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Deus quædam munera universo humano generi dedit, a quibus excluditur nemo.

God has given some gifts to the whole human race, from which no one is excluded. SENECA-De Beneficiis. IV. 28.

GLORY 14 So may glory from defect arise.



The glory dies not, and the grief is past.

BRYDGES On the Death of Sir Walter Scott.


Who track the steps of Glory to the grave. BYRON-Monody on the Death of the Right Hon. R. B. Sheridan.


Cum quod datur spectabis, et dantem adspice!

While you look at what is given, look also at the giver. SENECAThyestes. CCCXVI. 3

(See also OVID) Let us sit and mock the good housewife Fortune from her wheel, that her gifts may henceforth be bestowed equally.

I would we could do so, for her benefits are mightily misplaced, and the bountiful blind woman doth most mistake in her gifts to women.

As You Like It. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 34.

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Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.

Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 101.


Pater sancte, sic transit gloria mundi.

Holy Father, so passes away the glory of the world. See CORNELIUS À LAPIDE—Commentaria, 2nd.

Epist. ad Cor. Ch. XII. 7. The sentence is used in the Service of the Pope's enthronement after the burning of flax. Rite used in the triumphal processions of the Roman republic. According to ZONARÆ Annals. (1553)

(See also à KEMPIS)

glory built On selfish principles is shame and guilt.

COWPERTable Talk. L. 1.


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The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
GRAYElegy in a Country Churchyard. St. 9.

(See also BYRON)


The first in glory, as the first in place.
HOMER-Odyssey. Bk. XI. L. 441. POPE'S



All other gifts appertinent to man, as the malice of this age shapes them, are not worth a gooseberry.

Henry IV. Part II. Act 1. Sc. 2. L. 194. Win her with gifts, if she respect not words; Dumb jewels often in their silent kind More than quick words do move a woman's mind.

Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 89.

Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes.

I fear the Greeks, even when they bring gifts.
VERGIL-Æneid. II. 49.

8 Parta meæ Veneri sunt munera; namque notavi Ipse locum aëriæ quo congessere palumbès.

I have found out a gift for my fair;
I have found where the wood-pigeons breed.
VERGILEclog. III. 68. English by SHEN-

STONE. Pastoral. II. Hope. Erroneously
attributed to RowE by THOMAS HUGHES in

Tom Brown's School Days. Denn was ein Mensch auch hat, so sind's am Ende Gaben.

For whatever a man has, is in reality only a gift. WIELAND-Oberon. II. 19.

10 Behold, I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself. War WHITMAN-Leaves of Grass. Song of

Myself. 40.
Give all thou canst; high Heaven rejects the lore
Of nicely calculated less or more.
WORDSWORTH-Ecclesiastical Sonnets. Pt. III.

No. 43.
She gave me eyes, she gave me ears;
And humble cares, and delicate fears;
A heart, the fountain of sweet tears;
And love, and thought, and joy.
WORDSWORTHThe Sparrow's Nest.

That every gift of noble origin
Is breathed upon by Hope's perpetual breath.
WORDSWORTH-T'hese Times Strike Monied


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The glory of Him who Hung His masonry pendant on naught, when

the world He created. LONGFELLOW-The Children of the Lord's Sup

per. L. 177.

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Who would be so mock'd with glory?

Timon of Athens. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 33.

Avoid shame, but do not seek glory,-nothing so expensive as glory. SYDNEY SMITH-Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol.

I. P. 86.


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Those glories come too late
That on our ashes wait.
LOVELACEInscription on Title-page of Pos-
thumous Poems. (1659)

(See also MARTIAL) This goin' ware glory waits ye haint one agreeable

feetur. LOWELLThe Biglow Papers. First Series. No. II.

(See also BYRON) Cineri gloria sera est.

Glory paid to our ashes comes too late
MARTIAL-Epigrams. I. 26. 8.

(See also LOVELACE)
Go where glory waits thee;
But while fame elates thee,
Oh! still remember me.
MOORE-Go Where Glory Waits Thee.

(See also BYRON) Immensum gloria calcar habet.

The love of glory gives an immense stimulus. OVIDEpistolæ Ex Ponto. IV. 2. 36.

Et ipse quidem, quamquam medio in spatio integræ ætatis ereptus, quantum ad gloriam, longissimum ævum peregit.

As he, though carried off in the prime of life, had lived long enough for glory. Tacitus—Agricola. XLIV.


Twas glory once to be a Roman;
She makes it glory, now, to be a man.

BAYARD TAYLORThe National Ode.




Nisi utile est quod facimus, stulta est gloria.

Unless what we do is useful, our glory is vain. PHÆDRUS-Fables. III. 17. 12.

I never learned how to tune a harp, or play upon a lute; but I know how to raise a small and inconsiderable city to glory and greatness. THEMISTOCLES. On being taunted with his

want of social accomplishments. PluTARCH's Life.


Glories, like glow-worms, afar off shine bright, But look'd to near have neither heat nor light. JOHN WEBSTER—The White Devil. Act V.

Sc. 1.



Great is the glory, for the strife is hard!

WORDSWORTH–To B. R. Haydon. L. 14.



We rise in glory, as we sink in pride:
Where boasting ends, there dignity begins.

YOUNG-Night Thoughts. Night VIII. L. 508.

Who pants for glory, finds but short repose;
A breath revives him, or a breath o'erthrows.

POPE-Second Book of Horace. Ep. I. L. 300. Magnum iter adscendo; sed dat mihi gloria vires.

I am climbing a difficult road; but the glory gives me strength.

PROPERTIUS—Elegiæ. IV. 10. 3. Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife!

To all the sensual world proclaim,
One crowded hour of glorious life

Is worth an age without a name.
SCOTT_Old Mortality. Ch. XXXIV. Intro-

ductory Stanza. Recently discovered in The
Bee, Edinburgh, Oct. 12, 1791. Said to have
been written by MAJOR MORDAUNT. Whole
poem reproduced in Literary Digest, Sept.

11, 1920, P. 38. Glory is like a circle in the water, Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself Till, by broad spreading it disperse to nought.

Henry VI. Pt. I. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 133. When the moon shone, we did not see the candle; So doth the greater glory dim the less.

Merchant of Venice. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 92.

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Like a glowworm golden, in a dell of dew,
Scattering unbeholden its aërial blue
Among the flowers and grass which screen it from

the view.
SHELLEYTo a Skylark.

6 Among the crooked lanes, on every hedge, The glow-worm lights his gem; and through the

dark, A moving radiance twinkles.

THOMSONThe Seasons. Summer. L. 1,682.

They that deny a God destroy man's nobility; for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and, if he be not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature.

BACONEssays. Of Atheism.



GNAT 7 A work of skill, surpassing sense, A labor of Omnipotence; Though frail as dust it meet thine eye, He form’d this gnat who built the sky.



From thee all human actions take their springs, The rise of empires, and the fall of kings.


O Rock of Israel, Rock of Salvation, Rock struck and cleft for me, let those two streams of blood and water which once gushed out of thy side

bring down with them salvation and holiness into my soul. BREVINT—Works. P. 17. (Ed. 1679)

(See also TOPLADY) He made little, too little of sacraments and priests, because God was so intensely real to him. What should he do with lenses who stood thus full in the torrent of the sunshine. PHILLIPS BROOKS-Sermons. The Seriousness

of Life. It never frightened a Puritan when you bade him stand still and listen to the speech of God. His closet and his church were full of the reverberations of the awful, gracious, beautiful voice for which he listened. PHILLIPS BROOKS-Sermons. The Seriousness

of Life.


GOD Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. Acts. XVII. 23.

(See also VERGIL under GENIUS) Nearer, my God, to Thee

Nearer to Thee-
E'en though it be a cross

That raiseth me;
Still all my song shall

be Nearer, my God, to Thee,

Nearer to Thee!
SARAH FLOWER ADAMS—Nearer, my God, to

Thee! An article in Notes and Queries
states that the words were written by her
the music only by SARAH FLOWER ADAMS.



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Homo cogitat, Deus indicat.

Man thinks, God directs.

(See also LANGLAND)









12 All service is the same with God,

Acquaint thyself with God, if thou would'st taste With God, whose puppets, best and worst, His works. Admitted once to his embrace, Are we: there is no last nor first.

Thou shalt perceive that thou wast blind before: ROBERT BROWNING-Pippa Passes. Pt. IV. Thine eye shall be instructed; and thine heart

Made pure shall relish with divine delight
Of what I call God,

Till then unfelt, what hands divine have wrought. And fools call Nature.

COWPERTask. Bk. V. L. 782.
ROBERT BROWNINGThe Ring and the Book. 13
The Pope. L. 1,073.

There is a God! the sky his presence shares, 3

His hand upheaves the billows in their mirth, “There is no god but God!—to prayer-lo! Destroys the mighty, yet the humble spares God is great!”

And with contentment crowns the thought of BYRONChilde Harold. Canto II. St. 59.

worth. (See also KORAN)

CHARLOTTE CUSHMANThere is a God. A picket frozen on duty

My God, my Father, and my Friend, A mother starved for her brood

Do not forsake me in the end. Socrates drinking the hemlock,

WENTWORTH DILLONTranslation of Dies Iræ. And Jesus on the rood; And millions who, humble and nameless, 'Twas much, that man was made like God before: The straight, hard pathway trod

But, that God should be made like man, much Some call it Consecration, And others call it God."

DONNE-Holy Sonnets. Sonnet XXII. W. H. CARRUTH-Evolution.

By tracing Heaven his footsteps may be found:

Behold! how awfully he walks the round! Nihil est quod deus efficere non possit.

God is abroad, and wondrous in his ways There is nothing which God cannot do. The rise of empires, and their fall surveys. CICERO—De Divinatione. II. 41.

DRYDEN-Britannia Rediviva. L. 75. God! sing, ye meadow-streams, with gladsome Too wise to err, too good to be unkind, -voice!

Are all the movements of the Eternal Mind. Ye pine-groves, with your soft and soul-like REV. JOHN EAST—Songs of My Pilgrimage. sounds!

(See also MEDLEY) And they too have a voice, yon piles of snow, And in their perilous fall shall thunder, God! God is divine Principle, supreme incorporeal COLERIDGE-Hymn before Sunrise in the Vale Being, Mind, Spirit, Soul, Life, Truth, Love. of Chamouni.

MARY B. G. EDDY-Science and Health. Ch.

XIV. Ed. 1906. P. 465. God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the

There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor subweak things of the world to confound the things

stance in matter. All is infinite Mind, and its that are mighty.

infinite manifestation, for God is All in All. I Corinthians. I. 27.

Spirit is immortal Truth; Matter is mortal error.

MARY B. G. EDDY- Science and Health. Ch. 8

XIV. Ed. 1906. P. 468. I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave

(See also KORAN) the increase. I Corinthians. III. 6.

When the Master of the universe has points to

carry in his government he impresses his will in God moves in a mysterious way

the structure of minds. His wonders to perform;

EMERSON-Letters and Social Aims. ImmorHe plants his footsteps in the sea

tality. And rides upon the storm. COWPER-Hymn. Light Shining out of Dark

He was a wise man who originated the idea of ness. (See also POPE)


EURIPIDES-Sisyphus. God never meant that man should scale the

(See also VOLTAIRE) Heavens By strides of human wisdom. In his works,

Henceforth the Majesty of God revere;

Fear him and you have nothing else to fear. Though wondrous, he commands us in his word To seek him rather where his mercy shines.

FORDYCE- Answer to a Gentleman who ApolCOWPERTask. Bk. III. L. 217.

ogized to the Author for Swearing.

(See also RACINE) 11 But who with filial confidence inspired,

Wie einer ist, so ist sein Gott, Can lift to Heaven an unpresumptuous eye,

Darum ward Gott so oft zu Spott. And smiling say, My Father made them all.

As a man is, so is his God; therefore God was COWPER Task. Bk. V. The Winter Morning 80 often an object of mockery. Walk. L. 745.










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