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56

.. 152

Evil •

129

17

133

27

... 165

Crown.....

107 Enemy

151)

Cruelty

108 Engagemen

150)

Curiosity

109 England...

150

Curses....

109

Enjoyment

Custom

111 Ennui..

153

Enthusiasm

153

D.

Envy

153

Dancing

112 Equality

155

Dandy.

112

Error..

155

Danger

113 Etiquette.

155

Death

113 Evening.

... 156

Debts..

124

157

Decay

124

Example

157

Deceit

125 Excellence

... 153

Declaration..

126 Execution

............ 158

Defiance.

126 Exercise.

........... 158

Deformity

Exile

158

Deity.

130 Experience

....... 160

Delay

131 Expectation

.... 160

Delicacy

132 Extravagance

101

Deluge

132

Extremes..

16:

Defendants

132 Eyes

161

Deputy

132

Design

133

F.

Desire

133

Faction

163

Despair.

Fairies

163

Despondency

138 Faith..... ........... 164

Destiny.

138 Fall

105

Destruction.

138 Falsehood

Determination.

138

Fame.

166

Detraction.

138 Fancy

169

Dew.

138

Farewell .

170

Devotion

139

Farmer..

170

Dignity.

139

Father

170

Dinner

139

Fashion

171

Disappointment 139

Fate

171

Discontent

139

Favour

172

Discord

140

Fear

172

Discretion

140

Feasting..

174

Disease

140

Features

Dishonesty

140 Feeling

175

Displeasure..

140 Festivity

.......... 175

Disposition

140 Fickleness.

175

Doubt

141

Fidelity

175

Dreams.

141 Fighting

......... 179

Dress.

143

Firmness

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

Drowning

143 Fishing

179

Drums

143 Flag

179

Drunkenness

143 Flattery and Flattcrer 180

Duelling.

145

Flowers

182

Duty

145

Flood ..

........ 182

Fool.

E.

Forgetfulness.

183

Earth

146 Forgiveness

184

Earthquake

146 Formality

Eating

146 Fortitude.

185

Ecstacy

146

Fortune

185

Education

146 Fortune-Tellers. 187

Egotism

147

188

Elegance

147 Freedom

188

Eloquence..

189

Emigration.

........ 149

Friendsnip.

85

Beard..

42 Corruption

86

Beauty

Country

87

Bed

48 Country Life

88

Bees

48 Courage

92

Beggar

48

Court

96

Benefits

49 Courtesy

97

Bigotry.

49

Courtier

97

Birds

50 Courtship.

100

Birth

51 Cowardice...

103

Birthday

52 Cowards

104

Blindnes3..
52 Coxcomb

104
Bluntness

53
Craft

105
Blusbing ..............
54 Credulity

106

Boasting

54 Critics and Criticism . . 106

Free. Will

OU

Emulation

150 Funeral

77

• 175

84

182

.. 185

147

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Fury

194 { Knaves......

283 Popularity... ....... 417 | Sporto

502

Futurity..

194

Knighthood...

283 Portrait

......... 419

Stars.....

502

Knowledge ........... 284

Poverty

420

Stateglidd ....... 502

G.

Praise
422 Storia

503
Jambling

195
L.
Prayer..
423 Stucbornnes!

503

Generosity ...........

196

Labour

285 Preferment

........... 425

Study

503

Jenius.......

196

Law .......

287 Press

426 Style ..

504

Gentleman ...........

196

Learning

............ 288 Pride ................ 426 Submission

501

Ghost

197 Letters .............. 290 Prison

Success

504

Gifts .................

199

Liberty.....

291 Prodigality

Suicide

504

Glory..

199

Life

293 Prodigies ...

429 Summer.

506

Gluttony

200

Light.....

303 Promises

507

God

Lion

303 Proposal..

........ 430

Superiority

508

Gold.

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

508

Goodness ............. 202 Love ....

............. 304

Providence

Surprise.

509

Gossip.

............... 203

Lovers ............... 326

Prudence .......

Suspense

509

Government .......... 203 Lust. ................. 327

Punishment

......... 434

Suspicion..

500

Grace

201
Luxury............... 328 Purity..

Swan...

509
Gratitude
204

Swimming...

509
Grave

205
M.

Sycophant..

509

Greatness.

208 Madness

............. 328

Sympathy

509

Grief

.............. 210

Man.....

............ 329 Quacks.

436

Guide ................ 218 Marriage.

............. 337

T.

Guilt ................. 218 Meeting

342

R.

Talking

511

Melancholy

Taste

512

H.

Meinory

344

Rage

436 Taxation.

512

Hair...

219

Mercy

............... 346 Rain

437 Teacher

.............. 513

Hand

Merit................. 347

Rainbow ..........

437 Tears.

........... 513

Hanging

220

Messenger ............ 348 Reapers

437 Temper..

515

Happiness

Mind

348

Reason....

438 Tempest.

515

Harvest

233

Mirth ..............

350 Rebellion

438 Temperance

518

Hatred.

224

Mischief.....

351 Reciprocity.

442 Temptation

519

Health..

227 Miser.......

351 Reconciliation..

4-42 Thieves

520

Hearing

227 Misfortune

........... 352

Refinenient...........

Thought..

5:20

Heart

227 Mob.

............... 352

Reflection ....

442 Threatening

Heavens. .............

228

Modesty

353 Reformation.......... 442 Thirst..

5.22

Bell

Moon. Moonlight.. 354

Regicide............

442

Time.

5.52

Hermit

Morning

357 Religion.

443 Timidity

525

Heroes

230

Mother

361

Remembrance .....

445

525

History.. Historian... 232 Mountains

Repentance

446 Token.

525

233

Mourning ............ 364 Reproof

448 To-morrow

526

Honesty .......

Murder............... 365 Reputation

448

Torture ..

527

Yonour ..............

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

449 Transport

527

Hope

Resurrection

450 Traveller

527

Horsemanship

N.

Retirement.

450 Treason

528

Hospital...

243

Name

372 Revenge.

454 Triumph

530

Hospitality

........... 243

Nature ...

372 Riches.

457 Truth

530

Humility

244

Necessity.

375 Rivers..

458 Twilight

531

Hunting ............. 245

News .......

376 Ruins

459 Tyranny

532

Husbands ............ 247 Night

377 Rumour

460

Hypocrisy

............ 247

Nightingale

381

U.

Nobility

382

Unanimity

535

I.

S.

Novelty
383

Unbelief.

535

Idleness

250

Nun

383

Sabbath

461 Usurper

535

Ignorance

252

Safety..

402

Illnesa..

0.

Sailor

462

V.

Imagination..

253 Oaths

384

Satan

462

Vanity

535

Immortality

....... 254

Obituary ....

385

Saticty ...

463 Variety

536

Impatience

Oblivion

386 Satire

464 Vice

536

Imprisonment

255

Obstinacy

326 School....

465 Vicissitude

537

Impudence

256
Ocean..............

Scold ................ 466 Victory

Inconstancy

257 Offence....

Scorn...

466 Villain

538

Independence......... 257 Office .............. 388

Scotland...........

467 Virtue...

Industry

258

Opinion

......... 389

Secresy

467 Voice...

541

Jnebriety

.. 259

Opportunity

389 Seduction

468 Volcano

542

Infancy

260

Oppression

390 Selfishness..

469

Infidelity.

260

Orator.............

390 Senses.

470

W.

Ingratitude

262

Sensibility..

470 War

542

Injuries

264
P.
Servants. Service.... 471 Water..

548

Inn

264 Pain ..

391 Sexton

471 Wealth

519

Innocence

205 Parasite

391 Shame..

471 Widow..

.. 550

Instinct.

....... 266

Parents ............. 391 Shepherd

472 Wife...

551

Instruction.

.. 267

Parting............... 392 Ship..

472

Winds

553

Intellect....

267 Passion

395 Shipwreck.

473 Wine

554

Invention

267 Patience

397 Shooting

475 Winter.

555

Irresolution

267 Patriotism..

398 Silence

476 Wisdom

556

Italy

267 Peace ................ 401 Sin....

477 Wit..

556

Peasant

402 Sincerity

477 Witches

J.

Pen ............. 403

Single Life.

478

Woman

5.59

Jail

2RA Perfection ............ 404 Skull..

479 Wonder

506

Jealousy

209

Perseverance .........

404 Slander..

Words..

566

Jest

272

Philanthropy

......... 404

Slavery...............

483

World

Joy

Philosophy

405 Sleep

485

Judge

274 Phrenology ........... 407 Society ............

487

Y.

Judgment

274 Physic.....

407 Soldier

489

Yeoman..

57C

Justice

275 Pity..

408 Solitude

492

Yes

571

Playerg.

409

Sorrow

496

Yew tree..

571

K.

Pleasure.......

409

Soul .................

498 Youth.

571

Kindness..

277 Poets

411 Spleen..

500

Kinge

278 Politeness ............

416 Splendour

............ 500

z.

Kiss....

282

Politics.....

416 > Spring..

............... 500

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POETICAL QUOTATIONS

ABSENCE.

I do not doubt his love, but I could wish

His Like as the culver on the bared bough,

presence might confirm it: when I sco

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 pylo! 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 ;

If she be gone, the world, in my esteem, Our souls much further than our eyes can see.

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. And though it in the centre sit,

Shakspeare's Two Gent. of Verona 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 gave, 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 nay,
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 (7)

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 Eld

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

Bertram, Bertram ! 'T is 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. of 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 thee.

Rogers's Italy. Proctor's Mirandola. Methinks I see thee 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 sceks 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, ls cause of half the poverty we feel,

Hope in her cheerless 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 see,

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

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.

9

I wept thy 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, & 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
'Tis scarcely
Is the defensive virtue abstinence.

Robert Herrick
Tvo hours since ye departed: two long hours
Tome, but only hours upon the sun.

His life is paralleld Byron's Cein. Ev'n with the stroke and line of his great justice; Wires, 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 Of that cear voice that soothed his infancy.

Which nature fram'd for need, not for excess. Robert Southey.

Brown's Pastorals. We must part awhile : A few sho:t mont's—though short, they must be

long Without thy dear society; but yet

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

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

And how repugnant unto sense

It pays desert with bad event, Burn with a tender glow when I return.

Percival's Poems.

We shall disparage providence.

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 home! from thee 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 Beaumont
We yet retain

When all thy mountains clap their hands 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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