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12 Gutta cavat lapidem non vi, sed sæpe cadendo. The drop hollows out the stone not by strength, but by constant falling. Quoted in the Menagiana, 1713. Probably first to use it was RICHARD, Monk of S. WICTOR; Paris. (Died about 1172. Scotchman by birth.) In his Adnotationes mysticae in Psalmos he says: “Quid lapide durius, quid aqua mollius? Verumtamen gutta cavat lapidem non vised sæpe cadendo.” See MIGNE's Patrologia Latina. Vol. CXCVI. P. 389. Said to be by CHOFRILUs of SAMos, by SIMPLICIUs—Ad Aristot. Physic. Auscult. VIII. 2. P. 429. (Brand's ed.) Same idea in LUCRETIUs I. 314; also in IV. 1282. Trans. of a proverb quoted by GALEN. Wol. VIII. P. 27. Ed. by Kühn, 1821,
Given there: “Gutta cavat lapidem saepe cadentis aquae.” Quoted by BION. Also in OvID—Ez Ponte. IV. X. L. 5. Note by Burman states CLAUDLAN was earliest user found in MS.
(See also LYLY)
13 So Satan, whom repulse upon repulse Met ever, and to shameful silence brought, Yet gives not o'er, though desperate of success. MILTON.—Paradise Regained. Bk. IV. L. 21.
14 Water continually dropping will wear hard rocks hollow. PLUTARCH-Of the Training of Children. (See also LYLy)
15 We shall escape the uphill by never turning back. CHRISTINA G. RossETTI—Amor Mundi.
16 Many strokes, though with a little axe Hew down and fell the hardest-timber'd oak. Henry VI. Pt. III. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 54.
17 Perseverance, dear my lord,
Troilus and Cressida. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 150.
Fesaunt excedeth all fowles in sweetnesse and holsomnesse, and is equall to capon in nourish
ynge. SIR. T. ELYoT—The Castle of Helth. Ch. VIII.
19 The fesant hens of Colchis, which have two ears as it were consisting of feathers, which they will set up and lay down as they list. PLINY—Natural History. Bk. X. Ch. XLVIII. Holland's trans.
20 See! from the brake the whirring pheasant springs, And mounts exulting on triumphant wings: Short is his joy; he feels the fiery wound, Flutters in blood, and panting beats the ground. Pope—Windsor Forest. L. 111.
They say that the lady from Philadelphia who is staying in town is very wise. Suppose I go ask her what is best to be done.
LUCRETIA P. HALE—Peterkin Papers. Ch. I.
22 Hail! Philadelphia, tho' Quaker thou be, The birth-day of medical honors to thee In o country belongs; ’twas thou caught the ame, That crossing the ocean from Englishmen came And kindled the fires of Wisdom and Knowledge, Inspired the student, erected a college, First held a commencement with suitable state, In the year of our Lord, seventeen sixty-eight. w; Todd HELMUTH-The Story of a City octor.