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1 Take up the White Man's burden.
And I read the moral—A brave endeavour
United States. Feb. 4, 1899. In McClure's Is better than life with love forever,
And love is the sweetest thing on earth.
JAMES J. ROCHE-Sir Hugo's Choice. Thet tells the story! Thet's wut we shall git By tryin' squirtguns on the burnin' Pit; Alas! when duty grows thy law, enjoyment For the day never comes when it'll du
fades away. To kick off dooty like a worn-out shoe.
SCHILLER—Ï'he Playing Infant. LOWELL—The Biglow Papers. No. 11.
I do perceive here a divided duty.
Othello. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 181.
12 I thought the remnant of mine age The curved line ever follow thee.
Should have been cherish'd by her child-like WILLIAM MacCall-Duty.
Not once or twice in our rough island story,
The path of duty was the way to glory. of action from the profound conviction of that
TENNYSON-õde on the Death of the Duke of duty. NAZZINI–Life and Writings. Young Europe.
Wellington. St. 8. General Principles.
Simple duty hath no place for fear. The things which must be, must be for the best,
WHITTIER—Tent on the Beach. Abraham God helps us do our duty and not shrink,
Davenport. Last Line.
15 And trust His mercy humbly for the rest. OWEN MEREDITH (Lord Lytton)—Imperfec- The charities that soothe, and heal, and bless
The primal duties shine aloft, like stars; tion. Left that command
Are scattered at the feet of Man, like flowers.
WORDSWORTH-The Excursion. Bk. IX. Sole daughter of his voice. MILTON-Paradise Lost. Bk. LX. L. 652.
Give unto me, made lowly wise,
The confidence of reason give;
And in the light of truth thy
Bondman let me live!
WORDSWORTH-Ode to Duty.
Stern Daughter of the Voice of God. 8
WORDSWORTH-Ode to Duty. Thy sum of duty let two words contain, (O may they graven in thy heart remain!)
(See also MILTON) Be humble and be just.
Who art a light to guide, a rod PRIOR--Solomon on the Vanity of the World. To check the erring, and reprove. Bk. III.
WORDSWORTH-Ode to Duty.
So the struck eagle, stretched upon the plain, So, in the Libyan fable it is told
No more through rolling clouds to soar again, That once an eagle, stricken with a dart, Viewed his own feather on the fatal dart, Said, when he saw the fashion of the shaft, And wing'd the shaft that quivered in his heart. "With our own feathers, not by others' hand BYRON-English Bards and Scotch Reviewers. Are we now smitten."
21 ÆSCHYLUS-Fragment. 123. PLUMPTRE's trans.
Tho' he inherit The idea of the eagle struck by a feather
Nor the pride, nor ample pinion, from her own wing is proverbial. See note
That the Theban eagle bear, by PORSON, 139, to EURIPIDES' Medea.
Sailing with supreme dominion DIONYSIUS OF HALICARNASSUS, REISKE's ed.
Thro' the azure deep of air.
GRAY-Progress of Poesy.
King of the peak and glacier,
King of the cold, white scalps,
He lifts his head at that close tread, (See also BYRON, MOORE, WALLER, also PHILLIPS The eagle of the Alps. under RELIGION)
VICTOR HUGO-Swiss Mercenaries.
I saw Jove's bird, the Roman eagle, wing'd From the spungy south to this part of the west, There vanish'd in the sunbeams.
Cymbeline. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 348.
But flies an eagle flight, bold and forth on, Leaving no track behind.
Timon of Athens. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 49.
8 The eagle suffers little birds to sing, And is not careful what they mean thereby.
Titus Andronicus. Act IV. Sc. 4. L. 83.
Hail, Day of days! in peals of praise
Throughout all ages owned,
And high o'er heaven was throned.
of Days! in Peals of Praise. Come, ye saints, look here and wonder,
See the place where Jesus lay; He has burst His bands asunder; He has borne our sins away;
Joyful tidings, Yes, the Lord has risen to-day. THOMAS KELLY-Come, Ye Saints, Look Here
Sing we lauding,
When the Sultan Shah-Zaman
Goes to the city Ispahan, Hallelujah! Hallelujah! From the Latin of the Even before he gets so far 12th Century. J. M. NEALE. Trans. As the place where the clustered palm-trees are,
At the last of the thirty palace-gates, I think of the garden after the rain;
The pet of the harem, Rose-in-Bloom, And hope to my heart comes singing,
Orders a feast in his favorite room“At morn the cherry-blooms will be white, Glittering square of colored ice, And the Easter bells be ringing!”
Sweetened with syrup, tinctured with spice, EDNA DEAN PROCTER—Easter Bells.
Creams, and cordials, and sugared dates,
Limes and citrons and apricots,
And wines that are known to Eastern princes. And in the solemn night I watch
T. B. ALDRICH-When the Sultan Goes to Before the Easter morn.
Acorns were good till bread was found.
BACON—Colours of Good and Evil. 6. Quoted
from JUVENAL-Satires. XIV, 181. If one should earthward fare. Edna DEAN PROCTER—Easter Morning.
Some men are born to feast, and not to fight;
Whose sluggish minds, e'en in fair honor's field, Spring bursts to-day,
Still on their dinner turn-
And wield a flesh-hook rather than a sword.
JOANNA BAILLIE—Basil. Act I. Sc. 1. God expects from men something more than at such times, and that it were much to be wished 'Tis not her coldness, father, for the credit of their religion as well as the sat That chills my labouring breast; isfaction of their conscience that their Easter de It's that confounded cucumber votions would in some measure come up to their I've ate and can't digest. Easter dress.
R. H. BARHAM—The Confession. SOUTH-Sermons. Vol. II. Ser. 8.
I sing the sweets I know, the charms I feel, Christ is our Passover!
My morning incense, and my evening meal, And we will keep the feast
The sweets of Hasty-Pudding. With the new leaven,
JOEL BARLOW-The Hasty Pudding. Canto I. The bread of heaven: All welcome, even the least!
Ratons and myse and soche smale dere A._R. THOMPSON—We Keep the Festival.
That was his mete that vii. yere. From the Roman Breviary.
Sir Bevis of Hamptoun.
(See also KING LEAR) "Christ the Lord is risen to-day," Sons of men and angels say:
Un dîner réchauffé ne valut jamais rien.
A warmed-up dinner was never worth much. Raise your joys and triumphs high;
BOILEAU—Lutrin. I. 104.
First come, first served.
Mors. Also in Bartholomew's Fair. Act III. Jesus Christ is risen to-day,
5. (1614) Our triumphant holy day; Who did once upon the cross
Man is a carnivorous production, Suffer to redeem our loss.
And must have meals, at least one meal a day; Hallelujah!
He cannot live, like woodcocks, upon suction, Jesus Christ is Risen To-day. From a Latin But, like the shark and tiger, must have prey;
Hymn of the 15th CenturyTranslator un Although his anatomical construction known.
Bears vegetables, in a grumbling way,
Your laboring people think beyond all question, EATING (See also APPETITE, COOKERY, Beef, veal, and mutton better for digestion. HUNGER)
BYRON-Don Juan. Canto II. št. 67. The poor man will praise it so hath he good cause, That famish'd people must be slowly nurst, That all the year eats neither partridge nor And fed by spoonfuls, else they always burst. quail,
BYRON-Don Juan. Canto II. St. 158. But sets up his rest and makes up his feast, With a crust of brown bread and a pot of good
All human history attests ale.
That happiness for man,--the hungry sinner! Old English Song. From "An Antidote Against Since Eve ate apples, much depends on dinner. Melancholy." (1661)
BYRON—Don Juan. Canto XIII. St. 99.
Limons, and wine for sauce: to these a coney
BEN JONSON-Ěpigram CI.
Judges. V. 25.
In their palate alone is their reason of
Born but to banquet, and to drain the bowl.
3 Millia frumenti tua triverit area centum, Non tuus hinc capiet venter plus ac meus.
Though your threshing-floor grind a hundred thousand bushels of corn, not for that reason will your stomach hold more than mine.
HORACE—Satires. I. 1. 45.
A stomach that is seldom empty despises
The consummate pleasure (in eating) is not in the costly flavour, but in yourself. Do you seek for sauce by sweating?
HORACE—Satires. II. 2.
Free livers on a small scale; who are prodigal within the compass of a guinea.
WASHINGTON IRVING—The Stout Gentleman. 7
The stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water.
Isaiah. III. i.
Bona summa putes, aliena vivere quadra.
To eat at another's table is your ambition's height.
JUVENAL—Satires. V. 2.
KEATS—The Eve of St. Agnes. St. 30.
An handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse.
I Kings. XVII. 12.
And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail.
I Kings. XVII. 16.
A woman asked a coachman, "Are you full inside?” Upon which Lamb put his head through the window and said: "I am quite full inside; that last piece of pudding at Mr. Gillman's did the business for me.” LAMB-Autobiographical Recollections, by CHAS.
Let us eat and drink; for to-morrow we shall die.
Isaiah. XXII. 13.
A feast of fat things.
He hath a fair sepulchre in the grateful Isaiah. XXV. 6.
stomach of the judicious epicure—and for such 10
a tomb might be content to die.
If you wish to grow thinner, diminish your
dinner, Gather up the fragments that remain, that And take to light claret instead of pale ale; nothing be lost.
Look down with an utter contempt upon butter, John. VI. 12.
And never touch bread till its toasted-or 12
stale. For I look upon it, that he who does not mind HENRY S. LEIGH—A Day for Wishing. his belly will hardly mind anything else. SAMUEL JOHNSON—Boswell's Life of Johnson. Your supper is like the Hidalgo's dinner; very Vol. III. Ch. 9.
little meat, and a great deal of tablecloth.
LONGFELLOW-Spanish Student. Act I. Sc. 4. For a man seldom thinks with more earnest 27 ness of anything than he does of his dinner. I am glad that my Adonis hath a sweete tooth SAMUEL JOHNSON—Piozzi's Anecdotes of John- | in his head. son.
LYLY-Euphues and his England. P. 308.
28 Digestive cheese, and fruit there sure will be. Ye
diners out from whom we guard our spoons. BEN JONSON—Epigram CI.
MACAULAY—Political Georgics. 15
29 Yet shall you have to rectify your palate,
Philo swears that he has never dined at home, An olive, capers, or some better salad
and it is so; he does not dine at all, except when Ushering the mutton; with a short-legged hen, invited out. If we can get her, full of eggs, and then,
MARTIAL-Epigrams. Bk. V. Ep. 47.