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speech at Clifton, Ill., Sept. 8, 1858. Found in Bassett's scrap-book, June, 1905. P. 134. Wir betrügen und schmeicheln niemanden

(See also PLINY, LA ROCHEFOUCAULD) durch so feine Kunstgriffe als uns selbst. 1

We deceive and flatter no one by such deliIt is vain to find fault with those arts of de cate artifices as we do our own selves. ceiving, wherein men find pleasure to be de SCHOPENHAUER-Die Welt als Wille. I. 350. ceived.

14 LOCKEHuman Understanding. Bk. III. Ch. With an auspicious and a dropping eye, X. 34.

With mirth in funeral, and with dirge in mar2

riage, Where the lion's skin falls short it must be In equal scale weighing delight and dole. eked out with the fox's.

Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 12. LYSANDER. Remark upon being told that he 15

resorted too much to craft. PLUTARCH-Life They fool me to the top of my bent. I will of Lysander.

come by and by.

Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 401.
He seemed

16 For dignity compos'd and high exploit:

But when the fox hath once got in his nose, But all was false and hollow.

He'll soon find means to make the body follow. MILTONParadise Lost. Bk. II. L. 110. Henry VI. Pt. III. Act IV. Sc. 7. L. 25. On est aisément dupé par ce qu'on aime. A quicksand of deceit. One is easily fooled by that which one loves. Henry VI. Pt. III. Act V. Sc. 4. L. 26. MOLIÈRE-Le Tartuffe. IV. 3. 5

The instruments of darkness tell us truths, Impia sub dulci melle venena latent.

Win us with honest trifles, to betray us Deadly poisons are concealed under sweet In deepest consequence. honey.

Macbeth. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 124. OviD-Amorum. I. 8. 104. 6

The world is still deceiv'd with ornament, Pia fraus.

In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, A pious fraud.

But, being season'd with a gracious voice, OVID-Metamorphoses. IX. 711.

Obscures the show of evil? In religion,

What damned error, but some sober brow Furtum ingeniosus ad omne, Will bless it and approve it with a text, Qui facere assueret, patriæ non degener artis, Hiding the grossness with fair ornament? Candida de nigris, et de candentibus atra.

Merchant of Venice. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 74. Skilled in every trick, a worthy heir of his paternal craft, he would make black look

Make the Moor thank me, love me and reward white, and white look black.

me, OVID-Melamorphoses. XI. 313.

For making him egregiously an ass.

Othello. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 317. 8

Fronte politus Astutam vapido servas sub pectore vulpem.

Who makes the fairest show means most deceit. Though thy face is glossed with specious art thou retainest the cunning fox beneath thy

Pericles. Act I. Sc. 4. L. 75. vapid breast. PERSIUS-Satires. V. 116.

Oh, that deceit should steal such gentle shapes,

And with a virtuous vizard hide foul guile. Habent insidias hominis blanditiæ mali.

Richard III. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 27. The smooth speeches of the wicked are full of treachery.

0, that deceit should dwell PHÆDRUS-Fables. I. 19. 1.

In such a gorgeous palace!

Romeo and Juliet. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 84. 10

Altera manu fert lapidem, altera panem ostentat.

Orlando's helmet in Augustine's cowl. He carries a stone in one hand, and offers

HORACE AND JAMES SMITH-Rejected Adbread with the other.

dresses. Cui Bono. Imitation of Byron. PLAUTUS-Aulularia. II. 2. 18. 11

Hinc nunc præmium est, qui recta prava faciunt. Singuli enim decipere et decipi possunt: nemo

There is a demand in these days for men omnes, neminem omnes fefellunt.

who can make wrong conduct appear right. Individuals indeed may deceive and be de

TERENCE-Phormio. VIII. 2. 6. ceived; but no one has ever deceived all men,

26 nor have all men ever deceived any one.

· Deceit and treachery skulk with hatred, but PLINY the Younger-Panegyr. Traj. 62.

an honest spirit flieth with anger. (See also LINCOLN)

TUPPER-Of Hatred and Anger. 12

27 Engin mieulx vault que force.

Or shipwrecked, kindles on the coast Machination is worth more than force. False fires, that others may be lost. RABELAIS-Pantagruel. Ch. XXVII.

WORDSWORTH-To the Lady Fleming.







DECEMBER Only the sea intoning,

Only the wainscot-mouse,
Only the wild wind moaning

Over the lonely house.
T. B. ALDRICH—December, 1863.

12 Decide not rashly. The decision made Can never be recalled. The gods implore not, Plead not, solicit not; they only offer Choice and occasion, which once being passed Return no more. Dost thou accept the gift? LONGFELLOW-Masque of Pandora. Tower of

Prometheus on Mount Caucasus. 13 Once to every man and nation comes the mo

ment to decide, In the strife of Truth with Falsehood, for the

good or evil side. LOWELL-The Present Crisis.


Wild was the day; the wintry sea

Moaned sadly on New England's strand, When first the thoughtful and the free,

Our fathers, trod the desert land. BRYANTT'he Twenty-second of December.

3 December drops no weak, relenting tear,

By our fond Summer sympathies ensnared, Nor from the perfect circle of the year

Can even Winter's crystal gems be spared. C. P. CRANCH-December.



Shout now! The months with loud acclaim,

Take up the cry and send it forth; May breathing sweet her Spring perfumes,

November thundering from the North. With hands upraised, as with one voice,

They join their notes in grand accord;
Hail to December! say they all,

It gave to Earth our Christ the Lord!
J. K. HOYTThe Meeting of the Months.

Men must be decided on what they will NOT do, and then they are able to act with vigor in what they ought to do. MENCIUS-Works. Bk. IV. Pt. II. Ch. VIII.

Determine on some course, More than a wild exposure to each chance That starts i' the way before thee.

Coriolanus. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 35.

16 For what I will, I will, and there an end.

Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 65. 17

Pleasure and revenge Have ears more deaf than adders to the voice Of any true decision.

Troilus and Cressida. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 171. 18 There is no mistake; there has been no mistake; and there shall be no mistake. DUKE OF WELLINGTONLetter to Mr. Huskisson.

DEE (RIVER) 19 Flow on, lovely Dee, flow on, thou sweet river, Thy banks' purest stream shall be dear to me

JOHN Tait—The Banks of the Dee.


In a drear-nighted December,

Too happy, happy brook, Thy bubblings ne'er remember

Apollo's summer look;
But with a sweet forgetting,
They stay their crystal fretting,
Never, never petting,

About the frozen time




In cold December fragrant chaplets blow,
And heavy harvests nod beneath the snow.

POPE-Dunciad. Bk. I. L. 77.

When we shall hear The rain and wind beat dark December, how, In this our pinching cave, shall we discourse The freezing hours away?

Cymbeline. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 36.

The sun that brief December day
Rose cheerless over hills of gray,
And, darkly circled, gave at noon
A sadder light than waning moon.


"O Mary, go and call the cattle home,

And call the cattle home,

And call the cattle home,
Across the sands o' Dee;"
The western wind was wild and dank wi' foam

And all alone went she.

DEEDS (See also ACTION) 21

Who doth right deeds Is twice born, and who doeth ill deeds vile. EDWIN ARNOLD-Light of Asia. Bk. VI.

L. 78.


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Deeds, not words.

Act III. Sc. 6.



He only is a well-made man who has a good determination

EMERSON-Essay. Culture.

All your better deeds Shall be in water writ, but this in marble. BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER-Philaster. Act

V. Sc. 3. (See also BERTAUT, MORE; also HENRY VIII

under MANNERS, Bacon under LIFE)


Multitudes in the valley of decision.

Joel. III. 14.


L'injure se grave en métal; et le bienfait s'es


"I worked for men," my Lord will say, When we meet at the end of the King's highway; I walked with the beggar along the road, I kissed the bondsman stung by the goad, I bore my half of the porter's load. And what did you do,” my Lord will say,

As you traveled along the King's highway?" ROBERT Davies—My Lord and I. Thy Will for Deed I do accept. Du BARTAS-Divine Weekes and Workes. Second Week. Third Day. Pt. II.

(See also CIBBER) Our deeds determine us, as much as we deter

mine our deeds.

Our deeds still travel with us from afar,
And what we have been makes us what we are.
GEORGE ELIOT-Motto to Middlemarch. Ch.




crit en l'onde.

An injury graves itself in metal, but a benefit writes itself in water. JEAN BERTAUT.

(See also BEAUMONT) 2 Qui facit per alium facit per se.

Anything done for another is done for oneself.
BONIFACE VIII-Maxim. Sexti. Corp. Jur.

Bk. V. 12. Derived from PAULUS-Digest.
Bk. I. 17. (Quod jessu alterius solvitur

pro eo est quasi ipsi solutum esset.) We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.

Book of Common Prayer. General Confession.

To be nameless in worthy deeds, exceeds an infamous history.

SIR THOMAS BROWNE-Hydriotaphia. Ch. V. 'Tis not what man Does which exalts him, but

what man Would do. ROBERT BROWNING–Saul. XVIII.

6 For now the field is not far off Where we must give the world a proof Of deeds, not words. BUTLER-Hudibras. Pt. I. Canto I. L. 867.

(See also BEAUMONT) Little deeds of kindness, little words of love, Make our earth an Eden like the heaven above. JULIA A. CARNEY-Little Things. (Original

ly "make this pleasant earth below.") 8 His deedes inimitable, like the Sea That shuts still as it opes, and leaves no tracts Nor prints of Precedent for poore men's facts. GEORGE CHAPMAN-Bussy d'Ambois. Act I. Sc. 1.

So our lives In acts exemplarie, not only winne Curselves good Names, but doth to others give Matter for virtuous Deedes, by which wee live. GEORGE CHAPMANBussy d'Ambois. Act I.

Sc. 1.

Things of to-day? Deeds which are harvest for Eternity!


20 Go put your creed into your deed, Nor speak with double tongue.

EMERSON-Ode. Concord. July 4, 1857.


Did nothing in particular,
And did it very well.

W. S. GILBERT-Iolanthe.


Und künftige Thaten drangen wie die Sterne Rings um uns her unzählig aus der Nacht.

And future deeds crowded round us as the countless stars in the night. GOETHE-Iphigenia auf Tauris. II. 1. 121.



For as one star another far exceeds,
So souls in heaven are placed by their deeds.

ROBERT GREENE-A Maiden's Dream.

24 If thou do ill, the joy fades, not the pains. If well, the pain doth fade, the joy remains. GEORGE HERBERT—Church Porch. Last lines.

Same idea in Cato and MUSONIUS.



My hour at last has come;
Yet not ingloriously or passively
I die, but first will do some valiant deed,
Of which mankind shall hear in after time.

HOMERIliad. Bk. XXII. BRYANT's trans.



Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well. EARL OF CHESTERFIELDLetters. March 10,

1746. 11 The will for the deed.


Facta ejus cum dictis discrepant.

His deeds do not agree with his words.
CICERODe Finibus. Bk. II. 30.

(See also BEAUMONT)
This is the Thing that I was born to do.

SAMUEL DANIEL-Musophilus. St. 100.

14 Deeds are males, words females are. SIR JOHN DAVIES-Scene of Folly. P. 147.

(See also JOHNSON under WORDS)

Oh! 'tis easy To beget great deeds; but in the rearing of themThe threading in cold blood each mean detail, And furze brake of half-pertinent circumstance There lies the self-denial. CHARLES KINGSLEY-Saint's Tragedy. Act

IV. Sc. 3.


When a man dies they who survive him ask what property he has left behind. The angel who bends over the dying man asks what good deeds he has sent before him.

The Koran.

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Nequam illud verbum est, Bene vult, nisi qui benefacit.

“He wishes well” is worthless, unless the deed go with it. PLAUTUSTrinummus. II. 4. 38.

(See also CIBBER)


But the good deed, through the ages
Living in historic pages,
Brighter grows and gleams immortal,"

Unconsumed by moth or rust.
LONGFELLOW-Norman Baron.

We are our own fates. Our own deeds
Are our doomsmen. Man's life was made
Not for men's creeds,
But men's actions.
OWEN MEREDITH (Lord Lytton)-Lucile. Pt.

II. Canto V. St. 8.
See golden days, fruitful of golden deeds,
With joy and love triumphing.

MILTONParadise Lost. Bk. III. L. 336.

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Nor think thou with wind Of æry threats to awe whom yet with deeds Thou canst not.

MILTONParadise Lost. Bk. VI. L. 282.


Nemo beneficia in calendario scribit.

Nobody makes an entry of his good deeds in his day-book. SENECA-De Beneficiis. I. 2.

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For men use, if they have an evil tourne, to write it in marble; and whoso doth us a good tourne we write it in duste. SIR THOMAS MORE–Richard III and his miserable End.

(See also BEAUMONT)

From lowest place when virtuous things proceed,
The place is dignified by the doer's deed:
Where great additions swell's and virtue none,
It is a dropsied honour. Good alone
Is good without a name.
All's Well That Ends Well. Act II. Sc. 3.

L. 132.


Actis ævum implet, non segnibus annis.

He fills his lifetime with deeds, not with inactive years. Ovm--Ad Liviam. 449. Adapted probably

from ALBINOVANUS PEDO, contemporary poet with Ovid.


He covets less Than misery itself would give; rewards His deeds with doing them, and is content To spend the time to end it.

Coriolanus. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 130.



I never saw Such noble fury in so poor a thing; Such precious deeds in one that promis'd nought But beggary and poor looks. Cymbeline. Act V. Sc. 5. L. 7.

There shall be done A deed of dreadful note.

Macbeth. Act III. Sc. 2, L. 43.

23 A deed without a name.

Macbeth. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 49.

Ipse decor, recti facti si præmia desint,
Non movet.

Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward.

OviD-Epistolæ Ex Ponto. II. 3. 13.
Di pia facta vident.

The gods see the deeds of the righteous.
OVIDFasti. II. 117.



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Tardo amico nihil est quidquam iniquius.

Nothing is more annoying than a tardy friend. PLAUTUS-Panulus. III. 1. 1.


They look into the beauty of thy mind,
And that, in guess, they measure by thy deeds.

Sonnet LXIX.
I give thee thanks in part of thy deserts,
And will with deeds requite thy gentleness.

Titus Andronicus. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 236.

3 Go in, and cheer the town; we'll forth and fight; Do deeds worth praise and tell you them at

night. Troilus and Cressida. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 92.

One good deed dying tongueless Slaughters a thousand waiting upon that. Our praises are our wages.

Winter's Tale. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 92.

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You do the deeds,
And your ungodly deeds find me the words.

SOPHOCLESElectra. L. 624. Milton's trans.
You must take the will for the deed.
SWIFT-Polite Conversation. Dialogue II.

(See also CIBBER)

Delays have dangerous ends.
Henry VI. Pt. I. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 33.

(See also CERVANTES) 21 Delay leads impotent and snail-paced beggary.

Richard III. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 53.


Pelle moras; brevis est magni fortuna favoris.

Away with delay; the chance of great fortune is short-lived. SILIUS ITALICUSPunica. IV. 734.


Late, late, so late! but we can enter still.
Too late, too late! ye cannot enter now.
TENNYSON-Idylls of the King. Guinevere. L.




DELAY Delay always heeds danger. CERVANTESDon Quixote. Bk. IV. Ch. III.

(See also HENRY VI.)

Il fornito Sempre con danno l'attender sofferse.

It is always those who are ready who suffer in delays. DANTEInferno. XXVIII. 98.

(See also LUCAN) Unus homo nobis cunctando restituit rem, Non ponebat enim rumores ante salutem.

One man by delay restored the state, for he preferred the public safety to idle report. ENNIUS-Qrioted by CICERO.

10 With sweet, reluctant, amorous delay.

HOMER— Odyssey. Bk. I. 1. POPE's trans. Nulla unquam de morte cunctatio longa est.

When a man's life is at stake no delay is

too long. JUVENAL—Satires. VI. 221.

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Do not delay, Do not delay: the golden moments fly!

LONGFELLOW-Masque of Pandora. Pt. VII.

13 Ah! nothing is too late Till the tired heart shall cease to palpitate.

LONGFELLOW-Morituri Salutamus. St. 24.

14 Tolle moras semper nocuit differre paratis.

Away with delay-it always injures those who are prepared. LUCAN-Pharsalia. I. 281.

(See also DANTE)

DELIGHT I am convinced that we have a degree of delight, and that no small one, in the real misfortunes and pains of others. BURKEThe Sublime and Beautiful. Pt. I.

Sec. 14.


Man delights not me: no, nor woman neither, though, by your smiling, you seem to say so.

Hamlet. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 321.



Longa mora est nobis omnis, quæ gaudia differt.

Every delay that postpones our joys, is long. OVID-Heroides. XIX. 3.

Why, all delights are vain; and that most vain, Which with pain purchas'd, doth inherit pain.

Love's Labour's Lost. Act I, Sc. 1. L. 72.

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