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" MELIUS est nonnunquam, etsi non tam self, who has not sent his heart thither bebenè eligas, in proposito persistere, quàm fore him."-Ibid. p. 374. optimè eligendo postmodum variare." CARDANUS de propria Vita, p. 36.
Well, indeed, does he vindicate his
strong language upon the rebellion, when " Quæ est excusatio laus ab eis dicitur,
he asks,“ Can things peculiar and unheard
of be treated with the toothless generalities tam magnum putant non esse scelestum."Ibid. p. 42.
of a common place ?"-Ibid. p. 445.
“What a poor thing is preparation to “ In some things it is much more diffi
be trusted to in opposition to accident. cult for a man, upon a very ordinary use of
And what a pitiful defence is multitude on his judgement, to be ignorant of his duty than to learn it; as it would be much harder
one side, where omnipotence takes the for him, while he is awake, to keep his eyes
other.”—Ibid. vol. 4, p. 22. always shut than open."-SOUTH, vol. 2, p.
" It is enough that God has put a man's 389.
actions into his own power, but the success “ One is born with a kind of lethargy
of them, I am sure, he has not."—Ibid. p. 27. and stupefaction into the world, armed with
“ This we may rest upon as certain, that an iron body and a leaden soul against all he is still the powerfullest preacher and the the apprehensions of ordinary sorrow."- best orator, who can make himself best Ibid. p. 480.
understood.”—Ibid. “ I CANNOT see but that the itch in the “ A LIBERTY of sin, (christen it by the ear is as bad a distemper as in any other
name of what liberty you will) is yet one part of the body, and perhaps worse."
of the greatest and dreadfullest judgements Ibid. p. 529.
which can befall any person or people, and
a certain cause as well as sign of an ap“ Certain it is, that the virtues of a proaching destruction.”—South, vol. 4, p. prince are a blessing to more than to him- 429. self and his family. They are a public
Let faction look and speak big in a tuseminary of blessings: they are the palla- mult, and in the troubled waters of rebeldiums and the strong holds, nay, the com
lion, yet I dare vouch this as a truth of mon stock and the inheritance of the king certain event, and that without the spirit of dom."-Ibid. P. 566.
prophecy, that courage assisted with law,
and law executed with courage, will assuSouru speaks of men whose souls serve only to keep their bodies from putrefaction. | redly prevail.”—Ibid. vol. 5, p. 64. Ingelo has the same thought, the people of
“ Nothing can be more irrational, than his Piacenza, he says, suppose it was put to be dogmatical in things doubtful; and into the body only to keep it sweet." to determine, where wise men only dispute." Bentivolio g. Urania, p. 46.
-Ibid. p. 243. Tue wittiest and strongest writer in our “ Pour moi, parmi des fautes innombrables, language says, “ that is not wit which con- Je n'en connois que deux considérables, sists not with wisdom." --South, vol. 3, Et dont je fais ma declaration;
C'est l'entreprise et l'execution.
A mon avis fautes irréparables “No man shall ever come to heaven him
Dans ce volume."-BENSERADE.
“Il y a des occasions où il faut laisser | tunity to the virtue of patience.” !_Ibid. p. dormir les Loix d'autant qu'elles sont faites 332. pour les hommes, et non pas les hommes pour elles."-AMELOT DE LA Houssaie. “How hard is it to draw a principle into
all its consequences, and to unravel the A wise remark, and of wide application : mysterious fertility but of one proposition !" —“ Que les insolences d'un peuple contre -Ibid. p. 330. ses voisins se termineront toûjours à une guerre; non seulement parce que l'homme ANDREW MARVELL says of Talbot, in one prudent se lasse de souffrir, mais aussi parce of the State Poems, que l'insolent se lasse d'être souflert."Ibid.
“ He's of a size indeed to fill a porch,
But ne'er can be a pillar of the church." “ MOderons nos propres væux,
Vol. 1, p. 91. Tâchons à nous mieux connoître, Desire tu d'être heureux ?
" A BUSY man, Desire un peu moins de l'être.”
And what is that at best, but one whose DE CHARLEVAL
Is made to tire himself and all mankind." “Voici comment j'ai compté
Ibid. p. 182. DRYDEN. Dès ma plus tendre jeunesse, La vertu, puis la santé,
“ His nose turns all his handkerchiefs to Puis la gloire, puis la richesse.”—Ibid.
tinder.”—Ibid. Continuation, p. 237.
“Men who have built their faith upon “ If we pursue most of those contentions the ruins of charity, and wholly cried up which afflict the world, to their first prinone, while they sufficiently acted down the ciple, we shall find that they issue from other.”—South, vol. 6, p. 8.
pride, and pride from self-opinion, and a
strange persuasion that men have of their “ That man will one day find it but a knowledge of those things of which they are poor gain, who hits upon truth with the loss indeed ignorant.”—South, vol. 7, p. 120. of charity.”—Ibid. p. 30.
“When we speak to a superior, to use “The height of prudence is, in all pre- words few and expressive is the proper diacepts, laws, and institutions to distinguish | lect of respect."— Ibid. p. 319. persons, times, and occasions; and accord. ingly to discriminate the obligation, and
“Who among the rude vulgar's a prophet upon the same exigence of justice to dis
at least, pense with it in some, upon which it con
But who e'er preached well when the peofirms it in others.”—Ibid. p. 221.
ple were pleased ?"
State Poems, vol. 3, p. 171. “What is absurd in the sanctions of right reason, will never be warranted by the “I went without feet, and flew without rules of religion.”—Ibid.
wings.”—M. Magist. vol. 2, p. 36. Tue Sermon.—“ It inevitably puts us
I “ The worst speak something good. If all upon an act of religion : if good, it invites
want sense, us to a profitable hearing ; if otherwise, it
God gives a text, and preacheth patience." inflicts a short penance, and gives an oppor- GEORGE HERBERT. Church Porch.-J. W. W.
And whoso trusteth a foe reconciled
-“ Ir grieves me to behold Is for the most part always beguiled." The learned wits left all forlorn to whom
Ibid. p. 40
whilome it was told
Mæcenas was revived again ; yet grieve I Liking for Names-sake
more to see “For though no cause be found, so nature
The loathed lozell to profane that sacred
mystery. frames, Men have a zeal to such as bear their names."
Each vulgar wit that what it is could never Ibid. p. 98.
yet define, In ragged rhymes, with lips profane, will
call the learned nine “ A THOUSAND times I mind you in my
To help him utter forth the spawn of his dreams,
unfruitful brain; And when I wake, most grief it is to me
Which makes our peerless poesy to be in That never more again I shall you see.”
such disdain Ibid. p. 123.
That now it skills not whether Pan do pipe,
or Phæbus play, “Few hate their faults, all hate of them to
Tom Tinker makes best harmony to pass hear,
the time away.” And faultiest from fault would seem most
Niccols. M. for Mag. Induction. clear."-Ibid.
Vol. 3, p. 552. “ Est enim nescio quid naturâ insitum
“ Who doth to sloth his younger days ennationibus aliis longè à nostris moribus in
gage geniisque alienum ; atque ut Falerni vini
For fond delight, he clips the wings of fame; sapor alius est quam Taracinensis, ita michi'
For sloth, the canker-worm of honour's videntur homines ab ipsâ in quâ nascuntur
badge, terrâ, saporem, ut ita dixerim, naturæ in
Fame's feathered wings doth fret.” geniorumque traxisse.” — Leon. ARETINE,
Ibid. p. 567. Epist. tom. 2, p. 101.
a bien peu de mauvaises opinions I am under the impression that in the word
que je n'aie leües ou oüi dire ; et toutefois michi here, Southey thought he had a similar word to miching, see suprà, p. 329, and in je n'en suis de rien pire pour cela, et n'en turning to his copy of Leon. ARETINE's Letters sens en moi aucune inquiétude d'esprit, et before me, I find his well-known mark against ne voudrois ceder à homme vivant d'être the word. I suspect he had in his mind the word
mieux persuadé de la vertu, de Dieu, et de Michu, on which see Du Cange in v. The word michi, however, is here simply the
toutes bonnes choses, ni d'être plus homme pedantic form of mihi. I give the following from de bien que moi, ni d'avoir l'âme moins Noltini, as the work may not be in every one's troublée et passionnée que j'ai." ~ Card. hands.
D'Ossat, vol. 1, p. 81. “ Absurda etiam est consuetudo pronunciantium H per CH, ut micHi pro mihi, nic Hil pro nihil ; id quod ab Leonardo Aretino profectum “Media sequi inter ancipitia teterrimum est, qui consonantis C adljectionem in ejusmodi est."-Tacitus. vocabulis serio defendere est adnixus, L. 8. Ep.
“Il mezzo dell'operare riesce l'estremo 2. ad Antonium Grammaticum Voss. Art. Gr.
del nuocere." 149. A quo quidem tempore monachi ita non solum pronunciarunt, sed etiam scripserunt, ut codices complures manibus ipsorum exarati satis ? The real words are spoken of Fabius Va. testantur, qui michi, nichil seriptum exhibent.” lens, “Quod inter ancipitia deterrimum est, dum Lexicon Lat. Ling. Anibarbarum, H. p. 70. Ed. media sequitur, nec ausus est satis, nec provi. 1780 -J. W. W.
dit.”-Hist. lib. iii. c. 40. J. W. W.
у a deux sortes de gens, qui ne ju- | Car qui ne quiert le loup jusques au boys, gent point sainement des afaires du monde, Il vient menger les moutons en la plaine." les ignorans, et les gens trop subtils; les uns,
Jean Marot, p. 87. parce qu'ils ne savent rien, et les autres, parce qu'ils se piquent trop de savoir."- “ Nam in omni se omnium interest, non AMELOT DE LA HOUSSAIE.
solum ut sui unusquisque, sed etiam ut ali
orum rationem habeat." —J. SCALIGER, Ep. “ Les chapeaux rouges ne sont pas pour | 271, p. 518. les têtes vertes."-Ibid. But this was not allowed at Rome.
“ Extol not thyself in the counsel of
thine own heart :- thou shalt eat up thy “En une grande partie des afaires de ce leaves, and lose thy fruit, and leave thyself monde, autant a de puissance l'opinion, que
as a dry tree.”—Ecclesiasticus, vi. 2, 3. la verité même."-Ibid. vol. 5, p. 35. Amelot says there is a book entitled Opi
“ Avec de méchants cæurs on perd tout nio Regina Orbis.
par être généreux."—M. De Sevigne, tom.
3, p. 221. “ Is God merciful and shall men be cruel ? Is the master meek and mild, and shall the
“Il est certain servant be fierce and furious ? shall he Que pour le son de son dire hautain give the lamb in his scutcheon, and they the Des simple gens passoit l'intellective.” lion ?"-FEATLEY. Clavis Mystica, p. 9.
CLEMENT MAROT, tom. 1, p. 287. _“Sed tantam hominis esse imperitiam
To an obscure writer : et tam stupendam asinitatem (non enim “ Si ton esprit veut cacher possum aliter vocare) putavi nunquam.”—
Les belles choses qu'il pense, Casaubon. Epist. p. 359.
Di-moy, qui peut t'empêcher
De te servir du silence." MAYNARD. _“Neque ignorabam quam benigna materia sit, in eos dicere, quos impudentia plus “ Si on pouvoit avoir un peu de patience, quam canina, oinnibus bonis reddit exosos.” on épargneroit bien du chagrin." —M. DE -Ibid. p. 434.
SEVIGNE, tom. 4, p. 96. “ Miror esse qui, quicquid somniant,
“ Le temps en ôte autant qu'il en donne." verum esse sibi persuadent: ac benè nobis
Ibid. cum ageretur si nec aliis persuadere vellent. Hæc dok noioopia quam multos perdidit, et “ Folly hath eagle's wings, but owl's perdit quotidie.”—J. SCALIGER. Epist. 10, eyes.”—Dutch Proverb.
"L'Envie d'être singulière, et d'étonner “Certe in omni re prius quod benè ges- par des procédés non communs, est, ce me tum sit, scire debemus, quam benè gerere semble, la source de bien des vertus.”—M. possumus.”—Ibid. Epist. 58. p. 171. DE SEVIGNE, tom. 6, p. 312.
“Nullus est liber paulo vetustior, ex cujus sterquilinio aurum non colligas."Ibid. Epist. 73, p. 204.
“ Il y a de certaines choses qu'on n'entend jamais, quand on ne les entend pas d'abord.” – Ibid. tom. 7, p. 388.
“Marchez de cueur doncques loyaulx Fran
ANXIETY or weariness arising from any present business or care :-“ It is said.
IF the dwarfs offered the choice of a shield or a sword of their fabric, which ought to be chosen ?
says STEELE, “ that a little mirth and diversion are what recreate the spirits upon those occasions; but there is a kind of sorrow from which I draw a consolation that strengthens my faculties and enlarges my mind, beyond any thing that can flow from merriment.”—Guardian, No. 5.
“ Que ceux qui ne peuvent pas découvrir par
le raisonnement l'évidence des véri. tés de la Religion, conçoivent au moins du respect pour elle, en voïant le caractère de ceux qui la méprisent, ou qui la combatent." -LA BRUYERE, tom. 2, p. 421.
Common words, started into a new signification.-Ibid. No. 60.
“ IF,” says Lightfoot, (vol. 6, p. 179) “Que l'esprit de contradiction vienne de “ I were to make a threefold wish, as Aus- | la jalousie, de l'ignorance, du savoir même, tin once did, I cannot tell what to wish for c'est toûjours un mauvais esprit.”—Ibid. to more profit and advantage, than to know vol. 3, p. 148. God as he is, the Devil as he is, and ourselves what we are."
In the approbation of our own in
ventions, affection, and that natural incliLightroot says (vol. 6, p. 236), “ there nation whence they spring, have swaying is no grace, but there is a false coin minted voices; and unless these stubborn suffraby the Devil to dissemble it."
gants be first squared to the rules of reason
taught by others, they enforce our judge“ He that desires to be undone, and cares ments to bow unto their bent."-JACKSON, not to be prevented by God's restraining vol. 1, p. 1042. grace, shall find his ruin in the folly of his own desires, and become wretched by his Jackson says of Maurice of Saxony (vol. own election.”—J. Taylor, tom. 3, p. 274. 2, p. 245), “ he was the only man of this
age (as one writes of him) that had the skill “ Out of this life I can carry nothing to take occasion (when it offered itself) by but my good works: I will not add unto the very point, and to carve opportunities my evil ones that of vain glory. I will out of perplexities." take heed wherein I set my heart; since the accomplishing of what I wish, may be a “A man cannot more strengthen or conpunishment of my desires."-Ibid. p. 437.
firm a weak, crazy, or unsound objection,
than by giving it a lame, unsolid, or unsa“ Celui qui n'a égard en écrivant qu'au tisfactory answer."—Ibid. vol. 2, p. 515. goût de son siècle, songe plus à sa personne qu'àu ses écrits." — LA BRUYERE, vol. 1, p. “That which we call a brazen face, hath 41.
always for its supporter an iron sinew, or a
brawny heart.”—Ibid. vol. 3, p. 479. IL
y a dans quelques hommes une certaine médiocrité d'esprit qui contribuë à “ Magis eligo cautam ignorantiam conles rendre sages.”—Ibid. vol. 2, p. 123. fiteri, quam falsam scientiam profiteri."
St. AUGUSTINE. Ibid. vol. 7, p. 435. “ Les esprits capables d'envisager plusieurs choses à la fois sont raisonnables ; 6 And Heaven that knows what most ye ceux qui n'en voïent qu'une sont entêtés et ought to ask, opiniâtres quoiqu'ils se croïent fermes et Grant all ye ought to have." constans."-Ibid.