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22 There are three wicks you know to the lamp of a man's life: brain, blood, and breath. Press the brain a little, its light goes out, followed by both the others. Stop the heart a minute, and out go all three of the wicks. Choke the air out of the lungs, and presently the fluid ceases to supply the other centres of flame, and all is soon stagnation, cold, and darkness. Hol.MEs—Professor at the Breakfast Table. XI. 23 Orandum est ut sit mens sana in corpore sano. Our prayers should be for a sound mind in a healthy body. JUVENAL–Satires. X. 356.
is a wearisome malady.
Health consists with Temperance alone. Pope—Essay on Man. Ep. IV. L. 81. 26
Pars sanitatis velle sanari fuit.
1. May be he is not well: 15 Infirmity doth still neglect all office He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. Whereto our health is bound. Mark. IV. 9. King Lear. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 107. 16 I was all ear, 2 And took in strains that might create a soul Ah! what avail the largest gifts of Heaven, Under the ribs of death.
When drooping health and spirits go amiss? How tasteless then whatever can be given!
Health is the vital principle of bliss, And exercise of health.
Too-cal, of Indolence. Canto II. St.
1 - 15 No command of art, Better to have the poet's heart than brain, No toil, can help you hear; Feeling than song. Earth's *:::: falls clear GEORGE MAcDoNALD–Within and Without. But on the listening heart. Pt. III. Sc. 9. L. 30.
John WANCE CHENEy—The Listening Heart,
2 Some hearts are hidden, some have not a heart. CRABBE—The Borough. Letter XVII.
3 “There are strings,” said Mr. Tappertit, “. . . in the human heart that had better not be wibrated.” DICKENs—Barnaby Rudge. Ch. XXII. (See also DICKENs under SYMPATHY)
And then, to go to sleep;
And then, if it should be
The will of its Inquisitor,
The liberty to die.
6 Ganz unbefleckt geniesst sich nur das Herz. Only the heart without a stain knows perfect ease. GoFTHE—Iphigemia auf Tauris. IV. 4. 123.
7 Dochein gekränktes Herzerholt sich schwer.
A wounded heart can with difficulty be cured.
GoETHE–Torquato Tasso. IV. 4. 24.
9 I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy. Job. XXIX. 13.
10 Let not your heart be troubled. John. XIV. 1.
11 The head is always the dupe of the heart. LA ROCHEFOUCAULD-Marims. No. 105.
12 Wo das Herz reden darf braucht es keiner Worbereitung. When the heart dares to speak, it needs no preparation. LEssING—Mina von Barnhelm. W. 4.
For his heart was in his work, and the heart
Giveth grace unto every Art.
14 Something the heart must have to cherish, Must love, and joy, and sorrow learn; Something with passion clasp, or perish, And in itself to ashes burn. LoNGFELLow—Hyperion. Bk. II. Introduction.
17 Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew. VI. 21.
18 But the beating of my own heart Was all the sound I heard. RICHARD Monckton MILNEs (Lord Houghton)—The Brookside.
10 And when once the young heart of a maiden is stolen, The maiden herself will steal after it soon. MooRE—Ill Omens.
22 Oh, the heart is a free and a fetterless thing, A wave of the ocean, a bird on the };
JULIA PARDoE—The Captive Greek Girl.
25 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance. Proverbs. XV. 13.
26 He that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast. Proverbs. XV. 15.
27 A man's heart deviseth his way; but the Lord directeth his steps. Proverbs. XVI. 9.
t 13 Never morning wore The heart is a small thing, but desireth great To evening, but some heart did break. matters. It is not sufficient for a kite's dinner, TENNYSoN–In Memoriam. Pt. VI. Same
yet the whole world is not sufficient for it. QUARLEs—Emblems. Bk. I. Hugo de Anima.
While resignation gently slopes the way;
22 Cedit item retro, de terra quod fuit ante, In terras; et, quod missum est ex ætheris oreis, Id rursum caeli relatum templa receptant. What came from the earth returns back to the earth, and the spirit that was sent from heaven, again carried back, is received into the temple of heaven. LUCRETIUs—De Rerum Natura. II. 999.
23 Heaven to me's a fair blue stretch of sky, Earth's jest a dusty road.
24 Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven.
Matthew. VI. 20.
25 It were a journey like the path to heaven, To help you find them.
MILTON.—Comus. L. 302.