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The barge she sat in, like a burnisi è throne,
Antony and Cleopatra. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 196. 2
It would have been as though he (Pres. Johnson) were in a boat of stone with masts of steel, sails of lead, ropes of iron, the devil at the helm, the wrath of God for a breeze, and hell for his destination. EMORY A. STORRS—Speech in Chicago, about
1865-6, when PRESIDENT JOHNSON threatened to imitate CROMWELL and force Congress with troops to adjourn. As reported in the Chicago Tribune.
Again she plunges! bark! a second shock
tide. FALCONER—Shipwreck. Canto III. L. 642. And fast through the midnight dark and drear,
Through the whistling sleet and snow, Like a sheeted ghost, the vessel swept
Towards the reef of Norman's Woe. LONGFELLOW—The Wreck of the Hesperus. St.
Naufragium sibi quisque facit.
Each man makes his own shipwreck. LUCANUS-Pharsalia. I. 499.
Through the black night and driving rain
gale, And in the distant ray what glimmering sail Bends to the storm?-Now sinks the note of
fear! Ah! wretched mariners!—no more shall day Unclose his cheering eye to light ye on your way! MRS. RADCLIFFE — Mysteries of Udolpho. Shipwreck.
0, I have suffer'd
Tempest. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 146.
Every drunken skipper trusts to Providence. But one of the ways of Providence with drunken skippers is to run them on the rocks.
BERNARD SHAW—Heartbreak House. Act III.
If all the ships I have at sea
Ah, well! the harbor would not hold
Poems of Passion.
One ship drives East, and one drives West,
SHIPWRECK (See also SHIPS)
BYRON—Don Juan. Canto II. St. 44.
10 Then rose from sea to sky the wild farewell Then shriek'd the timid, and stood still the
brave,Then some leap'd overboard with fearful yell,
As eager to anticipate their grave.
As he cobbled and hammered from morning till
dark, With the footgear to mend on his knees, Stitching patches, or pegging on soles as he sang.
Out of tune, ancient catches and glees.
SHOEMAKING A cobbler, produced several new grins of his own invention, having been used to cut faces for many years together over his last.
ADDISON-Spectator. No. 173.
To one commending an orator for his skill in amplifying petty matters, Agesilaus said: “I do not think that shoemaker a good workman that makes a great shoe for a little foot." AGESILAUS THE GREAT—Laconic Apoph
thegmns. Him that makes shoes go barefoot himself. BURTON-Anatomy of Melancholy. Democritus to the Reader. P. 34. (Ed. 1887)
(See also MONTAIGNE)
One said he wondered that leather was not dearer than any other thing. Being demanded a reason: because, saith he, it is more stood upon than any other thing in the world. HAZLITT—Shakespeare Jest Books. Conceits,
Clinches, Flashes and Whimzies. No. 86.
The title of Ultracrepidarian critics has been given to those persons who find fault with small and insignificant details.
HAZLITT——Table-talk. Essay. 22.
Ye tuneful cobblers! still your notes prolong,
shoes. BYRON—English Bards and Scotch Reviewers.
The wearer knows where the shoe wrings. HERBERT-Jacula Prudentum.
(See also CERVANTES)
A careless shoe string, in whose tie
HERRICK-Delight in Disorder.
And I trow
For her feet?
For my sweet.
Let firm, well hammer'd soles protect thy feet Through freezing snows, and rains, and soaking
sleet; Should the big last extend the shoe too wide, Each stone will wrench the unwary step aside; The sudden turn may stretch the swelling vein, The cracking joint unhinge, or ankle sprain; And when too short the modish shoes are worn, You'll judge the seasons by your shooting corn.
GAY-Trivia. Bk. I. L. 33.
The fairy stitching gleams
And it shows
And these toes.
Rap, rap! upon the well-worn stone,
How falls the polished hammer!
A quick and merry clamor.
The glassy vamp around it,
Whose gentle fingers bound it!
SICKNESS (See also DISEASE, MEDICINE)
The best of remedies is a beefsteak
But when ill indeed, E'en dismissing the doctor don't always succeed. GEORGE COLMAN (the Younger)—Broad Grins.
Lodgings for Single Gentlemen. St. 7. Sickness is a belief, to be annihilated by the divine Mind. MARY B. G. EDDY—Science and Health. Ch.
Remedia Amoris. 91. PERSIUS-Satires.
Ne supra crepidam judicaret.
Shoemaker, stick to your last.
Naturalis. XXXV. 10. 36. According to
Art. Note under Sculpture.
correct phrase. Ne sutor ultra crepidam, as quoted by ERASMUS. Same idea in Non
sentis, inquit, te ultra malleum loqui? Do you not perceive that you are speaking be
yond your hammer? To a blacksmith criti
cising music. ATHENÆUS.
(See also MARTIAL) * And holding out his shoe, asked them whether it was not new and well made. “Yet,” added he, "none of you can tell where it pinches me.” PLUTARCH-Lives. Vol. II. Life of Æmilius Paulus.
(See also CERVANTES) Hans Grovendraad, an honest clown, By cobbling in his native town,
Had earned a living ever.
Was at his trade more clever.
Translated from the French by F. W. Ri-
What trade are you? Truly, sir, in respect of a fine workman, I am
but, as you would say, a cobbler. Julius Cæsar. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 9. What trade art thou? answer me directly.
A trade, sir, that, I hope, I may use with a safe conscience; which is, indeed sir, a mender of bad soles.
Julius Cæsar. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 12.
I've that within for which there are no plasters. GARRICK–Prologue to GOLDSMITH's She Stoops
to Conquer. Some maladies are rich and precious and only to be acquired by the right of inheritance or purchased with gold. HAWTHORNE-Mosses from an Old Manse.
The Old Manse. The Procession of Life. The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. I saiah. I. 5.
A malady Preys on my heart that med'cine cannot reach. MATURIN—Bertram. Act IV. Sc. 2.
This sickness doth infect The very life-blood of our enterprise.
Henry IV. Pt. I. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 28.
He had a fever when he was in Spain,
What, is Brutus sick, And will he steal out of his wholesome bed, To dare the vile contagion of the night? Julius Cæsar. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 263.
My long sickness Of health and living now begins to mend, And nothing brings me all things.
Timon of Athens. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 189.
Sigh'd and look'd, and sigh'd again.
ĠRAY-Elegy in a Country Churchyard. St. 20.
Then purg'd with euphrasy and rue
MILTON—Paradise Lost. Bk. XI. L. 414.
Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne.
JOHN TRUMBULL-McFingal. Canto I. L. 67.
Monstrum horrendum, informe, ingens, cui lumen ademptum.
A monster frightful, formless, immense, with sight removed. VERGILÆneid. III. 658.
Yet sighes, deare sighes, indeede true friends
you are That do not leave your left friend at the wurst,
But, as you with my breast, I oft have nurst So, gratefull now, you waite upon my care.
SIR PHILIP SIDNEY-Sighes. 10
Sighs Which perfect Joy, perplexed for utterance, Stole from her sister Sorrow.
TENNYSON—The Gardener's Daughter. L. 249.
SILENCE But silence never shows itself to so great an advantage, as when it is made the reply to calumny and defamation, provided that we give no just occasion for them. ADDISON—The Tatler. No. 133.
Alta vendetta D'alto silenzio è figlia.
Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep silence.
ALFIERI—La Congiura de' Pazzi. I. 1.
Silence gives consent.
Canon Law. Decretals. Bk. V. 12. 43.
SIGHT 11 And finds with keen, discriminating sight, Black's not so black- nor white so very white.
12 And for to se, and eek for to be seye. CHAUCER—Canterbury Tales. The Wife of
Bath. Preamble. L. 6134. 13 The age, wherein he lived was dark; but he Could not want sight, who taught the world to
see. DENHAM. In TODD's Johnson.
14 The rarer sene, the lesse in mynde, The lesse in mynde, the lesser payne. BARNABY GOOGE-Sonnettes. Out of Syght,
Out of Mynde.
All Heaven and Earth are still, though not in
sleep, But breathless, as we grow when feeling most.
BYRON—Childe Harold. Canto III. St. 89.
There was silence deep as death; And the boldest held his breath, For a time.
CAMPBELL-Battle of the Baltic.
Small griefs find tongues: full casques are ever
found To give, if any, yet but little sound. Deep waters noyselesse are; and this we know, That chiding streams betray small depth below. HERRICK —Hesperides. To His Mistresse 06jecting to Him Neither Toying or Talking.
(See also JEWELL) And silence, like a poultice, comes
To heal the blows of sound.
There is a silence where no sound may be,
In the cold grave under the deep, deep sea, Or in wide desert where no life is found, Which hath been mute, and still must sleep pro
found. HOOD-Sonnets. Silence.
19 Est et fideli tuta silentio merces.
There is likewise a reward for faithful silence. HORACE—Carmina. III. 2. 25.
Not much talk-a great, sweet silence.
Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together; that at length they may emerge, full-formed and majestic, into the daylight of Life, which they are thenceforth to rule.
CARLYLE-Sartor Resartus. Bk. III. Ch. III. 7
There are haunters of the silence, ghosts that hold the heart and brain.
MADISON CAWEIN–Haunters of the Silence.
8 Cum tacent clamant.
When they hold their tongues they cry out. CICERO In Catilinam. 1. 8.
And they three passed over the white sands, between the rocks, silent as the shadows.
COLERIDGE—The Wanderings of Cain.
10 Striving to tell his woes, words would not come; For light cares speak, when mighty griefs are
dumb. SAMUEL DANIEL—Complaint of Rosamond.
St. 114. 11 Il ne voit que la nuit, n'entend que le silence.
He sees only night, and hears only silence.
Les gens sans bruit sont dangereux;
Silent people are dangerous; others are not so.
LA FONTAINE–Fables. VIÍI. 23.
All silent and all damned.
WORTH's Peter Bell.
All was silent as before
LONGFELLOW-A Rainy Day.
LONGFELLOW—Morituri Salutamus. L. 128. Three Silences there are: the first of speech, The second of desire, the third of thought.
LONGFELLOW—The Three Silences of Molinos. Where the streame runneth smoothest, the water
is deepest. LYLY-Euphues and His England. P. 287. (See also HERBERT, RUFUS, HENRY IV, Sm
Silence is the mother of Truth.
BENJ. DISRAELJ - Tancred. Bk. IV. Ch. IV.
13 A horrid stillness first invades the ear, And in that silence we the tempest fear.
DRYDEN-Astræa Redux. L. 7.
14 Stillborn silence! thou that art Flood-gate of the deeper heart!
15 Take heed of still waters, they quick pass away. HERBERT Jacula Prudentum.
(See also LYLY)