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Pycnanthemum The basil tuft, that waves Its fragrant blossom over graves.
MOORE-Lalla Rookh. Light of the Harem.
BARBER (See also HAIR) With odorous oil thy head and hair are sleek; And then thou kemb’st the tuzzes on thy cheek: Of these, my barbers take a costly care.
DRYDEN-Fourth Satire of Persius. L. 89.
Of a thousand shavers, two do not shave so much alike as not to be distinguished. SAMUEL JOHNSON—Boswell's Life of Johnson.
(1777) But he shaved with a shell when he chose, "Twas the manner of primitive man. ANDREW LANG–Double Ballad of Primitive
, nor by the sword But by the barber's razor best subdued. MILTON—Samson Agonistes. L. 1,167. 5
The first (barbers) that entered Italy came out of Sicily and it was in the 454 yeare after the foundation of Rome. Brought in they were by P. Ticinius Mena as Verra doth report for before that time they never cut their hair. The first that was shaven every day was Scipio Africanus, and after him cometh Augustus the Emperor who evermore used the rasor. PLINY—Natural History. Bk. VII. Ch.LIX. HOLLAND's trans.
Our courteous Antony, Being barber'd ten times o'er, goes to the feast.
Antony and Cleopatra. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 227. Whose beard they have sing'd off with brands
of fire; And ever, as it blaz'd, they threw on him Great pails of puddled mire to quench the hair: My master preaches patience to him and the
while His man with scissors nicks him like a fool. Comedy of Errors. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 171.
And his chin new reap'd, Show'd like a stubble-land at harvest-home.
Henry IV. Pt. I. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 34.
I must to the barber's; * * * for methinks I am marvellous hairy about the face. Midsummer Night's Dream. Act IV. Sc. 1.
L. 23. 10 The barber's man hath been seen with him, and the old ornament of his cheek hath already stuffed tennis-balls. Much Ado About Nothing. Act III. Sc. 2.
BEACH BIRD Thou little bird, thou dweller by the sea, Why takest thou its melancholy voice,
And with that boding cry Along the waves dost thou
fly? Oh! rather, bird, with me
Through this fair land rejoice!
In beauty, faults conspicuous grow;
L. 1. 5
Schön war ich auch, und das war mein Verderben.
I too was fair, and that was my undoing. GOETHE-Faust. I. 25. 30.
Tell me, shepherds, have you seen
My Flora pass this way? In shape and feature Beauty's queen, In pastoral array: The Wreath-From The Lyre. Vol. III. P.
27. (Ed. 1824 ) First lines also in a song
by DR. SAMUEL HOWARD. A queen, devoid of beauty is not queen; She needs the royalty of beauty's mien.
VICTOR HUGO—Eviradnus. V.
Rare is the union of beauty and purity.
The dimple that thy chin contains has beauty in
its round, That never has been fathomed yet by myriad
thoughts profound. HAFIZ-Odes. CXLIII.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever;
* for beauty stands In the admiration only of weak minds Led captive. · Cease to admire, and all her
plumes Fall Hat and shrink into a trivial toy, At every sudden slighting quite abash'd.
Molton-Paradise Regained. Bk. II. L. 220. And ladies of the Hesperides, that seemed Fairer than feign'd of old.
MILTON—Paradise Regained. Bk. II. L. 357.
16 Yet beauty, tho' injurious, hath strange power, After offence returning, to regain Love once possess'd.
MILTON-Samson Agonistes. L. 1003.
17 The maid who modestly conceals Her beauties, while she hides, reveals: Gives but a glimpse, and fancy draws Whate'er the Grecian Venus was. EDWARD MOORE—Spider and the Bee. Fable
Blue were her eyes as the fairy-flax,
Her cheeks like the dawn of day,
That ope in the month of May.
LONGFELLOW—Wreck of the Hesperus. St. 2. Oh, could you view the melodie Of ev'ry grace, And musick of her face, You'd drop a teare, Seeing more harmonie In her bright eye, Then now you heare.
LOVELACE–Orpheus to Beasts.
AMY LOWELL-A Lady.
the Country. L. 11. 5 Beauty, like wit, to judges should be shown; Both most are valued where they best are
known. LORD LYTTLETON-Soliloquy of a Beauty in
the Country. L. 13. Beauty and sadness always go together. Nature thought beauty too rich to go forth Upon the earth without a meet alloy. GEORGE MACDONALD-Within and Without.
Pt. IV. Sc. 3. 7 0, thou art fairer than the evening air Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.
8 'Tis evanescence that endures; The loveliness that dies the soonest has the long
Don MARQUIS—The Paradox.
HENRY HART MILMAN-Belvidere Apollo.
10 Beauty is Nature's coin, must not be hoarded, But must be current, and the good thereof Consists in mutual and partaken bliss.
MILTON–Comus. L. 739.
Not more the rose, the queen of flowers,
MOORE-Odes of Anacreon. Ode LXVI.
And think thus crown'd 'twould lovelier be, Were far less vain than to suppose
That silks and gems add grace to thee.
Weave a Garland.
Than Beauty here on Earth has given:
An angel ready-made for heaven.
(See also OLDHAM) An' fair was her sweet bodie,
Yet fairer was her mind
The wale o' womankind.
Beauty is nature's brag, and must be shown In courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, Where most may wonder at the workmanship.
MILTON-Comus. L. 745.
MILTON-Paradise Lost. Bk. V. L. 13.
Altho' your frailer part must yield to Fate,
106. And should you visit now the seats of bliss, You need not wear another form but this. OLDHAM—To Madam L. E. on her Recovery. 115.
(See also MOORE, WALLER) Hast thou left thy blue course in heaven, golden-haired son of the sky! The west has opened its gates; the bed of thy repose is there. The waves come, to behold thy beauty. They lift their trembling heads. They see thee lovely
She fair, divinely fair, fit love for gods. MILTON--Paradise Lost. Bk. LX. L. 489.
(See also TENNYSON)
All things of beauty are not theirs alone
Who hold the fee; but unto him no less Who can enjoy, than unto them who own,
Are sweetest uses given to possess
Damals war nichts heilig, als das Schöne.
In days of yore (in ancient Greece) nothing was sacred but the beautiful. SCHILLER—Die Götter Griechenlands. St. 6.
Nimia est miseria nimis pulchrum esse hominem.
It is a great plague to be too handsome a man. PLAUTUS—Miles Gloriosus. I. 1. 68.
7 When the candles are out all women are fair.
8 'Tis not a lip, or eye, we beauty call, But the joint force and full result of all.
POPE—Essay. On Criticism. Pt. II. L. 45.
9 Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
POPE-Rape of the Lock. Canto V. L. 33.
Die Wahrheit ist vorhanden für den Weisen.
Truth exists for the wise, beauty for the feeling heart. SCHILLER—Don Carlos. IV. 21. 186.
21 Das ist das Loos des Schönen auf der Erde!
That is the lot of the beautiful on earth.
SCOTT—Lady of the Lake. Canto I. St. 18.
There was a soft and pensive grace,
Scott Rokeby. Canto IV. St. 5.
For, when with beauty we can virtue join,
PRIOR-To the Countess of Oxford.
Nimis in veritate, et similitudinis quam pulchritudinis amantior.
Too exact, and studious of similitude rather than of beauty. QUINTILIAN–De Institutione Oratoria. XII.
Spirit of Beauty, whose sweet impulses,
ALAN SEEGER-Ode to Natural Beauty. St. 2.