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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 minstrelsy falls clear
GEORGE MACDONALD-Within and Without. But on the listening heart.
Pt. III. Sc. 9. L. 30. JOHN VANCE CHENEY—The Listening Heart,
The heart is like an instrument whose strings Some hearts are hidden, some have not a heart. Steal nobler music from Life's many frets: CRABBE—The Borough. Letter XVII.
The golden threads are spun thro' Suffering's fire,
Wherewith the marriage-robes for heaven are "There are strings,” said Mr. Tappertit,
woven: . in the human heart that had better not And all the rarest hues of human life be wibrated."
Take radiance, and are rainbow'd out in tears. DICKENS—Barnaby Rudge. Ch. XXII.
GERALD MASSEY-Wedded Love. (See also DICKENS under SYMPATHY)
17 The heart asks pleasure first,
Where your treasure is, there will your heart
be also. And then, excuse from pain; And then, those little anodynes
Matthew. VI. 21. That deaden suffering;
But the beating of my own heart And then, to go to sleep;
Was all the sound I heard. And then, if it should be
RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES (Lord HoughThe will of its Inquisitor,
ton)-The Brookside. The liberty to die. EMILY DICKINSON—Poems. IX. (Ed. 1891) And when once the young heart of a maiden is
stolen, Meine Ruh ist hin,
The maiden herself will steal after it soon.
Zwei Kammern hat das Herz.
Drin wohnen, Ganz unbefleckt geniesst sich nur das Herz.
Die Freude und der Schmerz. Only the heart without a stain knows per
Two chambers hath the heart. fect ease.
HERMANN NEUMANN-Das Herz. Trans. by Doch ein gekränktes Herz erholt sich schwer,
T. W. H. ROBINSON. Found in Echoes A wounded heart can with difficulty be cured.
from Kottabos. Another trans, by ERNEST GOETHE-Torquato Tasso. IV. 4. 24.
RADFORD-Chambers Twain. There is an evening twilight of the heart,
Yonkers that have hearts of oak at fourscore When its wild passion-waves are lulled to rest. yeares. Fitz-GREENE HALLECK-Twilight.
Old Meg of Ilerefordshire. (1609)
(See also CERVANTES) I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
22 Job. XXIX. 13.
Oh, the heart is a free and a fetterless thing,
A wave of the ocean, a bird on the wing. Let not your heart be troubled.
JULIA PARDOE—The Captive Greek Girl. John. XIV. 1.
The incense of the heart may rise. The head is always the dupe of the heart.
PIERPONT—Every Place a Temple. LA ROCHEFOUCAULD-Maxims. No. 105.
(See also COTTON under RESIGNATION)
24 Wo das Herz reden darf braucht es keiner Vorbereitung
The heart knoweth his own bitterness. When the heart dares to speak, it needs no
Proverbs. XIV. 10. preparation. LESSING-Mina von Barnhelm. V. 4. A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance.
Proverbs. XV. 13.
He that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast. LONGFELLOW—The Building of the Ship. L. 7.
Proverbs. XV. 15. 14
27 Something the heart must have to cherish,
A man's heart deviseth his way; but the Lord Must love, and joy, and sorrow learn;
directeth his steps. Something with passion clasp, or perish,
Proverbs. XVI. 9.
Psalms. XXXIII. 15.
The heart is a small thing, but desireth great matters. It is not sufficient for a kite's dinner, yet the whole world is not sufficient for it.
QUARLES—Emblems. Bk. I. Hugo de Anima.
This house is to be let for life or years,
QUARLES—Emblems. Bk. II. Epigram X.
Never morning wore To evening, but some heart did break.
TENNYSON-In Memoriam. Pt. VI. Same idea in LUCRETIUS. II. 579.
14 L'oreille est le chemin du cœur.
The ear is the avenue to the heart.
VOLTAIRE--Réponse au Roi de Prusse. La bouche obéit mal lorsque le cœur murmure.
The mouth obeys poorly when the heart murmurs. VOLTAIRE—Tancrède. I. 4.
16 Who, for the poor renown of being smart, Would leave a sting within a brother's heart?
YOUNG-Love of Fame. Satire II. L. 113.
17 Heaven's vereign saves all beings but himself, That hideous sight, a naked human heart.
YOUNG—Night Thoughts. Night III. L. 226.
My heart is like a singing bird
Whose nest is in a water'd shoot; My heart is like an apple-tree
Whose boughs are bent with thick-set fruit; My heart is like a rainbow shell
That paddles in a halcyon sea;
Because my love is come to me.
Malebranche dirait qu'il n'y a plus une âme: Nous pensons humblement qu'il reste encor des
Malebranche would have it that not a soul is left; we humbly think that there still are hearts. EDMOND ROSTAND-Chantecler. Prélude.
HEAVEN Love lent me wings; my path was like a stair;
A lamp unto my feet, that sun was given; And death was safety and great joy to find;
But dying now, I shall not climb to Heaven. MICHAEL ANGELO—Sonnet LXIII. After Sun
set. 19 Nunc ille vivit in sinu Abraham.
Now he (Nebridius) lives in Abraham's bosom. St. AUGUSTINE-Confessions. Bk. IX. 3. De
Anima. Bk. IV. 16. 24. He explains that Abraham's bosom is the remote and secret abode of quiet. Founded on Luke. XVI. 23.
(See also HENRY V)
C'est toujours un mauvais moyen de lire dans le cæur des autres que d'affecter de cacher le sien.
It is always a poor way of reading the hearts of others to try to conceal our own. ROUSSEAU-Confessions. II.
Nicht Fleisch und Blut; das Herz macht uns zu Vätern und Söhnen.
It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. SCHILLER—Die Räuber. I. 1.
Even at this sight My heart is turn'd to stone: and while 'tis mine, It shall be stony.
Henry VI. Pt. II. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 49.
Spend in pure converse our eternal day;
Think each in each, immediately wise; Learn all we lacked before; hear, know, and say
What this tumultuous body now denies;
And see, no longer blinded by our eyes.
God keeps a niche
The very firstlings of my heart shall be The firstlings of my hand.
Macbeth. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 147.
He hath a heart as sound as a bell and his tongue is the clapper, for what his heart thinks his tongue speaks. Much Ado About Nothing. Act III. Sc. 2.
Othello. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 64.
All places are distant from heaven alike.
(See also COLLIER)
In hope to merit Heaven by making earth a Hell. BYRON—Childe Harold. Canto I. St. 20.
To appreciate heaven well 'Tis good for a man to have some fifteen minutes
of hell. WILL CARLETON—Farm Ballads. Gone with a
The road to heaven lies as near by water as by Just are the ways of heaven; from Heaven proland.
ceed JEREMY COLLIER—Eccl. Hist. Ed. 1852. IV. The woes of man; Heaven doom'd the Greeks to 241. FRIAR ELSTON's words, when threat bleed. ened with drowning by HENRY VIII, ac HOMER-Odyssey. Bk. VIII. L. 128. POPE's cording to Srow, quoted by GASQUET. trans. Same idea ascribed to SIR HUMPHRY GILBERT when his ship was wrecked off New Nil mortalibus arduum est; foundland. (1583) Idea taken from an Colum ipsum petimus stultitia. Epigram of LEONIDAS of TARENTUM. See Nothing is difficult to mortals; we strive to STOBÆUS-Greek Anthology. JACOB's append reach heaven itself in our folly. ix. No. 48.
HORACE—Carmina. Bk. I. 3. 37. (See also BURTON, MORE)
15 Heaven means to be one with God.
There the wicked cease from troubling, and CONFUCIUS, quoted by CANON FARRAR. Ser there the weary be at rest. Eternal Hopes. What Heaven 18.
Job. III. 17. Last line.
In my father's house are many mansions. Where tempests never beat nor billows roar. John. XIV. 2. COWPER-On the Receipt of My Mother's Picture. (See also GARTH)
Sperre dich, so viel du willst!
Des Himmels Wege sind des Himmels Wege. And so upon this wise I prayed,
Struggle against it as thou wilt, yet Heaven's Great Spirit, give to me
ways are Heaven's ways. A heaven not so large as yours
LESSING—Nathan der Weise. III. 1.
Booth led boldly with his big bass drum
(Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?) Nor can his blessed soul look down from heaven, The Saints smiled gravely, and they said "He's Or break the eternal sabbath of his rest. DRYDEN—The Spanish Friar. Act V. Sc. 2. (Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?)
NICHOLAS VACHEL LINDSAY—General Booth Since heaven's eternal year is thine.
Enters Heaven. DRYDEN–Elegy on Mrs. Killegrew. L. 15.
The heaven of poetry and romance still lies 'Twas whispered in Heaven, 'twas muttered in around us and within us. hell
LONGFELLOW-Drift-Wood. Twice-Told Tales. And echo caught faintly the sound as it fell. On the confines of earth 'twas permitted to rest,
When Christ ascended And the depths of the ocean its presence con Triumphantly from star to star fessed.
He left the gates of Heaven ajar. CATHERINE M. FANSHAWE–Enigma. (The LONGFELLOW-Golden Legend. Pt. II.
letter H.) (“'Twas in Heaven pronounced, it was muttered in hell.” In the original MS.)
We see but dimly through the mists and vapors;
Amid these earthly damps Where billows never break, nor tempests roar.
What seem to us but sad, funereal tapers GARTH-Dispensary. Canto III. L. 226.
May be heaven's distant lamps. (See also COWPER)
LONGFELLOW-Resignation. St. 4. While resignation gently slopes the way; And, all his prospects brightening to the last, Cedit item retro, de terra quod fuit ante, His heaven commences ere the world be past. In terras; et, quod missum est ex ætheris oreis, GOLDSMITH-The Deserted Village. L. 110. Id rursum cæli relatum templa receptant.
What came from the earth returns back to They had finished her own crown in glory, and the earth, and the spirit that was sent from she couldn't stay away from the coronation.
heaven, again carried back, is received into the GRAY-Enigmas of Life.
temple of heaven. 11
LUCRETIUS—De Rerum Natura. II. 999. Eye hath not seen it, my gentle boy!
23 Ear hath not heard its deep songs of joy;
Heaven to me's a fair blue stretch of sky,
Earth's jest a dusty road.
Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven.
Matthew. VI. 20.
It were a journey like the path to heaven,
MILTON—Comus. L. 302.
That she was standing on;
The which is Space begun;
She scarce could see the sun.
The ascent from earth to heaven is not easy. SENECA-Hercules Furens. CCCCXXXVII.
The hasty multitude Admiring enter'd, and the work some praise, And some the architect: his hand was known In heaven by many a tower'd structure high, Where scepter'd angels held their residence, And sat as princes.
MILTON--Paradise Lost. Bk. I. L. 730.
2 A heaven on earth. MILTON--Paradise Lost. Bk. IV. L. 208.
The starry cope Of heaven. MILTON-Paradise Lost. Bk. IV. L. 992.
Though in heav'n the trees Of life ambrosial fruitage bear, and vines Yield nectar.
MILTON—Paradise Lost. Bk. V. L. 426. 5
Heaven open'd wide Her ever-during gates, harmonious sound On golden hinges moving.
MILTON-Paradise Lost. Bk. VII. L. 205. There is a world above,
Where parting is unknown;
Form'd for the good alone;
Heaven's face doth glow.
Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 48.
Sure he's not in hell; he's in Arthur's bosom, if
(See also St. AUGUSTINE) Were it not good your grace could fly to heaven? The treasury of everlasting joy.
Henry VI. Pt. II. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 17. And, father cardinal, I have heard you say That we shall see and know our friends in heaven: If that be true, I shall see my boy again; For since the birth of Cain, the first male child, To him that did but yesterday suspire, There was not such a gracious creature born.
King John. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 76. 20
There's husbandry in heaven; Their candles are all out.
Macbeth. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 5. 21
Well, God's above all; and there be souls must be saved, and there be souls must not be saved.
Othello. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 105.
A Persian's Heaven is eas'ly made, 'Tis but black eyes and lemonade.
MOORE—Intercepted Letters. Letter VI.
All places that the eye of heaven visits,
Richard II. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 275.
The way to heaven out of all places is of like length and distance. SIR THOMAS MORE–Utopia.
(See also COLLIER)
LADY NAIRNE—The Land o' the Leal.
10 A sea before
We, on its shore,
CARDINAL NEWMAN-A Voice from Afar.
11 Heav'n but the Vision of fulfill'd Desire. And Hell the Shadow from a Soul on fire. OMAR KHAYYAM-Rubaiyat. St. 67. Fitz
For the selfsame heaven That frowns on me looks sadly upon him.
Richard III. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 285.
24 Straight is the way to Acheron, Whether the spirit's race is run
From Athens or from Meröe: Weep not, far from home to die; The wind doth blow in every sky
That wafts us to that doleful sea.
Selections from the Greek Anthology, in the
antine Anthology. No. 3.) 25 Who seeks for Heaven alone to save his soul May keep the path, but will not reach the goal; While he who walks in love may wander far, Yet God will bring him where the blessed are. HENRY VAN DYKE-Story of the Other Wise
A day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
Psalms. LXXXIV. 10.
The blessed Damozel lean'd out
From the gold bar of Heaven:
Of waters still'd at even;
And the stars in her hair were seven.
Oxford Ed. of Golden Treasury.)
So all we know of what they do above
EDMUND WALLER-On the Death of Lady Rich.
For all we know
The heart of man is the place the devil dwells Of what the blessed do above
I feel sometimes a hell dwells within myself. Is, that they sing, and that they love.
SIR THOMAS BROWNE- Religio Medici. Pt. I. EDMUND WALLER-Song. While I Listen to Sec. LI. Thy Voice. St. 2.
(See also MILTON under MIND) I have been there, and still would go;
But quiet to quick bosoms is a hell, 'Tis like a little heaven below.
And there hath been thy bane.
BYRON—Childe Harold. Canto III. St. 42. ISAAC WATTS-Divine Songs. 28. 3
Nor ear can hear nor tongue can tell There is a land of pure delight,
The tortures of that inward hell!
BYRON—The Giaour. L. 748.
Quien ha infierene nula es retencio.
CERVANTES—Don Quixote. I. 25. Sancho
Panza, misquoting the saying. One eye on death, and one full fix'd on heaven.
(See also BERNARD) YOUNG—Night Thoughts. Night V. L. 838.
Hell is paved with priests' skulls.
(See also BAXTER, FIRMIN, WANDER)
Undique ad inferos tantundem viæ est. I drink deep draughts of its nectar
From all sides there is equally a way to the E. C. STEDMAN-Heliotrope.
lower world. 6
CICERO-Tusc. Quæst. Bk. I. 43. 104. O sweetest of all the flowrets
Quoted as a saying of ANAXAGORAS. That bloom where angels tread!
(See also MORE under HEAVEN) But never such marvelous odor, From heliotrope was shed.
There is in hell a place stone-built throughout, E. C. STEDMAN-Heliotrope.
Called Malebolge, of an iron hue,
Like to the wall that circles it about.
DANTE-Inferno. Canto XVIII. L. 1.
We spirits have just such natures
We had for all the world, when human creatures; XII. Quoting an unnamed author.
And, therefore, I, that was an actress here, Adapted from
Play all my tricks in hell, a goblin there. "Alta, scrutantibus gehennas parabat.”
DRYDEN—Tyrannick Love. Epilogue. God prepared hell, for those who are inquisitive about high things.
The way of sinners is made plain with stones, (See also SOUTHEY)
but at the end thereof is the pit of hell.
Ecclesiasticus. XXI. 10. Hell is more bearable than nothingness.
22 BAILEY-Festus. Sc. Heaven.
Hell is paved with the skulls of great scholars, and paled in with the bones of great men.
GILES FIRMIN—The Real Christian. (1670) Hell is the wrath of God-His hate of sin.
Quoted as a proverb. BAILEY-Festus. Sc. Hell. L. 194.
(See also CHRYSOSTOM) Hell is paved with good intentions.
Weave the warp, and weave the woof, Quoted as BAXTER's saying by COLERIDGE.
The winding sheet of Edward's race; Notes Theol., Polit. and Miscel. P. 259.
Give ample room and verge enough Ed. 1853.
The characters of Hell to trace. (See also BERNARD, CHRYSOSTOM, DE SALES)
GRAY–Bard. Canto II.
(See also DRYDEN under FORTUNE) Hell is paved with infants' skulls.
El infierno es lleno de buenas intenciones. BAXTER. In HAZLITT—Table Talk. He was Hell is full of good intentions. stoned by the women of Kidderminster for
Adapted probably from a saying of ANTONIO quoting this in the pulpit.
GUEVARA, quoted by the Portuguese as "Hell (See also GUEVARA)
is paved with good intentions, and roofed
with lost opportunities." L'enfer est plein de bonnes volontés ou désirs. (See also BAXTER, BERNARD, DE SALES)
Hell is full of good wishes or desires.
(See also BERNARD)