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15 o was so good he would pour rose-water on a toad. Douglas JERROLD–Jerrold's Wit. A Charitable Man.
16 Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? John. I. 46. 17 How near to good is what is fair! BEN Jonson—Love Freed from Ignorance and Folly. 18 Rari quippe boni: numero vix sunt totidem quot Thebarum porta, 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. JUVENAL–Satires. XIII. 26.
Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever;
And so make life, death, and that vast forever
20 Be good, sweet maid, and let who can be clever; Do lovely things, not dream them, all day long; And so o Life, and Death, and that For Ever, One grand sweet song. CHARLEs KINGSLEY—Farewell. Version in ed. of 1889. Also in Life. Ed. by his wife. Vol. I. P. 487, with line: “And so make Life, Death, and that vast For Ever.”
21 Weiss Dass alle Länder gute Menschen tragen. Know this, that every country can produce good men. LESSING—Nathan der Weise. II. 5.
22 Segnius homines bona quam mala sentiunt. so have less lively perception of good than or evil. LIvy—Annales. XXX. 21. 23 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. o 24 Si veris magna paratur Fama bonis, et si successunuda 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.
The crest and crowning of all good,
Life's final star, is Brotherhood. Edwin MARKHAM—Brotherhood.
26 None But such as are good men can give good things, And that which is not good, is not delicious To a well-governed and wise appetite.
MILTON.—Comus. L. 702.
1 - For goodness, growing to a pleurisy, * * * his providence Dies in his own too much. Out of our evil seek to bring forth good. Hamlet. Act IV. Sc. 7. L. 115.
MILTON.—Paradise Lost. Bk. I. L. 162. 13
(See also TENNYSON) There is some soul of goodness in things evil, - Would men observingly distil it out. 2 Since good, the more Henry V. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 4.
Communicated, more abundant grows.
3 A glass is good, and alass is good, And a pipe to smoke in cold weather; The world is good, and the people are good, And we're all good fellows together. John O'KEEFE—Sprigs of Laurel. Act II. Sc. 1.
4 I know and love the good, yet ah! the worst pursue. PETRARCH-To Laura in Life. Canzone XXI.
5 Itidemgue utsaepe jam in multis locis, Plus insciens quis fecit quam prodens boni. And so it happens oft in many instances; more good is done without our knowledge than by us intended. PLAUTUs—Captivi Prologue. XLIV. 6 Bono ingenio me esse ornatam, quam auro multo mavolo. Aurum fortuna invenitur, natura ingenium donum. Bonam ego, quam beatam me esse nimio dici mavolo. A good disposition I far prefer to gold; for gold is the gift of fortune; goodness of disposition is the gift of nature. I prefer much rather to be .#good than fortunate. PLAUTUs—Phoenulus. I. 2. 90.
7 Gute Menschen können sich leichter in schlimme hineindenken als diese injene. ood men can more easily see through bad men than the latter can the former. JEAN PAUL RICHTER—Hesperus.
You're good for Madge or good for Cis
But what's to me the good of this
Esse quam videri bonus malebat.
He preferred to be good, rather than to seem
80. SALLUST-Catlina. LIV.
10 What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon also be beautiful. SAPPHo–Fragment. 101. 11 Bonitas non est pessimis esse meliorem. It is not goodness to be better than the very worst. SENECA–Epistolae Ad Lucilium. 12 There lives within the very flame of love A kind of wick or snuff that will abate it; And nothing is at a like goodness still;