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Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.
BURKE-Reflections on the Revolution in France.
Upon the Danube River;
We watched the moonbeams quiver.
And the green mountains round, And thought that when I came to lie
At rest within the ground, 'Twere pleasant, that in flowery June, When brooks send up a cheerful tune,
And groves a joyous sound, The sexton's hand, my grave to make, The rich, green mountain-turf should break.
It looks to me to be narrow and pedantic to apply the ordinary ideas of criminal justice to this great public contest. I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people. BURKE-Speech on Conciliation with America.
Works. Vol. II. P. 136.
So justice while she winks at crimes,
What joy have I in June's return?
I scent no flowery gust;
And turns me "dust to dust."
June falls asleep upon her bier of flowers;
LUCY LARCOM—Death of June. L. 1.
Then, if ever, come perfect days; Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune,
And over it softly her warm ear lays.
LOWELL—The Vision of Sir Launfol.
So sweet the daffodils, so fair to see;
bee. NORA PERRY—In June.
7 It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses,
And pleasant scents the noses.
Meminerimus etiam adversus infimos justitiam esse servandam.
Let us remember that justice must be observed even to the lowest. CICERO—De Natura Deorum. III. 15.
Summum jus, summa injuria.
Extreme justice is extreme injustice.
publica. V. Ch. III. Same idea in ARIS-
(See also SOPHOCLES) Fundamenta justitiæ sunt, ut ne cui noceatur, deinde ut communi utilitati serviatur.
The foundations of justice are that no one shall suffer wrong; then, that the public good be promoted. CICERO—De Officiis. I. 10.
Observantior æqui Fit populus, nec ferre negat, cum viderit ipsum Auctorem parere sibi.
The people become more observant of justice, and do not refuse to submit to the laws when they see them obeyed by their enactor. CLAUDIANUS—De Quarto Consulatu Honoriz
Augusti Panegyris. CCXCVII.
Justice does not descend from its pinnacle.
There is no virtue so truly great and godlike es justice.
ADDISON—The Guardian. No. 99. 10
Justice is that virtue of the soul which is distributive according to desert. ARISTOTLE—Metaphysics. On the Virtues and
Vices. Justice. 11 God's justice, tardy though it prove perchance, Rests never on the track until it reach Delinquency.
Man is unjust, but God is just; and finally This shows you are above justice
Your justicers; that these our nether crimes Triumphs.
So speedily can venge! LONGFELLOW_Evangeline. Pt. I. 3. L. 34. King Lear. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 78. Arma tenenti
This even-handed justice Omnia dat qui justa negat.
Commends the ingredients of our poigon'd He who refuses what is just, gives up every chalice thing to him who is armed.
To our own lips. LUCAN–Pharsalia. I. 348.
Macbeth. Act I. Sc. 7. L. 9.
But the sunshine aye shall light the sky,
As round and round we run;
And Justice shall be done.
I'm armed with more than complete steel,
Yet I shall temper so
MILTON--Paradise Lost. Bk. X. L. 77.
I show it most of all when I show justice;
This bond is forfeit;
Merchant of Venice. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 230.
27 Thyself shalt see the act: For, as thou urgest justice, be assur'd Thou shalt have justice more than thou desir'st.
Merchant of Venice. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 315.
Just are the ways of God,
Milton-Samson Agonistes. L. 293.
He shall have merely justice and his bond.
Merchant of Venice. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 339.
0, I were damn'd beneath all depth in hell, But that I did proceed upon just grounds To this extremity.
Othello. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 137.
On ne peut être juste si on n'est pas humain.
One can not be just if one is not humane.
I have done the state some service, and they
Othello. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 339.
Discite justitiam moniti et non temnere divos.
Being admonished, learn justice and despise not the gods. VERGILÆneid. VI. 620.
Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just;
(See also MARLOWE)
Vol. I. P. 29.
(See also CICERO)
TEGNER—Frithjof's Saga. Canto VIII.
With his own sword do I stab this man
Fiat justitia, ruat cælum.
Let justice be done, though the heavens fall. WILLIAM WATSON-Decacordon of Ten Quod
libeticall Questions. (1602) PRYNNE-
HORACE_Carmina. III, III, 8.
(1552) P. 25. Camden Society. (1840)
Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. DANIEL WEBSTER-On Mr. Justice Story.
Both man and womankind belie their nature Thou art a female, Katydid!
When they are not kind. I know it by the trill
BAILEY-Festus. Sc. Home.
So petulant and shrill.
Have you had a kindness shown?
Pass it on;
'Twas not given for thee alone,
Pass it on; HOLMES—To an Insect.
Let it travel down the years,
Let it wipe another's tears, Where the katydid works her chromatic reed on
'Till in Heaven the deed appears the walnut-tree over the well.
Pass it on.
Rev. HENRY BURTON~Pass It On
I would help others out of a fellow-feeling.
BURTON-Anatomy of Melancholy. DemocriOur Saviour at midnight when Cynthia's pale
tus to the Reader. beam
(See also GARRICK) Shone bright on the waters, would oftentimes
stray And lose in thy murmurs the toils of the
day: MARIA DE FLEURY—Thou soft-flowing Keedron. conciliat animos hominum comitas affabilitasque
sermonis. 15 KINDNESS
It is difficult to tell how much men's Kindness is wisdom. There is none in life
minds are conciliated by a kind manner and But needs it and may learn.
gentle speech. BAILEY-Festus. Sc. Home.
CICERO-De Officiis. II. 14.
| Sed tamen difficile dictu est, quantopere
Their cause I plead-plead it in heart and mind; Pars beneficii est, quod petitur, si cito neges, A fellow-feeling makes one wondrous kind.
It is kindness immediately to refuse what DAVID GARRICK-Epilogue on Quitting the you intend to deny. Stage. June, 1776.
SYRUS-Maxims. (See also BURTON) And Heaven, that every virtue bears in mind,
On that best portion of a good man's life, E'en to the ashes of the just is kind.
His little, nameless, unremembered acts
Of kindness and of love. HOMER-Iliad. Bk. XXIV. L. 523. POPE's trans.
WORDSWORTH-Lines Composed Above Tintern
Blush, happy maiden, when you feel 4
The lips which press love's glowing seal; The greater the kindred is, the lesse the kind
But as the slow years darklier roll, nesse must bee.
Grown wiser, the experienced soul LYLY-Mother Bombie. Act III. Sc. 1.
Will own as dearer far than they (See also HAMLET)
The lips which kiss the tears away.
ELIZABETH AKERS ALLEN–Kisses.
But is there nothing else, Only in our blindness
That we may do but only walk? Methinks, We gather thorns for flowers.
Brothers and sisters lawfully may kiss. GERALD MASSEY—There's no Dearth of Kindo BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER-X King and No ness.
King. Act IV. Sc. 4.
Kiss till the cows come home.
BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER Scornful Lady.
Act II. Sc. 2. a snake, tender-hearted against his own interest. PHÆDRUS Fables. Bk. IV. 18.
Remember the Viper: 'twas close at your feet, 7
How you started and threw yourself into my Sociis atque amicis auxilia portabant Ro arms; mani, magisque dandis quam accipiundis Not a strawberry there was so ripe nor so sweet beneficiis amicitias parabant.
As the lips which I kiss'd to subdue your The Romans assisted their allies and
alarms. friends, and acquired friendships by giving BLOOMFIELD-Nancy. St. 4. rather than receiving kindness. SALLUST—Catilina. VI.
* And when my lips meet thine 8
Thy very soul is wedded unto mine.
#. H. BOYESEN—Thy Gracious Face I Greet
with Glad Surprise. an opportunity for a kindness. SENECA—Thyestes. CCXIV.
Thy lips which spake wrong counsel, I kiss A little more than kin, and less than kind.
close. Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 65.
E. B. BROWNING-Drama of Erile. Sc. (See also LYLY)
Farther on, etc. L. 992. 10 When your head did but ache,
I was betrothed that day, I knit my handkerchief about your brows, I wore a troth kiss on my lips I could not give The best I had, a princess wrought it me,
away. And I did never ask it you again;
E. B. BROWNING-Lay of the Brown Rosary. And with my hand at midnight held your head, Pt. II. And, like the watchful minutes to the hour, Still and anon cheer'd up the heavy time, First
time he kiss'd me, he but only
kiss'd Saying, "What lack you?" and, '“Where lies
The fingers of this hand wherewith I write; your grief?”
And ever since it grew more clean and white. King John. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 41.
E. B. BROWNING—Sonnets from the Portuguese. 11 Yet do I fear thy nature;
Something made of nothing, tasting very sweet, 12
A most delicious compound, with ingredients Bis gratum est, quod dato opus est, ultro si complete; offeras.
But if as on occasion the heart and mind are sour, If what must be given is given willingly the It has no great significance, it loses half its kindness is doubled.
MARY E. BUELL—The Kiss.
Comin' through the rye, poor body,
It was thy kiss, Love, that made me immortal. Comin' through the rye,
MARGARET W. FULLER-Dryad Song. She draigl't a' her petticoatie,
(See also WEST) Comin' through the rye
The kiss you take is paid by that you give: Gin a body meet a body
The joy is mutual, and I'm still in debt. Comin' through the rye,
GEO. GRANVILLE (Lord Lansdowne)-Heroic Gin a body kiss a body
Love. Act V. Sc. 1.
tailed Lass. Found in Ane Pleasant Garden It was a mouth all glowing and blest;
logue. No. 25. St. 2. (See also BLAMIRE, CROSS)
Give me a kisse, and to that kisse a score; Jenny, she's aw weet, peer body,
Then to that twenty, adde a hundred more; Jenny's like to cry;
A thousand to that hundred; so kiss on, For she hes weet her petticoats
To make that thousand up a million; In gangin' thro' the rye,
Treble that million, and when that is done,
Let's kisse afresh, as when we first begun.
What is a kisse? Why this, as some approve: 3
The sure sweet cement, glue, and lime of love. Come, lay thy head upon my breast,
HERRICK–Hesperides. A Kiss. And I will kiss thee into rest. BYRON—The Bride of Abydos. Canto I. St. Then press my lips, where plays a flame of bliss,11.
A pure and holy love-light,
The angel for the woman in a kiss, A long, long kiss, a kiss of youth, and love.
At once I wis,
My soul will wake!
Jumping from the chair she sat in; For years fleet away with the wings of the
Time, you thief, who love to get dove
Sweets into your list, put that in. The dearest remembrance will still be the last,
Say I'm weary, say I'm sad, Our sweetest memorial the first kiss of love.
Say that health and wealth have missed me; BYRON—The First Kiss of Love. St. 7.
Say I'm growing old, but add
Jenny kissed me. Kisses kept are wasted;
LEIGH HUNT—Jenny Kissed Me. ("Jenny" Love is to be tasted.
was Mrs. Carlyle.) There are some you love, I know;
17 Be not loath to tell them so.
Drink to me only with thine eyes Lips go dry and eyes grow wet
And I'll not ask for wine Waiting to be warmly met,
Or leave a kiss but in the cup, Keep them not in waiting yet;
And I will pledge with mine. Kisses kept are wasted.
BEN JONSON-The Forest. To Celia. EDMUND VANCE COOKE-Kisses Kept Are
(See also PHILOSTRATUS) Wasted.
A soft lip, If a body meet a body going to the Fair,
Would tempt you to eternity of kissing! If a body kiss a body need a body care?
BEN JONSON-Volpone; or, the Fox. Act I. JAMES C. Cross. Written for the pantomime,
19 Harlequin Mariner. (1796)
Favouritism governed kissage, (See also BURNS)
Even as it does in this age. Since there's no help, come let us kiss and part.
KIPLING—Departmental Ditties. General SumDRAYTON Sonnet.
My lips the sextons are Kisses honeyed by oblivion.
Of thy slain kisses. GEORGE ÉLIOT-The Spanish Gypsy. Bk. III. GEORGE ERIC LANCASTER-In Pygmalion in L. 251 from end of Bk.
Cyprus. P. 18. (Ed. 1880)