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O dearer far than light and life are dear.

Felix ille tamen corvo quoque rarior albo. WORDSWORTH-Poems Founded on the Affec- A lucky man is rarer than a white crow. tions. No. XIX. To

VII. 114. JUVENAL-Satires. VII. 202. (Knight's ed.)

Happy art thou, as if every day thou hadst While all the future, for thy purer soul,

picked up a horseshoe. With “sober certainties” of love is blest.

LONGFELLOW-Evangeline. Pt. I. St. 2. WORDSWORTH-Poems Founded on the Affections. VII. 115. (Knight's ed.)

“Then here goes another,” says he, "to make (See also MILTON)


For there's luck in odd numbers," says Rory Farewell, Love, and all thy laws for ever.

SIR THOMAS WYATT—Songs and Sonnets. A SAMUEL LOVER,Rory O'More.
Renouncing of Love.


Good luck befriend thee, Son; for at thy birth

The fairy ladies danced upon the hearth.
Amarantus Caudatus

MILTON-Ata Vacation Exercise in the College.
Love lies bleeding in the bed whereover
Roses lean with smiling mouths or pleading:

By the luckiest stars. Earth lies laughing where the sun's dart clove

All's Well That Ends Well. Act I, Sc. 3. L. her:

252. Love lies bleeding. SWINBURNE—Love Lies Bleeding.

When mine hours were nice and lucky.

Antony and Cleopatra. Act III. Sc. 13. L. This flower that first appeared as summer's guest

179. Preserves her beauty 'mid autumnal leaves And to her mournful habits fondly cleaves. And good luck go with thee. WORDSWORTH-Love Lies Bleeding. (Com- Henry V. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 11. panion Poem.)

As good luck would have it.
LOYALTY (See FIDELITY,PATRIOTISM, ROYALTY) Merry Wives of Windsor. Act III. Sc. 5. L.

Good luck lies in odd numbers

They O, once in each man's life, at least,

say there is divinity in odd numbers, either in Good luck knocks at his door;

nativity, chance, or death. And wit to seize the flitting guest

Merry Wives of Windsor. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 2. Need never hunger more.

(See also LOVER) But while the loitering idler waits Good luck beside his fire,

And wheresoe'er thou move, good luck The bold heart storms at fortune's gates,

Shall fling her old shoe after. And conquers its desire.

TENNYSON-Will Waterproof's Lyrical MonoLEWIS J. BATES-Good Luck.

logue. St. 27. 7

(See also HEYWOOD)
As ill-luck would have it.
CERVANTES-Don Quixote. Pt. I. Bk. I. Ch.

As they who make

Blesses his stars, and thinks it luxury.
Good luck a god count all unlucky men.

ADDISON–Cato. Act I, Sc. 4. GEORGE ELIOT-The Spanish Gypsy. Bk. I.

To treat a poor wretch with a bottle of BurA farmer travelling with his load

gundy, and fill his snuff-box, is like giving a pair Picked up a horseshoe on the road,

of laced ruffles to a man that has never a shirt And nailed it fast to his barn door,

on his back. That luck might down upon him pour;

Tom BROWN-Laconics. That every blessing known in life

(See also SORBIENNE) Might crown his homestead and his wife,

24 And never any kind of harm

Sofas 'twas half a sin to sit upon, Descend upon his growing farm.

So costly were they; carpets, every stitch JAMES T. FIELDSThe Lucky Horseshoe. Of workmanship so rare, they make you wish

You could glide o'er them like a golden fish. Now for good lucke, cast an old shooe after mee. BYRONDon Juan. Canto V. St. 65. HEYWOOD-Proverbs. Pt. I. Ch. IX. (See also TENNYSON)

Blest hour! It was a luxury-to be!

COLERIDGE-Reflections on having left a Place Some people are so fond of ill-luck that they of Retirement. L. 43. run half-way to meet it. DOUGLAS JERROLDJerrold's Wit. Meeting O Luxury! thou curst by Heaven's decree. Trouble Half-Way.

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 also SORBIENNE) 2

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.

Resolved to die in the last dyke of prevarication. BURKEImpeachment of Warren Hastings.

(May 7, 1789.) Quoth Hudibras, I smell a rat; Ralpho, thou dost prevaricate.

BUTLER-Hudibras. Pt. I. Canto I. L. 821.

17 You lie—under a mistake For this is the most civil sort of lie That can be given to a man's face, I now Say what I think. CALDERON-El Magico Prodigioso. Sc. 1. Trans. by SHELLEY.

(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.


Fell luxury! more perilous to youth
Than storms or quicksands, poverty or chains.

HANNAH MORE-Belshazzar.




Luxury and dissipation, soft and gentle as their approaches are, and silently as they throw their silken chains about the heart, enslave it more than the most active and turbulent vices. HANNAH MORE—Essays. Dissipation.

On his weary couch Fat Luxury, sick of the night's debauch, Lay groaning, fretful at the obtrusive beam That through his lattice peeped derisively. POLLOKCourse of Time. Bk. VII. L. 69.

Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth, which hath honey in her mouth, gall in her heart, and a sting in her tail. QUARLESEmblems. Bk. I. Hugo.

Rings put upon his fingers, A most delicious banquet by his bed, And brave attendants near him when he wakes, Would not the beggar then forget himself?

Taming of the Shrew. Induction. Sc. 1. L. 38.

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.




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Like sending them ruffles, when wanting a shirt. SORBIENNE.




Falsely luxurious, will not man awake?

THOMSONThe Seasons. Summer. L. 67.

Un menteur est toujours prodigue de serments.

A liar is always lavish of oaths.
CORNEILLE—Le Menteur. III. 5.


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Il faut bonne mémoire après qu'on a menti.

A good memory is needed once we have lied. CORNEILLE—Le Menteur. IV. 5.

(See also MONTAIGNE, QUINTILIAN, SIDNEY) Some truth there was, but dash'd and brew'd

with lies, To please the fools, and puzzle all the wise.

DRYDEN--Absalom and Achitophel.

Wenn ich irre kann es jeder bemerken; wenn ich lüge, nicht.

When I err every one can see it, but not when I lie. GOETHE-Sprüche in Prosa. III.

As ten millions of circles can never make a square, so the united voice of myriads cannot lend the smallest foundation to falsehood. GOLDSMITH-Vicar of Wakefield. Vol. II. Ch.

VIII. 27 Half the world knows not how the other half lies.

HERBERT-Jacula Prudentum.

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16 Show me a liar, and I will show thee a thief. Mendacem memorem esse oportet. HERBERT Jacula Prudentum.

It is fitting that a liar should be a man of

good memory Dare to be true: nothing can need a lie;

QUINTILIAN. IV. 2. 91. A fault which needs it most, grows two thereby.

(See also CORNEILLE) HERBERT—Church Porch. (See also WATTS)

Ce mensonge immortel.

That immortal lie. Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle Rev. PÈRE DE RAVIGNAN. Found in Poujouwhich fits them all.

LAT's Sa Vie, ses Eures. HOLMES—Autocrat of the Breakfast Table. VI. 4

He will lie, sir, with such volubility, that you Who dares think one thing, and another tell, would think truth were a fool. My heart detests him as the gates of hell.

All's Well That Ends Well. Act IV. Sc. 3. HOMERIliad. Bk. IX. L. 412. POPE's L. 283. trans.

To lapse in fulness 5 Urge him with truth to frame his fair replies;

Is sorer than to lie for need, and falsehood And sure he will; for wisdom never lies.

Is worse in kings than beggars. HOMER-Odyssey. Bk. III. L. 25. POPE's

Cymbeline. Act III. Sc. 6. L. 12. trans.

Your bait of falsehood takes this carp of truth. For my part getting up seems not so easy

Hamlet. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 63.
By half as lying.
HOOD-Morning Meditations.

'Tis as easy as lying.

Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 372.
Splendide mendax.
Splendidly mendacious.
HORACE_Carmina. III. 11. 35.

These lies are like the father that begets them;

gross as a mountain, open, palpable. Round numbers are always false.

Henry IV. Pt. I. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 249. SAMUEL JOHNSONJohnsoniana. A pothegms,

Sentiment, etc. From HAWKINS' Collective Lord, Lord, how this world is given to lying! Edition.

I grant you I was down and out of breath; and

so was he: but we rose both at an instant and Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus.

fought a long hour by Shrewsbury clock. False in one thing, false in everything.

Henry IV. Pt. I. Act V. Sc. 4. L. 149. Law Maxim.

For my part, if a lie may do thee grace, 10 For no falsehood can endure

I'll gild it with the happiest terms I have. Touch of celestial temper.

Henry IV. Pt. I. Act V. Sc. 4. L. 161. MILTONParadise Lost. Bk. IV. L. 811. 11

Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to the Qui ne sent point assez ferme de memoire, ne

vice of lying! se doit pas mêler d'être menteur.

Henry IV. Pt. II. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 325. Who is not sure of his memory should not attempt lying.

Whose tongue soe'er speaks false, MONTAIGNE — Of Liars. Bk. I. Ch. IX.

Not truly speaks; who speaks not truly, lies. (See also CORNEILLE)

King John. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 91. 12 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! I have often heard that your A goodly apple rotten at the heart: piping-hot lie is the best of lies: what the gods o, 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. SHERIDANThe Duenna. Act I, Sc. 5. PLUTARCH, quoting Greek prov. used by Pau- 29 lus 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. PRAED-School and School Fellows.

(See also CORNEILLE)

30 I said in my haste, All men are liars.

A lie never lives to be old. Psalms. CXVI. 11.

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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

MILTONParadise Lost. Bk. I. L. 678. The tall magnolia towers unshaded. MARIA BROOKS—Written on Seeing Phara- Who sees pale Mammon pine amidst bis 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 ř. 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

A fairy cavern, and while thus beholding,
And while thy breeze floats o'er thee, matchless

The man forget not, though in rags he lies,

And know the mortal through a crown's disguise. flower,

AKENSIDE-Epistle to Curio.
I breathe the perfume, delicate and strong,
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. CRANCHPoem 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. 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.
Pray'st thou for riches? Away, away!
This is the throne of Mammon grey."

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.

moniche. L. 107. (Ed. 1690) BYRONChilde Harold. Canto I. St. 9.

(See also BYRON, MONTGOMERY) Cursed Mammon be, when he with treasures Ye children of man! whose life is a span To restless action spurs our fate!

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

We cannot serve God and Mammon.
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.











The stamp of kings imparts no more
Worth, than the metal held before.
THOMAS CAREW_To T. II. A Lady Resem-
bling My Mistress.

(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.

Thou wilt scarce be a man before thy mother. BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER—Love's Cure. Act II. Sc. 2.

(See also COWPER) All sorts and conditions of men. Book of Common Prayer. Prayer for all Condi

tions of Men. 3

Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes and pompous in the grave.





A man's a man for a' that!

BURNS-For A' That and A' That.

A prince can mak a belted knight,

A marquis, duke, and a' that;
But an honest man's aboon his might:

Guid faith, he maunna fa' that.

BURNS-For A' That and A' That. (See also GOWER, WYCHERLY; also Watts under


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.



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I am made all things to all men.

I Corinthians. IX. 22.


The first man is of the earth, earthy.

I Corinthians. XV. 47.


Where the virgins are soft as the roses they twine,
And all, save the spirit of man, is divine?
BYRON-Bride of Abydos. Canto I. St. 1.
(See also HEBER)

Thou pendulum betwixt a smile and tear.

BYRON—Childe Harold. Canto IV. St. 109.

10 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.



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.

An honest man, close-buttoned to the chin, Broadcloth without, and a warm heart within.

COWPER-Epistle to Joseph Hill.

24 But strive still to be a man before your mother. COWPER-Motto of No. III. Connoisseur.

(See also BEAUMONT)
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. Dávy-Written After Recovery from a

Dangerous Illness. His tribe were God Almighty's gentlemen. DRYDEN-Absalom and Achitophel. Pt. I. L.


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