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When she kissed me once in play,
Rubies were less bright than they;
And less bright were those which shone
In the palace of the Sun.
Will they be as bright again?
Not if kiss'd by other men.


2 What is a kiss? Alacke! at worst, A single Dropp to quenche a Thirst, Tho' oft it prooves, in happie Hour, The first swete Dropp of our long Showre.

LELAND In the Old Time.

Young gentlerr.en, pray recollect, if you please, Not to make appointments near mulberry trees. Should your mistress be missing, it shows a weak

head To be stabbing yourself, till you know she is dead. Young ladies, you should not go strolling about When your ancient mammas don't know you are

out; And remember that accidents often befall From kissing young fellows through holes in the

J. G. SAXE-Pyramus and Thisbe.
Give me kisses! Nay, 'tis true
I am just as rich as you;
And for every kiss I owe,,
I can pay you back, you know.
Kiss me, then,
Every moment--and again.

J. G. SAXE-To Lesbia.

Thou knowest the maiden who ventures to kiss a sleeping man, wins of him a pair of gloves.

SCOTT-Fair Maid of Perth. Ch. V.


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Why do I not kiss you, Philænis? you are bald. Why do I not kiss you, Philanis? you are carrotty. Why do I not kiss you, Philænis? you are one-eyed. He who kisses you, Philænis, sins against nature. MARTIAL-Epigrams. Bk. II. Ep. 33.

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I throw a kiss across the sea,

I drink the winds as drinking wine, And dream they all are blown from thee,

I catch the whisper'd kiss of thine. JOAQUIN MILLER-England. 1871.


We have kiss'd away Kingdoms and provinces.

Antony and Cleopatra. Act III. Sc. 10. L. 5.

And his kissing is as full of sanctity as the touch of holy bread.

As You Like It. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 17.





I rest content; I kiss your eyes,
I kiss your hair in my delight:
I kiss my hand and say "Good-night.”
JOAQUIN MILLER—Songs of the Sun-Lands.

Isles of the Amazons. Pt. V. Introd. St.
One kiss the maiden gives, one last,
Long kiss, which she expires in giving.
MOORE—Lalla Rookh. Paradise and the Peri.

L. 200.

0, a kiss, Long as my exile, sweet as my revenge! Now, by the jealous queen of heaven, that kiss I carried from thee, dear.

Coriolanus. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 44.


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Kiss-kiss-thou hast won me,
Bright, beautiful sin.



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I understand thy kisses, and thou mine,
And that's a feeling disputation.

Henry IV. Pt. I. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 205. 23

It is not a fashion for the maids in France to kiss before they are married.

Henry V. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 286. Upon thy cheek lay I this zealous kiss, As seal to this indenture of my love.

King John. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 19. Take, O take those lips away,

That so sweetly were foresworn; And those eyes, the break of day,

Lights that do mislead the morn;

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or "wrangle in vane.” Also found in DRYDEN–Miscellany. Poems pub. 1716, with three lines added by DRYDEN.


Lord! I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.

SWIFT-Polite Conversation. Dialogue II.


But my kisses bring again,
Seals of love, but sealed in vain.
Measure for Measure. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 1.

This stanza, with an additional one, is found
V. 2. Possibly a ballad current in Shakes-
peare's time. Malone and other editors claim
it is by Shakespeare.

But, thou know'st this, "Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.

Pericles. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 78.

2 Teach not thy lips such scorn; for they were

made For kissing, lady, not for such contempt.

Richard III. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 172.

3 Their lips were four red roses on a stalk, Which in their summer beauty kiss'd each other.

Richard III. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 12.


Once he drew With one long kiss my whole soul thro' My lips, as sunlight drinketh dew.

TENNYSONFatima. St. 3.


And our spirits rushed together at the touching

of the lips. TENNYSONLocksley Hall. St. 19.


Girl, when he gives you kisses twain,

Use one, and let the other stay;
And hoard it, for moons may die, red fades,

And you may need a kiss some day.
RIDGELY TORRENCE—House of a Hundred


And steal immortal blessing from her lips; Who, even in pure and vestal modesty, Still blush, as thinking their own kisses sin.

Romeo and Juliet. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 36.


A kiss from my mother made me a painter. BENJAMIN WEST.

(See also FULLER)



This done, he took the bride about the neck And kiss'd her lips with such a clamorous smack That at the parting, all the church did echo.

Taming of the Shrew. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 179. I'll take that winter from your lips.

Troilus and Cressida. Act IV. Sc. 5. L. 23.

Now I will show myself
To have more of the serpent than the dove;
That is more knave than fool.

MARLOWEThe Jew of Malta. Act II. Sc. 3.

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Kiss me, so long but as a kiss may live;
And in my heartless breast and burning brain
That word, that kiss shall all thoughts else sur-

With food of saddest memory kept alive.

SHELLEY-Adonais. St. 26.

10 As in the soft and sweet eclipse, When soul meets soul on lover's lips.

SHELLEY—Prometheus Unbound.

11 My lips till then had only known

The kiss of mother and of sister,
But somehow, full upon her own

Sweet, rosy, darling mouth, I kissed her.
E.C. STEDMANThe Door-Step.
My love and I for kisses played;

She would keep stakes: I was content;
But when I won she would be paid;

This made me ask her what she meant. Pray, since I see (quoth she) “your wrangling

vain, Take your own kisses; give me mine again." DR. WILLIAM STRODE. Verses in Gentleman's

Magazine, July, 1823. "Wrangling vayne,"

KNOWLEDGE Knowledge is, indeed, that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another. ADDISONThe Guardian. Letter of Alexander

to Aristotle. No. 111.


There are four kinds of people, three of which are to be avoided and the fourth cultivated: those who don't know that they don't know; those who know that they don't know; those who don't know that they know; and those who know that they know. ANON. Rendering of the Arab Proverb.

(See also SIDGEWICK)

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For all knowledge and wonder (which is the There's lots of people—this town wouldn't hold seed of knowledge) is an impression of pleasure them; in itself.

Who don't know much excepting what's told BACON—Advancement of Learning. Bk. I.


WILL CARLETON-City Ballads. P. 143. Knowledge and human power are synonymous, since the ignorance of the cause frustrates the For love is ever the beginning of Knowledge, effect.

as fire is of light. BACON-Novum Organum. Aphorism III. CARLYLE-Essays. Death of Goethe. Knowledge bloweth up, but charity buildeth up. What is all Knowledge too but recorded ExBacon-Rendering of I Cor. VIII. I. perience, and a product of History; of which,

therefore, Reasoning and Belief, no less than Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est.

Action and Passion, are essential materials? For knowledge, too, is itself a power.

CARLYLE-Essays. On History. BACON—Treatise. De Hæresiis. HOBBES, 16

Leviathan. Ch. IX; Ch. X. Used phrase Ne quis nimis. (From the Greek.) "Knowledge is power."

Know thyself. (See also EMERSON, JOHNSON)

Inscription attributed to CHILO OF THALES, Pursuit of knowledge under difficulties.

PYTHAGORAS, SOLON, on the Temple of Title given by LORD BROUGHAM to a book

Apollo at Delphi. published under the superintendence of the

(See also CICERO, COLERIDGE, DIOGENES, JU'1Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowl


17 edge. (1830) DUKE OF SUSSEX,Address to the Royal Society. (1839) PROF. CRAIK

Nam non solum scire aliquid, artis est, se -Volume bearing this title. (1828)

quædam ars etiam docendi.

Not only is there an art in knowing a thing, Men are four:

but also a certain art in teaching it. He who knows not and knows not he knows not,

CICERODe Legibus. II. 19. he is a fool-shun him; He who knows not and knows he knows not, he is

Minime sibi quisque notus est, et difficillime simple-teach him;

de se quisque sentit. He who knows and knows not he knows, he is

Every one is least known to himself, and it asleep-wake him;

is very difficult for a man to know himself. He who knows and knows he knows, he is wise

CICERO-De Oratore. III. 9. follow him!

(See also CHILO) LADY BURTONLife of Sir Richard Burton. Given as an Arabian Proverb. Another

Nescire autem quid ante quam natus sis accirendering in the Spectator, Aug. 11, 1894.

derit, id est semper esse puerum. P. 176. In HESIOD-Works and Days. 293.

Not to know what happened before one was 7. Quoted by ARISTOTLE—Nic. Eth. I. 4.

born is always to be a child. CICEROPro Cluent. 31. LIVY-Works.

CICERO_De Oratore. XXXIV. XXII. 29.

And is this the prime 7 He knew what's what, and that's as high

And heaven-sprung message of the olden time? As metaphysic wit can fly.

COLERIDGE. Referring to "Know thyself.” BUTLERHudibras. Pt. I. Canto I. L. 149.

(See also CHILO)

When you know a thing, to hold that you Deep sighted in intelligences,

know it; and when you do not know a thing, to Ideas, atoms, influences.

allow that you do not know it; this is knowledge. BUTLER-Ħudibras. Pt. I. Canto I. L. 533. CONFUCIUS-Analects. Bk. II. Ch. XVII.

(See also SOCRATES) Nor do I know what is become Of him, more than the Pope of Rome.

Knowledge and Wisdom, far from being one, BUTLERHudibras. Pt. I. Canto III. L. Have oft-times no connexion. Knowledge dwells 263

In heads replete with thoughts of other men, 10

Wisdom in minds attentive to their own. He knew whats'ever 's to be known,

COWPER--The Task. Bk. VI. L. 88. "KnowlBut much more than he knew would own.

edge dwells," etc., found in: MILTONBUTLER-Hudibras. Pt. II. Canto III. L.

Paradise Lost. VII. SELDON—Table Talk, 297.

YOUNG-Satires. VI. Night Thoughts. V. 11

(See also SKELTON) The tree of knowledge is not that of life.

Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall BYRONManfred. Act I. Sc. 1.

be increased.

Daniel. XII. 4.
Knowledge is not happiness, and science
But an exchange of ignorance for that


Knowledge comes Which is another kind of ignorance.

Of learning well retain'd, unfruitful else. BYRON—Manfred. Act II. Sc. 4.

DANTE-Vision of Paradise. Canto V. L. 41.
















But ask not bodies (doomed to die),

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subTo what abode they go;

ject ourselves, or we know where we can find Since knowledge is but sorrow's spy,

information upon it. It is not safe to know.

SAMUEL JOHNSONBoswell's Life of Johnson. DAYENANT-The Just Italian. Act V. Sc. 1. (1775) 2

Thales was asked what was very difficult; he Knowledge is more than equivalent to force. said: "To know one's self.”


(See also Bacon) (See also CHILO)

E cælo descendit nosce te ipsum. To be conscious that you are ignorant is a

This precept descended from Heaven: know great step to knowledge.


JUVENAL--Satires. XI. 27. BENJ. DISRAELI-Sybil. Bk. I. Ch. V.

(See also CHILO)

18 He that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow. There are gems of wondrous brightness Ecclesiastes. I. 18.

Ofttimes lying at our feet, 5

And we pass them, walking thoughtless, Our knowledge is the amassed thought and Down the busy, crowded street. experience of innumerable minds.

If we knew, our pace would slacken, EMERSONLetters and Social Aims. Quotation We would step more oft with care, and Originality.

Lest our careless feet be treading

To the earth some jewel rare. Knowledge is the antidote to fear,

KIPLING—If We Only Understood. Attributed Knowledge, Use and Reason, with its higher aids. to him in Masonic Standard, May 16, 1908. EMERSON—Society and Solitude. Courage.

Not found. Claimed for BESSIE SMITH.

Laissez dire les sots: le savoir a son prix. There is no knowledge that is not power.

Let fools the studious despise, EMERSON–Society and Solitude. Old Age. There's nothing lost by being wise. (See also Bacon)

LA FONTAINE-Fables. VIII. 19. 8 Was man nicht versteht, besitzt man nicht.

Il connoît l'univers, et ne se connoît pas. What we do not understand we do not possess. He knoweth the universe, and himself he GOETHE-Sprüche in Prosa.

knoweth not. 9

LA FONTAINE-Fables. VIII. 26. Eigentlich weiss man nur wenn man wenig

(See also CHILO) weiss; mit dem Wissen wächst der Zweifel. We know accurately only when we know

Not if I know myself at all. little; with knowledge doubt increases.

CHARLES LAMB_Essays of Elia. The Old and GOETHE-Sprüche in Prosa.

the New Schoolmaster.

Wer viel weiss Who can direct, when all pretend to know?

Hat viel zu sorgen. GOLDSMITH-The Traveller. L. 64.

He who knows much has many cares.

LESSING-Nathan der Weise. IV. 2. The first step to self-knowledge is self-distrust.

The improvement of the understanding is for Nor can we attain to any kind of knowledge,

two ends: first, for our own increase of knowledge; except by a like process.

secondly, to enable us to deliver and make out J. C. AND A. W. HARE—Guesses at Truth.

that knowledge to others. P. 454.

LOCKESome Thoughts Concerning Reading

and Study. Appendix B. Nec scire fas est omnia. One cannot know everything.

'Tain't a knowin' kind of cattle HORACE—Carmina. IV. 4. 22.

Thet is ketched with mouldy corn. 13

LOWELL-Biglow Papers. No. 1. L. 3.
Si quid novisti rectius istis.
Candidus imperti, si non, his utere mecum.

Scire est nescire, nisi id me scire alius scierit. If you know anything better than this can

To know is not to know, unless someone else didly impart it; if not, use this with me.

has known that I know. HORACE-Epistles. I. 6. 67.


(See also PERSIUS) 14 A desire of knowledge is the natural feeling of

Quid nobis certius ipsis mankind; and every human being whose mind is Sensibus esse potest? qui vera ac falso notemus. not debauched, will be willing to give all that he What can give us more sure knowledge than has to get knowledge.

our senses? How else can we distinguish beSAMUEL JOHNSONBoswell's Life of Johnson. tween the true and the false?

Conversation on Saturday, July 30, 1763. LUCRETIUS— De Rerum Natura. I. 700.






















A kind of semi-Solomon, half-knowing every I may tell all my bones. thing, from the cedar to the hyssop.

Psalms. XXII. 17. MACAULAY—(About Brougham). Life and Letters. Vol. I. P. 175.

Que nuist savoir tousjours et tousjours aprech Diffused knowledge immortalizes itself.

dre, fust ce SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH–Vindiciæ Gallicæ.

D'un sot, d'une pot, d'une quedoufle

D'un mouffe, d'un pantoufle. Every addition to true knowledge is an addi

What harm in learning and getting knowl tion to human power.

edge even from a sot, a pot, a fool, a mitten, HORACE MANNLectures and Reports on Edu

or a slipper. cation. Lecture I.

RABELAIS—Pantagruel. III. 16. Et teneo melius ista quam meum nomen.

Then I began to think, that it is very true I know all that better than my own name. which is commonly said, that the one-half of the MARTIAL-Epigrams. IV. 37. 7.

world knoweth not how the other half liveth. 5

RABELAIS—Works. Bk. II. Ch. XXXII. Only by knowledge of that which is not Thyself, shall thyself be learned. OWEN MEREDITH (Lord Lytton)—Know Thy

For the more a man knows, the more worthy

he is. self. (See also CHILO)


I went into the temple, there to hear
The teachers of our law, and to propose
What might improve my knowledge or their own.

Far must thy researches go

Wouldst thou learn the world to know; MILTONParadise Regained. Bk. I. L. 211.

Thou must tempt the dark abyss

Wouldst thou prove what Being is;
Vous parlez devant un homme à qui tout
Naples est connu.

Naught but firmness gains the prize,
You speak before a man to whom all Naples Naught

but fullness makes us wise, is known.

Buried deep truth e'er lies. MOLIÈRE-L'Avare. V. 5.

SCHILLER—Proverbs of Confucius. BOWRING'S

trans. Faites comme si je ne le savais pas. Act as though I knew nothing.

Willst du dich selber erkennen, so sieh' wie die MOLIÈRE—Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. II. 6.

andern es treiben;

Willst du die andern versteh'n, blick in dein All things I thought I knew; but now confess eigenes Herz. The more I know I know, I know the less.

If you wish to know yourself observe how OWEN-Works. Bk. VÍ. 39.

others act. (See also SOCRATES)

If you wish to understand others look into

your own heart. Scire tuum nihil est, nisi te scire hoc sciat alter?

SCHILLER—Votire Tablets. Xenien. Is then thy knowledge of no value, unless another know that thou possessest that knowl

Natura semina scientiæ nobis dedit, scientiam edge?

non dedit. PERSIUS-Satires. I. 27.

Nature has given us the seeds of knowledge, (See also LUCILIUS)

not knowledge itself. 11

SENECA-Epistolæ Ad Lucilium. CXX. Ego te intus et in cute novi. I know you even under the skin. PERSIUS-Satires. III. 30. Same in ERAS Crowns have their compass-length of days their MUS-Adagia.


Triumphs their tomb—felicity, her fate Plus scire satius est, quam loqui.

Of nought but earth can earth make us partaker, It is well for one to know more than he says.

But knowledge makes a king most like his Maker. PLAUTUS—Epidecus. I. 1. 60.


COLLIERLife of Shakespeare.
That virtue only makes our bliss below,
And all our knowledge is ourselves to know. We know what we are, but know not what we
POPE--Essay on Man. Ep. IV. L. 397.
(See also CHILO)

Hamlet. Act IV. Sc. 5. L. 42.
In vain sedate reflections we would make
When half our knowledge we must snatch, not

And seeing ignorance is the curse of God, take.

Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. POPE-Moral Essays. Ep. I. L. 39.

Henry VI. Pt. II. Act IV. Sc. 7. L. 78. He that hath knowledge spareth his words. Too much to know is to know naught but fame. Proverbs. XVII. 27.

Love's Labour's Lost. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 92.








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