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God hath blessed you with a good name: to be While Franklin's quiet memory climbs to heaven, a well-favored man is the gift of fortune, but to Calming the lightning which he thence hath write and read comes by nature.
riven. Much Ado About Nothing. Act III. Sc. 3. BYRON—Age of Bronze. V. L. 13.
And stoic Franklin's energetic shade Only the refined and delicate pleasures that
Robed in the lightnings which his hand allay'd. spring from research and education can build up
BYRON-Age of Bronze. VIII. barriers between different ranks. MADAME DE STAËL-Corinne. Bk. IX. Ch. I.
Striking the electric chain wherewith we are Oh how our neighbour lifts his nose,
BYRON—Childe Harold. Canto IV. St. 23. To tell what every schoolboy knows. SWIFT—Century Life.
(See also CARLYLE under SYMPATHY)
16 (See also BURTON)
To put a girdle round about the world. Every school-boy knows it.
GEO. CHAPMAN-Bussy d'Ambois. Act I.
(See also MIDSUMMER Night's DREAM. Also from his frequent use of it.
CHAPMAN and WEBSTER under NAVIGATION) (See also BURTON)
A vast engine of wonderful delicacy and inOf an old tale which every schoolboy knows. tricacy, a machine that is like the tools of the WILLIAM WHITEHEADThe Roman Father. Titans put in your hands. This machinery, in Prologue.
its external fabric so massive and so exquisitely (See also BURTON)
adjusted, and in its internal fabric making new
categories of thought, new ways of thinking Still sits the school-house by the road,
about life. A ragged beggar sunning;
CHARLES FERGUSON—Address. Stevens' IndiAround it still the sumachs grow
cator. Vol. XXXIV. No. 1. 1917. And blackberry vines are running. WHITTIER—In School Days.
Notwithstanding my experiments with elec7
tricity the thunderbolt continues to fall under Slavery is but half abolished, emancipation is our noses and beards; and as for the tyrant, but half completed, while millions of freemen there are a million of us still engaged at snatching with votes in their hands are left without educa away his sceptre. tion.
FRANKLIN Comment on TURGOT's inscription ROBERT C. WINTHROPYorktown Oration. in a letter to FELIX NOGARET, who translatOct. 19, 1881.
ed the lines into French.
(See also TURGOT)
But matchless Franklin! What a few
Can hope to rival such as you.
PHILIP FRENEAU-On the Death of Benjamin A new Cambyses thundering in their ear;
Franklin. While the dark shades of forty ages stood
(See also TURGOT) Like startled giants by Nile's famous flood. BYRON—The Age of Bronze. V.
Is it a fact-or have I dreamt it—that by
means of electricity, the world of matter has And they spoiled the Egyptians.
become a great nerve, vibrating thousands of Exodus. XII. 36.
miles in a breathless point of time? Rather, the
round globe is a vast head, a brain, instinct with I am dying, Egypt, dying.
intelligence: or shall we say it is itself a thought, Antony and Cleopatra. Act IV. Sc. 15. L. 18. nothing but thought, and no longer the sub
stance which we dreamed it. ELECTRICITY
HAWTHORNE—The House of the Seven Gables. Stretches, for leagues and leagues, the Wire,
The Flight of Two Owls.
A million hearts here wait our call,
All naked to our distant speech-
I wish that I could ring them all
CHRISTOPHER MORLEY-Of a Telephone Direc
tory. In The Rocking Horse. And fire a mine in China, here
22 With sympathetic gunpowder.
An ideal's love-fraught, imperious call BUTLER-Hudibras. Pt. II. Canto III. L. That bids the spheres become articulate. 295.
JOSEPHINE L. PBABODY–Wireless.
Discourse may want an animated “No”
COWPER-Conversation. L. 101.
Il embellit tout qu'il touche.
He adorned whatever he touched. FENELON—Lettre sur les Occupations de l'Académie Française. Sec. IV.
(See also CHESTERFIELD)
Eripuit cælo fulmen, mox sceptra tyrannis.
He snatched the thunderbolt from heaven, the sceptre from tyrants. TURGOT—Inscription for the Houdon bust of
FRANKLIN. See CONDORCET-Life of Turgot.
Th' unwieldy elephant, To make them mirth, us'd all his might, and
wreathed His lithe proboscis. MILTON—Paradise Lost. Bk. IV. L. 345.
Eloquence may be found in conversations and in all kinds of writings; it is rarely found when looked for, and sometimes discovered where it is least expected.
LA BRUYÈRE—The Characters. Ch. I. 55.
Ulmus And the great elms o'erhead Dark shadows wove on their aërial looms, Shot through with golden thread.
LONGFELLOW-Hawthorne. St. 2.
Profane eloquence is transfered from the bar, where Le Maître, Pucelle, and Fourcroy formerly practised it, and where it has become obsolete, to the Pulpit, where it is out of place.
LA BRUYÈRE—The Characters. Ch. XVI. 2.
There is as much eloquence in the tone of voice, in the eyes, and in the air of a speaker as in his choice of words. LA ROCHEFOUCAULD-Maxims and Moral Sen
tences. No. 261.
In crystal vapour everywhere Blue isles of heaven laughed between, And far, in forest-deeps unseen, The topmost elm-tree gather'd green From draughts of balmy air. TENNYSON-Sir Launcelot and Queen Guine
True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and
thing but what is necessary. LA ROCHEFOUCAULD-Maxims and Moral Sen
tences. No. 262.
L'éloquence est une peinture de la pensée.
Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts.
From the vine-land, from the Rhine-land,
From the sainted home of Celt,
All as brothers join and come,
And the foot-propelling drum;
Elbe, and Suir.
R. H. SCHAUFFLER—Scum o' the Earth.
A man in all the world's new fashion planted,
Love's Labour's Lost. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 165.
Love's Labour's Lost. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 74.
Exilioque domos et dulcia limina mutant
And for exile they change their homes and
Every tongue that speaks
END, THE (See also RESULTS)
the end, and thou shalt never do amiss.
Finem respice (or Respice finem).
Translation of Chilo's saying. Omnium artium domina (eloquentia). (Eloquence) the mistress of all the arts.
He who has put a good finish to his undertakTACITUS—De Oratoribus. XXXII.
ing is said to have placed a golden crown to the
whole. Magna eloquentia, sicut flamma, materia ali EUSTATHIUS—Commentary on the Iliad. tur, et motibus excitatur et urendo clarescit.
(See also HOMER) It is the eloquence as of a flame; it requires matter to feed it, motion to excite it, and it Si finis bonus est, totum bonum erit. brightens as it burns.
If the end be well, all will be well. TACITUS—De Oratoribus. XXXVI.
Gestæ Romanorum. Tale LXVII. (See also PITT)
A morning Sun, and a Wine-bred child, and a But while listening Senates hang upon thy | Latin-bred woman seldom end well. tongue,
It is the end that crowns, us, not the fight.
None but yourself who are your greatest foe. LONGFELLOW-Michael Angelo. Pt. II. 3.
(See also ADAMS)
My nearest And dearest enemy. THOMAS MIDDLETON-Anything for a Quiet Life. Act V. Sc. 1.
(See first quotation under topic.) 3 What boots it at one gate to make defence, And at another to let in the foe?
MILTON—Samson Agonistes. L. 560.
The world is large when its weary leagues two
loving hearts divide; But the world is small when your enemy is loose
on the other side. JOHN BOYLE O'REILLY-Distance.
5 His enemies shall lick the dust.
Psalms. LXXII. 9.
Inventé par le caloumnateur ennemy.
Invented by the calumniating enemy. RABELAIS-Pantagruel. Bk. III. 11.
(See also RICHARD III.)
Pour tromper un rival l'artifice est permis;
Artifice is allowable in deceiving a rival, we may employ everything against our enemies. RICHELIEU-Les Tuileries. 8
If thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Romans. XII. 20.
In cases of defence 'tis best to weigh
his coat with scanting A little cloth. Henry V. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 43.
I do believe,
Henry VIII. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 76.
12 That you have many enemies, that know not Why they are so, but, like to 'village-curs, Bark when their fellows do.
Henry VIII. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 158.
BAILEY-Festus. Sc. "The Surface. L. 376.
Let Pitt then boast of his victory to his nation of shopkeepers—(Nation Boutiquiere). Said by BARRÈRE, June 16, 1794 before the
National Convention. Attributed to NAPO-
Life of Napoleon. Claimed as a saying of Francis II. to NAPOLEON. (See also DISRAELI, SMITH, TUCKER, also
ADAMS under BUSINESS) Quoique leurs chapeaux sont bien laids, Goddam! j'aime les anglais.
In spite of their_hats being very ugly, Goddam! I love the English. BERANGER.
O cunning enemy, that, to catch a saint,
Measure for Measure. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 180.