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Carve him as a dish fit for the gods.

Julius Cæsar. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 173


Would the cook were of my mind!

Much Ado About Nothing. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 74.


She would have made Hercules have turned spit. Much Ado About Nothing. Act II. Sc. 1.

L. 260.

God sends meat, and the Devil sends cooks.

JOHN TAYLOR-Works. Vol. II. P. 85. (1630) (See also COOK AND CONFECTIONERS' Dict.)

15 This Bouillabaisse a noble dish is

a A sort of soup or broth, or brew, Or hotchpotch of all sorts of fishes,

That Greenwich never could outdo; Green herbs, red peppers, mussels, saffron,

Soles, onions, garlic, roach, and dace;
All these you eat at Terre's tavern,

In that one dish of Bouillabaisse.
THACKERAY- Ballad of Bouillabaisse.

Let housewives make a skillet of my helm.

Othello. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 273.



Corne, which is the staffe of life.

WINSLOW-Good News from New England.


Hire me twenty cunning cooks.

Romeo and Juliet. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 2. 6

Were not I a little pot and soon hot, my very lips might freeze to my teeth. Taming of the Shrew. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 5.

Where's the cook? is supper ready, the house trimmed, rushes strewed, cobwebs swept?

Taming of the Shrew. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 47.


"Very astonishing indeed! strange thing!" (Turning the Dumpling round, rejoined the

King), “ 'Tis most extraordinary, then, all this is; It beats Penetti's conjuring all to pieces; Strange I should never of a Dumpling dream! But, Goody, tell me where, where, where's the

Seam?" "Sire, there's no Seam,” quoth she; “I never knew That folks did Apple-Dumplings sew.” "No!” cried the staring Monarch with a grin; "How, how the devil got the Apple in?” JOHN Wolcot (Peter Pindar)—The Apple

Dumplings and a King.

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Or light or dark, or short or tall,
She sets a springe to snare them all:
All's one to her-above her fan
She'd make sweet eyes at Caliban.

T. B. ALDRICH-Quatrains. Coquette.

He that will have a cake out of the wheat must needs tarry the grinding.

Have I not tarried?

Ay, the grinding: but you must tarry the bolting.

Have I not tarried?

Ay, the bolting: but you must tarry the leavening.

Still have I tarried. Ay, to the leavening: but here's yet in the word "hereafter” the kneading, the making of the cake, the heating of the oven and the baking: nay, you must stay the cooling too, or you may chance to burn your lips.

Troilus and Cressida. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 15.

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It is a species of coquetry to make a parade of never practising it.




Women know not the whole of their coquetry.

LA ROCHEFOUCAULD-Maxims. No. 342. 3

The greatest miracle of love is the cure of coquetry. LA ROCHEFOUCAULD/Maxims. No. 359.

Shall deluge all; and avarice, creeping on, Spread like a low-born mist, and blot the sun. POPE—Moral Essays. Ep. JII. L. 135.

So true is that old saying, Corruptio optimi pessima. PURCHASPilgrimage. To the Reader. Of re

ligion. Saying may be traced to THOMAS
AQUINAS. Prim. Soc. Art. I. 5. ARIS-
TOTLE. Eth. Nic. VIII. 10. 12. EUSE-
BIUS-Demon. Evang. I. IV. Ch. XII.


also BACON under Sun) 13

The men with the muck-rake are often indispensable to the well-being of society, but only if they know when to stop raking the muck. ROOSEVELT- Address at the Corner-stone lay

ing of the Office Building of House of Representatives, April 14, 1906.

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* thieves at home must hang; but he

that puts Into his overgorged and bloated purse The wealth of Indian provinces, escapes.

CowPER—Task. Bk. I. L. 736.

The town is man's world, but this (country life) is of God.

COWPER—The Task. Bk. V. L. 16.






'Tis the most certain sign, the world's accurst That the best things corrupted, are the worst; 'Twas the corrupted Light of knowledge, hurl'd Sin, Death, and Ignorance o'er all the world; That Sun like this (from which our sight we have, Gaz'd on too long, resumes the light he gave. SIR JOHN DENHAMProgress of Learning.

(See also PURCHAS) I know, when they prove bad, they are a sort of the vilést creatures: yet still the same reason gives it: for, Optima corrupta pessima: the best things corrupted become the worst. FELTHAM-Resolves. XXX. Of Woman. P. 70. Pickering's Reprint of Fourth Ed. (1631)

(See also PURCHAS)
When rogues like these (a sparrow cries)
To honours and employments rise,
I court no favor, ask no place,
For such preferment is disgrace.

GarFables. Pt. II. Fable 2.

There are Batavian graces in all he says.
BENJ. DISRAELI— Retort to Beresford Hope

(descended from an Amsterdam family),
who had referred to Disraeli as an "Asian

Mystery." O crassum ingenium. Suspicor fuisse Batavum.

Oh, dense intelligence. I suspect that it was Batavian (i.e. from the Netherlands-Batavia.)

A land flowing with milk and honey.

Exodus. III. 8; Jeremiah. XXXII. 22.
I hate the countrie's dirt and manners, yet
I love the silence; 1 embrace the wit;
A courtship, flowing here in full tide!
But loathe the expense, the vanity and pride.
No place each way is happy.
WILLIAM HABINGTON--To my Noblest Friend,

I. C. Esquire. Far from the gay cities, and the ways of men. HOMER-Odyssey. Bk. XIV. L. 410. POPE's






At length corruption, like a general flood (So long by watchful ministers withstood),

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Somewhat back from the village street
Stands the old-fashion'd country seat,
Across its antique portico
Tall poplar-trees their shadows throw;
And from its station in the hall
An ancient time-piece says to all,—

"Forever! never!

Never-forever!" LONGFELLOW—The Old Clock on the Stairs.

Rus in urbe.

Country in town.
MARTIAL-Epigrams. Bk. XII. 57. 21.

From the lone shielding on the misty island

Mountains divide us, and the waste of seasBut still the blood is strong, the heart is High

land, And we in dreams behold the Hebrides. Canadian Boat Song. First appeared in

Blackwood's Magazine, Sept., 1829. Attributed to John G. LOCKHART, JOHN GALT and EARL OF EGLINGTON (died 1819). Founded on EGLINGTON's lines according to PROF. MACKINNON. Also in article in Tait's Magazine. (1849) Wording changed by SKELTON.



Mine be a cot beside the hill;

A beehive's hum shall soothe my ear;
A willowy brook, that turns a mill,

With many a fall, shall linger near.

Nec sit terris ultima Thule.

Nor shall Thule be the extremity of the world.
SENECA-Med. Act. III. 375. VERGIL-

Georgics. I. 30.
Thule, the most remote land known to the

Greeks and Romans, perhaps Tilemark,
Norway, or Iceland. One of the Shetland
Islands. Thylensel, according to Camden.

Patria est, ubicunque est bene.

Our country is wherever we are well off. CICERO - Tusculan Disputations. V. 37.

Quoting PACUVIUS. Same quoted by ARIS-

(See also VOLTAIRE)
He made all countries where he came his own.

DRYDEN—Astræa Redux. L. 76. 17

And nobler is a limited command, Given by the love of all your native land, Than a successive title, long and dark, Drawn from the mouldy rolls of Noah's Ark. DRYDEN-Absalom and Achitophel. Pt. I.

L. 299.



So the loud torrent, and the whirlwind's roar, But bind him to his native mountains more.

GOLDSMITH-The Traveller. L. 207.


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There ought to be a system of manners in every nation which a well-formed mind would be disposed to relish. To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely. BURKE-Reflections on the Revolution in France. Vol. III. P. 100.

My dear, my native soil! For whom my warmest wish to Heav'n is sent, Long may thy hardy sons of rustic toil Be blest with health, and peace, and sweet

content! BURNSCotter's Saturday Night. St. 20.

10 I can't but say it is an awkward sight

To see one's native land receding through
The growing waters; it unmans one quite,

Especially when life is rather new.
BYRON— Don Juan. Canto II. St. 12.

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Our hearts, our hopes, are all with thee,
Our hearts, our hopes, our prayers, our tears,
Our faith triumphant o'er our fears,
Are all with thee,-are all with thee!

LONGFELLOW-The Building of the Ship.

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Sta come torre ferma, che non crolla
Giammai la cima per soffiar de' venti.

Be steadfast as a tower that doth not bend its stately summit to the tempest's shock. DANTE-Purgatorio. V. 14.



Whistling to keep myself from being afraid. DRYDEN—Amphitryon. Act III. Sc. 1.

(See also BLAIR)


The charm of the best courages is that they are inventions, inspirations, flashes of genius.

EMERSON—Society and Solitude. Courage.

Un enfant en ouvrant ses yeux doit voir la patrie, et jusqu'à la mort ne voir qu'elle.

The infant, on first opening his eyes, ought to see his country, and to the hour of his death never lose sight of it. ROUSSEAU.

3 Breathes there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land! Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn’d, As home his footsteps he hath turn'd, From wandering on a foreign strand! SCOTT-Lay of the Last Minstrel. Canto VI.

St. 1. 4 Land of my sires! what mortal hand Can e'er untie the filial band That knits me to thy rugged strand! SCOTT-Lay of the Last Minstrel. Canto VI.

St. 2.


Courage, the highest gift, that scorns to bend
To mean devices for a sordid end.
Courage an independent spark from Heaven's

bright throne, By which the soul stands raised, triumphant

high, alone. Great in itself, not praises of the crowd, Above all vice, it stoops not to be proud. Courage, the mighty attribute of powers above, By which those great in war, are great in love. The spring of all brave acts is seated here, As falsehoods draw their sordid birth from fear. FARQUHARLove and a Bottle. Part of dedica

tion to the Lord Marquis of Carmarthen. Stop shallow water still running, it will rage; tread on a worm and it will turn. ROBERT GREENE-Worth of Wit.

(See also HENRY VI)


My foot is on my native heath, and my name is MacGregor.



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Few persons have courage enough to appear as good as they really are.

J. C. AND A. W. HARE- Guesses at Truth.



7 I think the Romans call it Stoicism.

ADDISON-Cato. Act 1. Sc. 4.

Tender handed stroke a nettle,

And it stings you for your pains;
Grasp it like a man of mettle,

And it soft as silks remains.
AARON HILL-Verses Written on a Window.


The soul, secured in her existence, smiles At the drawn dagger, and defies its point.

ADDISON-Cato. Act V. Sc. 1.



The schoolboy, with his satchel in his hand,
Whistling aloud to bear his courage up.

BLAIR-The Grave. Pt. I. L. 58. (See also DRYDEN, also DRYDEN under THOUGHT)

O friends, be men, and let your hearts be strong,
And let no warrior in the heat of fight
Do what may bring him shame in others' eyes;
For more of those who shrink from shame are safe
Than fall in battle, while with those who flee
Is neither glory nor reprieve from death.
HOMER-Iliad. Bk. V. L. 663. BRYANT'S




One who never turned his back but marched

breast forward, Never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted,

wrong would triumph, Held we fall to rise, are baffled to flight better,

Sleep to wake.
ROBERT BROWNINGEpilogue. Asolando.

Justum et tenacem propositi virum
Non civium ardor prava jubentium,
Non vultus instantis tyranni,
Mente quatit solida.

The man who is just and resolute will not be moved from his settled purpose, either by the misdirected rage of his fellow citizens, or by the threats of an imperious tyrant. HORACE-Carmina. III. 3. 1.

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"Be bold!” first gate; Be bold, be bold, and evermore be bold," second gate; “Be not too bold!" third gate. Inscription on the Gates of Busyrane.

(See also DANTON under AUDACITY)


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