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The self-same thing they will abhor
As we advance in life, we learn the limits of our abilities. i. FROUDE-Short Studies on Great
Subjects. Education. 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. J.
Gail Hamilton-Country Living and
pense My rash but more unfortunate misdeed.
k. MILTON- Samson Agonistes. Line 739.
Whose skill was almost as great as his honesty ; had it stretched so far, would have made nature immortal, and death should have play for lack of work. 1. All's Well That Ends Well. Act I.
He will come to her in yellow stockings, and 'tis a colour she abhors; and cross garte red, a fashion she detests.
Tucelfth Night. Act II. Sc. 5.
Shall they hoist me up, And show me to the shouting varletry Of censuring Rome? Rather a ditch in
Egypt gentle grave unto me, rather on Nilus'
mud Lay me stark naked, and let the water-flies Blow me into abhorring!
Antony and Cleopatra. Act V. Sc. 2.
Therefore I say again, I utterly abhor, yea from my soul, Refuse you for my judge; whom yet once
my most malicious foe, and think not At all a friend to truth.
Henry VIII. Act II. Sc. 4. Whilst I was big in clamour, came there in a
seen me in my worst estate, Shunn'd my abhorr'd society. King Lear. Act V. Sc. 3.
For, if the worlds In worlds enclosed should on his senses
burst, He would abhorrent turn. THOMPSON--The Seasons. Summer.
man, Who having
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
n. Thomas HAYNES BAYLY-- Isle of Beauty.
Rightness expresses of actions, what straightness does of lines ; and there can no more be two kinds of right action than there can be two kinds of straight line. 9. HERBERT SPENCER --Social Statics,
Ch. XXXII. Par. 4, Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs bụt to do and die. TENNYSON—The Charge of the Light
Brigade. St. 2. A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man, that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends; and that the most liberal professions of good-will are very far from being the surest marks of it. GEORGE WASHINGTON-Social Maxims.
Friendship. Action is transitory, a step, a blow, The motion of a muscle—this way or that.
t. WORDSWORTH, The Borderers. Act III. All may do what has by man been done. YOUNG/Night Thoughts. Night VI.
Attack is the reaction; I never think I have hit hard unless it rebounds. SAM’I. JOHNSON-Boswell's Life of
Johnson, An. 1775. I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts. b. LOCKE- Human Understanding. Bk. I.
Ch. 3. Let us then be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate ; Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labour and to wait. c. LONGFELLOW-Psalm of Life. - Trust no future howe'er pleasant!
Let the dead past bury their dead !
Heart within and God o'erhead !
from Ireland. Awake, arise, or be for ever fall’n. f. Milton-Paradise Lost. Bk. I.
Line 830. How
my achievements mock me! I will go meet them.
g. If it were done, when 'tis done, then 'twere
well It were done quickly. h. Macbeth. Act I. Sc. 7.
In such business Action is eloquence, and the eyes of the
ignorant More learned than the ears.
Coriolanus. Act III. Sc. 2. So smile the Heavens upon this holy act That after-hours with sorrow chide us not! 3. Romeo and Juliet. Act II. Sc. 6.
Suit the action to the word, the word to the action, k. Hamiet. Act III. Sc. 2.
The blood more stirs
Things done well, And with a care, exempt themselves from fear; Things done without example, in their issue Are to be fear'd.
Henry VIII. Act I. Sc. 2. We may not think the justness of each act Such and no other then event doth form it.
Troilus and Cressida. Act II. Sc. 2.
Troiets and Cressida. Act IV. Sc. 2. fo None Blighfeelinent han bleif a wells in tine
breast of man. It is to this hour, and at all hours, the vivifying influence in man's life. V. CARLYLE-Heroes and llero Worship.
Lecture I. Green be the turf above thee,
Friend of my better days ! None knew thee but to love thee, Nor named thee but to praise. Fitz-GREENE HALLECK - On the death
of Joseph R. Drake. Few men are admired by their servants.
MONTAIGNE-Essays. Bk. III. Ch. 2. We always like those who admire us, we do not always like those whom we admire. y. ROCHEFOUCAULD— Maxim 294.
What Still betters what is done. When you speak,
sweet, I'd have you do it ever.
Winter's Tale. Act IV. Sc. 3.
We must not stint Our necessary actions, in the fear To cope malicious censurers.
Henry VIII. Act I. Sc. 2. Heaven never helps the men who will not act. P. Sophocles. Fragment 288.
ADVERSITY. And these vicissitudes come best in youth ;
For when they happen at a riper age, People are apt to blame the fates forsooth,
And wonder Providence is not more sage. Adversity is the first path to truth : He who hath proved war, storm or womaa's
rage, Whether his winters be eighteen or eighty, Has won the experience which is deem'd so
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity. CARLYLE-Heroes and Hero Worship.
Be loving and you will never want for love; be humble, and you will never want for guiding
D. M. MULOCK - Olive. Ch. XXIV. By niggards of advice on no pretense; For the worst avarice is that of sense.
n. POPE-- Essay on Criticism. Line 578. Direct not him, whose way himself will
choose ; 'Tis breath thou lack'st, and that breath wilt
Richard II. Act II. Sc. 1. Here comes a man of comfort, whose advice Hath often stilld my brawling discontent.
p. Measure for Measure. Act IV. Sc. 1. I pray thee cease thy counsel, Which falls into mine ears as profitless As water in a sieve. 9. Much Ado About Nothing. Act V.
Sc. 1. When a wise man gives thee better coun, sel, give me mine again.
King Lear. Act II. Sc. 4.
Aromatic plants bestow
. GOLDSMITH — The Captivily. Act I.
GRAY ---Ode to Adversity. St. 1. In the adversity of our best friends we often find something which does not displease us. d. ROCHEFOUCAULD- Reflections. XV.
Bold adversity Cries out for noble York and Somerset, To beat assailing death from his weak legions. And whiles the honourable captain there Drops bloody sweat from his war wearied
Henry VI. Pt. I. Act IV. Sc. 4. His overthrow heap'd happiness upon him ; For then, and not till then, he felt himself, And found the blessedness of being little.
f. Henry VIII. Act IV. Sc. 2.
9. As You Like It. Act. II. Sc. 1.
Then know, that I have little wealth to lose; A man I am cross'd with adversity. h. Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act IV.
They can be meek that have no other cause,
i. Comedy of Errors. Act II. Sc. 1.
Talk not of wasted affection, affection never
was wasted ; Ifit enrich not the heart of another, its waters,
returning Back to their springs, like the rain, shall fill
them full of refreshment; That which the fountain sends forth returns
again to the fountain.
LONGFELLOW-- Evangeline. Pt. II. St. 1. Affection is a conl that must be cool'd ; Else suffer'd it will set the heart on fire. V Venus and Adonis.
So loving to my mother, That he might not beteem the winds of
heaven Visit her face too roughly.
llamlet. Act I. Sc. 2. Such affection and unbroken faith As temper life's worst bitterness.
SHELLEY- The Cenci. Act. III. Sc. 1.
The worst men often give the best advice : Our deeds are sometimes better than our
thoughts. j. BAILEY-Festus. Sc. A Village Feast. She had a good opinion of advice,
Like all who give and eke receive it gratis, For which small thanks are still the market
price, Even where the article at highest rate is.
k. BYRON--Don Juan, Canto XV. St. 29.
Let him go abroad to a distant country ; let him go to some place where he is not known. Don't let him go to the devil where he is known. 1. Sam'l Johnson-Boswell's Life of
Henceforth I'll bear Affliction till it do cry out itself, Enough, Enough, and die.
b. Kiny Leur. Act IV. Sc. 6.
Thou art a soul in bliss ; but I am bound
Affliction is not sent in vain From that good God who chastens whoin he
lores. d. SOUTHEY - Madoc. Pt. III. Line 74.
Age shakes Athena's tower, but spares gray Marathon. BYRON-Childe Ilarold. Canto II.
St. 88. Just as old age is creeping on apace, And clouds come o'er the sunset of our day, They kindly leave us, though not quite alone, But in good company--the gout or stone. BYRON -- Don Juan. Canto III.
St. 59. My days are in the yellow leaf; The flowers and fruits of love are gone; The worm, the canker, and the grief Are mine alone!
BYRON -On my Thirty-sixth Year. Dark and despairing, my sight I may seal, But man cannot cover what God woull
reveal : 'Tis the sunset of life gives me mystical lore, And coming events cast their shadows before. P. CAMPBELL-Lochiel's Warning.
Line 53. As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the
AGE (OLD.) Backward, flow backward, O tide of the years ! I am so weary of toil and of tears, Toil without recompense, tears all in vainTake them, and give me my childhood ilgain!
9. ELIZABETH AKERS— Rock Me to Sleep. Weak withering age no rigid law forbids With frugal nectar, smooth and slow with
balm The sapless habit daily to bedew, And give the hesitating wheels of life Glibblier to play. h. JOHN ARMSTRONG- Art of Preserving
Health. Bk. II. Line 486 Den of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
in Bacon-Essay XLII. Of Youth and Age. Old age comes on apace to ravage all the
clime. j. BEATTIE-- The Minstrel. Bk. I. St. 25.
To resist with success, the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart ; to keep these in parallel vigor, one must exercise, study and love. k. BOXSTETTEN --In Abel Stevens'
Madame de Stael. Ch. XXVI.
James G. CLARKE— Leona.
produce, But autumn makes them ripe and fit for use: So age a mature mellowness doth set On the green promises of youthful heat.
Sir John DENHAM -- Cato Major. Pt. IV. Boys must not have th'ambitious care of men, Nor men the weak anxieties of age. t. WENTWORTH DILLON (Earl of
Of the Art of Poetry. Line 212. We do not count a man's years, until ho has nothing else to count. EMERSON - Society and Solitude.
• Walk in, sir, pray!"
GOETHE- Old Age.
maze, And the gay grandsire, skill'd in gestic lore, Has frisked beneath the burden of threescore.
GOLDSMITH - The Traveller. Line 251. O blest retirement! friend to life's decline How blest is he who crowns, in shades like
these, A youth of labour with an age of ease ! 2. GOLDSMITH — The Deserted Village.
No chronic tortures racked his aged limb,