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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,
WORDSWORTH-Peter Bell. Pt. I. St. 3.
5 Less base the fear of death than fear of life. YOUNG—Night Thoughts. Night V. L. 441.
Come when the rains Have glazed the snow and clothed the trees with
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.
Sensations sweet, Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart. WORDSWORTH-Lines Composed a Few Miles
Above Tintern Abbey.
February, fill the dyke
February's Husbandry. (1577 Edition “With
FEELING He thought as a sage, though he felt as a man.
BEATTIE—The Hermit. L. 8.
FESTIVITIES On such an occasion as this,
All time and nonsense scorning,
And we won't go home till morning.
Our snug and pleasant party?
But never for us so hearty.
Thought is deeper than all speech,
Feeling deeper than all thought; Souls to souls can never teach
What unto themselves was taught. C. P. CRANCH—Thought. 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.
FIDELITY (See also FAITH)
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.
DICKENS—David 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.
So spake the seraph Abdiel, faithful found,
MILTON—Paradise Lost. Bk. V. L. 896.
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.
POPE—Essay on Criticism. L. 336.
And licks the hand just rais'd to shed his blood. Quoted by ERASMUS—Fam. Coll. The num
POPE—Essay 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
Poscunt fidem secunda, at adversa exigunt.
Prosperity asks for fidelity; adversity exacts it.
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
MARCELLUS. XI. 19. Also from L. 195.
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,
TENNYSON—The 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.
Close by a rock, of less enormous height,
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;
ELLA WHEELER WILCOX-Solitude.
So counsel'd he, and both together went
How great a matter a little fire kindleth!
James. III. 5.
But such as at this day to Indians known
and daughters grow About the mother tree, a pillar'd shade High overarch'd, and echoing walks between.
MILTON—Paradise Lost. Bk. IX. L. 1,099.
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.
LATIMER—The 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.
MILTON—Paradise Lost. Bk. I. L. 77.
Kindles the gummy bark of fir or pine,
supply the sun. MILTON—Paradise 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.
(See also LYLY)
( See also MORE)
Flame is very near to smoke.
(See also LYLY)
Divert her eyes with pictures in the fire.
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)
GRAY says it was suggested by PETRARCH
(See also CHAUCER)
(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 RUFUS—De Rebus Gestis
Alexandria Magni. VI. 3. 11.
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)