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He, perfect dancer, climbs the rope, And balances your fear and hope.

PRIOR-Alma. Canto II. L. 9.

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DANDELION

Taraxacum Dens-leonis You cannot forget if you would those golden kisses all over the cheeks of the meadow, queerly called dandelions. HENRY WARD BEECHER-Star Papers. A

Discourse of Flowers.
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Upon a showery night and still,

Without a sound of warning,
A trooper band surprised the hill,

And held it in the morning.
We were not waked by bugle notes,

No cheer our dreams invaded,
And yet at dawn, their yellow coats

On the green slopes paraded.
HELEN GRAY CONE-The Dandelions.

Once on a time, the wight Stupidity
For his throne trembled,
When he discovered in the brains of men
Something like thoughts assembled,
And so he searched for a plausible plan
One of validity,
And racked his brains, if rack his brains he can
None having, or a very few!
At last he hit upon a way
For putting to rout,
And driving out
From our dull clay
These same intruders new-
This Sense, these Thoughts, these Speculative

ills
What could he do? He introduced quadrilles.

RUSKINThe Invention of Quadrilles.

3 We are dancing on a volcano. COMTE DE SALVANDY. At a fête given to the King of Naples. (1830)

They have measured many a mile, To tread a measure with you on this grass.

Love's Labour's Lost. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 186.

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He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber
To the lascivious pleasing of a lute.
Richard III. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 12.

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Dear common flower, that grow'st beside the

way, Fringing the dusty road with harmless gold, First pledge of blithesome May, Which children pluck, and, full of pride,

uphold, High-hearted buccaneers, o'erjoyed that they

An Eldorado in the grass have found,

Which not the rich earth's ample round May match in wealth, thou art more dear to me Than all the prouder summer-blooms may be.

LOWELLTo the Dandelion.

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For you and I are past our dancing days. Romeo and Juliet. Act 1. Sc. 5.

(See also BEAUMONT)

Young Dandelion

On a hedge-side,
Said young Dandelion,

Who'll be my bride?
Said young Dandelion

With a sweet air,
I have my eye on

Miss Daisy fair.
D. M. MULOCK-Young Dandelion.

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DANGER Anguis sub viridi herba. There's a snake in the grass. Bacon. Quoted in Essays. Of a King.

(See also VERGIL)

While his off-heel, insidiously aside, Provokes the caper which he seems to chide.

SHERIDAN-Pizarro. The Prologue.

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Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for.

the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

Psalms. XCI. 6.

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Passato il pericolo (or punto) gabbato il santo.

When the danger's past the saint is cheated. RABELAIS-Pantagruel. IV. 24. Quoted as a

proverb.

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3 Quo tendis inertem Rex periture, fugam? Nescis heu, perdite!

nescis Quem fugias; hostes incurris, dum fugis hostem. Incidis in Scyllam cupiens vitare Charybdim.

Where, o king, destined to perish, are you directing your unavailing flight? Álas, lost one, you know not whom you flee; you are running upon enemies, whilst you flee from your foe. You fall upon the rock Scylla desiring to avoid the whirlpool Charybdis. PAILLIPPE GAULTIER DE LILLE ("D. Chatil

lon”). Alexandriad. Bk. V. 298. Found in the Menagiana. Ed. by BERTRAND DE LA MONNOIE. (1715) Source said to be QUINTUS CURTIUS. See ANDREWS — Antient and Modern Anecdotes. P. 307. (Ed.

1790) See also HOMER-Odyssey. Bk. XII. L. 85.

MERCHANT OF VENICE. III. 5)

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Ægrotat Dæmon; monachus tunc esse volebat,
Dæmon convaluit; Dæmon ante fuit.

Mediæval Latin.
The devil was sick, the devil a monk would be;
The devil was well, the devil a monk was he.
As trans. by URQUHART AND MOTTEUX.

(See also BOWER)
Sur un mince chrystal l'hyver conduit leurs pas,
Telle est de nos plaisirs la legere surface,
Glissez mortels; n'appuyez pas.
O'er the ice the rapid skater flies.

With sport above and death below, Where mischief lurks in gay disguise

Thus lightly touch and quickly go. PIERRE CHARLES Roy. Lines under a picture

of skaters, a print of a painting by LANCRET. Trans. by SAMUEL JOHNSON. See Piozzi, Anecdotes.

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For all on a razor's

edge it stands. HOMERIliad. Bk. X. L. 173. Same use in

HERODOTUS. VI. 11. THEOCRITUSIdyl.

XXII. 6. THEOGENES. 557. 5

Periculosæ plenum opus aleæ Tractas, et incedis per ignes Suppositos cineri doloso.

You are dealing with a work full of dangerous hazard, and you are venturing upon fires overlaid with treacherous ashes. HORACE-Odes. Bk. II. 1. 6.

The following line (authorship unknown) is sometimes added: “Si morbum fugiens incidis in medicos" In fleeing disease you fall into the hands of the doctors. Quid quisque vitet nunquam homini satis Cautum est in horas.

Man is never watchful enough against dangers that threaten him every hour. HORACE-Carmina. II. 13. 13.

Scit eum sine gloria vinci, qui sine periculo vincitur.

He knows that the man is overcome ingloriously, who is overcome without danger. SENECA-De Providentia. III.

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Contemptum periculorum assiduitas periclitandi dabit.

Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them. SENECA-De Providentia. IV.

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some one.

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Il n'y a personne qui ne soit dangereux pour quelqu'un.

There is no person who is not dangerous for MME. DE SÉVIGNÉLettres.

17 For though I am not splenitive and rash, Yet have I something in me dangerous.

Hamlet. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 285.

Multos in summa pericula misit
Venturi timor ipse mali.

The mere apprehension of a coming evil has put many into a situation of the utmost danger. LUCANPharsalia. VII. 104.

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Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower,

safety. Henry IV. Pt. I. Act II. Sc. 3.

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'Twas a dangerous cliff, as they freely confessed,

Though to walk near its crest was so pleasant, But over its terrible edge there had slipped

A Duke and full many a peasant, So the people said something would have to be

done, But their projects did not at all tally.

We have scotched the snake, not killed it:
She'll close and be herself, whilst our poor

malice
Remains in danger of our former tooth.

Macbeth. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 13,

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When I shun Scylla, your father, I fall into Wer nichts waget der darf nichts hoffen.
Charybdis, your mother.

Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing. Merchant of Venice. Act III. Sc. 5. L. 18. SCHILLER-Don Carlos. Same idea in Theoc(See also GAULTIER)

ritus. XV. 61. PLAUTUS-Asin. I. 3. 65. Some of us will smart for it.

16 And dar'st thou then Much Ado About Nothing. Act V. Sc. 1. L. To beard the lion in his den, 109.

The Douglas in his hall?

Scott-Marmion-Canto VI. St. 14.
Upon this hint I spake;

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She loved me for the dangers I had passed
And I loved her that she did pity them.

I dare do all that may become a man: Othello. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 166.

Who dares do more, is none.

Macbeth. Act I. Sc. 7. L. 47.
He is not worthy of the honeycomb
That shuns the hives because the bees have What man dare, I dare:
stings.

Approach thou like the rugged Russian bear, The Tragedy of Locrine. (1595) III. II. 39. The arm'd rhinoceros, or the Hyrcan tiger, Shakespeare Apocrypha.

Take any shape but that, and my firm nerves 5

Shall never tremble. It is no jesting with edge tools.

Macbeth. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 99
The True Tragedy of Richard III. (1594)

Same in BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER-Little
French Lawyer. Act IV. Sc. 7.

Nemo timendo ad summum pervenit locum.

No one reaches a high position without 6 Caret periculo qui etiam tutus cavet.

daring. He is safe from danger who is on his guard

SYRUS—Maxims. even when safe.

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Audendum est; fortes adjuvat ipsa Venus. 7

Dare to act! Even Venus aids the bold. Citius venit periculum, cum contemnitur.

TIBULLUS—Carmina. I. 2. 16.
Danger comes the sooner when it is despised.
SYRUS-Maxims.

DARKNESS 8

21 Si cadere necesse est, occurendum discrimini. Dark as pitch.

If we must fall, we should boldly meet the BUNYAN-Pilgrim's Progress. Pt. I. danger.

22 TACITUS—Annales. II. 1. 33.

The waves were dead; the tides were in their 9 Qui legitis flores et humi nascentia fraga,

grave, Fridigus, O pueri, fugite hinc; latet anguis in

The Moon, their Mistress, had expired before; herba.

The winds were wither'd in the stagnant air, O boys, who pluck the flowers and straw

And the clouds perish'd; darkness had no need berries springing from the ground, flee hence;

Of aid from them she was the Universe. a cold snake lies hidden in the grass.

BYRONDarkness. VERGIL-Eclogues. III. 92. (See also BACON)

Darkness which may be felt. 10

Exodus. X. 21. Time flies, Death urges, knells call, Heaven in 24 vites,

Darkness of slumber and death, forever sinking Hell threatens.

and sinking. YOUNGNight Thoughts. Night II. L. 291. LONGFELLOW_Evangeline. Pt. II. V. L. 108.

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DARING (See also BRAVERY, COURAGE)

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Lo! darkness bends down like a mother of grief
On the limitless plain, and the fall of her hair
It has mantled a world.
JOAQUIN MILLER—From Sea to Sea. St. 4.

Yet from those flames
No light, but

rather darkness visible. Milton-Paradise Lost. Bk. I. L. 62.

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A decent boldness ever meets with friends.

HOMER-Odyssey. Pope's trans. Bk. 7. L. 67.

12 And what he greatly thought, he nobly dared.

HOMER-Odyssey. Pope'strans. Bk. II. L.312.

13 And what they dare to dream of, dare to do. LOWELL-Ode Recited at the Harvard Com

memoration. July 21, 1865. St. 3. 14 Who dares this pair of boots displace, Must meet Bombastes face to face. WILLIAM B. RHODES-Bombastes Furioso. Act

I. Sc. 4.

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Brief as the lightning in the collied night,
That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and

earth,
And ere a man had power to say, Behold!
The jaws of darkness do devour it up.
Midsummer Night's Dream. Act I. Sc. 1.

L. 144.

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The charm dissolves apace, And as the morning steals upon the night, Melting the darkness, so their rising senses Begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle Their clearer reason,

Tempest. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 64.
And out of darkness came the hands
That reach thro' nature, moulding men.

TENNYSON-In Memoriam. CXXIV.

So here hath been dawning

Another blue day; Think, wilt thou let it

Slip useless away?

Out of eternity

This new day is born, Into eternity

At night will return.
CARLYLETo-day.

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DAY 3 Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn! Look to this Day! For it is Life, The very Life of Life. In its brief course lie all the Varieties And Realities of your Existence; The Bliss of Growth, The Glory of Action, The Splendor of Beauty; For Yesterday is but a Dream, And Tomorrow is only a Vision; But Today well lived Makes every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness, And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope. Look well therefore to this Day! Such is the Salutation of the Dawn.

Salutation of the Dawn. From the Sanscrit.
Day is a snow-white Dove of heaven

That from the East glad message brings.
T. B. ALDRICH-Day and Night.

All comes out even at the end of the day. Quoted by WINSTON CHURCHILL. Speech at the Highbury Athenæum, Nov. 23, 1910.

(See also HAWES)
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Dies iræ, dies illa!
Solvet sæclum in favilla,
Teste David cum Sybilla.

Day of wrath that day of burning,
Seer and Sibyl speak concerning,
All the world to ashes turning.
Attributed to THOMAS CELANO. See DANIEL

Thesaurus Hymnology. Vol. II. P. 103,
Printed in Missale Romanum. Pavia.
(1491) Trans. by ABRAHAM COLES.
NOLKER, monk of St. Gall (about 880) says
he saw the lines in a book belonging to the
Convent of St. Jumièges. Assigned to
CARDINAL FRANGIPANI ("Malabrancia”),
died, 1294. Also to Sr. GREGORY, St.
BERNARD, CARDINAL ORSINI, AGNOSTINO
BIELLA, HUMBERTUS. See Dublin Review,
No. 39

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Beware of desperate steps. The darkest day, Live till to-morrow, will have pass'd away.

COWPER-Needless Alarm. L. 132.

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The long days are no happier than the short ones. BAILEY-Festus. Sc. A Village Feast. Evening.

Virtus sui gloria. Think that day lost whose (low) descending sun Views from thy hand no noble action done. JACOB BOBART-In David Krieg's Album in

British Museum. Dec. 8, 1697. (See also STANIFORD—Art of Reading. 3d Ed. P. 27. (1803)

(See also PIBRAC, TITUS, YOUNG) From fibers of pain and hope and trouble

And toil and happiness, - one by one,
Twisted together, or single or double,
The varying thread of our life is spun.

Hope shall cheer though the chain be galling;
Light shall come though the gloom be

falling;

Faith will list for the Master calling Our hearts to his rest,—when the day is done. A. B. BRAGDON—When the Day is done.

Yet, behind the night, Waits for the great unborn, somewhere afar, Some white tremendous daybreak.

RUPERT BROOKE-Second Best.

Days, that need borrow
No part of their good morrow
From a fore-spent night of sorrow.
RICHARD CRASHAW—Wishes to His Supposed

Mistress.

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Daughters of Time, the hypocrite Days,
Muffied and dumb like barefoot dervishes,
And marching single in an endless file,
Bring diadems and fagots in their hands;
To each they offer gifts after his will,
Bread, kingdom, stars, and sky that holds them

all;
I, in my pleachéd garden watched the pomp
Forgot my morning wishes, hastily
Took a few herbs and apples, and the Day
Turned and departed silent. I too late
Under her solemn fillet saw the scorn.

EMERSON-Days.

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Day!
Faster and more fast,
O'er night's brim, day boils at last;
Boils, pure gold, o'er the cloud-cup's brim.
ROBERT BROWNINGIntroduction to Pippa

Passes. 10

Is not every meanest day the confluence of two eternities? CARLYLE-French Revolution. Pt. I. Bk. VI.

Ch. V.

The days are ever divine as to the first Aryans. They are of the least pretension, and of the greatest capacity of anything that exists. They come and go like muffied and veiled figures sent from a distant friendly party; but they say nothing, and if we do not use the gifts they bring, they carry them as silently away.

EMERSON–Works and Days.

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After the day there cometh the derke night;
For though the day be never so longe,
At last the belles ringeth to evensonge.
STEPHEN HAWES-Pastime of Pleasure. (1517)

As given in Percy Society Ed. Ch. XLII.
P. 207. Also in the MASKELL books. British
Museum. (1578) An old hymn found among
the marginal rhymes of a Book of Prayers
of QUEEN ELIZABETH, to accompany il-
luminations of The Triumph of Death.
Hawes probably used the idea found in an

old Latin hymn.
Quantumvis cursum longum fessumque moratur
Sol, sacro tandem carmine Vesper adest.
English of these lines quoted at the stake by

GEORGE TANKERFIELD. (1555) Same in
HEYWOOD. Dialogue Concerning English
Proverbs. See also Foxe-Acts and Monu-

ments. Vol. VII. P. 346. Ed. 1828
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The better day, the worse deed.

MATTHEW HENRY--Commentaries. Genesis III.

Well, this is the end of a perfect day,

Near the end of a journey, too;
But it leaves a thought that is big and strong,

With a wish that is kind and true.
For mem'ry has painted this perfect day

With colors that never fade,
And we find at the end of a perfect day,

The soul of a friend we've made.

CARRIE JACOBS-BOND--A Perfect Day.
Car il n'est si beau jour qui n'amène sa nuit.

For there is no day however beautiful that is not followed by night. On thetombstoneof JEAN D'ORBESAN at Padua.

12 My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle.

Job. VII. 6.

13 Clearer than the noonday.

Job. XI. 17.

14 Days should speak and multitude of years

should teach wisdom. Job. XXXII. 7.

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Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright,

The bridal of the earth and sky, The dew shall weep thy fall to-night;

For thou must die.
HERBERTThe Temple. Virtue.

Out of the shadows of night,
The world rolls into light;

It is daybreak everywhere.
LONGFELLOW-Bells of San Blas.

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I think the better day, the better deed.
CHIEF JUSTICE HOLT, Judgment, Reports, 1028.

Ascribed to WALKER in Woods Dict. of
Quotations. Thos. MIDDLETONThe Phoe-
nix. Act III. Sc. 1.

O summer day beside the joyous sea!
O summer day so wonderful and white,
So full of gladness and so full of pain!
Forever and forever shalt thou be
To some the gravestone of a dead delight,
To some the landmark of a new domain.

LONGFELLOW-Summer Day by the Sea.

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Truditur dies die,

Novæque pergunt interire lunæ. Day is pushed out by day, and each new moon hastens to its death. HORACE—Carmina. Bk. II. 18. 15.

Hide me from day's garish eye.

MILTON— Il Penseroso. L. 141.

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Cressa ne careat pulchra dies nota.

Let not a day so fair be without its white chalk mark. HORACE--Carmina. Bk. I. 36. 10.

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Inter spem curamque, timores inter et iras, Omnem crede diem tibi diluxisse supremum: Grata superveniet, quæ non sperabitur, hora.

In the midst of hope and anxiety, in the midst of fear and anger, believe every day that has dawned to be your last; happiness which comes unexpected will be the more welcome. HORACEEpistles. Bk. I. 4. 13.

How troublesome is day!
It calls us from our sleep away;
It bids us from our pleasant dreams awake,
And sends us forth to keep or break

Our promises to pay.
How troublesome is day!
THOMAS LOVE PEACOCK-Fly-by-Night. Paper

Money Lyrics.
Jusqu'au cercuil (mon fils) vueilles apprendre,
Et tien perdu le jour qui s'est passe,
Si tu n'y as quelque chose ammasse,
Pour plus scavant et plus sage te rendre.

Cease not to learn until thou cease to live;
Think that day lost wherein thou draw'st

no letter, To make thyself learneder, wiser, better. GUY DE Faur PIBRAC—Collections of Quatrains

No. 31. Trans. by JOSHUA SYLVESTER. (About 1608) Reprinted by M. A. LEMERRE. (1874)

(See also BOBART)

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