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loss to know precisely what they mean. Orthodoxy, my Lord' (said Bishop Warburton in a whisper), Orthodoxy is my doxy,--Heterodoxy is another man's doxy.'
Vol. i. p. 372.
'I hear a lion in the lobby roar.'
Rev. JAMES BRAMSTON. Art of Politics.
' Indemnity for the past and security for the future,'t are now evidently construed into Ceylon and Trinidad.
Letter to the Hon. T. Maitland, Russell's Memoir of Fox.
Vol. iii. p. 345.
* Steal my thunder.' Disraeli says, 'the actors refused to perform one of John Dennis's tragedies to empty houses, but they retained some excellent thunder which Dennis had invented; it rolled one night when Dennis was in the pit, and it was applauded. Suddenly starting up, he cried to the audience, “ By they won't act my tragedy, but they steal my thunder.”)
Calamities of Authors
From Apophthegms, etc., in Latin, by ERASMUS, trans
lated by NICHOLAS VDALL. 1542. That same man, that runnith awaie, Maie again fight an other daie.
* Col. Titus, in a debate on the Exclusion Bill, January 7, 1680. † Mr. Pitt's phrase. De Quincey. Theological Essays, vol. ii. p. 170.
For those that fly may fight again,
BUTLER. Hudibras. Part iii. Canto 3.
From the Art of Poetry on a new Plan. Edited
by OLIVER GOLDSMITH.
From the Abridgement of the Chronicles of Englande,
by RICHARD GRAFTON, 1590. A rule to knowe
Thirty dayes hath Nouember,
* Sed omissis quidem divinis exhortationibus, illum magis Græcum versiculum secularis sententiæ sibi adhibent. Qui fugiebat, rursus præliabitur: ut et rursus forsitan fugiat. --TERTULLIAN. De Fugâ in Persecutione, c. x. The corresponding Greek,
'Ανήρ ο φεύγων και πάλιν μαχήσεται, is ascribed to Menander in Dübner's edition of his Fragments (appended to Aristophanes in Didot's Bibliotheca Græca), p. 91.
Qui fuit, peut revenir aussi ;
SCARRON (Etat. 1660).
From the Satyre Menippée, 1594.
From the Return from Parnassus. 4to. London.
Thirty days hath September,
From Song No. 7, Ravenscraft's 'Deuteromela, 1609.
Nose, nose, nose, nose,
Sinament and ginger, nutmegs and cloves,
From the Minstrelsy of the Scoitish Border. Sir
Wi' the auld moon in her arm.
From Playford's Musical Companion, 1687. Begone, dull care, I prithee begone from me ; Begone, dull care, thou and I shall never agree.
From the New England Primer.
In Adam's fall
My book and heart
Verses for Children.
Martyrdom of Mr. John Rogers. His wife with nine small children and one at the breast.
Lines used by John Ball, to encourage the Rebels in
Wat Tyler's Rebellion. Hume's History of Eng-
When Adam dolve, and Eve span,
From a MSS. of the 15th Century in the Britis
Museum. Songs and Carols.
The same proverb existed in German. Agricola. (Prov. No. 254.)
So Adam reutte, und Eva span
From the Garland, a Collection of Poems, 1721, by
Mr. BR—ST, author of a copy of Verses called. 'The British Beauties.'
Praise undeserved is satire in disguise.*
* This line is quoted by Pope, in the 1st Epistle of Horace, Book ii.
Praise undeserved is scandal in disguise.'
[Published in the early part of the reign of George I.]
Lines Written in the Album of David Krieg.
Virtus sua gloria.
Your success and happiness
Ja. Bobart,* Oxford.
From Ovid's Metamorphosis, translated by several hands and published by Samuel Garth.
2 vols. 12mo., 1751. Vol. ii. Book 7, Line 20. I see the right, and I approve it too, Condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong pursue.
From the ‘Prologue written for the Opening of the
(Barrington's ‘New South Wales,' p. 152.)
* Nichol's Autographs in the British Museum.
† Jacob Bobart was a son of the celebrated botanist of that name; he died about 1726.
Video meliora, proboque;