arrow from the Almighty's bow.




The noble army of martyrs.

Book of Common Prayer. Te Deum Laudamus.


MATRIMONY He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.

Bacon-Essays. Of Marriage and Single Life. No jealousy their dawn of love o'ercast,

Nor blasted were their wedded days with strife; Each season looked delightful as it past,

To the fond husband and the faithful wife. JAMES BEATTIEThe Minstrel. Bk. I. St. 14.


Strangulatus pro republica.

Tortured for the Republic.
JAMES A. GARFIELD-Last Words. Written

as he was dying, July 17, 1882. 11 Who falls for love of God, shall rise a star. BEN JONSON-Underwoods. An Epistle to a




He strove among God's suffering poor

One gleam of brotherhood to send; The dungeon oped its hungry door

To have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness, and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part. Book of Common Prayer. Solemnization of


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Marriages would in general be as happy, if not more so, if they were all made by the Lord Chancellor.

SAMUEL JOHNSON-Boswell's Life. (1776


I have met with women whom I really think would like to be married to a Poem, and to be given away by a Novel.

KEATSLetters to Fanny Brawne. Letter II.



You are of the society of the wits and railers;

the surest sign is, you are an enemy to marriage, the common butt of every railer. GARRICKThe Country Girl. Act II. 1. Play taken from WYCHERLY's Country Wife.

(See also WYCHERLY)
The husband's sullen, dogged, shy,
The wife grows flippant in reply;.
He loves command and due restriction,
And she as well likes contradiction.
She never slavishly submits;
She'll have her way, or have her fits.
He his way tugs, she t'other draws;
The man grows jealous and with cause.

Gay-Cupid, Hymen, and Plutus.
It is not good that the man should be alone.
Genesis. II. 18.

Ay, marriage is the life-long miracle,
The self-begetting wonder, daily fresh.
CHARLES KINGSLEY-Saint's Tragedy. Act II.

Sc. 9.
You should indeed have longer tarried
By the roadside before you married.




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As unto the bow the cord is,
So unto the man is woman;
Though she bends him she obeys him,
Though she draws him, yet she follows,
Useless each without the other!

LONGFELLOW-Hiawatha. Pt. X. L. 1.


Denn ein wackerer Mann verdient ein begütertes Mädchen.

For a brave man deserves a well-endowed



GOETHE-Hermann und Dorothea. III. 19.

Sure the shovel and tongs
To each other belongs.

SAMUEL LOVER—Widow Machree.



So, with decorum all things carry'd;
Miss frown'd, and blush'd, and then was—mar-

ried. GOLDSMITHThe Double Transformation. St.


Take heede, Camilla, that seeking al the Woode for a streight sticke, you chuse not at the last a crooked staffe.



It happens as one sees in cages: the biri s which are outside despair of ever getting in, and those within are equally desirous of getting out. MONTAIGNEEssays. Bk. III. Ch. V.

(See also DAVIES)



Marriage is destinie, made in heaven.
LYLY's Mother Bombie. Same in CLARKE-
Paræmologi?. P. 230. (Ed. 1639)

(See also BURTON, TENNYSON) Cling closer, closer, life to life,

Cling closer, heart to heart;
The time will come, my own wed Wife,


and I must part! Let nothing break our band but Death,

For in the world above
'Tis the breaker Death that soldereth

Our ring of Wedded Love.
GERALD MASSEY-Ona Wedding Day. St. 11.

And, to all married men, be this a caution,
Which they should duly tender as their life,
Neither to doat too much, nor doubt a wife.

MASSINGER-Picture. Act V. Sc. 3.

There's a bliss beyond all that the minstrel has

told, When two, that are link'd in one heavenly tie. With heart never changing, and brow never cold,

Love on thro' all ills, and love on till they die. MOORE-Lalla Rookh. Light of the Harem.

St. 42.



Drink, my jolly lads, drink with discerning,
Wedlock's a lane where there is no turning;
Never was owl more blind than a lover,
Drink and be merry, lads, half seas over.

D. M. MULOCK-Magnus and Morna. Sc. 3.


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Before I trust my Fate to thee,

Or place my hand in thine, Before I let thy Future give

Color and form to mine, Before I peril all for thee, Question thy soul to-night for me. ADELAIDE ANN PROCTER-A Woman's Ques



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Par un prompt désespoir souvent on se marie. Qu'on s'en repent après tout le temps de sa vie.

Men often marry in hasty recklessness and repent afterward all their lives. MOLIÈRE-Les Femmes Savantes. V. 5.

(See also CONGREVE) Women when they marry buy a cat in the bag.

MONTAIGNE-Ěssays. Bk. III. Ch. V.

Il en advient ce qui se veoid aux cages; les oyseaux qui en sont dehors, desesperent d'y entrer; et d'un pareil soing en sortir, ceulx qui sont au dedans.

Advice to persons about to marry-Don't. "Punch's Almanack.(1845) Attributed to




Le mariage est comme une forteresse assiégée; ceux qui sont dehors veulent y entrer et ceux qui sont dedans en sortir.

Marriage is like a beleaguered fortress; those

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