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For there are moments in life, when the heart is

so full of emotion, That if by chance it be shaken, or into its depths

like a pebble Drops some careless word, it overflows, and its

secret, Spilt on the ground like water, can never be

gathered together. LONGFELLOW-Courtship of Miles Standish.

Pt. VI. Priscilla. L. 12.



Full twenty times was Peter feared,
For once that Peter was respected.

WORDSWORTH-Peter Bell. Pt. I. St. 3.

5 Less base the fear of death than fear of life. YOUNGNight Thoughts. Night V. L. 441.


Come when the rains Have glazed the snow and clothed the trees with

While the slant sun of February pours
Into the bowers a flood of light. Approach!
The incrusted surface shall upbear thy steps
And the broad arching portals of the grove
Welcome thy entering.

BRYANT-A Winter Piece. L. 60.

7 The February sunshine steeps your boughs And tints the buds and swells the leaves within.

BRYANT—Among the Trees. L. 53.

8 February makes a bridge, and March breaks it.

HERBERT- Jacula Prudentum.

The wealth of rich feelings—the deep the pure; With strength to meet sorrow,

and faith to endure. FRANCES S. OSGOOD-TOF. D. Maurice.

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Sensations sweet, Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart. WORDSWORTH-Lines Composed a Few Miles

Above Tintern Abbey.

February, fill the dyke
With what thou dost like.
TUSSERHundred Points of Good Husbandry.

February's Husbandry. (1577 Edition “With
what ye like.")

FEELING He thought as a sage, though he felt as a man.

BEATTIEThe Hermit. L. 8.



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FESTIVITIES On such an occasion as this,

All time and nonsense scorning,
Nothing shall come amiss,

And we won't go home till morning.
JOHN B. BUCKSTONE-Billy Taylor. Act I.

Sc. 2.
Why should we break up

Our snug and pleasant party?
Time was made for slaves,

But never for us so hearty.
JOHN B. BUCKSTONE-Billy Taylor. Act I.

Sc. 2.

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Thought is deeper than all speech,

Feeling deeper than all thought; Souls to souls can never teach

What unto themselves was taught. C. P. CRANCHThought. The moment of finding a fellow-creature is often as full of mingled doubt and exultation, as the moment of finding an idea. GEORGE ELIOT—Daniel Deronda. Bk. II.


As much valour is to be found in feasting as in fighting, and some of our city captains and carpet knights will make this good, and prove it. BURTON—Anatomy of Melancholy. Pt. I. Sec.

II. Memb. 2. Subsect. 2.


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There was a sound of revelry by night,
And Belgium's capital had gather'd then

No man can mortgage his injustice as a pawn Her Beauty and her Chivalry, and bright

for his fidelity. The lamps shone o'er fair women and brave BURKE-Reflections on the Revolution in France.

12 BYRON—Childe Harold. Canto III. St. 21. I never will desert Mr. Micawber.

DICKENSDavid Copperfield. Ch. XII. The music, and the banquet, and the wine 13 The garlands, the rose odors, and the flowers, Thou givest life and love for Greece and Right: The sparkling eyes, and flashing ornaments I will stand by thee lest thou shouldst be weak, The white arms and the raven hair—the braids, Not weak of soul.—

I will but hold in sight And bracelets; swan-like bosoms, and the neck Thy marvelous beauty. Here is lace,

She you seek! An India in itself, yet dazzling not.

W. J. LINTON—Iphigenia at Aulis.
BYRON—Marino Faliero. Act IV. Sc. 1. L.

So spake the seraph Abdiel, faithful found,
Among the faithless faithful only he.

MILTON—Paradise Lost. Bk. V. L. 896.
Then I commended mirth, because a man bath
no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and

Be not the first by whom the new are tried, to drink, and to be merry,

Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Ecclesiastes. VIII. 15. See also Luke. XII. 19.

POPE—Essay on Criticism. L. 336.
Neque pauciores tribus, neque plures novem. Pleas'd to the last he crops the flowery food,
Not fewer than three nor more than nine.

And licks the hand just rais'd to shed his blood. Quoted by ERASMUSFam. Coll. The num

POPEEssay on Man. Ep. I. L. 83. ber for a dinner, according to a proverb.

(See also POMFRET under HAND) The service was of great array,

Pretio parata vincitur pretio fides. That they were served with that day.

Fidelity bought with money is overcome by

Thus they ate, and made them glad,
With such service as they had-

SENECA—Agamemnon. 287.
When they had dined, as I you say,
Lordis and ladies yede to play;

Poscunt fidem secunda, at adversa exigunt.
Some to tables and some to chess,

Prosperity asks for fidelity; adversity exacts it.

SENECA-Agamemnon. 934.
With other games more and less.
The Life of Ipomydon. Harleian Library.

O, where is loyalty? (British Museum.) MS. No. 2,252.

If it be banish'd from the frosty head,

Where shall it find a harbour in the earth? Non ampliter, sed munditer convivium; plus Henry VI. Pt. II. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 166. salis quam sumptus.

A feast not profuse but elegant; more of You draw me, you hard-hearted adamant; salt (refinement] than of expense.

But yet you draw not iron, for my heart
Quoted by MONTAIGNE—Essays. Bk. III. Ch. Is true as steel.
LX. From an ancient poet, cited by Non Midsummer Night's Dream. Act II. Sc. 1.

MARCELLUS. XI. 19. Also from L. 195.
CORNELIUS NEPOS-Life of Atticus. Ch.

To be true to each other, let ’appen what maäy

Till the end o' the daäy 7 This night I hold an old accustom'd feast,

An the last loäd hoäm. Whereto I have invited many a guest,

TENNYSONThe Promise of May. Song. Act Such as I love; and you among the store, One more, most welcome, makes my number more.

To God, thy countrie, and thy friend be true. Romeo and Juliet. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 20.

VAUGHAN–Rules and Lessons. St. 8.

We keep the day. With festal cheer,
With books and music, surely we

Will drink to him, whate'er he be,

Close by a rock, of less enormous height,
And sing the songs he loved to hear.

Breaks the wild waves, and forms a dangerous


Full on its crown, a fig’s green branches rise, Oh, leave the gay and festive scenes,

And shoot a leafy forest to the skies. The halls of dazzling light.

HOMER-Odyssey. Bk. XII. L. 125. POPE's H. S. VAN DYKEThe Light Guitar.














Feast, and your halls are crowded;
Fast, and the world goes by.


So counsel'd he, and both together went
Into the thickest wood; there soon they chose
The fig-tree, not that kind for fruit renowned,



How great a matter a little fire kindleth!

James. III. 5.

But such as at this day to Indians known
In Malabar or Decan spreads her arms,
Branching so broad and long, that in the ground
The bended twigs take root,

and daughters grow About the mother tree, a pillar'd shade High overarch'd, and echoing walks between.

MILTONParadise Lost. Bk. IX. L. 1,099.



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Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, play the man! We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.

LATIMERThe Martyrdom. P. 523.

There can no great smoke arise, but there must be some fire. LYLY-Euphues and his Emphæbus. P. 153. (Arber's Reprint.)

(See also PERSIUS, PLAUTUS) 16 All the fatt's in the fire.

MARSTON—What You Will. 1607.

17 Whirlwinds of tempestuous fire.

MILTONParadise Lost. Bk. I. L. 77.



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Kindles the gummy bark of fir or pine,
And sends a comfortable heat from far,
Which might

supply the sun. MILTONParadise Lost. Bk. X. L. 1,076.

They lepe lyke a flounder out of a fryenge panne into the fyre. THOMAS MORE-Dial. Bk. II. Ch. I. Folio LXIII. b.

(See also PLATO) Dare pondus idonea fumo.

Fit to give weight to smoke.
PERSIUS-Satires. V. 20.

(See also LYLY)
Out of the frying pan into the fire.
Idea in PLATO- De Repub. VIII. P. 569. B.
THEODORET-Therap. III. 773.

( See also MORE)
Flamma fumo est proxima.

Flame is very near to smoke.
PLAUTUS—Curculio. Act I. 1. 53.

(See also LYLY)




Divert her eyes with pictures in the fire.
POPE-Epistle to Mrs. Teresa Blount, on her

leaving the Town after the Coronation. Heap coals of fire upon his head.

Proverbs. XXV. 22.


FIRE Yet in oure asshen olde is fyr yreke. CHAUCER—Canterbury Tales. The Reves Prologue. L. 3,881.

(See also GRAY, SIDNEY) 6 Words pregnant with celestial fire. COWPER—Boadicea. 33.

(See also GRAY)
E'en from the tomb the voice of nature cries,
E'en in our ashes live their wonted fires.
GRAY-Elegy in a Country Churchyard. 23.

GRAY says it was suggested by PETRARCH
-Sonnet. 169. Same phrase in SHAKES-
PEARE-Antony and Cleopatra. Act V. Sc. 2.

(See also CHAUCER)
Some heart once pregnant with celestial fire.
GRAY-Elegy. 46.

(See also COWPER) A crooked log makes a straight fire.

HERBERT Jacula Prudentum.







Parva sæpe scintilla contempta magnum excitavit incendium.

A spark neglected has often raised a conflagration. QUINTUS CURTIUS RUFUSDe Rebus Gestis

Alexandria Magni. VI. 3. 11.
A little fire is quickly trodden out;
Which, being suffer'd, rivers cannot quench.

Henry VI. Pt. III. Act IV. Sc. 8. L. 6.

26 The fire i' the flint Shows not till it be struck.

Timon of Athens. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 22.

27 Fire that's closest kept burns most of all.

Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 30. 28

In ash of despaire, though burnt, shall make thee live. SIR PHILIP SIDNEY-Arcadia.

(See also CHAUCER)

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