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December. Variety, 830.
Learning. Vice, 831.
Humor. Victory, 832.
Character. Violets, 833.
Childhood. Virtue, 835. Weeds, 867.
Wife. Visions, 839.
Woodbine, 898. Ballads.
Work, 907. Want, see
Water. nter, 877.
December. dom, 878.
Discretion. Education. Folly. Knowledge. Learning Mind.
Truth. hes, 882.
TOPICAL INDEX, WITH CROSS-REFERENCES.
Yvette (River), 924.
The dwarf sees farther than the giant, when he has the giant's shoulders to mount on. COLERIDGE—The Friend. Sect. I. Essay VIII.
(See also BUTLER) Pigmies placed on the shoulders of giants see more than the giants themselves. DIDACTUS STELLA-Lucan. Vol. II. 10. Quoted
by BURTON—Anatomy of Melancholy. Democritus to the Reader.
(See also BUTLER) Could swell the soul to rage, or kindle soft desire.
DRYDEN—Alexander's Feast. L. 160.
* make the abhorrent eye Roll back and close.
SOUTHEY-Curse of Kehama. VIII. 9.
As we advance in life, we learn the limits of our abilities. FROUDE-Short Studies on Great Subjects.
ABILITY He'll find a way. BARRIE—Sentimental Tommy. (Corp's belief
in Tommy and Tommy's in himself.) Men who undertake considerable things, even in a regular way, ought to give us ground to presume ability.
BURKE-Reflections on the Revolution in France.
Same idea in MACAULAY Essay on SIR JAMES
CUS STELLA, HERBERT, SENECA.)
BUTLER—Hudibras. Pt. I. Canto I. L. 163.
Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more, and none can tell whose sphere is the largest. GAIL HAMILTON—Country Living and Coun
try Thinking. Men and Women. 18
A Dwarf on a Giant's shoulder sees farther of the two. HERBERT Jacula Prudentum.
(See also BUTLER) 19
C'est une grande habileté que de savoir cacher son habileté.
To know how to hide one's ability is great skill.
LA ROCHEFOUCAULD-Maximes. 245. 1
Absent in body, but present in spirit.
I Corinthians. V. 3.
14 Where'er I roam, whatever realms to see, My heart untravelled, fondly turns to thee; Still to my brother turns, with ceaseless pain, And drags at each remove a lengthening chain.
GOLDSMITH-Traveller. L. 7.
Achilles absent, was Achilles still.
HOMER—Iliad. Bk. 22. L. 415. POPE's trans.
A Traveller at Sparta, standing long upon one leg, said to a Lacedæmonian, "I do not believe you can do as much." "True," said he, "but every goose can.” PLUTARCH-Laconic Apothegms. Remarkable
Speeches of Some Obscure Men. Illud tamen in primis testandum est, nihil præcepta atqueartes valere nisi adjuvante natura.
One thing, however, I must premise, that without the assistance of natural capacity, rules and precepts are of no efficacy.
QUINTILIAN-Proæmium. I. 4. Die Menschen gehen wie Schiesskugeln weiter, wenn sie abgeglättet sind.
Men, like bullets, go farthest when they are smoothest.
JEAN PAUL RICHTER—Titan. Zykel 26. Parvus pumilio, licet in monte constiterit; colossus magnitudinem suam servabit, etiam si steterit in puteo.
A dwarf is small even if he stands on a mountain; a colossus keeps his height, even if he stands in a well. SENECA-Epistles. 76.
(See also BUTLER) The world is like a board with holes in it, and the square men have got into the round holes.
SYDNEY SMITH, as quoted in Punch.
What shall I do with all the days and hours
That must be counted ere I see thy face? How shall I charm the interval that lowers
Between this time and that sweet time of grace? FRANCES ANNE KEMBLE-Absence.
Cum autem sublatus fuerit ab oculis, etiam cito transit a mente.
But when he (man) shall have been taken from sight, he quickly goes also out of mind. THOMAS & KEMPIS— Imitation of Christ. Bk.
I. Ch. XXIII. 1.
Les méchants sont toujours surpris de trouver de l'habileté dans les bons.
The wicked are always surprised to find ability in the good. VAUVENARGUES—Réflexions. CIII.
Oft in the tranquil hour of night,
When stars illume the sky,
Possunt quia posse videntur.
They are able because they think they are able. VERGIL- Æneid. V. 231.
Wives in their husbands' absences grow subtler, And daughters sometimes run off with the butler.
BYRON—Don Juan. Canto III. St. 22.
For there's nae luck about the house;
Attributed to W. J. MICKLE—There's Nae