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8 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 naturemakes of the kind. MontaignE–Essays. Bk. I. Ch. XXVI. 9 Avoid Extremes; and shun the fault of such Who still are pleas'd too little or too much. Pope—Essau on Criticism. L. 385. (See also CLEoBULUs) 10 Extremes in nature equal good produce; Extremes in man concur to general use. Pope—Moral Essays. Ep. III. L. 161. 11 Extrema primo nemo tentavit loco. No one tries extreme remedies at first. SENECA-Agamemnon. 153.
23 Thine eyes are springs in whose serene And silent waters heaven is seen. Their lashes are the herbs that look On their young figures in the brook. BRYANT—Oh, Fairest of the Rural Maids.
24 The learned compute that seven hundred and seven millions of millions of vibrations have penetrated the eye before the eye can distinguis the tints of a violet. BULwer-L N—What Will He Do With It? Bk. VIII. Ch. II.
25 The Chinese say that we Europeans have one i. o themselves two, all the world else is linde. BURTON.—Amat. of Melancholy. Ed.6. P.40. (See also ERASMUs)
26 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,
20 Scitum estinter caecos luscum requare posse. Among the blind the one-eyed man is king. ERASMUs—Adagia, Dignitas et Excellentia et Inequalitas, sub-division, Ercel. et Ineq. (about 1500) Proverbs collected by MICHAEL Apostolios, Cent. VII. 31. Latin given as: Caecorum in patria luscus rex imperat omnis. Taken from the Greek. See CHILLADEs—Adagiorum, fifth centuria, third Chilias No. 96. Earliest use probably in G. FULLENIUs—Comedye of Acolastus, trans. by John PALSGRAVE from the Latin. (1540) Quoted by EDMUND CAMPION-Rationes Decom. (1581). CARLYLE–Frederick the Great. Bk. 4. Ch. II. Quoted as: Beati monoculi in regione caecorum. Blessed are the one-eyed in the country of the blind. HERBERT-Jacula Prudentum. Also in Miscellanae. Pt. II. Fourth Ed. P. 342. JUVENAL–Satire X. 227, givesitas: Ambes Perdiditille oculus et luscis invidet. (See also BURTON, MARVEL, NücHTER, SKELTON) 21 To sun myself in Huncamunca's eyes. HENRY FIELDING—The Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great. Act I. Sc. 3.
22 Ils sont si transparents qu'ils laissent voir votre ame. Eyes so transparent, t through them one sees the soul. THEoPHILE GAUTIER—The Two Beautiful Eyes. (See also MEREDITH)