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I was born to other things.
TENNYSON-In Memoriam. CXX.
Lightly I sped when hope was high
And youth beguiled the chase, -
Shall never see her face.
MOTON-On His Deceased Wife. 7
Sed ut acerbum est, pro benefactis quom malis messem metas!
It is a bitter disappointment when you have sown benefits, to reap injuries. PLAUTUS-Epidicus. V. 2. 52.
The thirst to know and understand,
A large and liberal discontent:
The things that are more excellent.
Ercellent. St. 8.
All is but toys; renown and grace is dead; The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees Is left this vault to brag of.
Macbeth. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 99.
DISCONTENT In such a strait the wisest may well be perplexed, and the boldest staggered. BURKE-Thoughts on the Cause of the Present
Discontents. Vol. I. P. 516.
Poor in abundang famish'd at a feast.
YOUNG_Night Thoughts. Night VII. L. 44.
Whoe'er was edified, themselves were not. COWPER—Task. Bk. II. The Time Piece.
L. 444. 11 The best things beyond their measure cloy. HOMER-Iliad. Bk. XIII. L. 795. POPE's
trans. 12 Qui fit, Mæcenas, ut nemo quam sibi sortem, Seu ratio dederit, seu fors objecerit, illa Contentus vivat? laudet diversa sequentes.
How does it happen, Mæcenas, that no one is content with that lot in life which he has
DISCRETION It shew'd discretion, the best part of valor. BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER-A King and No King. Act IV. Sc. 3.
(See also HENRY IV) 25
As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.
Proverbs. XI. 22. 26
Let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action to the word, the word to the action.
Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 18.
For 'tis not good that children should know Vitiant artus ægræ contagia mentis. any wickedness: old folks, you know, have dis- Diseases of the mind impair the bodily powers. cretion, as they say, and know the world.
OVID-Tristium. III. 8. 25. Merry Wives of Windsor. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 131.
(See also PLINY)
17 Let's teach ourselves that honourable stop,
Utque in corporibus, sic in imperio, gravissiNot to outsport discretion.
mus est morbus qui a capite diffunditur. Othello. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 2.
And as in men's bodies, so in government.
that disease is most serious which proceeds DISEASE (See also MEDICINE, SICKNESS) from the head.
PLINY THE YOUNGER. Ep. Bk. IV. 22. The remedy is worse than the disease.
SENECA—De Clementia. Bk. II. 2.
in House of Lords, 1675. DRYDEN-Juvenal.
The young disease, that must subdue at length, (See also SYRUS, also VERGIL under MEDICINE) Grows with his growth, and strengthens with his 7
strength. (Diseases) crucify the soul of man, attenuate POPE-Essay on Man. Ep. II. L. 133. our bodies, dry them, wither them, shrivel them up like old apples, make them as so many anatomies.
But just disease to luxury succeeds, BURTON—Anatomy of Melancholy. Pt. I. Sc.
And ev'ry death its own avenger breeds. 2. Memb. 3. Subsect. 10.
POPE-Essay on Man. Ep. III. L. 165.
The unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise, is gone!
BURKE-Reflections on the Revolution in France.
3 Could he with reason murmur at his case, Himself sole author of his own disgrace?
COWPER-Hope. L. 316.
Id demum est homini turpe, quod meruit pati.
That only is a disgrace to a man which he has deserved to suffer. PHÆDRUS-Fables. III. 11. 7.
14 Believe me, lords, my tender years can tell Civil dissension is a viperous worm That gnaws the bowels of the commonwealth.
Henry VI. Pt. I. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 71. If they perceive dissension in our looks And that within ourselves we disagree, How will their grudging stomachs be provoked To wilful disobedience and rebel!
Henry VI. Pt. I. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 139. Discord, a sleepless hag who never dies, With Snipe-like nose, and Ferret-glowing eyes, Lean sallow cheeks, long chin with beard sup
plied, Poor crackling joints, and wither'd parchment
A usurper always distrusts the whole world.
18 What loneliness is more lonely than distrust? GEORGE ELIOT-Middlemarch. Bk. V. Ch.
XLIV. 19 When desperate ills demand a speedy cure, Distrust is cowardice, and prudence folly. SAMUEL JOHNSON–Irene. Act IV. Sc. 1.
Hominum immortalis est infamia;
Disgrace is immortal, and living even when one thinks it dead. PLAUTUS—Persa. III. 1. 27.
And wilt thou still be hammering treachery, To tumble down thy husband and thyself From top of honour to disgrace's feet?
Henry VI. Pt. II. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 47.
DISSENSION (See also CONTENTION, QUAR
BUTLER-Hudibras. Pt. II. Canto II. L. 79.
That each pull'd different ways with many an
oath, “Arcades ambo,” id est—blackguards both.
BYRON—Don Juan. Canto IV. St. 93. And Doubt and Discord step 'twixt thine and
thee. BYRON—The Prophecy of Dante. Canto II.
Dissensions, like small streams, are first begun,
A certain amount of distrust is wholesome, but not so much of others as of ourselves; neither vanity nor conceit can exist in the same atmosphere with it.
21 Three things a wise man will not trust, The wind, the sunshine of an April day, And woman's plighted faith. SOUTHEY–Madoc in Azthan. Pt. XXIII. L. 51.
BUTLER—Hudibras. Pt. I. Canto I. L. 189.
And bitter waxed the fray;
When they met in the way.
JEAN INGELOW—Poems. Strife and Peace.
13 Alas! how light a cause may move Dissension between hearts that love! Hearts that the world in vain had tried, And sorrow but more closely tied; That stood the storm when waves were rough, Yet in a sunny hour fall off. MOORE—Lalla Rookh. The Light of the Ha
rem. L. 183.
What makes all doctrines plain and clear?-
ashes thrown into the brook Swift, by order He was the word that spake it,
of the Council of Constance, 1415. He took the bread and brake it;
(See also WEBSTER, WORDSWORTH) And what that word did make it, I do believe and take it.
Shall I ask the brave soldier, who fights by my DONNE-Divine Poems. On the Sacrament. side
FLESHER'S Ed. 1654. P. 352. Found In the cause of mankind, if our creeds agree? earlier in CAMDEN's Remains.
Shall I give up the friend I have valued and 2
tried, 'Twas God the word that spake it,
If he kneel not before the same altar with me? He took the bread and brake it,
From the heretic girl of my soul should I fly, And what the word did make it,
To seek somewhere else a more orthodox kiss? That I believe and take it.
No! perish the hearts, and the laws that try QUEEN ELIZABETH. In CLARK—Ecclesiastical Truth, valour, or love, by a standard like this!
History. Life of Queen Elizabeth. P. 94 (edi- MOORE–Irish Melodies. Come Send Round tion 1675), quoting the queen when asked the Wine. her opinion of Christ's presence in the Sacrament. Foxe-Acts and Monuments. “Orthodoxy, my Lord,” said Bishop WarburFULLER-Holy State. Bk. IV. P. 302. ton, in a whisper, —“orthodoxy is my doxy,(Ed. 1648) RAPIN-History of England. heterodoxy is another man's doxy." Vol. II. P. 42. 1733. Given also “Christ JOSEPH PRIESTLY–Memoirs. Vol. I. P. 572. was the word.” Generally attributed to ANNE ASKEW. Also to LADY JANE GREY Live to explain thy doctrine by thy life. in SIR H. NICOLAS' Life and Remains.
PRIOR-To Dr. Sherlock. On his Practical Dis
course Concerning Death. O how far remov'd, Predestination! is thy foot from such
The Avon to the Severn runs, As see not the First Cause entire: and ye,
The Severn, to the sea, O mortal men! be wary how ye judge:
And Wickliff's dust shall spread abroad For we, who see the Maker, know not yet
Wide as the waters be. The number of the chosen; and esteem
DANIEL WEBSTER—Quoted in an Address be Such scantiness of knowledge our delight:
fore the Sons of New Hampshire. (1849) For all our good is, in that primal good,
(See also FULLER) Concentrate; and God's will and ours are one. DANTE— Vision of Paradise. Canto XX. L. As thou these ashes, little brook! will bear 122.
Into the Avon, Avon to the tide
Of Severn, Severn to the narrow seas, The Athanasian Creed is the most splendid Into main ocean they, this deed accurst, ecclesiastical lyric ever poured forth by the An emblem yields to friends and enemies genius of man.
How the bold teacher's doctrine, sanctified BENJ. DISRAELI-Endymion. Ch. LIV By truth, shall spread throughout the world dis
persed. You can and you can't,
WORDSWORTH-Ecclesiastical Sketches. Pt. II. You will and you won't;
Widiffe. You'll be damn'd if you do,
(See also FULLER) You'll be damn'd if you don't. LORENZO Dow—Chain (Definition of Calvin
Non stuzzicare il can che dorme.
Do not disturb the sleeping dog.
ALESSANDRO ALLEGRI-Rime e Prose. (1754)
From a MS. of 13th Cen, in LE ROUX DE LINDRYDEN“Religio Laici. L. 445.
cy's Collection, Vol. I. P. 108; Vol. II.
P. 392. La Guerre de Genève. Poem. (1534) Carried about with every wind of doctrine.
FRANCK-Sprichwörter. (1541) An earlier Ephesians. IV. 14.
version in IGNAZ VON ZINGERLE—Sprich
wörter im Mittelalter. For Earlier idea, with Die Theologie ist die Anthropologie.
cat substituted; see GABRIEL MEURIERTheology is Anthropology.
Trésor des Sentences; NUÑEZ DE GUZMANFEUERBACH-Wesen des Christenthums.
Refranes, Salamanca. Wake not a sleeping
lion. COUNTRYMAN's New Commonwealth. Thus this brook hath conveyed his ashes into (1647) Wake not a sleeping wolf. Henry IV. Avon, Avon into Severn, Severn into the narrow Pt. II. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 174. Henry VIII. seas, they into the main ocean. And thus the Act I. Sc. I. L. 121. ashes of Wickliffe are the emblem of his doctrine,
(See also CHAUCER) which now is dispersed all the world over. FULLER-Church History. Sec. II. Bk. IV. He was such a dear little cock-tailed pup.
Par. 53. Wickliffe's body was burned, the BARHAM–Mr. Peter's Story.