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tioned to the human constitution, as to warm without heating, to cheer but not inebriate.” — Bishop Berkeley, Siris, par. 217
Note 36, page 216.
As he comes up the stairs. Burns, in his “Remarks on Scottish Song," says these lines were written by Dr. Beattie.
The feather, whence the pen
Dropped from an angel's wing.
Henry Constable, Sonnet.
“ Whose noble praise Deserves a quill pluckt from an angel's wing."
Dorothy Berry, Sonnet.
Note 38, page 249.
Like angel-visits, few and far between. See Norris, page 145, and Blair, page 173.
Note 39, page 251.
“ The power of love
Dryden, Palamon and Arcite.
Dryden's Virgil. “ Omnia vincit amor, et nos cedamus amori.”
Virgil, Eclog. IX.
Note 40, page 259.
“ Tea does our fancy aid,
Waller, On Tea.
Note 41, page 263.
Note 42, page 264. Know ye the land where the cypress and myrtle, etc. “Know'st thou the land where the lemon-trees bloom, Where the gold orange glows in the deep thicket’s gloom, Where a wind ever soft from the blue heaven blows, And the groves are of laurel, and myrtle, and rose ?”
Goethe, Wilhelm Meister.
Note 43, page 266.
Linked with one virtue, and a thousand crimes. Hannibal, as he had mighty virtues, so had he many vices ; unam virtutem mille vitia comitantur: as Machiavel said of Cosmo de' Medici, he had two distinct persons in him.” — Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy, Democritus to the Reader.
Note 44, page 273.
“And I have loved thee, Ocean!
And laid my hand upon thy mane."
Byron, Childe Harold, Canto iv. St. 184.
Note 45, page 286.
Note 46, page 303.
May live to fight another day. “Sed omissis quidem divinis exhortationibus, illum magis Græcum versiculum secularis sententiæ sibi adhibent. Qui fugiebat, rursus præliabitur : ut et rursus forsitan fugiat.” — Tertullian, De Fügâ in Persecutione, c. 10. 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.
Note 47, page 306. But — why did you kick me down stairs ? From Bickersteth's comedy (alt.), 'T is well 't is no worse (1770).
Note 48, page 340.
Tom Brown, Amusement, VIII.
Note 49, page 344.
Gay, Dione, Act ii. Sc. 2.
Note 50, page 378.
Tom Brown, Æneus Sylvius's Letter.