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So smile the Heavens upon this holy act
Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 2.
The blood more stirs To rouse a lion, than to start a hare. Henry IV. Pt. I. Act I. Sc. 3. Things done well, And with a care, exempt themselves from fear; Things done without example, in their issue Are to be fear'd. Henry VIII.
Act I. Sc. 2.
We may not think the justness of each act Such and no other then event doth form it. Troilus and Cressida. Act II. Sc. 2.
We must not stint Our necessary actions, in the fear To cope malicious censurers.
0. Henry VIII. Act I. Sc. 2. Heaven never helps the men who will not act. P. Sophocles. Fragment 288.
Sweet are the uses of adversity;
Sc. 1. Then know, that I have little wealth to lose; A man I am cross'd with adversity.
Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act IV. Sc. 1. They can be meek that have no other cause, A wretched soul, bruis'd with adversity, We bid be quiet, when we hear it cry.
i. Comedy of Errors. Act II. Sc. 1.
GOLDSMITH-She Stoops to Conquer.
Act IV. Talk not of wasted affection, affection never was wasted;
If it enrich not the heart of another, its waters, returning
Back to their springs, like the rain, shall fill them full of refreshment; That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain.
LONGFELLOW-- Evangeline. Pt. II. St. 1.
Affection is a coal that must be cool'd;
So loving to my mother, That he might not beteem the winds of heaven
Visit her face too roughly.
w. Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 2. Such affection and unbroken faith As temper life's worst bitterness.
X. SHELLEY-The Cenci. Act. III. Sc. 1.
Affliction is not sent in vain From that good God who chastens whom he loves.
SOUTHEY- Madoc. Pt. III. Line 74.
Where in the shadow of a great affliction,
Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
i. BACON-Essay XLII. Of Youth and Age. avage all the j. BEATTIE--The Minstrel. Bk. I. St. 25.
To resist with success, the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart; to keep these in parallel vigor, one must exercise, study and love. k. BONSTETTEN--In Abel Stevens'
Madame de Slael. Ch. XXVI.
Old age comes on apace to clime.
No chronic tortures racked his aged limb, For luxury and sloth had nourished none for him.
BRYANT-The Old Man's Funeral.
Age shakes Athena's tower, but spares gray Marathon.
m. BYRON-Childe Harold. Canto II. St. 88.
Just as old age is creeping on apace,
My days are in the yellow leaf;
0. BYRON-On my Thirty-sixth Year.
Dark and despairing, my sight I may seal, But man cannot cover what God would reveal:
'Tis the sunset of life gives me mystical lore, And coming events cast their shadows before. p. CAMPBELL-Lochiel's Warning.
As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. q. CICERO. Life's shadows are meeting Eternity's day. JAMES G. CLARKE-Leona.
The spring, like youth, fresh blossoms doth produce,
But autumn makes them ripe and fit for use:
Of the Art of Poetry. Line 212. We do not count a man's years, until he has nothing else to count.
EMERSON-Society and Solitude.
Old Age. Old age is courteous-no one more : For time after time he knocks at the door,
But nobody says, "Walk in, sir, pray!"
Yet turns he not from the door away,