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17 who, çosar gone now, in command high and adle: Or Xerxes the splendid, complete in his table? Or Tully, with powers of eloquence ample? Or Aristotle, of genius the highest example? Jacopone—De Contemptu Mundi. Trans. by ABRAHAM Colos. 18 Fame has no necessary conjunction with praise: it may exist without the breath of a word: it is a recognition of excellence which must be felt but need not be spoken. Even the envious must feel it: feel it, and hate it in silence. MRs. JAMEsoN—Memoirs and Essays. Washington Allston. 19 Reputation being essentially contemporaneous, is always at the mercy of the Envious and the Ignorant. But Fame, whose very birth is posthumous, and which is only known to exist by the echo of its footsteps through congenial minds, can neither be increased nor diminished by any degree of wilfulness. MRs. JAMEson—Memoirs and Essays. Washington Allston. 20 Miserum estaliorum incumbere famae. It is a wretched thing to live on the fame of others. JUVENAL–Satires. VIII. 76.
“Let us now praise famous men”—
For their work continueth,
And their work continueth,
First line from Ecclesiasticus. XLIV. 1.
22 Fame comes only when deserved, and then is
as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny. LoNGFELLow—Hyperion. Bk. I. Ch. VIII.
Building nests in Fame's great temple,
As in spouts the swallows build. LoNGFELLow—Nuremberg. St. 16.
24 His fame was great in all the land. LoNGFELLow—Tales of a Wayside Inn. The Student's Tale. Emma and Eginhard. L. 50.
Nolo virum facili redimit qui sanguine famam;
Hunc volo laudari quisine morte potest.
7 Fame, if not double fac'd, is double mouth'd, And with contrary blast proclaims most deeds; On both his wings, one black, the other white, Bears greatest names in his wild aery flight. MILTON.—Samson Agonistes. L. 971. 8 “Deshumeurs desraisonnables des hommes, il semble que les philosophes mesmes se desfacent plus tard et o envy de cette cy que de nulle autre: c’est la plus revesche et opiniastre; quia etiam bene proficientes animos tentare non cessat.” Of the unreasoning humours of mankind it seems that (fame) is the one of which the philosophers themselves have disengaged themselves from last and with the most reluctance: it is the most intractable and obstinate; for [as St. Augustine . it persists in tempting even minds nobly inclined.” MonTAIGNE–Essays. Bk. I. Ch. XLI. §§ the Latin from St. AUGUSTINE– Civit. Dei. 5. 14. (See also MASSINGER)
9. I'll make thee glorious by my pen And famous by my sword. MARQUIs of MonTRose—My Dear and Only Love. (See also Scott)
10 Ingenio stimulos subdere fama solet. The love of fame usually spurs on the mind. OvID–Tristium. W. 1. 76.
Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar. Tell me where is fancy bred, Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 61. Orin the heart or in the head? 2 How begot, how nourished?
And sweets grown common lose their dear de- Reply, reply.
light. Sonnet CII.
3. Staled by frequence, shrunk by usage into commonest commonplace! Togo-ow Hall Sixty Years After. St. 38.
FAMILY (See Home)
4. Some things are of that nature as to make One's fancy chuckle, while his heart doth ache. BUNYAN–Pilgrim's Progress. The Author's Way of Sending Forth his Second Part of the Pilgrim. Pt. II.
While fancy, like the finger of a clock,
Runs the great circuit, and is still at home.
6 Ever let the Fancy roam, Pleasure never is at home.
7 The truant Fancy was a wanderer ever.
*Pow employed on Divine Subjects.
8 Sentiment is intellectualized emotion, emotion pool as it were, in pretty crystals by the ancy. Lowell—Among My Books. Rousseau and the Sentimentalists.
9 Two meanings have our lightest fantasies, One of the flesh, and of the spirit one.
Lowell—Sonnet XXXIV. Ed. 1844.
She's all my fancy painted her,
She's lovely, she's divine.
11 When at the close of each sad, sorrowing day, Fancy restores what vengeance snatch'd away.
Pope—Eloisa to Abelard. L. 225.
14 Pacing through the forest, Chewing the food of sweet and bitter fancy. As You Like It. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 101.
It is engender'd in the eyes,
With gazing fed; and fancy dies
In the cradle where it lies.