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Words are women, deeds are men.
Sir Thomas Bodley, Letter to his Librarian, 1604. “Words are for women ; actions for men.”
Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia.
Note 27, page 193. A fellow-feeling makes one wondrous kind. “I would help others, out of a fellow-feeling.”
- Burton, Anatomy of Meluncholy, Democritus to the Reader. “Non ignara mali, miseris succurrere disco.”
Virgil, Æneid, Lib. i. 630.
Note 28, page 194.
Where ignorance is bliss,
Prior, To the Hon. Charles Montague. “He that increaseth knowledge, increaseth sorrow.” — Ecclesiastes i. 18.
Note 29, page 196.
Churchill, Gotham, Book II. “ Which else had wasted in the desert air."
Lloyd, Ode at Westminster School.
Note 30, page 200.
Garth, Claremont, 1. 148. “He tried the luxury of doing good.”
Crabbe, Tales of the Castle, Book III.
Note 31, page 201.
I see the lords of human kind pass by. “Lord of human kind.” — Dryden, The Spanish Friar, Act ii. Sc. 1.
Note 32, page 202.
“ C'est un verre qui luit,
De Caux (comparing the world to his hour-glass).
Pope, Horace, Book ii. Epistle 1.
Note 33, page 206.
Elegy on Mrs. Mary Blaize. This poem is taken almost verbatim from Chanson sur le fameux La Palisse, which is attributed to Bernard de la Monnoye.
“ On dit que dans ses amours
Il fut caressé des belles,
Tant qu'il marcha devant elles.”
Note 34, page 212.
And growing old in drawing nothing up. “He has spent all his life in letting down empty buckets into empty wells; and he is frittering away his age in trying to draw them up again.” — Memoirs of Sydney Smith.
Note 35, page 212.
That cheer but not inebriate. [Tar-water) is of a nature so mild and benign and propor
tioned to the human constitution, as to warm without heating, to cheer but not inebriate.”. Bishop Berkeley, Siris, par. 217
216. Ilis very foot has music in 't
As he comes up the stairs. Burns, in his “Remarks on Scottish Song," says these lines were written by Dr. Beattie.
Note 37, page 236.
The feather, whence the pen
wherewith thou dost so heavenly sing
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 fur 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.
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 Fugâ 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 Biekersteth'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 i. Sc. 2.
Note 50, page 378.
Tom Brown, Æneus Sylvius's Letter.