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1 Their tables were stor'd full, to glad the sight, And not so much to feed on as delight: All poverty was scorn'd, and pride so great, The name of help grew odious to repeat.
Pericles. Act I. Sc. 4. L. 28.
2 These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which as they kiss consume. Romeo and Juliet. Act II. Sc. 6. L. 9.
DEMOCRACY (See also GoverNMENT, PUBLIC, 3 STATESMANship)
For poets (bear the word)
Half-poets even, are still whole democrats. E. B. BRowNING—Aurora Leigh. Bk. 4. 4
A perfect democracy is therefore the most shameless thing in the world. BURKE—Reflections on the Revolution in France.
5 And wrinkles, the d–d democrats, won't flatter. BYRON-Don Juan. Canto X. St. XXIV. 6 You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution. G. K. CHESTERTON.—Tremendous Trifles. Wind and the trees.
Le Césarisme, c'est la démocratie sans la liberté. . Caesarism is democracy without liberty.
Taxile DELORD–L'Histoire du Second Em
8 The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians. BENJ. DISRAELI–Lothair. Ch. XVII. 9 Democracy is on trial in the world, on a more colossal scale than ever before. CHARLEs FLETCHER Dole–The Spirit of Democracy.
10 Drawn to the dregs of a democracy. DRYDEN–Absalom and Achitopel. Pt. I. L. 227.
11 Puritanism, believing itself quick with the seed of religious liberty, laid, without knowing it, the of democracy. weLL–Among My Books. New England Two Centuries Ago. 12 Democ'acy gives every man A right to be his own oppressor. Lowell—Biglow Papers. Series 2. No. 7.
13 Thus our democracy was from an early period
the most aristocratic, and our aristocracy the
most democratic. MACAULAY—History. Vol. I. P. 20.
14 To one that advised him to set up a democracy in Sparta, “Pray,” said Lycurgus, “do you first set up a democracy in your own house.” LYCURGUs in PLUTARCH's Apophthegms of Kings and Great Commanders.
15 Thunder on! Stride on! Democracy. Strike with vengeful strokes. WALT WHITMAN–Drum-Taps. Rise O Days From Your Fathomless Deep. No. 3.
16 But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts—for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own Governments, for the rights and liberties of small nations, for a universal dominion of right by such a concert of free peoples as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the .# itself at last free. WoodRow WILSON.—Address to Congress. April 2, 1917. (See also under WAR) 17 I believe in Democracy because it releases the energies of every human being. WoodRow WILSON.—At the Workingman's Dinner, New York, Sept. 4, 1912.