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When she kissed me once in play,
WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR—Rubies.
2 What is a kiss? Alacke! at worst, A single Dropp to quenche a Thirst, Tho' oft it prooves, in happie Hour, The first swete Dropp of our long Showre.
LELAND In the Old Time.
Young gentlerr.en, pray recollect, if you please, Not to make appointments near mulberry trees. Should your mistress be missing, it shows a weak
head To be stabbing yourself, till you know she is dead. Young ladies, you should not go strolling about When your ancient mammas don't know you are
out; And remember that accidents often befall From kissing young fellows through holes in the
J. G. SAXE-To Lesbia.
Thou knowest the maiden who ventures to kiss a sleeping man, wins of him a pair of gloves.
SCOTT-Fair Maid of Perth. Ch. V.
Why do I not kiss you, Philænis? you are bald. Why do I not kiss you, Philanis? you are carrotty. Why do I not kiss you, Philænis? you are one-eyed. He who kisses you, Philænis, sins against nature. MARTIAL-Epigrams. Bk. II. Ep. 33.
I throw a kiss across the sea,
I drink the winds as drinking wine, And dream they all are blown from thee,
I catch the whisper'd kiss of thine. JOAQUIN MILLER-England. 1871.
We have kiss'd away Kingdoms and provinces.
Antony and Cleopatra. Act III. Sc. 10. L. 5.
And his kissing is as full of sanctity as the touch of holy bread.
As You Like It. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 17.
I rest content; I kiss your eyes,
Isles of the Amazons. Pt. V. Introd. St.
0, a kiss, Long as my exile, sweet as my revenge! Now, by the jealous queen of heaven, that kiss I carried from thee, dear.
Coriolanus. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 44.
Kiss-kiss-thou hast won me,
MOTHERWELL—The Demon Lady.
I understand thy kisses, and thou mine,
Henry IV. Pt. I. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 205. 23
It is not a fashion for the maids in France to kiss before they are married.
Henry V. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 286. Upon thy cheek lay I this zealous kiss, As seal to this indenture of my love.
King John. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 19. Take, O take those lips away,
That so sweetly were foresworn; And those eyes, the break of day,
Lights that do mislead the morn;
or "wrangle in vane.” Also found in DRYDEN–Miscellany. Poems pub. 1716, with three lines added by DRYDEN.
Lord! I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.
SWIFT-Polite Conversation. Dialogue II.
But my kisses bring again,
This stanza, with an additional one, is found
But, thou know'st this, "Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.
Pericles. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 78.
2 Teach not thy lips such scorn; for they were
made For kissing, lady, not for such contempt.
Richard III. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 172.
3 Their lips were four red roses on a stalk, Which in their summer beauty kiss'd each other.
Richard III. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 12.
Once he drew With one long kiss my whole soul thro' My lips, as sunlight drinketh dew.
TENNYSON—Fatima. St. 3.
And our spirits rushed together at the touching
of the lips. TENNYSON—Locksley Hall. St. 19.
Girl, when he gives you kisses twain,
Use one, and let the other stay;
And you may need a kiss some day.
And steal immortal blessing from her lips; Who, even in pure and vestal modesty, Still blush, as thinking their own kisses sin.
Romeo and Juliet. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 36.
A kiss from my mother made me a painter. BENJAMIN WEST.
(See also FULLER)
This done, he took the bride about the neck And kiss'd her lips with such a clamorous smack That at the parting, all the church did echo.
Taming of the Shrew. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 179. I'll take that winter from your lips.
Troilus and Cressida. Act IV. Sc. 5. L. 23.
MARLOWE—The Jew of Malta. Act II. Sc. 3.
Kiss me, so long but as a kiss may live;
SHELLEY-Adonais. St. 26.
10 As in the soft and sweet eclipse, When soul meets soul on lover's lips.
11 My lips till then had only known
The kiss of mother and of sister,
Sweet, rosy, darling mouth, I kissed her.
She would keep stakes: I was content;
This made me ask her what she meant. Pray, since I see (quoth she) “your wrangling
vain, Take your own kisses; give me mine again." DR. WILLIAM STRODE. Verses in Gentleman's
Magazine, July, 1823. "Wrangling vayne,"
KNOWLEDGE Knowledge is, indeed, that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another. ADDISON—The Guardian. Letter of Alexander
to Aristotle. No. 111.
There are four kinds of people, three of which are to be avoided and the fourth cultivated: those who don't know that they don't know; those who know that they don't know; those who don't know that they know; and those who know that they know. ANON. Rendering of the Arab Proverb.
(See also SIDGEWICK)
For all knowledge and wonder (which is the There's lots of people—this town wouldn't hold seed of knowledge) is an impression of pleasure them; in itself.
Who don't know much excepting what's told BACON—Advancement of Learning. Bk. I.
WILL CARLETON-City Ballads. P. 143. Knowledge and human power are synonymous, since the ignorance of the cause frustrates the For love is ever the beginning of Knowledge, effect.
as fire is of light. BACON-Novum Organum. Aphorism III. CARLYLE-Essays. Death of Goethe. Knowledge bloweth up, but charity buildeth up. What is all Knowledge too but recorded ExBacon-Rendering of I Cor. VIII. I. perience, and a product of History; of which,
therefore, Reasoning and Belief, no less than Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est.
Action and Passion, are essential materials? For knowledge, too, is itself a power.
CARLYLE-Essays. On History. BACON—Treatise. De Hæresiis. HOBBES, 16
Leviathan. Ch. IX; Ch. X. Used phrase Ne quis nimis. (From the Greek.) "Knowledge is power."
Know thyself. (See also EMERSON, JOHNSON)
Inscription attributed to CHILO OF THALES, Pursuit of knowledge under difficulties.
PYTHAGORAS, SOLON, on the Temple of Title given by LORD BROUGHAM to a book
Apollo at Delphi. published under the superintendence of the
(See also CICERO, COLERIDGE, DIOGENES, JU'1Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowl
ENAL, LA FONTAINE, TERENCE)
17 edge. (1830) DUKE OF SUSSEX,Address to the Royal Society. (1839) PROF. CRAIK
Nam non solum scire aliquid, artis est, se -Volume bearing this title. (1828)
quædam ars etiam docendi.
Not only is there an art in knowing a thing, Men are four:
but also a certain art in teaching it. He who knows not and knows not he knows not,
CICERO—De Legibus. II. 19. he is a fool-shun him; He who knows not and knows he knows not, he is
Minime sibi quisque notus est, et difficillime simple-teach him;
de se quisque sentit. He who knows and knows not he knows, he is
Every one is least known to himself, and it asleep-wake him;
is very difficult for a man to know himself. He who knows and knows he knows, he is wise
CICERO-De Oratore. III. 9. follow him!
(See also CHILO) LADY BURTON—Life of Sir Richard Burton. Given as an Arabian Proverb. Another
Nescire autem quid ante quam natus sis accirendering in the Spectator, Aug. 11, 1894.
derit, id est semper esse puerum. P. 176. In HESIOD-Works and Days. 293.
Not to know what happened before one was 7. Quoted by ARISTOTLE—Nic. Eth. I. 4.
born is always to be a child. CICERO—Pro Cluent. 31. LIVY-Works.
CICERO_De Oratore. XXXIV. XXII. 29.
And is this the prime 7 He knew what's what, and that's as high
And heaven-sprung message of the olden time? As metaphysic wit can fly.
COLERIDGE. Referring to "Know thyself.” BUTLER—Hudibras. Pt. I. Canto I. L. 149.
(See also CHILO)
When you know a thing, to hold that you Deep sighted in intelligences,
know it; and when you do not know a thing, to Ideas, atoms, influences.
allow that you do not know it; this is knowledge. BUTLER-Ħudibras. Pt. I. Canto I. L. 533. CONFUCIUS-Analects. Bk. II. Ch. XVII.
(See also SOCRATES) Nor do I know what is become Of him, more than the Pope of Rome.
Knowledge and Wisdom, far from being one, BUTLER—Hudibras. Pt. I. Canto III. L. Have oft-times no connexion. Knowledge dwells 263
In heads replete with thoughts of other men, 10
Wisdom in minds attentive to their own. He knew whats'ever 's to be known,
COWPER--The Task. Bk. VI. L. 88. "KnowlBut much more than he knew would own.
edge dwells," etc., found in: MILTONBUTLER-Hudibras. Pt. II. Canto III. L.
Paradise Lost. VII. SELDON—Table Talk, 297.
YOUNG-Satires. VI. Night Thoughts. V. 11
(See also SKELTON) The tree of knowledge is not that of life.
Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall BYRON—Manfred. Act I. Sc. 1.
Daniel. XII. 4.
Knowledge comes Which is another kind of ignorance.
Of learning well retain'd, unfruitful else. BYRON—Manfred. Act II. Sc. 4.
DANTE-Vision of Paradise. Canto V. L. 41.
But ask not bodies (doomed to die),
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subTo what abode they go;
ject ourselves, or we know where we can find Since knowledge is but sorrow's spy,
information upon it. It is not safe to know.
SAMUEL JOHNSON—Boswell's Life of Johnson. DAYENANT-The Just Italian. Act V. Sc. 1. (1775) 2
Thales was asked what was very difficult; he Knowledge is more than equivalent to force. said: "To know one's self.”
SAMUEL JOHNSON—Rasselas. Ch. XIII. DIOGENES LAERTIUS—Thales. LX.
(See also Bacon) (See also CHILO)
E cælo descendit nosce te ipsum. To be conscious that you are ignorant is a
This precept descended from Heaven: know great step to knowledge.
JUVENAL--Satires. XI. 27. BENJ. DISRAELI-Sybil. Bk. I. Ch. V.
(See also CHILO)
18 He that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow. There are gems of wondrous brightness Ecclesiastes. I. 18.
Ofttimes lying at our feet, 5
And we pass them, walking thoughtless, Our knowledge is the amassed thought and Down the busy, crowded street. experience of innumerable minds.
If we knew, our pace would slacken, EMERSON—Letters and Social Aims. Quotation We would step more oft with care, and Originality.
Lest our careless feet be treading
To the earth some jewel rare. Knowledge is the antidote to fear,
KIPLING—If We Only Understood. Attributed Knowledge, Use and Reason, with its higher aids. to him in Masonic Standard, May 16, 1908. EMERSON—Society and Solitude. Courage.
Not found. Claimed for BESSIE SMITH.
Laissez dire les sots: le savoir a son prix. There is no knowledge that is not power.
Let fools the studious despise, EMERSON–Society and Solitude. Old Age. There's nothing lost by being wise. (See also Bacon)
LA FONTAINE-Fables. VIII. 19. 8 Was man nicht versteht, besitzt man nicht.
Il connoît l'univers, et ne se connoît pas. What we do not understand we do not possess. He knoweth the universe, and himself he GOETHE-Sprüche in Prosa.
knoweth not. 9
LA FONTAINE-Fables. VIII. 26. Eigentlich weiss man nur wenn man wenig
(See also CHILO) weiss; mit dem Wissen wächst der Zweifel. We know accurately only when we know
Not if I know myself at all. little; with knowledge doubt increases.
CHARLES LAMB_Essays of Elia. The Old and GOETHE-Sprüche in Prosa.
the New Schoolmaster.
Wer viel weiss Who can direct, when all pretend to know?
Hat viel zu sorgen. GOLDSMITH-The Traveller. L. 64.
He who knows much has many cares.
LESSING-Nathan der Weise. IV. 2. The first step to self-knowledge is self-distrust.
The improvement of the understanding is for Nor can we attain to any kind of knowledge,
two ends: first, for our own increase of knowledge; except by a like process.
secondly, to enable us to deliver and make out J. C. AND A. W. HARE—Guesses at Truth.
that knowledge to others. P. 454.
LOCKESome Thoughts Concerning Reading
and Study. Appendix B. Nec scire fas est omnia. One cannot know everything.
'Tain't a knowin' kind of cattle HORACE—Carmina. IV. 4. 22.
Thet is ketched with mouldy corn. 13
LOWELL-Biglow Papers. No. 1. L. 3.
Scire est nescire, nisi id me scire alius scierit. If you know anything better than this can
To know is not to know, unless someone else didly impart it; if not, use this with me.
has known that I know. HORACE-Epistles. I. 6. 67.
(See also PERSIUS) 14 A desire of knowledge is the natural feeling of
Quid nobis certius ipsis mankind; and every human being whose mind is Sensibus esse potest? qui vera ac falso notemus. not debauched, will be willing to give all that he What can give us more sure knowledge than has to get knowledge.
our senses? How else can we distinguish beSAMUEL JOHNSON—Boswell's Life of Johnson. tween the true and the false?
Conversation on Saturday, July 30, 1763. LUCRETIUS— De Rerum Natura. I. 700.
A kind of semi-Solomon, half-knowing every I may tell all my bones. thing, from the cedar to the hyssop.
Psalms. XXII. 17. MACAULAY—(About Brougham). Life and Letters. Vol. I. P. 175.
Que nuist savoir tousjours et tousjours aprech Diffused knowledge immortalizes itself.
dre, fust ce SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH–Vindiciæ Gallicæ.
D'un sot, d'une pot, d'une quedoufle
D'un mouffe, d'un pantoufle. Every addition to true knowledge is an addi
What harm in learning and getting knowl tion to human power.
edge even from a sot, a pot, a fool, a mitten, HORACE MANN—Lectures and Reports on Edu
or a slipper. cation. Lecture I.
RABELAIS—Pantagruel. III. 16. Et teneo melius ista quam meum nomen.
Then I began to think, that it is very true I know all that better than my own name. which is commonly said, that the one-half of the MARTIAL-Epigrams. IV. 37. 7.
world knoweth not how the other half liveth. 5
RABELAIS—Works. Bk. II. Ch. XXXII. Only by knowledge of that which is not Thyself, shall thyself be learned. OWEN MEREDITH (Lord Lytton)—Know Thy
For the more a man knows, the more worthy
he is. self. (See also CHILO)
ROBERT OF GLOUCESTER-Rhyming Chron
Far must thy researches go
Wouldst thou learn the world to know; MILTON—Paradise Regained. Bk. I. L. 211.
Thou must tempt the dark abyss
Wouldst thou prove what Being is;
Naught but firmness gains the prize,
but fullness makes us wise, is known.
Buried deep truth e'er lies. MOLIÈRE-L'Avare. V. 5.
SCHILLER—Proverbs of Confucius. BOWRING'S
trans. Faites comme si je ne le savais pas. Act as though I knew nothing.
Willst du dich selber erkennen, so sieh' wie die MOLIÈRE—Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. II. 6.
andern es treiben;
Willst du die andern versteh'n, blick in dein All things I thought I knew; but now confess eigenes Herz. The more I know I know, I know the less.
If you wish to know yourself observe how OWEN-Works. Bk. VÍ. 39.
others act. (See also SOCRATES)
If you wish to understand others look into
your own heart. Scire tuum nihil est, nisi te scire hoc sciat alter?
SCHILLER—Votire Tablets. Xenien. Is then thy knowledge of no value, unless another know that thou possessest that knowl
Natura semina scientiæ nobis dedit, scientiam edge?
non dedit. PERSIUS-Satires. I. 27.
Nature has given us the seeds of knowledge, (See also LUCILIUS)
not knowledge itself. 11
SENECA-Epistolæ Ad Lucilium. CXX. Ego te intus et in cute novi. I know you even under the skin. PERSIUS-Satires. III. 30. Same in ERAS Crowns have their compass-length of days their MUS-Adagia.
Triumphs their tomb—felicity, her fate Plus scire satius est, quam loqui.
Of nought but earth can earth make us partaker, It is well for one to know more than he says.
But knowledge makes a king most like his Maker. PLAUTUS—Epidecus. I. 1. 60.
SHAKESPEARE on KING JAMES I. See PAYNE
COLLIER—Life of Shakespeare.
Hamlet. Act IV. Sc. 5. L. 42.
And seeing ignorance is the curse of God, take.
Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. POPE-Moral Essays. Ep. I. L. 39.
Henry VI. Pt. II. Act IV. Sc. 7. L. 78. He that hath knowledge spareth his words. Too much to know is to know naught but fame. Proverbs. XVII. 27.
Love's Labour's Lost. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 92.