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10 Wake up England.
Never was isle so little, never was sea so lone, KING GEORGE V., when Prince of Wales. But over the scud and the palm-trees an English
Speech at Guildhall after a trip around the flag was flown. world.
(See also HowITT) He is an Englishman!
Winds of the World give answer! They are For he himself has said it, And it's greatly to his credit,
whimpering to and froThat he's an Englishman!
And what should they know of England who only
England know? For he might have been a Rooshian
KIPLING—English Flag. A French or Turk or Proosian,
12 Or perhaps Itali-an.
Whether splendidly isolated or dangerously But in spite of all temptations
isolated, I will not now debate; but for my part, To belong to other nations,
I think splendidly isolated, because this isolation He remains an Englishman.
of England comes from her superiority. W.S. GILBERT-H.M.S. Pinafore.
SIR WILFRED LAURIER-Speech in the Cana(See also Cook)
dian House of Assembly, Feb. 5, 1896.
(See also FOSTER) The land of scholars, and the nurse of arms. GOLDSMITH–The Traveller. L. 356.
The New World's sons from England's breast we
Such milk as bids remember whence we came, We have stood alone in that which is called
Proud of her past wherefrom our future grew, isolation-our splendid isolation, as one of our This window we inscribe with Raleigh's fame. Colonial friends was good enough to call it.
LOWELL. Inscription on the Window preLORD GOSCHEN-Špeech at Lewes. (Feb. 26,
sented to St. Margaret's Church, West1896) (See also FOSTER)
minster, London, by American citizens in
honor of Sir Walter Raleigh. (1882) Anglica gens est optima flens et pessima ridens.
The English race is the best at weeping and Non seulement l'Angleterre, mais chaque the worst at laughing.
Anglais est une ile. (The English take their pleasures sadly.) Not only England, but every Englishman is THOMAS HEARNE-Reliquiæ Hearniana. Ed. an island.
1857. Vol. I. P. 136. (Source referred NOVALIS—Fragments. (1799) to CHAMBERLAYNE—Anglicce Notitia. (1669) From old Latin saying quoted in KORN Let us hope that England, having saved herMANNUS-De Linea Amoris. Ch. II. P. self by her energy, may save Europe by her 47. (Ed. 1610) BINDER—Novus The-. example. saurus Adagiorum Latinorum. No. 2983. WILLIAM PITT. In his last Speech, made at NEANDER'S Ethic Vetus et Sapiens (1590) the Lord Mayor's Banquet at Guildhall. (With "sed" not "et,” “Rustica” not (Nov. 9, 1805) As reported by MACAULAY ‘Anglica.”
-Misc. Writings. Vol. II. P. 368. But (See also FROISSART)
Europe is not to be saved by any single
man. England has saved herself by her exWhat have I done for you,
ertions, and will, as I trust, save Europe by England, my England?
her example. STANHOPE'S-Life of Pitt. Vol. What is there I would not do,
IV. P. 346. Reported as told him by the England, my own?
DUKE OF WELLINGTON. (1838) Neither W. E. HENLEY-England, My England.
the Morning Herald, nor the Times of Nov.
11, 1805 mention these words in comment 7 His home!--the Western giant smiles,
on the speech. The London Chronicle and
St. James's Chronicle give different versions. And turns the spotty globe to find it;This little speck the British Isles?
(King Edward) was careful not to tear England 'Tis but a freckle,-never mind it. HOLMES—A Good Time Going.
violently from the splendid isolation in which she had wrapped herself.
POINCARÉ-Speech at Cannes. (April 13, Old England is our home and Englishmen are we, 1912) (See also FOSTER) Our tongue is known in every clime, our flag on every sea.
Oh, when shall Britain, conscious of her claim, MARY HOWITT- Old England is Our Home. Stand emulous of Greek and Roman fame? (See also KIPLING, RICHARDS)
In living medals see her wars enroll’d,
And vanquished realms supply recording gold? The whole (English) nation, beyond all other POPE-Moral Essays. Epistle to Addison. mortal men is most given to banquetting and L. 53. feasts. Paulus Jovius-Hist. Bk. II. Trans. by | Dieu et mon droit. BURTON—Anat. of Melancholy.
God and my right.
Password of the day given by RICHARD I, to his
army at the battle of Gisors. In memory of the victory it was made the motto of the
royal arms of England. The martial airs of England Encircle still the earth. AMELLA B. RICHARDS—The Martial Airs of England.
(See also Howitt) O England! model to thy inward greatness, Like little body with a mighty heart, What might'st thou do, that honour would thee
do, Were all thy children kind and natural! But see thy fault!
Henry V. Act II. Chorus. L. 16.
Richard II. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 40.
Where'er the light of day be:
So tall and bold as they be!
A health to England, every guest;
Who loves his native country best.
With stronger life from day to day;
Hands all round!
God the tyrant's hope confound! To this great cause of Freedom drink, my friends, And the great name of England round and round. TENNYSON—Hands all around. In Memoirs
of TENNYSON by his son. Vol. I. P. 345. 10 When Britain first at Heaven's command, Arose from out the azure main, This was the charter of the land, And guardian angels sung this strain; “Rule Britannia! rule the waves;
Britons never will be slaves."
ten by THOMPSON AND MALLET. MALLET
There is nothing so bad or so good that you will not find Englishmen doing it; but you will never find an Englishman in the wrong. He does everything on principle. He fights you on patriotic principles; he robs you on business principles; he enslaves you on imperial principles.
G. BERNARD SHAW—The Man of Destiny.
5 Oh, Britannia the pride of the ocean
The home of the brave and the free,
No land can compare unto thee.
written some time before the Crimean
1899) Pp. 164, 231. To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a nation of shopkeepers, may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It is, however, å project altogether unfit for a nation of shopkeepers, but extremely fit for a nation whose government is influenced by shopkeepers. ADAM SMITH-Wealth of Nations. Vol. II. Bk. IV. Ch. VII. Pt. III.
(See also BARRÈRE)
A shopkeeper will never get the more custom by beating his customers, and what is true of a shopkeeper is true of a shopkeeping nation. Josiah TUCKER-Four Tracts on Political and
Commercial Subjects. (The words are said to have been used by Dr.
Tucker, in a sermon, some years before they appeared in print.)
(See also BARRÈRE)
Froth at the top, dregs at bottom, but the middle excellent.
VOLTAIRE-Description of the English Nation. Set in this stormy Northern sea,
Queen of these restless fields of tide,
Before whose feet the worlds divide?
MILTON—Paradise Regained. Bk. II. L. 201. Though throned in highest bliss Equal to God, and equally enjoying God-like fruition.
MILTON—Paradise Lost. Bk. III. L. 305.
There is no land like England,
Where'er the light of day be; There are no hearts like English hearts,
Such hearts of oak as they be; There is no land like England,
Heaven forbids, it is true, certain gratifica- Sonderbarer Schwärmer! tions, but there are ways and means of com Enthusiast most strange. pounding such matters.
SCHILLER-Don Carlos. III. 10. 277. MOLIÈRE—Tartuffe. Act IV. Sc. 5.
Enthusiasm is that temper of the mind in Whether with Reason, or with Instinct blest, which the imagination has got the better of the Know, all enjoy that pow'r which suits them best. judgment.
Pope-Essay on Man. Ep. III. L. 79. BISHOP WARBURTON— Divine Legation. Bk. 3
V. App. Sleep, riches, and health, to be truly enjoyed, must be interrupted.
15 RICHTER—Flour, Fruit, and Thorn Pieces. With that malignant envy which turns pale, Ch. VIII.
And sickens, even if a friend prevail. 4
CHURCHILL—The Rosciad. L. 127. Je l'ai toujours dit et senti, la véritable jouissance ne se décrit point.
Rabiem livoris acerbi I have always said and felt that true en- | Nulla potest placare quies. joyment can not be described.
Nothing can allay the rage of biting envy. ROUSSEAU—Confessions. VIII.
CLAUDIANUS-De Raptu Proserpinæ. III. 5
290. You were made for enjoyment, and the world was filled with things which you will enjoy, Envy's a sharper spur than pay: unless you are too proud to be pleased by them, No author ever spar'd a brother. or too grasping to care for what you cannot turn Gay-Fables. Pt. I. Fable 10. to other account than mere delight. RUSKIN–Stones of Venice. Vol. I. Ch. II. Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. 2.
For envy is a kind of praise. B
GAY—The Hound and the Huntsman. Res severa est verum gaudium
19 A thing seriously pursued affords true en- But, oh! what mighty magician can assuage joyment.
A woman's envy? SENECA --Epistles. XXIII. 3. 4.
GEO. GRANVILLE (Lord Lansdowne)-Progress 7
of Beauty. Quam vellem longas tecum requiescere noctes, 20 Et tecum longos pervigilare dies.
Envy not greatness: for thou mak'st thereby How could I, blest with thee, long nights Thyself the worse, and so the distance greater. employ;
HERBERT—The Church. Church Porch. St. And how with thee the longest day enjoy!
44. TIBULLUS—Carmina. III. 6. 53.
It is better to be envied than pitied.
HERODOTUS—Thalia (Same idea in PINDAR) 8
22 However, 'tis expedient to be wary:
The artist envies what the artist gains, Indifference certes don't produce distress;
The bard the rival bard's successful strains. And rash enthusiasm in good society
HESIOD—Works and Days. Bk. I. L. 43. Were nothing but a moral inebriety. BYRON—Don Juan. Canto XIII. St. 35.
Invidus alterius marescit rebus opimis; 9 No wild enthusiast ever yet could rest,
Invidia Siculi non invenere tyranni Till half mankind were like himself possess'd.
Majus tormentum. CowPER-Progress of Error. L. 470.
The envious pine at others' success; no greater punishment than envy was devised
by Sicilian tyrants. Enthusiasm is that secret and harmonious
HORACE—Epistles. I. 2. 57. spirit which hovers over the production of genius, throwing the reader of a book, or the
Ego si risi quod ineptus spectator of a statue, into the very ideal presence Pastillos Rufillus olet,
Gargonius hircum, lividus whence these works have really originated. A et mordax videar? great work always leaves us in a state of musing. If I smile at the strong perfumes of the ISAAC D'ISRAELI—Literary Character. Ch.
silly Rufillus must I be regarded as envious XII. Last lines.
and ill-natured? 11
HORACE—Satires. I. 4. 91. Nothing great was ever achieved without en
Envy! eldest-born of hell! EMERSON—Essay. On Circles. Last Par.
CHARLES JENNENS of Gopsall. Also ascribed 12
to NEWBURGH HAMILTON. Chorus of HANZwang erbittert die Schwärmer immer, aber DEL's Oratorio, Saul. bekehrt sie nie.
26 Opposition embitters the enthusiast but Invidiam, tamquam ignem, summa petere. never converts him.
Envy, like fire, soars upward. SCHILLER—Cabale und Liebe. III. 1.
Live-Annales. VIII. 31.