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Bonus animus in mala re, dimidium est mali.
Courage in danger is half the battle.
10 Non solum taurus ferit uncis cornibus hostem, Verum etiam instanti læsa repugnat ovis.
Not only does the bull attack its foe with its crooked horns, but the injured sheep will fight its assailant. PROPERTIUS—Elegiæ. II. 5. 19.
11 Cowards may fear to die; but courage stout, Rather than live in snuff, will be put out. SIR WALTER RALEIGH—The night_before he died. Bayley's Life of Raleigh. P. 157.
He hath borne himself beyond the promise of his age, doing, in the figure of a lamb, the feats of a lion. Much Ado About Nothing. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 13.
The thing of courage
Troilus and Cressida. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 51.
Ei di virilità grave e maturo,
Grave was the man in years, in looks, in word,
14 Quod sors feret feremus æquo animo.
I am the very pink of courtesy. Whatever chance shall bring, we will bear Romeo and Juliet. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 61. with equanimity. TERENCE-Phormio. I. 2. 88.
That's too civil by half. 2
SHERIDAN—The Rivals. Act III. Sc. 4. Who stemm'd the torrent of a downward age. THOMSON—The Seasons. Summer. L. 1,516. High erected thoughts seated in a heart of
SIR PHILIP SIDNEY—The Arcadia. Bk. I. 3
To laugh, to lie, to flatter to face,
Foure waies in court to win men's grace.
A mere court butterfly,
That flutters in the pageant of a monarch. 5
BYRON-Sardanapalus. Act V. Sc. 1. How sweet and gracious, even in common speech, Is that fine sense which men call Courtesy! To shake with laughter ere the jest they hear, Wholesome as air and genial as the light,
To pour at will the counterfeited tear; Welcome in every clime as breath of Howers,
And, as their patron hints
the cold or heat, It transmutes aliens into trusting friends,
To shake in dog-days, in December sweat. And gives its owner passport round the globe. SAMUEL JOHNSON—London. L. 140. JAMES T. FIELDS—Courtesy.
There is, betwixt that smile we would aspire to, Their accents firm and loud in conversation, That sweet aspect of princes, and their ruin,
Their eyes and gestures eager, sharp and quick | More pangs and fears than wars or women have. Showed them prepared on proper provocation Henry VIII. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 368.
To give the lie, pull noses, stab and kick! And for that very reason it is said
At the throng'd levee bends the venal tribe: They were so very courteous and well-bred. With fair but faithless smiles each varnish'd o'er, JOHN HOOKHAM FRERE-Prospectus and Spec Each smooth as those that mutually deceive, imen of an Intended National Work.
And for their falsehood each despising each. 7
THOMSON-Liberty. Pt. V. L. 190.
Excess of wealth is cause of covetousness. MORTE D'ARTHUR-Harleian Library. (Brit MARLOWE—The Jew of Malta. Act I. Sc. 2. ish Museum.) MS. 2,252.
Quicquid servatur, cupimus magis: ipsaque In thy discourse, if thou desire to please;
furem All such is courteous, useful, new, or wittie: Cura vocat. Pauci, quod sinit alter, amant. Usefulness comes by labour, wit by ease;.
We covet what is guarded; the very care Courtesie grows in court; news in the citie.
invokes the thief. Few love what they n ay HERBERT—Church. Church Porch. St. 49.
OVID-Amorum. III. 4. 25.
Verum est aviditas dives, et pauper pudor. Which oft is sooner found in lowly sheds
True it is that covetousness is rich, modWith smoky rafters, than in tap'stry halls,
esty starves. And courts of princes.
PHÆDRUS-Fables. II. 1. 12.
Alieni appetens sui profusus.
Covetous of the property of others and
SALLUST—Catilina. V. As You Like It. Act II. Sc. 7. L. 94.
I am not covetous for gold, 11
Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost; The Retort Courteous.
It yearns me not if men my garments wear; As You Like It. Act V. Sc. 4. L. 76. Such outward things dwell not in my desires:
But if it be a sin to covet honor Dissembling courtesy! How fine this tyrant I am the most offending soul alive. Can tickle where she wounds!
Henry V. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 24. Cymbeline. Act I, Sc. 1. L. 84.
When workmen strive to do better than well, The mirror of all courtesy.
They do confound their skill in covetousness. Henry VIII. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 53.
King John. Act IV. Sc. 2 L. 28.
Ilk cowslip cup shall kep a tear.
BURNS-Elegy on Capt. Matthew Henderson.
The nesh yonge coweslip bendethe wyth the
dewe. THOMAS CHATTERTON—Rowley Poems. Ælla.
Dost thou now fall over to my foes?
Wouldst thou have that
Macbeth. Act I. Sc. 7. L. 41.
The cowslip is a country wench.
22 The first wan cowslip, wet With tears of the first morn. OWEN MEREDITH (Lord Lytton)-Ode to a
How many cowards, whose hearts are all as false Through tall cowslips nodding near you,
Thus I set my printless feet
O'er the cowslip's velvet head,
That bends not as I tread. Is pale cold cowardice in noble breasts.
MILTON-Comus. Song. Richard II. Act I, Sc. 2. L. 33.