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Where'er we tread 'tis haunted, holy ground.
BYRON—Childe Harold. Canto II. St. 88.
HOLIDAYS The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore. JOHN ADAMS-Letter to Mrs. Adams. July 3,
There were his young barbarians all at play There was their Dacian mother-he, their sire, Butcher'd to make a Roman holiday.
BYRON—Childe Harold. Canto IV. St. 141.
God attributes to place
MARGARET J. PRESTON—Ready.
Henry VI. Pt. II. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 58.
21 He who the sword of heaven will bear Should be as holy as severe; Pattern in himself to know, Grace to stand, and virtue go; More or less to others paying Than by self-offences weighing. Shame to him whose cruel striking Kills for faults of his own liking! Measure for Measure. Act III. Sc. 2.
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
WILL CARLETON-How We kept the Day.
Our holy lives must win a new world's crown.
Richard II. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 24.
I've read in many a novel, that unless they've
souls that grovelFolks prefer in fact a hovel to your dreary
marble halls. CALVERLEY—In the Gloaming. My whinstone house my castle is,
I have my own four walls.
CARLYLE-My Own Four Walls.
And the brown bee drones i’ the rose,
And summer is near its close-
MADISON CAWEIN-In the Lane.
Holiness is the architectural plan upon which God buildeth up His living temple. SPURGEON—Gleanings Among the Sheaves. Holiness.
By that same token,
Would soon be broken.
Those hollies of themselves a shape
As of an arbor took.
Old homes! old hearts! Upon my soul forever Their peace and gladness lie like tears and
laughter. MADISON CAWEIN-Old Homes.
For a man's house is his castle.
Against Going, or Riding Armed. P. 162.
And as, when all the summer trees are seen
So bright and green,
Less bright than they,
7 O Reader! hast thou ever stood to see
The Holly-tree? The eye that contemplates it well perceives
Its glossy leaves Ordered by an Intelligence so wise As might confound the Atheist's sophistries.
SOUTHEY—The Holly-Tree. St. i.
The house of every one is to him as his castle and fortress, as well for his defence against injury and violence, as for his repose. SIR EDWARD COKE-Reports, Semaynes' Case. Vol. III. Pt. V. P. 185.
(See also BLACKSTONE)
For the whole world, without a native home,
COWLEY—To the Bishop of Lincoln. L. 27.
whiles, For the longed-for hame-bringing an'my Father's
welcome smiles. ERASTUS ELLSWORTH-My Ain Countrie.
See Moody and SANKEY's Hymns, No. 5. The house is a castle which the King cannot
enter. EMERSON-English Traits. Wealth.
(See also BLACKSTONE) There's nobody at home But Jumping Joan, And father and mother and I. GEORGE GASCOIGNE—Tale of leronimi. (1577)
How small of all that human hearts endure,
GOLDSMITH—The Traveller. L. 429.
What if in Scotland's wilds we veil'd our head,
Cat. to EDWARD BURNABY GREENE. (1764)
Our law calleth a man's house, his castle, meaning that he may defend himselfe therein. LAMBARDEiren. II. VII. 257. (1588)
(See also BLACKSTONE) Cling to thy home! If there the meanest shed Yield thee a hearth and shelter for thy head, And some poor plot, with vegetables stored, Be all that Heaven allots thee for thy board, Unsavory bread, and herbs that scatter'd grow Wild on the river-brink or mountain-brow; Yet e'en this cheerless mansion shall provide More heart's repose than all the world beside.
The stately Homes of England,
How beautiful they stand!
O'er all the pleasant land.
5 My house, my house, though thou art small, Thou art to me the Escurial.
HERBERT- Jacula Prudentum. No. 416.
Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest;
To stay at home is best.
His native home deep imag'd in his soul.
Peace and rest at length have come,
All the day's long toil is past;
Home at last!"
A house of dreams untold,
And faces the setting sun.
Log Cabin. Inscribed on memorial tablet
near his grave. 17 I in my own house am an emperor, And will defend what's mine. MASSINGER-Roman Actor. Act I. Sc. 2.
(See also BLACKSTONE) 18 It is for homely features to keep home. They had their name thence.
MILTON—Comus. L. 748.
19 Far from all resort of mirth, Save the cricket on the hearth.
MILTON—Il Penseroso. L. 81.
Who hath not met with home-made bread,
And home-made liquors and waters?
Home-made by the homely daughters. Hood-Miss K ilmansegg.
His home, the spot of earth supremely blest,
MONTGOMERY-West Indies. Pt. III. L. 67.
Yes, that is true, and something more:
You'll find, where'er you roam,
Can never make a home.
And Friendship is a guest,
For there the heart can rest.
(See also LOVELACE under PRISON) They dreamt not of a perishable home. WORDSWORTH—Inside of King's College Chapel,
Cambridge. The man who builds, and wants wherewith to
pay, Provides a home from which to run away. YOUNG-Love of Fame. Satire I. L. 171.
HONESTY Honesty is the best policy. CERVANTES—Don Quixote. Pt. II. Ch. XXXIII.
(See also WHATELY) A honest man's word is as good as his bond. CERVANTES-Don Quixote. Vol. III. Pt. II. Ch. XXXIV.
(See also GAY) Omnia quæ vindicaris in altero, tibi ipsi vehementer fugienda sunt.
Everything that thou reprovest in another, thou must most carefully avoid in thyself. CICERO-In Verrem. I). 3. 2. Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough. S. L. CLEMENS (Mark Twain)—A Mysterious
'Mid pleasures and palaces though we may
roam, Be it ever so humble, there's no place like Home. J. HOWARD PAYNE-Home Sweet Home.
Song in Clari, The Maid of Milan. 2
The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the force of the Crown. It may be frail, its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storms may enter,-the rain may enter, but the King of England cannot enter; all his forces dare not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement! WILLIAM PITT (Earl of Chatham)-Speech on the Excise Bill.
(See also BLACKSTONE) Home is where the heart is.
A parlor that's next to the sky;
But the wind and the rain I defy.
JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY-Ike Walton's Prayer.
6 To fireside happiness, to hours of ease Blest with that charm, the certainty to please.
SAM'L ROGERS-Human Life. L. 347. Gallus in sterquilinio suo plurimum potest.
The cock is at his best on his own dunghill
SENECA-De Morte Claudii.
Romeo and Juliet. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 175.
9 That is my home of love.
10 Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits.
Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act I, Sc. 1. L. 2. 11
Ma meason est a moy come mon castel, hors de quel le ley ne moy arta a fuer.
My house is to me as my castle, since the law has not the art to destroy it. STAUNFORDE-Plees del Coron. 14 B. (1567) 12
Home is the resort
THOMSON—The Seasons. Autumn. L. 65.
13 Though home be but homely, yet huswife is
taught That home hath no fellow to such as have aught. TUSSER-Points of Husurfery. Instructions to
Huswifery. VIII. P. 243. (1561) 14 I read within a poet's book
A word that started the page, "Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage."
Yet Heav'n, that made me honest, made me Than ever king did, when he made a lord. NICHOLAS ROWE-Jane Shore. Act II. Sc. 1.
JULIA C. R. DORR–At the Gate.
MILTON--Comus. L. 543.
And climbing for the prize, was torn, And fouled my feet in quag-water;
And by the thorns and by the wind
The blossom that I took was thinn'd, And yet I found it sweet and fair.
D. G. ROSSETTI—The Honeysuckle.
Ay, sir; to be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand. Hamlet. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 178. "Two Thousand" in Folio “ten" in quartos.)
What's the news? None, my lord, but that the world's grown
Hamlet. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 240.
Which I respect not.
Take note, take note, O world,
Othello. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 378.
And honeysuckle loved to crawl
HONOR Better to die ten thousand deaths, Than wound my honour.
ADDISON-Cato. Act I. Sc. 4.
An honest tale speeds best being plainly told.
Richard III. Act IV. Sc. 4. L. 358.
9 At many times I brought in my accounts, Laid them before you; you would throw them off, And say, you found them in mine honesty.
Timon of Athens. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 142. 10
I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an “Honest Man."
GEORGE WASHINGTON—Moral Maxims.
Content thyself to be obscurely good.
ADDISON-Cato. Act IV. Sc. 4.
The sense of honour is of so fine and delicate a nature, that it is only to be met with in minds which are naturally noble, or in such as have been cultivated by good examples, or a refined education.
ADDISON-The Guardian. No. 161.
Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God. WASHINGTON-Speech to the Constitutional
Convention. (1787) 12 Were there no heaven nor hell I should be honest. JOHN WEBSTER-Duchess of Malf. Act I.
Sc. I. 13
“Honesty is the best policy,” but he who acts on that principle is not an honest man. ARCHBISHOP WHATELY—Thoughts and Apothegms. Pt. II. Ch. XVIII. Pious Frauds.
(See also CERVANTES) 14 How happy is he born and taught
That serveth not another's will;
And simple truth his utmost skill.
Turpe quid ausurus, te sine teste time.
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness. AUSONIUS-Septem Sapientum
Sententiæ Septenis Veribus Explicatæ. III. 7. 24
The best memorial for a mighty man is to gain honor ere death.
25 L'honneur est comme une fle escarpée et sans
bords; On n'y peut plus rentrer dès qu'on en est dehors.
Honor is like an island, rugged and without shores; we can never re-enter it once we are on the outside. BOILEAU-Satires. X. 167.