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Among the flowers no perfume is like mine; The Jackdaw sat in the Cardinal's chair!
That which is best in me comes from within. Bishop and Abbot and Prior were there,
So those in this world who would rise and shine Many a monk and many a friar,
Should seek internal excellence to win. Many a knight and many a squire,
And though 'tis true that falsehood and despair With a great many more of lesser degree,
Meet in my name, yet bear it still in mind In sooth a goodly company;
That where they meet they perish. All is fair And they served the Lord Primate on bended When they are gone and nought remains beknee.
hind. Never, I ween,
LELANDJessamine. Was a prouder seen, Read of in books or dreamt of in dreams, And the jasmine flower in her fair young breast, Than the Cardinal Lord Archbishop of Rheims. (O the faint, sweet smell of that jasmine R. H. BARHAM-Ingoldsby Legends. The Jack flower!) daw of Rheims.
And the one bird singing alone to his nest.
And the one star over the tower. An old miser kept a tame jackdaw, that used OWEN MEREDITH (Lord Lytton)--Aux Italto steal pieces of money, and hide them in a iens. St. 13. hole, which a cat observing, asked, "Why he would hoard up those round shining things that It smelt so faint, and it smelt so sweet, he could make no use of?" "Why,” said the It made me creep and it made me cold. jackdaw, "my master has a whole chestfull, and Like the scent that steals from the crumbling makes no more use of them than I do."
sheet SWIFT—Thoughts on Various Subjects.
Where a mummy is half unroll'd.
OWEN MEREDITH (Lord Lytton)-Aux ItalJANUARY
(See also HARTE under PERFUME) Janus was invoked at the commencement of most actions; even in the worship of the other
Out in the lonely woods the jasmine burns gods the votary began by offering wine and in
Its fragrant lamps, and turns cense to Janus. The first month in the year was
Into a royal court with green festoons named from him; and under the title of Matu
The banks of dark lagoons. tinus he was regarded as the opener of the day. HENRY TIMROD-Spring. Hence he had charge of the gates of Heaven, and hence, too, all gates, Janue, were called
JAY after him, and supposed to be under his care. 12 Hence, perhaps, it was, that he was represented | What, is the jay more precious than the lark, with a staff and key, and that he was named the Because his feathers are more beautiful? Opener (Patulcius), and the Shutter (Clusius). Taming of the Shrew. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 177. M. A. DWIGHT Grecian and Roman Mythology. Janus.
The damning tho't stuck in my throat and cut Would blow you through and through.
me like a knife, Winter's Tale. Act IV. Sc. 4. L. 111. That she, whom all my life I'd loved, should be
another's wife. JASMINE
H. G. BELL-The Uncle. Written for and reJasminum
cited by HENRY IRVING. And at my silent window-sill
Yet he was jealous, though he did not show it, The jessamine peeps in.
For jealousy dislikes the world to know it. BRYANT--The Hunter's Serenade.
BYRON-Don Juan. Canto I. St. 65.
Less at thine own things laugh; lest in the jest
HERBERT_Temple. Church Porch. St. 39.
O, beware, my lord of jealousy;
loves! Othello. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 166. ("Fondly
loves" in some editions.) 13
Trifles light as air Are to the jealous confirmations strong As proofs of holy writ.
Othello. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 322.
People that make puns are like wanton boys that put coppers on the railroad tracks.
HOLMES—The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table. I. And however our Dennises take offence, A double meaning shows double sense;
And if proverbs tell truth,
A double tooth
(See also DENNIS)
Of all the griefs that harass the distress'd,
heart, Than when a blockhead's insult points the dart. SAMUEL JOHNSON-London. L. 165. Imita
tion of Juvenal. Satire. III. V. 152.
La moquerie est souvent une indigence d'esprit. Jesting, often, only proves a want of intellect. LA BRUYÈRE.
Joking decides great things,
That's a good joke but we do it much better in England GENERAL OGLETHORPE to a Prince of Würtem
berg who at dinner flicked some wine in Oglethorpe's face. Assuming the insult to be a joke Oglethorpe threw a whole wine glass in the Prince's face in return. BosWELL'S-Life of Johnson. (1772)
Diseur de bon mots, mauvais caractère.
A jester, a bad character.
Si quid dictum est per jocum, Non æquum est id te serio prævortier.
If anything is spoken in jest, it is not fair to turn it to earnest.
PLAUTUS— Amphitruo. III. 2. 39.
Joking set aside.
Der Spass verliert Alles, wenn der Spass macher selber lacht.
A jest loses its point when the jester laughs himself. SCHILLER-Fiesco. I. 7. 9 Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy.
Hamlet-Act V. Śc. 1. L. 203.
10 Jesters do often prove prophets.
King Lear. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 71.
Love's Labour's Lost. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 871.
I have them at my fingers' end.
Twelfth Night. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 80.
13 A college joke to cure the dumps.
SWIFT- Cassinus and Peter.
on her brow should bind, 'Twill cure diseases of the mind.
In Notes and Queries, May 11, 1889. P. 371.
Asperæ facetiæ, ubi nimis ex vero traxere,
A bitter jest, when it comes too near the truth, leaves a sharp sting behind it. TACITUS- Annales. XV. 68.
Merchant of Venice. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 146.
16 I'll give my jewels for a set of beads. Richard II, Act III. Sc. 3. L. 147.
17 The clock upbraids me with the waste of time.
Twelfth Night. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 141.
It strikes! one, two,
BEN JONSON-Staple of News. Act I. Sc. 1.
Après l'esprit de discernement, ce qu'il y a au monde de plus rare, ce sont les diamants et les perles.
The rarest things in the world, next to a spirit of discernment, are diamonds and pearls. LA BRUYÈRE—Les Caractères. XII.
Pearl of great price.
Matthew. XIII. 46.
7 Rich and rare were the gems she wore, And a bright gold ring on her wand she bore. MOORE–Irish Melodies. Rich and Rare were
the Gems She Wore.
JEWS The Jews are among the aristocracy of every land; if a literature is called rich in the possession of a few classic tragedies, what shall we say to a national tragedy lasting for fifteen hundred years, in which the poets and the actors were also the heroes. GEORGE ELIOT—Daniel Deronda. Bk. VI. Ch.
On her white breast a sparkling cross she wore, Which Jews might kiss and Infidels adore.
POPE-Rape of the Lock. Canto II. L. 7.
9 Nay, tarry a moment, my charming girl; Here is a jewel of gold and pearl; A beautiful cross it is I ween As ever on beauty's breast was seen; There's nothing at all but love to pay; Take it and wear it, but only stay! Ah! Sir Hunter, what excellent taste! I'm not-in such—particular-haste. J. G. SAXE—The Hunter and the Milkmaid. Trans.
I see the jewel best enameled Will lose his beauty; and the gold 'bides still, That others touch, and often touching will Wear gold.
Comedy of Errors. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 109.
Who hateth me but for my happiness?
MARLOWE—The Jew of Malta. Act I. Sc. 1.
To undo a Jew is charity, and not sin.
MARLOWE—The Jew of Malta. Act IV. Sc. 6.
'Tis plate of rare device, and jewels
Cymbeline. Act I. Sc. 6. L. 189.
Your ring first;
Ever out of frame,
Love's Labour's Lost. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 193.
I am a Jew: Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is?
Merchant of Venice. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 60.
JOURNALISM (See also AUTHORSHIP, CRITICS,
A Fourth Estate, of Able Editors, springs up.
CARLYLE-French Revolution. Pt. I. Bk. VI. I would
Ch. 5. earnestly advise them for their good to order this paper to be punctually served up, and to be looked upon as a part of
Great is journalism. Is not every able editor the tea equipage.
a ruler of the world, being the persuader of it? ADDISON—Spectator. No. 10.
CARLYLE-French Revolution. Pt. II. Bk. 1.
12 They consume a considerable quantity of our Burke said there were Three Estates in Parliapaper manufacture, employ our artisans in print- ment; but, in the Reporter's gallery yonder, ing, and find business for great numbers of in there sat a fourth estate more important far digent persons.
than they all. ADDISON-Spectator. No. 367.
CARLYLE—Heroes and Hero-Worship. Lecture
V. Burke is credited with having invented 3 Advertisements are of great use to the vulgar.
the term, but it does not appear in his First of all, as they are instruments of ambition.
published works. The three estates of A man that is by no means big ough for the
the realm” are the Lords Spiritual, The Gazette, may easily creep into the advertise
Lords Temporal, and the Commons. David ments; by which means we often see an apothe
LINDSLAY-Ane pleasant satyre of the Three
Estatis. (1535) RABELAIS-in Pantagruel, cary in the same paper of news with a plenipotentiary, or a running footman with an ambas
448 describes a monk, a falconer, a lawyer, sador.
and a husbandman called the "four estates ADDISON—Tatler. No. 224.
of the island.” (Les quatre estatz de l'isle.)
A parliament speaking through reporters to The great art in writing advertisements is Buncombe and the Twenty-seven millions, the finding out a proper method to catch the mostly fools. reader's eye; without which a good thing may CARLYLE-Latter Day Pamphlets. No. VI. pass over unobserved, or be lost
among commis Parliaments. sions of bankrupt.
(See also CARLYLE under GOVERNMENT) ADDISON—Tatler. No. 224.
Get your facts first, and then you can distort Ask how to live? Write, write, write, anything;
'em as much as you please. The world's a fine believing world, write news.
S. L. CLEMENS (Mark Twain)- Interview with
KIPLING. In From Sea to Sea. Epistle 37. BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER — Wit without Money. Act II.
Only a newspaper! Quick read, quick lost, [The opposition Press) which is in the hands Who sums the treasure that it carries hence? of malecontents who have failed in their career. Torn, trampled under feet, who counts thy cost, BISMARCK. To a deputation from Rügen to Stareyed intelligence? the King. Nov. 10, 1862.
MARY CLEMMER—The Journalist. St. 9.
To serve thy generation, this thy fate:
Hear, land o' cakes, and brither Scots,
I rede you tent it:
And, faith, he'll prent it.
I believe it has been said that one copy of the
Athe Dec. 27, 1850. See The Times,