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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.

PRIESTLEY's Memoirs.

'I hear a lion in the lobby roar.'
But Titus* said with his uncommon sense,
When the Exclusion Bill was in suspense,
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

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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,
Which he can never do that's slain.

BUTLER. Hudibras. Part iii. Canto 3.

From the Art of Poetry on a new Plan. Edited

by OLIVER GOLDSMITH.
For he who fights and runs away
May live to fight another day;
But he who is in battle slain
Can never rise and fight again.*

From the Abridgement of the Chronicles of Englande,

by RICHARD GRAFTON, 1590. A rule to knowe
how many dayes euery moneth in the yeare hath.'

Thirty dayes hath Nouember,
Aprill, June, and September,
February hath xxviii alone,
And all the rest have xxxi.

* 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 ;
Qui meurt,
il n'en est pas ainsi.

SCARRON (Etat. 1660).
Souvent celuy qui demeure
Est cause de son meschef;
Celuy qui fuit de bonne heure
Peut combattre derechef.

From the Satyre Menippée, 1594.

From the Return from Parnassus. 4to. London.

1606.

Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November,
February eight-and-twenty all alone,
And all the rest have thirty-one ;":
Unless that leap year doth combine,
And give to February twenty-nine.

From Song No. 7, Ravenscraft's 'Deuteromela, 1609.

Nose, nose, nose, nose,
And who gave thee that jolly red nose ?

Sinament and ginger, nutmegs and cloves,
And that gave me my jolly red nose.

From the Minstrelsy of the Scoitish Border. Sir

Patrick Spens.
I saw the new moon, late yestreen,

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
We sinned all.

My book and heart
Must never part.

Verses for Children.
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep;
If I should die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.

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-
land, Vol I. Chap. 17, Note 8.

When Adam dolve, and Eve span,
Who was then the gentieman?

From a MSS. of the 15th Century in the Britis

Museum. Songs and Carols.
Now bething the, gentilman,
How Adam dalf and Eve span.

The same proverb existed in German. Agricola. (Prov. No. 254.)

So Adam reutte, und Eva span
Wer was da ein eddelman.

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.'

DYER.

[Published in the early part of the reign of George I.]
And he that will this health deny
Down among the dead men let him lie.

Lines Written in the Album of David Krieg.
[Among the collection of Albums in the British Museum. *]

Virtus sua gloria.
Think that day lost whose [low] descending sun
Views from thy hand no noble action done.

Your success and happiness
is sincerely wished by

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
Play-house at New South Wales, Jan. 16, 1796.'

(Barrington's ‘New South Wales,' p. 152.)
True patriots all; for be it understood,
We left our country for our country's good.

* 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;
Deteriora sequor.

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