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Quod tuum'st meum'st; omne meum est autem Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To tuum.

love, and to be loved, is the greatest happiness What is thine is mine, and all mine is thine. of existence. PLAUTUS—Trinummus. II. 2. 47.

SYDNEY SMITH-Of Friendship. Lady Hol

land's Memoir.
What ill-starr'd rage
Divides a friendship long confirm'd by age? I thought you and he were hand-in-glove.
POPE-Dunciad. Bk. III. L. 173.

SWIFT— Polite Conversation. Dialogue II. There is nothing that is meritorious but vir Friendship is like rivers, and the strand of tue and friendship; and indeed friendship itself seas, and the air, common to all the world; but is only a part of virtue.

tyrants, and evil customs, wars, and want of POPEJohnson's Lives of the Poets; Life of love, have made them proper and peculiar. Pope.

JEREMY TAYLOR-A Discourse of the Nature,

Measures, and Offices of Friendship. Idem velle et idem nolle ea demum firma amicitia est.

Nature and religion are the bands of friendTo desire the same things and to reject the ship, excellence and usefulness are its great ensame things, constitutes true friendship. dearments. SALLUSTCatilina. XX. From Cataline's JEREMY TAYLOR-A Discourse of the Nature, Oration to his Associates.

Measures, and Offices of Friendship. 5

Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in Some friendships are made by nature, some their lives, and in their death they were not di by contract, some by interest, and some by souls. vided.

JEREMY TAYLOR-A Discourse of the Nature, II Samuel. I. 23.

Measures, and Offices of Friendship. 6

Amicitia semper prodest, amor etiam aliquan O friendship, equal-poised control, do nocet.

O heart, with kindliest motion warm,
Friendship always benefits; love sometimes O sacred essence, other form,

O solemn ghost, О crowned soul!
SENECA-Epistolæ Ad Lucilium. XXXV. TENNYSONIn Memoriam. LXXXV.
Most friendship is feigning:

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and As You Like It. Song. Act II. Sc. 7. L. 181. must undergo and withstand the shocks of ad

versity, before it is entitled to the appellation. Out upon this half-fac'd fellowship!

GEORGE WASHINGTON - Social Maxims. Henry IV. Pt. I. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 208.

Friendship. Call you that backing of your friends? A Friendship's the wine of life: but friendship new

* * * is neither strong nor pure. plague upon such backing! give me them that will face me.

YOUNG—Night Thoughts. Night II. L. 582. Henry IV. Pt. I. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 165.

FRUITS (UNCLASSIFIED) 10 When did friendship take A breed for barren metal of his friend?

The kindly fruits of the earth. Merchant of Venice. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 134. Book of Common Prayer. Litany.

11 Friendship is constant in all other things,

Nothing great is produced suddenly, since not Save in the office and affairs of love:

even the grape or the fig is. If you say to me Therefore, all hearts in love use their own tongues; now that you want a fig, I will answer to you Let every eye negotiate for itself,

that it requires time: let it flower first, then put And trust no agent.

forth fruit, and then ripen. Much Ado About Nothing. Act II. Sc. 1. L. EPICTETUS — Discourses. What Philosophy 182.

Promises. Ch. XV. GEO. LONG's trans








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16 Necessity invented stools, Laden with fairest fruit, that hung to th' eye Convenience next suggested elbow-chairs, Tempting, stirr'd in me sudden appetite

And Luxury the accomplish'd Sofa last. To pluck and eat.

COWPER-Task. Bk. I. L. 86. MILTONParadise Lost. Bk. VIII. L. 30. 16 2

A three-legged table, O ye fates!
But the fruit that can fall without shaking,

Indeed is too mellow for me.
LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU—Answered When on my three-foot stool I sit.

Cymbeline. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 89.
Thus do I live, from pleasure quite debarred,

Nor taste the fruits that the sun's genial rays

Mature, john-apple, nor the downy peach.
JOHN PHILIPSThe Splendid Shilling. L. 115.

That what will come, and must come, shall come

well. The strawberry grows underneath the nettle

EDWIN ARNOLD-Light of Asia. Bk. VI. L.

And wholesome berries thrive and ripen best
Neighbour'd by fruit of baser quality.
Henry V. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 60.

Making all futures fruits of all the pasts.
EDWIN ARNOLD-Light of Asia. Bk. V. L.

Fruits that blossom first will first be ripe.
Othello. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 383.

Some day Love shall claim his own

Some day Right ascend his throne, Before thee stands this fair Hesperides,

Some day hidden Truth be known; With golden fruit, but dangerous to be touched. Some day-some sweet day. Pericles. Act Í. Sc. 1. L. 27.

LEWIS J. BATES—Some Sweet Day. The ripest fruit first falls.

The year goes wrong, and tares grow strong, Richard II. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 153.

Hope starves without a crumb;

But God's time is our harvest time,
Superfluous branches

And that is sure to come.
We lop away, that bearing boughs may live.

LEWIS J. BATESOur Better Day. Richard II. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 63.

Dear Land to which Desire forever flees;

Time doth no present to our grasp allow, The barberry and currant must escape

Say in the fixed Eternal shall we seize
Though her small clusters imitate the grape.

At last the fleeting Now?
BULWER-LYTTON-Corn Flowers. Bk. I. The

First Violets.
Let other lands, exulting, glean
The apple from the pine,

You can never plan the future by the past. The orange from its glossy green,

BURKE-Letter to a Member of the National The cluster from the vine.

Assembly. Vol. IV. P. 55. WHITTIERThe Corn Song.

With mortal crisis doth portend, ii FURNITURE

My days to appropinque an end.

BUTLER-Hudibras. Pt. I. Canto III. L. 589. Carved with figures strange and sweet, All made out of the carver's brain.

'Tis the sunset of life gives me mystical lore, COLERIDGE-Christabel. Pt. I.

And coming events cast their shadows before.

CAMPBELL-Lochiel's Warning.
I love it, I love it, and who shall dare

Certis rebus certa signa præcurrunt.
To chide me for loving that old arm-chair?
ELIZA COOK-Old Arm-Chair.

Certain signs precede certain events.

CICERO-De Divinatione. I. 52. Joint-stools were then created; on three legs

So often do the spirits Upborne they stood. Three legs upholding firm

Of great events stride on before the events, A massy slab, in fashion square or round.

And in to-day already walks to-morrow. On such a stool immortal Alfred sat.

COLERIDGE-Death of Wallenstein. Act V.

Sc. 1. COWPER—Sofa. Bk. I. L. 19. 14

There shall be no more snow
Ingenious Fancy, never better pleased

No weary noontide heat,
Than when employ'd t' accommodate the fair, So we lift our trusting eyes
Heard the sweet moan of pity, and devised From the hills our Fathers trod:
The soft settee; one elbow at each end,

To the quiet of the skies:
And in the midst an elbow it received,

To the Sabbath of our God. United yet divided, twain at once.

FELICIA D. HEMANS-Evening Song of the COWPER-Task.' Bk. I. L. 71.

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Quid sit futurum cras, fuge quærere: et

Take therefore no thought for the morrow; for Quem Fors dierum cunque dabit, lucro

the morrow shall take thought for the things of Appone.

itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Cease to inquire what the future has in Matthew. VI. 34. store, and to take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.

The never-ending flight HORACE_Carmina. I. 9. 13.

Of future days.

MILTONParadise Lost. Bk. II. L. 221. Prudens futuri temporis exitum Caliginosa nocte premit deus.

There was the Door to which I found no key; A wise God shrouds the future in obscure There was the Veil through which I might not darkness.

see. HORACE—Carmina. III. 29. 29.

OMAR KHAYYAMRubaiyat. St. 32. (Later

ed.) Fitz-GERALD's trans. You'll see that, since our fate is ruled by chance,

Venator sequitur fugientia; capta relinquit; Each man, unknowing, great, Should frame life so that at some future hour

Semper et inventis ulteriora petit.

The hunter follows things which flee from Fact and his dreamings meet.

him; he leaves them when they are taken; VICTOR HUGOTo His Orphan Grandchildren.

and ever seeks for that which is beyond what

he has found. With whom there is no place of toil, no burning OVID-Amorum. Bk. II. 9. 9. heat, no piercing cold, nor any briars there . .

15 this place we call the Bosom of Abraham. Ludit in humanis divina potentia rebus, JOSEPHUS—Discourse to the Greeks concerning Et certam præsens vix habet hora fidem. Hades. HOMER-Odyssey. VI. 42.

Heaven makes sport of human affairs, and

the present hour gives no sure promise of the When Earth's last picture is painted, and the next. tubes are twisted and dried,

OVID-Epistolæ Ex Ponto. IV. 3. 49. When the oldest colours have faded, and the youngest critic has died,

Nos duo turba sumus. We shall rest, and faith, we shall need it-lie We two (Deucalion and Pyrrha, after the down for an æon or two,

deluge) form a multitude. Till the Master of All Good Workmen shall set OVID-Metamorphoses. I. 355. us to work anew.

(See also SUETONIUS) KIPLING-When Earth's Last Picture Is Painted.

Après nous le déluge.

After us the deluge. Le présent est gros de l'avenir.

MME. POMPADOUR. After the battle of RossThe present is big with the future.

bach. See LAROUSSE-Fleurs Historiques. LEIBNITZ.


1824) P. 19. Also attributed to Louis Look not mournfully into the Past; it comes

XV by the French. Compare CICERODe

Finibus. XI. 16. not back again. Wisely improve the Present;

(See also SUETONIUS) it is thine.

18 Go forth to meet the shadowy Future without fear and with a manly heart.

Oh, blindness to the future! kindly giv'n,

That each may fill the circle mark'd by heaven. LONGFELLOWHyperion.

POPE—Essay on Man. Ep. I. L. 85.

19 Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant!

In adamantine chains shall Death be bound, Let the dead Past bury its dead!

And Hell's grim tyrant feel th' eternal wound. LONGFELLOW-A Psalm of Life.

POPE-Messiah. L. 47.

20 There's a good time coming, boys;

And better skilled in dark events to come.
A good time coming:

POPE-Odyssey. Bk. V. 219.
We may not live to see the day,
But earth shall glisten in the ray

Etwas fürchten und hoffen und sorgen,
Of the good time coming.

Muss der Mensch für den kommenden Morgen. Cannon-balls may aid the truth,

Man must have some fears, hopes, and cares, But thought's a weapon stronger;

for the coming morrow. We'll win our battle by its aid,

SCHILLER—Die Braut von Messina.
Wait a little longer.
Chas. MACKAY—The Good Time Coming. But there's

a gude time coming.

SCOTT—Rob Roy. Ch. XXXII. The future is a world limited by ourselves; in 23 it we discover only what concerns us and, some Calamitosus est animus futuri anxius. times, by chance, what interests those whom we The mind that is anxious about the future love the most.

is miserable. MAETERLINCK—Joyzelle. Act I.

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Shake off the shackles of this tyrant vice;
Hear other calls than those of cards and 'dice:
Be learn'd in nobler arts than arts of play;
And other debts than those of honour pay.
DAVID GARRICKPrologue to Ed. Moore's




Look round, the wrecks of play behold; Estates dismember'd, mortgag'd, sold! Their owners now to jails confin'd, Show equal poverty of mind.

Gay-Fables. Pt. II. Fable 12.


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An album is a garden, not for show
Planted, but use; where wholesome herbs should

LAMB-In an Album to a Clergyman's Lady.
I walk down the garden paths,
And all the daffodils
Are blowing, and the bright blue squills.
I walk down the patterned garden-paths
In my stiff, brocaded
With my powdered hair, and jewelled fan,
I too am a rare
Pattern. As I wander down
The garden paths.

AMY LOWELL-Patterns.

15 And add to these retired Leisure, That in trim gardens takes his pleasure.

MILTON-Il Pensoroso. L. 49.

Grove nods at grove, each alley has a brother,
And half the platform just reflects the other.
The suff'ring eye inverted nature sees,
Trees cut in statues, statues thick as trees;
With here a fountain never to be play'd,
And there a summer-house that knows no shade.

POPE-Moral Essays. Ep. IV. L. 117.
A little garden square and wall’d;
And in it throve an ancient evergreen,
A yew-tree, and all round it ran a walk
Of shingle, and a walk divided it.
TENNYSON-Enoch Arden. L. 731.

The garden lies,
A league of grass, wash'd by a slow broad stream.

TENNYSON-Gardener's Daughter. L. 40.

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Come into the garden, Maud,

For the black bat, night, has flown.

The splash and stir
Of fountains spouted up and showering down
In meshes of the jasmine and the rose:
And all about us peal'd the nightingale,
Rapt in her song, and careless of the snare.

TENNYSON—Princess. Pt. I. L. 214.


God Almighty first planted a garden.
BACON-Of Gardens.

(See also COWPER under CITIES)
My garden is a lovesome thing—God wot!
Rose plot,
Fringed pool,
Fern grot-
The veriest school
Of peace; and yet the fool
Contends that God is not.-
Not God in gardens! When the sun is cool?
Nay, but I have a sign!
'Tis very sure God walks in mine.

Thos. EDWARD BROWNMy Garden.


A little garden Little Jowett made,
And fenced it with a little palisade;
If you would know the mind of little Jowett,
This little garden don't a little show it.
FRANCIS WRANGHAMEpigram on Dr. Joseph

Jowett. Familiarly known as "Jowett's
little garden.” Claimed for WILLIAM LORT

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