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Press on ! for it is godlike to unloose
The spirit, and forget yourself in thought;
Bending a pinion for the deeper sky,
And, in the very fetters of your flesh,
Mating with the pure essences of heaven !
Press on !-“for in the grave there is no work
And no device.”- Press on! while yet you

may !
WILLIS- From a Poem delivered at

Yale College in 1827.
Ambition has but one reward for all :
A little power, a little transient fame,
A grave to rest in, and a fading name!

Domain. Line 90.

Talents angel-bright, If wanting worth, are shining instruments In false ambition's hand, to finish faults Illustrious, and give infamy renown. YOUNG-- Night Thoughts. Night VI.

Line 273. Too low they build who build beneath the stars. d. YOUNG— Night Thoughts. Night VIII.

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In this dim world of clouding cares,

We rarely know, till 'wildered eyes See white wings lessening up the skies, The Angels with us unawares. k. GERALD MASSEY- The Ballad of Ba

Cristab As far as Angel's ken. 1. MILTON-Paradise Lost. Bk. 1.

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God will deign
To visit oft the dwellings of just men
Delighted, and with frequent intercourse
Thither will send his winged messengers
On errands of supernal grace.
MILTON- Paradise Lost. Bk. VII.

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Sweetly did they float upon the wings
Of silence through the empty-vaulted nigh
At every fall smoothing the raven down
Of darkness till it smiled !

MILTON— Comus. Line 249,
The helmed Cherubim,
And sworded Seraphim,
Are seen in glittering ranks with wings

MILTON-Hymn on the Nativity. St. 1

Angel voices sung
The mercy of their God, and strung
Their harps.
MOORE – Loves of the Angels. Third

Angel's Sto. A guardian angel o'er his life presiding, Doubling his pleasures, and his cares

dividing 9.

ROGERSIIuman Life. And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

Hamlet. Act V. Sc. 2.

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ANGELS, Angels for the good man's sin, Weep to record, and blush to give it in. CAMPBELL- Pleasures of Hope. Pt. II.

Line 357. Angel visits, few and far between. I. CAMPBELL-Pleasures of Hope. Pt. II.

Line 386. O, though oft depressed and lonely,

All my fears are laid aside, If I but remember only

Such as these have lived and died !

y. LONGFELLOW— Footsteps of Angels. The good one, after every action closes His volume, and ascends with it to God, The other keeps his dreadful day-book open Till sunset, that we may repent; which doing, The record of the action fades away, And leaves a line of white across the page. Now if my act be good, as I believe, It cannot be recalled. It is already Sealed up in heaven, as a good deed accom

plished. The rest is yours. h. LONGFELLOW-Christus, The Golden

Legend. Pt. VI. All God's angels come to us disguised ; Sorrow and sickness, poverty and death, One after other lift their frowning masks, And we behold the seraph's face beneath, All radiant with the glory and the calm Of having looked upon the front of God. i. LOWELL- On the Death of a Friend's

Child. Line 21. An angel stood and met my gaze, Through the low doorway of my tent; The tent is struck, the vision stays ;I only know she came and went.

j LOWELL- She Came and Went.

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I shall stay him no longer than to wish

that if he be an honest angler, the east wind may never blow when he goes a fishing. WALTON— The Complete Angler.

The Author's Preface. Thus use your frog: put your hook, I mean the arming wire, through his mouth, and out at his gills, and then with a fine needle and silk sew the upper part of his leg with only one stitch to the arming wire of your hook, or tie the

frog's leg above the upper joint to the armed wire ; and in so doing use him as though you loved him. b. WALTON The Complete Angler. Pt. I.

Ch. V. We may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries : Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did ;" and so, if I might be judge, God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent re. creation than angling. WALTON— The Complete Angler. Pt. I.

Ch. V.

Who knows not Circe, The daughter of the Sun? whose charmed

cup Whoever tasted, lost his upright shape, And downward fell into a groveling swine.

0. MILTON- Comus. Line 50. The mountain sheep were sweeter,

But the valley sheep were fatter. p. Taos. L. PEACOCK— The Misfortunes of

Ephur. (P. 141.) But thinks, admitted to that equal sky, His faithful dog shall bear him company. 9. POPE- Essay on Man.

Ep. I.

Line 111. How Instinct varies in the grov'ling swine. POPE— Essay on Man.

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Ep. I.


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The fur that warms a monarch, warm'd a bear. POPE- Essay on Man.

Ep. III.

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The jackal's troop, in gather'd cry,
Bay'd from afar complainingly,
With a mix'd and mournful sound,
Like crying babe, and beaten hound.

d. BYRON--Siege of Corinth. Pt. XXXIII. His faithful dog salutes the smiling guest. CAMPBELL-Pleasures of Hope. Pt. I.

Line 86. I hold a mouse's hert not worth a leek, That hath but oon hole to sterte to. f. CHAUCER Prologue of the Wyfe of

Bathe, V. 572. If 'twere not for my cat and dog,

I think I could not live.

St. I. The lion is not so fierce as painted.

h. FULLER— Of Expecting Preferment. The gazelles so gentle and clever,

Skip lightly in frolicsome mood.
i. HEINE-Book of Songs, Lyrical.

Interlude No. 9. The lion is not so fierce as they paint him.

HERBERT -Jacula Prudentuin.

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The mouse that hath but one hole is quickly taken.

k. HERLERT--Jacula Prudentum. The swift stag from underground

Bore up his branching head.
1. MILTON- Paradise Lost. Bk. VII.

Line 469.

They rejoice Each with their kind, lion with lioness, So fitly them in pairs thou hast combined. MILTON - Paradise Lost. Bk. VIII.

Line 392.

Give me another horse, bind up my wounds. y. Richard III. Act V. Sc. 3.

Mine enemy's dog, Though he had bit me, should have stood

that night Against my fire.

King Lear. Act IV. Sc. 7. Steed threatens steed, in high and boastful

neighs, Piercing the night's dull ear.

King llenry V. Chorus to Act IV. The Elephant hath joints, but none for courtesy ; bis legs are legs for necessity, not for flexure.

bb. Troilus and Cressida. Act II. Sc. 3.






He that is proud of the rustling of his silks, like a madman, laughs at the rattling of his fetters. For, indeed, clothes ought to be our remembrancers of our lost innocency. L. FULLER— The Holy and Profane States.

Apparel. Still to be neat, still to be drest, As you were going to a feast, Still to be powder'd, still perfum'd. BEN JONSON- The Silent Woman.

Act I. Sc. 5 (Song.. So tedious is this day, As in the night before some festival To an impatient child, that hath new robes, And may not wear them.

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The soul of this map is his clothes. 0. Al's Well That Ends Well. Act II.

Sc. 5.

The little dogs and all, Tray, Blanche, and Sweet-heart, see, they

bark at me.

King Lear. Act III. Sc. 6. The mouse ne'er shunn'd the cat, as they did

budge From rascals worse than they.

b. Coriolanus. Act I. Sc. 6.

Thou hast seen a farmer's dog bark at a beggar?

King Lear. Act IV. Sc. 6. Spit on a serpent, and his vigor flies, He straight devours himself, and quickly

dies. d. VOLTAIRE-A Philosophical Dictionary.

Serpents. ANTIQUITY, Among so many things as are by men possessed or pursued in the whole course of their lives, all the rest are baubles besides (sic.), old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to converse with, and old books to read.


(Quoted by Sir William Temple.) I love everything that's old. Old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine. f. GOLDSMITH --She Stoops to Conquer.

Act I. Sc. 1. Old wood to burn! Old wine to drink ! Old friends to trust! Old authors to read ! 9. MELCHIOR— Floresta Española de

Apothegmaso sentencais, 11, 1, 20.

Bacon - Apolhegms, 97. With sharpen'd sight pale Antiquaries pore, Th' inscription value, but the rust adore. This the blue varnish, that the green endears; The sacred rust of twice ten hundred years. h POPE-Moral Essays. Ep. V.

Line 35. My copper-lamps, at any rate, For being true antique, I bought ; Yet wisely melted down my plate, On modern models to be wrought ; And trifles I alike pursue, Because they're old, because they're new. i. PRIOR--Alma. Canto III.


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In an age When men were men, and not ashamed of

heaven. 1. YOUNG- Night Thoughts. Night VIII.

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Much Ado About Nothing. Act II.

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Epicurean cooks Sharpen with cloyless sauce his appetite.

Antony and Cleopatra. Act II. Sc. 1. Now good digestion wait on appetite, And health on both !

Macbeth. Act III. Sc. 4.

Read o'er this ; And after, this ; and then to breakfast, with What

petite you have. X. Henry VIII. Act III. Sc. 2.

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Reason not impossibility, may meet
Some specious object by the foe suborn'd
And fall into deception unaware.
9. MILTON-Paradise Lost. Bk. IX.

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The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world, is the highest applause. d. EMERSON—An Address. July 15, 1838.

I love the people, But do not like to stage me to their eyes ; Though it do well, I do not relish well Their loud applause, and aves vehement; Nor do I think the man of safe discretion, That does affect it.

Measure for Measure. Act I, Sc. 1. I would applaud thee to the very echo, That should applaud again. f. Macbeth. Act V. Sc. 3.

They ihrew their caps As they would hang thea on the horns o'

the moon, Shouting their emulation.

g. Coriolanus. Act I, Sc. 1.





Much may be said on both sides.

h. ADDISON --Spectator. No. 122.

I've heard old cunning stagers say, fools for arguments use wagers. i. BUTLER-Hudibras. Pt. II. Canto I.

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By force who reason for their law refuse--
Right reason for their law.
r. MILTON--Paradise Lost. Bk. VI.

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In argument
Similes are like songs in love:
They must describe; they nothing prove.

PRIOR-- Alma. Canto III. 'And sheath'd their swords for lack of argument.

t. Henry V. Act III. Sc. 1.

His reasons are two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chatt'; you shall seek all day ere you find them ; and, when you have them, they are not worth the search..

Merchant of Venice. Act I. Sc. 1. If reasons were as plenty as blackberries, I would give no man à reason upon compulsion.

Henry IV. Pt. I. Act II. Sc. 4.
I have no other but a woman's reason ;
I think him so, because I think him so.

10. Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act I. Sc 2. Leave this keen encounter of our wits, And fall somewhat into a slower method.

t. Richard III. Act I. Sc. 2.

Romans, countrymen, and lovers! hear me for my cause ; and be silent, that you y. Julius Cæsar. Act III. Sc. 2.

She hath prosperous art When she will play with reason and dis

course, And well she can persuade.

Measure for Measure. Act I. Sc. 3. Strong reasons make strong actions.

King John. Act III. Sc. 4. There is occasions and causes why and wherefore in all things.

სს. Henry V. Act V. Sc. 1.

Whatever sceptic could inquire for, For every why he had a wherefore. j. BUTLER— Hudibras. Pt. I. Canto I.

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