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Vixere fortes ante Agamemnona
Multi; sed omnes illacrimabiles

Urguentur ignotique longa

Nocte, carent quia vate sacro. Many brave men lived before Agamemnon; but, all unwept and unknown, are lost in the distant night, since they are without a divine poet (to chronicle their deeds). HORACE-Odes. Bk. IV, IX. 25.

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True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world.

LA ROCHEFOUCAULD. Maxims. 216.

What's brave, what's noble, Let's do it after the high Roman fashion, And make death proud to take us. Antony and Cleopatra. Act IV. Sc. 15.

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Fortes et strenuos etiam contra fortunam insistere, timidos et ignoros ad desperationem formidine properare,

The brave and bold persist even against fortune; the timid and cowardly rush to despair through fear alone. TACITUS—Annales. II. 46.

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There's a brave fellow! There's a man of pluck!
A man who's not afraid to say his say,
Though a whole town's against him.
LONGFELLOW-Christus. Pt. III. John En-

dicott. Act II. Sc. 2.

Fortes fortuna adjuvat.

Fortune favors the brave. TERENCE-Phormio. I. 4. 26. Quoted as a proverb.

(See also OVID) 17 Bravery never goes out of fashion.

THACKERAY-Four Georges. George Second.

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How well Horatius kept the bridge
In the brave days of old.
MACAULAY-Lays of Ancient Rome. Horatius.

70. 5 Rebus in angustis facile est contemnere vitam; Fortiter ille facit qui miser esse potest.

In adversity it is easy to despise life; he is truly brave who can endure a wretched life. MARTIAL-Epigrams. XI. 56. 15.

6 'Tis more brave To live, than to die. OWEN MEREDITH (Lord Lytton)-Lucile. Pt.

II. Canto VI. St. 11. 7 Audentem Forsque Venusque juvant.

Fortune and love favour the brave.

OVID-Ars Amatoria. Bk. I. 608. (See also DRYDEN, SCHILLER, TERENCE, VERGIL) Omne solum forti patria est.

The brave find a home in every land.
OVID—Fasti. I. 493.

Audentes fortuna juvat.

Fortune favours the daring.
VERGIL-Æneid. X. 284 and 458. Same

phrase or idea found in CICERODe Finibus.
III. 4. and Tusc. II. 4. CLAUDIANUS-Ad
Probin. XLIII. 9. ENNIUS—Annales. V.
262. Live-Bk. IV. 37; Bk. VII. 29; Bk.
XXXIV. 37. MENANDER-In STOBÆUS
Flor. VII. P. 206. Ed. 1709. OVID-Meta-
morphoses. X. 11. 27. PLINY THE YOUNGER
-Epistles. VI. 16. TACITUS—Annales. IV.
17.

(See also OVID)

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Audentes deus ipse juvat.

God himself favors the brave.
OVID—Metamorphoses. X. 586.

10 Who combats bravely is not therefore brave: He dreads a death-bed like the meanest slave.

POPE-Moral Essays. Epistle I. L. 115.

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Dem Muthigen hilft Gott.

God helps the brave.
SCHILLER—Wilhelm Tell. I. 2. 132.

(See also OVID)
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Come one, come all! this rock shall fly
From its firm base as soon as I.

SCOTT Lady of the Lake Canto V. St. 10.

'Tis pleasant purchasing our fellow-creatures;

And all are to be sold, if you consider Their passions, and are dext’rous; some by fea

tures Are brought up, others by a warlike leader; Some by a place --as tend their years or natures; The most by ready cash—but all have prices, From crowns to kicks, according to their vices. BYRONDon Juan. Canto V. St. 27.

(See also WALPOLE) Flowery oratory he (Walpole] despised. He ascribed to the interested views of themselves or their relatives the declarations of pretended patriots, of whom he said, “All those men have their price.” Coxe-Memoirs of Walpole. Vol. IV. P. 369.

(See also BYRON, WALPOLE)

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He did look far
Into the service of the time, and was
Discipled of the bravest; he lasted long;
But on us both did haggish age steal on
And wore us out of act.

All's Well That Ends Well. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 26.

A hoarseness caused by swallowing gold and silver. DEMOSTHENES, bribed not to speak against

HARPALUS, he pretended to have lost his voice. PLUTARCH quotes the accusation as above. Also elsewhere refers to it as the "silver quinsey."

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Solid men of Boston, banish long potations! Solid men of Boston, make no long orations! CHARLES MORRISPitt and Dundas's Return

to London from Wimbledon. American Song. From Lyra Urbanica.

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Solid men of Boston, make no long orations; Solid men of Boston, drink no long potations; Solid men of Boston, go to bed at sundown; Never lose your way like the loggerheads of

London. Billy Pitt and the Farmer. Printed in “Asylum

for Fugitive Pieces" (1786), without author's

name.

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Massachusetts has been the wheel within New England, and Boston the wheel within Massachusetts. Boston therefore is often called the "hub of the world," since it has been the source and fountain of the ideas that have reared and made America. REV. F. B. ZINCKLE—Last Winter in the United States. (1868)

(See also HOLMES)

How sleep the brave, who sink to
By all their country's wishes ble
COLLINS-Ode written in 17
Authorship disputed. Four

Alfred the Great, altere4.
Masque, presented Aug.

THOMPSON and MALLE!
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Brave men are brave fr
CORNEILLE—Le Cid.

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The brave that are no

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Nor, overpower'd"
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Force is of brutes.
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Hoch klingt das Lied vom braven Mann,
Wie Orgelton und Glockenklang;
Wer hohes Muths sich rühmen kann
Den lohnt nicht Gold, den lohnt Gesang.
Song of the brave, how thrills thy tone

As when the Organ's music rolls;
No gold rewards, but song alone,

The deeds of great and noble souls. BÜRGER-Lied von Braven Mann.

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Brave men were living before Agamemnon. BYRONDon Juan. Canto I. St. 5. (See also HORACE)

The truly brave, When they behold the brave oppressed w

odds, Are touched with a desire to shield and save:

A mixture of wild beasts and demi-gods Are they—now furious as the sweeping wa

Now moved with pity; even as sometim The rugged tree unto the summer wind, Compassion breathes along the savage 1

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olish man, you don't even know your Ish business. STERFIELD to John Anstis, the Garter ning of Arms. Attributed to him in JESSE'S Memories of the Courts of the Stuarts Nassau and Hanover.

(See also MAULE, WESTBURY) 16 This business will never hold water. COLLEY CIBBER—She Wou'd and She Wou'd

Not. Act IV. 17

They (corporations) cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicated, for they have no souls. COKE-Reports. Vol. V. The Case of Sutton's

Hospital. CAMPBELL-Lives of the Lords
Chancellors.

(See also HAZLITT, HONE, THURLOW)
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A business with an income at its heels.

COWPERRetirement. L. 614.

19 Swear, fool, or starve; for the dilemma's even; A tradesman thou! and hope to go to heaven?

DRYDEN-Persius. Sat. V. L. 204.

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A noise like of a hidden brook

In the leafy month of June,
That to the sleeping woods all night

Singeth a quiet tune.
COLERIDGE-The Ancient Mariner. Pt. V.

St. 18.

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No mortal thing can bear so high a price,
But that with mortal thing it may be bought.
SIR WALTER RALEIGH, Love the Only Price
of Love.

'Tis gold Which buys admittance; oft it doth; yea, and

makes Diana's rangers false themselves, yield up Their deer to the stand o' the stealer: and 'tis

gold Which makes the true man kill'd and saves the

thief; Nay, sometimes hangs both thief and true man. Cymbeline. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 72.

There is gold for you.
Sell me your good report.
Cymbeline. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 87.

What, shall one of us, That struck the foremost man of all this world But for supporting robbers, shall we now Contaminate our fingers with base bribes?

Julius Cæsar. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 22.

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From Helicon's harmonious springs
A thousand rills their mazy progress take.

GRAY-The Progress of Poesy. I. 1. L. 3.

18 Sweet are the little brooks that run O'er pebbles glancing in the sun,

Singing in soothing tones. HOOD-Town and Country. St. 9. Thou hastenest down between the hills to mee i

me at the road, The secret scarcely lisping of thy beautiful abode Among the pines and mosses of yonder shadowy

height, Where thou dost sparkle into song, and fill the

woods with light. LUCY LARCOM-Friend Brook. St. 1.

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Gently running made sweet music with the When we speak of the commerce with our enameled stones and seemed to give a gentle colonies, fiction lags after truth, invention is unkiss to every sedge he overtook in his watery fruitful, and imagination cold and barren. pilgrimage.

BURKE-Speech on the Conciliation of America. Seven Champions. Pt. III. Ch. XII.

In matters of commerce the fault of the Dutch He makes sweet music with the enameled stones,

Is offering too little and asking too much.

The French are with equal advantage contentGiving a gentle kiss to every sedge, He overtaketh in his pilgrimage.

So we clap on Dutch bottoms just 20 per cent. Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act II. Sc. 7.

GEORGE CANNING's dispatch to SIR CHARLES

Bagot, Jan. 31, 1826. See Notes and Queries,

Oct. 4, 1902. P. 270. Claimed for MAR· I chatter, chatter, as I flow

VELL in London Morning Post, May 25, To join the brimming river,

1904. For men may come and men may go,

In making of treaties the fault of the Dutch, But I go on forever.

Is giving too little and asking too much. TENNYSON—The Brook.

Given as a verbatim copy of the dispatch. Brook! whose society the poet seeks, Intent his wasted spirits to renew;

Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee. And whom the curious painter doth pursue

Light gains make heavy purses. 'Tis good to be Through rocky passes, among flowery creeks,

merry and wise.

GEORGE CHAPMAN–Eastward Ho. Act I. And tracks thee dancing down thy water-breaks.

Sc. 1. WORDSWORTHBrook! Whose Society the Poet

(Written by CHAPMAN, JONSON and

MARSTON.)
Seeks.
BUILDING (See ARCHITECTURE, CARPENTRY,

Despatch is the soul of business.
MASONS)

CHESTERFIELD-Letters. Feb. 5, 1750.

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BURDENS (See CARE)

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BUSINESS
Nation of shopkeepers.
Attributed to SAMUEL ADAMSOration, said

to have been delivered at Philadelphia State
House, Aug. 1, 1776. Printed in Phil., re-
printed for E. JOHNSON, 4 Ludgate Hill,
London. (1776) According to w. V.
WELLS-Life of Adams: “No such Ameri-
can edition has ever been seen, but at least
four copies are known of the London issue.
A German translation of this oration was
printed in 1778, perhaps at Berne; the place
of publication is not given."
(See also NAPOLEON under ENGLAND)

You foolish man, you don't even know your
own foolish business.
CHESTERFIELD to John Anstis, the Garter

King of Arms. Attributed to him in JESSE'S
Memories of the Courts of the Stuarts
Nassau and Hanover.

(See also MAULE, WESTBURY)
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This business will never hold water.
COLLEY CIBBER—She Wou'd and She Wou'd

Not. Act IV. 17

They (corporations) cannot commit treason,
nor be outlawed, nor excommunicated, for they
have no souls.
COKE— Reports. Vol. V. The Case of Sutton's

Hospital. CAMPBELL-Lives of the Lords
Chancellors.

(See also HAZLITT, HONE, THURLOW)
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A business with an income at its heels.

COWPER-Retirement. L. 614.

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Swear, fool, or starve; for the dilemma's even;
A tradesman thou! and hope to go to heaven?

DRYDEN-Persius. Sat. V. L. 204.

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