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Man is unjust, but God is just; and finally This shows you are above justice

Your justicers; that these our nether crimes Triumphs.

So speedily can venge! LONGFELLOW_Evangeline. Pt. I. 3. L. 34. King Lear. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 78. Arma tenenti

This even-handed justice Omnia dat qui justa negat.

Commends the ingredients of our poigon'd He who refuses what is just, gives up every- chalice thing to him who is armed.

To our own lips. LUCANPharsalia. I. 348.

Macbeth. Act I. Sc. 7. L. 9.





But the sunshine aye shall light the sky,

As round and round we run;
And the Truth shall ever come uppermost,

And Justice shall be done.
CHARLES MACKAY-Eternal Justice. St. 4.



I'm armed with more than complete steel,
The justice of my quarrel.
MARLOWE—Lust's Dominion. Act III. Sc. 4.
(See also HENRY VI., SHAW)

Yet I shall temper so
Justice with mercy, as may illustrate most
Them fully satisfied, and thee appease.

MILTON--Paradise Lost. Bk. X. L. 77.

I show it most of all when I show justice;
For then I pity those I do not know,
Which a dismiss'd offence would after gall;
And do him right that, answering one foul wrong,
Lives not to act another.
Measure for Measure. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 99

This bond is forfeit;
And lawfully by this the Jew may claim
A pound of flesh.

Merchant of Venice. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 230.

27 Thyself shalt see the act: For, as thou urgest justice, be assur'd Thou shalt have justice more than thou desir'st.

Merchant of Venice. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 315.




Just are the ways of God,
And justifiable to men.

Milton-Samson Agonistes. L. 293.

He shall have merely justice and his bond.

Merchant of Venice. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 339.


0, I were damn'd beneath all depth in hell, But that I did proceed upon just grounds To this extremity.

Othello. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 137.

On ne peut être juste si on n'est pas humain.

One can not be just if one is not humane.



I have done the state some service, and they

No more of that, I pray you, in your letters,
When you shall these unlucky deeds relate,
Speak of me as I am; nothing extenuate,
Nor set down aught in malice.

Othello. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 339.

Discite justitiam moniti et non temnere divos.

Being admonished, learn justice and despise not the gods. VERGILÆneid. VI. 620.



Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just;
And four times he who gets his fist in fust.
Accredited to HENRY WHEELER SHAW. (Josh

(See also MARLOWE)
Truth is its (justice's handmaid, freedom
is its child, peace is its companion, safety
walks in its steps, victory follows in its train;
it is the brightest emanation from the gospel;
it is the attribute of God.
SYDNEY SMITH-Lady Holland's Memoir.

Vol. I. P. 29.
There is a point at which even justice does injury.

(See also CICERO)
A sense of justice is a noble fancy.

TEGNER—Frithjof's Saga. Canto VIII.
Suo sibi gladio hunc jugulo.

With his own sword do I stab this man
TERENCE-Adelphi. V. 8. 35.

Fiat justitia, ruat cælum.

Let justice be done, though the heavens fall. WILLIAM WATSON-Decacordon of Ten Quod

libeticall Questions. (1602) PRYNNE-
Fresh Discovery of Prodigious New Wander-
ing-Blazing Stars. Sec. ed. London, 1646.
WARD-Simple Cobbler of Aggawam in
America. (1617) Motto of the EMPEROR
before the House of Lords. Jan. 31, 1642.
See Parliamentary History. Vo. X. P. 28.
Idea in THEOGNIS V. 869. In Anthologia
Lyrica. 1868 ed. P. 72. TERENCE-Heut.
IV, III, 41. VARRO—Ap. Nonn. Ch. IX, 7.

HORACE_Carmina. III, III, 8.
Fiat Justitia et ruat Mundus.-Egerton Papers

(1552) P. 25. Camden Society. (1840)
ÀIKIN—Court and Times of James I.
Vol. II. P. 500. (1625)




Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. DANIEL WEBSTER-On Mr. Justice Story.







Both man and womankind belie their nature Thou art a female, Katydid!

When they are not kind. I know it by the trill

BAILEY-Festus. Sc. Home.
That quivers through thy piercing notes

So petulant and shrill.
I think there is a knot of you

Have you had a kindness shown?
Beneath the hollow tree,

Pass it on;
A knot of spinster Katydids, -
Do Katydids drink tea?

'Twas not given for thee alone,

Pass it on; HOLMES—To an Insect.

Let it travel down the years,

Let it wipe another's tears, Where the katydid works her chromatic reed on

'Till in Heaven the deed appears the walnut-tree over the well.

Pass it on.
WALT WHITMAN—Leaves of Grass. Song of

Myself. Pt. 33. L. 61.

I would help others out of a fellow-feeling.
Thou soft-flowing Keedron by thy silver stream

BURTON-Anatomy of Melancholy. DemocriOur Saviour at midnight when Cynthia's pale

tus to the Reader. beam

(See also GARRICK) Shone bright on the waters, would oftentimes

stray And lose in thy murmurs the toils of the

day: MARIA DE FLEURYThou soft-flowing Keedron. conciliat animos hominum comitas affabilitasque

sermonis. 15 KINDNESS

It is difficult to tell how much men's Kindness is wisdom. There is none in life

minds are conciliated by a kind manner and But needs it and may learn.

gentle speech. BAILEY-Festus. Sc. Home.

CICERO-De Officiis. II. 14.


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Their cause I plead-plead it in heart and mind; Pars beneficii est, quod petitur, si cito neges. A fellow-feeling makes one wondrous kind.

It is kindness immediately to refuse what DAVID GARRICK—Epilogue on Quitting the you intend to deny. Stage. June, 1776.

SYRUS-Maxims. (See also BURTON) And Heaven, that every virtue bears in mind,

On that best portion of a good man's life, E'en to the ashes of the just is kind.

His little, nameless, unremembered acts HOMER-Iliad. Bk. XXIV. L. 523. POPE's

Of kindness and of love.

WORDSWORTH-Lines Composed Above T'intern trans.

Though he was rough, he was kindly.
LONGFELLOW-Courtship of Miles Standish.

Pt. III.

Blush, happy maiden, when you feel

The lips which press love's glowing seal; The greater the kindred is, the lesse the kind

But as the slow years darklier roll, nesse must bee.

Grown wiser, the experienced soul LYLY-Mother Bombie. Act III. Sc. 1.

Will own as dearer far than they (See also HAMLET)

The lips which kiss the tears away.

There's no dearth of kindness
In this world of ours;

But is there nothing else, Only in our blindness

That we may do but only walk? Methinks, We gather thorns for flowers.

Brothers and sisters

lawfully may kiss. GERALD MASSEYThere's no Dearth of Kind


King. Act IV. Sc. 4.
Colubram sustulit

Kiss till the cows come home.
Sinuque fovet, contra se ipse misericors.
He carried and nourished in his breast


Act II. Sc. 2. a snake, tender-hearted against interest. PHEDRUS-Fables. Bk. IV. 18.

Remember the Viper:

'twas close at your feet,

How you started and threw yourself into my Sociis atque amicis auxilia portabant Ro- arms; mani, magisque dandis quam accipiundis Not a strawberry there was so ripe nor so sweet beneficiis amicitias parabant.

As the lips which I kiss'd to subdue your The Romans assisted their allies and

alarms. friends, and acquired friendships by giving

BLOOMFIELD_Nancy. St. 4. rather than receiving kindness. SALLUST—Catilina. VI.

And when my lips meet thine

Thy very soul is wedded unto mine. Ubicumque homo est, ibi beneficio locus est.

Å. H. BOYESENThy Gracious Face I Grect Wherever there is a human being there is with Glad Surprise. an opportunity for a kindness. SENECAThyestes. CCXIV.

Thy lips which spake wrong counsel, I kiss

close. A little more than kin, and less than kind. Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 65.

E. B. BROWNING-Drama of Exile. Sc. (See also LYLY)

Farther on, etc. L. 992.
When your head did but ache,

I was betrothed that day;
I knit my handkerchief about your brows, I wore a troth kiss on my lips I could not give
The best I had, a princess wrought it me,

away. And I did never ask it you again;

E. B. BROWNING-Lay of the Brown Rosary. And with my hand at midnight held your head, Pt. II. And, like the watchful minutes to the hour, Still and anon cheer'd up the heavy time, First time he kiss'd me, he but only kiss'd Saying, “What lack you?" and," "Where lies

The fingers of this hand wherewith I write;

And ever since it grew more clean and white. King John. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 41.

E. B. BROWNING—Sonnets from the Portuguese.
Yet do I fear thy nature;

It is too full o' the milk of human kindness.
Macbeth. Act I. Sc. 5. L. 14.

Something made of nothing, tasting very sweet,

A most delicious compound, with ingredients Bis gratum est, quod dato opus est, ultro si complete; offeras.

But if as on occasion the heart and mind are sour, If what must be given is given willingly the It has no great significance, it loses half its kindness is doubled.

power. SYRUS-Maxims.


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Comin' through the rye, poor body,

It was thy kiss, Love, that made me immortal. Comin' through the rye,

MARGARET W. FULLERDryad Song. She draigl't a' her petticoatie,

(See also WEST) Comin' through the rye

The kiss you take is paid by that you give: Gin a body meet a body

The joy is mutual, and I'm still in debt. Comin' through the rye,

GEO. GRANVILLE (Lord Lansdowne)-Heroic Gin a body kiss a body

Love. Act V. Sc. 1.
Need a body cry?
BURNS. Taken from an old song, The Bob- Tell me who first did kisses suggest?

tailed Lass. Found in Ane Pleasant Garden It was a mouth all glowing and blest;
of Sweet-scented Flowers. Also in JOHNSON'S It kissed and it thought of nothing beside.
Scots Musical Museum, in the British Mu- The fair month of May was then in its pride,
seum. Vol. V. P. 430. Ed. 1787. While it The flowers were all from the earth fast spring-
seems evident that the river Rye is referred ing,
to, the Editor of the Scottish American de- The sun was laughing, the birds were singing.
cides it is a field of grain that is meant, not HEINE-Book of Songs. New Spring. Pro
the river.

logue. No. 25. St. 2. (See also BLAMIRE, CROSS) 2

Give me a kisse, and to that kisse a score; Jenny, she's aw weet, peer body,

Then to that twenty, adde a hundred more; Jenny's like to cry;

A thousand to that hundred; so kiss on, For she hes weet her petticoats

To make that thousand up a million; In gangin' thro' the rye,

Treble that million, and when that is done,
Peer body

Let's kisse afresh, as when we first begun.
Said to be the joint production of Miss HERRICK-Hesperides. To Anthea.
BLAMIRE AND Miss GILPIN, before 1794.
(See also BURNS)

What is a kisse? Why this, as some approve:

The sure sweet cement, glue, and lime of love. Come, lay thy head upon my breast,

HERRICKHesperides. A Kiss. And I will kiss thee into rest. BYRONThe Bride of Abydos. Canto I. St. Then press my lips, where plays a flame of bliss, 11.

A pure and holy love-light,--and forsake

The angel for the woman in a kiss, A long, long kiss, a kiss of youth, and love.

At once I wis, BYRON-Don Juan. Canto II. St. 186.

My soul will wake!

VICTOR HUGO Come When I Sleep. When age chills the blood, when our pleasures Jenny kissed me when we met, are past

Jumping from the chair she sat in; For years fleet away with the wings of the

Time, you thief, who love to get dove

Sweets into your list, put that in. The dearest remembrance will still be the last,

Say I'm weary, say I'm sad, Our sweetest memorial the first kiss of love.

Say that health and wealth have missed me; BYRONThe First Kiss of Love. St. 7.

Say I'm growing old, but add

Jenny kissed me. Kisses kept are wasted;

LEIGH HUNT/Jenny Kissed Me. (“Jenny" Love is to be tasted.

was Mrs. Carlyle.) There are some you love, I know; Be not loath to tell them so.

Drink to me only with thine eyes Lips go dry and eyes grow wet

And I'll not ask for wine Waiting to be warmly met,

Or leave a kiss but in the cup, Keep them not in waiting yet;

And I will pledge with mine. Kisses kept are wasted.

BEN JONSONThe Forest. To Celia. EDMUND VANCE COOKE-Kisses Kept Are

(See also PHILOSTRATUS) Wasted. 7 If a body meet a body going to the Fair,

Would tempt you to eternity of kissing! If a body kiss a body need a body care?

BEN JONSON—Volpone; or, the Fox. Act I. JAMES C. CROSS. Written for the pantomime,

Sc. 1. Harlequin Mariner. (1796)

Favouritism governed kissage, (See also BURNS)

Even as it does in this age. Since there's no help, come let us kiss and part.

KIPLINGDepartmental Ditties. General SumDRAYTON-Sonnet.


My lips the sextons are Kisses honeyed by oblivion.

Of thy slain kisses. GEORGE ELIOT The Spanish Gypsy. Bk. III. GEORGE ERIC LANCASTER—In Pygmalion in L. 251 from end of Bk.

Cyprus. P. 18. (Ed. 1880)






soft lip,







When she kissed me once in play,
Rubies were less bright than they;
And less bright were those which shone
In the palace of the Sun.
Will they be as bright again?
Not if kiss'd by other men.


2 What is a kiss? Alacke! at worst, A single Dropp to quenche a Thirst, Tho' oft it prooves, in happie Hour, The first swete Dropp of our long Showre.

LELAND In the Old Time.

Young gentlerr.en, pray recollect, if you please, Not to make appointments near mulberry trees. Should your mistress be missing, it shows a weak

head To be stabbing yourself, till you know she is dead. Young ladies, you should not go strolling about When your ancient mammas don't know you are

out; And remember that accidents often befall From kissing young fellows through holes in the

J. G. SAXE-Pyramus and Thisbe.
Give me kisses! Nay, 'tis true
I am just as rich as you;
And for every kiss I owe,,
I can pay you back, you know.
Kiss me, then,
Every moment--and again.

J. G. SAXE-To Lesbia.

Thou knowest the maiden who ventures to kiss a sleeping man, wins of him a pair of gloves.

SCOTT-Fair Maid of Perth. Ch. V.


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Why do I not kiss you, Philænis? you are bald. Why do I not kiss you, Philanis? you are carrotty. Why do I not kiss you, Philænis? you are one-eyed. He who kisses you, Philænis, sins against nature. MARTIAL-Epigrams. Bk. II. Ep. 33.

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I throw a kiss across the sea,

I drink the winds as drinking wine, And dream they all are blown from thee,

I catch the whisper'd kiss of thine. JOAQUIN MILLER-England. 1871.


We have kiss'd away Kingdoms and provinces.

Antony and Cleopatra. Act III. Sc. 10. L. 5.

And his kissing is as full of sanctity as the touch of holy bread.

As You Like It. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 17.





I rest content; I kiss your eyes,
I kiss your hair in my delight:
I kiss my hand and say "Good-night.”
JOAQUIN MILLER—Songs of the Sun-Lands.

Isles of the Amazons. Pt. V. Introd. St.
One kiss the maiden gives, one last,
Long kiss, which she expires in giving.
MOORE—Lalla Rookh. Paradise and the Peri.

L. 200.

0, a kiss, Long as my exile, sweet as my revenge! Now, by the jealous queen of heaven, that kiss I carried from thee, dear.

Coriolanus. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 44.


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Kiss-kiss-thou hast won me,
Bright, beautiful sin.



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I understand thy kisses, and thou mine,
And that's a feeling disputation.

Henry IV. Pt. I. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 205. 23

It is not a fashion for the maids in France to kiss before they are married.

Henry V. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 286. Upon thy cheek lay I this zealous kiss, As seal to this indenture of my love.

King John. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 19. Take, O take those lips away,

That so sweetly were foresworn; And those eyes, the break of day,

Lights that do mislead the morn;

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