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13 The Graces, three erewhile, are three no more; A fourth is come with perfume sprinkled o'er. 'Tis Berenice blest and fair; were she Away the Graces would no Graces be. CALLIMACHUS—Epigram. W. Goldwin SMITH's rendering.
14 Two goddesses now must Cyprus adore; The Muses are ten, and the Graces are four; Stella's wit is so charming, so sweet her fair face, She shines a new Venus, a Muse, and a Grace. CALLIMACHUs—Epigram. W. Swift's rendering. See MELEAGER of GADARA, in Anthologia Graeca. DK. 16. Wol. II. P. 62. (Ed. 1672) (See also GREEK ANTHology) 15 Omnia fanda, nefanda, malo permista furore, Justificam nobis mentem avertere deorum. The confounding of all right and wrong, in wild fury, has averted from us the gracious favor of the gods. CATULLUs—Carmina. LXIV. 406. . 16 Odii immortales! ubinam gentium sumus? Ye immortal gods! where in the world are we? CICERo-In Catilinam. I. 4.
13 The matchless Ganymede, divinely fair. HoMER—Iliad. Bk. XX. L. 278. POPE's trans.
14 Jove weighs affairs of earth in dubious scales, And the good suffers while the bad prevails. HoMER—Odyssey. Bk. WI. L. 229. Pope's trans. 15 Nec deus interst nisi dignus vindice nodus. Nor let a god come in, unless the difficulty be worthy of such an intervention. HoRACE—Ars Poetica. CXCI.
16 Junctaeque Nymphis Gratiae decentes. And joined with the Nymphs the lovely Graces. HoRACE—Carmina. 4. 6. 17 Dime tuentur. The gods my protectors. HoRACE—Carmina. I. 17. 13. 18 Neque semper arcum Tendit Apollo. Nor does Apollo keep his bow continually drawn. HoRACE—Carmina. II. 10. 19 Quanto quisque sibi plura negaverit, A dis plura feret. The more we deny ourselves, the more the gods supply our wants. HoRACE—Carmina. III. 16. 21. 20 Scire, deos quoniam propius contingis, oportet. Thou oughtest to know, since thou livest near the gods. HoRACE—Satires. XXI. 6. 52. 21 Of Pan we sing, the best of leaders Pan Thatieads the Naiads and the Dryads forth; And to their dances more than Hermes can, Hear, o you groves, and hills resound his Wort
22 Nam pro jucundis aptissima quaeque dabunt di, Carior estillis homo quam sibi. For the gods, instead of what is most pleasing, will give what is most proper. an is dearer to them than he is to himself. JUVENAL–Satires. X. 349. 23 To that utterance of the early gods! KEATs—Hyperion. Bk. I.
24 High in the home of the summers, the seats of the happy immortals, hrouded in knee-deep blaze, unapproachable; there ever youthful Hebé, Harmonié, and the daughter of Jove, Aphrodité, Whirled in the white-linked dance, with the goldcrowned Hours and Graces. CHARLEs KINGSLEY-Andromeda
Le trident de Neptune estle sceptre du monde.
o trident of Neptune is the sceptre of the World.
Stronger than thunder's winged force
All-powerful gold can speed its course;
Through watchful guards its passage make,
And loves through solid walls to break.
HoRACE—Ode XVI. Bk. III. L. 12. FRANCIS' trans.
15 The lust of gold succeeds the rage of conquest; The lust of gold, unfeeling and remorseless! The last corruption of degenerate man. SAMUEL JoHNSON.—Irene. Act I. Sc. 1.
16 L’or donne aux plus laids certain charme pour plaire, Et que sans lui le reste est une triste affaire. Gold gives to the ugliest thing a certain charming air, For that without it were elsea miserable affair. MoLIERE–Sganarelle. I. 17 Aurea nunc vere sunt saocula; plurimus auro Venit honos; auro conciliatur amor. Truly now is the golden age; the highest honour comes by means of gold; by gold love is procured. OvID—Ars Amatoria. Bk. II. 277.
18 Not Philip, but Philip's gold, took the cities of Greece. PLUTARCH-Life of Paulus AEmilius. Quoted as a common saying. It refers to PHILIP II. of Macedon.
19 What nature wants, commodious gold bestows; "Tis thus we cut the bread another sows. Pope—Moral Essay. Ep. III. L. 21. 20 L'or est une chimère. Gold is a vain and foolish fancy. SCRIBE AND DELAVIGNE—Robert le Diable. Ch. I. Sc. 7. 21 How quickly nature falls into revolt When gold becomes her object! For this the foolish over-careful fathers Have broke their sleep with thoughts, theirbrains with care, Their bones with industry: For this they have engrossed and pil'd up The canker'd heaps of strange-achieved gold; For this they have been thoughtful to invest Their sons with arts and martial exercises. Henry IV. Pt. II. Act IV. Sc. 5. L. 66.
22 Thou that so o hast resisted me, Give me thy gold, if thou hast any gold; For I have bought it with an hundred blows.
Henry VI. Pt. III. Act II. Sc. 5. L. 79.
23 Commerce has set the mark of selfishness, The signet of its all-enslaving power Upon a shining ore, and called it gold; Before whose o: bow the vulgar great, The vainly rich, the miserable proud, The mob of peasants, nobles, priests, and kings, And with blind feelings reverence the power That grinds them to the dust of misery. But in the temple of their hireling hearts Gold is a living god, and rules in scorn All earthly things but virtue.
SHALLEY-Queen Mab. Pt. W. St. 4.