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When Bishop Berkeley said "there was no mat

ter," And proved it,—'Twas no matter what he said. BYRONDon Juan. Canto IX. St. 1. Allu

sion to a dissertation by BERKELEY on Mind and Matter, found in a note by DR. HAWKESWORTH to Swift's Letters, pub.

1769. (See also KEY; also UNBELIEVER'S CREED

under God)

My mynde to me a kingdome is

Such preasent joyes therein I fynde That it excells all other blisse

That earth afforde or growes by kynde Though muche I wante which moste would have

Yet still my mynde forbiddes to crave. EDWARD DYER-Rawlinson MSS. 85. P.

17. (In the Bodleian Library at Oxford.) Words changed by Byrd when he set it to music. Quoted by BEN JONSON-Every Man out of his Humour. I. 1. Found in PERCY's Reliques. Series I. Bk. III. No. V. And in J. SYLVESTER's Works. P. 651.


Tis strange the mind, that very fiery particle, Should let itself be snuffd out by an article.

BYRONDon Juan. Canto Xİ. St. 60.


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Sperat infestis, metuit secundis
Alteram sortem, bene preparatum

A well-prepared mind hopes in adversity and fears in prosperity. HORACE- Carmina. II. 10. 13.

13 Quæ lædunt oculum festinas demere; si quid Est animum, differs curandi tempus in annum.

If anything affects your eye, you hasten to have it removed; if anything affects your mind, you postpone the cure for a year. HORACE-Epistles. I. 238.

14 Acclinis falsis animus meliora recusat.

A mind that is charmed by false appearances refuses better things. HORACE-Satires. II. 2. 6,

Cum corpore ut una Crescere sentimus pariterque senescere mentem.

We plainly perceive that the mind strengthens and decays with the body. LUCRETIUS-De Rerum Natura. III. 446. 24

The conformation of his mind was such, that whatever was little seemed to him great, and whatever was great seemed to him little.

MACAULAY-On Horace Walpole. 25

Rationi nulla resistunt. Claustra nec immensæ moles, ceduntque recesOmnia succumbunt, ipsum est penetrabile cor


No barriers, no masses of matter, however enormous, can withstand the powers of the







mind the remotest corners yield to them; all things succumb, the very heaven itself is said Love, Hope, and Joy, fair pleasure's smiling open.

train, MANILIUS-Astronomica. I. 541.

Hate, Fear, and Grief, the family of pain,

These mix'd with art, and to due bounds confin'd Clothed, and in his right mind. ,

Make and maintain the balance of the mind. Mark. V. 15; Luke. VIII. 35.

POPE-Essay on Man. Ep. II. L. 117. 2

15 The social states of human kinds

My mind's my kingdom. Are made by multitudes of minds,

QUARLES—School of the Heart. Ode IV. St. 3. And after multitudes of years

(See also DYER) A little human growth appears

16 Worth having, even to the soul

Mens mutatione recreabitur; sicut in cibis, Who sees most plain it's not the whole.

quorum diversitate reficitur storiachus, et pluMASEFIELD-Everlasting Mercy. St. 60. ribus minore fastidio alitur. 3

Our minds are like our stomachs; they are The mind is its own place, and in itself

whetted by the change of their food, and variCan make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. ety supplies both with fresh appetite. MILTON-Paradise Lost.' Bk. I. L. 254. QUINTILIAN—De Institutione Oratoria. I. 11.

1. Mensque pati durum sustinet ægra nihil.

The sick mind can not bear anything harsh. Whose cockloft is unfurnished.
OVID-Epistolæ Ex Ponto. I. 5. 18.

RABELAISThe Author's Prologue to the Fifth 5

Mens sola loco non exulat.
The mind alone can not be exiled.

Let every man be fully persuaded in his own OviD-Epistolæ Ex Ponto. IV. 9. 41.


Romans. XIV. 5.
Conscia mens recti famæ mendacia risit.
A mind conscious of right laughs at the

Un corps débile affoiblit l'âme.

A feeble body weakens the mind. falsehoods of rumour. OVID-Fasti. Bk. IV. 311.


Tanto è miser l'uom quant' ei si riputa. Pro superi! quantum mortalia pectora cæcæ,

Man is only miserable so far as he thinks Noctis habent.

himself so. Heavens! what thick darkness pervades the SANNAZAROEcloga Octava. minds of men.

(See also EDDY) OVID--Metamorphoses. VI. 472. 8

Magnam fortunam magnus animus decet. It is the mind that makes the man, and our A great mind becomes a great fortune. vigour is in our immortal soul.

SENECA—De Clementia. I. 5. OVID-Metamorphoses. XIII. (See also EDDY, SENECA)

Valentior omni fortuna animus est: in utram

que partem ipse res suas ducit, beatæque misera Corpore sed mens est ægro magis ægra; malique vitæ sibi causa est. In circumspectu stat sine fine sui.

The mind is the master over every kind of The mind is sicker than the sick body; in

fortune: itself acts in both ways, being the cause contemplation of its sufferings it becomes hope of its own happiness and misery. less.

SENECA-Epistolæ Ad Lucilium. XCVIII. OVID-Tristium. IV. 6. 43. 10

For I do not distinguish them by the eye, but Be ye all of one mind.

by the mind, which is the proper judge of the Peter. III. 8.

SENECA-Of a Happy Life. Ch. I. (L'Es11 Animus quod perdidit optat,

trange's Abstract.) Atque in præterita se totus imagine versat.

(See also OVID) The mind wishes for what it has missed, and occupies itself with retrospective contempla- Mens bona regnum possidet. tion.

A good mind possesses a kingdom. PETRONIUS ARBITER—Satyricon.

SENECAThyestes. Act II. 380. 12

Habet cerebrum sensus arcem; hic mentis est 0, what a noble mind is here o'erthrown! regimen.

The courtier's, soldier's, scholar's, eye, tongue, The brain is the citadel of the senses: this sword! guides the principle of thought.

Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 158. PLINY the Elder--Historia Naturalis. XI. 49. 2.

The incessant care and labour of his mind 13

Hath wrought the mure that should confine it in Strength of mind is exercise, not rest.

So thin that life looks through and will break out. POPE-Essay on Man. Ep. II. L. 104. Henry IV. Pt. II. Act IV. Sc. 4. L. 118.























And when the mind is quicken'd, out of doubt, Mind is the great lever of all things; human
The organs, though defunct and dead before, thought is the process by which human ends are
Break up their drowsy grave and newly move alternately answered.
With casted slough and fresh legerity.

DANIEL WEBSTER-Address at the Laying of the Henry V. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 20.

Corner Stone of the Bunker Hil Monument. 'Tis but a base, ignoble mind

You will turn it over once more in what you That mounts no higher than a bird can soar. are pleased to call your mind. Henry VI. Pt. II. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 13. LORD WESTBURY, to a solicitor. See Nash

Life of Lord Westbury. Vol. II. P. 292. For 'tis the mind that makes the body rich. Taming of the Shrew. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 174. A man of hope and forward-looking mind.

WORDSWORTH-Excursion. Bk. VII. 278. 'Tis pity bounty had not eyes behind,

17 That man mignt ne'er be wretched for his mind. In years that bring the philosophic mind. Timon of Athens. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 170. WORDSWORTH-Ode. Intimations of Immortal

ity. St. 10. Now, the melancholy god protect thee; and the tailor make thy doublet of changeable taffeta, for Minds that have nothing to confer thy mind is a very opal.

Find little to perceive. Twelfth Night. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 74.

WORDSWORTH-Yes! Thou Art Fair.
Not body enough to cover his mind decently

with; his intellect is improperly exposed.
SYDNEY SMITH-Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. Every believer is God's miracle.
I. P. 258.

BAILEY-Festus. Sc. Home.

(See also INGELOW) I feel no care of coin; Well-doing is my wealth;

Thou water turn'st to wine, fair friend of life; My mind to me an empire is,

Thy foe, to cross the sweet arts of Thy reign, While grace affordeth health.

Distils from thence the tears of wrath and strife, ROBT. SOUTHWELL-Content and Rich. (Look And so turns wine to water back again. Home) (See also DYER)

CRASHAW—Steps to the Temple. To Our Lord

upon the Water Made Wine. Man's mind a mirror is of heavenly sights, A brief wherein all marvels summèd lie,

When Christ at Cana's feast by pow'r divine, Of fairest forms and sweetest shapes the store, Inspir'd cold water, with the warmth of wine, Most graceful all, yet thought may grace them See! cry'd they while, in redning tide, it gushd, more.

The bashful stream hath seen its God and ROBT. SOUTHWELL-Content and Rich. (Look blush'd. Home.)

AARON HILLTranslation of Crashaw's Latin

lines. Works. Vol. III: 0.241. (Ed. 1754) A flower more sacred than far-seen success

See also VIDA-Christiad. Bk. III. 9984. Perfumes my solitary path; I find

and Bk. II. 431. Also Hymn of ANDREWSweet compensation in my humbleness,

Vel Hydriis plenis Æqua. And reap the harvest of a quiet mind.

(See also SEDULIUS) TROWBRIDGE-Twoscore and Ten. St. 28.

Man is the miracle in nature. God 10 Mens sibi conscia recti.

Is the One Miracle to man. Behold, A mind conscious of its own rectitude.

“There is a God," thou sayest. Thou sayest VERGIL-Æneid. I. 604.

In that thou sayest all. To Be is more

Of wonderful, than being, to have wrought, Mens agitat molem.

Or reigned, or rested. Mind moves matter.

JEAN INGELOW-Story of Doom. Bk. VII. L. VERGIL---Æneid. VI. 727.

271. (See also BAILEY) Nescia mens hominum fati sortisque futuræ, Accept a miracle; instead of wit,Et servare modum, rebus sublata secundis. See two dull lines by Stanhope's pencil writ.

The mind of man is ignorant of fate and POPE to LORD CHESTERFIELD on using his penfuture destiny, and can not keep within due

cil, according to JOHN TAYLOR-Records of bounds when elated by prosperity.

My Life. I. 161, and GOLDSMITH–In VERGIL-Æneid. X. 501.

NEWBERY's Art of Poetry on a New Plan. 13

Vol. I. 57. (1762)
The soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd,
Lets in new light through chinks that Time has The water owns a power Divine,

And conscious blushes into wine;
WALLER—Verses upon his Divine Poesy. Its very nature changed displays

Compare LONGINUS-De Sab. Sect. XXII. The power Divine that it obeys. (See also DANIELS, also POPE under CRITICISM) SEDULIUS ("ScotUS HYBERNICUS"). . Hymn













written in Fifth century. A solis ortus car sake of accumulating wealth, Poor man, said I, dine. Found in Lyra Hibernica Sacra. you pay too much for your whistle. English trans. by CANON MACILWAINE, BEN). FRANKLINThe Whistle. editor of the Lyra. (See also HILL)

Hðards after hoards his rising raptures fill;

Yet still he sighs, for hoards are wanting still. Great floods have flown GOLDSMITH-The Traveller. From simple sources, and great seas have dried When miracles have by the greatest been denied. Quærit, et inventis miser abstinet, ac timet uti. AU's Well That Ends Well. Act II. Sc. 1. L. The miser acquires, yet fears to use his gains. 142.

HORACE--Ars Poetica. 170. 2 It must be so; for miracles are ceased

The unsunn'd heaps And therefore we must needs admit the means Of miser's treasures. How things are perfected.

MILTON-Comus. L. 398. Henry V. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 67.


Abiturus illuc priores abierunt, What is a miracle?—'Tis a reproach,

Quid mente cæca torques spiritum? Tis an implicit satire on mankind;

Tibi dico, avare. And while it satisfies, it censures too.

Since you go where all have gone before, why YOUNG-Night Thoughts. Night IX. L. 1,245

do you torment your disgraceful life with

such mean ambitions, O miser? MISCHIEF

PHÆDRUS-Fables. IV. 19. 16. In life it is difficult to say who do you the most mischief, enemies with the worst intentions, or

He sat among his bags, and, with a look

Which hell might be ashamed of, drove the poor friends with the best. BULWER-LYTTON—What Will He Do With It?

Away unalmsed; and midst abundance died-
Sorest of evils!

died of utter want. Bk. III. Heading to Ch. XVII.

POLLOK—Course of Time. Bk. III. L. 276. What plaguy mischief and mishaps Do dog him still with after claps!

'Tis strange the miser should his cares employ BUTLER-Hudibras. Pt. I. Canto III. L. 3. To gain those riches he can ne'er enjoy;

Is it less strange the prodigal should waste Let them call it mischief: His wealth to purchase what he ne'er can taste? When it is past and prospered 'twill be virtue. POPE–Moral Essays. Ep. IV. L. 1.

BEN JONSON—Catiline. Act III. Sc. 3.

7 When to mischief mortals bend their will,

Decrepit miser; base, ignoble wretch; How soon they find it instruments of ill.

I am descended of a gentler blood.

Henry VI. Pt. I. Act V. Sc. 4. L. 7. POPE-Rape of the Lock. Canto III. St. 125. Now let it work: Mischief, thou art afoot,

Tam deest avaro quod habet, quam quod non Take thou what course thou wilt.

habet. Julius Cæsar. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 265.

The miser is as much in want of what he 9

has, as of what he has not. To mourn a mischief that is past and gone

Is the next way to draw new mischief on.
Othello. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 204.

O mischief, thou art swift

Levis est consolatio ex miseria aliorum. To enter in the thoughts of desperate men!

The comfort derived from the misery of Romeo and Juliet. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 35. others is slight.

CICERO-Epistles. VI. 3.

And were it not that they are loath to lay out

Horatio looked handsomely miserable, like money on a rope, they would be hanged forth

Hamlet slipping on a piece of orange-peel. with, and sometimes die to save charges.

DICKENS--Sketches by Boz. Horatio Sparkins. BURTON--Anatomy of Melancholy. Pt. I. Sec.

(Omitted in some editions) II. Memb. 3. Subsec. 12.


The worst of misery 12 A mere madness, to live like a wretch, and die

Is when a nature framed for noblest things rich.

Condemns itself in youth to petty joys, BURTON—Anatomy of Melancholy. Pt. I. Sec.

And, sore athirst for air, breathes scanty life II. Memb. 3. Subsec. 13.

Gasping from out the shallows.

GEORGE ELIOTThe Spanish Gypsy. Bk. III. 13

If I knew a miser, who gave up every kind of 25 comfortable living, all the pleasure of doing good Grim-visaged, comfortless despair. to others, all the esteem of his fellow-citizens, GRAY-Ode on Eton College. and the joys of benevolent friendship, for the





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