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1 11 Light thickens; and the crow A poet that fails in writing becomes often a Makes wing to the rooky wood.

morose critic; the weak and insipid white wine makes at length excellent vinegar. SHENSTONE–On Writing and Books. (See also SACKVILLE)

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Macbeth. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 49.

12

The crow doth sing as sweetly as the lark

When neither is attended.
Merchant of Venice. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 102.

13 As the . crow that leads the clanging rookery home. TENNYsoN—Locksley Hall. St. 34.

14| CRUELTY Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn!

BURNS-Man Was Made to Mourn. (See also YoUNG)

15 Contre les rebelles c'est cruauté que d’estre humain, et humanité d’estre cruel. It is cruelty to be humane to rebels, and humanity is cruelty. Attributed to CHARLEs DK. According to M. FourNIER, an expression taken from a sermon of CoRNEILLE MUIs, Bishop of BITouTE. Used by CATHERINE DE MEDICIS.

16 Detested sport, That owes its pleasures to another's pain. CowPER—The Task. Bk. III. L. 326.

17

It is not linen you're wearing out,

But human creatures' lives.
Hood—Song of the Shirt.

18 Even bear-baiting was esteemed heathenish and unchristian: the sport of it, not the inhumanity, gave offence. Hoshiuw of England. Vol. I. Ch.

(See also MACAULAY)

19 An angel with a trumpet said, “Forever more, forever more, The reign of violence is o'er!” LONGFELLow—The Occultation of Orion. St. 6.

20 Je voudrais bien voir la grimace qu'il fait a cette heure sur cet échafaud. I would love to see the grimace he [Marquis de Cinq-Mars] is now making on the scaffold. Louis XIII. See Histoire de Louis XIII, IV. P. 416. 21 Gaudensque viam fecisse ruina. He rejoices to have made his way by ruin. LUCAN–Pharsalia. I. 150.

22 The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators. MACAULAY—History of England. Vol. I. Ch. II. (See also HUME)

23 I must be cruel, only to be kind. Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 178.

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1 13 Zaccheus, he Great things astonish us, and small disheartDid climb the tree, en us. Custom makes both familiar. His Lord to see. LA BRUyêRE—The Characters or Manners of

New England Primer. 1814.

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the Present Age. Vol. II. Ch. I. On Judgments.

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1. - - -- CYPRESS The old order changeth, yielding place to new; Cupressus

And God fulfils himself in many ways

- 2 Lest one good custom should corrupt the world. | Dark tree! still sad when other's grief is fled, TENNYso

N—Passing of Arthur. L. 408. First line also in Coming of Arthur. L. 508.

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The only constant mourner o'er the dead. ByRoN–Giaour. L. 286.

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