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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

win me:
Henry VIII. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 126.
So on the tip of his subduing tongue
All kind of arguments and question deep,

All replication prompt, and reason strong,
For his advantage still did wake and sleep;
To make the weeper laugh, the laugher weep,

He had the dialect and different skill,
Catching all passions in his craft of will.
Lover's Complaint. L. 120.

My tongue's use is to me no more
Than an unstringed viol or a harp.
Richard II. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 161.

The heart hath treble wrong
When it is barr'd the aidance of the tongue.

Venus and Adonis. L. 329.

Is there a tongue like Delia's o'er her cup,
That runs for ages without winding up?
YOUNG-Love of Fame. Satire I. L. 281.

The traveled mind is the catholic mind
educated from exclusiveness and egotism.
Amos BRONSON ALCOTTTable-Talk Travel-

ing. 7

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.

BACON-Of Travel.

Know most of the rooms of thy native country before thou goest over the threshold thereof. FULLERThe 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. GOLDONIPamela. 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 JOHNSONBoswell'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 JOHNSONBoswell'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.


Go far—too far you cannot, still the farther
The more experience finds you: And go sparing;-
One meal a week will serve you, and one suit,
Through all your travels; for you'll find it certain,
The poorer and the baser you appear,
The more you look through still.

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

In travelling
I shape myself betimes to idleness
And take fools' pleasure.

GEORGE ELIOTThe Spanish Gypsy. Bk. I.




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The marquise has a disagreeable day for her journey. Louis XV.—While Looking at Mme. de

Pompadour's Funeral.
Better sit still where born, I say,

Wed one sweet woman and love her well,
Love and be loved in the old East way,

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.


Of being taken by the insolent foe
And sold to slavery; of my redemption thence
And portance in my travellers' history;
Wherein of antres vast, and deserts idle,
Rough quarries, rocks and hills whose heads

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.


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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)


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I pity the man who can travel from Dan to Beersheba and cry, “ 'Tis all barren!” STERNE-Sentimental Journey. In the Street.


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Does the road wind up-hill all the way?

Yes, to the very end.
Will the day's journey take the whole long day?

From morn to night, my friend.

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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.


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'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.

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All human race from China to Peru,
Pleasure, howe'er disguis'd by art, pursue.
THOMAS WARTONThe Universal Love of

(See also JOHNSON)
The dust is old upon my "sandal-shoon,"
And still I am a pilgrim; I have roved
From wild America to Bosphor's waters,
And worshipp'd at innumerable shrines
Of beauty; and the painter's art, to me,
And sculpture, speak as with a living tongue,
And of dead kingdoms, I recall the soul,
Sitting amid their ruins.

N. P. WILLISFlorence Gray. L. 46.

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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,
Kings may love treason, but the traitor hate.
THOMAS DEKKERThe Honest Whore. Pt. I.
Act IV. Sc. 4.

(See also PLUTARCH)
Treason is not own'd when 'tis descried;
Successful crimes alone are justified.
DRYDEN—Medals. L. 207.

(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.
PHILIP FRENEAU–Arnold's Departure,

Oh, colder than the wind that freezes

Founts, that but now in sunshine play'd,
Is that congealing pang which seizes

The trusting bosom, when betray'd.
MOORELalla Rookh. The Fire Worshippers.


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.

Treason and murder ever kept together,
As two yoke-devils sworn to either's purpose,
Working so grossly in a natural cause,
That admiration did not hoop at them.

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.



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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.

COWPERThe Task. Bk. I. L. 307.


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Unclassified The place is all awave with trees,

Limes, myrtles, purple-beaded,
Acacias having drunk the lees

Of the night-dew, faint headed,
And wan, grey olive-woods, which seem
The fittest foliage for a dream.

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.






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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.


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.


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,
Cedar, and pine, and fir, and branching palm, But winter and rough weather.
A sylvan scene, and as the ranks ascend

As You Like It. Act II. Sc. 5. L. 1.
Shade above shade, a woody theatre
Of stateliest view.

If aught possess thee from me, it is dross,
MILTONParadise Lost. Bk. IV. L. 139. Usurping ivy, brier, or idle moss;

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.
When the sappy boughs

SHELLEY-The Recollection. II.

24 Attire themselves with blooms, sweet rudiments Of future harvest.

Pun-provoking thyme. JOHN PHILLIPS—Cider. Bk. II. L. 437.

SHENSTONEThe 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;









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