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He was indeed the glass Wherein the noble youth did dress themselves.
Henry IV. Pt. II. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 21.
14 Sheep follow sheep.
Talmud. Ketuboth 62.
Inspicere tamquam in speculum in vitas omnium Jubeo atque ex aliis sumere exemplum sibi.
We should look at the lives of all as at a mirror, and take from others an example for ourselves. TERENCE-Adelphi. III. 3. 62.
Quod exemplo fit, id etiam jure fieri putant.
Men think they may justly do that for which they have a precedent. CICERO—Epistles. IV. 3.
Componitur orbis Regis ad exemplum; nec sic inflectere sensus Humanos edicta valent, quam vita regentis.
The people are fashioned according to the example of their kings; and edicts are of less power than the life of the ruler. CLAUDIANUS—De Quarto Consulatu Honorii
Augustii Panegyris. CCXCIX. 3 Illustrious predecessors. FIELDING—Covent Garden Journal. Jan. 11,
1752. (See also BURKE) Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way. GOLDSMITH-Deserted Village. L. 170.
(See also HOMER) 5 Since truth and constancy are vain, Since neither love, nor sense of pain, Nor force of reason, can persuade, Then let example be obey'd. GEO GRANVILLE (Lord Lansdowne)—TO
Content to follow when we lead the way.
trans. (See also GOLDSMITH)
EXPECTATION Serene I told my hands and wait,
Nor care for wind or tide nor sea; I rave no more 'gainst time or fate,
For lo! my own shall come to me.
“Yet doth he live!" exclaims th' impatient heir, And sighs for sables which he must not wear.
BYRON—Lara. Canto I. St. 3.
Since yesterday I have been in Alcalá.
LONGFELLOW-Spanish Student. Act I. Sc. 3.
Blessed is he who expects nothing for he shall never be disappointed. POPE-Letter to Gay. Oct. 6, 1727. Called
by POPE and Gay “The Eighth Beatitude."
(See also WALCOT)
Behold, we live through all things,-famine,
thirst, Bereavement, pain; all grief and misery, All woe and sorrow; life inflicts its worst
On soul and body,—but we cannot die, Though we be sick, and tired, and faint, and
worn, Lo, all things can be borne!
ELIZABETH AKERS ALLEN–Endurance.
By experience we find out a shorter way by a long wandering. Learning teacheth more in one year than experience in twenty.
Oft expectation fails and most oft there
A sadder and a wiser man,
CRABBE-Borough. Letter VII. L. 47.
In her experience all her friends relied,
CRABBE-Parish Register. Pt. III.
Expectation whirls me round.
Troilus and Cressida. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 19.
Tu proverai si come sa di sale
Thou shalt know by experience how salt the savor is of other's bread, and how sad a path it is to climb and descend another's stairs. DANTE-Paradiso. XVII. 58.
Although I enter not,
Ofttimes I hover;
Expectant of her.
'Tis silence all, And pleasing expectation.
THOMSON-Seasons. Spring. L. 160 .
Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes. FROUDE —— Short Studies on Great Subjects.
Party Politics. We read the past by the light of the present, and the forms vary as the shadows fall, or as the point of vision alters. FROUDE-Short Studies on Great Subjects. So
ciety in Italy in the Last Days of the Roman Republic
Experience join'd with common sense,
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. PATRICK HENRY—Speech at Virginia Conven
tion. March 23, 1775.
14 And others' follies teach us not,
Nor much their wisdom teaches,
Our own experience preaches.
Believe one who has tried it.
Stultorum eventus magister est.
Experience is the teacher of fools.
One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning. LOWELL — Among my Books. Shakespeare
Once More. 5 Semper enim ex aliis alia proseminat usus.
Experience is always sowing the seed of one thing after another. MANILIUS-Astronomica. I. 90.
Experience, next, to thee I owe, Best guide; not following thee, I had remain'd In ignorance; thou open'st wisdom's way, And giv'st access, though secret she retire.
MILTON—Paradise Lost. Bk. IX. L. 807.
7 What man would be wise, let him drink of the
river That bears on his bosom the record of time; A message to him every wave can deliver To teach him to creep till he knows how to
climb. JOHN BOYLE O'REILLY-Rules of the Road.
Experto crede Roberto.
Believe Robert who has tried it.
to Anatomy of Melancholy. Common in the
Experto crede Ruberto is given as a saying in a discourse of ULRICUS MELITER to SIGISMOND, Archduke of Austria. (1489) Same in CORONIS-A polog. pro Erasmus Coll.
First version is in an epitaph in an old chapel of Exeter College. (1627) LE ROUX DE LINCY traces it to GOMÈS de TRIER— Jardin de Recreation. (1611)
Learn the lesson of your own pain learn to seek God, not in any single event of past history, but in your own soul—in the constant verifications of experience, in the life of Christian love. MRS. HUMPHRY WARD-Robert Elsmere.
Da dacht ich oft: schwatzt noch so hoch gelehrt, Man weiss doch nichts, als was man selbst erfährt.
I have often thought that however learned you may talk about it, one knows nothing but what he learns from his own experience. WIELAND-Oberon. II. 24.
Who heeds not experience, trust him not.
JOHN BOYLE O'REILLY-Rules of the Road.
Nam in omnibus fere minus valent præcepta quam experimenta.
In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept. QUINTILIAN–De Institutione Oratoria. II. 5. 5.
10 I shall the effect of this good lesson keep, As watchman to my heart.
Hamlet. Act I, Sc. 3. L. 45.
I know The past and thence I will essay to glean A warning for the future, so that man May profit by his errors, and derive Experience from his folly; For, when the power of imparting joy Is equal to the will, the human soul
Requires no other heaven. SHELLEY-Queen Mab. III. L. 6.
Denn wenn sich Jemand versteckt erklärt, so ist Nichts unhöflicher als eine neue Frage.
For when any one explains himself guardedly, nothing is more uncivil than to put a new question. JEAN PAUL RICHTER—Hesperus. II.
EXPRESSION Preserving the sweetness of proportion and expressing itself beyond expression.
BEN JONSON—The Masque of Hymen.
DANTE's Inferno. Canto XVI.)
Patience and sorrow strove Who should express her goodliest. You have
seen Sunshine and rain at once: her smile and tears Were like a better way.
King Lear. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 18.
Look babies in your eyes, my pretty sweet one. BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER--The Loyal Subject. (See also DONNE, HERRICK, SIDNEY)
And feel by turns the bitter change Of fierce extremes, extremes by change more
fierce. MILTON—Paradise Lost. II. 599.
(See also CAMPBELL) He that had never seen a river imagined the first he met to be the sea; and the greatest things that have fallen within our knowledge we conclude the extremes that nature makes of the kind.
MONTAIGNE-Essays. Bk. I. Ch. XXVI. Avoid Extremes; and shun the fault of such Who still are pleas'd too little or too much. POPE-Essay on Criticism. L. 385.
(See also CLEOBULUS) Extremes in nature equal good produce; Extremes in man concur to general use.
POPE-Moral Essays. Ep. III. L. 161.
The mind has a thousand eyes,
And the heart but one;
When love is done. F. W. BOURDILLON—Light. (See also SYLVESTER, also BOURDILLON under
Thine eyes are springs in whose serene
BRYANT-Oh, Fairest of the Rural Maids.
Extrema primo nemo tentavit loco.
No one tries extreme remedies at first.
SENECA—Agamemnon. 153. Like to the time o' the year between the ex
tremes Of hot and cold, he was nor sad nor merry.
Antony and Cleopatra. Act I. Sc. 5. L. 51. Not fearing death, nor shrinking for distress, But always resolute in most extremes.
Henry VI. Pt. I. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 37.
The learned compute that seven hundred and seven millions of millions of vibrations have pene trated the eye before the eye can distinguish the tints of a violet. BULWER-LYTTON—What Will He Do With It?
Bk. VIII. Ch. II.
The Chinese say that we Europeans have one eye, they themselves two, all the world else is blinde. BURTON—Anat. of Melancholy. Ed. 6. P. 40.
(See also ERASMUS) Her eye (I'm very fond of handsome eyes)
Was large and dark, suppressing half its fire Until she spoke, then through its soft disguise
Flash'd an expression more of pride than ire, And love than either; and there would arise,
A something in them which was not desire,
And where two raging fires meet together,
Taming of the Shrew. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 133.