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TABLE OF CONTENTS.

... 153
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.. 155

48

Court

96

Benefits

49 Courtesy

97

Bigotry..

49

Courtier

97

Birds

50 Courtship.

100

Birth

51 Cowardice...

103

Birthday

52 Cowards

104

Blindness..

52 Coxcomb

104

Bluntness

53 Craft

105

Blushing .............. 54 Credulity

106

Boasting

.............. 54 Critics and Criticism.. 106

Crown.

107 Enemy

1511

Cruelty

108 Engagemen

150

Curiosity

............. 109

England...

150

Curses.

.............. 109 Enjoyment

152

Custom .............. 111 Ennui..

153

Enthusiasm

.......... 153

D.

Envy

Dancing

112

£quality

Dandy..

112

Error

Danger

113 Etiquette.

155

Death

113 Evening..

156

Debts..

124 Evil

157

Decay .......

124 Example

157

Deceit

125 Excellence

158

Declaration....

Execution

........ 158

Defiance.

126 Exercise..

158

Deformity

..... 129

Exile

153

Deity.
......... 130
Experience

160

Delay

131 Expectation

160

Delicacy....

132

Exiravagance ........ 161

Deluge

132

Extremea.......

16:

Defendants

132

161

Deputy

132

Design

133

F.

Desire

133 Faction

163

Despair..

133

Fairies

163

Despondency

138

Faith.....

..... 101

Destiny.

138 Fall

165

Destruction..

138 Falsehood

... 165

Determination.

139 Fame.

166

Detraction............

133 Fancy

Dew..

138

Farewell

170

Devotion

139

Farmer..

170

Dignity.

139 Father

170

Dinner

139 Fashion

171

Disappointment 139

Discontent

139

Favour..

172

Discord

140 Fear

Discretion

140 ? Feasting..

174

Disease

140 Features

175

Dishonesty

Feeling .............. 175

Displeasure..

140

Festivity.

.. 175

Disposition

140

Fickleness.

Doubt

141 Fidelity.

Dreams..

141 Fighting

.. 179

Dress...

143

Firminess

............ 179

Drowning

143 Fishing

179

Drums

143

Flag

179

Drunkenness

143 Flattery and Flattcrer 180

Duelling.

145 Flowers

182

Duty:

145

Flood

192

Fool..

182

E.

Forgetfulness.

Earth

146 Forgiveness

184

Earthquake

Formality :

.... 185

Eating

146 Fortitude...

....... 185

Ecstacy

146 Fortune

..... 185

Education

146 Fortune. Tellers....... 187

Egotisin
147

189

Elegance

147 Freedom

188

Eloquence..

147 Free. Will

"IRO

Emigration........... 149 Friendsnip..

TOU

Emulation

150

Funeral ........

.... 179

146

France ...

....... 204

..... 343

..... 512

.... 438

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Knaves....

283 Popularity ...........

417 Sporta

502

Knighthood..

.......... 283

Portrait

419

Siare...

502

Knowledge

........... 284

Poverty

420

Statosudd.......

502

Praise

422
SLOwn

503
L.
Prayer................ 423 Stucbornnes .....

503
Labour ............... 285 Preferment

Sludy

503

Law ................. 287

Press ...............

426 Style

504

Learning

288 Pride

426 Submission

504

Letters

.............. 290

Prison

428

Succes .......

504

Liberty............... 291 Prodigality

........... 428

Suicide.

504

Life

................. 293

Prodigies

....... 429

Summer

506

Light..

303 Promises ............. 430 Sun...

507

Lion

303 Proposal..

430

Superiority

508

London............... 304 Prosperity ............ 432

Superstition

508

Love .................

304 Providence ........... 433 Surprise.

509

Lovers ............... 326 Prudence

434

Suspense

509

Lust.................. 327 Punishment ......... 434 Suspicion.

509

Luxury

.............. 328 Purity...

435

Swan..

509

Swimming............ 509

M.

Sycophant...

509

Madness

328

Sympathy

.......... 509

Man.....

329 Quacks...

436

Marriage.

337

T.

Meeting ............ 342

R.

Talking

511

Melancholy

Taste

512

Memory .............. 344 Rage ............... 436 Taxation.

Mercy

346

Rain

437 Teacher

513

Merit................. 347 Rainbow

437

Tears .....

513

Messenger

............ 348

Reapers

437 Temper....

515

Mind ................ 348 Reason..

Tempest..

515

Mirth ................ 350

Rebellion ............ 438 Temperance

518

Mischief.

351 Reciprocity.

Temptation

519

Miser................. 351 Reconciliation........ 442 Thieves

520

Misfortune ........

352 Refinenjent........... 442 Thought..

520

Mob..

352 Reflection

442

Threatening

521

Modesty

353 Reformation.... 442 Thirst..

522

Moon. Moonlight.... 354 Regicide..

442 Time....

522

Morning.

357

Religion..

......... 443

Timidity

525

Mother ....

361 Remembrance ........ 445

Titles

525

Mountains

363 Repentance .......... 446

Token...

525

Mourning

364 Reproof

448 To inorrow

526

Murder.

305 Reputation

448 Torture

527

Music ................ 367 Resolution

449 Transport

527

Resurrection

450 Traveller

527

N.

Retirement.

Treason

528

Name ................ 372 Revenge..

454 Triumph

530

Nature

.............., 372

Riches..

457

Truth ...

530

Necessity....

....... 375

Rivers...

458 Twilight

531

News ................ 376 Ruins

Tyranny

532

Night

....... 377

Rumour

460

Nightingale
.......... 381

U.
Nobility ............. 382

Unanimity

535
8.
Novelty
383

Unbelief...

535

Nun

383 Sabbath

461 Usurper

............. 535

Safety

462

0.

Sailor

462

V.

Oaths

384 Satan

462 Vanity

535

Obituary

385 Satiety

463 Variety

536

Oblivion .............

386 Satire ..........

464

Obstinacy

386 School..

465 Vicissitude

537

Ocean.

386 Scold

466 Victory

537

Offence........

388 Scorn.

466 Villain

Office

380

Scotland.

467 Virtue................ 538

Opinion

389 Secresy

467 Voice................. 541

Opportunity

389 Seduction

468

Volcano .............

5-12

Oppression

390 Selfishness.

469

Orator.

390 Senses..

470

W.

Sensibility.

470 War

542

P.
Servants. Service.... 471 Water.

548

Pain

391 Sexton

471 Wealth

Parasite

391 Shame..

471

Widow.

550

Parents

391 Shepherd

472 Wife..

551

Parting.......

392 Ship...

472 Winds

3.53

Passion

395 Shipwreck

473

Wine

554

Patience

397 Shooting

475 3 Winter.

355

Patriotism.

Silence ..

476 Wisdorn

5.56

Peace

401 Sin.

477

Wit..

556

Peasant

............ 402

Sincerity

477 Witches

Pen

Single Life.

478

Woman

559

Perfection

404 Skull...

479 Wonder

566

Perseverance

404 Slander..

479 Words...

506

Philanthropy

404

Slavery

483 World

567

Philosophy

405

Sleep

485

Phrenology

407 Society

487

Y.

Physic..

Soldier

489 Yeoman.

Pity.

Solitude

492 Yes

57)

Players.

409

Sorrow .......

496

Yew tree.

571

Pleasure

........... 409 Soul

498 Youth.

571

Poels ................ 411 Spleen...

500

Politeness ............ 416 Splendour

500

2.

Politics...............

416 / Spring..

500 Zeal....

570

....... 245

459

I.

Idleness.

250
Ignorance

252
Illnes3...

253

Imagination... ... 253

Immortality

254
Impatience

......... 255
Imprisonment
Impudence

256
Inconstancy

257
Independence... 257
Industry
Inebriety

........... 259
Infancy

......... 260
Infidelity.
Ingratitide

262

Injuries

264

Inn

264

Innocence.

265

Instinct

266

Instruction

267

Intellect..

267

Invention

267

Irresolution .......... 267

Italy ·

207

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POETICAL QUOTATIONS

ABSENCE.

I do not doubt his love, but I could wish LIKE as the culver on the bared bough,

His presence might confirm it: when I see

A fire well fed, shoot up its wanton flame, Sits mourning for the absence of her mate,

And dart itself into the face of heaven; And in her songs sends many a wishful vow

I grant that fire, without a fresh supply, For his return that seems to linger late;

May for a while be still a fire ; but yet So I, alone now left, disconsolate,

How doth its lustre languish, and itself Mourn to myself the absence of my love;

Grow dark, if it too long want the embrace And wandering here and there all desolate,

Of its loved pyle! how straight it buried lies Seek, with my plaints, to match that mournful dove.

In its own ruins !
Edmund Spenser.

Robert Mead's Comfort of Love and Friendship
Though absent, present in desires they be ;
Our souls much further than our eyes can sec.

If she be gone, the world, in my esteem,
Michael Drayton.

Is all bare walls; nothing remains in it

But dust and feathers. Our two souls, therefore, which are one,

John Crown's Ambitious Statesman Though I must go, endure not yet A breach, but an expansion ;

O thou that dost inhabit in my breast, Like gold to airy thinness beat

Leave not the mansion so long tenantless; If they be two, they are two so

Lest, growing ruinous, the building fall, As stiff twin compasses are two;

And leave no memory of what it was ! The soul, the fixt foot, makes no show

Repair me with thy presence, Sylvia ; To move, but doth, if th' other do.

Thou gentle nymph, cherish thy forlorn swain.

Shakspeare's Two Gent. of Verona And though it in the centre sit, Yet when the other far doth roam,

What! keep a week away? Seven days and It leans and hearkens after it,

nights ? And grows erect, as that comes home.

Eight score eight hours ? and lovers' absent hours, Such wilt thou be to me, who must,

More tedious than the dial eight score times ? Like th' other foot, obliquely run :

O weary reckoning!

Shaks. Othella Thy firmness makes my circle just, And makes me end where I begun.

Without your sight my life is less secure;

Dr. John Donne. Those wounds you gavc, your eyes can only cure, It is as if a night should shade noon-day,

No balm in absence will effectual prove, Or that the sun was here, but forced away;

Nature provides no weapon salve for love. And we were left, under that hemisphere,

Sir Robert Howard's Vestal Virgin Where we must feel it dark for half a year. Thus absence dies, and dying proves

Ben Jonson.

No absence can subsist with loves
Short absence hurt him more, That do partake of fair perfection;
And made his wound far greater than before ; Since, in the darkest night, they niay,
Absence not long enough to root out quite By love's quick motion, find a way
All love, increases love at second sight

To see each other in reflection.
Thomas May's Henry II.

Sucking

Every moment

O tell him I have sat these three long hours, I'm from thy sight, the heart within my bosom Counting the weary beatings of the clock, Moans like a tender infant in its cradle,

Which slowly portion'd out the promis'd time Whose nurse had left it.

That brought him not to bless me with his sight Otway's Venice Preserved.

Joanna Baillie's Rayner Love reckons hours for months, and days for years;

Yes, And every little absence is an age.

The limner's art may trace the absent feature,

Dryden's Amphictrion. And give the eye of distant weeping faith
All flowers will droop in absence of the sun To view the form of its idolatry;
That waked their sweets.

But oh! the scenes 'mid which they met and
Dryden's Aurenzebe.

parted, Condemn'd whole years in absence to deplore,

The thoughts—the recollections sweet and bitter, And image charms he must behold no more.

Th’ Elysian dreams of lovers, when they loved,
Pope's Eloisa.

Who shall restore them ?
No happier task these faded eyes pursue ; Less lovely are the fugitive clouds of eve,
To read and weep is all they now can do. And not more vanishing.
Pope's Eloisa.

Maturin's Bertram, Of all affliction taught a lover yet,

Bertram, Bertram ! 'Tis sure the hardest science to forget!

How sweet it is to tell the list’ning night

Pope's Eloisa. The name beloved. It is a spell of power Unequal task ! a passion to resign,

To wake the buried slumberers of the heart, For hearts so touch'd, so pierced, so lost as mine! Where memory lingers o'er the grave of passion Ere such a soul regains its peaceful state, Watching its tranced sleep. How often must it love, how often hate,

The thoughts of other days are rushing on me, How often hope, despair, resent, regret,

The loved,—the lost,—the distant, and the dead, Conceal, disdain—do all things but forget! Are with me now, and I will mingle with them

Pope's Eloisa. Till my sense fails, and my raised heart is wrapt

There's not an hour In secret suspension of mortality. DE day or dreaming night but I am with thee :

Maturin's Bertram, There's not a wind but whispers of thy name,

Long did his wife, And not a flower that sleeps beneath the moon

Suckling her babe, her only one, look out But in its hues or fragrance tells a tale

The way he went at parting,—but he came not! Of thec. Proctor's Mirandola.

Rogers's Italy Methinks I see thce straying on the beach,

There as she sought repose, her sorrowing heart And asking of the surge that bathes thy foot

Recall'd her absent love with bitter sighs;
If ever it has wash'd our distant shore.

Regret had deeply fix'd the poison'd dart,
Cowper's Task. Which ever rankling in her bosom lies:

In vain she seeks to close her weary eyes,
Not to understand a treasure's worth
Till time has stol'n away the slighted good,

Those eyes still swim incessantly in tears,
Is cause of half the poverty we feel,

Hope in her checrless bosom fading dies, And makes the world the wilderness it is.

Distracted by a thousand cruel fears,

While banish'd from his love for ever she appears. Cowper's Task.

Mrs. Tighe's Psyche. Iler fancy follow'd him through foaming waves To distant shores, and she would sit and weep As slow our ship her foamy track At what a sailor suffers. Fancy, too,

Against the wind was cleaving, Delusive most where warmest wishes are, Her trembling pennant still look'd back Would oft anticipate his glad return,

To that dear isle 't was leaving. And dream of transports she was not to know. So loath we part from all we love,

Cowper's Task. From all the links that bind us; Where'er I roam, whatever realms to sce,

So turn our hearts, where'er we rove, My heart, untravel'd, fondly turns to thec :

To those we've left behind us.

T. Moore.
Still to my brother turns, with ceaseless pain,
And drags at each remove a lengthening chain.

Oh! couldst thou but know
Goldsmith's Traveller. With what a deep devotedness of woe

ABSENTEES - ABSTINENCE - ACCIDENT - ACCLAMATIONS.

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I wept the absence, o'er and o'er again

The honours of the turf as all our own. Thinking of thee, still thee, till thought grew pain, Go then, well worthy of the praise ye seek, And memory, like a drop that night and day And show the shame ye might conceal at home, Falls cold and ceaseless, wore my heart away! In foreign eyes —be grooms and win the plate,

Moore's Lalla Rookh. Where once your nobler fathers won a crown. A boat at midnight sent alone

Cowper's Task To drift upon the moonless sea, A lute, whose leading chord is gone, A wounded bird, that hath but one Imperfect wing to soar upon,

ABSTINENCE.
Are like what I am, without thee!

Moore's Loves of the Angels. Against diseases here the strongest fence
'T is scarcely
Is the defensive virtue abstinence.

Robert Herrick
Two hours since ye departed: two long hours
To me, but only hours upon the sun.

His life is paralleld Byron's Cain. Ev'n with the stroke and line of his great justice; Wives, in their husbands' absence, grow subtler, He doth with holy abstinence subdue And daughters sometimes run off with the butler. That in himself, which he spurs on his pow'r Byron's Don Juan. To qualify in others.

Shaks. Meas. for Meas. Absent many a year Far o'er the sea, his sweetest dreams were still

Yet in abstinence in things we must profess

Which nature fram'd for need, not for excess. Of that dear voice that soothed his infancy. Robert Southey.

Brown's Pastorals. We must part awhile : A few short months—though short, they must be

long Without thy dear society; but yet

ACCIDENT.
We must endure it, and our love will be

If we onsider accident,
The fonder after parting—it will grow
Intenser in our absence, and again

And how repugnant unto sense
Burn with a tender glow when I return.

It pays desert with bad event,

We shall disparage providence.
Percival's Poems.

Sir William Davenant's Cruel Brother.
When from land and home receding,
And from hearts that ache to bleeding,

As the unthought-on accident is guilty Think of those behind, who love thee,

Of what we wildly do, so we profess While the sun is bright above thee!

Ourselves to be the slaves of chance, and flies Then, as down the ocean glancing,

Of every wind that blows.

Shaks. Winter Tale With the waves his rays are dancing, Think how long the night will be To the eyes that weep for thee.

Miss Gould's Poems. Call thou me homc! from thce apart

ACCLAMATIONS. Faintly and low my pulses beat,

It is a note As if the life-blood of my heart

Of upstart greatness to observe and watch Within thine own heart holds its seat,

For those poor trifles, which the noble mind And floweth only where thou art:

Neglects and scorns.
Oh! call me home.

Johnson's Sejanus
Mrs. E. Oakes Smith. His speech was answered with a general noise

Of acclamation, doubtless signs of joys
Which soldiers uttered as they forward went,

The sure forerunner of a fair event.
ABSENTEES.

Sir John Beaumoni
We yet retain

When all thy mountains clap their lands in joy, Some small pre-eminence; we justly boast And all thy cataracts thunder.-" That's the boy!" At least superior jockeyship, and claim

0. W. Holmes

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