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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
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,
O solemn ghost, О crowned soul!
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
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. MILTON—Paradise Lost. Bk. VIII. L. 30. 16 2
A three-legged table, O ye fates!
Cymbeline. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 89.
FURY (See ANGER)
That what will come, and must come, shall come
well. The strawberry grows underneath the nettle
EDWIN ARNOLD-Light of Asia. Bk. VI. L.
Making all futures fruits of all the pasts.
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,
And that is sure to come.
LEWIS J. BATES–Our 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
At last the fleeting Now?
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.
Certis rebus certa signa præcurrunt.
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
No weary noontide heat,
To the quiet of the skies:
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.
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.
MILTON—Paradise 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 KHAYYAM–Rubaiyat. 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 HUGO—To 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.
MADAME DE HAUSSET-Memoirs. (Ed.
1824) P. 19. Also attributed to Louis Look not mournfully into the Past; it comes
XV by the French. Compare CICERO—De
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. LONGFELLOW—Hyperion.
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.
POPE-Odyssey. Bk. V. 219.
Etwas fürchten und hoffen und sorgen,
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.
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.
SENECA-Epistolæ Ad Lucilium. XCVIII.
Shake off the shackles of this tyrant vice;
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.
An album is a garden, not for show
15 And add to these retired Leisure, That in trim gardens takes his pleasure.
MILTON-Il Pensoroso. L. 49.
POPE-Moral Essays. Ep. IV. L. 117.
The garden lies,
TENNYSON-Gardener's Daughter. L. 40.
Come into the garden, Maud,
For the black bat, night, has flown.
The splash and stir
TENNYSON—Princess. Pt. I. L. 214.
(See also COWPER under CITIES)
Thos. EDWARD BROWN—My Garden.
A little garden Little Jowett made,
Jowett. Familiarly known as "Jowett's