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They serve God well,
MRS. NORTON--The Lady of La Garaye. Con-
God curse Moawiyah. If I had served God Congratulate each other as they meet.
so well as I have served him, he would never LONGFELLOW-Tales of a Wayside Inn. Pt. I. have damned me to all eternity.
The Student's Tale. The Falcon of Sir Found in OCKLEY's History of the Saracens. Federigo. L. 135.
An. Hegira 54, A. D. 673.
(See also BACON) SERVICE
Domini pudet non servitutis. If I had always served God as I have served
I am ashamed of my master and not of my you, Madam, I should not have a great account servitude. to render at my death.
SENECA—Troades. 989. BACON-Life and Times of Francis the First.
Vol. I. P. 46, of ed. 2.
Master, go on, and I will follow thee,
As You Like It, Act II. Sc. 3. L. 69.
16 but served God as diligently as I have served
I am an ass, indeed, you may prove it by my the king, he would not have given me over in long ears. I have served him from the hour of my grey hairs. PIERRE DE BOURDEILLE (Brantome), quoting at his hands for my service but blows. When I
my nativity to this instant, and have nothing THOMAS CROMWELL to his keeper.
am cold, he heats me with beating. (See also Bacon, FIRDUSI)
Comedy of Errors. Act IV. Sc. 4. L. 29.
We are his, To serve him nobly in the common cause,
Had I but serv'd my God with half the zeal True to the death, but not to be his slaves.
I serv'd my king, he would not in mine age
Have left me naked to mine enemies. COWPER—Task. Bk. V. L. 340.
Henry VIII. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 455. 5
(See also Bacon, also IBNU under ZEAL) When I have attempted to join myself to others by services, it proved an intellectual trick, We cannot all be masters, nor all masters can-no more. They eat your service like apples, not be truly followed. and leave you out. But love them, and they Othello. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 43. feel you, and delight in you all the time. EMERSON-Essays. Of Gifts.
My heart is ever at your service.
Timon of Athens. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 76.
The swallow follows not summer more willing Mahmud, they would have showered a hundred
than we your lordship. blessings on me.
Timon of Athens. Act III. Sc. 6. L. 31. FIRDUSI. (See also BACON)
You know that love
Will creep in service where it cannot go. 7 Is thy servant a dog, that he should do this
Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act IV. Sc. 2. I..
19. great thing? II Kings. VIII. 13.
Small service is true service while it lasts: 8 "Sidney Godolphin," said Charles (II), "is
Of humblest friends, bright Creature! scorn never in the way and never out of the way."
The Daisy, by the shadow that it casts, MACAULAY-History of England. Vol. I. P. 265. Cabinet Ed. Phrase used later to de
Protects the lingering dew drop from the Sun. scribe a good valet.
WORDSWORTH–To a Child: Written in Her
The worthy gentleman (Mr. Coombe), who has Constantinople.
been snatched from us at the moment of the 10
election, and in the middle of the contest, while Servant of God, well done.
his desires were as warm, and his hopes as eager MILTON- Paradise Lost. Bk. VI. L. 29.
as ours, has feelingly told us, what shadows we are, and what shadows we pursue.
BURKE-Speech at Bristol on Declining the Poll. They also serve who only stand and wait.
(See also HOMER, JONSON) MILTON Sonnet. On his Blindness. (See also MILTON under God, LONGFELLOW Thus shadow owes its birth to light. under PATIENCE)
Gay-The Persian, Sun, and Cloud. L. 10.
(Orion) A hunter of shadows, himself a shade. HOMER-Odyssey. II. 572.
(See also BURKE)
Others abide our question. Thou art free. We ask and ask-Thou smilest and art still, Out-topping knowledge.
Follow a shadow, it still, flies you;
(See also BURKE)
The picture of a shadow is a positive thing. LOCKE-Essay concerning Human Understand
ing. Bk. II. Ch. VIII. Par. 5.
Renowned Spenser, lie a thought more nigh
(See also JONSON)
“With this same key Shakespeare unlocked bis heart," once more! Did Shakespeare? If so, the less Shakespeare hel ROBERT BROWNING—House. X.
(See also WORDSWORTH)
Shadows are in reality, when the sun is shining, the most conspicuous thing in a landscape, next to the highest lights.
6 Come like shadows, so depart! • Macbeth. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 111.
If I say that Shakespeare is the greatest of intellects, I have said all concerning him. But there is more in Shakespeare's intellect than we have yet seen. It is what I call an unconscious intellect; there is more virtue in it than he himself is aware of. CARLYLE—Essays. Characteristics of Shakes
Some there be that shadows kiss;
Merchant of Venice. Act II. Sc. 9. L. 66.
Which were so richly spun, and woven so fit,
What point of morals, of manners, of economy, of philosophy, of religion, of taste, of the conduct of life, has he not settled? What mystery has he not signified his knowledge of? What office, or function, or district of man's work, has he not remembered? What king has he not taught state, as Talma taught Napoleon? What maiden has not found him finer than her delicacy? What lover has be not outloved? What sage has he not outseen? What gentleman has he not instructed in the rudeness of his behavior?
EMERHON—Representative Men. Shakespeare.
R. W. GILDER—The Modern Rhymer.
Soul of the Age! The applause! delight! the wonder of our stage! My Shakespeare rise! I will not lodge thee by Chaucer, or Spenser, or bid Beaumont lie A little further off, to make thee room: Thou art a monument without a tomb, And art alive still, while thy book doth live And we have wits to read, and praise to give. BEN JONSON-Lines to the Memory of Shakespeare.
(See also BASSE)
Sweet Swan of Avon! What a sight it were
If we wish to know the force of human genius we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning we may study his commentators. HAZLITT— Table Talk. On the Ignorance of
Mellifluous Shakespeare, whose enchanting Quill Commandeth Mirth or Passion, was but Wiù. THOMAS HEYWOOD-Hierarchie of the Blessed
For a good poet's made, as well as born,
peare. 13 Thou hadst small Latin and less Greek. BEN JONSON—Lines to the Memory of Shakes
peare. 14 Shakespeare is not our poet, but the world's, Therefore on him no speech! WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR--To Robert Brown
ing. L. 5.
The stream of Time, which is continually washing the dissoluble fabrics of other poets, passes without injury by the adamant of Shakspere. SAMUEL JOHNSON—Preface to Works of Shaks
Then to the well-trod stage anon
MILTON-L'Allegro. L. 131.
I remember, the players have often mentioned it as an honour to Shakespeare, that in his writing (whatsoever he penned) he never blotted out a line. My answer hath been, would he had blotted a thousand. BEN JONSON-Discoveries. De Shakespeare
nostrat. 7 This figure that thou here seest put, It was for gentle Shakespeare cut, Wherein the graver had a strife With Nature, to outdo the life: Oh, could he but have drawn his wit As well in brass, as he has hit His face, the print would then surpass All that was ever writ in brass; But since he cannot, reader, look Not on his picture, but his book. BEN JONSON-Lines on a Picture of Shakes
What needs my Shakespeare for 'his honored
bones The labors of an age in piled stones? Or that his hallowed reliques should be hid Under a starre-y-pointing pyramid? Dear son of Memory, great heir of fame, What need'st thou such weak witness of thy
name? Thou in our wonder and astonishment Hath built thyself a livelong monument. MILTON--An Epitaph. Similar phrases in the
entire epitaph are found in the epitaph on SIR THOMAS STANLEY, supposed to have been written by SHAKESPEARE. Also, same ideas found in CRASHAW.
He was not of an age, but for all time!
BEN JONSON-Lines to the Memory of Shakes
Shakspeare (whom you and every playhouse bill
Nature herself was proud of his designs, And joyed to wear the dressing of his lines!
Pudet hæc opprobria nobis Et dici potuisse et non potuisse repelli.
I am not ashamed that these reproachee can be cast upon us, and that they can not be repelled. Ovm-Metamorphoses. Bk. I. 758.
Few of the university pen plaies well, they smell too much of that writer Ovid and that writer Metamorphosis and talk too much of Proserpina and Jupiter. Why, here's our fellow Shakespeare puts them all down. Aye, and Ben Jonson too. O that B. J. is a pestilent fellow, he brought up Horace giving the poets a pill, but our fellow, Shakespeare, hath given him a purge that made him beray his credit. The Return from Parnassus; or, the Scourge of
Simony. Act IV. Sc. 3.
Shikspur, Shikspur! Who wrote it?
Act II. Sc. 1. (Ed. 1759)
(See also BROWNING)
He was not born to shame: Upon his brow shame was asham'd to sit; For 'tis a throne where honour may be crown'd Sole monarch of the universal earth.
Romeo and Juliet. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 91.
A leap year
Old English Saying.
The mountain sheep are sweeter.
But the valley sheep are fatter.
To carry off the latter.
phin. The War-Song of Dinas Vawr.
Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned. SAMUEL JOHNSON—Boswell's Life of Johnson.
(1759) Lord, Thou hast de this world below the
shadow of a dream, An', taught by time, I tak' it so-exceptin' al
ways steam. From coupler-flange to spindle-guide I see thy
Hand, o God Predestination in the stride o' yon connectin'.
rod. KIPLING-McAndrew's Hymn. The Liner she's a lady, an' she never looks nor
'eeds The Man-o'-War's 'er 'usband an' 'e gives 'er
all she needs; But, oh, the little cargo-boats, that sail the wet
seas roun', They're just the same as you an' me, a'-plyin'
up an' down.
She bears her down majestically near, Speed on her prow, and terror in her tier.
BYRON—The Corsair. Canto III. St. 15.
For why drives on that ship so fast,
Without or wave or wind?
And closes from behind.
Her plates are scarred by the sun, dear lass,
own trail, the out trail, We're sagging south on the Long Trail, the
trail that is always new. KIPLING—L'Envoi. There's a Whisper down
A strong nor'wester's blowing, Bill;
Hark! don't ye hear it roar now?
Unhappy folks on shore, now.
tributed to PITT (song writer) and HOOD.
Build me straight, O worthy Master!
Staunch and strong. a goodly vessel That shall laugh at all disaster,
And with wave and whirlwind wrestle! LONGFELLOW-Building of the Ship. L. 1.
For she is such a smart little craft,
Such a bright little,
W. S. GILBERT—Ruddigore.
There's not a ship that sails the ocean,
LONGFELLOW-Building of the Ship. L. 66.
A great ship asks deep waters.
HERBERT Jacula Prudentum. 10
The wooden wall alone should remain unconquered. HERODOTUS. VII. 141. Relating the second
reply of the Pythian Oracle to the Athenians. B. Č. 480. THEMISTOCLES interpreted this to mean the ships. See GROTE—History of Greece, quoted in TIMBS—Curiosities of History. NEPOS—Themistocles.
And let our barks across the pathless flood
The gallant Ship: along her watery way, Homeward she drives before the favouring gales;
Now flirting at their length the streamers play, And now they ripple with the ruffling breeze.
Morn on the waters, and purple and bright
THOMAS KIBBLE HERVEY—The Convict Ship.