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A daring infidel (and such there are, Religion has nothing more to fear than not From pride, example, lucre, rage, revenge, being sufficiently understood.
Or pure heroical defect of thought), STANISLAUS (King of Poland)-Maxims. No. Of all earth's madmen, most deserves a chain. 36.
YOUNG—Night Thoughts. Night VII. L. 199. What religion is he of?
REMORSE Why, he is an Anythingarian. SWIFT-Polite Conversation. Dialogue I. Cruel Remorse! where Youth and Pleasure sport,
And thoughtless Folly keeps her court, -He made it a part of his religion, never to say Crouching 'niidst rosy bowers thou lurk'st ungrace to his meat.
seen SWIFT—Tale of a Tub. Sec. XI.
Slumbering the festal hours away,
While Youth disports in that enchanting scene; We have enough religion to make us hate, but
Till on some fated day not enough to make us love one another.
Thou with a tiger-spring dost leap upon thy prey, SWIFT—Thoughts on Various Subjects. Collect
And tear his helpless breast, o'erwhelmed with ed by Pope and SWIFT. Found in Spectator
wild dismay. No. 459.
ANNA LETITIA BARBAULD-Ode to Remorse.
St. 6. 5
Honour your parents; worship the gods; hurt not animals.
Remorse is as the heart in which it grows; TRIPTOLEMUS, according to PLUTARCH. From
If that be gentle, it drops balmy dews his traditional laws or precepts.
Of true repentance; but if proud and gloomy,
It is the poison tree, that pierced to the inmost Once I journeyd far from home
Weeps only tears of poison.
COLERIDGE-Remorse. Act I. Sc. 1.
Man, wretched man, whene'er he stoops to sin, Bade me straight, in penance, thence
Feels, with the act, a strong remorse within. Wandering onward, to attain The wondrous land that height Cokaigne.
JUVENALSatires. Satire XIII. L. 1. WM.
GIFFORD's trans. ROBERT Wace—The Land of Cokaigne. 7
Farewell, remorse: all good to me is lost; When I can read my title clear
Evil, be thou my good. To mansions in the skies,
MILTON—Paradise Lost. Bk. IV. L. 108. I'll bid farewell to every fear,
17 And wipe my weeping eyes.
Le remords s'endort durant un destin prosWATTS--Songs and Hymns. Bk. II. No. 65. père et s'aigrit dans l'adversité. 8
Remorse goes to sleep during a prosperous The world has a thousand creeds, and never a period and wakes up in adversity. one have I;
ROUSSEAU— Confessions. I. II. Nor church of my own, though a million spires are pointing the way on higb.
High minds, of native pride and force, But I float on the bosom of faith, that bears me Most deeply feel thy pangs, Remorse; along like a river;
Fear, for their scourge, mean villains have, And the lamp of my soul is alight with love, for Thou art the torturer of the brave! life, and the world, and the Giver.
SCOTT—Marmion. Canto III. St. 13. ELLA WHEELER Wilcox-Heresy.
Abandon all remorse;
On horror's head horrors accumulate. So many gods. so many creeds
Othello. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 369. So many paths that wind and wind
While just the art of being kind Is all the sad world needs.
REPENTANCE ELLA WHEELER Wilcox-The World's Need.
Oye powers that search 10
The heart of man, and weigh his inmost thoughts, Who God doth late and early pray
If I have done amiss, impute it not! More of his Grace than Gifts to lend;
The best may err, but you are good. And entertains the harmless day
ADDISON-Cato. Act V. Sc. 4. With a Religious Book or Friend. SIR HENRY WOTTON—The Character of a D'uomo è il fallir, ma dal malvagio il buono Happy Life. St. 5.
Scerne il dolor del fallo.
To err is human; but contrition felt for the Religion's all. Descending from the skies crime distinguishes the virtuous from the To wretched man, the goddess in her left
wicked. Holds out this world, and, in her right, the next. ALFIERI-Rosmunda. III. 1.
YOUNG—Night Thoughts. Night IV. L. 550. 12
To sigh, yet not recede; to grieve, yet not repent! But if man loses all, when life is lost,
CRABBE-Tales of the Hall. Bk. III. Boys at He lives a coward, or a fool expires.
School. Last line.
It is never too late to turn from the errors of When prodigals return great things are done.
our ways: A. Å. DOWTY—The Siliad. In BEETON'S He who repents of his sins is almost innocent. Christmas Annual. 1873.
(See also HERBERT) I do not buy repentance at so heavy a cost as a thousand drachma.
Nec unquam primi consilii deos pænitet.
SENECA-De Beneficiis. VI. 23.
What then? what rests?
torturing hour" in CAMPBELL-Pleasures of Yet what can it when one cannot repent? Hope. Pt. I. Midsummer Night's Dream. O wretched state! O bosom black as death! Act V. Sc. 1.
O limed soul, that struggling to be free (See also MILTON)
Art more engag'd!
Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 64.
Well, I'll repent, and that suddenly, while I HERBERT—The Temple. The Church Porch. am in some liking; I shall be out of heart shortly,
and then I shall have no strength to repent. Who after his transgression dotb repent,
Henry IV. Pt. I. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 5.
Under your good correction, I have seen,
When, after execution judgment hath
Repented o'er his doom. He comes never late who comes repentant.
Measure for Measure. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 10. JUAN DE HOROZCO-Manasses, Rey de India. Jorn. III.
And wet his grave with my repentant tears.
Richard III. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 216. Woman, amends may never come too late. Thos. LODGE AND ROBT. GREENE-A Looking Cave ne quidquam incipias, quod post peGlass for London and England.
Take care not to begin anything of which God dropped a spark down into everyone,
you may repent. And if we find and fan it to a blaze,
And light the wandering out of stony ways. Velox consilium sequitur pænitentia.
Amid the roses, fierce Repentance rears
Her snaky crest; a quick-returning pang MILTON- Paradise Lost. Bk. II. L. 90. Shoots through the conscious heart. (See also GRAY)
THOMSON-Seasons. Spring. L. 995. He (Cato) used to say that in all his life he And while the lamp holds out to burn, never repented but of three things. The first The vilest sinner may return. was that he had trusted a woman with a secret; Isaac Watts—Hymns and Spiritual Songs. the second that he had gone by sea when he Bk. I. Hymn 88. might have gone by land; and the third, that he had passed one day without having a will by him.
REPOSE (See also REST) PLUTARCH-Life of Cato. Vol. II. P. 495.
LANGHORNE's trans. Same in SIMPLICIUS But quiet to quick bosoms is a hell. Commentary on the Enchiridion of EPICTE BYRON-Childe Harold. Canto III. St. 42. TUS. Ch. IX. P. 52. (Ed. 1670)
What sweet delight a quiet life affords.
DRUMMOND-Sonnet. P. 38.
To husband out life's taper at the close,
And keep the flames from wasting by repose. But with the morning cool repentance came.
GOLDSMITH-Deserted Village. L. 87. SCOTT--Rob Roy. Ch. XII. The Monastery. Ch. III. Note 11. “But with the morning The toils of honour dignify repose. cool reflection came.” In Chronicles of HOOLE-Metastasia. Achilles in Lucias. Act Canongate. Ch. IV. "Calm” substituted for III. Last Scene. "cool" in The Antiquary. Ch. V.
The wind breath'd soft as lover's sigh, Nam sera nunquam est ad bonos mores via. And, oft renew'd, seem'd oft to die, Quem pænitet peccasse, pæne est innocens. With breathless pause between,
O wbo, with speech of war and woes,
Of such enchanting scene!
Scort-Lord of the Isles. Canto IV. St. 13. These should be hours for necessities, Not for delights; times to repair our nature With comforting repose, and not for us To waste these times.
Henry VIII. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 3. Our foster-nurse of nature is repose, The which he lacks; that to provoke in him, Are many simples operative, whose power Will close the eye of anguish.
King Lear. Act IV. Sc. 4. L. 12.
Attributed to ENNIUS. Quoted by CICERO
Tusc. Quæst. 15. 34. Latter part said to
be ENNIUS' Epitaph. A lost good name is ne'er retriev'd. Gay-Fables. The Fox at the Point of Death.
L. 46. 14
Denn ein wanderndes Mädchen ist immer von schwankendem Rufe.
For a strolling damsel a doubtful reputation bears. GOETHE--Hermann und Dorothea. VII. 93.
Study to be quiet.
Thessalonians. IV. 11.
Ich halte nichts von dem, der von sich denkt
I consider him of no account who esteems himself just as the popular breath may chance to raise him. GOETHE-I phigenia auf Tauris. II. 1. 140.
The best of men have ever loved repose:
They hate to mingle in the filthy fray; Where the soul sours, and gradual rancour grows,
Imbitter'd more from peevish day to day. THOMSON—The Castle of Indolence. Canto I.
Dulcis et alta quies, placidæque simillima morti.
Sweet and deep repose, very much resembling quiet death. VERGIL- Æneid. VI. 522.
That man is thought a dangerous knave,
Or zealot plotting crime,
Is wiser than his time.
MILNES)--Men of Old. Reputation is but a synonyme of popularity: dependent on suffrage, to be increased or diminished at the will of the voters. MRS. JAMESON–Memoirs and Essays. Wash
ington Allston. Reputations, like beavers and cloaks, shall last some people twice the time of others. DOUGLAS JERROLD-Specimens of Jerrold's
Deus nobis hæc otia fecit.
God has given us this repose.
Every one goes astray, but the least imprudent are they who repent the soonest. VOLTAIRE-Nanine. II. 10.
How many worthy men have we seen survive their own reputation!
MONTAIGNE—Essays. Of Glory.
To be pointed out with the finger.
PERSIUS-Satires. I. L. 28.
REPUTATION (See also NAME) It is a maxim with me that no man was ever written out of reputation but by himself. RICHARD BENTLEY–MONK's Life of Bentley. Vol. I. Ch. VI.
(See also EMERSON) And reputation bleeds in ev'ry word.
In various talk th' instructive hours they past,
stanza not found in his printed works.)
Negligere quid de se quisque sentiat, non solum arrogantis est, sed etiam omnino dissoluti.
To disregard what the world thinks of us is not only arrogant but utterly shameless. CICERO —De Officiis. 1. 28.
Das Aergste weiss die Welt von mir, und ich
The worst of me is known, and I can say that I am better than the reputation I bear. SCHILLER-Marie Stuart. III. 4. 208.
No book was ever written down by any but itself. EMERSON--Spiritual Laws.
(See also BENTLEY)
I have offended reputation,
Antony and Cleopatra. Act III. Sc. 11. L. 49.
Nemo me lacrymis decoret, nec funera fletu.
Let no one honour me with tears, or bury me with lamentation. Why? Because I fly hither and thither, living in the mouths of men.
0, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial.
Othello. Act II. Sc. 3. 1. 262.
Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving
Othello. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 268.
Placato possum non miser esse deo.
If God be appeased, I can not be wretched. OVID-Tristium. III. 40. 14
Unum est levamentum malorum pati et necessitatibus suis obsequi.
One alleviation in misfortune is to endure and submit to necessity.
SENECA—De Ira. III. 16.
Let that please man wbich has pleased God.
SENECA-Epistolæ Ad Lucilium. LXXIV.
Pericles. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 54.
The purest treasure mortal times afford
Richard II. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 177.
Richard II. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 95.
4 I see my reputation is at stake: My fame is shewdly gor'd.
Troilus and Cressida. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 227.
Dare to look up to God and say, Deal with me in the future as Thou wilt; I am of the same mind as Thou art; I am Thine; I refuse nothing that pleases Thee; lead me where Thou wilt; clothe me in any dress Thou choosest.
EPICTETUS—Discourses. Bk. II. Ch. XVI.
9 Bends to the grave with unperceived decay, While resignation gently slopes the way And, all his prospects brightening to the last, His heaven commences ere the world be past.
GOLDSMITH-Deserted Village. L. 110.
It seem'd so hard at first, mother, to leave the
blessed sun, And now it seems as hard to stay-and yet His
will be done! But still I think it can't be long before I find re
lease; And that good man, the clergyman, bas told me
words of peace. TENNYSON—The May-Queen. Conclusion. St. 3.
Videlicit, That each man swore to do his best To damn and perjure all the rest.
BUTLER—Huibras. Pt. I. Canto II. L. 630.
I am in earnest-I will not equivocate I will not excuse— I will not retreat a single inch AND I WILL BE HEARD. WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON—Salutatory of the
Liberator. Vol. I, No. 1. Jan. 1. 183i. 20
I will be as harsh as truth and as uncompromising as justice. WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON-Salutatory of the
Liberator. Vol. I. No. 1. Jan. 1, 1831. Nor cast one longing, ling'ring look behind.
GRAY—Elegy in a Country Churchyard. St. 22.
In truth there is no such thing in man's nature as a settled and full resolve either for good or evil, except at the very moment of execution. HAWTHORNE — Twice - Told Tales. Fancy's
Show Box. Hast
thou attempted greatnesse?
Then go on;
For when two
trans. Resolve, and thou art free. LONGFELLOW—Masque of Pandora. Pt. VI.
In the Garden
To will what God doth will, that is the only
science That gives us any rest. MALHERBE—Consolation. St. 7. LONGFEL
That's best Which God sends. 'Twas His will: it is mine. OWEN MEREDITH (Lord Lytton)-Lucile. Pt.
II. Canto VI. St. 29. 12 The pious farmer, who ne'er misses pray’rs,
With patience suffers unexpected rain; He blesses Heav'n for what its bounty spares,
And sees, resign'd, a crop of blighted grain. But, spite of sermons, farmers would blaspheme, If a star fell to set their thatch on flame. LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTAGUE-Poem.
Written Oct., 1736.