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"The very hope that cheers us is more vain “The usage I have had, I know would make Than the desire that raised it."
Wisdom herself run frantic through the Ibid. Pigmalion.
And Patience quarrel with her shadow." MULTIQUE in sapientiâ supercilii vi
Ibid. rum." --Justin MARTYR, Baronius, vol. 2,
" The Devil, and
This fellow are so near, 'tis not yet known “ Like leaves on trees his bones began to
Which is the eviler angel."
Ibid. shake, And on his head each hair rose like a stake,
“ NEITHER our preaching, nor our pray. And from his brow the sweat began to pour, ing to God are only sufficient, but withal Like rain from heaven, in a gentle shower.”
we must do our endeavours and help each From some verses sent me by one Two- other; since for the driving away of a dog LLEY, of Birmingham, Dec, 20, 1825. there is (as the countryman saith) some
virtue in a stone, if it be conjoined with St. “ The wild ivy
John's Gospel." — Parliamentary History, Spreads and thrives better in some piteous vol. 1, p. 750. Elizabeth. Speaker not ruin
named. Of tower, or defaced temple, than it does Planted by a new building."
SIR GEORGE MACKENZIE appearing beBEAUMONT and FLETCHER, fore the world, “as an atonement in the dust
Fair Maid of the Inn. and sackcloth of this discourse."— Essays,
“ In brief he is a rogue of six reprieves, Four pardons o'course, thrice pilloried, twice WHOSE conventicles, compared with sung Lacryme
our Jerusalem, resemble only the removed To the virginals of a cart's tail; he has five huts of those who live apart, because they times
are sick of the plague.”—Ibid. p. 85. Been in the gallies, and will never truly Run himself out of breath, till he comes to Praying and preaching:
- No wonthe gallows." Ibid, der that the success be unequal
, seeing in
the one we have to do with a merciful God, “ Be sure thou do not lie; make no excuse
whereas in the other we must persuade a For him that is most near thee; never let hard-hearted people.”—Ibid. p. 84. The most officious falsehood scape thy tongue,
“The multitude, which albeit it hath ever For They above, that are intirely truth, been allowed many heads, yet was never alWill make that seed which thou hast sown lowed any brains.”—Ibid. p. 87.
of lies Yield miseries a thousand fold
“ There are some thoughts in this piece Upon thine head.”
which may seem to rebel against the empire Ibid. Cupid's Revenge. of the schools; yet who knows but my watch
goes right, albeit it agree not with the pub. “ It will pluck me
lic clock of the city ? especially where the Back from my entrance into any mirth, sun of righteousness hath not, by pointing As if a servant came and wõisper'd with me clearly the dial of faith, shown which of the Of some friend's death."
Ibid. two is in the error."-Ibid.
It is a good remark of Lord Waldegrave, " He hath faith enough to save himself, that “ the transition from pleasure to busi- and charity enough to believe that others ness is both shorter and easier, than from a may be saved, who are not in all points just state of total inaction.”—P. 9, Memoirs. of his belief.”—Ibid. p. 14.
News.-“I commend it to your lordship PEOPLE who seem to think “they could as men do fish, for the freshness, not for not be saved unless they make an ugly face." certainty."— Sir Thomas Rose to STRAF- -Ibid. p. 77. FORD, Letters, vol. 1, p. 356.
“THERE are a company of men in the “Delays are wisdom, where
world who despise any thing which they Time may more easy ways of safety show.”
understand easily, and imagine there is no Lord Brooke, p. 104.
great matter in it, if it be presently intelli
gible. They admire that most which they “ SELF murther is an ugly work of fear."
do not comprehend; and conceive there is Ibid.
some mystery and depth in it, if it be dif“ NEVER make a defence or apology be
ficult to be explained.”—Ibid. p. 146. fore you be accused;" a rule, said Charles the First to Strafford, “ that may serve for
Is it not "unreasonable to imagine, that
And il statesman, a courtier, or a lover.”
when all other things are suffered to grow for an author too, say I
to their height and utmost perfections, the
spirit of man only should ever remain a “ Stale reversions,
dwarf, or rather continue a child, and never Glean'd from the rags and frippery of wit.” be unloosed from its swadling bands ?”— Ro. RANDOLPH, Verses prefixed to
Ibid. p. 347. his Brother's Poems.
" The time, I believe, hastens, when my “ Do boast their loves and braveries so at knowledge shall be so clear, that faith shall large,
find no employment, and hope shall receive As they came all to see, and to be seen." a discharge, and charity shall be left alone
Ben Jonson. Underwoods, vol. 9, p. 35. in its full strength.”—Ibid. p. 348.
“Extend a reaching virtue.”—Ibid. p.
SERIOus Christians:-"Must we let them
wear the title of virtue above their neigh“The ignoble never lived ; they were awhile
bours, merely because they are more grave Like swine, or other cattle here on earth :
and solemn ? Do they live in a greater sense Their names are not recorded on the file
of God, because they look more sourly ? Of life that fall so." Ibid. p. 41.
Must we think there is no piety but what “ Ir will be a commendable thrift to spare
is pale-faced ? no mortification of ourselves, myself the labour of that accuracy." — Pa
but when our thorns prick other folks ?"trick's Parable of the Pilgrim, p. 1.
Ibid. p. 383. “ THEY fancied themselves engaged
CRANMER is said by Fuller to have had against sin, whilst they were buffeting a
an amiable eye.- Church History, p. 179. contrary opinion. There was no heat, but they took it for divine, though it were of “We are but farmers of ourselves; yet may their own kindling: and so they were but If we can stock ourselves and thrive, uplay all on fire, they never doubted but it was Much, much good treasure for the great from heaven.”—Ibid. p. 10. rent-day.”
“And strength itself by confidence grows Fie, foolish earth! think
the heaven weak."
Because your shadows do yourself benight? “ His frail freehold of Aesh and blood." All's dark unto the blind,” Lord BROOKE, Mon. and Rel. p. 8.
LORD BROOKE, p. 170. “For reputation, airy though it be,
“ Forture and love have sworn Is yet the beauty of authority."
That they were never born
Ibid. p. 179. “Power for a pencil, conscience for a table,
“FORTUNE should ever dwell To write opinion in of any fashion.”
In courts where wits excel :
Love keep the wood." Ibid. "The plague that in some folded cloud re
“Good fellows, whom men commonly do
Those that do live at war with truth and The bright sun soon disperseth: but observe, When black infection in some dunghill lies,
p. 181. There's work for bells and graves if it do
“I have for books, above my head the sky, rise."
Under me earth ; about me air and sea." Webster, Appius and Virginia. Om
Ibid. p. 206. Plays, vol. 5, p. 406.
“ False antidotes for vicious ignorance, “ He that would tame a lion, doth not use Whose causes are within, and so the cure; The goad, or wierd whip; but a sweet voice, Error corrupting nature, not mischance, A fearful stroking; and with food in hand For how can that be wise which is not pure." Must ply his wanton hunger.”I
Ibid. p. 210.
“ Till the inward moulds be truly placed, “ All disgrace
All is made crooked that in them we cast. Lights less
* From early childhood's promising estate, " Piteous fires
Up to performing manhood." That chance in towers of stone, are not so
GONDIBERT, p. 2. fear'd As those that light in flax shops ; for there's
“War, art's deliberate strength." Ibid. For eminent ruin." Ibid. p. 442.
“READY as pilots waked with sudden winds."
Ibid. p. 14. “And seen you sit, sole companied with
" Dogs, such whose cold secresy was meant thought,
By nature for surprize.” Ibid.
P. 24. As if your passions were your comforters."
WEBSTER and RowLEY, Thraciun “Relays of horse, long-breathed as winter
Ibid. p. 25. I The classical reader will not forget the
“ ANIMALS beautiful lines in the Agum. of ÆschyLUS, They want not the re of thoug'it. έθρεψεν δε λεόντα, κ. τ.έ. ν. 696. But speech, by which we ours for reason
J. W. W.
Ibid. p. 26.
“ Good works Current Reputation.
Give wealth a blessing. On the contrary, “But such small money (though the people's What curses does he heap upon his soul gold,
That leaves his riches to a riotous young With which they trade,) great dealers scorn
man, to take."
Ibid. p. 38.
To be consumed on surfeits, pride, and
harlots. Honour's Field.
Peace be upon that spirit, whose life pro
vides " Which yields no harvest when 'tis over
A quiet rest for mine." grown
MIDDLETON, More Dissemblers beside With wild ambition, the most rank of weeds."
Women. Old Plays, vol. 4, p. 341.
Ibid. p. 40. “Poets the old renowned physicians are,
“ THERE is no mischief Who for the sickly habits of the mind
But brings one villainy or other, still Examples, as the ancient cure, prepare."
Even close at heels on't.'—Ibid. p. 345 Ibid. p. 55.
4 - FORTUNE
Cast all their eyes “ So manly and so fair a wound,
Into a thicker blindness than thine own, As loyal ladies might be proud to dress."
Ibid. p. 56.
Ibid. p. 386. “ LIFE, seemed to look about, And fain would be abroad, but that a gate
“Slow seems their speed whose thoughts
before them run." She wants so wide, at once to sally out." Ibid. p. 62.
GONDIBERT, p. 134. The devil in the story of St. Martin.
" As if Heaven's King so soft and easy “I wish to foes the weaknesses of haste :
were, To you, such slowness as may keep you So meanly housed in Heaven, and kind to strong." Ibid. p. 69.
That he would be a Tyrant's tenant here." “And through the world their valour cur
Ibid. p. 103. rent make, By giving it the ancient stamp of death." Well said of such votive churches as the
Ibid. p. 72.
- Whose needless carefulness Which from the people does to rulers Infects them past the mind's best medicine, grow ; sleep." Ibid. p. 105. Power (Fortune's sail) should not for
threatenings strike, " Yet in our walk to our last home design'd In boats bestorm'd, all check at those that "Tis safe by all the studied guides to go,
Ibid. Lest we in death, too late, the knowledge find,
“ LEARNING is not knowledge, but a conOf what in life 'twas possible to know." tinued sailing by fantastic and uncertain
Ibid. p. 114. winds towards it."— Preface to Gondibert,
“ Souls are alike of rich and ancient race, Though bodies claim distinction by descent."
Ibid. p. 120.
“ And make (since strength's but nature
hourly tried) The body weak by softness of the mind."
Ibid. p. 139.
“ When your coffers Swell to the brim, then Riot sets up sails, And like a desperate unskilled mariner Drives your unsteady fortunes on the point of wrack inevitable."
Old Fortunatus, vol. 3, p. 143.
" And like young-conscienced casuists,
thinks that sin Which will by talk and practice lawful seem."
Ibid. p. 204.
“ Ou, bid thy soul
Ibid. p. 160.
“ Rivers whose breadth inhabitants may
stride, Parts them as much as continents and isles.
On equal, smooth, and undistinguish'd
Ibid. p. 224.
“ In the scapes of virtue Excuses damn her: they be fires in cities Enraged with those winds that less lights extinguish.” CHAPMAN. Bussy d'Ambois.
“ Toil which does keep “ The winds sing through a hollow tree, Obstructions from the mind, and quench And (since it lets them pass through) let it the blood,
stand: Ease but belongs to us like sleep, and sleep But a tree solid, since it gives no way Like opium, is our medicine, not our food.” To their wild rage, they rend up by the
Ibid. p. 276.
Ibid. p. 327.
“ For of the suing crowd, half are relieved With the innate delight of being heard."
Ibid. p. 330.
“ FREE as the sun, and nothing more corrupted."
Ibid. Monsieur d'Olive, p. 346.
“ YIELD not, in storms of state, to that
“NOBLE she is by birth, made good by na