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Einen gold'nen Becher gab.
Was faithful till the grave,
A golden goblet gave. GOETHE--Faust. The King of Thule. BAYARD
Der Kaiser of dis Faderland,
Und Gott on high all dings commands, We two-ach! Don't you understand?
Myself-und Gott. A. M. R. GORDON (McGregor Rose)-Kaiser
& Co. Later called Hoch der Kaiser, Pub. in Montreal Herald, Oct., 1897, after the Kaiser's Speech on the Divine Right of Kings. Recited by CAPTAIN COGHLAN at a banquet.
Their imitations, and regard of laws:
BEN JONSON—Cynthia's Revels. Act V. Sc. 3.
A prince without letters is a Pilot without eyes. All his government is groping.
BEN JONSON--Discoveries. IUiteratus. Princeps.
They say Princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a Prince as soon as his groom.
BEN JONSON-Discoveries. Iliteratus Princeps.
14 Over all things certain, this is sure indeed, Suffer
not the old King, for we know the breed. KIPLING—The Old Issue. In the Five Nations. 'Ave you 'eard o' the Widow at Windsor
With a hairy old crown on 'er 'ead?
An' she pays us poor beggars in red.
La cour est comme un édifice bâti de marbre; je veux dire qu'elle est composée d'homines fort durs mais fort polis.
The court is like a palace built of marble; I mean that it is made up of very hard but very polished people. LA BRUYÈRE-Les Caractères. VIII.
As yourselves your empires fall,
She governs but she does not reign.
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Ah! vainest of all things
LONGFELLOW-Belisarius. St. 8.
18 Qui ne sait dissimuler, ne sait régner.
He who knows not how to dissimulate, can not reign. LOUIS XI. See ROCHE ET CHASLES— Fiist, de
France. Vol. II. P. 30.
I am the State.
ably taken from a phrase of BOSSUET s re-
The rule Of the many is not well. One must be chief In war and one the king. HOMER-Iliad. Bk. II. L. 253. BRYANT'S
trans. Quidquid delirant reges, plectuntur Achivi.
Whenever monarchs err, the people are punished. HORACE-Epistles. I. 2. 14.
7 On the king's gate the moss grew gray;
The king came not. They call'd him dead;
Slave in his father's stead.
8 God gives not kings the stile of Gods in vaine,
For on his throne his sceptre do they sway;
And as their subjects ought them to obey, So kings should feare and serve their God againe. KING JAMES-Sonnet Addressed to his son,
Prince Henry. Si la bonne foi était bannie du reste du monde, il faudrait qu'on la trouvât dans la bouche des rois.
Though good faith should be banished from the rest of the world, it should be found in the mouths of kings. JEAN II. See Biographie Universelle. 10
The trappings of a monarchy would set up an ordinary commonwealth.
SAMUEL JOHNSON-Life of Milton.
11 Princes that would their people should do well Must at themselves begin, as at the head; For men, by their example, pattern out
Qui nescit dissimulare, nescit regnare.
He who knows how to dissimulate knows how to reign. VICENTIUS LUPANUS—De Magistrat. Franc.
Lib. I. See LIPSIUS-Politica sire Cirilis Doctrina. Lib. IV. Cap. 14. CONRAD LYCOSTHENES-A popothegmata. De Simulatione & Dissimulatione. BURTON Anatomy of Melancholy. Pt. I. Sect. II. Merr. III. Subsec. 15. PALINGENIUS-Zodiacus Vitæ. Lib. IV. 684. Also given as a saying of EMPEROR FREDERICK I., (Barbarossa), Louis XI, and PHILIP II, of Spain. TACITUS ---Annales. IV. 71.
A crown Golden in show, is but a wreath of thorns, Brings dangers, troubles, cares, and sleepless
nights To him who wears the regal diadem.
MILTON--Paradise Regained. Bk. II. L. 458.
14 His fair large front and eye sublime declared Wenn die Könige bau'n, haben die Kärrier zu Absolute rule; and hyacinthine locks
thun. Round from his parted forelock manly hung
When kings are building, draymen have Clustering, but not beneath his shoulders broad. something to do. MILTON-Paradise Lost. Bk. IV. L. 300.
SCHILLER-Kant und Seine Ausleger.
SCOTT-Marmion. Canto V. St. 9.
O Richard! O my king!
The universe forsakes thee! 3 A crown! what is it?
MICHEL JEAN SEDAINE-Richard Cæur de It is to bear the miseries of a people!
Lion. Blondel's Song.
Alieno in loco
Haud stabile regnum est. An nescis longos regibus esse manus?
The throne of another is not stable for thee. Knowest thou not that kings have long SENECA-Hercules Furens. CCCXLIV. hands?
18 OVID-Heroides. XVII. 166.
Ars prima regni posse te invidiam pati.
The first art to be learned by a ruler is to Est aliquid valida sceptra tenere manu.
endure envy It is something to hold the scepter with a SENECA-Hercules Furens. CCCLIII. firm hand. OVID-Remedia Amoris. 480.
Omnes sub regno graviore regnum est.
Every monarch is subject to a mightier one. The King is dead! Long live the King!
SENECA-Hercules Furens. DCXIV. PARDOE-Life of Louis XIV. Vol. III. P. 457.
His legs bestrid the ocean; his rear'd arm
Crested the world: his voice was propertied But all's to no end, for the times will not mend As all the tuned spheres, and that to friends; Till the King enjoys his own again.
But when he meant to quail and shake the orb, MARTIN PARKER. Upon Defacing of White He was as rattling thunder. Hall. (1645)
Antony and Cleopatra. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 28. What is a king? a man condemn'd to bear
The gates of monarchs The public burthen of the nation's care.
Are arch'd so high that giants may jet through PRIOR-Solomon. Bk. III. L. 275.
And keep their impious turbans on.
Cymbeline. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 4.
There's such divinity doth hedge a king,
That treason can but peep to what it would. 10
Hamlet. Act IV. Sc. 5. L. 123. Savoir dissimuler est le savoir des rois.
To know how to dissemble is the knowledge | Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. of kings.
Henry IV. Pt. II. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 31. RICHELIEU—Miranne. 11
Every subject's duty is the king's; but every A merry monarch, scandalous and poor.
subject's soul is his own. EARL OF ROCHESTER-On the King.
Henry V. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 186.
And fearless minds climb soonest unto crowns.
Henry VI. Pt. III. Act IV. Sc. 7. L. 63.
Here lies our sovereign lord, the king,
Whose word no man relies on,
And never did a wise one.
true, for my words are my own. My actions
of England. VIII. P. 312. 13 Here lies our mutton-looking king,
Whose word no man relied on,
Nor ever did a wise one.
0, how wretched
Henry VIII. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 366.
A substitute shines brightly as a king
Merchant of Venice. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 94.
Titles are abolished; and the American Republic swarms with men claiming and bearing them. THACKERAY—Round Head Papers. On Rib
Le roi règne, il ne gouverne pas.
The king reigns but does not govern.
a newspaper under the direction of himself
(See also BISMARCK) Le premier qui fut roi, fut un soldat heureux; Qui sert bien son pays, n'a pas besoin d'aïeux.
The first king was a successful soldier;
Yet looks he like a king; behold, his eye, As bright as is the eagle's, lightens forth Controlling majesty:
Richard II. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 68.
Hail to the crown by Freedom shaped-to gird
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YOUNG-Force of Religion. Bk. I. L. 6.
I give this heavy weight from off my head,
Richard II. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 204.
The king's name is a tower of strength, Which they upon the adverse party want.
Richard III. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 12.
Kings are like stars——they rise and set, they have The worship of the world, but no repose.
SHELLEY-Hellas. Mahmud to Hassan. L. 195.
RUIN Should the whole frame of nature round him
break In ruin and confusion hurled, He, unconcerned, would hear the mighty crack,
And stand secure amidst a falling world.
Eleven. (See also GOLDSMITH, LONDON MAGAZINE, MACAULAY, SHELLEY, VOLNEY, WALPOLE, WHITE)
There is a temple in ruin stands,
BYRON-Siege of Corinth. St. 18.
Same idea in Pope's Messiah.
Hener was the hero-king,
XXI. St. 7.
to be taken from Louis S. MERCIER-L'An Deux Mille Quatre Cent-Quaranle. Written 1768, pub. 1770. Disowned in part by his executors.
(See also BARBAULD)
What cities, as great as this, have .. promised themselves immortality! Posterity can hardly trace the situation of some. The sorrowful traveller wanders over the awful ruins of others. . . . Here stood their citadel, but now grown over with weeds; there their senate-house, but now the haunt of every noxious reptile; temples and theatres stood here, now only an undistinguished heap of ruins. GOLDSMITH–The Bee. No. IV. A City NightPiece. (1759)
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For such a numerous host Fled not in silence through the frighted deep With ruin upon ruin, rout on rout, Confusion worse confounded.
MILTON—Paradise Lost. Bk. II. L. 993.
Prostrate the beauteous ruin lies; and all
Wm. Pitt—The Poetry of the Anti-Jacobin.
The ruins of himself! now worn away
In the firm expectation that when London shall be a habitation of bitterns, when St. Paul and Westminster Abbey shall stand shapeless and nameless ruins in the midst of an unpeopled marsh, when the piers of Waterloo Bridge shall become the nuclei of islets of reeds and osiers, and cast the jagged shadows of their broken arches on the solitary stream, some Transatlantic commentator will be weighing in the scales of some new and now unimagined system of criticism the respective merits of the Bells and the Fudges and their historians. SHELLEY-Dedication to Peter Bell the Third.
(See also BARBAULD) Red ruin and the breaking-up of all. TENNYSON-Idylls of the King. Guinevere.
Fifth line. 13 Behold this ruin! 'Twas a skull Once of ethereal spirit full! This narrow cell was Life's retreat; This place was Thought's mysterious seat! What beauteous pictures fill'd that spot, What dreams of pleasure, long forgot! Nor Love, nor Joy, nor Hope, nor Fear, Has left one trace, one record here. ANNA JANE VARDILL (Mrs. James Niven.) Ap
peared in European Magazine, Nov., 1816, with signature V. Since said to have been found near a skeleton in the Royal College of Surgeons, Lincoln's Inn, London. Falseiy claimed for J. D. GORDMAN. ROBERT PHILIP claims it in a newspaper pub. 1826.
When I have been indulging this thought I have, in imagination, seen the Britons of some future century, walking by the banks of the Thames, then overgrown with weeds and almost impassable with rubbish. The father points to his son where stood St. Paul's, the Monument, the Bank, the Mansion House, and other places of the first distinction. London Magazine, 1745. Article, Humorous
Thoughts on the Removal of the Seat of Empire and Commerce.
(See also BARBAULD) Gaudensque viam fecisse ruina.
And rejoicing that he has made his way by ruin. LUCANUS-Pharsalia. Bk. I. 150. (Referring
to Julius Cæsar.) She (the Roman Catholic Church) may still exist in undiminished vigour, when some traveller from New Zealand shall, in the midst of a vast solitude, take his stand on a broken arch of London Bridge to sketch the ruins of St. Paul's. MACAULAY-Ranke's History of the Popes.
Same idea in his Review of MITFORD'S Greece. Last Par. (1824) Also in his Review of MILL's Essay on Government. (1829) Same thought also in Poems of a Young Nobleman lately deceased-supposed to be writted by THOMAS, second LORD LYTTLETON, describing particularly the State of England, and the once flourishing City of London. In a letter from an American Traveller, dated from the Ruinous Portico of St. Paul's, in the year 2199, to a friend settled in Boston, the Metropolis of the Western Empire. (1771) The original said
Etiam quæ sibi quisque timebat
What each man feared would happen to himself, did not trouble him when he saw that it would ruin another. VERGIL-Æneid. II. 130. 15
Who knows but that hereafter some traveller like myself will sit down upon the banks of the Seine, the Thames, or the Zuyder Zee, where now, in the tumult of enjoyment, the heart and the eyes are too slow to take in the multitude of sensations? Who knows but he will sit down solitary amid silent ruins, and weep a people inurned and their greatness changed into an empty name? VOLNEY-Ruins. Ch. II.
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