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Estne Dei sedes nisi terra, et pontus, et aer, Expedit esse deos: et, ut expedit, esse putemus. Et ccelum, et virtus? Superos quid quærimus It is expedient there should be gods, and as ultra?
it is expedient, let us believe them to exist. Jupiter est, quodcunque vides, quodcunque mo
OVID-Ars Amatoria. Bk. I. L. 637. Acveris.
cording to TERTULLIAN-Ad Nationes. Bk. Has God any habitation except earth, and II. Ch. 2, DIOGENES said, “I do not know, sea, and air, and heaven, and virtue? Why do
only there ought to be gods.” we seek the highest beyond these? Jupiter is
(See also TILLOTSON under God) wheresoever you look, wheresoever you move. LUCANUS-Pharsalia. Bk. IX. 578.
Vilia miretur vulgus; mihi flavus Apollo
Pocula Castalia plena ministret aqua. A boy of five years old serene and gay,
Let the crowd delight in things of no value; Unpitying Hades hurried me away.
to me let the golden-haired Apollo minister Yet weep not for Callimachus: if few
full cups from the Castalian spring (the founThe days I lived, few were my sorrows too.
tain of Parnassus). LUCIAN—In Greek Anthology.
OVID—Amorum. Bk. I. 15. 35.
Motto on title-page of Shakespeare's "Venus Apparet divom numen, sedesque quietæ;
and Adonis." Another reading: "Castaliæ Quas neque concutiunt ventei, nec nubila nim
aquæ,” of the Castalian spring. beis. Aspergunt, neque nix acri concreta pruina The god we now behold with opened eyes, Cana cadens violat; semper sine nubibus æther A herd of spotted panthers round him lies Integer, et large diffuso lumine ridet.
In glaring forms; the grapy clusters spread The gods and their tranquil abodes appear,
On his fair brows, and dangle on his head. which no winds disturb, nor clouds bedew with
OVID-Metamorphoses. Bk. III. L. 789. ADshowers, nor does the white snow, hardened by
Even the gods love jokes.
No wonder Cupid is a murderous boy;
MELEAGER—In Greek Anthology.
The Graces sought some holy ground,
Whose sight should ever please;
Deus ex machina.
A god from a machine (artificial or mechan-
LUCAN —Hermo. PLATO — Bratylus. 425.
Who knows not Circe,
MOTON—Comus. L. 50.
Di nos quasi pilas homines habent.
The gods play games with men as balls.
(See also KING LEAR)
The gods give that man some profit to whom
In wondrous ways do the gods make sport
Act II. (See also KING LEAR)
That moly That Hermes once to wise Ulysses gave.
MILTON—Comus. L. 637.
Keep what goods the Gods provide you. A glimpse of Breidablick, whose walls are light PLAUTUS–Rudens. Act IV. Sc. 8. RILEY'S As e'en the silver on the cliff it shone; trans.
Of dark blue steel its columns azure height
And the big altar was one agate stone. Dum homo est infirmus, tunc deos, tunc ho It seemed as if the air upheld alone minem esse se meminit: invidet nemini, neminem Its dome, unless supporting spirits bore it, miratur, neminem despicit, ac ne sermonibus Studded with stars Odin's spangled throne, quidem malignis aut attendit, aut alitur.
A light inscrutable burned fiercely o'er it; When a man is laboring under the pain of In sky-blue mantles, any distemper, it is then that he recollects Sat the gold-crowned gods before it. there are gods, and that he himself is but a TEGNER—Fridthjof's Saga. Canto XXIII. man; no mortal is then the object of his envy, St. 13. his admiration, or his contempt, and having no malice to gratify, the tales of slander excite Speak to Him, thou, for He hears, and Spirit with not his attention.
Spirit can meet; PLINY THE YOUNGER—Epistles. VII. 26. Closer is He than breathing, and nearer than 3
hands and feet. Themistocles told
the Adrians that he brought TENNYSON–Higher Pantheism. two gods with him, Persuasion and Force. They replied: "We also, have two gods on our side, Poverty and Despair.”
But a bevy of Eroses apple-cheeked PLUTARCH—Herodotus.
In a shallop of crystal ivory-beaked.
TENNYSON—The Islet. Thamus uttered with a loud voice
Here comes to day his message, "The great Pan is dead."
Pallas and Aphrodite, claiming each PLUTARCH—Why the Oracles cease to give An This meed of fairest. swers.
TENNYSON- Enone. St. 9.
18 Or ask of yonder argent fields above Why Jove's satellites are less than Jove.
Or sweet Europa's mantle blew unclasped
From off her shoulder backward borne;
The world is the mighty temple of the gods. TENNYSON–Palace of Art. St. 30.
Or else flushed Ganymede, his rosy thigh
Sole as a flying star, shot thro' the sky, Henry V. Act III. Sc. 7. L. 17.
Above the pillared town.
TENNYSON-Palace of Art. St. 31.
Atlas, we read in ancient song,
Was so exceeding tall and strong,
He bore the skies upon his back, The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices
Just as the pedler does his pack; Make instruments to plague us.
But, as the pedler overpress'd
Unloads upon a stall to rest,
Desires a friend to lend a hand,
That he might sit and rest awhile.
SWIFT-Atlas; or, the Minister of State. 11
21 Cupid is a knavish lad,
The god so willing
VERGILÆneid. 1. 303. L. 440.
Stronger than thunder's winged force
The lust of gold succeeds the rage of coriquest; The lust of gold, unfeeling and remorseless! The last corruption of degenerate man.
SAMUEL JOHNSON–Irene. Act I. Sc. 1.
Jamque dies, ni fallor adest quem semper acer
bum Semper honoratum (sic dii voluistis) habeo.
That day I shall always recollect with grief; with reverence also, for the gods so willed it.
VERGIL-Æneid. V. 49.
He calls the gods to arms.
The gods also dwelt in the woods.
VERGIL—Eclogues. II. 60. Oh, meet is the reverence unto Bacchus paid! We will praise him still in the songs of our father
land, We will pour the sacred wine, the chargers lade, And the victim kid shall unresisting stand, Led by his horns to the altar, where we turn The hazel spits while the dripping entrails burn. VERGIL-Georgics. Bk. II. št. 17. L. 31.
H. W. PRESTON's trans.
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 charm
ing air, For that without it were else a miserable affair. MOLIÈRE-Sganarelle. I.
Aurea nunc vere sunt sæcula; plurimus auro
Truly now is the golden age; the highest honour comes by means of gold;' by gold love is procured. OVIDArs Amatoria. Bk. II. 277.
GOLD (See also BRIBERY, MONEY)
Not Philip, but Philip's gold, took the cities of Greece. PLUTARCH-Life of Paulus Æmilius. Quoted
as a common saying. It refers to PHILIP II. of Macedon.
Their bones with industry:
Henry IV. Pt. II. Act IV. Sc. 5. L. 66.
Every honest miller has a golden thumb. CHAUCER-Canterbury Tales. Old saying,
referred to No. 7. For gold in phisik is a cordial; Therefore he lovede gold in special. CHAUCER— Canterbury Tales. Prologue. L.
443. 10 Gold begets in brethren hate; Gold in families debate; Gold does friendship separate; Gold does civil wars create.
COWLEY-Anacreontics. Gold. L. 17.
11 What female heart can gold despise? What cat's averse to fish?
GRAY-On the Death of a Favorite Cat.
12 That is gold which is worth gold.
HERBERT Jacula Prudentum.
13 Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold! Bright and yellow, hard and cold.
HOOD-Miss Kilmansegg. Her Moral.
Thou that so stoutly hast resisted me,
Henry VI. Pt. III. Act II. Sc. 5. L. 79.
Commerce has set the mark of selfishness,
SHOLLEY-Driven Mab. Pt. V. St. 4.
How near to good is what is fair!
Rari quippe boni: numero vix sunt totidem quot Thebarum portæ, vel divitis ostia Nili.
The good, alas! are few: they are scarcely as many as the gates of Thebes or the mouths of the Nile. JUVENALSatires. · XIII. 26.
Doing good, Disinterested good, is not our
(See also GOLDSMITH, GARTH)
JULIA C. R. DORR—To thé "Bouquet Club." Look around the habitable world, how few Know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.
DRYDEN- Jwenal. Satire X.
Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever;
Do noble things, not dream them all day long; And so make life, death, and that vast forever
One grand, sweet song.
Be good, sweet maid, and let who can be clever;
Do lovely things, not dream them, all day long; And so make Life, and Death, and that For Ever,
One grand sweet song.
of 1889. Also in Life. Ed. by his wife. Vol.
For all their luxury was doing good.
(See also CRABBE) Ein guter Mensch, in seinem dunkeln Drange, Ist sich des rechten Weges wohl bewusst.
A good man, through obscurest aspirations Has still an instinct of the one true way. GOETHE-Faust. Prolog im Himmel.
Weiss Dass alle Länder gute Menschen tragen.
Know this, that every country can produce good men. LESSING—Nathan der Weise. II. 5.
Segnius homines bona quam mala sentiunt.
Men have less lively perception of good than of evil. Live-Annales. XXX. 21.
The soil out of which such men as he are made is good to be born on, good to live on, good to die for and to be buried in. LOWELL-Among my Books. Second Series. Garfield.
Si veris magna paratur Fama bonis, et si successu nuda remoto Inspicitur virtus, quicquid laudamus in ullo Majorum, fortuna fuit.
If honest fame awaits the truly good; if setting aside the ultimate success of excellence alone is to be considered, then was his fortune as proud as any to be found in the records of our ancestry. LUCAN–Pharsalia. IX. 593.
And learn the luxury of doing good.
(See also CRABBE) 11 Impellid with steps unceasing to pursue Some fleeting good, that mocks me with the view, That, like the circle bounding earth and skies, Allures from far, yet, as I follow, flies.
GOLDSMITH-The Traveller. L. 25.
Vir bonus est quis?
Who is a good man? He who keeps the decrees of the fathers, and both human and divine laws. HORACE—Epistles. I. 16. 40.
14 God whose gifts in gracious flood
Unto all who seek are sent,
And is content.