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It was the rampart of God's house
By God built over the sheer depth,
So high, that looking downward thence,
Non est ad astra mollis e terris via.
Heaven's face doth glow.
ever man went to Arthur's bosom.
Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 104.
Were it not good your grace could fly to heaven?
The treasury of everlasting joy.
19 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 Čain, the first maie 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.
22 All places that the eye of heaven visits, Are to a wise man ports and happy havens.
Richard II. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 275.
23 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 wasts us to that doleful sea. J. A. SYMONDs. Trans. P. 37 in ToMSON's Selections from the Greek Anthology, in the Canterbury Poets. (Greek is found in Palantine 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. Ho, Vo DYKE—Story of the Other Wise an. V.
So all we know of what they do above
Is that they happy are, and that they love. EDMUND WALLER—On the Death of Lady Rich.
1. 14 Hell is no other but a soundlesse pit, All hell broke loose. Where no one beame of comfort peeps in it. MILTON.—Paradise Lost. Bk. IV. L. 918.
HERRICK–Noble Numbers. Hell. 2 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming. Isai XIV. 9.
15 The gates that now Stood open wide, belching outrageous flame Far into Chaos, since the fiend pass'd through.
MILTON.—Paradise Lost. Bk. X. L. 232.
16 In inferno nulla est redemptio. There is no redemption from hell. Pope PAUL III, when Michael Angelo refused to alter a portrait introduced among the condemned in his “Last Judgment.” 17 To rest, the cushion and soft dean invite, Who never mentions hell to ears polite. Pope—Moral Essays. Ep. IV. L. 149.
18 He knoweth not that the dead are there; and
that her guests are in the depths of hell. Proverbs. IX. 18.
19 Do not be troubled by St. Bernard's saying that “Hell is full of good intentions and wills.” FRANCIS DE SALEs—Letter to MADAME DE CHANTAL. (1605) Letter XII. P. 70. Selections from the Spiritual Letters of S. FRANCIS DE SALES. Trans. by the author of “A Dominican Artist.” Letter LXXIV in BLAISE ed. Quoted also in Letter XXII, Bk. II. of LEONARD's ed. (1726) ColleT's La Vraie et Solide Piété. Pt. I. Ch. LXXV. (See also BAxTER)
20 Black is the badge of hell, The hue of dungeons and the suit of night. Love's Labour's Lost. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 254.
21 I think the devil will not have me damned, lest
the oil that's in me should set hell on fire. Merry Wives of Windsor. Act V. Sc. 5. L. 38.
22 Hell is empty, "And all the devils are here. Tempest. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 214.
23 It has been more wittily than charitably said that hell is paved with intentions; they have their place in heaven also. SouTHEY-Colloquies on Society. (See also BERNARD) 24
St. Austin might have returned another answer to him that asked him, “What God employed himself about before the world was made?” “He was makinghell.” SouTHEY-Commonplace Book, Fourth Series. P. 591. (See also AUGUSTINE)
25 h #How and the love of the world constitute ell. soon-Aram- Explained. Par. 1,144.
26 Nay, o what flames are these that leap and SWe As 'twere to show, where earth's foundations crack, The secrets of the sepulchres of hell On Dante's track? Swinburne—In Guernsey. Pt. IV. St. 3.
12 If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Orhelp one fainting robin Into his nest again, I shall not live in vain. EMILY DickINsoN—Life. 13 Homo quierranti comiter monstratviam, uasi lumen de suo lumine accendit, facit: ihilominus ipsi luceat, cum illi accenderit. He who civilly shows the way to one who has - it, is as one who has lighted another's lamp from his own lamp; it none the less gives light to himself when it burns for the other. ENNIUs. Quoted by CICERo. DeCfficiis. 1. 16.
14 God helps him who strives hard. EURIPIDEs—Eumenidae. (See also CERVANTEs) 15
Turn, gentle Hermit of the Dale,
16 ight is the task when many share the toil. oMER—Iliad. Bk. XII. L. 493. BRYANT's trans. 17 Nabis sine cortice. You will swim without cork (without help). HoRACE—Satires. Bk. I. 18 Make two grins grow where there was only a grouch before. ELBERTHUBBARD–Pig-Pen Pete. Why I Ride Horseback. 19 Is not a patron, my lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water, and when he has reached ground encumbers him with help? so; Johnson—Boswell's Life of Johnson. w
20 I want to help you to grow as beautiful as God meant you to be when he thought of you first. GEORGE MAcDoNALD–The Marquis of Lossie. Ch. XXII.
Aid the dawning, tongue and pen:
Aid it, hopes of honest men! CHARLEs MACKAY—Clear the Way.
22 Truths would you teach, or save a sinking land? All fear, none aid you, and few understand.
Pope—Essay on Man. Ep. IV. L. 264.