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1 C'est un bétail servile et sot à mon avis
Immortality is the glorious discovery of Que les imitateurs.
'Tis immortality to die aspiring,
As if a man were taken quick to heaven. Der Mensch ist ein nachahmendes Geschöpf. Geo. CHAPMAN—Byron's Conspiracy. Act I. Und wer der Vorderste ist, führt die Heerde.
Sc. 1. L. 254. An imitative creature is man; whoever is foremost, leads the herd.
Nemo unquam sine magna spe immortaliSCHILLER—Wallenstein's Tod. III. 4. 9.
tatatis se pro patria offerret ad mortem.
No one could ever meet death for his IMMORTALITY (See also DEATH)
country without the hope of immortality. 3
CICERO—Tusculanarum Disputationum. I. 15. It must be so—Plato, thou reasonest well
!. Else whence this pleasing hope, this fond desire, This longing after immortality?
For I never have seen, and never shall see, Or whence this secret dread, and inward horror,
that the cessation of the evidence of existence is Of falling into nought? Why shrinks the soul
necessarily evidence of the cessation of existence. Back on herself, and startles at destruction?
WILLIAM DE MORGAN-Joseph Vance. Ch.
XL. 'Tis the divinity that stirs within us; 'Tis heaven itself, that points out an hereafter, And intimates eternity to man.
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it ADDISON-Cato. Act V. Sc. 1.
was; and the spirit shall return unto God who
gave it. The stars shall fade away, the sun himself
Ecclesiastes. XII. 7. Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, 17 But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Thus God's children are immortall whiles their Unhurt amidst the wars of elements,
Father hath anything for them to do on earth. The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds. FULLER-Church History. Bk. II. Century ADDISON-Cato. Act V. Sc. 1.
VIII. 18. On Bede's Death.
(See also LIVINGSTON, WILLIAMS) No, no! The energy of life may
18 Kept on after the grave, but not begun;
Yet spirit immortal, the tomb cannot bind thee, And he who flagg'd not in the earthly strife, But like thine own eagle that soars to the sun From strength to strength advancing only he Thou springest from bondage and leavest behind His soul well-knit, and all his battles won,
thee Mounts, and that hardly, to eternal life.
A name which before thee no mortal hath won. MATTHEW ARNOLD—Sonnet. Immortality. Attributed to LYMAN HEATH-The Grave of
Bonaparte. On the cold cheek of Death smiles and roses are blending,
'Tis true; 'tis certain; man though dead retains And beauty immortal awakes from the tomb. Part of himself; the immortal mind remains. JAMES BEATTIE—The Hermit. St. 6. Last
HOMER-Iliad. Bk. XXIII. L. 122. POPE's lines.
20 Fish say, they have their Stream and Pond; Dignum laude virum Musa vetat mori; But is there anything Beyond?
Cælo Musa beat. RUPERT BROOKE-Heaven.
The muse does not allow the praise de 8
serving hero to die: she enthrones him in
the heavens. There is nothing strictly immortal, but im
HORACE—Carmina. IV. 8. 28. mortality. Whatever hath no beginning may be confident of no end. SIR THOMAS BROWNE—Hydriotaphia. Ch. V. But all lost things are in the angels' keeping,
Love; 9 If I stoop
No past is dead for us, but only sleeping, Love; Into a dark tremendous sea of cloud,
The years of Heaven with all earth's little pain It is but for a time; I press God's lamp
I have been dying for twenty years, now I No, no, I'm sure, am going to live.
My restless spirit never could endure JAS. DRUMMOND BURNS—His Last Words.
To brood so long upon one luxury,
Unless it did, though fearfully, espy A good man never dies.
A hope beyond the shadow of a dream. CALLIMACHUS—Epigrams. X.
KEATS—Endymion. Bk. I.
He ne'er is crowned with immortality
I long to believe in immortality: If I am destined to be happy with you here how short is the longest life. I wish to believe in immortality,I wish to live with you forever.
KEATS—Letters to Fanny Brawne. XXXVI.
3 Men are immortal till their work is done. DAVID LIVINGSTONE- Letter. Describing the
death of BISHOP MACKENZIE in Africa. March, 1862.
(See also FULLER) And in the wreck of noble lives Something immortal still survives. LONGFELLOW—The Building of the Ship. L.
375. 5 Safe from temptation, safe from sin's pollution, She lives, whom we call dead.
LONGFELLOW-Resignation. St. 7. 6 I came from God, and I'm going back to God, and I won't have any gaps of death in the middle of my life. GEORGE MACDONALD-Mary Marston. Ch.
Parte tamen meliore mei
super alta perennis Astra ferar, nomenque erit indelebile nostrum.
And now have I finished a work which neither the wrath of Jove, nor fire, nor steel, nor all-consuming time can destroy. Welcome the day which can destroy only my physical man in ending my uncertain life. In my better part I shall be raised to immortality above the lofty stars, and my name shall never die.
OVID-Metamorphoses. XV. 871.
There is something beyond the grave; death does not put an end to everything, the dark shade escapes from the consumed pile.
PROPERTIUS—Elegiæ. IV. 7. 1. Look, here's the warrant, Claudio, for thy
death: 'Tis now dead midnight, and by eight tomorrow Thou must be made immortal. Measure for Measure. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 66.
I hold it ever, Virtue and cunning were endowments greater Than nobleness and riches: careless heirs May the two latter darken and expend; But immortality attends the former, Making a man a god.
Pericles. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 26.
Of such as he was, there be few on earth;
For who would lose,
MILTON—Paradise Lost. Bk. II. L. 146.
Thy lord shall never die, the whiles this verse
SPENSER—The Ruines of Time. L. 253.
the dim distance. O Great Beyond, O the keen call of thy flute! I forget, I ever forget, that I have no wings to
Ay, that I am bound in this spot evermore. RABINDRANATH TAGORE-Gardener. 5.
They eat, they drink, and in communion sweet
MILION—Paradise Lost. Bk. VI. L. 345.
1 Facte nova virtute, puer; sic itur ad astra. Few things are impossible to diligence and
Go on and increase in valor, O boy! this is skill. the path to immortality.
SAMUEL JOHNSON—Rasselas. Ch. XII. VERGIL-Æneid. LX. 641.
Simul flare sorbereque haud facile
Est: ego hic esse et illic simul, haud potui. Happy he whose inward ear
To blow and to swallow at the same time Angel comfortings can hear, O'er the rabble's laughter;
is not easy; I cannot at the same time be here
and also there. And, while Hatred's fagots burn, Glimpses through the smoke discern
PLAUTUS—Mostellaria. Act III. 2. 105.
15 Of the good hereafter. WHITTIER—Barclay of Ury.
Certainly nothing is unnatural that is not physically impossible.
Ř. B. ŠHERIDAN—The Critic. Act II. Sc. 1. Man is immortal till his work is done. JAMES WILLIAMS-Sonnet Ethandune. Claimed Certum est quia impossibile est.
for WILLIAMS in the Guardian, Nov. 17, The fact is certain cause it is impossible. 1911; also Nov. 24.
TERTULLIAN–De Carne Christi. Ch. V. Pt. (See also FULLER)
II. Called "Tertullian's rule of faith."
Also given "Credo quia impossibile.". I Though inland far we be,
believe because it is impossible. Same idea Our souls have sight of that immortal sea
in St. AUGUSTINE—Confessions. VI. 5. (7) Which brought us hither.
Credo quia absurdum est. An anonymous WORDSWORTH-Ode. Intimations of Immor rendering of the same. tality. St. 9.
You cannot make, my Lord, I fear, a velvet 'Tis immortality, 'tis that alone,
purse of a sow's ear. Amid life's pains, abasements, emptiness,
JOHN WALCOTLord B. and his Notions. The soul can comfort, elevate, and fill. That only, and that amply this performs.
I hate inconstancy– I loathe, detest,
Abhor, condemn, abjure the mortal made
Of such quicksilver clay that in his breast Impatient straight to flesh his virgin sword. No permanent foundation can be laid. HOMER-Odyssey. Bk. 20. L. 381. POPE's BYRON—Don Juan. Canto II. St. 209.
They are not constant but are changing still. I wish, and I wish that the spring would go Cymbeline. Act II. Sc. 5. L. 30. faster,
20 Nor long summer bide so late;
O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon, And I could grow on like the foxglove and aster, That monthly changes in her circled orb, For some things are ill to wait.
Lest that thy love prove likewise variable. JEAN INGELOW-Song of Seven. Seven Times Romeo and Juliet. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 109. Two. I am on fire
Love is not love To hear this rich reprisal is so nigh
Which alters when it alteration finds, And yet not ours.
Or bends with the remover to remove; Henry IV. Pt. I. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 117. O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken; IMPOSSIBILITY (See also DIFFICULTIES)
It is the star to every wandering bark,
be taken. You cannot make a crab walk straight.
Sonnet CXVI. ARISTOPHANES—Pax. 1083. 10
Or as one nail by strength drives out another, It is not a lucky word, this same impossible; So the remembrance of my former love no good comes of those that have it so often in Is by a newer object quite forgotten. their mouth.
Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act II. Sc. 4. CARLYLE— French Revolution. Pt. III. Bk. L. 193.
III. Ch. X. 11
I loved a lass, a fair one, And what's impossible, can't be,
As fair as e'er was seen; And never, never comes to pass.
She was indeed a rare one, Geo. COLMAN (The Younger)-Broad Grins. Another Sheba queen: The Maid of the Moor.
But, fool as then I was, 12
I thought she loved me too:
But now, alas! she's left me,
GEORGE WITHER—I Loved a Lass.
L'injustice à la fin produit l'indépendance. I never thrust my nose into other men's Injustice in the end produces independence. porridge. It is no bread and butter of mine: VOLTAIRE—Tancrède. III. 2. Every man for himself and God for us all. CERVANTES—Don Quixote. Pt. I. Bk. III. Independence now: and INDEPENDENCE Ch. XI.
DANIEL WEBSTER-Eulogy on Adams and All we ask is to be let alone.
Jefferson, Aug. 2, 1826. JEFFERSON DAVIS-First Message to the Con
INDIAN PIPE federate Congress. April 29, 1861.
Monotropa Uniflora 3
13 When in the course of human events, it be Pale, mournful flower, that hidest in shade comes necessary for one people to dissolve the Mid' dewy damps and murky glade, political bonds which have connected them with With moss and mould, another, and to assume among the powers of the Why dost thou hang thy ghastly head, earth the separate and equal station to which So sad and cold? the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle CATHERINE E. BEECHER-To the Monotropa, them, a decent respect to the opinions of man or Ghost Flower, kind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
Where the long, slant rays are beaming, THOMAS JEFFERSON—Declaration of Inde Where the shadows cool lie dreaming, pendence.
Pale the Indian pipes are gleaming
Laugh, O murmuring Spring!
SARAH F. DAVIS-Summer Song. The whole trouble is that we won't let God help us.
I hear, I hear GEORGE MACDONALD-The Marquis of Lossie. The twang of harps, the leap Ch. XXVII.
Of fairy feet and know the revel's ripe,
While like a coral stripe Voyager upon life's sea:
The lizard cool doth creep, To yourself be true,
Monster, but monarch there, up the pale Indian And whate'er your lot may be,
Pipe. Paddle your own canoe.
CHARLES DE KAY-Arcana Sylvarum. DR. EDWARD P. PHILPOTS—Paddle your own
Canoe. Written for HARRY CLIFTON. Ap Death in the wood,
To show that life by the spirit comes
She gave us a soulless flower!
INDOLENCE (See IDLENESS)
17 Speak then to me, who neither beg nor fear
God in making man intended by him to reduce Your favours nor your hate.
all His Works back again to Himself. Macbeth. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 60.
MATTHEW BARKER-Natural Theology. P. 85.
(See also HOMER) Thy spirit, Independence, let me share!
My heart is feminine, nor can forgetLord of the lion-heart and eagle eye,
To all, except one image, madly blind; Thy steps I follow with my bosom bare,
So shakes the needle, and so stands the pole, Nor heed the storm that howls along the sky.
As vibrates my fond heart to my fix'd soul. SMOLLETT-Ode to Independence. L. 1.
BYRON-Don Juan. Canto I. St. 196. * * but while
(See also NORRIS) I breathe Heaven's air, and Heaven looks down The work an unknown good man has done on me,
is like a vein of water flowing hidden underAnd smiles at my best meanings, I remain
ground, secretly making the ground green. Mistress of mine own self and mine own soul. CARLYLE-Essays. Varnhagen von Ense's TENNYSON—The Foresters. Act IV. Sc. 1. Memoirs.
Be a pattern to others, and then all will go Hail! Independence, hail! Heaven's next best well; for as a whole city is affected by the licengift,
tious passions and vices of great men, so it is To that of life and an immortal soul!
likewise reformed by their moderation. THOMSON-Liberty. Pt. V. L. 124.
Nor knowest thou what argument
EMERSON—Each and AU.
You've got to save your own soul first, and then the souls of your neighbors if they will let you; and for that reason you must cultivate, not a spirit of criticism, but the talents that attract people to the hearing of the Word. Geo. MacDONALD—The Marquis of Lossie. Ch. XXVII.
No life Can be pure in its purpose or strong in its strife And all life not be purer and stronger thereby. OWEN MEREDITH (Lord Lytton)-Lucile. Pt.
II. Canto VI. St. 40.
Ah, qui jamais auroit pu dire
Ah, who could have ever foretold that that little retroussé nose would change the laws of an empire. CHARLES SIMON FAVART-Les Trois Sultanes.
(1710) FAVART used the story of Soleiman, by MARMONTEL.
(See also PASCAL)
A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
Even here Thy strong magnetic charms I feel,
But yet (so strong the sympathy)
idea in his Contemplation and Love, and The
Vol. I. P. 210. (See also GREVILLE, HOOD, POPE, QUARLES)
Nor ease nor peace that heart can know,
That like the needle true,
But turning, trembles too.
(See also NORRIS)
Lay ye down the golden chain From Heaven, and pull at its inferior links Both Goddesses and Gods. HOMER—Iliad. Bk. 8. COWLEY's trans. See
also in MILTON- Paradise Lost. Bk. II. I. 1004; 1. 1050. COTTON MATHER. Treatise entitled Schola et Scala Naturce. Idea found in LUCAN. "Aurea Catena Homeri,' sometimes called “The Hermetic or Mercurial chain.” Idea used by JOHN ARNDTTrue Christianity. Bk. I. Ch. 4. SOUTHEY, quoting WESLEY in Life of Wesley. PROFESSOR SEDGWICK-Review of a Free Inquiry
into the Nature and Origin of Evil. (See also PLATO, TENNYSON, also BUTLER under