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I have been a stranger in a strange land.
E.codus. II. 22.
You play the spaniel, And think with wagging of your tongue to
All replication prompt, and reason strong,
He had the dialect and different skill,
The heart hath treble wrong
Venus and Adonis. L. 329.
Traveling is no fool's errand to him who carries his eyes and itinerary along with him. Amos BRONSON ALCOTT-Table-Talk. Travel
ing. Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. He that travelleth into a country before he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel.
Know most of the rooms of thy native country before thou goest over the threshold thereof. FULLER—The Holy and Profane States. Of
Travelling. Maxim IV. Un viaggiatore prudente non disprezza mai il suo paese.
A wise traveler never despises his own country. GOLDONI–Pamela. I. 16.
One who journeying Along a way he knows not, having crossed A place of drear extent, before him sees A river rushing swiftly toward the deep, And all its tossing current white with foam, And stops and turns, and measures back his way. HOMER--Niad. Bk. V. L. 749. BRYANT'S
Colum, non animum mutant, qui trans mare
currunt. Strenua nos exercet inertia, navibus atque Quadrigis petimus bene vivere; quod petis hic est.
They change their sky, not their mind, who cross the sea. A busy idleness possesses us: we seek a. happy life, with ships and carriages: the object of our search is present with us.
HORACE-Epistles. I. 11. 27. I am fevered with the sunset,
I am fretful with the bay, For the wander-thirst is on me And my soul is in Cathay.
RICHARD HOVEY-A Sea Gypsy. The wonders of each region view, From frozen Lapland to Peru.
SOAME JENKYNS—Epistle to Lord Lovelace. Suggested JOHNSON'S lines.
(See also JOHNSON, STEELE, TENNYSON) Let him go abroad to a distant country; let him go to some place where he is not known. Don't let him go to the devil where he is known. SAMUEL JOHNSON—Boswell's Life of Johnson.
(1773) . As the Spanish proverb says, "He who would bring home the wealth of the Indies must carry the wealth of the Indies with him.” So it is in travelling: a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge. SAMUEL JOHNSON—Boswell's Life of Johnson.
(1778) The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and, instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
SAMUEL JOHNSON—Piozzi's Johnsoniana. 154. Let observation with extensive view, Survey mankind from China to Peru; Remark each anxious toil, each eager strife, And watch the busy scenes of crowded SAMUEL JOHNSON-Vanity of Human Wishes.
(See also JENKYNS, WARTON)
Go far—too far you cannot, still the farther
Prize. Act IV. Sc. 5. L. 199. 10
I depart, Whither I know not; but the hour's gone by When Albion's lessening shores could grieve or
glad mine eye. BYRON-Childe Harold. Canto III. St. 1. 11
He travels safest in the dark night who travels lightest. FERNANDO CORTEZ. See PRESCOTTConquest
of Mexico. Bk. V. Ch. III. 12
GEORGE ELIOT—The Spanish Gypsy. Bk. I.
The marquise has a disagreeable day for her journey. Louis XV.—While Looking at Mme. de
Wed one sweet woman and love her well,
Drink sweet waters, and dream in a spell, Than to wander in search of the Blessed Isles, And to sail the thousands of watery miles In search of love, and find you at last On the edge of the world, and a curs'd outcast.
JOAQUIN MILLER-Pace Implora.
Of being taken by the insolent foe
touch heaven, It was my hint to speak such was the process;And of the cannibals that each other eat.
Othello. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 134.
I think it was Jekyll who used to say that the further he went west, the more convinced he felt that the wise men came from the east.
SYDNEY SMITH--Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. I. 'Tis nothing when a fancied scene's in view To skip from Covent Garden to Peru. STEELE-Prologue to AMBROSE PHILLIP's Distressed Mother.
(See also JENKYNS)
I pity the man who can travel from Dan to Beersheba and cry, “ 'Tis all barren!” STERNE-Sentimental Journey. In the Street.
Does the road wind up-hill all the way?
Yes, to the very end.
From morn to night, my friend.
When we have discovered a continent, or crossed a chain of mountains, it is only to find another ocean or another plain upon the further side. O toiling hands of mortals! ( wearied feet, travelling ye know not whither! Soon, soon, it seems to you, you must come forth on some conspicuous hilltop, and but a little way further, against the setting sun, descry the spires of El Dorado. Little do ye know your own blessedness; for to travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour.
Nusquam est, qui ubique est.
He who is everywhere is nowhere. SENECA-Epistolæ Ad Lucilium. II.
I always love to begin a journey on Sundays, because I shall have the prayers of the church to preserve all that travel by land or by water.
ŚWIFT-Polite Conversation. Dialogue
When I was at home, I was in a better place; but travellers must be content.
As You Like It. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 17.
'Tis a mad world (my masters) and in sadnes I travail'd madly in these dayes of madnes. JOHN TAYLOR—Wandering to see the Wonders
of the West. Let observation with extended observation observe extensively. TENNYSON, paraphrasing JOHNSON. See Lock
ER-LAMPSON'S Recollections of a tour with Tennyson, in Memoirs of Tennyson by his son. II. 73. See also Criticism by BYRON
in his Diary, Jan. 9, 1821. Let observation with observant view, Observe mankind from China to Peru.
All human race from China to Peru,
(See also JOHNSON)
N. P. WILLIS—Florence Gray. L. 46.
Is there not some chosen curse, Some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven, Red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man Who owes his greatness to his country's ruin?
ADDISON-Cato. Act I. Sc. 1.
Ipsa se fraus, etiamsi initio cautior fuerit, detegit.
Treachery, though at first very cautious, in the end betrays itself. LIVY—Annales. XLIV. 15.
Nemo unquam sapiens proditori credendum putavit.
No wise man ever thought that a traitor should be trusted. CICERO Orationes In Verrem. II. 1. 15.
The traitor to Humanity is the traitor most ac
cursed; Man is more than Constitutions; better rot
beneath the sod, Than be true to Church and State while we
are doubly false to God. LOWELL-On the Capture of Certain Fugitive
Slaves near Washington.
Hast thou betrayed my credulous innocence With vizor'd falsehood and base forgery?
MILTON—Comus. L. 697.
This principle is old, but true as fate,
(See also PLUTARCH)
(See also HARRINGTON) O that a soldier so glorious, ever victorious in
fight, Passed from a daylight of honor into the terri
ble night; Fell as the mighty archangel, ere the earth
glowed in space, fellFell from the patriot's heaven down to the loy
alist's hell! THOS. DUNN ENGLISH-Arnold at Stillwater.
10 With evil omens from the harbour sails
The ill-fated ship that worthless Arnold bears; God of the southern winds, call up thy gales,
And whistle in rude fury round his ears.
Oh, colder than the wind that freezes
Founts, that but now in sunshine play'd,
The trusting bosom, when betray'd.
Oh, for a tongue to curse the slave
Whose treason, like a deadly blight, Comes o'er the councils of the brave,
And blasts them in their hour of might! MOORE-Lalla Rookh. The Fire-Worshippers.
He (Cæsar] loved the treason, but hated the traitor. PLUTARCH-Life of Romulus.
(See also DEKKER, HOOLE)
The man was noble, But with his last attempt he wiped it out: Destroy'd his country, and his name remains To the ensuing age abhorr’d.
Coriolanus. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 145.
That makes the green leaves dance, shall waft a
balm To thy sick heart. BRYANT—Inscription for the Entrance to a
Though those that are betray'd Do feel the treason sharply, yet the traitor Stands in worse case of woe.
Cymbeline. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 87.
3 I did pluck allegiance from men's hearts, Loud shouts and salutations from their mouths, Even in the presence of the crowned king.
Henry IV. Pt. I. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 52. Treason is but trusted like the fox Who, ne'er so tame, so cherish'd and locked up, Will have a wild trick of his ancestors.
Henry IV. Pt. I. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 9. Some guard these traitors to the block of death; Treason's true bed and yielder up of breath.
Henry IV. Pt. II. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 122.
Henry V. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 105.
The groves were God's first temples. Ere mar
learned To hew the shaft, and lay the architrave, And spread the roof above them,-ere he framed The lofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems; in the darkling wood, Amidst the cool and silence, he knelt down And offered to the Mightiest solemn thanks And supplication. BRYANT-A Forest Hymn.
The shad-bush, white with flowers, Brightened the glons; the new leaved butternut And quivering poplar to the roving breeze Gave a balsamic fragrance.
BRYANT-The Old Man's Counsel. L. 28.
Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep; And in his simple show he harbours treason.
Henry VI. Pt. II. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 53.
8 To say the truth, so Judas kiss'd his master, And cried “all hail!” whereas he meant all harm.
Henry VI. Pt. III. Act V. Sc. 7. L. 33.
Et tu Brute! Then fall, Cæsar!
Julius Cæsar. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 77.
No tree in all the grove but has its charms, Though each its hue peculiar.
COWPER—The Task. Bk. I. L. 307.
TREES AND PLANTS
Unclassified The place is all awave with trees,
Limes, myrtles, purple-beaded,
Of the night-dew, faint headed,
E. B. BROWNING—An Island.
13 Stranger, if thou hast learned a truth which
needs No school of long experience, that the world Is full of guilt and misery, and hast seen Enough of all its sorrows, crimes and cares, To tire thee of it, enter this wild wood And view the haunts of Nature. The calm shade Shall bring a kindred calm, and the sweet breeze
Es ist dafür gesorgt, dass die Bäume nicht in den Himmel wachsen.
Care is taken that trees do not grow into the sky. GOETHE-Wahrheit und Dichtung. Motto to
Pt. III. 22 Where is the pride of Summer,—the green
prime,The many, many leaves all twinkling?-three On the mossed elm; three on the naked lime
Trembling, -and one upon the old oak tree! Where is the Dryad's immortality? Hood_Ode. Autumn.
Nullam vare, sacra vite prius arborem.
Plant no other tree before the vine. HORACECarmina. I. 18. Imitation, in
sense and meter from Alcxus.
I think that I shall never scan
Stultus est qui fructus magnarum arborum A tree as lovely as a man.
spectat, altitudinem non metitur.
He is a fool who looks at the fruit of lofty A tree depicts divinest plan,
trees, but does not measure their height. But God himself lives in a man.
QUINTUS CURTIUS RUFUS—De Rebus Gestis JOYCE KILMER—Trees.
Alexandri Magni. VII. 8. 2 I think that I shall never see
So bright in death I used to say, A poem lovely as a tree.
So beautiful through frost and cold!
A lovelier thing I know to-day, Poems are made by fools like me,
The leaf is growing old, But only God can make a tree.
And wears in grace of duty done, JOYCE KILMER—Trees.
The gold and scarlet of the sun.
MARGARET E. SANGSTER-A Maple Leaf. 3
It was the noise Of ancient trees falling while all was still
Hath not old custom made this life more sweet Before the storm, in the long interval
Than that of painted pomp? Are not these woods Between the gathering clouds and that light More free from peril than the envious court? breeze
As You Like It. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 2. Which Germans call the Wind's bride.
18 LELAND—The Fall of the Trees.
But, poor old man, thou prunest a rotten tree,
That cannot so much as a blossom yield This is the forest primeval.
In lieu of all thy pains and husbandry. LONGFELLOW-Evangeline. Introduction.
As You Like It. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 63. 5 The tree is known by his fruit.
Under the greenwood tree Matthew. XII. 33.
Who loves to lie with me,
And tune his merry note The gadding vine.
Unto the sweet bird's throat, MILTON-Lycidas. L. 40.
Come hither, come hither, come hither:
No enemy here shall he see,
As You Like It. Act II. Sc. 5. L. 1.
If aught possess thee from me, it is dross,
Who, all for want of pruning, with intrusion And all amid them stood the Tree of Life, Infect thy sap and live on thy confusion. High eminent, blooming ambrosial fruit
Comedy of Errors. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 179. Of vegetable gold. MILTON—Paradise Lost. Bk. IV. L. 218. Who am no more but as the tops of trees,
Which fence the roots they grow by and defend A pillar'd shade
them. High over-arch'd, and echoing'walks between. Pericles. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 29. MILTON-Paradise Lost. Bk. IX. L. 1,106. 22
A barren detested vale, you see it is; Woodman, spare that tree!
The trees, though summer, yet forlorn and lean, Touch not a single bough!
O'ercome with moss and baleful mistletoe. In youth it sheltered me,
Titus Andronicus. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 93. And I'll protect it now. GEORGE P. MORRIS—Woodman, Spare That
Now all the tree-tops lay asleep, Tree.
Like green waves on the sea, (See also CAMPBELL)
As still as in the silent deep
The ocean-woods may be.
SHELLEY-The Recollection. II.
24 Attire themselves with blooms, sweet rudiments Of future harvest.
Pun-provoking thyme. JOHN PHILLIPS—Cider. Bk. II. L. 437.
SHENSTONE—The Schoolmistress. St. 11.
25 12 Grove nods at grove.
The trees were gazing up into the sky,
Their bare arms stretched in prayer for the snows. POPE—Moral Essays. Ep. IV. L. 117.
ALEX. SMITH-A Life-Drama. Sc. 2. 13 Spreading himself like a green bay-tree.
The laurell, meed of mightie conquerours Psalms. XXXVII. 35.
And poets sage; the firre that weepeth still;
The willow, worne of forlorne paramours; The highest and most fty trees have the
The eu obedient to the bender's will; most reason to dread the thunder.
The birch, for shafts; the sallow for the mill; ROLLIN–Ancient History. Bk. VI. Ch. II. The mirrhe sweete-bleeding in the bitter wound; Sec. I.
The warlike beech; the ash for nothing ill;