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-I have known
I never saw the like.
142. There is a fire-fly in the southern clime
That shineth only when upon the wing ;
143. Manners with fortunes, tempers change with climes,
Tenets with books, and principles with times. Moral Essays.
-Yield not thy neck
Still ride in triumph over all mischance.
A GNOME ora MUMMY.
-An angel drives the furious blast ;
Rides in the whirlwind, and directs the storm.
146. Law is law; law is law; and as in such, and so forth, and
hereby, and aforesaid, provided, always, nevertheless, notwithstanding.
147. When Athens' armies fell at Syracuse,
And fetter'd thousands bore the yoke of war,
Starts from its belt-he rends his captive's chains,
BYRON. A RED Show.
148. -For aught that ever I could read,
Could ever hear by tale or history,
The course of true love never did run smooth. Midsummer Night's Dream— Act 1, Sc. 1. SHAKSPEARE.
149. Through tattered clothes small vices do appear ;
Robes, and furred gowns, hide all. Plate sin with gold,
Arm it in rags, a pigmy's straw doth pierce it.
SHAKSPEARE. MERRY and Rich.
150. Whate'er your forte, to that your
151. Violent fires soon burn out themselves. King Richard 2nd— Act 2, Sc. 1.
152. The thorns which I have reaped are of the tree
1 planted,—they have torn me,-and I bleed :
153. Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day
Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops.
154. No wrestling winds nor blustering storms
Mid Autumn's pleasant weather ;
Amang the blooming heather :
Delights the weary farmer;
To muse upon my charmer.
155. The only amaranthine flower on earth
Is Virtue; the only lasting treasure, Truth. The Task.
156. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest
in the sight of all men. Romans-Ch. 12, Ver. 17.
-The honest man,
To ill-got wealth.
158. What a piece of work is man! How noblo in reason !
how infinite in faculties! in form, and moving, how express and admirable ! in action, how like an angel ! in apprehension, how like a god! the beauty of the
world! the paragon of animals ! Hamlet-Act 2, Sc. 2.
159. Sweet Memory! wafted by thy gentle gale,
Oft up the stream of time I turn my sail
Blessed with far greener shades, far fresher bowers.
160. Knowledge and Wisdom, far from being one,
Have oft-times no counection. Knowledge dwells
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
161. I'll put a girdle round about the earth
In forty minutes.
162. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some
have greatness thrown upon them. Twelfth Night-Act 5, Sc. 1.
163. The tear down childhood's cheek that flows,
Is like the dew-drop on the rose ;
And waves the bush, the flower is dry.
-Our doubts are traitors,
By fearing to atteinpt.
165. Costly apparatus and splendid cabinets, have no magical
power to make scholars. In all circumstances, as man is, under God, the master of his own fortune, so is he the maker of his own mind. The Creator has so constituted the human intellect, that it can grow only by its own action, and by its own action it most certainly and necessarily grows. Every man must therefore in an inportant sense, educate himself. His books and teachers are but helps : the work is his. A man is not educated until he has the ability to summon, in case of emergency, all his mental power in vigorous exercise to effect his proposed object. It is not the man who has seen most, or who has read most, who can do this. Nor is it the man that can boast merely of native vigor and capacity. The greatest of all the warriors that went to the siego of Troy, had not the pre-eminence because nature had given him strength, and he carried the longest bow, but because self-discipline had taught him how to bend it.
106. Good things should be praised. Two Gent. of Verona-Act 3, Sc. 1.
167. And still they gazed, and still the wonder grow,
That one small head should carry all he know. The Deserted Village.