Note 1, page 22.
Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
Φθείρουσιν ήθη χρήσθ' ομιλίαι κακαί.

Menander.* “Bonos corrumpunt mores congressus mali.”

Tertullian, Ad Uxorem, Lib. I. c. 8.

Note 2, page 37.

All that glisters is not gold.
“Yet gold all is not that doth golden seeme.”

Spenser, Faerie Queene. II. viii. 14.

Note 3, page 49.
Double, double, toil and trouble.
Πόνος πόνω πόνον φέρει.

Sophocles, Ajax, 1. 824.

Note 4, page 60.
Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just ;
And he but naked, though locked up in steel, etc.
“I'm armed with more than complete steel,
The justice of my quarrel.”

Marlowe, Lust's Dominion.

* Dübner's edition of his Fragments, appended to Aristophanes in Didot's Bibliotheca Græca, p. 102, 1. 102.

Note 5, page 96.
Neither rhyme nor reason.

As You Like It, Act iü. Sc. 2.

Note 6, page 97.

Comparisons are odious. See Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy, Pt. III. Sc. 3, Mem. I. , Subs. 2.

Note 7, page 102.
Dare to be true, nothing can need a lie ;
A fault which needs it most, grows two thereby.
" And he that does one fault at first,
And lies to hide it, makes it two."

Isaac Watts, Against Lying.

Note 8, page 122.
But musical as is Apollo's lute.

“As sweet and musical
As bright Apollo's lute."

Love's Labor 's Lost, Act iv. Sc. 3.

Note 9, page 135.
True as the dial to the sun,
Although it be not shined

“ True as the needle to the pole,
Or as the dial to the sun.”

Barton Booth, p. 209.

Note 10, page 141.
This is the porcelain clay of human kind.
“The precious porcelain of human clay.”

Byron, Don Juan, Canto iv. St. 2.

Note 11, page 145. Then he will talk good gods, how he will talk ! Lord, how it talked!” Beaumont and Fletcher, The Scornful Lady, Act iv. Sc. l.

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Note 12, page 145.
I do not love thee, Doctor Fell.
Je ne vous aime pas. Hylas,
Je n'en saurois dire le cause,
Je sais seulment une chose ;

C'est que je ne vous aime pas.”
Roger de Bussy, Comte de Rabutin, Epistle 33, Book 1.

Note 13, page 146.
None but himself can be his parallel.

Quæris Alcidæ parem ?
Nemo est nisi ipse.”

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Seneca, Hercules Furens, Act i. Sc. 1.

Note 14, page 147.

Here lies what once was Matthew Prior. The following epitaph was written long previously to the time of Prior:

“Johnnie Carnegie lais heer.

Descendit of Adam and Eve,
Gif ony con gang hieher,

Ise willing give him leve.”

Note 15, page 154.
Eye nature's walks, shoot folly as it flies.

“ While he with watchful eye
Observes and shoots their treasons as they fly."

Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel.

Note 16, page 156.
For modes of fuith let graceless zealots fight ;

His can't be wrong whose life is in the right.
“His faith perhaps, in some nice tenets, might
Be wrong; his life, I'm sure, was in the right.

Cowley, On the Death of Crashaw.

Note 17, page 157.
Or ravished with the whistling of a name,

See Cromwell damned to everlasting fame!
May see thee now, though late, redeem thy name,
And glorify what else is damned to fame.”

Savage, Character of Foster, 1. 46. “Damned by the Muse to everlasting fame.”

Lloyd, Epistle to a Friend.
Note 18, page 158.
Formed by thy converse, happily to steer

From grave to gay, from lively to severe.
“Heureux qui, dans ses vers, sait d'une voix légère
Passer du grave au doux, du plaisant au sévère.”

Boileau, L'Art Poétique, Chant ler, 1. 75.

Note 19, page 161.
A little learning is a dangerous thing ;

Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring. “ A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.” — Lord Bacon, Essay on Atheism.

Note 20, page 161.
Hills peep o'er hills, and Alps on Alps arise.
“Ah! as a pilgrim who the Alps doth pass,

Till, mounting some tall mountain, he doth find
More heights before him than he left behind.”

Drummond, Flowers of Zion.

Note 21, page 161.
That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along.
"Solvuntur, tardosque trahit sinus ultimus orbes."

Virgil, Georgics, Lib. iii. 424.

Note 22, page 169.
There taught us how to live; and (oh! too high
The price for knowledge) taught us how to die.

“ To teach him how to live,
And oh! still harder lesson ! how to die.”

Beilby Porteus, Death.

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In part she is to blame that has been tried ;
He comes too near,

that comes to be denied. The Lady's Resolve was a fugitive piece, written on a window by Lady Montague after her marriage (1713). These lines were taken from Overbury :

“In part to blame is she
Which hath without consent bin only tride;
He comes too neere that comes to be denide.”

The Wife, St. 36.

Note 24, page 176.
Man makes a death, which nature never made.

' And taught the sons of men
To make a death which Nature never made.”

Beilby Porteus, Death.

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Note 25, page 179.

And men talk only to conceal their mind. It is impossible to trace this to any particular source.


of the thought is to be found in Jeremy Taylor ; Lloyd, South, Butler, Young, and Goldsmith have repeated it after him.


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